The Southern states of India are rich with ancient architecture, history, delicious cuisine, tons of traditional activities, Ayurveda, and of course, Mother Nature in all her glory. And boy, is Mother Nature beautiful here.
Southern part of India consist 5 states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala and 2 union territories like Goa and Puducherry. It has so many beautiful things like woods, rivers, temples and ruins. Due to the clear demarcation of three seasons in the Indian subcontinent, South India experiences the three seasons of Summer, Monsoon and Winter through the year.
Winter is the best time to travel in South India.
Winter season in South India starts from October to February with cool Climates and dry skies, except in Tamil Nadu, where the North East Trade Winds bring another bout of rains. Hill stations like Ooty, Coorg, Munnar etc garner much lower temperature, anywhere between 5-20°C.
Karnataka and Kerala found chill while Goa is infused with cool air and lots of tourists come at the beaches. Water sports, outdoor activities and unhindered sightseeing become possible during winter.
Here summer is long days of sunshine, thick humid air and lots of salt in the sea starts from March to May. In summer temperatures reached to 35°C on coasts like Goa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and 40°C in inside of Karnataka.
The hill station like Munnar, Coorg and Ooty are pleasant and endurable during summers. May is the hottest month and marks the gateway into an impending monsoon. You can visit the hill stations during summer but most plains and lowland/ seaside places should not be visited after April.
The monsoon rains fall from June to September in Kerala and on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, though it’s best to carry an umbrella and be prepared for shower at any time.
Ayurvedic health treatments are said to be most effective during the monsoon. With the setting of monsoon season, the hill stations become misty, lush and beautiful while the interiors cool down. The beaches may be wild as waters get choppy and flooding might spoil your plans for outdoor activities. Most South Indian cities receive high rainfall from the South West Monsoon Winds.
So whenever you make the plan to visit South India, do not worry about it’s seasons, whether it’s monsoon Or summer, it will refresh you with it’s nature.