The Winter Season in Kerala

The Winter Season in Kerala

Winter Season in Kerala typically begins around the end of the northeast monsoon in November and continues through mid-February, bringing with it cooler temperatures but no less enjoyable surroundings than summertime.

Winter in Kerala is an ideal time for exploring its idyllic beaches and historic backwaters, not to mention enjoying some breathtaking coastal adventures!

Green and Clean

Kerala, located near the Arabian Sea, boasts an ideal climate year-round. Blessed with backwaters, lakes, beaches and mountain ranges – along with lush vegetation, mesmerizing views and gentle breezes – Kerala makes an ideal tourist destination. Winter offers visitors a chance to see all that this state offers without suffering through scorching heat or torrential rainfall.

Kerala experiences its winter months between late November and early March. Temperatures remain cold but not as extreme as those found in northern India; nonetheless it is wise to bring an umbrella and raincoat when visiting hill stations such as Munnar or Thekkady.

Due to an expected surge in domestic and international tourists visiting Kerala during this season, it is wise to book travel tickets and accommodation well in advance. Also, it provides an ideal opportunity for finding locally produced souvenirs such as spices, tea leaves, brass items, aroma oils, traditional textiles etc at reasonable prices.

As the monsoon recedes, South Carolina’s lush greenery returns, becoming even more beautiful than before. Furthermore, north-east monsoon plays an integral part in supporting agriculture cycles and water supplies in South Carolina.

Wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers will also find this season an ideal opportunity to go on jungle safaris at Periyar National Park, Thekkady or one of Kerala’s other wildlife sanctuaries, where temperatures tend to remain pleasant morning and evening while wildlife activity and visibility is likely to be greater than during summer.

Kerala offers newlywed couples the ideal climate and conditions for an idyllic honeymoon trip, including cheap packages available online and pleasant weather conditions for taking part in various activities that the state offers.


Kerala beaches are an enormous draw for both domestic and international tourists alike. Their stunning pristine beauty shines brightest during the winter season when seas are calmer and temperatures milder, providing perfect conditions for activities like swimming and sunbathing on its beaches such as Kovalam, Varkala and Marari.

Kerala can experience high temperatures and humidity levels during summer, making outdoor activities increasingly difficult to enjoy. If you still wish to explore Kerala’s beaches during this period, the north west coast should be your priority; its location between Arabian Sea and Western Ghats makes this region cooler than others within its state borders.

By November, Kerala’s monsoon season begins to subside and temperatures begin to fall. With low humidity levels and more comfortable weather conditions, November makes an excellent time for travelling to its beautiful beaches.

Thrissur district provides the ideal getaway from city life at Nattika beach, offering visitors a serene oasis. Set among coconut trees, this beach provides the ideal setting for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, fishing and much more!

Between December and January, many tourists travel to Kerala to witness its festive atmosphere and lower hotel room rates than other times of year. Unfortunately, however, this period marks peak tourist season so be sure to book accommodation ahead of time.

Bird Watching

Kerala is an idyllic destination for bird enthusiasts, boasting more than 550 species of native and exotic birds that provide soothing chirps that have an immediate soothing effect on ears and minds alike.

Winter season in Kerala is an optimal environment for bird migration and breeding, and can boast a rich diversity of birds due to the many forests, freshwater lakes and waterlogged paddy fields present across the state.

Thekkady in Kerala offers ideal bird watching during winter as its jungle safari offers greater chances to spot wild animals. Additionally, Thekkady’s wildlife sanctuary hosts various migratory birds that flock here each season.

Between November and February is an ideal time for wildlife enthusiasts to discover Kerala’s rich avifauna. Migratory birds flock to this state at this time and provide ample opportunity for birdwatchers.

Visit Kerala during winter is also an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts and photographers, as the climate is comfortable with a low humidity rate, while fog cover provides an ethereal beauty to hill stations like Munnar and Thekkady.

Along with Kerala’s lush flora, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks provide visitors with an incredible chance to encounter animals and reptiles from around the world. If planning on visiting these sights during summer season it is advisable to book tickets early as these tours become increasingly crowded.

Kerala’s peak season for tourism runs from October to February. Hotels and resorts charge higher tariffs during this time and crowds gather more frequently at tourist spots; but this can also be an incredible opportunity to experience Kerala’s scenic beauty and sample local cuisine!

The shoulder season in Kerala runs from March to May and offers ideal weather for visiting, with temperatures that are warm but not overbearing, and much cheaper prices compared to peak season. It is an ideal time to experience its backwaters, witness its Neelakurinji flowers at Eravikulam National Park and discover its tea plantations of Wayanad.


Kerala is a land of festivals, and winter is the ideal time to experience them first-hand. Festivals bring communities together as everyone joins together to mark these occasions as one. These celebrations allow guests to see just what makes Kerala special! Kerala is famous for hosting numerous festivals throughout the year, but none is more renowned than its annual Boat Festival on its backwaters. At this event, enormous snake boats race along its lagoons, rivers, and canals in an incredible spectacle as their massive canoes glide swiftly through the water. Another significant festival is Onam: a 10-day harvest festival during which locals decorate their houses and host family from other parts of the country for festive gatherings.

Athirappilly tea gardens offer an ideal retreat from Kerala’s summer heat during this cooler winter season, ideal for trekking and paragliding, along with lush green tea plantations abounding with aroma. Also, take a scenic boat ride down Periyar River while appreciating its soft winter breeze!

Thekkady is another fantastic winter destination, as there is a high likelihood of seeing wildlife during a safari tour. Additionally, the climate is pleasant and crowds will be reduced significantly – ideal conditions to spend a night or two out in nature while watching the sun set over mountains!

Wintertime in Kerala offers the opportunity to witness some of the state’s cultural dances, like Kathakali, Theyyam, Koodiyatttam and Oppana – four classical forms from its musical culture that originated there. You can attend one of many Theyyam festivals during wintertime; one such performance art piece being Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam in February as one must-see show! Theyyam involves traditional dancers depicting mythological figures through ritualistic movement.