Monsoon Getaways in Kerala: Kerala is one of the favourites and popular tourist destinations in India. Popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala can be visited at any time of the year. The ‘Spice Capital of India’ is special in the way that it lets the tourists unwind. Kerala is a perfect haven for travellers. Monsoon has a magic of its own. And this monsoon creates magic in Kerala. If you are planning for a trip during this monsoon, Kerala is the best option. To put it simply, Kerala transforms into a paradise during the monsoon.
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The state has two rainy seasons. The first rainy season begins in the month of June and the second starts in mid-October and finally ends around mid-November. Do not get sceptical thinking about the rains, they are not continuous ones. Kerala rains follow the pattern of showering down for a few hours and then there will be sunlight. If you are a true lover of rain, this is a sight not to miss – both rainy and sunny keeping the temperature between 23 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Not only Indians but tourists across the world visit Kerala during this season to enjoy the monsoon. The other highlight of this season is its distinctive scent. The scent is produced when the dry earth after the hot summer gets drenched in drops of rainwater. That magic and scent is something to be experienced. Kerala becomes a must-visit place due to its lush greenery, rivers, backwaters, beaches, and hills. According to Ayurveda, monsoon time is considered the best for Ayurveda treatment. Kerala is known for its Ayurveda treatments from a time immemorial. The Kerala Tourism Department also promotes the kind of hospitality one will receive when they visit the state.
If you are looking for a perfect destination to make both your mind and body relaxed, Kerala is the place. Samachar Live brings the list of monsoon getaways in Kerala exclusively for you. Get your bags ready after reading the list.
First on the list is Munnar, the most beautiful place in Kerala that will simply rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Munnar is said to be one of the highest producers of tea on the Indian subcontinent, which is situated on the western ghats. Ever seen a view where the tip of the hills touches the clouds? If not, one can witness that sight in Munnar. The lush green carpet with the tea leaves will leave you in awe. It is one of the most loved Monsoon Getaways in Kerala.
How to get here: Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to the destination. Munnar is 110 km away from the airport. You can either hire a cab or can opt for the state-run or private transport buses to the location.
The backwaters of Alleppey or Alappuzha are world-renowned. To enjoy the backwaters, the place has a special houseboat called ‘kettuvallams’. Inside the houseboats, the tourists can stay for days and have their favourite cuisines, all while floating on the backwaters. Alleppey which is also known as ‘the Venice of the east’ has several temples and churches too. It is one of the most popular Monsoon Getaways in Kerala.
How to get here: The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport. Alleppey is 75 km away and one can hire a cab or transport bus to reach here.
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for the Asian elephants and is a protected area located in the Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala. Thekkady is home to this famous sanctuary. The highlight of this place is that we can experience watching the elephants roam around the sanctuary. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, Thekkady is a perfect place for you in this monsoon.
How to get here: Thekkady is well connected to Cochin by railways and roadways. The place is 165 km away from Cochin.
Beach, rain and your favourite drink are all one can ask for, for a perfect day. If you want all three, head to Kovalam. The sandy beaches of Kovalam will make you forget your stress and bring the peace you needed. Surrounded by numerous coconut trees, Kovalam is the perfect spot to get yourself re-energised. The place has gotten itself popularity as the best ayurvedic treatment centre as well.
How to get here: Kovalam is in the capital city of Kerala and is only 20 km away from the Trivandrum International airport.
Wish to bathe under waterfalls? Wish to stay in tree houses? Want to spend a romantic monsoon vacation with your beloved, Wayanad is the destination for you. The hill station situated in the western ghats is all about fancy, and untouched nature. Wayanad is also known for the production of tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, and other spices.
How to get here: Wayanad is 87 km away from the closest airport the Calicut International airport. Tourists can reach the place by rail and roadways.
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