Monsoon is one of the most beautiful seasons in Kerala, which is given a hearty welcome after the long summer months. Rains in Kerala are heavy which may go on for days together without stopping. But this does not stop the inflow of visitors to God's Own Country.
Tourists from across the country as well as from other countries come here during the monsoon season to witness and experience the true beauty and the magic of the monsoon showers. If you are planning to undergo an Ayurvedic massage and other rejuvenating therapies as well, it is believed that the monsoon season is the best time to revive your body with the help of the herbal oil massages.
Once your body is rejuvenated, you can head to the scenic places around the different parts of the state, which would definitely cast a magical spell on you. Wondering where to go in Kerala during this season? Well, then scroll down and know more about some beautiful places in God's Own Country.
At a distance of 76 km from the capital city of Trivandrum, Ashtamudi is well known for its homestays as well as the beautiful houseboats. The place is quiet and peaceful, where one can spend a lot of time indoors. When indoors, make sure you head to an Ayurvedic centre, which would enable you to be refreshed.
Who does not want to make a trip in the houseboat through the waves of the Ashtamudi Lake? The food prepared in the houseboats with fresh caught fishes is truly an experience one must not miss when here.
Blessed with nature's scenic backwaters, lagoons, canals and beaches, Alappuzha or Alleppey is located between the Vembanad Lake and the Arabian Sea. Fondly called the Venice of the East, one can see many people hopping on to the houseboat cruises which would take you around the backwaters of Alappuzha and also around the city.
The snake boat race which happens during the festival season of Onam is a delightful sight.
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Located in the Thrissur district, this place is home to the famous Athirappily Waterfalls. The waterfalls cascading through lush greenery makes it a sight to be seen. The waterfall is seen in full splendour during the monsoon season and filled with visitors from across the country. The waterfall is also known as the Niagara falls of India, simply due to its beauty.
Located at a distance of 16 km away from the city of Trivandrum, the Kovalam beach is one amongst the most popular holiday spots in the state. The beach is well maintained, with clean surroundings which also makes it an ideal place for one to relax and enjoy the calm sea waves and the greenery surrounding it.
Surfing is a very common attraction in the monsoon season along with water skiing and kayaking which tend to gain prominence during this season.
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Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala. The hill paradise is well known for its tea gardens and is also home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. The place witnesses heavy showers during monsoon, but one can enjoy the weather by grabbing a cup of the special tea and relax in one's room by looking out of the window and observing all the beauty of nature.
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Well known for the Periyar National Park in the Idukki district, Thekkady is a favourite destination for those who love wildlife and nature. The Periyar National Park is spread across 777 odd sq km, and passes through hills, valleys and also through the deciduous forests.
There is a heavy downpour during the monsoon season, but it is also considered as one of the best times to catch animals who venture out during this time. The most popular attraction in the park is bamboo rafting and night patrolling through the jungle.
The first thing which would flash in anybody's mind at the mention of Kumarakom is the houseboats and the Vembanad Lake. The place also offers one of the best Ayurvedic resorts in the state; one can enjoy the backwaters of Kerala, fresh seafood and much more. In short, Kumarakom takes care of all the needs that you have to make it an enjoyable stay.
One of the most beautiful districts in Kerala, which is well known for its lush green environment surrounding you all around. You would come across coffee plantations, waterfalls and valleys which makes this place an excellent holiday spot.
Lakkidi in Wayanad is well known to receive heavy rainfall, but is a bounty of nature and the beautiful landscapes.
Located at an altitude of 1700 m at close proximity to Munnar, Mattupetty is well known for its tea plantations and is home to some rare species of birds. The Mattupetty Dam and the Kundalla Lake are major attractions here, where one can take rides in speed boats and motor boats.
The place gets quite a large amount of rainfall, but it adds on further to its beauty.
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Filled with the aroma of cardamom, Gavi in Pathanamithitta is a place which is well known for natural beauty and surroundings. The place is paradise for those who love to trek and for those who love to connect with wildlife. Gavi is also home to a large variety of unique flora and fauna and is a must visit during the monsoons to catch the place wrapped up in a thick cover of mist and fog.
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