Get Watered by the Magic of Monsoon

Globally renowned as God”s Own Country , Kerala is a story with unending surprises. It’s natural beauty, the cultural expressions, art forms and spectacular festivals are best showpieces. Unspoilt and inviting, words fail to describe the beauty of Kerala. Located along the Malabar Coast, Kerala often contradicts the typical perception of traditional India, with its bright and natural appeal. Plus, a highly advanced and cosmopolitan society that welcomes the guests make Kerala the perfect holiday destination for the traveler and holiday maker.

Gods Own Country is blessed with pristine blue waters, white sand, vibrant coral reefs, and calmness that fill in the air. Its long coastline, with long history of spice-trade is inextricably intertwined with her culture, life, and traditions.

Here’s an inviting account of the winding waterways and the monsoon magic , so special to this place in India. Monsoon, which starts from the first week of June and lasts till mid September brings in lot of unique things to Kerala along with the showers. No doubt, few places on planet earth would look so attractive and inviting as Kerala during rains. Nature comes alive during the monsoon, which significantly enhances her beauty making it more alluring.

Witness how nature unfolds itself in the very front of your eyes. See pristine backwaters with comfortable houseboats, lush green hill stations, waterfalls and plantations of tea and spices, taste exotic cuisines and replenish body with Ayurvedic massages. The rich mix of Kerala’s colourful festivals; its splendid culture; and its charming appeal. Also discover the other side of this amazing place. There are quaint villages, cultural havens and beautiful national parks where you can hike, view wild elephants and literally get a breath of fresh air.

Kerala’s backwaters comprise a network of myriad canals, lagoons, rivers and lakes .Wake up on an exotic house boat amidst beautiful backwater with the rejuvenating rains and lush green palm fringed adjoining ambience. Cruising along the backwaters in a ‘kettuvallam (the traditional boat which has been tastefully converted into houseboats) on a rainy day enjoying all the sights, smells and sounds of this little paradise. Of all places, Alleppey – Kuttanad is the prettiest face of the Kerala backwaters – honeycombed by numerous canals, lakes, rivers and rivulets. The leisurely cruise along the laidback backwaters gives one a first-hand experience of the village lifestyle in the state and its rustic activities like coir-making and fish farming.

Nature’s beauty is all around Kerala and the best example of nature’s influence adding charm to the state are its waterfalls, mountain ranges, romantic aroma, picture-perfect landscapes makes Kerala, one of the ideal gateways to unwind and enjoy solitude. What better season than the monsoons to see the waterfalls in their full glory. The idea of spending holidays next to the tranquil landscape of waterfalls and indulging in waterborne outdoor activities is the perfect antidote to the stressed out modern life.

And there are hill stations that are inviting. Nestled at the concurrence of three rivers, Munnar is one of the beautiful hill stations here in Kerala. Named as the “Natural spa of Kerala”, Munnar is noted for its exceptional shades of green, tea-planted hills, fog and more , presenting splendid postcard images. Plus the carpeted valleys, mountains, and grasslands can be a sheer delight. Take a tour around the spice plantations and gardens around Munnar. Indulge in grand boating, natural strolling, trekking, mountaineering, hiking and bird watching.

Now, you can experience the perfect panacea to all modern ills- Ayurveda, the original Kerala way of wellness and health. From being the ‘science of life’, Ayurveda has become the ‘slice of life’ for people of Kerala. Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is the oldest integrated healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. Ayurveda practitioners say the monsoon season is the best time to perform Ayurvedic treatments. Kerala Ayurveda is famous for its five prolonged treatment, named as Panchakarma. As part of this treatment medicated oil, herbs, milk, and special diet are used to cure all types of aliments. It is considered a natural way to refresh oneself by eliminating all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain good health.

With such wide range of rare and amazing variety of experiences in store, Kerala should be the first choice for the discerning holidaymaker and leisure traveller.