Boarding flights to Kerala, India during February-March? Well, these are among the best months as far as the weather is concerned. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the delights to look forward to during your spring time visit.
Being one of the best tourist destinations in the world, Kerala needs no introduction. With its surreal natural beauty, Kerala is rightly known as “God’s Own Country”. Being close to the equator, the destination is marked by a tropical climate. Therefore, some months prove to be unbearably hot and humid for people who are used to the salubrious English climate. For such visitors, the ‘best time’ to visit would be from the last week of September to March. Now, hardly a couple of months are left of “this” favourable time to visit. Without further ado, we will suggest some of the charms that are best enjoyed in this favourable weather.
A Tour of Tea Gardens
Mist-kissed lush greenery as far as the eye can see, quaint cottages here and there, and serenity at its best – with all this and more, the tea gardens of Kerala are exquisitely beautiful. These plantations transport your mind, body, and soul to a state where bliss is the only feeling that permeates. Munnar is perhaps the best place for touring the tea gardens in India. Drink in the beauty of this place in the morning when the dew drops still linger on, while the sun is yet to completely overwhelm the sky. The soothing spring weather does its bit to make the experience all the more pleasant.
Cruising the Backwaters
Kerala has become synonymous with backwaters. In fact, the unique eco system of backwaters is perhaps the biggest draw of Kerala. The backwaters here are a series of brackish lagoons and lakes that sit parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. These are best explored by way of an overnight stay at a luxurious houseboat. Worlds removed from the commotion of the modern world, these backwaters are one of those places where one can enjoy the simplest, and doubtlessly the most pleasing charms of nature. While listening to the musical sound of gently lapping waters as your houseboat cruises along the scenic views bathed in moonlight, you can’t help but wonder whether it’s for real or a beautiful dream.
Attending at Least One Cultural Festival
With a rich culture and unique traditions, Kerala celebrates various colourful festivals with great élan. A spectacular festival that is likely to be celebrated during your visit is Theyyam. It is a holy dance in which artists dress don various colours and ornaments and welcome divine powers to channel through their bodies. If you are in Kerala, India around the last week of February, you can catch ‘Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam’ festival (23rd to 26th). A couple of other noteworthy festivals you can go to in February are Pariyanampetta Pooram (19th) and Uthralikavu Pooram (24th)