7 Enchanting Scenic Destinations To Visit In Kerala
By: Kanika Mon, 20 Apr 2020 01:39 AM
Enchanting scenic views in the country, including the lush vegetation and backwaters. But when it showers, the place becomes even greener and the water bodies swell. This is an amazing time to spend in Kerala.
Kerala, India or also known as "God’s Own Country" is located in the South of India and is known for its food, culture, and beautiful backwaters. Here are enchanting scenic views of Kerala.
Ashtamudi Lake – For Homestays And Houseboats
Ashtamudi lake, called so because of its 8 arms or channels, famous for its lovely homestays and houseboats is one of the most pristine places to visit in Kerala during monsoons. Sit by the banks under coconut, eat fresh catch and pamper yourself with soothing Ayurvedic massages.
Nearest railway station: Kollam Junction, about 2 km.
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 70 km.
Nearest places to visit: Thekkan Guruvayoor Temple, Thevalli Palace, Neendakara Port, Adventure Park.
Thekkady – The Forest Comes Alive In Monsoon
Another gem of Kerala, Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. And what better time than this to add Thekkady to your list of places to visit in Kerala during monsoons? Enjoy the trip with Bamboo Rafting and Jungle Night Patrol. It is one of the top places to visit in Kerala in monsoon.
Nearest Railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, about 68 km away.
Nearest Airport: Madurai, about 140 km and Cochin International Airport, about 190 km.
Nearest places to visit: Periyar National Park, Suruli Falls, Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, Mullaperiyar Dam.
Kumarakom – Gem Among The Monsoon Destinations
An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Often referred to as “one of the 10 paradises on Earth”, Kumarakom turns into a heaven, and has had its attractions advertised by some stunning top-end resorts by the side of Lake Vembanad.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 13 km.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 94 km.
Nearest places to visit: Kumarakam Bird Sanctuary, Pathiramnal, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park.
Wayanad – For Its Scintillating Waterfalls
Wayanad would be one of the most exciting and romantic places to visit in Kerala during monsoons as it has the perfect treehouses tucked away amidst jungle to enjoy the drizzling weather. Treat yourself to some amazing valley views, bathe under waterfalls, go for long walks in the rain-kissed tea and coffee plantations or enjoy a memorable stay in the treehouses here and trek in the mountains!
Nearest Railway station: Calicut Railway Station is 62 km away.
Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport is about 65 km away.
Nearest places to visit: Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruvadweep.
Kovalam – An Iconic Beach Destination
This place is popular among the best tourist places in Kerala during the rainy season. One of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala to visit during monsoon. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, and catamaran cruising are some of them.
Nearest Railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km.
Nearest places to visit: Samudra Beach Park, The Tibetan Gallery, Halcyon Castle, Light House Beach Road.
Varkala – A Hamlet Full Of Peace
Beaches become the best tourist places in Kerala during monsoon. Set on the shimmering shores of the Arabian Sea, Varkala is a coastal paradise that is lined by breezy palm trees and is encircled by red cliffs. Home to the famous Papanasam Beach, it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala in August for those who’re looking forward to nothing but all the peace and quiet.
Nearest Railway station: The city has its own railway station by the name of Varkala Sivagiri railway station.
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International airport is located just 39 km away from the city center.
Nearest places to visit: Varkala Beach, Sivagiri Mutt Trivandrum, Varkala Cliff.
Marari kulam – Treasure In The Heart Of Alleppey
Located in the heart of the ever-famous backwater paradise of Alleppey, Mararikulam still remains a lesser-known gem that is yet to be explored to its fullest potential. One of the most scenic places to enjoy the charm of Kerala monsoon, do not miss out on exploring this breathtaking beach village in case you plan on visiting Kerala in July.
Nearest Railway station: Mararikulam Railway Station.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Mararikulam located at a distance of 75 km.
Nearest places to visit: Marari Beach, Pathiramanl Lake, International Coir Museum, St. Andrew’s Basilica Church Arthungal.