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Monsoon in Kerala is not just about continuous rains and gloomy environment. One also gets embraced with the glowing sun rays in between the rains which totally balance the damp weather. Unlike other places, Kerala has two rainy seasons known as Edavapathy and Thulavarsham. The first starts in June and ends by mid August whereas the second one starts in October and goes till mid November.

The lush green forests, crystalline beaches and beautiful backwaters make Kerala one of the most popular holiday destinations. Monsoon is undoubtedly the most preferred season for visiting Kerala because of the added romanticism and beauty. Tourist planning to visit Kerala in Monsoons can explore the below mentioned places.

Places to Visit in Kerala During Monsoon

#1. Ashtamudi Lake

Ashtamudi Lake Kollam

Located about 76kms away from Trivendrum, the Ashtamudi Lake is a gateway to the backwaters. It is the 2nd largest lake of Kerala and is famous for houseboat rides, boating and fishing. The great scenic view of Chinese fishing nets and the captivating atmosphere will surely be a memorable experience for you.

#2. Thekkady

Thekkady Kerala

This place will mesmerise you to the core if you are planning your visit in monsoon. The Periyar National Park of Thekkady is said to be one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Also, the Periyar Lake would touch your soul deep down with its magical beauty.

The tea plantation near Thekkady is also a must visit during the monsoon as you would definitely get some amazing view amidst the drizzles.

#3. Alleppey

Alleppey Kerala

If you want to beat out the stress and wish to relax with your loved ones then you must not miss the green shores of Alleppey. The vibrant beauty of Alleppey backwaters doubles during the monsoons. So, if you are planning your trip during the monsoons then houseboat experience in this place would simply leave you spellbound.

Tourist planning their visit in August should not miss out the annual snake boat race as it’s a visual delight for the onlookers. From one of them the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is organised on every second Saturday of August.

The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is ideal place to visit during early monsoons months i.e. June and July.

#4. Munnar

Munnar

If you wish to explore the beauty of the hills then Munnar hill station should not be missed. A peaceful walk around the mist covered tea plantations would never tire you. Also, if you love adventure then trekking at Munnar during monsoon may be a memorable experience for you.

#5. Athirapally falls

Athirapally waterfalls Kerala

The cascading beauty is better known as Niagara of Kerala and if best for visit from June to September. Athirapally falls is at its best during the rains and its mesmerising beauty can just not be ignored by the tourist.

#6. Bekal Fort

Bekal Fort Kerala

If you love forts, beaches and hills then you can get all together at Bekal. Bekal fort is popularly known for picturization of a song from the movie ‘Bombay’. Sight-seeing amidst the showers may be an absolute experience for you. It is the one from historical places of Kerala.

#7. Mararikulam

Mararikulam

Mararikulam is a beach village, situated at the heart of the Alleppey backwaters. Its untouched beauty will definitely charm you to the fullest. This place offers vibrant scenic views which are perfect to enjoy during the monsoons.  You can also hit the Marari beach and enjoy the rainy season to the core.

#8. Nelliyampathy Hills

Nelliyampathy Hills
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This is another beautiful hill station near Palakkad just after the famous Pothundi dam. The stunning beauty of these hills will definitely attract you. It is also an ideal destination for trekking during monsoon.

Kerala is the absolute destination for those who love vacationing as the captivating beauty of this place never tires the vacationers.