Experience the Beauty of Kerala this Monsoon!
What is the most common thing we do when it rains? Savour a hot cup of tea, enjoy the calming sound of rain along with a bowl of hot pakodas! Bliss if put in simple words. If you want to do something unconventional to enjoy the monsoon, book yourself a trip to “God’s Own Country”
Kerala is the only state in India where monsoons come twice i.e. southwest and northeast monsoon! This makes the place more beautiful and pleasing. Kerala recently was declared to be one among the ten tourist paradises of the world. Even though people avoid traveling to Kerala during monsoons, little do they know that it is the best time to visit. Read on as we tell you why.
1. Romantic during monsoon
Now who doesn’t think that rains don’t add their magic to romance? The green ambience of Kerala and constant downpours makes it a romantic spot for many couples out there. It opens several getaways for them to escape with their partners and spend memorable time tohgether. Some of places to visit in Kerala in monsoon are Kerala backwaters, Wayanad, Vagamon, Poovar Island, Bekal beach, Alappuzha, Munnar, Kovalam, Kumarakom, and Thekkady. It has more such hideouts and getaways that can enthrall you and make your monsoon trip to Kerela most memorable.
2. Discounted rates.
Kerala offers huge discounts during monsoon season, which stays from June to August and October to November. It opens vast options available to choose from. Most hotels and home stays offer discount between 20-50 % and even Kerala’s famous backwater houseboats offer attractive deals to the visitors.
3. Festival Season
Kerala’s main festival Onam is celebrated around August to September and it lasts for 10 days. It’s a harvest festival where people celebrate the homecoming of the king Mahabali who ruled the state for a very long time. During the festival people joyfully decorate their homes, visit temples, perform poojas, make Pookalam (Flower carpets), buy new clothes, dress up in their traditional attire, and visit relatives.
Not only is this, but the famous annual snake boat race performed on Pamba River is one of the prime attraction during Onam celebrations.
4. Backwater Beauty
The lush green palms, houseboats, and lush green villages together make the backwaters of Kerala. The beauty of backwaters cannot be described in words as it turns into a breathtaking sight during monsoon. Some of the popular backwater spots of Kerala include Alappuzhu-Canal Cruise, Alappuzha-Kochi cruise, Alumkadavu-Kollam, Ashtamudi, Kumarakom, and Mannanam in Kottayam.
5. Beautiful Beaches
The best thing of these beaches is that they are untouched and less crowded. Kovalam is one of the prime beaches of Kerala that offers various water sports like diving, swimming, boating and parasailing. Shanghumukham beach, Veli lagoon, Somatheeram, Varkala, Marari, Bekal, and Cherai are some other beaches that top the list.
If this appeals to you, check out our packages for kerala and book yourself a holiday ASAP!