What is the best time to visit Kerala, India?First I will try to answer the best time to visit Kerala and then about the places
I am sharing some some of my thoughts on best time to visit Kerala the southernmost state of India.
Best season to Visit Kerala - A Travelers Perspective
Each season in Kerala provides its own unique experiences to the travelers. You should first think about your expectations and know what Kerala can offer in each season before making a call.
Today Kerala has become an all year destination for international as well as domestic travelers due to its moderate climate round the year. With Arabian Sea on one border and Western Ghats on the other, Kerala enjoys a humid equatorial tropic climate (Mean daily temperatures range from 19.8 °C (67 °F) to 36.7 °C (98 °F)).
The Peak Season in Kerala Tourism is from October-February.
-Majority of international travelers visit Kerala in this window.
-In this season, temperature will be moderate and rains will be less frequent which provides a pleasant climate for sightseeing and roaming around.
-Most of the tourist places will be open and accessible to travelers
-Perfect time to enjoy the sunny beaches of Kerala
-Prefect for sightseeing/trekking/travel intensive Holidays
-Like all other tourist destinations in Kerala also accommodation/Houseboats charges will be around 20-40 % higher rates than the normal Tariff from Dec 15 to Jan 15 (High Peak Season Special rates )
So for more better value for money plan your holidays in October-February season but outside Dec 15 to Jan 15 window (unless you are planning to spend your New year celebrations in Kerala)
-Due to Northeast Monsoon ("Thulavarsham") october also might be witnessing some rainfall so if you want to completly skip rain then plan from late November onwards
March to May will be season of hot summer in Kerala with temperature rising past 35 degree Celsius occasionally. Hill Stations such as Munnar and Wayanad will be the favorite spots during this season.
-These sunny days will be providing best views in all the viewpoints and is a delight to every photographer out there to capture some of the most beautiful frames.
- Extended intense Trekking holidays to thick forest (where trekking is closed or risky in other seasons) will be easier and viable in Summer.
-Ensure that you are upgrading to A/C transportation/accommodation in this season.