Top Kerala spots to explore in monsoon season

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If you are one of those people who wish to discover Kerala's magical monsoon spectacle, here are 10 spots to include in your itinerary. It's also important to ensure that these spots are open on the day of your visit, as some of them can close down depending on the intensity of the rainfall and the accompanying rain alert on the day.

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The magical Munnar

Be it the tea gardens, Mattupetty Dam, Top Station, Eravikulam National Park or the numerous waterfalls here, you can enjoy their most beautiful self in the monsoon season. The pleasant weather makes your travel experience a lot better here.

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A rejuvenated Alappuzha

The backwaters, beaches like Marari and Alappuzha, Vembanad and Punnamada lakes, islands like Pathiramanal and Kerala's rice bowl Kuttanad are at their tranquil best this season.

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Wayanad on cloud nine

Wayanad's popular spots like Soochipara waterfalls, Chembra Peak, Pookode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam and Neelimala viewpoint look their best this season.

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The majestic Athirappilly falls

Athirappilly and Vazhachal Falls are Kerala's most popular monsoon tourism locations, as they turn into their majestic best this season.

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A verdant Kumarakom

Migratory birds, many patches of blooming multi-coloured flowers like waterlilies, and houseboat cruises along Kumarakom's swelled-up waterbodies make it a paradise for those wishing to de-stress.

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Thekkady, the misty beauty

It's an ideal time for wildlife sightings at the misty yet active Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. If you want to be thrilled by how dams release excess water, head to Mullaperiyar Dam.

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Kovalam's monsoon ambience

The beach destination dotted with the famous Hawah, Lighthouse and Samudra shores also has the Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Valiyathura Pier and numerous wellness centres for monsoon relaxation.

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The emerald green Vagamon

Marmala waterfalls, the pine forest, Kurisumala, the meadows, its various viewpoints and tea gardens thrive this season in Vagamon, offering something for all kinds of travellers.

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The scenic Bekal

The rain-washed Bekal Fort, the beach, the picturesque Nileshwaram town and the Valiyaparambu backwaters are a few spots in the region that can let you enjoy Bekal at its best.

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The mist-shrouded Ponmudi

The glistening streams of the Golden Valley, the wildlife of Peppara Sanctuary, the cloud-covered hilltop, the refreshing Meenmutty Falls and the Echo Point are a few Ponmudi spots that can make your monsoon trip to the hill station, worthwhile.

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