Weather Conditions in Kerala
God’s own country lives up to its name by being gorgeous throughout the year. Unlike any other tourist destinations in India, the best time to visit Kerala varies according to the kind of trip you want to take. You will discover a different facet of Kerala tourism depending on the season you choose for your Kerala vacation. Hence, there’s no best season to visit Kerala and you just need to figure out your motivation to visit this tropical paradise.
Water dripping from clothes and umbrellas, wet luggage and occasionally cancelled flights – are you wondering why anyone would set out on a vacation in the monsoons? You will be convinced why these vacations are the best, once you visit Kerala. If there’s anything you don’t want to miss during the rains, then it’s a trip to the land of coconuts. The Kerala backwaters, cascading Athirapally falls, misty hills of Mattupetty and Onam festivities are just a glimpse of how beautiful Kerala can be in monsoons. Do you need more reasons to plan your trip?
If yes, then here goes! Most of the Ayurveda rejuvenation trips are organised in the monsoons, as it is considered the best time for your body to heal and relax. If you are signing up for one of these relaxing yoga and Ayurveda retreats, then monsoon is the best time to go to Kerala.
Kerala in June is foggy, cool and enticing. Kerala in July experiences the peak of its monsoon season. Onam is the highlight for travellers who visit Kerala in August. You also get better deals during this season which is the cherry on the cake. When the clouds open, the land blooms in full glory, making it one of the best times to visit Kerala. Now you know where to take off on a vacation when the rain gods arrive.
Summers are usually the first choice to go on a vacation. However, most tourists flock to cooler locations to escape the summer heat. But for the ones who welcome bright sunshine and enjoy the warmth, Kerala is the destination for you. All the adventure junkies in the house can cheer up as summers are by far the best season to visit Kerala for a healthy dose of adrenaline.
Summers make the best time to visit Kerala if you want to enjoy nature walks, sky diving, boating, parasailing, paragliding or kayaking. Even if adventure doesn’t excite you, you can go beach-tripping and bird watching, and get some much-needed Vitamin D.
If you are someone who likes a summer escapade and enjoys the warm summer sun, then it’s the best time to visit Kerala. Don’t forget to gorge on the delicious sea food!
If you would like to explore Kerala the conventional way, winter is the best season to visit Kerala. The temperatures start to drop from the month of September as the state receives the last of its showers. Humidity in Kerala also goes down during winters, making it the most-liked season by tourists. Kerala being a tropical region, the winters here are not extremely cold, and the temperatures usually range between 16 to 18 degree Celsius. Almost all the tourist places in the state open up during this peak tourist season as it is the best time to go to Kerala.
Apart from the usual tourist spots, don’t forget to visit the Sandalwood forests in Marayoor. This season is also regarded as the best season to explore the wild life. Head to Periyar National Park in Western Ghats and Eravikulam National Park to spot some endangered species such as Nilgiri Tahr. The Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is home to the Giant Grizzled Squirrels and last but not least, Silent Valley National Park houses unique flora and fauna. You may occasionally spot a majestic tiger surveying its territory. Munnar, Alleppey, Varkala, Kozhikode and Kovalam are popular tourist attractions during the winter.
Any time of the year is a good time to visit Kerala. No matter, when you drop into this southern wonderland, you won’t be disappointed. Every season is meant for a different kind of adventure.
The monsoons are witness to the beauty of Kerala in all its glory, whereas the summers are meant for travellers who like to get going and enjoy an active holiday.
Winters are probably for everyone as all the summer and monsoon activities can be enjoyed during this season. However, winters are also the time when Kerala receives a huge influx of tourists. Hence, you may encounter crowds at all the places you go.
Monsoons and summers experience relatively less crowd, but you will have to be adequately prepared for both the seasons. In monsoons carry water proof luggage, shoes with a good grip and a raincoats and umbrellas.
Though winters are not too cold, carry woollen clothes and mosquito repellents if you are going to head to one of the camping trips. In summers, don’t forget your summer essentials such as a hat/cap, sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses.
So, have you decided when would be the right time for you to explore this magical land of coconuts, elephants and sea food? SOTC’s Kerala packages will cater to your needs in any season and at any time you may want to visit Kerala. Explore god’s own country in your own way and bring back loads of memories from a Kerala holiday.