If we think about a euphoric place in India, the only place comes to our mind is Kerala. This Southern Indian state is paradise heaven and tucked between the stretch of the rich Western Ghats and the blue Arabian Sea.
Excellent Scenic beauty, quiet backwaters, brilliant sand shores, clamoring natural life havens, colorful arts & cultures, blissful crafts, dances, and many more enchants give many reasons to make it a perfect place to chose for holidays destination. Furthermore, this ‘natural paradise’ suits all classifications for perfect holidays. Be it sending time with family on family vacations, looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, for peace and reviving your brain and soul, for adventures experience Kerala is best destinations for all occasions.
The place is boundless blues and greens, Kerala also comes in the National Geographic Travelers rundown of “one of the 50 must-see places goals of a lifetime”. Actually, Kerala got the title of God’s Own Country. It has given by the numerous guests who visited this scenic land on different occasions. The heavenly experiences are unmatched and you get most cherished memories of your lifetime.
Kerala has a tropical climate due to close to the equator and it gets heavy rains throughout the year and is one of wettest place on the earth.
Kerala has three seasons:
- Summer – Mid February to Mid May. The tropical sun is really hot and temperatures can go up to 35°C in the afternoons.
- Monsoon – Mid May-Early September. The North-East Monsoon winds bring heavy showers.
- Winter – Mid-October to Early February can be termed a mild winter in the hilly areas, which can get cool and misty. The weather, however, remains hot and tropical on lower ground. Heavy rains occur from the last week of September until early November, due to the retreat of the South-East monsoon.
When you are in Kerala, you must have to carry an umbrella no matter what time of the year it is. You can be surprised by a sudden shower in summer which leave you drenched if you are unprepared. Kerala with a high rate of humidity and very tough summer months.
The average temperatures around the year
- March and April – 28°C – 34°C daytime, 24°C – 28°C during the night time in summer seasons of March, April.
- For the rest year 20°C – 28°C at daytime, 18°C – 25°C at night time.
Alleppey – The Backwater and Long Paddy Fields
Alleppey comes on one of the tops must-visit tourist places in Kerala. With Its backwater, beaches trips, houseboat stays, and nature serene beauty attract the major numbers of visitors here. It is situated on the coast of Alappuzha District and offers backwaters and long paddy fields.
Best time to visit: Between September to Mid – May
Nearest airport: Kochi Airport, 53 km away from the city.
Nearest railway station: Alleppey Railway Station; within the city limits.
Munnar – Destination for Romantic Honeymoon
This popular hill stations Munnar is one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala travelers. It famous for its scenic beauty and located in the junction of the three rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha, and Nallathanni, on the western ghats in Idukki district and highly famous for tea farming. Dense forests, green mountains ranges, and tea plantation make Munnar one of the best romantic honeymoon destinations in India.
Best time to visit: Between October to March
Nearest airport: Kochi Airport, a distance of 143 km from the hill station.
Nearest railway station: Aluva Railway Station, is 110 km away from Munnar.
Kumarakom – fun place for Beaches, Backwater, fishing and cruising.
Located in near Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with lovely sceneries, forever pleasant weather and exotic bird sanctuary and home to a wide variety of local and migrated birds. Thus making it one of the popular tourist places in Kerala. Visitors get a taste of everything here like – backwaters, Keralite foods, natural beauty, and lots of fresh coconuts. Activities like boating, cruising, houseboat stay, and fishing can be done here.
Best time to visit: Between September to May
Nearest airport: 85 Km away from Kochi Airport.
Nearest railway station: 16 km from Kottayam Railway Station.
Wayanad – The Land Of Heavenly Trails
In Malayalam, Wayanad meaning is the land of paddy fields. Due to its fields, Wayanad is one of the greenest tourist places in Kerala. It is a perfect place with mix culture, nature, and heritage. Wayanad is famous for its tribal and traditional heritage. You can visit the amazing waterfalls here. Tourists can visit Thusharagiri waterfall, Banasura Hill, Puliyaramala Jain Temple, Padinjarathara Dam, and Rapanashni River.
Best time to visit: Between October to May
For if you love nature you should also visit during the monsoon months between July and August to enjoy trekking and adventure activities.
Nearest airport: 95 Km from Karipur International Airport.
Nearest railway station: 72 Km from Kozhikode Railway Station.
Thekkady – Paradise for Wildlife Lover
Thekkady is heaven for wildlife lovers with thick forests and wild vegetation. The visitor will be amazed to see the variety of species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs, and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bison, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Therefore it becomes most favored among Kerala’s tourist places, This also famous for Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice, and Ayurvedic Garden, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu.
Best time to visit: Between November to early-May
Nearest airport: Madurai Airport, 136 km away.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, 114 km away.
Kovalam – Beach Fun
Kovalam beaches are one of the best and cleanest in Kerala. Its have three famous beaches, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach. Lighthouse Beach. This is also famous for its New Year Celebrations, Ayurveda Treatments, Sunbathing festival and paradise for water sports activities. It’s having a crescent-shaped coastline which makes it happening places for tourists activities. Apart from beaches, tourists can visit popular attractions like Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Akkulam Lake, Fishing Harbor, Rock Cut Caves, and Halcyon Castle.
Best time to visit: Between September to May
Nearest airport: Just 15 km away from Trivandrum International Airport
Nearest railway station: Trivandrum Railway Station is 14 km away.
Kannur – The Perfect Coastal Town
Kannur means the land of Lord Krishna, this city located in north Malabar region district of Kerala. This city is famous for its coastal lines, weaving industries, a colonial town and cashew plantations, ancient temples, Ezhimala beach, fort St. Angelos, Tellicherry Fort, and Rajarajshwara Temple.
Best time to visit: Between October to March.
Nearest airport and Railway Station: Calicut International Airport and Kannur Railway station