One can feel the monsoons around the corner. After the scorching summer, the monsoons are like a blessing in disguise. Though you might say that it clogs up the streets and creates troubles, the monsoons also are a perfect time for a quick getaway to spend time with your family and to rejuvenate. Wondering where to head to? Kerala is the place to be. With good discount offers on its house boats tourists can enjoy the stay on the river. Then again enjoy the rain pattering down while you sip on a hot cup of tea overlooking the backwaters. Also a perfect time for an ayurvedic treatment which not only removes any ailments but also rejuvenates one. So prepare yourself as we check out the places of tourist destinations in Kerala during the monsoons.
76 km from Thiruvanathapuram is the town of Ashtamudi, which gets its name from the octopus shaped lake here. Perfect for an ideal monsoon vacation, one can simply sit around and enjoy the view of the rain pouring down into the backwaters. If you are willing to add an element of romance then it is suggested to take a ride on the houseboat. Ashtamudi also is known for its Ayurvedic treatments, so do try that out as well. Here are the places one can stay here.
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A lesser known hill station in the Idukki region is Mattupetty. It is a monsoon romantic getaway. Tourists have to be indoors while the rains come thundering down and what best way to do is is by being with your loved ones. One can also take strolls along the lake and enjoy the cover of greenery all around.
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One of the famous beaches in Kerala, Kovalam is also a monsoon tourist destination. Long walks on the beach are common but one must certainly try out the fresh seafood preparations served along the beach. What's even better? Well head out to the beach and buy fresh fish from the fishing boats and then head to the small shops and have them prepared according to your choice. You can also try out the Ayurvedic oil massages here. They are very relaxing and rejuvenating. Check out the places one can stay here.
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Referred to as the 'Venice of the East', Alappuzha is the capital of backwater tourism in Kerala. A marvellous is certainly in store for everyone. Take a trip on the houseboats and enjoy the stroll down here. If you are lucky then you would come across the fisherman's boat. Tourists can buy fresh fish here and also get it cooked. Enjoy a nice warm meal cuddled up in the houseboat with the scene of the rains pouring down all around you.
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