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Jul - Mar

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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.

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. 


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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    • Trip to Kerala

      Trip was awesome but it can be more awesome whenever planned things go right
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      Piyushsaraf

      Indore 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      Very nice hotels and driver..... awesome arrangements...our travel agent Adesh made this tour memorable...thank u very much maxis holidays Alley boat ride and Thekkady hotel spice villa stay are the best part .......
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      Vskanand

      Kakinada 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      Entire tour was well planned and was managed well... Kerela is truly God’s own country... sightseeing was well covered and the hotels were very good eith lovely breakfast and dinner provided... service provided and hospitality of the crew was very good... munnar was a nice place to visit ... munnar Green Trees hotel though not 3 star but very good service... thekkady Spice villa was a good place to stay.. both places food n service was good.... Allepey houseboat was a good experience and the environment was very much like at home... good service.. Overall enjoy my stay
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      Trustmeamit

      India 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      was good experience but expections were high. Wonderpark and cruising in Houseboat
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      Rashu Dheeraj

      Delhi 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      The all hyped boathouse was flop. As per agent it will be very good its there own and many fake promises. But it was below average boat house. I Paid more and got less for this trip. Other agent was better i guess.
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      Mahendra Soni

      Chennai 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      It was a good trip with couple of disappointing. On day one we had to cover athirapally , Vazhachal and Charpa waterfalls before we check in at munnar hotel. but once we started from the airport, driver stopped us in midway and informed me that the mentioned waterfalls was not part of the itinerary he received and asked me to pay additional 2000rs to cover the places . then i had to call the traveler person to sort things out and this wasted me more than 1 1/2 hours. distance between Cochin airport and Athirapally waterfalls is approximately 40 kms. it took us nearly 2 hours to reach the place. we ended up not visiting Vazhachal and Charpa waterfalls because of the time wasted in the morning and then the driver miss guided us. In alleppey I had candle light dinner and Honeymoon Cake was in my itinerary, dinner was arraigned inside the boat with a candle on the table, by no means it was a candle light dinner type and I had to buy Crabs and prawns for dinner. Normal cake was served and it was not good .
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      Nikhil Kumar

      Hyderabad 3 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      Good services. Definitely recommend this service who is travelling to Kerala.
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      Mohammed Junaid

      Chennai 4 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      I feel that Liva is in good managing hotel management,he is lacking about sight seen which we exactly need that a adventure in place and location, which is completely miss out,In kerla we have to find out the adventure place which is far away in the itinerary although we have already inform what we needed. some forest adventure,tracking,jeep safari as well as time of any particular places of entry not known.liva must have a good knowledge of his surrounding and geography as well as places for which tourist are coming. every Travel agent must understand the need and interest of every tourist and then only he suggest the destination and sight seen of that area with thoroughly knowledge. i advise that Liva must have increase in local knowledge so that other tourist can get better experience. Hotel are extra ordinary and marvelous,The tree house in munnar is so beautiful and always is memorable.The cab cab driver is so gentlemen and cooperative with hindi knowledge.
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      Kirit Singhi

      Indore 4 days ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      It was a very good & memorable trip for us.. Munnar Visit & House Boat Experience
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      Anuragg Mishra

      Lucknow 4 days ago

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      Real time assistance of the travel agent. Nicely managed. Prompt response. Supportive on catering to the multiple requests. Recommended for ad hoc plans and make the best of the trip.
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      Himanshu Gupta

      Bangalore 4 days ago

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    FAQ's of Kerala

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    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.

    With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

    Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

     

    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.

     

    The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

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