5 Places to visit in Kerala in July
The paradise-like charm of Kerala is world-famous. Its alluring backwaters, undulating landscape and beautiful seashores attract tourists from all over the world. However, many are concerned about the best time to visit Kerala. The winter season, with its pleasant days and cool nights, is generally preferred. Nevertheless, the monsoon— falling between June and September— has a unique charm of its own.
A land of backwaters, rivers and waterfalls, Kerala is worth a visit during the rains of July. The downpour during the month can be heavy but does not last long. Refreshing sunshine interludes each session of rain, making Kerala the best place for a romantic getaway. Here are some attractions that you will enjoy during July.
1. Athirappilly Waterfalls
Famed as the most beautiful waterfall in south India, Athirappilly is best to visit during July. The cascade, which is weak during the summer season, assumes a thunderous force during the monsoon. You will be astonished to hear the sound of the fall kilometers away. It becomes almost deafening as you go near it. The fall is quite enthralling to behold. You cannot help but stand in awe at the majestic view of the 80-meter fall, with the mist creating rainbows in the golden sun.
Munnar is a perennial tourist destination in Kerala. Living up to its name as the king of hill stations, the location assumes different moods during different seasons. During the monsoon, the mist-covered hills, intermittent rains and golden sunshine create a romantic setting in the tourist destination. Hence the time is best for honeymooners to visit Munnar. For those who have been in wedlock for a long time, a journey to the place will help you rediscover the sparkling romance. As not many tourists visit the hill station in July, you can get a tour package at a low rate too.
3. Houseboat ride
Though many prefer a houseboat ride during the winter season, the journey through the backwaters during the monsoon is a unique adventure. Cruising through the placid lake with the drizzling rain adding to its beauty is at once exciting and romantic. You will feel like you are traveling in the smaller version of a luxury cruise ship because of the facilities in the boat. If you are interested in angling, you can while away the time. The chefs will make you a tasty Kerala-style curry with your catch. The turquoise blue water and the emerald green shores appear more romantic with the drizzle. Hence romantic tour packages are available to the backwaters in July.
4. Ashtamudi Lake
The palm-shaped Ashtamudi lake is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kerala during the monsoon season. Because of the marvelous beauty of the lake, many tourists are attracted to it, making it the most visited backwater in the state. The blue lake and green shores with coconut trees leaning into the water to greet the passing boats make it a picturesque location. Its rich wetland ecosystem contains some of the rare varieties of flora and fauna. As many as six migratory species of birds are found here. You will be filled with joy once you get to spend some time on the shore enjoying the cool breeze.
Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. It tops the list of the best tourist places to visit in Kerala because of the rich beauty and exciting adventure activities it offers. Tourists can involve in trekking, bamboo rafting, jungle night patrol and camping in the tourist destination. A safari through the sanctuary is the best opportunity to see tigers roaming around. During July, the rains add to the fun of these activities. The landscape assumes a romantic glow during the time as the landscape is filled with green.