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Monsoon Destinations in the South

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 8 months ago

Southern India is distinctly different and known for its vibrant culture, its serene villages and its cuisine. Take a trip to the southern state of Kerala this monsoon and find inner peace while rowing through its backwaters and many soulful encounters...

Living in the sweltering climate of southern India can be quite hard, and it’s no wonder that monsoon is a season that is welcomed with pleasure. To unwind and have fun this monsoon season, why not visit some places that are beautiful during the rains?


Readily available tickets and hotel rooms, fewer crowds and beautiful locations – there’s more to monsoon traveling that what you’d normally expect. Here is some of the destination that you must check out in South India.


Allepey (Alappuzha)

Allepey or Alappuzha is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala, with its wonderful backwaters, brackish lagoons, meandering rivers and canals.


The monsoon season is the best time to book tours to Alleppey, for the captivating snake boat races held here. The Nehru Trophy Race is held on the second Saturday of August every year, and it has grown to be one of the biggest of the boat race events. There is also the boating event associated with the beautiful Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple.


What to Enjoy

Take a Houseboat Cruise, or watch the riveting spectacle of the snake boat race. If you’re feeling beat, take a trip on a canoe or enjoy an invigorating Ayurvedic massage. Explore the beautiful rice fields of Kuttanad and visit the beautiful temples and the Alappuzha Beach. Kerala is an enchanting place to visit thanks to its untouched natural beauty and Allepey is one of the best destinations in Kerala.



Thekkady is located in Idukki district of Kerala, near the Kerala Tamil Nadu border. Thekkady is often instantly associated with the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is popular among adults, kids and wildlife enthusiasts.


What to See

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Spread over 777 square kilometers, this is a dense evergreen forest that’s rich in wildlife and is known as a a tiger sanctuary. There is an artificial lake here formed by the Mullaiperiyar Dam, built across the Periyar River.


Chellar Kovil

This place has a lot of charming waterfalls and cascades, and you’ll get a lot of picture perfect moments on your Kerala tour packages.



Anakkara is being promoted as a destination for spice tourism. It has a lot of extensive spice plantations and you can take up a tour and explore the region.


Mangala Devi Temple

Open only during Chithra Pournami, this temple is situated at a height of 1337m above sea level.


What to Enjoy

Safaris to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the main attraction. Thekkady tours also offers activities like trekking, elephant rides and boating that you can try.


This monsoon, take a trip to the southern reaches of India through the famed land of Kerala and you’ll definitely have an amazing experience. 

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