When is the Best Time to Visit Kerala?

Weekly weather  update

Despite June traditionally being the onset of the monsoon season in Kerala, this year’s consistent rainfall since the second week of May has resulted in June experiencing less precipitation. Currently, the morning temperatures in Kerala hover around 26 degrees Celsius, while hill stations like Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad, and Vagamon enjoy cooler climates.

With the early onset of rain in May, it’s expected that from mid-June onwards, Kerala will experience reduced rainfall, leading to lush green landscapes and picturesque vistas across the region.

Best Time to Visit Kerala


Winter season between September to March is the best time to visit Kerala. Kerala has a comfortable climate and pleasant weather during this time of year. If you wish to explore the enchanting lagoons, tranquil canals and spicy plantations of Kerala’s amazing cities, winter is the perfect time for you.

 The monsoon starts in June and ends in August; tourist destinations look greener after the rain. July, August, and September are seasons, and they are the best times for price-conscious travelers to visit Kerala. Prices will be higher in hotels from October to March. For lower prices, visit Kerala from April to August.

Activities in Kerala According to Season

    • Best Time to Visit Kerala for Good Weather: The weather will be warmest from October to March, making it the best month for limited rain. It’s unlikely to feel hot – temperatures are mild compared to most major cities, with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and 15 to 20 degrees in the mountains during the day. October to February is an excellent time for hiking in the mountains and spending time on the beaches, and from March to May, there are many lively festivals in the temples of North, Central, and South Kerala.
    • Best Time for Sightseeing: The best time for sightseeing in Kerala is when temperatures are comfortable; after the monsoon from September onwards, rain can occur from June to July. Be prepared by bringing a waterproof jacket and umbrella for those monsoon showers.
    • Best Time to Visit Kerala for Shopping: For those who want to enjoy shopping in Kerala while visiting tourist places, there are places like Cochin and Trivandrum for the best malls, like Lulu International Mall. For clothing, there are textiles, and for Jewellery, there are jewellery shops available in all cities. Tea, coffee, and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, clove, honey, etc., are available in Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad, etc.
    • Best Time to Visit Kerala for Festivals: Different festivals are celebrated in Kerala in August. The second Saturday of Every August is the Nehru Trophy boat race and it marks the beginning of the Onam festivals in Kerala. Cochin Biennale, Adoor Gaja Mela, Guruvayur Anayottam, Attukal Pongala, Arattupuzha Pooram, Kadamanitta Padayani, and Trissur Pooram bring nearly a half-million people to the Trichur city centre. The colourful Theyyam festivals will begin in March and continue in May in the temples of North Kerala.

Best Season to Visit Kerala 

  • Best Time to Visit Kerala
  • High Season (October to March): The high season primarily coincides with the summer months, bringing the warmest weather of the year to Kerala, though it’s unlikely too hot. Long summer days make it easier to squeeze in more sights and attractions. With most tourists arriving in high season, prepare for the highest accommodation and airfare costs of the year. The week around Christmas and New Year attracts many Indian and foreign visitors to Kerala, resulting in higher costs at this time.
  • Shoulder Season (April and May, mid-September through mid-October): The shoulder seasons can be an ideal time to visit Kerala. Temperatures are usually comfortable, and the sun makes plenty of appearances in between rain showers. Prices and crowds are not at their highest, and most activities and attractions will be open.
  • Low Season (June, July): Low season is the least expensive time to visit Kerala and a great time to avoid crowds. It’s ideal for those who don’t mind missing out on some outdoor activities and want to enjoy a more authentic experience, as bed-and-breakfast hosts typically have more time to spend with their guests.

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