10 Must-Visit Places In Kerala During Monsoons

Waquar Habib

Kerala During Monsoon

Kerala is a lush paradise during the monsoon. The rain transforms landscapes, reviving rivers, waterfalls, and forests. The backwaters brim with life and tea plantations shimmer with fresh greenery, making it perfect for exploring wildlife sanctuaries and experiencing rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments.

Ponmudi Road in Kerala during the monsoon season | Shutterstock


Munnar, known for its tea plantations, becomes a lush paradise during the monsoons. The rain enhances the hills and waterfalls like Attukal and Lakkam. Visitors can explore tea estates, trek in Eravikulam National Park, and enjoy the misty atmosphere at Top Station.

A monsoon morning in Munnar | Shutterstock


Known as the "Venice of the East," Alleppey's backwaters come alive during the monsoon. Houseboat cruises through the rain-washed canals offer a unique experience, including attractions such as the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, scenic paddy fields, and relaxation at Marari Beach.

A boathouse in the backwaters of Alleppey | Shutterstock


Athirapally Falls, known as the "Niagara of India," is a spectacular sight during the rainy season. The Chalakudy River swells, creating a powerful attraction. Nearby, Vazhachal Falls and Sholayar Dam offer nature walks and bird watching.

Beautiful view of Athirapalli waterfall on a monsoon day | Shutterstock


Wayanad's lush forests and misty hills are enchanting with monsoon showers. Popular attractions include Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, and Meenmutty Falls. Adventure seekers can enjoy trekking at Chembra Peak or exploring the wildlife at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

A monsoon day in Wayanad | Shutterstock


Thekkady, home to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, is ideal for monsoon visits. The rain revitalises the forest, enhancing wildlife sightings during boat safaris on Periyar Lake. Spice plantations, bamboo rafting, and nature walks offer immersive experiences in the rejuvenated landscape.

View of a waterfall in Thekkady | Shutterstock


Kumarakom's backwaters are enchanting during the monsoon season. The rain nourishes the Vembanad Lake ecosystem, perfect for houseboat cruises and bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Ayurvedic treatments and local fish cuisine are also popular attractions.

A cloudy day in Kumarakom | Shutterstock


Varkala's cliffs overlook the Arabian Sea, creating dramatic scenery during the monsoon season. Key attractions include Papanasam Beach, Janardhana Swamy Temple, and natural springs. Visitors can enjoy cliffside walks, yoga retreats, and Ayurvedic therapies.

A vintage car in Varkala beach in Kerala | Shutterstock


Kovalam's beaches, like Lighthouse and Hawa, are captivating under monsoon clouds. The rain enhances the coastal beauty, making it ideal for beach walks and watching the powerful waves. Ayurvedic massage centres and cultural shows add to the appeal.

An aerial view of the palms in Kovalam | Shutterstock


With its historic fort and scenic beach, Bekal is stunning during monsoons. The rain-washed Bekal Fort offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Visitors can explore the fort's architecture, relax at Bekal Beach, and enjoy the lush surroundings.

A view of the Bekal Fort on a monsoon day | Shutterstock


Ashtamudi Lake is peaceful during the monsoon season, offering tranquil houseboat cruises through canals and lagoons. Visitors can also explore Munroe Island, known for its traditional coir-making and rustic charm.

Canoeing in Ashtamudi Lake | Shutterstock

10 Lakes To Visit On Your Kashmir Tour