7 Tourist Places In Kerala To Visit During October
October marks the beginning of the winter season. A land blessed with lush greenery, rolling hills, charming backwaters and golden sandy beaches, Kerala assumes a unique charm during the winter season. The mornings during this season are pleasant and comfortable. The nights are cool with clear starry skies. Hence October is one of the best times to visit Kerala.
If you are going on a package tour to Kerala, this month will be the best time. Many attractions will enchant you in the land. Here is a list of seven attractions and celebrations that will fill you with awe.
Located in northern Kerala, Wayanad is one of the best tourist places to visit during October. The area is a green abode as it is covered with thick forest. A trek to Chembra peak is exciting, and hence many adventure-lovers sign up for it. The most exciting part of the trekking is the sight of the heart-shaped lake at the topmost point. Wayanad is also famous for Idakkal caves, where you can see ancient cave paintings dating back to 6000 BC. The charming Kuruvadweep, enthralling waterfall of Soochipara, majestic Banasura Sagar dam are some of the other attractions awaiting you in Wayanad.
If you want to visit a hill station with exquisite sights, head to Vagamon. Located 1200 meters above sea level, the place has in store an enchanting view of the rolling hills covered in a green carpet. The refreshing cool climate, with a temperature between 10-23 degrees Celcius, makes it an ideal destination for Kerala tour packages during all seasons. You will be as rejuvenated by the climate as you are enthralled by the sights. Hence Vagamon is considered one of the best, if not the best, places to visit in Kerala in October.
A quaint village in the foothills of Western Ghats, Thenmala is a place to go if you are not a fan of crowds. The lesser-known location in the Kollam district, however, has some of the best activities that you can think of. An elephant ride through the thicket, a unique activity in Thenmala, is undoubtedly an experience to cherish. You may also involve in trekking, camping, and if you are a daredevil, rock climbing. Children will be excited to see the butterfly garden where thousands of colorful butterflies fly all around you.
Kochi is an unusual conglomerate of old and the new, villages and cities, and different cultures and heritages. If you are interested in the colonial history of the land, you can visit Fort Kochi, where you will find buildings constructed in the old French, Portuguese and Dutch architecture. The Jewish Synagogue, Jain temple, Chinese fishing nets and so on speak of the ancient trade relations of Kerala. If you head to the city, you will be astonished to find metro rails, marine drive, huge shopping malls and all other luxuries of a metro city. Nevertheless, the city’s development has not destroyed the backwaters of Kumabalangi, which is arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala.
A package tour to Kerala will not be complete without a houseboat ride through the charming backwaters in Kumarakom. October, with its mild climate, is one of the best times for the activity. Boating is also the best way to imbibe in the beauty of the emerald-green shores with swaying coconut trees lining them. You will get all the luxuries of a house —including bathrooms, kitchen, sit out and air-conditioned bedrooms — in these cruise boats. Riding on the upper deck with the wind rustling your hair, relishing the delicious Kerala meals is a unique experience.
Thekkady is a famous and undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations in Kerala. The destination offers a plethora of curious sights as well as adventure opportunities for visitors. As it is a part of Periyar National Park, you can see a variety of animals and birds here. The reservoir that inundates a large area is great for boating. Cruising through the lake is the best chance to see the wildlife. You can see herds of elephants coming to quench their thirst. Sometimes, but not rarely, you can also see tigers near the water. Hence do not avoid this destination on your package tour to Kerala in October.
7. Gandhi Jayanthi
October 2nd is the birthday of the father of the nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Reverently referred to as Mahatma Gandhi for his saintly character, the leader’s birthday is an occasion to remember the humanitarian values he upheld. Kerala celebrates Mahatma’s birthday by observing one week of service. Everyone, including school children, politicians and government officials, take part in serving society. From cleaning the streets to planting trees to feeding the vagrant, each finds their own way to service to honor the memory of Mahatma. It is hence the best time to visit Kerala.