Kerala is hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’ for good reason. With a rich bounty of diverse natural beauty, travelling to this part of India is an experience in itself. For the best experience, it is strongly advised that you visit during the monsoon season. Surprised? Well, you have every right to be. After all, monsoons are notorious for the incessant rains, the damp weather, and the muck all around! But when we think of Kerala during the monsoon season, these are not exactly the things that come to mind.
The Houseboat Experience
A trip to Kerala is incomplete without a romantic stay in the houseboats at the backwaters. For the best houseboat experience, we recommend you to visit Alappuzha and embark upon an afternoon of boating and relaxation. While you can do this all through the year, the rains truly enhance the beauty of this place. Boating during the rains can be more romantic and the sight of the flowing streams and the rich greenery all around, make it a heavenly experience.
The Divine Beaches
Kerala is known for her beautiful beaches and you have not travelled right if you did not visit some of the iconic beaches here for a blissful experience. Some popular beaches include Papanasam, Bekal, and Cherai Beach and each of these beaches is all the more beautiful during the monsoon. The water in the sea experiences a dramatic rise and as long as you are careful while venturing into the swelling sea, you can have a gala time during the rains. The crowds are also much lesser at this time of the year and this can make exploring the beaches a pleasant experience.
The Calm and quiet travelling experience
The most popular time to visit the State is during the winter months and that is when the crowd sets in. So, if you plan your trip during the monsoon, you can experience solitude at its best form during your travel. The bonus of the blooming nature at this time of the year is more reason for you to visit during the monsoon months.
The Scenic Hills
While traveling in this state, places in Munnar Hill are among the must-visit destinations in Kerala. The hills come alive with the advent of the monsoon. The greenery around you increases a notch and the clouds overhead, the pleasant rains, and the ambiance make it worth your efforts. Some iconic hilly regions to travel during the rainy months include the likes of Vagamon, Thekkady, and some other places that offer you peace for your soul.
There are some other reasons of visiting Kerala during the monsoon and this includes tasting the flavourful filter coffee. There are few better ways to spend your vacation that to sip on the hot and tasty beverage while you allow the pitter-patter to mesmerise you! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and plan a trip to Kerala this monsoon!