10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kerala During Monsoon

Friday, September 14, 2018

Kerala is known as Gods Own Country and one of the reasons is because it’s beauty is evergreen l no matter when you visit. But, do you know that this ethereal Southern Indian state has numerous delightful surprises in the monsoons that you can’t afford to miss.

Here are ten amazing reasons why the monsoon in Kerala is a must-visit season.

1. Indulge in therapeutic sessions

They say Ayurvedic therapies are best enjoyed during monsoons and where else can you indulge in them as much as in Kerala?

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2. Enjoy Onam festivities

This is the time when the whole of Kerala is decorated for the harvest festival of Onam which is slated to be celebrated in August this year. Apart from enjoying mouth-watering feasts, you can also enjoy Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, and Kalaripayattu performances.

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3. Take in magnificent vistas

Several waterfalls sprout up in the mountains during this time and are a treat to watch and photograph. You can head to Athirappilly, Vazhachal, Thommankuthu, Thusharagiri, and Palaruvi to enjoy the scenic panoramas. You can also enjoy the gorgeous hill station of Mattupetty.

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4. Glide on the backwaters

Rent a houseboat and enjoy the hospitality of this region, go birdwatching and take in the lush greenery around you during the rains.

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5. Relax in uncrowded tranquility

Since this is considered off-season, you will be able to fully enjoy most tourist places without the worry of encountering large crowds.

6. Make the most of the prices

With off-season comes the chance to take full advantage of the discounted prices at most hotels and houseboats. This will allow you to do more things and reserve more money for shopping and eating.

7. Stay in the forests

Kerala is blessed with lovely verdant mountains which you can enjoy in the rains. Have a tree-house adventure deep in the jungles of Wayanad when you are here.

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8. Have a cup of tea

Piping cups of tea are best enjoyed during the rains in the lush plantations of Munnar. These plantations take on a different charm during this season.

9. Spend some time in the city

Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are two culturally rich cities with plenty of things to do. Don’t leave these two out of your Kerala itinerary.

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10. Be enamored by snake boats

One of Kerala tourism’s major attractions is the snake boat races that happen between July and September. This time is considered water sports season and the most popular of these mesmerizing competitions is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in the Punnamada Lake. These take place in the backwaters and are sure to excite the entire family!

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These amazing things to do make monsoons the best time to visit Kerala for the entire family. You can explore several Kerala tour Packages that ensure you cover all the major tourist points during the rains in Kerala. So, make sure you book your holiday soon and make the most of this season!

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