God’s Own Country, Kerala does look like it has been blessed by God, during monsoons. Being the first state to receive monsoons, Kerala transforms into a green heaven. Majestic mountains covered in clouds, gushing backwaters, coconut trees swaying to the tunes of the cold breeze, such magical sights can only be witnessed in Kerala. And this is exactly what we call a perfect getaway spot. Here are the top 5 monsoons getaways in Kerala that we think you must visit.
About 76 km northwest of Thiruvananthapuram, the town gets its name from the octopus-shaped lake which also serves as gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Ashtamudi with its numerous home stays and resorts makes it an ideal spot for lazy vacations.Sit by the banks under coconut groves and watch the lake transform into a bustling waterway during the day.
Rainy season is the best time to opt for Ayurvedic treatment and Ashtamudi is the best place for it. You can either go for Kerala oil massages or pamper yourself with an entire package, which will surely leave you rejuvenated.
To spend romantic moments with your better half ,take a ride on any of the Kerala house boats. This should be a must-visit.But, make sure to check with house boat operators in advance since many do not ply during the rains.
If you are looking for some activity, then head to the boat building yards at Alumkadavu, the Maharaja’s palace at Thevally or visit the town of Kollam. But we suggest, just sit by the lake side and enjoy life on the slow lane, munching on konju varathathu (prawn fry) or Karimeen pollichathu (pearl-spot fry).
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Lesser-known than the hill station of Munnar and Vagamon, Mattupetty perched high in the Idukki hills is ideal to enjoy the rains. With continuous rain and you may be forced to stay indoors and that can get gloomy. However, if you are planning to spend romantic and quiet moments, no better set up than this. Sit indoors, sip a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful view outside.
Take leisure strolls and watch the entire region covered under a carpet of green with white waterfalls cascading.
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Kovalam is the one of the most famous beaches in Kerala and one of the best in India. Though a very popular winter vacation spot, Kovalam is spectacular during the rains. Long walks on the beach, eating the fresh seafood prepared by the locals and enjoying Ayurvedic massages are some of the activities that you can do. Check out for any surfing activities during the monsoons as Kovalam is one of the best surfing spots in India.
If you are in the best of your mood, then the state capital Thiruvananthapuram and the vacation spots of Shankhumugham and Veli are also situated close by for you to explore.
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Often called the Venice of the East, the capital of backwater tourism in Kerala is located about 53 km south of Kochi. The 18th-century town still retains vestiges of its past when it was a major trading port of the Travancore princely state.
Stroll down the alleyways of Alappuzha, eat at is many restaurants which serve the freshest catch of the day, take a trip to the beach or visit its museums – there are lots to do in Alappuzha. A boat ride on the Vembanad Lake shouldn’t be missed but do check out with the boat operators as many do not operate during the rainy season.
Alappuzha resorts also offer Ayurvedic rejuvenation packages and monsoon is the perfect time for some holistic health treatment.
Alappuzha is situated close to the resort town of Kumarakom, which is also famous for its bird sanctuary.
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