Kerala Monsoon season


Monsoon season

Kerala enjoys two monsoon seasons. And one of them begins by the end of June. This is known as the south west monsoon and it is the main rainy season in Kerala. While the weather remains humid during this time of the year, cool breeze from south-west and refreshing showers replace the scorching Sun.The south west monsoon or Edavappathy is characterised by torrential rains. The rivers are full of water, and the entire region gets a lush green cover. The average maximum temperature during the season is 30°C, and the minimum temperature is around 20°C. This monsoon season goes away by mid-August, leaving a pleasant weather with occasional rainfall.Kerala monsoon season returns in October with heavy downpours, accompanied by thunder and lightning. It is the retreating monsoon season, and it is known as the north east monsoon or Thulavarsham. And even with heavy rainfall, the days remain hot and humid.The average maximum temperature is 35°C, and the minimum revolves around 28°C during the north east monsoon season. It lasts until the beginning of December.

Places to visit in Kerala Monsoon Season

During the rainy season in Kerala, most of the outdoor activities remain closed. But it is the best season for a Kerala visit at affordable rates.Also, Ayurvedic treatments are available at affordable rates during the monsoon season. And places like Kochi, Munnar and Thekkady have some of the best Ayurvedic spas in Kerala. You can also find plenty of them in Trivandrum.Moreover, hill stations like Munnar and Vagamon look fresher and more beautiful during this season. And waterfalls cascade down at full force. Enjoying backwater boat cruises, watching boat races and taking a tour of spice plantations are among the activities you can take during monsoon season.

Monsoon Travel Tips for Kerala
  • Pack light cotton clothing.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Carry hat and sunglasses.
  • Have an umbrella/raincoat.
  • Take mosquito repellents and lotions.
  • Carry plastic bags for gadgets.
  • Pack extra clothes.
Children go to the field during the rainy season
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