Kerala places to visit in July
Be it any time of the year, Kerala is one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. However, the particular month of July creates magic in this coastal state. Monsoons in Kerala finally settle in and you can enjoy the vibrant culture and verdant greenery that comes alive during with the rains. The state does not have incessant rains and is always interluded by soft golden sunshine. The average temperature also remains between 20°C and 30°C which significantly enhances the experience of exploring Kerala in the month of July.
There are many places to visit during the rainy season in Kerala. Scroll through and read all you need to know.
A petite enchanting hill station, Periyar is a must-visit place in Kerala in July. The fresh leaves and the washed streets seem to smile with you. It is among the very few tourist places in Kerala that are not flanked with pollution and noise. You will feel the homeliness and harmony that you would find nowhere else. Spend all your time resting in the midst of nature and unwind your mind, body and soul. The best places to see are Suruli Falls, Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple and the Mullaiperiyar Dam.
Travel through serpentine roads and enjoy the cascading waters when in Thattekad. Masked in the glory of plentiful flora and fauna, you can catch a glimpse of some of the most unique migratory birds in the rainy season. It is blessed with serenity and you will easily spot massive plantations of teak and mahogany. You can also get an opportunity to do kayaking if you have an adventure gene in you. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Bhoothathankettu dam, Inchathotty Suspension Bridge and Idamalayar River are the best tourist spots here.
The season of rainbows and raindrops is best enjoyed when you take a trip to Thrissur. It is an ideal holiday destination for those tourists who yearn to have a rather calm and quiet vacation. Monsoons gives you an opportunity to explore the unexplored jewels of daintiness that adorn this charming land. There are also numerous beaches, hillocks, waterfalls and forestlands that await you when you arrive here. Some of the best sightseeing spots are Punnathur Kotta, Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Vilangan Kunnu, Athirappilly Waterfalls and Chavakkad Beach.
With its gushing rivers, mist-capped hills, long-running deep valleys, a cool spray of the waterfall and lazy streams, Ernakulam is the ideal answer to the question of where to spend monsoon season in India. It is a historic town and it feels like a tradition is woven together with modernization. It is best known for its hot steaming appams served with stew. It is also a significant spice trading hub. Must visit places here are St.George Forane Church, National Marine Biodiversity Museum, Anchumana Devi Temple and Lulu Mall.
Marari is is home to many natural wonders. Coconut groves, lily ponds and ample of fruit trees mark the shores of the Marari waters. It is the perfect holiday destination in July for families and friends. Predominantly a fishing village, it is also famous for coir making. The beaches here are a popular tourist destination offering the perfect international setting and sunset views. You must take a visit to the Marari Ayurveda Panchakarma Centre, International Coir Museum, take a canoe ride and visit St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.
A lesser-known destination that Parambikulam is, it still attracts a lot of tourists for visiting Kerala in July. It is a rich band of greenery brimming with wildlife. This small town consists of inlets, hillocks and plains where you can indulge in many thrilling activities such as safaris, river rafting and trekking. It is also home to the oldest and highest teak tree in the country. The places you should see here are the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Aliyar Dam, Monkey Falls and Anaimalai Hills.
Rainy season in Kerala can be taken advantage of by visiting Kochi. Imagine walking across the coffee and tea plantations that are covered in glistening raindrops. This could be true when you visit Kollam in July. The town vibrates with life and colour and you can opt to live at tree houses to enjoy the beautiful weather. Kochi’s best tourist places comprise of Kollam Beach, Tangasseri Lighthouse, Thevally Palace, Paravur Lake and Fort Thomas.
Vagamon is a charming monsoon destination in Kerala. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna and most famous for the various types of orchids that bloom here. It also boasts of a man-made forest where you can go for a stroll and sit under a pine tree to breathe in some fresh mountain air. The overall mysticism of this destination cannot be replicated. Vagamon Kurishumala Church, Kurisumala Ashram and Thangalpara are worth a visit when in Vagamon.
If you are thinking about where to go in Kerala during rains, then Varkala is your solution. The green patches and hilly terrains in Varkala prove to be amazing picnic spots. It also has a network of inlets and waterways that gives you an opportunity to go boating in mild showers. Visitors can avail many activities such as paragliding, trekking, hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing. You must visit the sightseeing spots of Sivagiri Mutt, Janardanaswamy Temple, Kappil Beach and Varkala Aquarium.
Nestled in the laps of the majestic Western Ghats, Ponmudi has an overtone of green. The view of tea-plantations set over the rolling hills, waterfalls and quaint streams is a sight for sore eyes. You can explore the wilderness of the Golden Valley and hang around along the freshwater springs and Kallari River. The other Ponmudi’s places to see include Meenmutty Falls, Mankayam Waterfalls, and the Braemore Marigold Estate.
All the above mentioned places are absolutely unique in its own way and have something very different to give to its visitors. So, if you too wish to romanticize amidst the lush greens, head to God’s Own Country and devour in all its offerings.