Travelling to Kerala in Monsoon, might just add the required stroke of serendipity in your monotonous life.
Cheeky but true. Kerala’s flourishing scene of tourism had made this progressive state a bit expensive as well. Most of the hotel rooms cost from 1500 to 4500 and if you are travelling in monsoon, you can also avail great discounts in up-market resorts, because fewer tourists visit the ‘God’s Own Country’ in the rainy season. Operators of backwater houseboats don’t have much to bargain, so there is a possibility of renting a boat all to yourself and that to on your own terms.
The Sound of the Rain
Nothing beats having a coffee in cozy and comfy insides when it is raining dogs and cats outside. The euphoric plummeting down sound of the rain takes you to a tropical state of mind. The best part is, rains in Kerala are disciplined and they usually occur for 2 to 3 hours a day in set patterns rather than intermittent downpours all day long. This way you have the liberty of exploring emerald green outdoors.
This is in fact a 10 day long blissful carnival, which celebrates the homecoming anniversary of the righteous and legendary king Mahabali. It is a harvest festival, where people make flower rangoli, dress up in new clothes and revel in snake boat race. The sumptuous smorgasbord is one of the main highlights of the Onam, and visitors are usually asked to join the feast.
Ayurveda at its Best
The Ayurveda is the most effective during Monsoon, because the air is less dusty, hence the medicinal effects are not being countered by the polluted atmosphere. Moreover the pores open up in this season, which makes the body more receptive to herbal oils and massage therapies. Ayurveda can even treat arthritis by its oil-based treatments.
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