Each season in Kerala is special and has its own charms.
Kerala weather is very pleasing and enjoyable throughout the year one of the reasons because of which Kerala is fastly emerging as an all season destination.
Winters in Kerala from September to March, are mild, comfortable and pleasant.
Summers, from March to May, are hot but not very humid, unlike fall and winter.
Enjoy the charm of wet Kerala and trees swaying to monsoons between June and August.
Occasional rains and pleasant climate is seen in September and October.
Her are the details of Average monthly rainfall in Kerala
Kerala in Winter (September to March)- Best Season to visit Kerala
The best time to visit Kerala is during winter season, from November to March. This is decidedly the peak tourist season of the state of Kerala and the weather, at this time is at its mild, pleasantest best, to enjoy yourself on beaches, hill stations and backwaters.
If you are planning to visit Kerala in winter then plan early and block dates in advance – but be ready to expect crowds and to shell out higher amounts for accommodation, round trips, nights out, and other events.Some special days like Xmas eve and New Year’s eve has additional mandatory charges inmost hotels.
Kerala in Summer (March to May) – Good Season
Summer is a good season to visit Kerala especially if you plan your Honeymoon packages in Kerala in such a way that you spend enough time in hill stations like Munnar and Thekkady. Spend sweltering, sultry but non humid days if you land up in summer at this lazy-daisy destination – a good time though for a budget holiday. The heat will probably keep you off the beaches and you may find yourself engaged in peaceful siestas in the afternoons, but expect heavy off-season discounts as far as accommodation and sightseeing, dinner and drinks are concerned. Besides beaches, options like a visit to wildlife sanctuaries and spice plantations could offer slight respite from the heat. Evenings are pleasant and comfortable but not humid
Kerala in Monsoon (June to August)- Charms of Wet Kerala
The monotony of the warm, moderately warm and humid phases throughout the year is broken by the onset of the monsoons in June. The monsoon, which begins in June to Kerala comes as a relief for local people after the hot, dry months of early summer, bringing welcome rain and lower temperatures. Kerala can be at its most beautiful at this time of year, with verdant tea gardens in hill stations like Munnar and the vivid green of newly sprouting rice in place of the bare red earth and parched vegetation of the dry season in rice in backwater of alleppey . Most tourists in India and abroad are yet to wake up to the charms of a wet Kerala which is the best season for Ayurvedic treatments and renowned Kerala Ayurveda Packages. If you plan to travel to Kerala during monsoons, carry lot of extra clothes as laundry may not dry well.
Discover a unique Kerala with overflowing rivers, trees dancing to the tune of the winds, hills and vast expanses of fields covered with lush verdant vegetation. The 44 rivers criss-crossing Kerala swell with rainwater and flow with gusto in blue-green billows.
The Arabian Sea, all along the Kerala coastline, looks wild and choppy, and swimming is out, with rainstorms ravaging the beaches. It’s just about the best time for a quiet rural holiday in the interiors. Explore ecotourism, spice plantations and other lesser-known remote options to make the most of this time. Cloudy skies and heavy rain, however, are a powerful deterrent to most visitors. Rainfall is at its heaviest in July when Kerala receives up to 90cm (36in) of rain in a single month.
Traveling within India generally becomes more difficult during the rainy season and Kerala is no exception. Road, rail and air travel schedules are prone to disruption. Strong winds and high seas also put most beaches off limits at this time of year. However you should visit Kerala if you plan to enjoy monsoons and wants to watch the onset of monsoons in Indian subcontinent simply because rooms are cheaper, climate is comfortable , and the sun isn’t nearly as intense.
If you found this post useful, let us know your requirements, we will be happy to create a customised Kerala Tour Package for you.
If you want our help in planning your trip to Kerala, click here to let us know
Liked this Post? Click here to join our facebook fan page