Winter in Kerala is a blessing. With the beginning of October, the temperature starts decreasing and sometimes falls below 10°C giving travellers the opportunity to plan an ideal holiday in Kerala. Winter season in Kerala witnesses the lowest amount of rainfall and it is a perfect time to visit all the major tourist destinations in the state. From the later part of November lasting till the middle of February, you can relish a pleasant stay around the beaches in Kerala. With an average minimum temperature touching 18°C, the state offers incredible opportunities to avail yourself experiences like that of a Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey.
One can choose to be a part of Adoor Gajamela Festival, which is a major festival celebrated towards the end of January, and Ernakulathappan Utsavom in Ernakulam. Pongal another important festival of Kerala is celebrated in the winter season, somewhere around January. A visit to Eravikulam National Park, which is one the most frequented tourist attractions in Kerala is also a great idea. This national park is known for the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years and of course for an enthralling wildlife tour. Apart from it, a visit to the Sandalwood Forests in Marayoor is also a good idea in winters. Winter season is also ideal for a visit particularly to Kottayam, Varkala, Kozhikode and Thekkady.