Many think twice to travel to the verdant places of Kerala during the monsoon, due to the weather and consequently worry about their safety. However, what most of them are not aware of is that Kerala is nestled in one of the safest geographical locations in India and the rains only just enhance the beauty of its environs. Offering plentiful options, Kerala is packed with tropic beaches, glistening backwaters, amazing wildlife, rich aesthetic traditions, and bonafide cuisine to live for.
You can taste popular Kerala cuisine, go on picturesque treks, visit mist-laden verdant valleys and go angling with unique Chinese fishing nets on your monsoon Kerala vacation. The monsoon climate of 'God's Own Country' is excellent to explore the verdant and exotic side of Kerala and also it is safe to traverse around Kerala. Here are the best and safe places to visit in Kerala during Monsoon.
The serene backwaters of Kollam is a definite thriller for those who like houseboat rides and would like to cruise along the backwaters. The views along the backwaters are divine and awe-inspiring. Monsoon is a great season to let off some steam and cool down with a trip to Kerala. Pick a couple of the activities mentioned above and enjoy a fabulous monsoon in God's own country.
Vagamon in the Idukki district is a dreamy destination to spend. Take it a notch higher when you go paragliding; a perfect opportunity for you to fly without wings. Enjoy the mesmerizing greenery of the grasslands, the mystery of the dense pine forests and the sparkling rivulets of water as they go cascading down as waterfalls when you paraglide.
If the old-world charm and multicultural heritage are what you look forward to, Cochin (Kochi) is the perfect destination for you. From the colonial palaces and bungalows to synagogues, churches and temples, the city is no less than a treasure trove of architecturally brilliant historical buildings.
Spread over the tropical landscapes of Western Ghats, Periyar National Park is a haven for wildlife lovers. Amidst mesmerizing greenery and expansive spice plantations and set around the serene Periyar Lake, the park is home to Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, gaur, sambar, lion-tailed macaque and more than 265 species of birds.
Monsoon environs at Bekal Beach are a sight to behold. The grassy park and the stunning stretch of white sands is a great place to spend an evening. If you want a little peace and quiet, avoid the weekends during your vacations, as it is one the most visited places in Kerala during the monsoon.
Thenmala Eco-tourism Village
Nothing is more royal than an elephant ride when you are on vacation. You can enjoy this at the Thenmala Eco-tourism village. Thenmala being a small village in the foothills of Western Ghats is the perfect place for an elephant ride. Apart from elephant riding, you can also enjoy camping in the wilderness, trekking and rock climbing.
Vembanad lake is one of the best tourist destinations because you get to enjoy the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha and nearby areas. There are so many activities to indulge in Kumarakom; houseboat rides, bird watching, visiting Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls and Pathiramanalisland are some of them.
Looking for a peaceful, serene getaway? We have the perfect place for you! Nestled between the lush greenery and palm trees of Alleppey, the backwater is a picture of serenity. You can also experience the warmer shades of life in the floating houseboats, which were probably created for couples to romance their way through the stunning destination.
Blessed with lush greenery and diverse landscapes, Munnar is every nature lover and couple's dream destination. Whether you are a foodie, culture vulture, explorer or adventure seeker, Munnar has something for everyone and a tailor-made destination for couples and honeymooners. So, kickstart your new journey by having an unforgettable adventure in this tropical paradise!