Unveiling Summer Season in Kerala: Beyond the Monsoon Magic

Kerala, often hailed as "God's Own Country," is synonymous with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and tranquil backwaters. While the monsoon season paints the state in vibrant green, summer in Kerala offers a unique charm often overlooked by travellers. Imagine exploring serene beaches, embarking on tranquil backwater cruises, and indulging in rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments, all bathed in the warm glow of the summer sun. Here's why Kerala is a must-visit during the summer months and our top five picks for places to visit.


Kerala in Summer Season: Unveiling a Different Kind of Paradise

Kerala's summer, spanning from March to May, ushers in pleasant weather with average temperatures ranging from 27°C to 32°C. The humidity dips compared to the monsoon months, making it comfortable for a Kerala summer trip. The clear skies offer breathtaking sunsets and starlit nights, perfect for romantic getaways. While the monsoon season brings lush greenery, summer allows you to witness the vibrant hues of wildflowers blooming across the state.

Five Must-Visit Destinations in Kerala During Summer

Munnar: Hill Station Escape

Seeking respite from the summer heat? Head to Munnar, a hill station nestled amidst the Western Ghats. Munnar boasts a refreshingly cool climate throughout the year, making it a perfect summer escape. Breathtaking views of rolling hills, sprawling tea plantations, and cascading waterfalls await you. Embark on a scenic trek through verdant hills, or relax amidst the serenity of nature. Munnar is also famous for its Neelakurinji, a flower that blooms once every 12 years, painting the hills in a mesmerising blue – a sight to behold if you're lucky enough to witness it!

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Kovalam: Beach Bliss

Kerala's stunning coastline comes alive during the summer months. Pristine beaches and laid-back charm make Kovalam a perfect destination for beach lovers. Sunbathe on the golden sands, take a refreshing dip in the azure waters, or try water sports like surfing or kayaking. Stroll along the scenic beaches lined with souvenir shops and local cafes in the evening. Kovalam also offers a variety of cultural experiences, including Kathakali performances and visits to ancient temples.

Wayanad: Adventure Awaits

For the adventurous soul, Wayanad offers a thrilling summer escape. This verdant hill station boasts dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and opportunities for trekking, wildlife spotting, and nature exploration. Embark on a jeep safari through the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to tigers, elephants, and numerous birdlife. Visit Edakkal Caves, adorned with prehistoric carvings, offering a glimpse into the region's ancient history. For a truly unique experience, try bamboo rafting on the Chalakudy River, a thrilling way to explore the lush surroundings.


Alleppey: Backwaters Paradise

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is another gem in Kerala's backwaters. Similar to Kumarakom, Alleppey offers tranquil houseboat cruises along serene canals, allowing you to witness the unique beauty of Kerala's waterways. Explore the bustling Kuttanad, known as Kerala's "rice bowl," and witness the traditional farming practices. Visit the historic Mararikulam Church, a beautiful architectural marvel. Enjoy a cultural performance of Kathakali in the evenings, a mesmerising dance form showcasing Kerala's rich heritage.

Kumarakom: Backwaters Bliss

Nestled amidst the enchanting Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a haven for those seeking tranquillity. Glide through emerald green canals on a traditional houseboat, a quintessential Kerala experience. Summer's gentle breeze and clear skies make it ideal for soaking up the beauty of the backwaters. Explore the rich biodiversity of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a paradise for birdwatchers. Indulge in rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments at a traditional spa, allowing your body and mind to unwind.

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The Kerala summer season offers a unique experience, showcasing a different side of this captivating state. And when in Kumarakom, consider staying at Rhythm Kumarakom. This 5-star resort is home to India's longest swimming pool with four types of accommodation, three restaurants, a spa and numerous amenities like a gym, village tours, bird-watching tours and much more. So, pack your bags, embrace the warm sunshine, and embark on an unforgettable summer adventure in Kerala!

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