Recently, experts from online travel companies Kayak, Gofro and MakeMyTrip listed trends that they found in the ongoing monsoon season. Kerala continued to be the top pick for travelers planning to go on trips within the country, with around 30 percent of all travelers looking for Kerala bookings. Despite the fact that the southern state is the first to be hit by the southwest monsoon and gets quite drenched every year, people seem to be flocking to God’s Own Country every year. That’s not really surprisingly, because Kerala turns several shades greener and comes alive in the monsoon. Here are some photos of the state that perfectly show why Kerala continues to be such a popular travel destination. ALSO READ: Rainy season in Kerala: 5 places in Kerala you must visit this monsoon!
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Houseboat in the backwaters of Kumarakom with grey clouds looming above
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Munnar Tea Plantation during the monsoon
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A morning view of the Wayanad mountains
The picturesque Periyar National Park in Thekkady on a cloudy day
The lighthouse at rocky Kovalam beach on a windy day
View of the sky during the sunset near Vagamon, Kottayam
Bekal Fort in Kasargod on a cloudy day; this is the largest fort in Kerala
Silhouettes of sea piers in Kozhikode (Calicut) in the sunset
Kerala, as you can see, has some exotic locales that attract plenty of tourists from within and outside India. From misty hill stations to lazy backwaters, small and cozy hamlets to bustling cities, there are plenty of places to explore. Apart from the rich culture and heritage on display here, monsoon brings out the best of Kerala’s natural beauty. The state is suited for all kinds of vacations, from solo getaways to honeymoons and romantic holidays. From the hills of Vagamon and Munnar to the beaches of Varkala and Kovalam, Kerala has plenty of places where you can experience the Indian monsoon at its best. We would suggest getting a houseboat on the backwaters of Kumarakom. Interestingly, the backwaters Alleppey was voted Indias favorite Waterfront Destination, according to HolidayIQ. NOW READ: 8 stunning pictures that show why Alleppey is called Venice of the East!