Planning a Kerala tour and wondering on the best time to visit Alleppey? Here’s our rough guide to help you.
- Summer lasts from March to May with April and May being intensely hot and humid. Temperatures can soar up to 37 degree Celsius. This is the time for budget holidays as hotels offer as much as 50% discount on accommodation. Tour packages are also cheaper. You can also book a houseboat stay at almost half the cost charged during peak season.
- Monsoon starts from June and lasts until September when the southwest monsoon hits the state. Normal life is often disrupted thanks to the heavy rains that hit during this season. September and October are relatively better with less rains and cooler climate. Beach activities are almost impossible, but Alleppey is still worth a visit during the monsoon if you are a nature lover. Besides, houseboat stays are heavily discounted.
- Winters: This is the best time to visit Alleppey. Except for the few traces of rain, the weather is pleasant and temperatures range from 17 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. This is also the time for the famous Nehru Trophy or the snake boat race that was inaugurated in 1952.
Irrespective of the season that you book a houseboat stay, make sure that you stay environmentally responsible by booking on boats that cause least damage to the fragile ecology of the place. The larger and more luxurious boats often contribute to the pollution levels.