Why Monsoon Is the Best Time to Visit Kerala

BY Seema Shukla 

Surrounded by serenity and filled with natural resources, Kerala is a charming South Indian destination that should be on every visitor’s bucket list. It is situated on the Malabar Coast of India. Kerala may be considered the most developed state in India as it has the lowest positive population growth rate, 3.44%; the highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.784, the highest literacy rate, 96.2% and the highest life expectancy, 77 years in the survey conducted in the year of 2018. It also has the highest sex ratio, 1,084 females per 1,000 males.

Kerala on whole is a treasure of natural beauty such as emerald backwaters, sprawling, and lush tea estates, pristine hill stations, and the azure Arabian Sea. Its north districts like Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Malappuram have several attractions for visitors. Wayanad is a land of a hill station whereas Kozhikode offers a great beach picnic spot. Cities located in central Kerala for instance Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, and Idukki, are hotspots for nature lovers. Thrissur is a home of culture aficionado’s paradise.

In South Kerala Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kollam, and Thiruvananthapuram provide backwaters and houseboats facilities. The tourists can have beach vacations in Kollam, and have a glance at the rich history of Kerala at Pathanamthitta.

People who visit Kerala will not only experience the natural beauty but witness the rich culture that is festooned with dances, festivals, delectable cuisine, literature, Ayurveda therapies, and art & craft.

The state also offers several kinds of holiday packages to visitors. If you are planning to visit Kerala the best places to visit in Kerala are Alleppey: Kerala’s favourite backwater tourist destination, Munnar: Adorned with myriad tea estates and rolling hills, Kochi: A cosmopolitan city with a bustling port, Thekkady: Fringing the popular Periyar National Park, Thrissur: The cultural capital, Kovalam: A small coastal town, Wayanad: Dotted with camping sites, trekking trails and gorgeous waterfalls, Kumarakom: The favourite place for backwaters of Kerala, Kozhikode: Home to serene beaches and historic sites, Thiruvananthapuram: The capital city.

Kerala has two rainy seasons, the first starts in June and the second in mid-October and finally ends around mid-November, best time to enjoy all the activities offered in the state and the Kerala Cuisine.

Kerala cuisine is greatly influenced by the history and culture of the state. It is a blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The main ingredients of Kerala food are fish, poultry, and red meat. Rice, fish, and coconut. The flavors are enhanced with chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric tamarind, black pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger, cinnamon, and asafoetida. You can get Kerala’s traditional food anywhere in the state.

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