Best Kerala tourist places to visit in May
The diverse topography of Kerala makes the state a tourist destination for all seasons. Though the month of May is part of Kerala's summer season the hill stations of the state would be great for a summer vacation.
Kerala is not just famous for the great Kerala backwaters; it is also famous for its alluring hill stations. Thanks to the towering Western Ghats that act as a shield at the borders and prevent the dry northern wind from entering, Kerala has got many beautiful hill stations.
Here is a list we have assembled to help you find your perfect Kerala honeymoon packages. Kerala has got many hill stations and a visit to one of these places could provide you reprieve from the scorching summer heat. Even though the Kerala summer may feel pale compared to other parts of the country, the humidity will be high and don't forget to pack light and cotton outfits that will help your skin to breath and also don't forget the sunscreen.
The climate at the hill-stations will be much better compared to the plains. So, head to one of the many famous hill stations of Kerala this summer.
Below are the list of Kerala tourist places
Ponmudi tourist places
This beautiful landscape and the enchanting hills with narrow winding roads that offer scenic ways is located about 55.2 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. The climate is very pleasant even for the summer days and there are many sightseeing spots such as alluring valleys, mist-laden hills, rivers, mountain streams and rivulets which are surrounded by lush tropical forest.
It is a great place for trekking and hiking. The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo point, Golden Valley a picturesque location, deer park, exotic butterflies, Meenmutty Falls (not to be confused with the falls of the same name in Wayanad), and Kallar River offer the visitors a spellbinding experience.
Wayanad tourist places
In the northern part of Kerala lies the beautiful Wayanad a land blessed abundantly with greenery and scenic locations. This enchanting hill station has got luscious forest cover, paddy fields, exquisite vegetation, rivers, waterfalls, deep valleys, rugged mountains, gurgling streams and much more. It is an enchanting place not only blessed with natural beauty but also with a rich heritage. The Neolithic age Edakkal Caves are great examples of pre-historic human settlement in Kerala.
As the place is also one of the highest rainfalls receiving centres in India the climate is very cool throughout the year. The climate also makes Wayanad a great summer destination. The summer season is also a great time to go for the wildlife safaris as these months have the highest rate for animal sightings as they usually come out in search of water and food.
The most visited places in Wayanad include Chembra Peak and its heart-shaped lake, Lakkidi, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island, Pakshipathalam, Pookot Lake, Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls and Banasura Sagar Dam.
Thekkady tourist places
The Periyar Tiger Reserve that is covered in lush evergreen forests and house to many exotic wildlife including tiger, elephants and Spread across an area of 300 square miles, Periyar National Park is covered by lush evergreen and deciduous forests serving as home to various animals such as deer, elephants, gaur, sambar deer, Nilgiri Langurs, wild pigs, jungle cat, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque Indian giant squirrel, etc..
Vagamon tourist places
This little hill station situated on the border of Kottayam, Idukki districts is also a great place to have a summer vacation. It has a cool climate and many picturesque locations that include scenic valleys, green meadows, pine forests, tea estates and waterfalls.
Munnar tourist places
This little town can undoubtedly be called the most popular hill stations in Kerala. It lies about 130 km away from Kochi and is at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. Munnar has got a cool climate and has got sprawling tea plantations and picturesque valleys. Places of interest include Mattupetti Dam, Rajamala, Eravikulam National Park, Top Station, various waterfalls and Anamudi peak.
Season of festivals
The world famous Thrissur Pooram is on May 5. The main attraction is the parade of caparisoned tuskers heading the procession at the festival. The traditional ceremonies such as 'Madathil Varavu, Ilanjithara Melam, Kudamattom' and the fireworks attract many domestic as well as international tourists to this beautiful town every year.