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Coolest Place in Kerala During Summer

As the summer sun scorches the land, the search for a cool, serene retreat becomes a top priority. Kerala, renowned for its diverse landscapes and pleasant climate, offers a plethora of cool getaways. While the popular hill stations are well-known, there are also offbeat gems that promise tranquillity and a refreshing experience. Let's explore some of the coolest places in Kerala during the summer months.

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Kumarakom: The Serene Backwater Haven

Nestled on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a serene village that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, tranquillity, and cultural richness. Its relatively cooler climate, lush greenery, and calming backwaters make it an ideal escape from the summer heat. Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in Kerala, offers a refreshing, breezy atmosphere. A leisurely boat ride on the lake, especially during sunrise or sunset, can be incredibly refreshing. For a truly memorable stay, Rhythm Kumarakom offers an unmatched blend of luxury and nature. The eco-conscious resort features well-ventilated cottages, an infinity pool overlooking the lake, a spa, and and various dining options serving delicious local cuisine, ensuring a cool and comfortable experience.

The Enchanting Silent Valley National Park

Located in the Nilgiri Hills, Silent Valley National Park in Kerala is known for its unique rainforests and diverse wildlife. This pristine and untouched region is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The dense forests, diverse flora and fauna, and cool climate make it the ideal summer retreat. Home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna, including the lion-tailed macaque, Silent Valley is an ecological paradise. The Kunthi River, which flows through the park, adds to the refreshing atmosphere. Exploring the park’s verdant trails and soaking in the untouched beauty of nature provides an unmatched sense of peace and coolness during the sweltering summer months.

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Meesapulimala: The Hidden Trekking Paradise

For those seeking adventure and cooler climes, Meesapulimala is an excellent choice. It is the second highest peak in Kerala and offers breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. The trek to Meesapulimala takes you through lush green landscapes, tea plantations, and high-altitude grasslands, providing a refreshing escape from the heat. The journey itself is as rewarding as the destination, with every step offering panoramic views and encounters with rare mountain flora. Camping at Meesapulimala under the starlit sky is a unique experience, and the cool mountain air is a welcome respite from the heat. It’s a trekker’s paradise and the perfect place to connect with nature.

Ponmudi: The Golden Peak

Ponmudi, meaning "Golden Peak", is a lesser-known hill station in Kerala. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi is known for its mist-covered hills, winding pathways, and lush greenery. The cool climate, serene environment, and scenic beauty make it the perfect summer getaway. The drive to Ponmudi is an experience in itself, with 22 hairpin bends offering stunning views of the mountains and valleys. The hill station is also home to a variety of wildlife, and the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary nearby adds to its appeal. Trekking, bird watching, and simply enjoying the cool, misty ambience make Ponmudi a rejuvenating summer retreat.

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Gavi: The Eco-Tourism Haven

Gavi, located in Pathanamthitta, is an emerging ecotourism destination. The place is known for its pristine beauty, diverse wildlife, and pleasant climate. Surrounded by dense forests and hills, Gavi offers activities like trekking, bird watching, and boating, making it a great spot for a cool summer retreat. The Gavi Forest, part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, is rich in biodiversity. The area is also known for its cardamom plantations and lush greenery. Staying in eco-lodges or camping in the forest adds to the adventurous charm of Gavi. The cool breeze, serene lakes, and untouched beauty make Gavi an ideal destination for those seeking peace and coolness during the summer.

There are a plethora of cold tourist places in Kerala to explore and escape the summer heat. While hill stations like Munnar and Wayanad are well-known, exploring the hidden gems like Meesapulimala, Ponmudi, and Gavi can provide a unique and refreshing experience. By choosing these offbeat destinations for your summer retreat, you're opting for a unique blend of natural beauty, tranquillity, and cooler climates. Escape the heat and indulge in the serene charm of Kerala – your perfect summer destination.

Ready for a refreshing summer getaway? Stay at Rhythm Kumarakom, where luxury meets nature. Book now and experience the coolest place in Kerala during summer!

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