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Written by Shrinivas on June 5, 2020 Share on

The top destinations to visit in Kerala in November

Kerala, a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of India, has approximately 600 km of shoreline in the Arab Sea. A network of canals, it is known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes host tea, coffee, pepper, and wildlife plantations. National parks such as Eravikulam and Periyar, Wayanad and other sanctuaries are host to lions, monkeys and so on. The magical land of god- Kerala, is one of the most beautiful places on earth, filled with tropical beaches, coconuts, shimmering backwaters, a tropical climate, a rich cultural tradition is one of the best places to plan a holiday, especially in November. The temperature in Kerala in November ranges between 32-23 degrees Celsius, making it perfect weather to explore ‘God’s own land to its fullest.’

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Places to visit in Kerala in November

Kovalam

Kovalam – the beach town by the stunning Arabian sea can be located within the limits of Kerala’s city of Thiruvananthapuram. Inside this region lies a lot of amazing beauty. One of the major factors this location is regarded as one of India’s most popular tourist destinations is due to its beaches. Kovalam was called the most prominent tourist spot particularly during the Hippie period. It still holds a great place in terms of being India’s most popular holiday destination. Tourists from all over Europe and Israel flock to this perfect location in Kerala in November, hoping to have the time of their lives.

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As stated earlier, Kovalam is a popular holiday destination mostly because of the gorgeous beaches it holds. Where there are beaches, there are beach resorts in a certain location which make up for a really enchanting stay experience. The Vizhinjam seaport is situated approximately 3 km away and is very famous for the tasty food products that it has to sell. For starters, the large variety of fish products tourists would certainly love. Besides that, the ancient Hindu temples, the great-grand churches and the magnificent mosques compose the spiritual bit of a Kovalam visit.

Alleppey

Alappuzha (Alleppey) is referred to as ‘Western Venice.’ Offering the best tourist spots in Alleppey, this delightful location is the centre of Kerala’s backwaters and host to a massive backwater network and over a thousand houseboats. In reality, the houseboats you see in the Alappuzha backwaters are a reworked variant of older Kettuvallams. Kettuvallam is a term from Malayalam, ‘Kettu,’ which means living structures and ‘Vallom’ means ships. In the olden days, Kettuvallam or boat was used to carry tons of rice and spices with a roof thatched roof covering wooden hulls.

The luxury houseboats are fitted with all the comforts of a decent hotel suite, such as air conditioners, new bathrooms, spacious living quarters, kitchen and even an angling balcony. Through a houseboat, you will catch an uninterrupted view of life in the backwaters fringed with coconut trees. With its laidback canals and dense greenery, a great spot to unwind. The beach of Alappuzha with its 137-year-old pier stretching into the sea and an old lighthouse designed by the Portuguese in the 17th century contribute to the charm of the spot. It is known for its races in vessels, maritime goods and the coir industry.

Wayanad

Renowned for its year-round calming weather, Wayanad is the perfect destination in Kerala to visit in November to avoid North India’s scorching heat. Not only does this place offer its cool temperature but it also has untouched woods, nebulous mountains and long spread plantations. Also referred to as India’s spice forest, Wayanad is laid out with many tourist places and large orchards of different spices such as cardamom, black pepper, star anise, fenugreek, black cumin and more. These green orchards of distinct spices give this place a different fragrance that is further enriched by the aroma of coffee plantation, organic fruits and vegetables nutrition and paddy fields waving.

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Having said that much about the city’s greenery, it is understood that it will have numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves, and national parks that protect the forest’s rural life. In addition to all the natural beauty, you have the largest earth dam in India, and the second-largest earth dam in Asia, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. Having immense ranges, thick trees and gushing rivers, Wayanad is a centre for trekking, cycling, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, camping and many more adventurous sports.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a cluster of nice little islands on Vembanad Lake, South India’s largest lake in Kerala. It provides a scenic view of Kerala’s emerald green backwaters flanked by luxuriant vegetation and paddy fields. The tourist places in Kumarakom are the most sought after tourist destination owing to their natural nature and tranquillity, being bestowed with worldwide acclaim thanks to its backwater tourism. With miles of solitude and harmony being one of Kumarakom’s most serene offerings, this intriguing destination has everything for everyone is soothing, rejuvenating or on a honeymoon tour. 

Whether it’s a cruise on some of the most beautiful houseboats or a rejuvenating experience watching heaven’s most peculiar birds, Kumarakom hits the spot in many ways. Kumarakom is an enchanting destination to experience a tropical paradise along with relaxing Ayurvedic Spas and a spiritual retreat with some popular centres of pilgrimage. Vembanad is a real sandbox if one decides to participate in any adventurous adventures. The lake is the explorers’ dream hotspot for sports such as hunting, yachting and boating. Kumarakom is a treat for travellers, too, for shopping lovers and foodies.

Vagamon

‘ Beauty at its best, ‘this phrase can never seem to be overrated for the tiny plantation township in central Travancore known as Vagamon. Vagamon is a hill station situated in Kitayama-Idukki boundary of Kerala and is heaven for woodland lovers.

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Plan your trip with Pickyourtrail to Kerala in November

Winter in Kerala usually begins in early October and lasts until the end of February. It is the perfect opportunity to explore Kerala. Whilst getting ready for your trip isn’t rocket science, having a trusted travel partner can be another advantage. Starting with tailor-made itineraries to have one-stop-shop for all travel needs, Pickyourtrail not only ensures quick and trouble-free travel but also keeps the cost-efficiency under control. To know more, sign in to www.pickyourtrail.com.

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