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Kerala Monsoon – Kerala Raining Photos

Kerala Monsoon

Kerala is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit at any time of the year. August to May is the better time to visit Kerala. June and July is the heavy rainy season in Kerala, and the people who like to experience the Kerala monsoon can visit the place. Kerala is actually a very rainy state.


Kerala monsoon – Rain clouds over the paddy field


The south Indian state of Kerala has mainly two rainy seasons. The first starts in the month of June. The Southwest Monsoon that arrives in the month of June is popularly known as Edavappathy, as it comes in the middle of the month of Edavam on the Malayalam Calendar.


Periyar river during the heavy rain


Just before the rain – St. Joseph’s church, Kalamassery under the rain clouds


Thulavarsham, (Northeast Monsoon) the afternoon raining season that starts in the mid October. In the Malayalam calendar month of October is called Thulam and hence the name Thulavarsham meaning the ‘The Rains in Thulam’. The rain clouds gather from the Bay of Bengal and hurry to Kerala through the Palakkad Gap in the Western Ghats.


Heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds


Bhoothathankettu dam in heavy rain

Impact of raining

The rainy and hard times of the monsoon have a significant impact on agriculture. The hardening of the rainy season leads to landslides and other natural disasters like soil erosion and flooding.


Flood in heavy rainfall (July 2018)

Rainfall with thunder and lightning in Thulavarsham causes damage to buildings and homes. Lightning, which occurs during the Thulavarsham season, causes the life loss of humans and animals.


Aluva Shiva Temple under flood due to heavy rain in Kerala (July 2018)


Aerial View of Aluva Shiva Temple under flood (July 2018)

Monsoon and Ayurveda

Monsoon is the best season for Ayurveda rejuvenation treatment in Kerala. According to Ayurveda, during the Monsoon season, the atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.


Kerala Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos


Kerala Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos

Monsoon Tourism

Snake Boat Race or Vallam Kali is one of the most popular monsoon festivals in Kerala. The word ‘vallam kali’ literarily means boat race. It’s a traditional boat race in Kerala. Chundan Vallam (Snake Boats), the long boats are participating in the Vallam Kali. The main snake boat races are conducted in the backwaters of Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.


Kerala Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos

One of the highlights of visiting Kerala is experiencing the state’s unique snake boat race (Vallam Kali) festivals. The most popular Nehru Trophy Snake boat race (Nehru Throphy Vallam Kali) and Aranmula Uthrattathi Snake boat race (Aranmula Vallam Kali) occur during the rainy season.


Kerala Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos


Kerala-Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos


Kerala-Monsoon – Kerala Heavy Rain Photos

Which district gets more rain in Kerala?

Neriamangalam in Ernakulam District of Kerala State gets the highest average rainfall in the state of Kerala. Read an article about Neriamangalam.


Water splash – Two wheeler passengers drive through flood water

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Two wheeler drive through flood water splash after road flooded

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