Kerala, popularly known as "God's Own Country", is undoubtledly a year-round destination. But, this verdant haven of most beautiful sights, lush plantations and scenic locations gets converted into a place of an altogether different charm in June. Moreover, Indian monsoons have a special allure, casting magic over people. And there is no better place to experience it than in Kerala which is already full of awe-inspriing charm of its own!
Find in this article 10 best places to visit in Kerala in June and see how this destination takes your vacation time in monsoon time to a whole new level.
1. Ashtamudi Lake
Mostly famous for its long stretches of verdant greenery of backwaters, the lake is one of the best places to be in the magical Indian monsoon. Lazy afternoons are best spent here in the charming houseboats or by just simply sitting on the shore and listening to the sounds of the rain and delighting in the fresh catch. Or if you want to dig yourself in the soothing touch of nature, Ayurveda massage or spas in any of the nearby resorts is your best bet.
2. Alappuzha or Alleppey
Pervaded with romantic settings of palm-fringed beaches and lush greenery all about, the charm of Alappuzha enhances manifold during monsoons. The town is famously called the "Venice of the East" and rightly so since its charm lives in the incredible backwaters, where the medium of transport is mainly boats. Another popular appeal is the exciting, annual Nehru Trophy Snake-boat Race that draws a lot of attention from locals and tourists.
One of most beautiful places in Kerala to visit in June Varkala is beaming with gems of all kinds-natural springs, elegant beaches, flourishing backwaters which look all the more beautiful with the arrival of monsoons in Kerala. Varkala is a quiet, serene suburb located on the outer regions of the Thiruvananthapuram district.
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.
Often referred to as one of the 10 paradises on Earth, Kumarakom is a delight for a nature enthusiast. Full of most verdant and fertile views all over, the views and ambience of this amazing place get all the more enhanced during rains when blooms in all its vibrant colours.
As the rains subside, tourists will 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 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 be in Kerala.
Taking long walks in the misty, surreal atmosphere of Munnar, amidst vast tea plantations and rolling hills is an experience straight out of any fantastical dream. And what can be said when monsoon casts its glance over this incredible place? The town emerges in all its glory with heavy showers forming beautiful streams and cascades.
Nevertheless, cloudy scenes, cool breezes and lush, fertile landscapes keep you enchanted and offer great sights for photography. Visiting this place in monsoon will persuade you to come back, again and again, to marvel at its beauty.
The wonderful combination of monsoons and a warm and cosy afternoon in a Wayanad Treehouse is electric from the point of view of a romantic vacation. However that's not all, Wayanad, as becoming a fantastic Keralan town, is wonderfully picturesque and full of green cover that looks stunning during monsoons.
Kovalam, with all its picturesque splendour and cinemascope grandeur, gets completely transformed during the monsoons months of June and July. Tourists flock here to enjoy exciting beach activities like surfing and enjoying the amazing views of cloud studded skies and cool weather.
A place of diverse landscapes, Bekal has picture-perfect beauty of a quintessential 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 a cool breeze and vast expanses natural endowments, is something one must look forward to in Bekal in monsoons.
A place that really transforms into a wonderland during monsoons, Mararikulam 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. Mararikulam is blessed with a tropical climate and experiences two monsoons in a year.