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The Best Time to Visit the Beaches of Kerala

Updated on December 17, 2014

Kerala, which is often known as "God's Own Country" is a small state in the southern end of India and is regarded as a top travel destination of India. The geographical features of Kerala is quite different from those present in other states of India and this is what it makes this beautiful place a highly recommended travel destination. People from different parts of the world visit Kerala during the major tourism seasons and this clearly speaks about the current potential of Kerala as a major travel destination. Visiting Kerala is one of the best things that you can do from a traveler’s point of view and it is something that you can cherish for your lifetime.

There are a lot of travel attractions and beaches in Kerala that have become the hot spots for the travellers and one of the most popular and common travel attractions of Kerala is its beaches. Kerala is home to a good number of travel beaches stretching from its southern tip to the northern end and these beaches possess’ different types of features and geographical features, which makes it interesting for the tourists to visit them. The beaches in Kerala might not be heavily crowded or dynamic when compared with the other beaches in south India, but still it will make you feel comfortable and enjoy your tour in a better way.

Most of the beaches in Kerala are less crowded and only few of them are somewhat crowded as they are labeled as the major beaches of Kerala. There are a lot of less crowded, unexplored and beautiful beaches in Kerala that are considered as the best places to spend your time during your trip to Kerala. So if you are in Kerala, you will never feel any shortage of travel beaches that you can enjoy with your friends or family. There are different types of beaches that are suited for travelers in Kerala and this is something that really keeps travellers in high spirit.

Even with the abundance of beach destinations in Kerala, there are some restrictions when it comes to visiting the beaches of Kerala. One of the major restriction is the climatic conditions and especially during the monsoon season when it rains heavily. During the monsoon season in Kerala, the beaches will not be able to provide or offer anything special for the tourists and most of the beach destinations in Kerala will be almost empty. During the monsoon season, the overall tourism industry in Kerala will hit a low as it rains heavily keeping most of the travellers at bay. Even if you dare to visit Kerala during the rainy season, you will not be able to explore this place in the best way.

A Beach in Kerala

The best time to visit the beaches of Kerala is during the winter season which falls somewhere between November to January every year and during this year the climate will be very much cool and moderate. The winters in Kerala are not as chilly as those in the northern Indian states and in the beaches the temperatures do not fall below 20 degree Celsius. In the noontime the temperature might reach up to 33 degree Celsius and taking all these into consideration, we can say that the winter season in Kerala is the best recommended time to visit the beaches. There are a lot of factors that prompts the travellers to visit Kerala during the winter and you can also see an increase in the overall tourists numbers in Kerala during the winter season.

Easily Adaptable Climatic Conditions

When compared with other seasons such as monsoon, summer and autumn, the winter season is very much suited for the travellers planning to visit the beaches of Kerala. Most of the travellers that visit Kerala come from continents such as Europe, Africa, Australia, America etc, which all have different climatic condition. But since the climate in Kerala during the winter season is very much moderate in nature, it will not create any issues for the travellers to get adapted to it and make their trip interesting. There will not be too much heat during the day time and the night will also remain cool without the temperature dipping too much. So people from any part of the world will feel comfortable during the winter season in Kerala and will be able to explore and enjoy the beach travel destinations of Kerala in a much better way.

Kadalundi Beach in Kerala

Better View of the Beaches

The winter season in Kerala provides an amazing and clear view of the beaches and this is something that will prompt the travellers to visit the beaches only during the winter season. In the morning time, you can see some mist or fog that extends to a great distance and this sight will surely bring more beauty and pleasure to the eyes. There is no better sight than the beaches of Kerala soaked in moderate mist during the winter season and usually most of the people miss to view this amazing sight. And during the peak day time, you can really get a clear view of the beaches without any barriers. Since it is not too hot outside, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the beaches for a longer time period.

Fewer Diseases

The monsoon and the summer seasons in Kerala are usually considered as the period when there are a number of epidemics and infectious diseases that can cause enough threat to human life. Since the tourists come from different parts of the world, they might not be able to be aware about all the infections, epidemics and fever that prevails in different places and hence they usually fell prey to various diseases during that time. But during the winter seasons, the chances of epidemics and other infections are generally low and the tourist will not have to face any health related issues. The winter season in Kerala is regarded to be almost free of diseases and infections, which makes this season a better time for tourism. And when it comes to visiting the beaches of Kerala, without having serious concern for health, then the winter season is the best time to do so.

More Fairs and Festivals

It is during the winter season in Kerala that most of the fairs and festival occurs and it will be a great entertainment for travellers coming from different parts of the world. The fairs an festivals that are held in the areas near the beaches are very much unique in nature and are also very much interesting to watch. The tourists will be pretty sure to have a great time at the beaches watching these fairs and festivals and they would also be able to enjoy the taste of special foods prepared during these festivals. The Christmas celebrations at the beaches of Kerala are yet another major extravaganza that the tourists can enjoy and a lot of arts and cultural events are conducted at the beaches on behalf of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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So if you are planning to visit the beaches of Kerala, then there will be no better time than this. Winter is around the corner and you will get everything that needs to make your beach travel a special and memorable one. Remember that the beaches of Kerala are not much crowded when compared with the other beaches in India and this is something that will make your trip more interesting. Also don’t forget to enjoy the amazing seafood in Kerala and you can get it easily from the restaurants near the beaches of Kerala.


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    • georgescifo profile image

      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      Hi Teaches12345 and if you have never visited Kerala, you should put it in your next travel plan and remember, do not miss to visit the beautiful beaches of Kerala.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks Peggy and hope that the hub was pretty useful to you.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      This is a beautiful post showing lovely beaches. I have never visited Kerala but would love to some day. Thanks for sharing the background on this part of our world.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for informing us about the beaches in Kerala and the best time of year to be visiting them.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      You are right lyndapringle and a big thanks for your honest comments. As seen the photos and images, usually the beaches in Kerala are not over crowded..

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      Lynda Pringle 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you for this informative article about the beaches of Kerala. I especially enjoyed watching the videos. The waves were so peaceful and relaxing and a definite draw to visit! I also enjoyed the photos you posted. And, you are right, the beaches do not seem crowded at all as there would be in other tourist destinations.