Kerela is one of the most popular destinations in India, so naturally, it gets plenty of visitors throughout the year. Still, some seasons are far and popular than other tourist places. In this article, you all need to know the best time to visit Kerala and the different seasons in Kerala. So that you can do everything here, before leaving home.

Best time to visit Kerala

If you have a day to spend in Kerala, then you can visit Kochi, because it’s known to be a popular stopover destination. The best time to visit Kerala depends upon what you want to see and what you want to do. Most travelers need to know the best time to visit Kerela. Still, it is better to know the temperature and climate of Kerala month-wise before you plan your trip. The period from September- March is the best time to visit Kerala when the weather is so pleasant and it easy for travelers to explore many attractions and tourist hubs like hill stations, backwaters, beaches, and many more.

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Best season to visit Kerala (October-February)

Bst time to visit kerala

October-February is the best season to visit Kerala. In Kerala the winter temperature is chilly, so it is the best time to go sightseeing and enjoy the beaches. During this time the weather is mild and may also enjoy, many colorful festivals and to do many adventure activities. It is the most romantic time in Kerala as the weather will draw you to engage in a romantic mood. So many honeymooners plan their vacation for a honeymoon. The best season to visit the backwaters of Kerala is the months from August to May.

In Summer (March- June)

The time from March to May marks summer in Kerala. Summer begins at the end of February and the beginning of March, as the temperature remains high throughout the year. The weather in Coastal and plain areas remain warm and humid. In this season the Maximum temperature hovers around 35 C* and the minimum temperature stays around. Summer from March to May bears hot and dry weather. In Kerala, weather in march, the temperature goes up to 38*c with high heat and humidity. Despite having some unfavorable conditions for sightseeing and exploring this offseason Kerala receives many tourists drawn by the beaches and low hotel room prices.

Places to visit in the Summer months

If you visit Kerala during summer, there are quite several places that you can explore and enjoy here.

  • Lush green hills of Munnar
  • Ponmudi
  • Vagamon
  • Periyar Lak e in Thekkady

In Monsoon (June-August)

There are two Monsoons in Kerala, one begins in Kerala called the Southwest Monsoon, and the other begins in October called the Northeast monsoon. The Southwest monsoon is mainly the rainy season in Kerala. The weather is humid, but the rains provide relief from the scorching heat. The maximum temperature sets to around 30*c and the minimum is 20*c. If you wish to enjoy the rain in Kerala, don’t mind the humidity, you can visit during this season.

Places to visit for Monsoon

You can visit places like Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kollam, and Trivandrum are considered the best places to visit in Kerela during this monsoon season and are also considered the top tourist hotspots for Ayurvedic treatments and Ayurvedic Spa in Kerala.

In Winter (November-February)

Winter in Kerala begins in late September and goes on till February the weather is pleasant. Without a doubt, it is the best time to visit Kerala with families and friends and is the peak tourist season. Kerala has a cool and pleasant climate in winter. December has the best weather in winter and is considered by many travelers to be the best season to visit Kerala. Travelers can easily book flights and trains, and hotels in advance for the best deals. So, if you are traveling to hill stations, you will need a light sweater and scarf.

Places to visit in Kerala during winter

  • Munnar
  • Thekkady
  • Alleppey
  • Kochi
  • Kumarakom
  • Vagamon
  • Kovalam
  • Varkala
  • Wayanad

Kerala temperature range

  • From 28 to 32 C degree celsius in the plains
  • Around 30 C degree celsius on hills

Best Months to visit Kerala

  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
Peak Season to visit Kerala Off-Season to visit Kerala
December to February April to September
Most Popular Less popular
Most Crowded Less Crowd
Higher prices Cheap Prices
Festivals Nothing of this sort

Best time to visit Kerala Backwaters

I would suggest the best time to visit Kerala for backwaters or stay at houseboats is between October and March which is also winter here.

Best time to visit Kerala beaches

Kerala is a very fine place to visit for those who want to spend some time on beaches. Although Goa is the first preference and has always been the same, you still can consider visiting Kerala for their pristine beaches. November to February is the best time to visit the beaches because of the comfortable temperature. It is not an unknown fact that Kerala receives a lot of rainfall throughout the year but these are the months when the shower is the least.