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Best Time To Visit Kerala

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Though Kerala is a year-round destination, the best season to visit Kerala depends on which place in Kerala you're visiting. While some places are most enjoyable during the monsoons, others are best visited during the winter season. Overall, the best time to visit Kerala is during September to March, when the weather is pleasant, making it easy for tourists to explore the myriad facets of the state - the hill stations, beaches and backwaters.

The best time to visit backwaters in Kerala is the winter season, which is from November through February. It is when the weather in Kerala is pleasant for local sightseeing and boat excursions in the backwaters. Being the peak tourist season, winter is also the best time to visit Kerala with family for a memorable holiday. On the other hand, the hill stations in Kerala like Munnar receive thousands of visitors in the summer season, from April to June. It is not advisable to visit Kerala in monsoon season.

Month-wise Weather Details of Kerala

March to May (29°c to 38°c):  Summer season is not an ideal time to plan a visit to Kerala as the days are extremely hot and in the evenings also the temperature remains around 29 degree Celsius. Weather in Kerala during May is not favorable for beach visits as there is too much humidity in the atmosphere. However, the hotel rates are slashed down during the summer season and therefore can be visited by people who are on a tight budget.

June to August (29°c to 35°c): June to August constitutes monsoon season in Kerala. The whole of Kerala becomes lush green and looks aesthetic. However, due to constant rains there is too much of humidity in the air, making it unfavorable for tourists to enjoy sightseeing and other activities. Constant rains can also hamper tour plans. However, monsoon season is best for those who wants to take ayurvedic treatments in Kerala.

October to February (10°c to 25°c): October to February constitutes winter season in Kerala and this is also the best time to visit Kerala. The humidity drops and the valleys are lush green with the offset of monsoon. Kerala weather in December is ideal for all sorts of activities like water sports, ayurvedic treatments, houseboat cruises etc.

Whatever you seek - adventure or peace and tranquility, your Kerala trip will offer you all such experiences and more. Such is the beauty of a journey to Kerala! Honeymooners, families, solo travelers and friends traveling in a group are sure to find their own slice of heaven in Kerala, thereby each coming up with their own version of the best time to go to Kerala.

All in all, the best season to visit Kerala depends on what you wish to experience in Kerala, and where. Just adjust your itinerary as per the season, and you can cover as many destinations as you like within a short time frame. 

Famous Festivals Celebrated in Kerala

Aranmula Snake Boat Race: Aranmula Snake Boat Race takes place on the banks of river Pampa and thousands of tourists and local people come here to enjoy this boat race competition. This festival usually takes place in the month of August and September.

Onam Festival: This is the most famous festival of Kerala. Onam is celebrated for 10 days in the month of August or September with great pomp and show. The festivity is marked by classical and folk dance performances, flower decorations, elephant processions, sports games, fireworks, cultural performances, music concerts, and water carnivals.

Theyyam Festival: This Kerala festival is celebrated between April and December wherein 400 different varieties of Theyyam dance performances are performed. Mythological acts are also performed during this festival.


Climate in Kerala

Summer Season in Kerala

Summers in Kerala are from March to May, and this is when the weather is hot and humid in most parts of the state. The humidity makes it hard to enjoy sightseeing, although it does get cooler in the evenings. Hill stations remain cool during summers as well, so one can surely visit places like Munnar, Thekkady, or Wayanad during the summers. Places such as Kochi, Alleppey, and Kumarakom, on the other hand, turn too humid and uncomfortable for being outdoors. But that doesn't deter tourists from taking advantage of the lower off-season prices.


Monsoon Season in Kerala

Monsoons, from the months of June to August, are perfect for visiting most parts of Kerala, including the backwaters, beaches, and hill stations. In monsoons, one can enjoy a refreshing climate as well as witness the lush green landscapes of the state in full bloom. The monsoon season is also ideal for indulging in Ayurvedic therapies and spa it offers respite from the humidity and the wet and cold weather helps ignite a sense of rejuvenation. What's better than being surrounded by lush greenery and the feeling of stress and tiredness leaving your body in waves under the expert hands of a specialized masseuse!

 

Winter Season in Kerala

December marks the start of winters in Kerala with milder temperature till February. The winter season is perfect for visiting the backwaters and the beaches since humidity is lower and the weather is cool and pleasant. Winters make the hill stations slightly cooler than general. In winters, places such as Munnar and Thekkady offer beautiful views of mist clad mountain tops and foggy tea gardens, a mesmerizing sight for those with a penchant for nature walks. In fact, winters are the best time to visit Kerala for honeymoon.


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    Yes, one can visit Kerala in the month of April when the weather is pleasant and mild.

    August to March is the best time to visit Kerala for backwaters.

     

    Sharing a houseboat or having one exclusively to yourself depends on the package you have taken. Share your requirements with the travel agent in advance to avoid last minute hassles.

    A variety of exotic species of wildlife can be found at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary like elephants, civet cats, jungle cats, tiger, panthers, wild dogs, monkeys, and many other such animals.

    The entry fee for Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is INR 110 for adults and INR 40 for children.

     

    During the off-season, hill stations like Munnar are cool enough to travel to. However, places such as Alleppey and Kumarakom are pretty hot for a visit. Monsoon season does not see a lot of tourists but the lush greenery all around will ensure tourists will have a great time.

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