“It’s raining; it’s Pouring. The old man is snoring…” goes the famous English nursery rhyme. The monsoons are often a time wherein people prefer to stay indoors. But, this is definitely the time to pack your bags and go on a holiday to Kerala. Kerala, one of the famous tourist destinations receives its monsoon showers during the months of June and July.
The monsoons are not all about the rains. One could experience some of the most beautiful moments like the rich smell of the earth when the first drops of rain touch the soil, the cooler temperatures, the serene atmosphere and the refreshing sunbeam after the downpour. Here are a few reasons why one should visit Kerala during the monsoons, along with a few suggestions for the places to visit.
The apt time for Ayurvedic treatments in June
Ayurvedic spas and treatments are famous among tourists abroad, and many arriving at Kerala seek such massages and treatments. If your travel intention is to get such a rejuvenating experience then, the monsoons are the apt time to visit Kerala. According to Ayurvedic traditions, with cooler and moist climatic conditions, the month of June is the ideal time for undergoing such treatments. The dust-free weather opens up the skin making the treatment more effective i June.
The roaring waterfalls
The monsoon showers in June increase the waters in the falls, bringing them to their full life. One could spend hours watching the waterfalls in all their glory. One of the prominent waterfalls in Kerala is Athirappally. It is situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala at about 1000 ft. above sea level on the Chalakudy River.
Cruise through the serene backwaters
On a visit to Kerala, one cannot avoid a houseboat cruise. Enjoy a ride on the picturesque backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat. Watch the villages, small churches and temples and beautiful scenery all around. One could also enjoy a scrumptious meal prepared on-board. One of the most famous backwaters of Kerala is Alleppey. Monsoon rain makes kerala backwater more beautiful in monts of June & July
Since the monsoon season is considered to be an “off-season”, most of the hotels/ resorts would have cut their rates and announced great offers in months June and July. Thus, one could travel and enjoy their holidays while staying within their budgets in Kerala monsoon season.
On travelling to a destination during the peak season, the place would be swarming with other tourists. Thus, one may not be able to enjoy the beauty of the place with content as they would have to rush about with more number of people crowding in. Therefore, the monsoon is the best time- fewer numbers of people, greater time to admire the pristine beauty of nature!
Athirappally is situated in the Thrissur District of Kerala. It is one of the prominent waterfalls in India. Also known as ‘The Niagara of Kerala’ it is the largest waterfalls in the state. It is located at an altitude of 1000 ft. above sea level on the Chalakudy River. It is even one among the most famous film shooting locations. So, if lucky, you could meet some of the film stars and watch a film shooting in progress!
The scenic backwaters of Alleppey are a must-to-try out destinations. The houseboat cruise through the serene waters will make any fall in love with this place. While on the cruise on, one can view the picturesque scenery, the small village folks on their daily chores, churches and temples. The houseboat ride can be made memorable by savouring the delicious food prepared and served on-board.
This is a place that stands high among the favourites of travellers regardless the seasons. With lush greenery and misty hills, this hill station is indeed a nature’s treat. The place is located in the Idukki district of Kerala in India and is situated at about 1600 metres above sea level. This hill station has many tourist attractions like the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Dam/ Lake, etc.
Also, located in the Idukki district of the Indian state Kerala, this place gives one glimpses of the wildlife in Kerala. Thekaddy is located by the banks of the River Periyar. With the Periyar forest, which is rich in both greenery and wildlife, a trip here would be an enjoyable one.
These are not just the only places one can visit. The choices are many. Kerala has a number of places that could be explored regardless the seasons. All have enjoyed the rains during their childhood; even better, prayed that the rains never ended. Kerala monsoon is a time when we could relive such moments and enjoy the rain; to awaken the child within us.
These are not the only places to be visited on your honeymoon. Kerala is the God’s own country, which has endless attractions providing you unlimited options to choose from.
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