Visit time to Kerala, in respect to tourism has been divided into three major tourist seasons that include the peak season, the off season and the monsoon season. Irrespective of your time of stay or nationality, the serene coastal land of Kerala offers one of its kinds travel experiences to one and all in each of these seasons. Kerala serves all with a pleasing weather all year long, diverse culture and tranquil Kerala backwaters.


The Gopuram (Tower) of a historic Hindu Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala

The Gopuram (Tower) of a historic Hindu Temple, Trivandrum, Kerala : Photo Credit of rejik on


Peak Season (October to March)
Most of the people tend to visit the place during its peak season that ranges from October to March during which the weather remains warm and comfortable, but not hot. This season is therefore considered to be the best time to spend your time in beaches under mildly sunny skies, hill stations and backwaters. It is recommended to get your accommodation booked prior to your visit especially during the week of Christmas and New. Also, you must be prepared to pay top rates during this time, which is quite festive time to experience.You can participate and enjoy an array of round trips, night outs and special events and activities during this time of the year. Some of the most special events include the Cochin Carnival, the Kumarakom Boat Race, Aranmula Boat Race, Onam and Chembai Music Festival.


Backwaters of Kerala: Serene waterways surrounded by lush greenery and traditional houseboats.

The backwaters of Kerala, Photo credit by Stefano Ravalli on


ALSO SEE – Best Places to Visit in Kerala

 Off Season (April to June)
The summer season from April to May slows the pace of tourism due to humidity in the weather, which in turn results in fewer tourist crowds and lower hotel rates. Being located near the tropics this coastal state experiences high temperature during the summer which is accompanied by daily rains. It is a good time to visit if you are ready to stand 30 degree plus temperatures. The late April time witnesses an increase in precipitation that welcomes the locals to get wet in evening showers. It is a kind of pre mini monsoon season.

Summer is a good season to visit the Keralan land for those who like to brave the heat, and enjoy a less congested, less expensive travel experience. You can spend time sweltering if you land up in any of the Kerala’s hill stations like Munnar or Thekkady. This is a perfect season for planning up a perfect budget holiday in Kerala since you can expect heavy off season discounts on accommodation, sightseeing and drinks. Some commonly celebrated events during this season include the Guruvayoor Utsavam, the Aluva Sivarathri, Vishu, Easter and the Edathuva Perunnal.The heat will keep you away from the hot sunny beaches and you might like to engage yourself in a calm afternoon nap. Visiting wildlife sanctuaries and spice plantations are also a good option to spend your noon time in shady ambiences. The evenings are however pleasant and perfect times for sightseeing. The Munnar and Thekkady hills often cater to the tourists who want to escape heat.

Monsoon Season (July to September)


Ayurveda Treatment: A traditional Indian healing system using natural remedies and therapies for holistic well-being.


The Monsoon season from July to September is the right time to visit Kerala for an Ayurveda treatment. This is why this season is also known as the Ayurveda season. This wet, cool and comfortable climate is perfectly ideal for making the best out of these Ayurveda treatments.Thorough August month sees the heaviest rainfall which not necessarily falls everyday rather it falls only in short bursts. The weather can sometimes be extremely unpredictable and may see slight rough winds at times. The monsoon season lets you unwind and explore a different side of Kerala, experiencing its overflowing rivers, trees dancing to the tune of the winds, lush hills and vast expanses of vegetation fields. The 44 rivers criss crossing Kerala give an opportunity to enjoy the blue green waters flowing. This is the time to see the most beautiful Kerala hills with vivid greenery and tranquil palm fringed backwaters.The major events include the Ayurveda treatment, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the Kottiyoor Utsavam and the Champakkulam Boat Race.The Arabian Sea coast line looks really wild and the rainstorms ravage the beaches. Visit here in this time of the year and explore the spice plantations, cloud skies, heavy rains that attract most of the tourists.