Kerala is abundant with natural beauty varying across the different landscapes. From beautiful hill stations and lush green forests to serene beaches and calm backwaters- God’s own country is bestowed with all.

Whether you want a romantic escape with your partner or you’re bitten by wanderlust, there are numerous places to visit in Kerala. However, it is vital to know the best time to visit Kerala before you set out to explore this wonderful southern state of India.

Best Time to Visit Kerala

 The diverse geography of Kerala makes it an ideal tourist destination at any time of the year. So, the best time to visit Kerala depends on your choice of tourist places. For example, while many would avoid the monsoon, it can be the best weather to visit Kerala for nature lovers who want to find hidden waterfalls inside the deep rainforests. 

Similarly, the summer season is usually avoided by tourists as days are extremely hot at this time of the year in most parts of Kerala. However, the hill station at Munnar becomes a tourist magnet during summers as the area remains relatively cool compared to the rest of Kerala. 

Therefore, it is advisable to study the month-wise weather pattern given below and plan your Kerala holidays accordingly.

  • March to May ( Summer) 

The temperature during the summer season hovers between 29°C to 38°C resulting in extremely hot days with no respite even in the evening. So, sightseeing and other activities are not very pleasurable during this period. Even the beeches remain almost devoid of tourists as the atmosphere is hot and humid there. 

However, the season is ideal for tourists on a shoestring budget as they can get hotels and packages at significant discounts.

Moreover, hill stations such as Munnar and Idukki are popular among tourists looking to escape the summer heat.

  • June to August (Monsoon) 

Kerala receives significant rainfall during the monsoon season. As a result, there is greenery all around during this period making it a pleasurable trip for nature lovers. However, frequent rainfalls can play spoilsports to your sightseeing plans. On an off chance, you may find national parks beings closed in case the region receives too much rainfall.

  • October to February (Winter) 

The best season to visit Kerala is arguably the winter season, when the temperature drops to 10°C- 25°C. The atmosphere becomes cool and pleasant as the humidity level drops. Especially, December can be the best month to visit Kerala as all types of tourist activities like water sports, backwaters cruises on houseboats, etc., open up.

Besides, there are many other exciting things to do in Kerala during the winter season, such as rock climbing, trekking, wildlife spotting at national parks like Periyar, a tea garden tour at Munnar, ayurvedic treatments, and so on.

Top Places in Kerala

From backwaters to hill stations, you can find just the place suited to your mood. Some of the most visited locations in Kerala are; 

  1. Kochi

The best time to visit Kochi, the coastal city, is in the winter, between October and February.

  1. Alleppey (Alappuzha)

The famous backwaters of Kerala, Alleppey, is known for houseboat cruises and the best time to visit here is during the winter months. While some tourists like going here in June when the rains have just started, it is advisable to avoid during the peak rainy months of July and August.

  1. Munnar

Known for scenic waterfalls and tea plantations, Munnar is usually frequented by visitors during the winter and the summer months. While the hill station provides respite from the heat wave in Kerala in the summers, the weather is chilly during the winters but not freezing. 

  1. Thekkady

A quaint town near the famous Periyar National Park, Thekkady offers visitors a perfect recluse from the city madness. Make sure you visit Periyar Park, known for its tigers, elephants, and the Periyar lake. Although it's open all year round, the park may get closed in case the rainfall is heavy.  

Where to Stay in Kerala?

Club Mahindra has premium resorts in Kerala

Club Mahindra Poovar

Club Mahindra Munnar

Club Mahindra Mount Serene

Club Mahindra Thekkady

Club Mahindra Cherai

Club Mahindra Arookutty

Club Mahindra Ashtamudi 

You might now have a clear idea about what to expect in Kerala during different times of the year. So plan your trip accordingly and come back fully rejuvenated.

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