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The Best Time to Visit Kerala

As you may well know, Kerala is called God’s Own Country. And here we take a look into how that moniker is well justified. Kerala offers a choice selection of delights to tourists- you can watch Kathak dancing, you can visit backwater stays, you can cruise by the river or stay on land and see what’s there to be seen, or you may take the higher route and get yourself Ayurveda treated and return fortified and purified. Kerala tourism peaks in monsoon and winter, both seasons being good for the renowned Ayurveda healing culture.

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MonthsConditionsOur Recommendation
September to FebruaryPerfect time to visit Kerala, climate is cool and pleasant. You will definitely enjoy every part of it, from hill stations to beaches, from backwaters to temples.Popular Tourist Season
June to AugustIdeal time for Ayurvedic treatments. Heavy rainfalls, you will enjoy the fresh air around. Favoured for those who want to take a break and relax in arms of mother nature.Ideal Time
March to MayDuring summers, it receives some rainfall which makes the climate hot and humid, but you will definitely enjoy beach activities and sight-seeing.Off Season

 


Summers
in Kerala get hot, being located near to the tropics. Humidity is present as well, lending it a typical rainforest climate, but the humidity isn’t too much, Kerala being located off the sea. Ideally, the summer visiting spots would be intricately architecture temples, backwater stays and water cruises, team museums, and historic places like Munnar and Kochi.

Monsoons are arguably the best times to visit this lovely country of God’s own, and here’s why-you get to feel both inside London and the Amazon. It rains fir sometime, and then the rains cease to make way for golden sunshine. And you, the tourist, can alternatively experience both- feel the warm sun on your back lighting up your insides or drench in the pouring rain and feel like a true movie star. Plus, monsoons in Kerala are an Ayurveda staple. Popular destinations are Bekal Beach, Wayanad and Poovar Island.

Winters in Kerala have not much to differentiate themselves from the summers, one of the defining features of maritime areas. Its noticeably hot and humid, possibly more so than the summers, with maximum temperatures clocking in at about 32 degrees, making the heat sometimes uncomfortable, but the Kerala highlands, which remain cooler, a lot cooler, the year round, have 10 degrees as the lower recorded temperature. Tourism in general, also Ayurveda tourism is at its peak around this time. Pop spots include Alepphuza, Cochin, Anamudi hill surroundings and Vagamon Hill Station.

How to Reach Kerala

Kerala, as far as transport facilities go, is one of the best-connected places in India, and provides a wide range of convenient options to travel back and forth between it and the rest of the world. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram, with more at Kochi, etc. It schedules flights both intra-India like Delhi, and inter-country from countries in the Gulf. Kerala can be accessed by train through 2000 railway stations dispersed throughout the heart of the land, and it also boasts of superb road conditions and connectivity, access being possible through buses, taxi and so on from major destinations all over India.

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What to Do and See in Kerala

  • Kochi

One of the main tourist destinations in Kerala, it is the abode of Fort Kochi and Paradesi synagogue.

  • Munnar

Munnar is yet another famous tourist place, featuring the likes of Eravikulam Park and Nallathani tea museum.

  • Thiruvananthapuram

A place in Kerala that’s as significant politically as it is beautiful, it has in store for tourists the Napier Museum and Kuthira Malika Palace.

  • Alapuzzha

This is the ultimate for tourists who like to keep things modern, stylish and breezy. Like the true Venice of the east, it has backwater stays and beaches.

  • Kumarakom

This has bird sanctuaries and Vembanad lake.

  • Kannur

This is a straight out of Virginia Woolf’s novels- having a Lighthouse, and shopping go-to s and amusement parks.

Kerala is the place to go to if you want to unwind in style, heal your soul, have a taste of living by the sea in a fancy resort, want to experience local essence in a homestay or want to click magnificent photographs with a sunset as the background. Be weather wise and season wise, and check out the highlights each time of the year has got to offer. Then take a deep breath and jump in.

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