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When is the Best Time to Visit Kerala

20-1-2018
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When is the Best Time to Visit  Kerala

 Kerala is one of the hottest tourist destinations in India,  and has something to offer for all kind of traveler  throughout the year. Hence, it becomes very difficult to tell about the best time to visit Kerala as it’s  totally depend on what you want to do and see during your trip. The climate is a hot tropical and receives rainfall from 2 monsoons.

 

There are mainly three seasons in Kerala:

 

  • December to February – It is cool dry season and considered as the peak tourist season.
  • March to May -   It is hot, humid summer season.
  • May to November - There are two monsoon seasons – South-West and North-East monsoons.
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These monsoons contributes to Kerala’s lush greenery. Rain is commonly received nine months of the year.

 

The Southwest Monsoon that arrives in the end of May or starting in June. As it comes in the middle of the month of Edavam on the Malayalam Calendar hence it is called Edavappathy, If you want to enjoy the first monsoon of a year plan your visit to Kovalam in Kerala.  Check out these best South India Tours  options to plan your monsoon holidays. Southwest Monsoon comes to an end by the end of August so there is a break in the rain during the month of September.

 

The Northeast monsoon arrives by October and remain there till early December.

 

Tourist Places of Kerala

 

When we talk about Kerala Serene beauty, lush green tea plantations, backwaters and spice plantations comes into the mind. Kerala has plenty of tourist places.  Some of them are really incredible and visiting these places are like memory of lifetime. According to National Geographic Traveller  Kerala is one of the 50 Places in the World to Visit in a Lifetime.

 

1)    Thekkady - Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park is a protected wildlife reserve. It covers approx 925 sq km area. It is situated in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala.  This area is a habitat of many endangered and endemic species of flora, mammals, reptiles, fishes, amphibians, and birds. Apart from viewing tiger and Indian elephants there are other activities available like Clouds walk, Jungle patrol, bamboo rafting, jungle camp etc.

 

  

When is the Best Time to Visit  Kerala

 2)    Alleppey

Alleppey is famous for its backwaters.  Backwaters are network of internal canals, rivers, and lakes.  International and national travelers visit this place to enjoy houseboat cruise on the backwaters.  Apart from backwaters there are other tourist attractions available  in Alleppey like temples an churches.

 

3)    Kochi

Kochi is a cultural and economic capital of Kerala. It is a main hub of tourist activity and attracts visitors. From Chinese fishing nets to exotic spice cultivations, there’s a lot to feast your eyes upon in Kochi. This city is an amalgamation of various cultures which seek to endure even till date. There’s a surprise in every corner of Kochi, just waiting to be discovered.

 

4)    Munnar

Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill station and tourist place in Kerala.   The view of running clouds from top of  hills is absolutely amazing in Munnar. Scenic beauty of Munnar touches your heart and rejuvenates your mind and soul.  Traveler can enjoy scenic waterfalls, sunny beaches, misty mountains and gushing streams here.

 

5)    Thrissur

Formerly,  Thrissur was the capital of the Kingdom of Kochi, but it is considered as the cultural capital of Kerala because of its spiritual, cultural and religious aspect. Festivals celebration are the major attraction for tourists and a visit to Thrissur is incomplete without witnessing these festivals.

 

6)    Kovalam

It is spread across approx 17 kms along the coastline. Kovalam Beach is formed by three beaches - Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach and Hawa beach. Experience shallow waters and low tidal waves and enjoy surfing, wooden and motorboat riding there.  Hawa beach is famous for its beautiful surroundings. Lined up palm grooves give attracts visitor of Kovalam Beach. It is a heaven for those who are looking for peace and relaxation on beach side. 

 

7)    Thiruvanthapuram

It is also known as Trivandrum and home of unique heritage in the form of the architecture, culture and history dates back to 1000 BC.  It is famous for its pristine beaches, temples, and scenic greenery. Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a 260 year old structured is a main attraction of this  spiritual city. Structure of this temple is a combination of Kerala and Dravidian style of architectures.

 

How to reach Kerala?

 

By Air
Reaching Kerala by air from across the world is very much possible.  It has three international airports - Thiruvananthapuram International Airport located in southern side, Kochi International Airport in central of Kerala, and Calicut International Airport at Up North side.

 

By Road

Kerala is easily accessible by road through National Highways 17, 47 and 49.

 

By Rail
Most of the places in and out of Kerala are interconnected by 200 Railway Stations. Direct trains to Kerala can be availed from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and other major Indian cities.


By Sea

From Kochi, there are regular ships venturing towards the Lakshadweep Islands. Within the state, the backwaters of Kerala are not only a popular means of transportation, but tourist attractions as well. Presently, these internal water navigation systems are the single most popular travel product of Kerala with its public ferry services , speed-boats and houseboats or ' ketuvallams'.

 

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