Monsoons in Kerala are most enchanting in India. This season of rainbows and raindrops is certainly not to be wasted indoors. The monsoon season is a prime time to visit this state, due to the rains and Onam festivities. Kerala is always green, but during the monsoon its greenery positively explodes. Nature has blessed this state uniquely. It is perhaps the most lush & green state of India. It is the destination where tourists find wonderful opportunity to see the nature at its best.The captivating cloudbursts and the flashes like fireworks are an unparallel experience.
The intoxicating smell of the dry Earth getting drenched, the splashing waters and the tiny paper boats sailing on the clogged water make monsoons the favourite season in India. The backwaters of Kerala are full and flowing in the monsoons. A ferry trip takes you to the tropical paradise with the monsoon washed gorgeous greens steal your heart.The best way to rejuvenate your soul and replenish your body, Ayurveda is a great option for monsoons. Kerala is God’s own Country is no tall claim. South West Monsoon offers the most poignant illustration of this blessing, from time immemorial.
Rains cast a magical spell on the tropical paradise known for its backwaters and rejuvenating massages. The countryside becomes lush green, the otherwise serene lakes are in full flow and a refreshing wind sweeps through the rain-kissed golden beaches and thick jungles. The kaleidoscopic state of Kerala beckons the tourists in monsoons for a marvelous holiday. Come, witness, experience for yourself how God magically transforms His Own Country with heavenly downpours. And if you thought downpours pause life the world over, you haven’t yet seen Kerala up close.
Incidentally, Kerala witnesses two monsoons annually. The Southwest monsoon in June called Edavappathy (month of Edavam in the Kerala calendar) and the Northeast monsoon called Thulavarsham - October is called Thulam in Malayalam.
Kottiyoor Temple Festival
In the Malabar region, with the onset of the South West Monsoon comes a 28-day festival, held at the Kottiyoor Temple. It has its proceedings going unhindered during the rains and is attended by thousands.
Wayanad Monsoon Carnival-Splash 2013
The 4th edition of Splash 2013, the ‘Wayanad Monsoon Carnival’ will be held with all fanfare from July 13 onwards at Kalpetta, the headquarters of Wayanad, the green abode of nature. The three day carnival will end on July 15. The highlight of the carnival is a pre-monsoon carnival, a 7-day exhibition cum cultural extravaganza also will be held from July 9. The Wayanad Monsoon Carnival has caught the attention of the global traveler. It also won accolades as the most innovative tourism effort initiatedby local people in promoting Monsoon Tourism in a big way not only in the state but across Kerala..