Best time to visit Kerala

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Best time of year to visit Kerala

Summer is the wettest season in Kerala with June, July, and August being the rainiest months. After the monsoons, nature gets exceptionally lush and green; therefore, the period from September to November is the best time to visit Kerala. Late August and September is time for the biggest in the area Onam festival, authentic snake boat races, and colourful Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu holiday with special food and traditions. In October, you can watch giant bonfires and statues during the Dussehra processions. Early fall is good for visiting tea plantations, while from November on, visitors can observe coffee harvest.

9 THINGS TO DO IN KERALA (MARCH 01 - MARCH 10)

Beach Season

Beach Season

November–March • activity

India's long coastlines make for an amazing tourist paradise. Find a beach perfectly suited to your own style!

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting

February–March • activity

Have a fantastic time exploring Periyar tiger reserve in an unusual way

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

December–mid-June • activity

The world's highest tea plantation offers panoramic views at 8,000 feet (2,438 m)

Motorcycle Trips

Motorcycle Trips

June–March • activity

Find a bike, hit the road, and let the mantra 'ready, set, go' be with you!

Coffee Harvest

Coffee Harvest

November-March • food

Catch full-bodied taste, unique flavour with fine aroma! Enter the world of remarkable Indian coffee

Tea Harvest

Tea Harvest

March–November • food

Haven't tried Indian tea? Haven't tried life!

Surfing

Surfing

October–May (beginners & learners) | March-September (pro's) • activity

India is for surfers! Just find your own perfect spot and enjoy the waves

Munnar Road

Munnar Road

August–mid-June • activity

A spectacular winding road going through mountains and tea plantations

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

October–March • nature

The avian diversity of India is shocking. Wake up your inner birdwatcher, get armed with a good pair of binoculars, and go explore!

10 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

out of rangeSeptember 10–19, 2021 • event

May the blessings of Sri Ganesha be upon you all! Immerse yourself into one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India

Snake Boat Races (Vallam Kali)

Snake Boat Races (Vallam Kali)

out of rangeJuly–September • event

Get into the spirit of the largest team sport in the world!

Cochin Carnival

Cochin Carnival

canceledDecember 31, 2020–January 1, 2021 • event

Kick up your heels to see off the outgoing year and celebrate the arrival of a new one in a magnificent way!

Onam Festival

Onam Festival

out of rangeAugust 21, 2021 • event

Get involved and catch your own blessing of happiness and prosperity

Bull Surfing

Bull Surfing

out of rangemid-August • event

Looking for an exotic water sport? Go watch Maramadi bull surfing

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri

out of rangeMarch 11, 2021 • event

Immerse yourself in Maha Shivaratri—discover overall definition of the Hindu galaxy and honor Lord Shiva with the believers

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain)

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain)

out of rangeOctober 15, 2021 • event

Don't miss a chance to get a closer look at the religious traditions of India

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

out of rangeMay–January • activity

Leave your everyday routine and lose yourself in a sea full of exotic underwater beauty

Litchi (Lychee)

Litchi (Lychee)

out of rangeMay–June • food

Discover the unique taste of the juicy Asian 'apple'

Modak

Modak

out of rangeSeptember 10–19, 2021 • food

Have a proper taste of Ganesha's favorite special treat

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