Kerala beckons one and all round the year. In fact, God’s own country, as this southern Indian state is often referred to as, is so stunning and beautiful, that every month unveils a new magic to mesmerise visitors with its verdant greenery. The main rainy season in Kerala begins in early June and normally it rains in patches with intermediate periods of good sunshine. This is the right time to book your Kerala Tour Packages and explore these top destinations, in the mild and cool environment.
Alleppey- Cruise the backwaters
The charming town of Alleppey, or Alappuzha as it is commonly known to the outsiders, is a serene laid-back place and the base point for the popular cruises along the scenic backwaters. As you meander down in your fully fitted boats, you will come up close to quaint villages full of vigour and beauty. This place also happens to be the venue of the annual snake boat race, which is attended by visitors both from all over India and the world.
Thekkady- frolic in the forests
Home to one of the finest wildlife reserve in India namely Periyar, Thekkady is a sparkling gem of Kerala. During monsoons, especially, the forests are lush green and the beauty surreal. Added attractions here are bamboo rafting and taking part in a Jungle Night Patrol. Thekkady can be accessed by train from Kottayam and by air from Madurai.
Munnar-a haven for tea lovers
The lovely mist laden tea gardens of Munnar afford visitors with scenic walks and avenues for trekking to Anamudi, the highest peak of South India. If that doesn’t leave you enthralled then the mighty Attila’s falls surely will. These become a raging torrent during monsoon and offer an unparalleled natural spectacle. Cochin,108 km away, is the nearest airport, while Aluva railway station lies the same distance from Munnar.
Wayanad- romancing in the waterfalls
During the rainy season, Wayanad is one destination in Kerala which lies secluded and away from the crowds. This romantic place will entice you with the unique tree houses, located deep in the forest with the sounds of birds and animals for company. Waterfalls, tea and coffee plantations, mountain trekking and scenic hikes are the hallmarks of Wayanad. The nearest airport and railway station both are situated at Calicut, 65 km away.
Kovalam-a paradise for beach lovers
The beaches of Kovalam are as it is beautiful throughout the year, but when the monsoon arrives, this beauty gets enhanced. Swimming, sunbathing, spa treatments, temples and catamaran cruises are the top draws here. Kovalam can be reached by train from Thiruvananthapuram 16 km away while the international airport is at Trivandrum,10 km away.
The monsoon period is a perfect time to visit Kerala. The interludes of rain and sun balance out among themselves, leaving the ardent visitor to enjoy the magic of the place. Again, this is one state where the beauty of the region can be experienced during the monsoon not only once but twice a year.