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Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 9, 2020 Share on

How About Starting Your Summer In God’s Own Country?

Kerala is known as ‘God’s own country’ and stays as a popular destination among tourists from all over the world. Being surrounded by Karnataka on the northeast, Tamil Nadu on the southeast and the Arabian Sea on the west, it offers a wide variety of attractions for travellers. Also located on the Arabian sea shoreline, Kerala offers a number of beaches decorated with palm trees. On the other side, it is surrounded by the western ghats which give suitable climatic conditions to grow tea, coffee and spices, making them natural viewpoints for tourists and income for local residents. Because of its beautiful climate all year round, the summer in Kerala won’t be too scorching. Even if you are planning a vacation to Kerala during summer, it will still be a good decision. Here is everything about visiting Kerala in April and places to visit while you are there:

An amazing picture of plantations, that was taken in Kattappana
Photo by Nithin P John on Unsplash

Weather in Kerala in April

The average temperature ranges between 25 degree Celsius and 33 degree Celsius across most places of the state. Summer in Kerala will be a mix of both heat and rainfall. When you feel it’s getting very hot, there will suddenly be summer showers to cool down the atmosphere. With the rainfall in April, you will feel Kerala coming alive every time it showers.

Places to visit in Kerala in April

Find below the list of top places that you could visit on your trip to Kerala:

  1. Munnar
  2. Vagamon
  3. Wayanad
  4. Allepey and Kumarakom

1. Munnar

Munnar is a popular hill station in the state of Kerala and one of the best hill stations in South India. This town is very famous for its tea estates, steep slopes and craggy peaks. The slopes are even more beautiful with the cloudy mountains in April. You will never regret taking a break, to Munnar, from the sweltering summer. While you are there, don’t forget to buy things like some chocolates and a few flavours of tea powder, to take back home. Munnar, the ‘Kashmir of South India’ is a must-visit if you are planning a trip to Kerala in April.

The Breathtaking Beauty of the sky in Munnar in Kerala
Photo by Arindam Saha on Unsplash

2. Vagamon

Vagamon is yet another slope station in Idukki region in Kerala. It is one of the places in Kerala which manages to maintain the cool temperature consistently throughout the year and has some amazing places to visit. Best things to try while you are there are paragliding, watersports and visiting places like lakes, pine forests, orchid cultivation area, various tea homes, Tea Lake Garden and Mundakayam Ghat.

Houses gracefully located amidst greeneries in Vagamon in Kerala
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3. Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the best places to visit in Kerala during summer. It is an amazing place to have a cool excursion besides the scorching summer. You could visit Edakkal caves, Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Soochipura Falls, Thirunelli Sanctuary, Kuruva Island and Sulthan Bathery Jain Sanctuary.

Thirunelli route in Wayanad
Photo by YADU KRISHNAN K S on Unsplash

4. Allepey and Kumarakom

Kerala is a place famous for its backwaters and canals. With such beauties, won’t it be worthy of a visit to take a ride in the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom? You can either rent a houseboat or take a Kayak trip in the backwaters of these two amazing places. Surrounded by paddy fields, fascinating towns and lakes partially blanketed with lilies, make your trip super stunning.

A beautiful picture of a houseboat in a lake in Allepey
Photo by Kunal Kalra on Unsplash

Festivals that you can enjoy in Kerala in April

Kerala is a land of rich culture and tradition. Here are some of the festivals, to speak about how beautiful their tradition is:

  1. Nenmara Vallangi Vela
  2. Malayattoor Perunnal
  3. Kadammanitta Patayani
  4. Thrissur Pooram
  5. Edathua Perunnal

1. Nenmara Vallangi Vela

The festival of Nenmara Vallangi Vela is celebrated on the 3rd of April at the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple in Palakkad. It is a grand annual celebration that will obviously be an eye treat to the people who are taking part in the festival. With colourful lights, fireworks and elephant processions, one could not resist capturing some beautiful videos in one of the beautiful temples in Kerala.

A picture that shows the celebration of Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Image Credits: Google Images

2. Malayattoor Perunnal

Malayattoor Perunnal is a festival that is celebrated on the 8th of April every year. It is a fascinating event with vibrant colours and enormity. On this festival, thousands of devotees of St. Thomas Church, carry woods of various sizes and climb up a hill, to visit the holy shrine.

3. Kadammanitta Patayani

Kadammanitta Patayani is a festival that is celebrated at Kadammanitta Devi Temple during Medam, a Malayalam month. The main highlight of this festival is the Thappu Melam/ Thappu orchestra, an important ritual that will be performed.

4. Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is one of the very famous festivals in Kerala. People celebrate this festival at the Thekkinkadu Maidanam on the 25th of April. With the amazing firecrackers, the local delicacies, the eye-catching decorations and the majestic elephants, this festival is even considered as the mother of all Poorams.

Majestic elephants at Thrissur Pooram in Kerala
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5. Edathua Perunnal

Edathua Perunnal is celebrated between the 27th of April and the 7th of May, at the Edathua Church in Alappuzha, a symbol of Kerala’s cultural heritage. It is an annual religious festival which includes celebrations on the banks of the Pamba River.

What to pack?

Be prepared to battle the heat. The weather might be extremely hot during the day. So kindly pack some light cotton clothing which would absorb sweat. Also, make sure you pack a small and foldable umbrella so that you could carry it even when you are out to explore the state.

Precautions to take a note of

Here are some of the ways to beat the heat in Kerala in the month of April:

  • Use sunscreen to avoid sunburns.
  • Keep rehydrating. Drink cool water, buttermilk, yoghurt or fresh juice to avoid dehydration. Tender coconut can be found at almost all the places in Kerala and it is a good option for rehydration.
  • Make sure you wear either a scarf or a cap while you are out on a really hot day.

One can’t find enough words to explain how beautiful Kerala is. It can only be felt when you visit this incredible land of natural beauty. When you know how worth-visiting Kerala is, especially when you visit in April, what are you waiting for? Visit the website of Pickyourtrail to get some amazing packages to Kerala for the month of April. If you think your package needs to be personalized, our travel experts would help you with it. While you are there, we would make sure that you are given complete support via the Pickyourtrail application. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

Happy exploring!

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