Best places to visit in South India during the Monsoon

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Best places to visit in South India during the Monsoon

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Last Updated on August 5, 2022

India is known for its diversity in almost all the spheres concerned with human beings’ lifestyles. There is diversity in culture, people, food, places, and seasons. There are mainly four seasons in India and the climate of India is considered to be a monsoon type.

Different parts of the country receive rainfall during different times of the year and therefore, during the monsoon season of July to September, the Southern part of India offers some of the best tourist destinations to explore.

The fresh green landscapes, mighty waterfalls, mist-covered mountains, leaves with droplets, etc. together create a magnificent and heart-touching atmosphere during the monsoon season. The eastern ghats and western ghats of South India are some of the richest biodiversities in India.

Best Places to visit in South India during the Monsoon

Munnar

Munnar
StateKerala
Average Rainfall during the monsoon75% chance of rain on an average day
Best time to visitDecember to February but if you want to witness Munnar during monsoon season, consider going in July-August
Nearest AirportCochin International Airport
Nearest Railway StationAluva Junction, 120km
Elevation1532m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenMalayalam, English, Tamil, etc.
Major attractions during monsoonEcho Point, Attukad Waterfalls, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Wonder Valley Adventure & Amusement Park, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Lockhart Gap, Kundala Lake, etc.
Activities to dovisit view-points, and tea gardens, explore the areas, savor the rain, take photos, try local cuisines, enjoy the view, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, Umbrella & Raincoat, Medicine, etc.

Munnar is famous for its beautiful topography and it is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Kerala. The place is known for its tea gardens, waterfalls, lakes, lush-green vegetation, etc. It is said that it looks like heaven during the monsoon season.

It might not be a great idea to do sightseeing during the monsoon season as it gets quite slippery. However, you can visit most of the places with a local guide and get a good view of the nearby areas if you get a room with a balcony in your hotel.

Chikmagalur

Chikmaglur- the best place to visit in rainy season
StateKarnataka
Average Rainfall during the monsoon1886 mm
Best time to visitSeptember to March
Nearest AirportMangalore Airport, 113km
Nearest Railway StationKadur Junction, 40km
Elevation1090m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenKannada, Urdu, English, etc
Major attractions during monsoonManikyadhara Falls, Hebbe falls, Jhari Falls, Baba Budangiri, Kudremukh peak, Ayyankere Lake, Hirekolale Lake, Yagachi River & Dam, etc.
Activities to doExplore the peaks, tea gardens, nature walks, savor the rain, take photos, try local cuisines, enjoy the view, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, Umbrella & Raincoat, Medicine, etc.

Chikmagalur is located in the western part of Karnataka and it is known to the rest of India for its famous Baba Budan Giri ranges and coffee plantations.

During the monsoon season, the temperature varies from 20°C to 34°C. It is located at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri ranges and is known as the land of coffee.

Alleppey

 Alleppey, Kerala places in South India to visit during the Monsoon
StateKerala
Average Rainfall during the monsoon2763 mm
Best time to visitNovember to February but the monsoon has its own charm as the area looks new and fresh
Nearest AirportCochin International Airport, 75km
Nearest Railway StationAlleppey Junction, 4km
Elevation11m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenMalayalam
Major attractions during monsoonAlappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Alleppey Beach, etc.
Activities to docruising in a houseboat, ayurvedic massages, witness snake boat races, birdwatching, nature walks, taking photos, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, Umbrella & Raincoat, Medicine, etc.

The place is known for its backwaters and greenery that is present all year round. Most of the tourists prefer enjoying backwater cruising in a houseboat during their stay at Alleppey. During the monsoon season, the temperature ranges from 17°C to 32°C on average.

Yercaud

yercaud
StateTamil Nadu
Average Rainfall during the monsoon801mm 
Best time to visitOctober to June but many tourists love to visit it during the monsoon season
Nearest AirportSalem Airport, 38km
Nearest Railway StationSalem Junction, 35km
Elevation1623m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenTamil, English
Major attractions during monsoonShevaroy Hills, Shevaroy Temple, Lady’s Seat, Gents Seat, Kiliyur Falls, etc.
Activities to doBoating, exploring the botanical gardens, birdwatching, nature walks, taking photos, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, power banks, Umbrella & raincoats, Medicine, etc.

It is located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu and though it is not very popular among the tourists, it is not second to Ooty or other places in Tamil Nadu. It is a hill station and the average temperature during the monsoon season varies from 20°C to 25°C.

Poovar

StateKerala
Average Rainfall during the monsoon1632mm
Best time to visitWinter is the best time to visit
Nearest AirportThiruvananthapuram International Airport, 28km
Nearest Railway StationDhanuvachapuram Junction, 9km
Elevation17m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenMalayalam, English
Major attractions during monsoonPoovar Beach, Aazhimala Siva Temple, Kuzhipallam Botanical Garden, etc.
Activities to doboat cruise, Ayurveda Massage, explore the nearby areas, nature walks, take photos, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, power banks, Umbrella & raincoats, Medicine, etc.

Poovar lies in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Tamil Nadu and the climate during the monsoon season is quite rainy and the temperature ranges from 23°C to 30°C. And because it is almost the Southern tip of Trivandrum Puram, it lies very close to the beach that attracts tourists all year round.

Poovar is also the type of island which is known for its virgin natural beauty that houses many magnificent and splendid rivers, lakes, forests, and other landscapes. The place also offers many kinds of adventurous activities for the tourists such as boating, playing at the beach, swimming, etc. There are also various activities that one can do to calm their mind like going for Ayurvedic massages, enjoying the hot bath spa, etc.

Ooty

A photo of ooty
StateKerala
Average Rainfall during the monsoon1,238 mm
Best time to visitMarch and June
Nearest AirportCoimbatore Airport, 88km
Nearest Railway StationMettupalayam Junction, 40km
Elevation2,240 m
How to reach?Hire a cab or a taxi from the nearest airport or the railway station
Languages spokenTamil, Kannada, and Malayalam
Major attractions during monsoonPykara Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Kamraj Dam, etc.
Activities to doboating, taking a ride on Nilgiri Mountain Railway, camping in Avalanche Lake, exploring the nearby areas, nature walks, taking photos, etc.
Things to keepWarm Clothes, power banks, Umbrella & raincoats, Medicine, etc.

It is one of the most visited places in Tamil Nadu and quite famous among tourists for its botanical gardens, tea plantations, lakes, and many other adventurous activities. During the monsoon season, the temperature varies from 13°C to 20°C.

It lies in the Nilgiris district and is located 86 km from Coimbatore and 128 km from Mysore. It is famously called the Queen of Hill Stations and many times it has been rated as the best hill station in terms of hospitality. The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve is one of the best places that you should visit during the monsoon season.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the best places to visit during the monsoon?

India Is blessed with many places that look like heaven during the monsoon season. The list of places mentioned above is one of the best places in South India that one can visit during the monsoon season.

Which place receives the maximum rainfall in South India?

Agumbe in Karnataka receives an average of 7691 mm of rainfall and it is one of the most beautiful places in the western ghats of India.

Is it safe to visit South India during monsoon season?

Most of the places that receive a good amount of rainfall look quite beautiful during the monsoon season. It is completely safe to visit these places to explore and witness the beauty of nature.

Which place in South India is the coldest during the monsoon season?

There are many places that get cold during the monsoon season. Some of those places are Ooty, Kodaikanal, Lakkidi, Lambasingi, Chamarajanagar, etc.

How to enjoy yourself to the fullest during the monsoon visit?

There are various activities that one can take monsoon season such as going on a road trip, enjoying nature walk, boating, trying local cuisines, taking photographs, etc.

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