Have you been longing to see Kerala and never got the opportunity to visit this beautifully remarkable destination?
Then, you should plan a trip around December.
While it is a fact that Kerala is a timeless beauty, always has been, and always will be, December is the time when it truly shines with the oh-so-pleasant weather and influx of travelers.
In December, ‘God’s own state’ becomes a wholesome delight for travelers seeking its true pleasures. And while people will tell you otherwise, December is hands down one of the best times to see Kerala in all its glory.
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Why Visit Kerala in December?
Perfect weather for sightseeing
In December, the temperature throughout the state hovers between 23 degrees and 32 degrees celsius. In some parts of the state, especially the hill stations, the mercury even falls to a whopping 5 degree centigrade, which is extraordinary given Kerala is a humid coastal state.
December is all about pleasant afternoons and relatively balmy evenings. So, you can expect a comfortable stay along with great sightseeing opportunities during this month.
If you wish to visit Kerala for its culture and traditions, there cannot be a better month than December. During this time, festive fervor takes over the state with festivities taking place in every nook and cranny.
So if you like being a part of the hubbub of festivals and indulging in the rituals, you should be booking your tickets to Kerala for december right away!
No restrictions! You can see anything and everything.
As rains do not play spoilsport on travel plans during December, travelers can cover the far extends of Kerala easily. So, no more detouring and changing plans last minute due to landslides, roadblocks, and waterlogging. Just the beauty of Kerala, a relaxing ayurvedic massage and you!
Trekking becomes more delightful!
Not only is the weather perfect for trekking in December, but even all the trekking spots are wide open in this month.
Imagine trekking through the lush green hills of Kerala without the heat and rain; sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what it is!
Best Luxury Kerala Tours in December
Best Of Kerala Tour
KOCHI-MUNNAR-ALLEPPEY-THEKKADY- KOVALAM (13-14 days )
Do you see yourself picking tea leaves from tea gardens or spending a night on a houseboat? Does your ideal Kerala tour has you enjoying Kerala’s beaches and bathing elephants in the middle of the woods? Then this might be the trip for you!
Best of Kerala Tour
covers some of Kerala’s most iconic, unique, and geographically diverse destinations.
This itinerary guarantees the most breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, and wholesome conversations.
The trip starts from the liveliest part of Kerala- Cochin- the state's cultural hub, widely known for its archaic charm, fishnets, harbors, and food!
It later delves deeper into Kerala's natural delights, Munnar, Alleppey, and Thekkady, and ends with a lazy day at one of the most pristine beaches in India.
Take this trip if you seek nothing but authenticity and luxury on your next Kerala tour. We promise you; you won’t be disappointed!
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The Golden Triangle and Kerela Tour
If you are coming to India for the first time and want to take back a piece of its rich culture and diversity, this should be your go-to itinerary.
The Golden Triangle and Kerala Tour
is a wonder of iconic cities, stunning architecture, incredible food, and golden sandy beaches.
It covers the gems of north and south India, serving travelers a wholesome portion o India’s culture and heritage. On this trip, you get the best of both worlds- the Golden Triangle's charisma and the charms of Kerala!
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Discover South India
Dotted with temples and covering the most secluded palm-lined beaches, the
Discover South India trip is for
anyone who wishes to delve deeper into the country's rich culture and natural vistas.
The trip is sensory overload. It covers the most culturally diverse cities of Tamil Nadu and introduces you to the most
beautiful yet rustic charms of Kerala.
Not only you can uncover the architectural prowess of Indian artisans, and unwind in the wilderness and recreate the
South Indian magic on this trip but you can also see India a little closely.
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Best places To Visit in Kerala in December.
There is so much to fall in love with here in Kerala that sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin. So, here are a few destinations that you should add to your list if you are building your Kerala tour in December from scratch.
1. Kochi - The land of Chinese Fishnets
Do you want to enjoy the cultural escapades of Kerala without missing the comforts of city life? Then, Cochin or Kochi should be the first destination you should add to your Kerala bucket list.
Kochin casts a spell on travelers during December, all thanks to its year-end carnivals. The city brims with festivities during this time, and its famous tourist destinations- Fort Kochi and Mattancherry palace, are decked up to match the city’s vibe.
See: Vypeen Island Zone, Fort Kochi, Paradesi Synagogue, Marine Drive, and Santa Cruz Basilica
Do Witness bike races, fire displays, beach football, floor drawings, swimming competitions, and more. Then, at the end of the 10-day carnival, see the grand procession with bedecked elephants, music bands, folk art, and bedazzling floats.
2. Alleppey- The Venice of the East
Alleppey, the rice bowl of India, is famous for its thick palm grooves, tranquil backwaters, unspoiled beaches, art forms, and spices. It is one of the most visited places in all of Kerala, boasting temples and palaces and a grand shoreline!
December is especially a great time to visit Alleppey. It brings festivities to this serene paradise in the form of a ten-day colorful festival called Mullackal Chiraq. So, if that’s something you will be interested in, do not miss out on Alleppey on your travel list.
See: Alappuzha Beach, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran museum, Punnamada Lake.
Do: Here, take the houseboat cruise, go fishing, explore the paddy fields or simply find joy in its delicious food cooked in banana leaves. Then, if you feel it is still not enough, take an ayurvedic treatment, bathe some elephants at the elephant camp or plan a canoe ride; believe us, you will run out of ideas, but Allepey will not run out of experiences.
3. Munnar - Overloaded with Greenery!
Travelers around the globe love Munnar. Some are into its old-world charms. Many are hooked to its wildlife sanctuaries. And almost everyone, including us, is in love with its picturesque landscape!
Munnar is beautiful all year long because of its lush green mountain scenery and low-flying clouds. However, in December, Munnar offers an extraordinary feat. It gets more misty and cloudy, and sometimes it even gets snowy!
Witness its inexplicable charm of 80,000 miles of lush greenery, wildlife adventures, and spectacular waterfalls.
See: TATA Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Marayur, Lockhart Gap, Meesapulimala, Echo Point, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Do: Enjoy a hot cup of freshly brewed chai in the tea estates. Catch the beautiful waterfalls or kayak amid the greenery of low mountain ranges. You can even pamper your inner adventure junkie through a trek to the highest peak of south India- Anamudi, or simply unwind to the beauty surrounding you- all your call!
4. Thekkady- Paradise reimagined!
All good things are wild and free- just like Thekkady in December!
If you enjoy nature in all its glory - raw and feral, then we are sure Thekkady will fill your heart with joy.
Jungle safaris, lake boating excursions and water sports, you can participate in all this and much more on your December trip to Thekkady.
And just when you think that tropical forests and wildlife are the only things that the plan can offer, it surprises you with a winter festival- Garudan Thookam Festiva that takes places at the Kali temple and offers a night of rituals and traditional folk dance to travelers worldwide.
See: Periyar National Park and Kumily village’s spice market
Do:Experience nature in full blooom while tracing the pugmarks of leopards and boars on a jungle safari. Go for bamboo rafting or catch a glimpse of the beautiful slopes and vast plains on a trekking adventure.
5. Kumarakom- The Beach capital of Kerala
Do you fancy beaches? Are you a fan of magical weather, palm lined streets, sounds of crashing waves and watching the sun set over the horizon? Then, there is no place that can quite match Kumarakom in December.
This laid-back destination is set near the biggest freshwater lakes in India and can be beyond anything you will ever see in the state.
See: Pathiramanal Island, Bird sanctuary, Kumarakom village, coconut groves, rice barges, Juma Masjid
Do: December is the best time to explore Kumarakom’s misty green mangrove forests and the shimmering backwaters. During this month, you have two options, either you can either do absolutely nothing and absorb the beauty of the place or go sailing or bird watching.
6. Wayanad- A Nature Lover’s Haven
Wayanad is a haven for anyone who seeks nothing but sheer pleasure from Kerala.
Hailed for its beauty, Wayanad is what it is because of the Western Ghats and the water bodies that surrounds it.
Caves, vantage points, lakes, this destination has it all! So whether you are visiting alone, or coming with family, adding Wayanad to your December travel bucket list is always a good option.
See: Chembra peak, heart-shaped lake, Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the Wayanad tourist places.
Do:Tour a spice garden or simplygo on a wildlife adventure to warm your heart during the chilling month of December. If that won’t be stirr your heart quite as well then set your Kerala tour up for success by celebrating ‘Karthigai’, the festival of lights, at Wayanad.
Other remarkable experiences that you can add to your itinerary:
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1. Kovalam’s Year End Beach Carnivals
2. Watching sunset at kozhikode’s unspoilt beaches
3. Taking part in Varkala;s Sivagiri Pilgrimage, an ode the deity Sree Narayan Guru
4. Trichy’s christmas Celebrations
5. Watching elephant processions and indulging in Chembai Music festival - Thissur
6. Paragliding through the misty rolling hills of Vagamon
What should I pack for a Kerala Tour in December?
Here is a list of things you should definitely carry beforing embarking on a Kerala trip in Decmeber:
1. Insect Repellent
2. Medicines ( First aid kit + pain killer+ meds for an upset stomach)
3. Universal Charger
4. Cotton clothes and sun glasses; if you planning on going to the tropical regions
5. Sweaters, shawls and jackets; if you are planning to visit the hill stations.
6. And of course Sunscreen!