Kerala is simply stunning all year round. There is no real best time to visit Kerala but there are some advantages to planning your trip for August. Find out why we’ve made Kerala our destination of the month for August.
SNAKE BOAT RACE
Throughout July small snake boat races are organized all over Kerala. But the one that is known throughout the world is the Nehru Trophy. It is held annually on the 2nd Saturday of August in Alleppey.
In August, Keralites celebrate the festival of Onam with great panache. The harvest festival is celebrated every year but smaller versions of Onam’s traditional “Sadya” feast are served all year round.
By August the monsoon season is mostly over. But the air is significantly fresher, lighter and less humid. In July, Thekkady (pictured above) often becomes inaccessible due to heavy rains but this is not the case in August.
Because August isn’t the peak tourist season there are many good deals on offer. From Ayurvedic treatments to rice boat cruises, a lot of attractions are available for roughly half of what they cost in winters giving an so if you like a bargin August might be the best time to visit Kerala.
There are innumerable waterfalls in Kerala and most of them become astonishingly beautiful during and soon after the monsoon. Other than the known waterfalls there are plenty of unnamed, seasonal ones that appear all over especially in hillstations like Munnar.
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