November is often considered as an ideal month to visit Kerala. By November the monsoon will usually stop the climate will be cool. The landscape will be beautiful during this period as a result of the monsoon rains. All these help the travellers to have a great vacation in Kerala. The Kerala tourism season also starts October till March. The lush green forests and plantations add to the beauty of Kerala during this period. You could visit a number of places in the month of November - from waterfalls to backwaters, seas to the hills etc..You can all of these scenic places in the month of November.
November is an ideal time to visit the backwater destinations of Kerala. The network of rivers that are interconnected by lakes, canals and lagoons which pass through a number of villages and cities of the Southern Kerala is one of the wonders of Kerala.Alappuzha and Kumarakom are important access points for a little river cruise. So hire a houseboat and go for a fun filled at the same time relaxing cruise or spend a night on one of these floating houses. Kollam and Kochi also provide boat rides.
While you are in Kollam don't forget to visit the picturesque Monroe Island and while you are in Kumarakom make a stop at the bird sanctuary and the Pathiramanal, a small but pretty island.
Those who love cold climate should travel to the hill stations of Kerala. Munnar, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Lakkidi or Wayanad will serve the purpose. All these evergreen hill stations offer you spectacular views and a great climate. Munnar weather in November will be perfect to plan your vacations. Don't forget to pack some warm clothes as the weather will be really cool at these places during the month of November.
A visit to Thekkady is also worth in November as the weather is cool and ideal for sightseeing. You could go for boating and various adventure water sports such as bamboo rafting, kayaking and river rafting. You can also try trekking or go for nature walks.
November is also the ideal month to visit the famous bird and wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad, Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in Kollam, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary in Thiruvananthapuram, Begur Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki, Eravikulam National Park near Munnar are some of the wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala.
If bird watching is your priority then visit one of these bird sanctuaries in the state - Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam.
As the monsoon has almost left the Kerala coast, you should make a trip to one of the beaches while you are here. Most famous of them all is Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram. The beautiful crescent shaped beaches and the promontories and the calm sea makes it an ideal place to spend your vacation. Other famous beaches are Varkala Beach near Trivandrum, Cherai Beach in Kochi, Beypore in Kozhikode and Bekal in Kasargod.