8 Reasons to Visit Kerala during the Monsoons

8 Reasons to Visit Kerala during the Monsoons

Kerala is a picturesque destination full of emerald backwaters, pristine beaches, mesmerizing landscape, remarkable culture, and thrilling activities. You can witness thousands of varieties of green, from the waters to the forest covers. It is also renowned for its various aromatic flavors of tea and scrumptious cuisine. Located on the Malabar Coast, it enjoys tropical weather throughout the year.

8 Reasons to Visit Kerala during the Monsoons


Since Kerala is an all-the-year-round destination, it tops every traveler’s bucket list. The best time to visit Kerala is between September and March. You can explore the enchanting lagoons, tranquil canals, and spice plantations.

However, you should make the Kerala tour packages to witness its exquisite magic during the monsoons. There are no incessant rains, but intermittent rains with alternating sunlight and darkness. You will enjoy the place with your family and friends. Pack your bags for the amazing journey with following tips.

Here are the 8 reasons to visit Kerala during the monsoons:

1. Two rainy seasons

Kerala enjoys two rainy seasons. The South West monsoons begin in June and end in September. During this time, the temperature varies from 19˚ to 30˚ C. The climate is generally pleasant. The second one, North East monsoons span from mid-October to mid-November. The temperature ranges from 29˚ to 35˚ C. It is chilly due to the arrival of the winter.

2. Romantic setting

The weather and the scene form the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting. Monsoon in Kerala is ideal for newly-wed couples to kindle their relationship, and unwind from the wedding stress. You can visit Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Vagamon, Kasargod and Thekkady.

3. Waterfalls

Admire the cascading waterfalls falling with fall speed in the surroundings of lush green hills and large rocks. You can spend hours gazing at the gorgeous falls in their full glory. The playful waterfalls rejuvenate you by splashing water on your body, and with their scenic charm. You can witness the Athirappilly and Vazhachal Waterfalls in Thrissur, Attukad Waterfalls in Munnar, Keezharkuthu Waterfalls in Idukki, Chethalayam Falls in Wayanad, and Arippara Waterfalls in Kozhikode.

4. Hills

The rain-washed bright green hills attract tourists for their nice and relaxing atmosphere. There are beautiful valleys and plains too. You can go on adventurous trekking and hiking trails. Visit the famous hill stations such as Munnar, Gavi, Kalpetta, Idukki, Peermedu, Malakkappara, Vagamon, Thekkady, Malampuzha, Ayyampuzha, and many more. Whether for a refreshing holiday or a quick weekend gateway, Kerala in monsoon is worth the visit.


5. Backwaters

The backwaters are a must-visit during the rainy season. Rains boost the fresh greenery all around. You can cruise 900 km of backwaters by hiring a traditional houseboat. On board, you can enjoy authentic South Indian delicacies. You can even relax and observe the aquatic creatures like otters, turtles, and crabs. Spend some time birdwatching, looking at the kingfishers, terns, and cormorants. You can also cherish the Sand Art Festival and The Alleppey Beach Festival. Visit the Ashtamudi Lake for houseboat rides, boating, and fishing. You can also drop by the Marai beach, Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum, Kuttanad, churches, and temples.

6. Ayurvedic treatments

Monsoon is the best time for ayurvedic treatments. Special herbal oils and medications are applied, even to the bodies of artists, to promote flexibility of muscles and movement. The skin pores open during the monsoon season. Thus, you can enjoy a more effective therapy session. Your body can cool down and recuperate in bliss.

7. Onam festivities

You can cherish the Onam festivities, held for ten days ending with Thiru Onam in September. Onam is a harvest festival celebrated through folk dances like Mohini Attam, and Kathakali. The world’s ancient martial art form - Kalaripayattu involves flowers, decorated elephants, elaborate feasts, and traditional games. Tourists can enjoy the most popular snake boat race Vallamkali on the Pama River, and cheer for the oarsmen.

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8. Best deals

As a tourist, you can choose this season to travel to strike the best deals on your package. You can avail more discounts on hotel fares, sightseeing, air tickets, and transportation than during peak seasons. Besides, you can opt for activities at reduced rates. There will be fewer tourists too. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of Kerala without the rush and the soaring prices.


Thus, you should plan your Kerala Tour during the monsoons instead of sitting inside your home. You can reap the best advantages by traveling in the off-season. The majestic charm of Kerala will fit easily into your time and budget.

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