best time to visit kerala- Travel
Kerala, God’s own country, is named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveller. The beautiful backwaters, ecotourism initiatives, storyboard landscapes and of course the delicious culinary spread adds the beauty of this ‘Land of Coconuts’. The unique culture and traditions with an ally of mythological folk tales, makes Kerala as the most attractive tourist destination. This more tropical version of India keeps on fascinating travellers towards its beauty. Your Kerala Trip will be all about serene backwaters, tranquil environment, culturally enriched spots and lots of finger licking food.
Having said much about Kerala and its beauty, here’s a list of places you can explore, food you can try and most importantly the best time to execute this phenomenal Kerala Trip.
Best time to visit Kerala
With an amalgamation of beaches, hilly towns and backwaters, The land of coconuts enjoys tropical and pleasant weather throughout the year. The highest temperature in summers goes upto 35 degrees whereas the lowest in the hills is 18 degrees. You can plan your trip according to the city you will explore more.
Yet, best time to visit Kerala is between November to May, since it's the peak season.
Places you must visit on Kerala Trip
The beautiful south-western region of India, Kerala gives the explorers amples of places to visit. Out of so many, we have mentioned top 3 places/cities you must witness on your trip to Kerala.
The aroma of tea plantations, tranquillity in air and a 360 degree view of lush green hills. Yes, This is what Munnar is all about. A beautifully painted picturesque town located in the Idukki district, Munnar is the most popular as a honeymoon destination in Kerala. While being in the town one can go a trek, visit tea estates or just relax with the beautiful scenery all around.
Known for its beautiful backwaters, Alleppey aka Alappuzha should be on your itinerary of Kerala Trip. The tranquillity of Alleppey is unmatchable. With serene beaches on its coastline, this picture perfect place has everything you must explore.
A commercial port city with a trading history, Kochi or Cochin is another best city to explore in Kerala. Also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, the city offers a lot to every kind of traveller. With a 600 years old trading history, this capital of Kerala is a blend of vintage meets with the modern world.
Kerala Trip cost, food and Tips to keep in Mind
A trip to Kerala will always be incomplete if you don’t experience a day at houseboats in the backwaters, visit temples or buy Kerala sarees, spices along with traditional handicrafts. Here are some things to remember while on your voyage.
The cost of the trip depends upon the mode of transport you use to travel and along with the accommodation you take.
An average one night houseboat on an individual basis will cost you around INR 10,000.
Keep in mind that alcohol is banned in many parts of Kerala. You can try out locally made wine as an alternative.
Before entering a temple, do enquire about its rules and regulations.
Malayalam and English are the most used languages in the state. It is better to learn a few Malayali words before leaving for the trip.
Apart from basic idli-sambhar, try out Appam with stew, Malabari biryani, Palada payasam, Kerala prawn curry, Karimeen pollichathu and Palada payasam.
Now, When you know most things about ‘God’s Own Country’, don’t wait to experience this surreal beauty of backwaters. While on your Kerala Trip, book your stay with us at Amritara The Poovath Heritage, Fort Kochi. Being among the best hotels in Kerala, We offer guests with colonial heritage experience with an enchanting view of Arabian Sea. Stay with us to experience magnificent views along with a cultural crossroads.