As we all know Kerala is very beautiful and provides you with lots of entertainment, scenery and almost everything that you need to enjoy your perfect vacation. But since it is near coastal region it rains very heavily and in summer it also gets very hot. So what would be the best time to visit Kerala? Lots of people are out there who are planning their visit to Kerala for some family time or for a romantic getaway but don’t know what time would be suitable for them so that they can enjoy the Kerala instead of just being stuck at a hotel due to heavy rains or unable to enjoy just because the weather in Kerala is too hot. Today I will tell what is the ideal time to visit Kerala? , what is the best time to visit Kerala backwaters? , When are the peak season and off season in Kerala? and all the other aspects. Just keep in mind that this is the research that I have conducted on my own, and it is my personal opinion, I am not claiming this to be perfectly true as you may very well know no one can predict the exact course of mother nature and weather. so that being said without wasting much of your time, Let’s just get started
Kerala mainly has three tourist seasons. Peak season, Off season, Monsoon season. Each of these seasons offers something different for tourists, So you need to decide what are you most interested in and then travel your vacation accordingly. Peak season ranges from September to March, Off season is from April to May and Monsoon season is from Jun to Augst. Each of these seasons offers something new and unique to the travellers. If you travel during the off season you will get everything at a lower price right from the air tickets to hotel bookings. Even five-star hotels provide you with lots of discounts to attract more customers.
In the months of September to March, the climate is cool and comfortable it is the best time to visit Kerala.
In months of April to May, the climate is very hot and humid that is why it is called an off season in Kerala
In the months of June to Augst, the monsoon is there in Kerala so it is the best time for Ayurveda.
Keep in mind that Kerala is a rainy state so you will be definitely encountering with rain which almost falls during the nine months of the year. which is from June to February.
As I mentioned earlier determining the best time to visit Kerala depends on the wide variety of factors which also includes personal preferences of travellers. For example, the best time to visit Kerala with family is from September to March, while people who are interested in the Ayurveda medication prefer to visit it during June to Augst period.
Following is the month wise best suitable weather for holidays in Kerala, Or in Layman’s terms you can say what you can expect during from Kerala during the three different seasons of holidays.
IN THE PEAK SEASON ( SEPTEMBER TO MARCH)
Peak season usually starts after monsoon is over which is September and goes a long way right up to the month of March. This time of year is really perfect as the sunny skies are perfectly mild and overall weather is very pleasant and beautiful providing you fully enjoyable experience at Kerala.
Some of the best places to visit Kerala during this time of year are mentioned below
Most of the beach resorts are sold out during this time of year so you need to make an Advance booking if you are planning your visit in this period. Just make sure that you are ready to spend some extra money as some resorts may charge you extra for Christmas eve or on the new year’s eve.
I believe that for the newly weds the best month to visit Kerala for a honeymoon is between December to February as the weather is cold and really pleasant, and most of the beautiful scenery and all types of events which are made for couples to enjoy happen during this period.
OFF SEASON (APRIL TO MAY)
The humid weather and hot sun bring fewer crowds to Kerala during this period, That’s why hotels provide you with lots of discounts and offer to attract more customers, In addition with these conditions, You should also expect some quick showery rains. If you can stand more than 30 degrees of temperature then this is the best time for you. The hottest time in this region is between the months of March and May. On the coastal regions during this time of year get really hot, So it is suitable for most of the tourists to visit the Hill stations in Kerala.
Some of the popular hill stations in Kerala are mentioned below
During this period if you go and visit places like Munnar or Thekkady, You will be easily able to enjoy affordable and Budget holiday or a really awesome weekend getaway in Kerala
As I mentioned earlier you may want to steer clear of the beaches in the afternoon but you will also get some heavy discounts on accommodation and sight seeing packages. This is also a very great time to visit all the wildlife sanctuaries as in the summer most of the animals come out in search of water, You can also enjoy the beautiful views of the Spice plantation. Evenings during this time of year are comfortable and not much humid.
MONSOON SEASON (JUNE TO AUGUST)
Kerala is the rainy state you can expect rain showers to take place for the most part of the year which is around nine months, but between the months of June to Augst you will be witnessing very heavy rainfalls, the weather will be unpredictable which will result in rougher seas and winds. But this period also shows one of the most beautiful views of Kerala with almost 44 rivers crisscrossing swell with rain waters, You will be seeing some beautiful rain showers. The true beauty of Kerala is revealed during this time of year with verdant tea gardens in the Hill station areas, the vivid green colour of the newly sprouting rice. This is the best season for Ayurvedic treatments, It is almost renowned as Kerala Ayurvedic Packages. If you are Planning to visit Kerala during this time of Year then I really recommend you to carry extra clothes as your laundry may not get dry.
I haven’t included this category in any of the seasons above, Just because you can enjoy Kerala backwaters at any time of year. Only during the rainy seasons if the rains are getting too heavy then only you won’t be able to see the backwaters, otherwise, any time of year is fine to experience the beauty of backwaters in Kerala. You can enjoy these by renting houseboats, motorboats or a Shikara. Houseboats is one of the most preferred options chosen by many of the tourists as it allows you to even spend a night or a whole day inside it.
Kerala is really beautiful and I think personally it has to offer something for everybody. According to your personal preferences you can go and visit kerala at anytime of the year. So I guess you just need to straight out your preferences and book your tickets now.
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