Kerala, dubbed as ’God’s Own Country’ is beautiful throughout the year but it takes on a completely new charm during the monsoons. All of its landscapes, be it the mountains, sea, or forests, bloom during this season and if you want to explore the true beauty of Kerala, then you must visit it with family during the rainy season. It’s a time when the tea plants are doing a rain dance, the forests are lusciously green, and the backwaters are rife with activity.
Here are some of the tourist places in Kerala that are must-visits during the monsoon.
One of the most famous lakes on the backwaters of Kerala, Ashtamudi is a haven for photography enthusiasts. Come here to enjoy houseboat rides with your kids, enriching spa treatments, and the lovely green cover of the shores of its waters.
Referred to by many as one of the ten paradises on Earth, Kumarakom is the place to be for nature lovers. It is home to Lake Vembanad where many migratory and local birds reside. Make sure you go on a birding tour with your kids, boat rides, and even spend some time getting pampered at the spa with an ayurvedic massage—all against the backdrop of the gorgeous rains!
Alleppey or Alappuzha puts on an air of romanticism during this season. It boasts one of Kerala tourism’s premier offerings—the backwaters. This is also a time when the ‘Nehru Trophy Snake-boat Race’ takes place, which is something that is sure to delight your kids!
This place spells wildlife and dense forest. Thekkady’s Periyar National Park is a treasure trove of wonders during the monsoons. Enjoy the lush tropical verdant terrain here with reed banks, bamboos, savannahs, and deciduous forests. Identify the various plants with your kids as you head out on a jungle safari. Make time to visit the spice plantations, do a jungle night patrol, and go bamboo rafting.
This destination’s carpet of tea plants shines and shimmers under the downpour. Mist dominates the atmosphere here as you are treated to hot cups of tea in the nippy weather. Your kids will love the long drives through these plantations as the tea plants appear to be dancing in the rain. The downpour causes little streams to flow down the slopes, which your kids will enjoy. During your visit at Munnar, make it a point to stay at Club Mahindra Munnar Resort, which has comfortable and spacious rooms with modern amenities for your relaxation. Additionally, its in-house restaurant serves up delicious local cuisine that you can binge on. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Munnar resort & get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Munnar.
The rains are just around the corner so hurry and book your monsoon family vacation in Kerala soon. All you have to do is log on to the Club Mahindra website or mobile app and you are set for a memorable monsoon holiday with family!