Feel the Magic of Monsoon With These Monsoon Destinations in Kerala

Monsoon has knocked on the door and it will be unfair for you to just sit around in your homes. Travel to these monsoon destinations in Kerala to take a break and relax.

Divya Chauhan
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Mmonsoon destinations in kerala

There is no doubt in the natural beauty of ‘God’s own country' but this beauty increases manifolds during the monsoon season when the earthy aroma of the land is all mixed in the atmosphere. The downpours bring out new life and vibrant colours to the state making it a must-visit. These monsoon destinations in Kerala will allow you to see the stunning glow that comes with the onset of rain.

1. Munnar



This has to be on the top of the list of monsoon destinations. Explore the beauty of southern hills amidst the green carpet covering Munnar. Trekking through the tea plantations dotting this terrain lets you experience heaven on Earth. Going with your partner? Well, a romantic walk through the vast sprawling tea plantations seems perfect for having a steaming cup of chai or coffee while admiring the sky above. 

Nearest railway station:  Aluya Railway Station, about 130 km away.

2. Wayanad



Also known as the ‘Green Paradise,’ Wayanad has magical greenery filled with woodland and natural life. What makes this place one of the best monsoon destinations in Kerala are its fog-covered mountains, water springs, green meadows, misty hills, wild forests, and breathtaking waterfalls that particularly stand out during rains. Some of the notable waterfalls include Meenmutty Falls, Soochipara waterfalls, Thusaragiri waterfalls, and more.

Nearest railway station: Koyilandy Railway Station, about 53 km away.

3. Ashtamudi



This quaint town of Kollam has the most beautiful backwaters, perfect for cruising through them. The Ashtamudi Lake is famous among tourists for its houseboats and homestays known for giving the most scenic beauty of the vast lake. You can relax by the lake under the shade of a coconut tree, get Ayurvedic massage therapies, and just chill while eating the freshest seafood.

Nearest railway station: Kollam Junction, about 2 km away.

4. Thekkady



Thekkady is a town in Kerala that offers visual feasts to the eyes with tropical evergreen and deciduous forests, bamboo, and savannahs when you stroll through the plains, valleys, and hills. The Periyar National Park here is the main attraction where you can see the wide range of flora and fauna. However, you can also enjoy activities like jungle safari, bamboo rafting and more.

Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station, about 114 km away.

5. Alappuzha/Alleppey


The hub of Kerala’s lush backwaters, Alleppey is also called ‘Venice of the East.’ With its pristine rivers, water channels, lush green landscapes, and freshwater lakes, it is nothing but the peak of natural beauty. The serene backwaters take the hearts of nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers away. During the monsoon season, take a houseboat to float along the paddy fields, coconut groves, Chinese fishing nets, and toddy shops. It is one of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences you can have.

Nearest railway station: Alleppey Railway Station, about 4 km away.

6. Bekal



One of the popular monsoon destinations in Kerala, Bekal is a small town on the Western coast of Kerala. The popular Bekal fort surrounded by beaches, hills, and rivers exudes a charm like no other in monsoons. Enjoy the rains from the Bekal fort and walk down the beautiful walkway of the fort, you can soak in a panoramic view and the fine coastline surrounding it.

Nearest railway station: Kasaragod Railway Station, about 12 km away.

7. Varkala


The beautiful coastal town of Kerala is well-known for its lakes, beaches, and temples. The Varkala beach on the shores of the Arabian Sea is the only beach in the state overlooked by a cliff. From the red stone cliff at a height of 80 ft. above sea level, the view of the golden sand lined by palm trees goes beyond explanation. Varkala’s beauty doubles during monsoons.

Nearest railway station: Varkala Railway Station, about 5 km away.

8. Mararikulam



An enchanting beach village, Mararikulam allows you to experience miraculous natural beauty in all its glory. The never-ending waves and golden sand complements the picturesque setting of this lesser-known gem. With the advent of monsoons, the beach village takes a more vibrant look and soothes your soul from within.

Nearest railway station – Ernakulam Junction Railway Station, about 48 km away.

9. Athirapaly waterfalls



Athirapaly – a scenic village in Kerala, is home to magnificent and serene Athirapaly waterfalls. The white flow of the waterfall surrounded by lush greenery is a pleasant contrast. The best time to see the waterfalls is during monsoon with the perfect backdrop set against it. The surroundings are ideal for picnics and nature walks with your loved ones.

Nearest railway station: Chalakudy, about 30 km away.

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