The beautiful state of Kerala in south India is not called as “God’s Own Country” for no palpable reason. Kerala is a state with dense forest cover along the Western Ghats, which house some of the rarest flora and fauna found across the Indian mainland. As a result, Kerala remains full of natural green throughout the year but it is only during monsoon season when the lush greenery of the place comes in to full effect and adds to the immense beauty usually observed here. The serene backwaters of Kerala gain strength as the monsoon arrives, thus make houseboats in Kerala much more fun.
Kerala is the first state in India to welcome the south-west summer monsoon. Let us take a look at some of the best tourist destinations to visit in Kerala during monsoon:
“Houseboats in Kerala” – if that phrase appeals to a tourist then Ashtamudi is the place where he/she needs to be. Ashtamudi, as the name suggests, is an 8 cornered lake in Kerala known for its enchanting backwaters. The 16 kilometres long lake is the second largest in the state; it merges into the sea through Neendakara estuary. Kollam Junction Railway Station is hardly 2 kilometres away from here.
Best Hotels near Ashtamudi: Hotel All Season, The Quilon Beach Hotel and All Season Houseboat.
Kovalam is one of the most famous beaches in India and not just in Kerala. The beach is visited by plethora of tourists throughout the year, but the rainy season induces a sense of excitement about the place. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming and herbal massages for a wholesome experience while you are here. Trivandrum International Airport is about 10 kilometres from here.
Best hotels in Kovalam: Poovar Island Resort, Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel and Spa.
The beauty of Munnar reverberates as it attracts tourists from all around the word. Easily one of the most famous hill stations in India, Munnar is a sight to cherish during the monsoon season as the place turns surreal. A walk through the mist covered tea estates on a rainy morning here is bound to stay with you forever. Anamudi, the highest peak in Munnar, offers a great place for trekking.
Best hotels in Munnar: Elysium Garden, Bell Vedera Resorts Munnar and Ragamaya Resort and Spa Munnar.
When you visit Wayanad, you visit one of the most scenic places in Kerala. This place offers some amazingly captivating views of hills and valleys around it. What’s more, how does camping in a tree house with rain outside sound for a getaway? You get to do it all here in the calm, serene and beautiful Wayanad.
Best Hotels in Wayanad:Wayanad Sharoy Resort, Lakkidi Village Resort and The Woods Resorts Wayanad.