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Best Places to Visit in Kerala during Monsoon

Popularly known as "God's Own Country", Kerala is undoubtedly a year-round destination. But, this vast haven of the most beautiful places, lush greenery, and scenic spots turns into a completely different attraction during the monsoons. Indian monsoons have a special charm that casts a spell on people. What better place to experience it than Kerala which is already full of its own unique charm! In this article find out the top best places to visit in Kerala in Monsoon - June, July, and August and see how these destinations take your monsoon vacation time to a new level.

Alleppey

You don't need a specific reason or season to visit Alleppey; anytime is a good time to travel to this beautiful place, synonymous with tranquil backwaters. The contrast of green shores dotted with swaying palm and coconut trees and blue lakes is a delight to the eyes. During the monsoons, the place looks even more spectacular and rekindles with the Onam festival celebrations.

Varkala

One of the most beautiful places in Kerala to visit during monsoons, Varkala is full of all kinds of gems – natural springs, gorgeous beaches, and rich backwaters that look arrival of monsoons in Kerala. Varkala is a quiet, serene suburb located on the outskirts of the Thiruvananthapuram district.

Yet the place has a very peaceful charm. The majestic red cliffs with waving palms form the perfect backdrop to the vast expanse of ocean that lies before them. Small shops sell all sorts of cheap stuff and there are budget hotels and restaurants for a few quick grabs. Lying on the beach and enjoying the abundant rain and cloudy skies is an experience like no other.

Thekkady

Thekkady, the crown jewel of Kerala, is home to the magnificent Periyar National Park. The scenery and vistas of the town are quite enchanting due to the abundance of tropical foliage, such as bamboo, reed banks, savannah, and deciduous forests. During the rainy season, when everything around becomes saturated and looks new, this beautiful view is more relaxing.

Apart from sightseeing, visitors can participate in activities like bamboo rafting and jungle night patrolling while here. Natural spices including black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and ginger can be found in Thekkady. Elegant and unforgettable, this is a wonderful place to relax.

Munnar

Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, is surrounded by a blanket of greenery. The tea plantations that dot this wonderful terrain give this place an out-of-paradise exotic aspect. As you pass through the mist and clouds, the chirping of birds and the twisting paths create an atmosphere that is hard to forget.

Wayanad

Wayanad is a particularly interesting and romantic place in the highlands of Kerala, due to its surrounding forests and dharna structures suitable for enjoying the dry weather. Try your hand at rough teas and low plantations, or spend some time in the treehouses and vast slopes to get a unique perspective on the Depression. You will have the best time here.

Kovalam

Kovalam is located at a distance of about 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram city center and offers an almost unlimited view of coconut groves. The main attraction here is, of course, the amazing beaches – Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach which are hubs of many cheap restaurants, sundry shops, and various upmarket resorts.

Mararikulam

A place that truly transforms into a wonderland during the monsoons, Mararikulam offers a comfortable respite and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The primary center of attraction here is the vast and attractive Marari Beach which provides a perfect place to relax.

Monsoon is on its way; Plan a weekend trip to Kerala or a monsoon vacation in Kerala for an everlasting experience in the lap of nature.

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