After the massive flood and the controversial Sabarimala scandal which shook the land in 2018, in January by the start of this New Year, tourism in Kerala is back on track better than before. Tourism in Kerala has completely revived and all the tourist locations are alluring than it ever was.
Planning for a trip to Kerala but scared?
Most of the tourist destinations in Kerala were not actually affected by the flood even though the roads to reach these amazing locations were damaged. We the people in Kerala has fought our fight successfully and recovered from the unexpected trauma. Everything that was destroyed or damaged has been restored quickly.
Still, there are a few people concerned about the safety in traveling to God’s own country. State government and tourism department confirmed that your trip to Kerala is going to be safe, perfect, and memorable. Different events were conducted around Kerala to reassure the statement.
Biennale the greatest contemporary arts festival in Kerala was inaugurated on December 12 by the end of 2018. The event extends up to the end of March 2019 in various venues across Kochi. And the annual Nehru Trophy boat race was held in November 2018 which underlines that the backwaters have recovered from the disaster and is back in the business.
Kerala has numerous and diverse attractions all around from north to south and east to west. Closeness to the sea and the Western Ghats mountain ranges provides this small land a pleasant environment throughout the year. Winter season that ranges from November to February is considered the best season to visit Kerala. In these days the state is experiencing winter at its peak. Munnar is the most appealing destination in Kerala now with its snow-filled alleyways, hills, and gardens which is below -3°C. Right now Munnar is freezing with lowest recorded temperature in winter. Frost covering the leaves and plants with thin white layers gives the travelers a Kashmir like atmosphere.
Want to visit Munnar? Now is the time. This weather is likely to remain the same for a few more weeks. Places like Kolukkumalai, Meesapulimala, and Mattupetty have started experiencing tourist rush. And the resorts and hotels in Munnar are filling fast.
Other tourist destinations in Kerala too have quickly recovered from all the damages caused by the floods. The tourist flow which was reduced at the time of floods has increased greatly by the end of last year. The two major backwater destinations Kumarakom and Alleppey welcome tourists with thousands of well maintained, fully furnished houseboats that takes you to small villages surrounded by the lush green nature.
Chembra, the peak in Wayanad with one of the finest trekking trails in Kerala, was not accessible for a short period for restoration. Don’t worry Adventure fanatics, it’s all good to go now. The safety rails in Kanthanpara and all other tourists spots affected by the rains and landslides are completely ready to receive tourists by last month.
The beach destinations like Kovalam, Cherai, and Varkala are perfect stops in your winter expedition. Watch the most beautiful sunset, enjoy beach sports and activities, and get a refreshing sunbathe in Kerala’s beaches with golden shores and clear turquoise waters. The lush greenery and thick forest with abundant wildlife in Thekkady and other forest destination gets cooler and wilder in this season. The blustering cool wind whirling from the forests, the music of the birds, and the exciting scary noises of the wild animals add more pleasure to your trip.
Still waiting! Book your stay, pack those bags, and get going. A lot of festivals and events are also conducted in Kerala during the winters. Just keep that in mind while you fix the date. Explore the cities around Kerala, get adventurous, and shop till you drop.