The minute you think about the best places to visit in Kerala in Monsoon, Alleppey, Wayanad and Kovalam are some of the top places that come to your mind. And why wouldn’t they? The lavish greenery with outstanding hills dotted around them against the beautiful blue sky during rainy season is what makes Kerala the true beauty that it is!
But this time, we thought of looking in a bit deeper so that if you’re planning your next Kerala Kanyakumari tour in Monsoon, you know precisely where you need to head to.
1. Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram
Being the capital of the state and situated on the southernmost tip of India, this place is an actual gem in the south. The famous beaches, historic memorials, backwater stretches and the rich cultural heritage here is what makes it one of the best places to visit in Kerala in Monsoon. And while you’re here, the renowned Varkala beach makes for the best spot to relax and experience a joyful holiday.
Getting Here: Varkala is well attached to the Trivandrum International Airport and the Varkala Railway Station. You can rent a cab and reach the place from the airport in an hour and 15 minutes.
Things To Do: Parasailing, sunbathing, wind surfing, yoga, Ayurvedic treatments, etc.
2. Paithalmala in Kannur
Kannur, also known as the land of Looms and Lores is certainly one of the top places to visit in Kerala in Monsoon. While its clean beaches and renowned folk arts held in temples are a major reason why you should visit here, Paithalmala is the place you should spend your holiday at. This fascinating hill station is situated 65 kms away from the town and 4,500 ft. above the sea level near the Kerala and Karnataka boundary, and blooms with lushful flora & fauna. Trek through the hills to get to the top and savour the scenic views of nature.
Getting Here: Drive down from Kannur to reach here in an hour and 10 minutes.
Things To Do: Trek till the Paithal valley, sit and relish the beauty of the forests, visit the lookout tower, etc.
3. Marine Drive in Kochi
No Kerala holiday really starts without reaching Kochi. If you’ve been here earlier, you would certainly know. If not, it’s time you put this cosmopolitan city on your trip list. The famous Marine Drive here is the one of the finest places to visit in Kerala during monsoon, since this beautiful walkway offers a captivating view of the backwaters and the Kochi Harbour at the same time.
Getting Here: You can get to this place in 50 minutes by car, once you reach the Cochin International Airport
Things To Do: Shop at the nearby malls, visit The Rainbow Bridge and eat at a restaurant or café with a view.
4. Mattupetty in Munnar
There is no doubt that Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala, but what makes it so special is the lesser known beauty situated here – Mattupetty. This hill station and its beautiful dam and lake makes it a ideal place to hang out during monsoon.
Getting Here: You can reach this small hill station in 30 minutes by cab via the Munnar – Top Station Highway.
Things To Do: Visit the famous dam & lake once you reach the hills and stop by at the Shooting Point and the Echo Point on your way to the hill station.
5. Mararikulam in Alleppey
Apart from the houseboat stays, Alleppey is also known for its temples, boat races, beaches, Ayurvedic spa, and wellness centers. Your trip would stay incomplete if you don’t visit this city, and further head to the pleasing Mararikulam. So, make sure you do visit the famous Marari beach here, is a paradise you must experience at your Kerala Trip.
Getting Here: You can drive to reach Mararikulam in 30 minutes, once you’re in Alleppey,
Things To Do: Indulge in surfing, water-skiing at the famous Marari beach and parasailing or visit the St. Sebastian Church at Arthunkal.
6. Backwaters in Kumarakom
There’s no way, Kumarakom wouldn’t have been one of the finest places to visit in Kerala during monsoon season. This city on Vembanad Lake is what makes you experience the best of Kerala during monsoon. And that’s why the sanctuary or waterfalls here is the last thing you should see, and the backwaters the first. Try your taste buds on Keralite cruise and treat your eyes with the beauty of what they call as ‘god’s own country’.
Getting Here: You can either take a cab or a bus to reach Kumarakom in an hour, from Kochi.
Things To Do: Take a houseboat tour and relish the outstanding views of the greenery and the clear skies.
Hope our list of these 6 best places to visit in Kerala in August helped you decide the travel plan for your holiday.