Have you ever thought beyond savoring a hot cup of coffee and enjoying the ‘pitter patter’ in the house or office when it rains? Monsoon is much more fascinating than the outside view of any window. After the scorching heat of the summer and roasting sunshine for more than 12 hours, the monsoon comes as a threat to mind, body, and soul. This monsoon season, just go beyond your folkways to for enjoying the rain. Kerala is one of the blessed states in Indian that gets 80% rain in the season. The state livens up even after the first raindrops. The rain beautifies the picturesque sights of the state that are offering an enthralling experience to the locals as well as the vacationers. There are several amazing destinations in Kerala that become more beautiful and pleasing to the eyes. If you are one among them who don’t bother by the delayed flights, muddy roads, bad weather (rains), and untreated waters on the road, you find this tropical land a paradise during the monsoon. Some of the amazing destinations where you can go with friends, family, or by yourself and we assure you come back with lasting memories:
Downpour lends a Midas touch to Alleppey. Alleppey is one of the best backwater destinations in Kerala that becomes a vista for eyes and soul together when it rains here. It wouldn’t be wrong if somebody says Mother Nature creates this place in her spare time. Monsoon is the best time in the year to get the best views of canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. A day trip or overnight stay in Alleppey’s shikara is just an incredible experience.
Though Kovalam is a popular winter vacation destination in winters, downpour makes it spectacular as well. This one is seriously a paradise for those who want to spend their holiday while enjoying every bit of the minute. Sightseeing, eating, water sports like surfing, ayurvedic massages, walking on the beach are best to distress yourself.
3) Athirapally and Vazhachal Falls
Getting is a live picture of rainwater that is cascading down the hills in the form of breathtaking waterfalls and majestic rivers gurgling through the valleys is such a dream come true type moment. Experience the refreshing and rejuvenating stage that Kerala has to offer to you having the Athirappilly and Vazhachal Falls located in Thrissur district, around 90 km from Kochi. These two are one of the world’s best gigantic splashes.
Wayanad known as best honeymoon destinations of Kerala, presents various shades of green. At that time, enjoying lavish in a Tree House is the best way to recall the childhood dream and make it true. The feeling is seriously great to live in Wayanad’s treehouse and relish the jungle’s most distinctive views and inhabitants. The resort-like facilities amidst the rainforest canopy is just mind-blowing. Trekking is also a wonderful thing to indulge into with a naturalist guide.
If you are thinking about more along with the shower break, Kochi in Kerala is the destination you should be. Gateway to Kerala, Kochi has numerous enchanting sights and sites to enjoy monsoon time. The oldest city of God’s Own Country is a historically rich city along with the perfect sightseeing places and tourist delights. Monuments and places that present the perfect mix culture of the Portuguese and Chinese, stunning backwaters, virgin beaches, stimulating Spas and Ayurvedic services, etc are the best-kept jewel in the city.
6) Athirapally Waterfalls
Situated somewhere upon the waters of Chalakudy river of Kerala, the Athirapally Waterfall is the sort of place you lose yourself and your thoughts to. When your mind and soul achieve contentment, you can distract yourself to the endangered species of Hornbills. Athirapally Waterfalls is the only place in the Western Ghats to nestle these birds. Also on the Chalakudy river is the Vazachal Waterfall, another wonder captured within Kerala.
7) Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is dense woodland. Surrounded by a lake on one side, this forest is an apt area to spot wild animals. Bird watchers and adventure junkies take a boat ride, or a safari in order to savor the thrill this forest offers in its expanse. The forest is filled with Tigers and elephants. The grassland does not seem like a sanctuary, the tall trees, dense greens and muddy roads provide a chilling effect. You can check out some of the best wildlife safaris in India on Tripcrafters.com.
Munnar is a quiet hill station nestled amidst tea, coffee and spice plantations. The cool climate opens the door to indefinite opportunities for outdoor activities. Newlyweds and foreign tourists visit Munnar for its breathtaking and picturesque views and its stillness. There are numerous resorts settled on hillocks that you can take shelter in. Camping, trekking, safari tours, etc are conducted in Munnar that give the tourists a chance to explore this pleasing and nippy place.
Among the most stunning beaches here in Kerala, what sets Varkarla apart is its setting amidst rocky cliffs that concludes to a gorgeous sandy beach overlooking the serene waters of the Arabian Sea. A windswept walk along the edge of these cliffs that lace the beach is very relaxing. There’s a road paved out and adorned by palm trees to offer shade if the afternoons. The little springs emerging from the cliffs at one end of this beach will entice you before the onset of dramatic sunsets that add character to Varkarla.