Last Updated: July 9, 2018 Kamlesh Nayal
What is the best thing you can do when it rains? Savour a hot cup of coffee, enjoy the “pitter patter” noice of rain from your window, or treat yourself to some good food? Well, you can do all of these and even more just at the time of rain. Kerela is considered to be the only Indian state where monsoon hit twice i.e. southwest and northeast monsoon and covers the vast dry lands of Indian subcontinent. It makes this place even more beautiful and pleasing to eyes. Most recently Kerela is declared to be one among the ten tourist paradises of the world and listed as one of the 100 great trips for the 21st century. However, most of the poeple avoid making any trip to Kerala during monsoon season, the reason been bad weather, delayed flights, muddy roads, and untreated waters on road. But, little they know that monsoon is the best time to visit this tropical land which looks its best during rain. Also, there are other unexpected advantages of travelling Kerela during monsoon. Here are some reasons that can help you understand why one needs to visit Kerala in monsoon season.
Kerala Turns Romantic during Monsoon
What is more romantic than the sound of rain? The green ambience of Kerala and constant downpours makes it a romantic spot for many couples out there. It opens several getaways for them to escape with their partners and spend memorable time tohgether. Some of places to visit in Kerala in monsoon are Kerala backwaters, Wayanad, Vagamon, Poovar Island, Bekal beach, Alappuzha, Munnar, Kovalam, Kumarakom, and Thekkady. These countless number of destinations looks even more beautiful during rain and can offer you spectacular sightseeing spots and romantic honeymoon spots during your trip. It has more such hideouts and getaways that can enthrall you and make your monsoon trip to Kerela most memorable.
Discounts on High Prices during Monsoon
As you already know that Kerala is a rainy state and it has contributed to its lush greenary, but this is not the only reason why we are asking you to plan your trip to ‘God’s own country.’ Kerala offers huge discounts during monsoon season, which stays from June to August and October to November. It opens enormous options available on Internet where discount on Kerala hoilday packages with usually 30 % or 50% off on rooms and travels are common. Most hotels and homestays offer discount between 20-50 % and even Kerala’s famous backwater houseboats offer attarctive deals to the visitors. Kerala is an expensive place to travel in India but it is also country’s most prosperous states that can be best travelled during monsoon. You must plan your visit to Kerala now before it’s too late and monsoon seasons sets off.
Monsoon Welcomes Festival Season in Kerala
Along with monsoon comes the season of festivites and celebration. Kerala’s most important festival Onam is celebrated around August to September and it lasts for 10 days. It’s a harvest festival where poeple celebrates the ancient homecoming of the king Mahabali who ruled the state for a very long time. During the festival the people of the state seems joyful as they decorate their homes, visit temples, perform poojas, make Pookalam (Flower carpets), buy new clothes, dress up in their traditional attire, and visit relatives. Not only is this, but the famous annual snake boat race performed on Pamba River is one of the prime attraction during Onam celebrations. People from far across the lands visit Kerala to watch this carnival. To be one of them you must consider traveling to Kerala during the monsoon time.
Rejuvenate your Body with Ayurvedic Massage
Do you know monsoon is the best time to receive Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala? The cool, moist, and dust-free atmosphere during rainy season helps your body’s pores to breathe and thus makes it reactive to get herbal oils and therapy. Kerala is the home of Ayurveda, which is one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine in the world. It offers treatments in the form of yoga, meditation, diet, massage, and the application of oils. Many hotels and resorts across the state offer these treatments at discounted price as a part of Kerala monsoon offers. Take some time out and plan a quick visit to this emerald land and experience the finest ayurvedic therapies to rejuvenate yourself with herbal massages.
Monsoon Adds Beauty to Emerald Kerala
Lush, lush, lush..all around! Kerala is always green but its true bright green colors come out only during monsoon. Right from the moutains and lands to the beaches and watersides, almost every part of Kerala is lush with spices, grain and fruits like banana, coconut, pineapple, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, basil, turmeric, rice, etc at the time of heavy shower. You cannot miss but travel throughout Kerala to watch some of the best waterfalls, hill stations, beaches, and of course backwaters. Monsoon witness higher temeratures, plenty of rainfall, very less tourists, discounts in hotels and restaurants that offers succulent monsoon special cuisines and more picturesque environment to the visitors.
Lush Green Palm-fringed Backwaters of Kerala
The lush green palms, diverse wildlife, conventional houseboats, and heavenly-looking green villages together make the backwaters of Kerala. The beauty of backwaters is difficult to describe in words especially during monsoon as it turns into one of the tranquil place that you would love seeing on your tour. Some of the popular backwater spots of Kerala include Alappuzhu-Canal Cruise, Alappuzha-Kochi cruise, Alumkadavu-Kollam, Ashtamudi, Kumarakom, and Mannanam in Kottayam. Backwaters are undoubtedly one of the best places for monsoon sightseeing in Kerala, which is fascinating and romantic on the same hand.
Untouch Kerala Beaches looks Beautiful during Monsoon
Scenic landscapes, lovely palms, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons, and sheltered coves, the beaches in Kerala rank among the popular tourist destinations in India. The best thing of these beaches is that they are untouched and less crowded and the seashores of most of the beaches here reflect a unique portrayal of nature especially during mansoons. Kovalam is one of the prime beaches of Kerala that offers an array of water sports like parasailing, diving, swimming, and boating and it has palm lined on the seashores with blue waters making it appealing to eyes. Shanghumukham beach, Veli lagoon, Somatheeram, Varkala, Marari, Bekal, and Cherai are some other beaches that top the list of best monsoon gateways in India.
Enjoy Stay in a Tree House during Rain
Whats better than having a cup of filter coffee while rain clouds are all over your tree house? The feeling is great right? Well, you can watch bird chirping from a next, witness morning downpour, and observe jungle’s most distinctive inhabitant at Wayanad, Kerala. The place is known for some of the best resorts that offer the facility to stay in tree house amidst the rainforest canopy. You can do trekking here with a naturalist guide through the forest and attend ‘SPLASH’ monsoon carnival organised every year in July by Wayanad’s tourism department at Kalpetta. The carnival includes local sports like vadamvali (tug-of-var), kabaddi, archery, slow cycle races, crab tours, rock climbing, marathons, rafting and mud football. You can have your best time at Wayanad’s popular tree house especially made to comfort you during monsoon. To enjoy the splendour of the place you must book your tickets for Wayanada now and experience the best of rain.
Munar Tea Gardens- The Rejuvenating Point
Munar is undeniably one of the most beautiful and exhilarating tourist spot in Kerala that looks its best during raining season. You will fall in love with this ultimate place if you visit this during monsoon as it has so much to offer to the visitors. One can visit revitalizing tea plantations, seek wildlife in rainforests, and indulge in adventure sports like mountain climbing at Munar and enjoy sightseeing at green-dotted valleys, streams, and cliffs. Some of the big-time activities that you may enjoy in Munar are trekking, bird watching, hiking, and sightseeing the beautiful cascades. For the tourists who are looking for the best monsoon holiday ideas for Kerela, Munar is nothing but heaven.
Kochi- The Gateaway to Kerala
Last in the list is your very own Kochi, also known as the Gateway to Kerala. This beautiful city is surrounded by the Western Ghats and the Arabain Sea which makes it even more enchanting especially during monsoon. This place comes out so beautiful at the time of rain that people have no choice but to visit this historically rich city. Kochi has mixed culture of the Portuguese and Chinese, reflected in the monuments present here. And, it is the best assortment of outstanding backwaters, delightful beaches, and stimulating Spas and Ayurvedic centres, the popular ones being Ayush, Kerala Ayurveda, and SVM Ayurveda Centre. So, if the shower breaks all of a sudden while you’re vacationing in ‘God’s Own Country’, dont be sad, simply travel to Kochi and pull together some of the best moments of your life with your family and friends. Just the mention of the word ‘Monsoon’ makes you happy and brings an everlasting smile on your face. So, if you have missed the first downpour dont get distress, you can still experience the second shower which starts from October to November. The top 10 reasons above can help you plan your journey in a more protected way. Just enjoy your trip and a happy monsooning.
Published: 08 Jul, 2014