Top 10 Reasons NOT to Visit Kerala This Season

In India, Kerala is most beautiful places to visit at any time of the year even during the monsoon but after the huge rain and flood like situation in 2018, the state is still recovering from damage but there should not be any issue with tourism, here is the top 10 reasons NOT to visit Kerala this season.

If you are really looking for a reason not to visit Kerala, i really don’t have one except the below list of points and the state has so much to offer for each and every one interest be it a festival, traditional art form, exotic-fruits, spices and most famous temple of Sabarimala.

Neelakurinji Flowers – Once in 12 Years (2018)

Neelakurinji flowers are only found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats and that blossoms only once in 12 years. In 2018 Kurinji flowers bloom and cover the Anamalai Hills, Cardamom Hills, Nilgiri Hills and Palani Hills of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The Kurinji flowers are going to bloom again after a gap of 12 years in 2030 at an altitude of 1300 metres.

Backwaters/Houseboat – Alappuzha

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The most unique experience of Kerala is cruising through the beautiful backwaters in a houseboat and enjoy the peaceful, picturesque, harmony and nature of palm trees.

The connected waterways, lakes and lagoons of Kerala offers most scenic water network in the world and can be visited any time of the year regardless of season.

Beaches – Kovalam

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God’s own country again known to host some of the most exotic and scenic beaches in India, pleasant weather, coconut tree landscapes and some adventurous activities on the beaches offers the best fun of sea and sun bathing.

The long coastline of Kerala is dotted with Kovalam beach, Varkala beach, Alappuzha Beach, Kollam Beach and Muzhappilangad drive-in beach.

Hill Stations – Munnar

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Again the state is home to popular hill stations located at an elevation of about 1600m and above in the mountains of Western Ghats, offers picturesque landscapes and breathtaking view of valley.

The most famous hill stations in Kerala include Munnar, Ponmudi, Vagamon, Wayanad or kalpetta hill station and Nelliyampathi.

Western Ghats – Kalpetta

Kalpetta town of Wayanad district is surrounded by mountains of Western Ghats and home to Chambra peak, heart shape lake, dense coffee and tea plantations and list of tourist attractions.

Bird Sanctuary- Kumarakom

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Kumarakom tourism destination near Kottayam is famous for Kumarakom bird sanctuary and backwater tourism in the Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake is the largest backwater in Kerala and the surrounding area of Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of migratory birds.

Ashtamudi Lake – Kollam

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Kollam district of Kerala offers the best and unique wetland ecosystem, also home to Ashtamudi Lake which is the most visited backwater lake in Kerala. Ashtamudi lake and Vembanad lake are known for its houseboat and backwater resorts, also listed as wetlands of international importance in India.

Wildlife – Thekkady

There are list of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in state housing rare and endangered species of wild animals. Kerala is one of the best place to spot Great hornbill, King cobra, Nilgiri tahr, Asian elephant and Lion tailed macaque, endemic to the Western Ghats of India.

Athirappilly Falls – Kochi

Kochi or Cochin is the tourism capital of Kerala and among the most visited tourist destinations in India. The city offers list of popular tourist attractions such as Backwaters, Fishing net, Marine Drive, Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, Mattancherry Palace Bolgatty Palace and near by tourist destination like Athirappilly Falls, Cherai Beach and Chottanikkara Temple.

Nilgiri Tahr – Eravikulam National Park

Idukki district host the first national park in Kerala and home to largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr in India. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for high altitude grasslands, sholas forest, rolling hill plateau and Endangered and Endemic species like lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri langur and Nilgiri marten.