Top 10 Reasons to Visit Kerala During the Monsoon

The God’s Own Country transform into slice of paradise with lush greenery around, the backwaters and hills, cloudy sunsets, cool breeze and the cheerful array of festivals. During the monsoon Kerala becomes more and more attractive, Its beaches,lakes and hills carpeted with plantations, rainforests and tumbling waterfalls offers breathtaking view of nature.

The Backwaters, Lagoons and Canals

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The backwaters of Kerala are basically a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural,used as waterway for the transport of goods, people and tourism. National Waterway No. 3 from Kollam to Kottapuram,Vembanad Kayal largest lakes, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam, These are the top place to visit in Kerala. Image source: GreatBackWaters

Coastal Whilte Sand Beaches

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Kerala beaches are known as the most charming beaches in the world, the rich white sand and dark green coconut trees that form exquisite background. Top 5 best and famous beaches of Kerala includes Alappuzha beach,Beypore beach,Varkala and Papanashanam beach,Kovalam beach and Fort Kochi beach.

Hill, Ranges and Western Ghats

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Anaimalai Hills is the major range of mountains in the Western Ghats in Kerala states and Anamudi is the highest peak of the Western ghats, located in the Idukki. Palghat Gap divides the Western Ghats and offers coffee and tea plantations as well as teak forests of great economic value.

Snake Boat Races -Vallam Kali

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Vallam Kali or Snake Boat Race is a major tourist attraction of the state event held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali event conducted on the second Saturday of August every year is a major tourist attraction.

Ayurvedic Massage Therapies

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Kerala is the home of Ayurveda,a perfect ancient science of natural life and one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine in the world, which focuses on a holistic approach to wellbeing. The word Ayur literally means life and Veda the science or knowledge. Important Ayurvedic techniques include yoga, meditation, diet, massage and the application of oils.

Alleppey,Kumarakom Houseboats

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The concept of houses on water bodies in Kerala are a fantastic way to enjoy kerala’s beauty. God’s own Country offers luxury houseboat for honeymoon along the Kumarakom Backwaters and Alleppey, the gateway to the backwaters in between Kochi and Kollam.

Breathtaking Natural Beauty

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The beautiful hill station of Kerala such as Munnar,Devikulam,Chithirapuram,Wayanad and Nellyampathy offer the most magical experience of nature. Most of the hill stations in Kerala lies on the windward side of the Western Ghats. Rolling hills of Western Ghats are the major attraction of the country.

Onam Sadya Feast

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Onam Sadya Feast is the grand feast, variety of vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf prepared mainly by men. During the traditional 10 days festival of Onam every day is  celebrated with various traditional rituals starting from Pookalam, Vallam Kali and Puli Kali.

Art and Culture

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Kerala is also heaven for the dance, drama and music, The art and culture of state always attracts travelers from all over the world. Art forms, which are quite unique in nature to Kerala, experience an endless and varied emotions,passion, love, kindness, compassion, mirth, joy, sorrow, grief, anger, wonder, horror, fear, valour and courage etc.

Forest and Unique Wildlife

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Forest of Kerala is semi-evergreen forests and its biodiversity registers as among the world’s most significant. Wilderness lie in the evergreen forests are Bengal tiger,Asian elephant,leopard,nilgiri tahr,grizzled giant squirrel, lion-tailed macaque, Indian grey hornbill and the great king cobra.Image Source: Wildventures