If you really want to experience the magic of nature in all its splendor and soak in the rains, you should explore Kerala monsoon in its natural form.
Monsoon- the word itself makes one cheerful and chill! After the long muggy summer heat, it’s time to get ready for the daily downpours. Do you really want to experience the magic of nature in all its splendour? Do you want to soak in the rains? Then you should explore Kerala Monsoon in its natural form! Changing landscapes, rainfall, petrichor smell of dry earth, beautiful beaches, backwaters, wildlife, Ayurveda therapies, unique sights and sounds. Naturally, it’s a phenomenon that can be experienced best by a person only once in a year. And certainly it’s not the time to be wasted by staying indoors, it calls for fun and excitement.
No matter what you want to do, we have a list of monsoon destinations you can enjoy the rain from. In any way, you’d like -the outdoors or the indoors.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Kerala This Monsoon
The wonderful combination of Kerala monsoon and a warm and cosy afternoon in a Wayanad tree house is absolutely electric. There are people who visit Wayanad exclusively during the monsoon season. This is because they say the town looks exceptionally beautiful during those days.
Places to see in and around Wayanad are Banasura Sagar Dam, Banasura Hill, Thirunelli Temple, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Soochippara Falls, Heritage sites and Wildlife tours.
Enjoy a night camping experience with a campfire in Wayanad. Take your friends and family with you on your next holiday and revel in the adventure!
Alappuzha has been blessed with nature’s scenic backwaters, lagoons, canals and beaches. This small stretch of land is located in between the Vembanad Lake and the Arabian Sea. The palm-fringed beaches offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic backwater trip in the waters of Marari beach at Alappuzha.
Alappuzha is connected by canals to the snaking backwaters, hence the name. It is truly the Venice of the East. You can see vacationers often opting for houseboat cruises. It will take you around the backwaters of Alappuzha as well as the beautiful village. Backwater cruise is more common during monsoon season.
Alappuzha canal cruise, Alumkadavu- Kollam cruise, Alappuzha- Kochi cruise and many others are available during this season.
Full of most verdant and fertile views all over, Kumarakom is a delight for a nature enthusiast. The views and ambience of this amazing place get all the more enhanced during monsoon when all blooms in its vibrant colours.
As the rains subside, tourists can also encounter a wide range of exotic bird species including local as well as migratory which are found around the Vembanad Lake. As you relish the incredible weather, you can also indulge in pampering your body and mind with pleasing spas and Ayurveda massage.
Located at a distance of nearly 16 kilometres from Kottayam, the magical town of Kumarakom is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating places to stay in Kerala.
A place of diverse landscapes, Bekal has picture perfect beauty of a typical holiday destination with its wonderful forts, elegant beaches and gorgeous lush green hills.
During monsoons, all this beauty is greatly augmented with freshness and fragrance pervaded all over. The place is wonderfully subdued in amazing tranquillity and the peace with the soothing sounds of nature mesmerizes the soul.
The captivating noise of pitter-patter of rain, with the cool breeze and vast expanses natural endowments, is something one must look forward to in Bekal in monsoons.
When monsoon casts its glance over this incredible place what can be said? Known for its rolling hills, misty, surreal atmosphere, vast tea plantations and soothing climate, the ambience of Munnar just gets more enhanced with the waterfalls and mist canopies during the monsoon.
The town literally emerges in all its glory with heavy showers forming beautiful streams and cascades. Visiting this place in monsoon will definitely persuade you to come back, again and again, to marvel at its beauty.
Nevertheless, cloudy scenes and cool breezes but also lush, fertile landscapes keep you enchanted and offer great sights for photography. You can even enjoy other activities including camping, bird watching, ATV bike riding, etc.
Being rich in biodiversity, this place is also on the travel charts of many eco-tourists, some of whom prefer visiting the town during monsoon. Monsoon is especially wonderful at Kuttikkanam, a beautiful village in Idukki. The whole of nature gets dream-like with the touch of the rains. The leaves sway in tune with the moody rhythm of the celestial showers.
Go for a monsoon trek and experience foggy streets, cloudy hill slopes and lush greenery everywhere. This would be a perfect weekend getaway for those who are looking to find the bliss amidst nature.
Blessed with a tropical climate and two monsoons a year Mararikulam really transforms into a wonderland during monsoons. This place offers soothing relaxation and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The primary centre of attraction here is the vast and alluring Marari Beach that offers a perfect destination to unwind. Located only 12km from Alleppey and around 60km from Kochi, this beach village is still deeply rooted in the fishing culture of Kerala.
Being one of the most famous beaches in Kerala and one of the best in India, Kovalam is a very spectacular Kerala monsoon destination to explore. Soak in the exotic beauty of Kovalam as nature flourishes, the rain brings refreshment and romance and adds on a more traditional flavour. Take a long siesta, or a rainy walk along the beach, explore fresh seafood and you can even rejuvenate yourself by availing a spa treatment. If there’s an adventure on your mind also try out surfing too.
It’s particularly picturesque during monsoon and it’s a perfect phrase to relax your mind and to try out digital detox while you enjoy the rainfall along with a hot cup of coffee and a book.
Home to the exquisite Periyar National Park, Thekkady is like a diamond in the crown of Kerala. Enriched with vast areas of tropical greenery including bamboos, reed banks, savannahs and deciduous forests, the views and sights of the town are simply mesmerizing.
This heartwarming beauty gets further enhanced during the rains when everything around gets soaked with water and appears fresh.
Besides relishing the wonderful views, tourists can also enjoy boating, bamboo rafting and Jungle night patrol here in addition to other activities. Thekkady is known as one of the best places for natural spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, and ginger. Full of elegant and memorable experiences, it’s a great place to enjoy some great vacation time.
The fame of the misty and gorgeous Athirapally Falls still manages to captivate thousands of visitors every year. The lush greenery stands in perfect contrast to the visual splendour that is offered to please the sense of every viewer. Visiting the waterfalls during the monsoon is a visual treat that still remains unmatched to any other destination in the world.
With abundant greenery and gushing waterfall, the monsoons are the best time to visit Kerala, as varying shades of green create a beautiful natural canvas.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and visit the monsoon destinations with your family and adore the startling beauty of Kerala monsoon.