Tourist Places in Kerala to visit in May
Here are some of the Kerala tourist places that are best to visit during the month of May.
You can head to Munnar on your visit to Kerala during May. It is one of the coolest places in Kerala and hence is best to get away from the hot and humid climate. More than the mild climate, the hill station is known for its mesmerizing sightseeing locations. The rolling hills covered in the green blanket of tea plantations are captivating. Pothamedu viewpoint gives a panoramic view of the green landscape and high mountains. Chinnakanal waterfalls, Echo point, Tata tea museum and so on are some of the locations that make the trip to Munnar worthwhile.
If you want a relaxing vacation with boating and a safari, Thekkady is the best place to be. The mild climate of the region makes it suitable for visiting during one of the hottest months in Kerala. Even in May, the temperature here does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius. So you can participate in activities like trekking and safari in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is the best opportunity to see some rare varieties of flora and fauna. If you are lucky, you may even get to see a tiger.
With mist-kissed hills, winding roads and green meadows, Vagamon is a beautiful place. Many tourists visit the destination during the summer season as it is much cooler than other regions in Kerala. Located 1200 meters above sea level, the viewpoint gives a bird’s eye view of the deep valley and the high mountains shrouded in clouds. The unique sight and the constant cool breeze are sure to rejuvenate anyone. Hence Vagamon is the perfect place for picnicking in Kerala during May.
If you want to enjoy the beauty and serenity of village life in Kerala, Gavi is the place to visit. An idyllic countryside, Gavi was a less known destination in Kerala. But the panoramic views and the mild climatic conditions, even during May, made the region popular among tourists. You can have so much fun involving in the adventure activities like trekking and safari. The home stays here serve delicious Kerala foods and are clean and comfortable. Book a stay here and get to experience the quiet village life in Kerala.
Between 27th April and 7th May every year, a festival of St. George is conducted at Edathua Church. As one of the most famous festivals in Kerala, many people from far and wide come to attend it. The golden statue of the saint leads the procession from the front. Many cultural events are also organized as part of the festival. It is stunning to see the church adorned in beautiful lights. Located on the banks of the river Pamba, the shrine was constructed in 1810 in traditional Kerala architecture. History and architecture lovers will have a great time. So make sure to take part in the Edathua Perunnal if you are visiting Kerala during May.
Kumarakom is the best place to enjoy the beauty of the backwater in Kerala. You can access the Vembanad lake, the longest lake in India, from here. A one-day trip through the lake in the traditional houseboats is the favorite activity of tourists here. These luxury boats have all the facilities of a house including the bedroom, kitchen, sit-out, washrooms and so on. The tour organizers provide a delicious Kerala meal for lunch. You will surely enjoy the serene journey filled with the exquisite sight of swaying coconut trees on the emerald green shores. If you love birds, you can have a great time in the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, where many varieties of domestic and migratory birds can be found.
Palayur Church Festival
St. Thomas Church at Palayur, Thrissur, is one of the oldest churches in India. Believed to be one of the seven churches that the apostle Thomas established in Kerala in 52 AD, the shrine attracts many pilgrims from wide and far. The architecture of the church, which resembles the traditional Kerala method, and the historical importance makes it one of the most visited religious centers in Kerala. The annual festival of the church is celebrated during the first week of May with much pomp and flair. Resembling a temple festival, the celebrations are filled with fireworks, orchestra and pageants. The festival is hence considered the best time to visit Palayur Church.
The summer season in Kerala is a nightmare for many travelers. It is difficult to blame them as the tiring heat and the exhausting humidity are sure to take out all the fun from the trip. Hence most prefer to visit Kerala between November to February when the climate is cool and comfortable.
However, there are many destinations that you can visit even during May. These places have a comfortable climate compared to others and offer some of the best sights in the land. Moreover, as the month is considered an off-season for tourism, you can get exciting offers on tour packages to Kerala.
Chetan Jadhav says:
Kerala in May – weather can get sweltry so I would recommend hill station attractions like Munnar. Vagamon is also a lovely place to visit.