Being a Keralite, I often feel proud and never miss a chance to boast of my homeland’s beauty. Kerala as we know has reserved its name at the top of the tourist charts all over the world. It is one among the top 10 hot spots and millions fly here during the season time which is September to February. It is cool, calm and of course stupendous. However what most of the tourists miss and are probably unaware of, is that Kerala never stops entertaining, even during the monsoon [June to October]. She is ever blissful and charming that all throughout the year she mesmerizes every traveler with her sheer exuberance.
Rain! Who doesn’t love rain? We Keralites are blessed with it. I remember my school days when I used to get wet I loved it. When I got older, I started loving it more. The dark clouds fill up the sky and the chilly breeze hits your spine. That is when the monsoon alarm rings and the feeling is out of the world. Whenever I am home during the monsoon, it is my favorite pastime to sit on my sofa and enjoy the rain. Beholding a cup of hot coffee definitely adds more love to it. Playing football during heavy rain is another monsoon madness of mine. Rain always invokes a sense of peace, excitement, happiness which I cannot express through mere words.
Now coming to the point, as a travel junkie and a proud Keralite, I would like to drop in some comments for you all. For those who would love to see Kerala in her pretty distinct yet vibrant outfit.
Here is why you would love to visit Kerala during the Monsoon-
1. Water, Water Everywhere
There are numerous waterfalls in Kerala and it is during the Monsoon and the post-Monsoon months they get lively. Mark my words, there is nothing more stunning than to witness these roaring waterfalls making their way down. Some of the most renowned waterfalls in Kerala are the Athirapally Waterfalls, the Vazhachal Waterfalls, the Soochippara Waterfalls and many other names in the list as well. Reach out, take a bath under the shimmering waters of these giant falls, get wet and have fun. It is fun? Super doper fun indeed!
2. Off season for usual travelers [May-September]
Since it is not the official season time, the flow of travelers would be low and the air tickets and accommodation would be cheap as well. If you belong to that group of travelers who do not like to follow the herd, this is the time. if you like to avoid the rush of tourists or perhaps you are visiting Kerala to relax rather than getting outdoors, then I highly recommend you to visit during the Kerala Monsoon.
3. The hills turn your eyes green
Everyone who has ever made a visit to Kerala knows how fabulous the Kerala hill stations are. N number of honeymooners fly to Kerala every year to kick-start their romance and I am sure it never bored them. The outdoors feels no less than paradise at Munnar, Wayanad and Periyar. During the Monsoon, the scenario is different. Constant rain restricts tourists inside, yet I must tell you, a visit will never disappoint you. A tip? there would be short breaks in between heavy rainfall. Use it to get out and enjoy the magnificence of the rain drenched mountains, grasslands and country roads. There is no doubt you would be literally dumbfounded by the greenery that surrounds you. The verdant mountains pose their absolute beauty as the sun rays fight their way through the clouds and find them . Let me know if your eyes do not turn green. I bet they will.
4. Beaches and sea food? Great!
For the sea food lovers, this is a high time to savor some of the exclusive Kerala cuisines. Beach side restaurants and beer parlors at the Kovalam and Varkala Beaches serve some of the exquisite sea food menu. Stroll through the crescent beaches of Kovalam, Chill out and catch some finger licking good Grill fish or Kerala Fish Fry. Opt for an Ayurvedic massage at various popular massage centers and rejuvenate your mind and body.
5. Bustling backwaters
The backwaters of Kerala is on every traveler’s list. It is the most unique stretch of backwaters in the world and the face of Kerala tourism as well. A houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Alleppey is a delightful experience and during the Monsoon, it gets even more exciting. Though it would be raining the whole time, the experience you would have while floating through the narrow canals and countryside is meant to remind us of how intricate yet artistic the whole creation of nature is.