When you think about planning Kerala tour during the month of February, always the Valentines day comes to the mind. The perfect time to spend memorable holidays in Kerala.
February is the month of love. The air is warm but not hot in this month of romance and this makes it a good time to visit Kerala.
The most famous among numerous hill stations of Kerala are Munnar, Thekkady, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Lakkidi, Wayanad, Peerumedu etc...
Munnar, located in the Idukki district of Kerala, is the favourite among many international and domestic travellers. The sprawling tea and spice plantations of Munnar is one of the most clicked sceneries in Kerala. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature. It is free from the hustle and bustle of the city life and pollution.
Famous tourist places in Kerala are Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Pothenmedu viewpoint, Mattupetty, Devikulam, Pallivasal and Attukal falls. While you are in Munnar don't miss an opportunity to trek to Anamudi Peaks (the highest peak in South India).
Thekkady is another beautiful place in Idukki where tourists flock by dozens to enjoy the nature's true beauty. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is home various flora and rare fauna. There are many elephant safaris and boat cruises available on the Periyar Lake. Don't miss the chance as it will give you a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the wild elephants and the majestic tigers taking a dip in the river.
Vagamon also in the Idukki district is a perfect place to chill. The place is blessed with lofty green mountains, rolling meadows, thick pine forests and bustling waterfalls.
The hilly district of Wayanad lies about 1300m above the sea-level. The lush green hills and numerous cascading waterfalls make the district a perfect place to relax and revel in nature's blessings. There are many trekking, boating and rafting opportunities. The district also has many ancient places of worship and the acclaimed Neolithic age Edakkal Caves.
February is also a month good to take a backwater cruise. It will be a mesmerising experience which you won't get anywhere else in the world.
Alappuzha, Kumarakom and Kollam are the perfect choices to have a backwater cruise. You could either take a houseboat ride (a much personal experience) or travel on a public ferry to enjoy the enchanting beauty of nature. The lush paddy fields, slow-paced village life, and the thick coconut groves border these lakes, canals and lagoons. You could also embark on an on-foot tour of the pretty hamlets of Kerala and learn the laid back and peaceful lifestyle of the villagers.
Well, February is the month of Valentine, now imagine spending a holiday with your loved ones on a backwater cruise, don't you agree it will be romantic?
These hamlets are also a great place to forget everything and savour the lip-smacking seafood varieties of Kerala.
Other places you should visit this month are the beaches of Kerala. The state is blessed with a long line of coastal area and the beaches here are worth visiting. Among the numerous beaches of Kerala, Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai, Marari and Bekal are the favourites among the tourists.
Kovalam is one of the rare tourist places in the Southern India which has been frequented by international tourists for more than half-a-century. The crescent shaped beaches, rocky promontories and the shallow blue waters make it a great place to enjoy a swim in the ocean and sunbathing.
The beach at Bekal also has a historical 17th-century fort which is the major attraction. Those who visit the backwaters of Alappuzha should also enjoy an evening at the Marari beach, which will be a mesmerising experience.