When is the best time to go to Kerala?

When is the best time to go to Kerala? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Kerala, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March and December
  • The best months to go to Thiruvananthapuram are January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Thiruvananthapuram are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are June and October
  • Varkala is the city with the best climate, with good weather 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Thiruvananthapuram

Annual weather in Kerala

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Kerala for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 72°F to 97°F
0 to 3 days*
February 76°F to 101°F
0 to 3 days*
March 79°F to 101°F
1 to 10 days*
April 81°F to 101°F
3 to 20 days*
May 79°F to 94°F
9 to 21 days*
June 74°F to 88°F
9 to 28 days*
July 72°F to 88°F
9 to 30 days*
August 72°F to 88°F
8 to 27 days*
September 74°F to 88°F
9 to 19 days*
October 76°F to 90°F
10 to 21 days*
November 74°F to 92°F
5 to 15 days*
December 74°F to 94°F
1 to 7 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Kerala by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Kerala

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Kerala and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Alappuzha and Kovalam, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kerala

Find out when Kerala has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Kerala

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Kerala is high in: December.

  • Very low season in Kerala: March, June and August.
  • Low season in Kerala: January, February, April, May, July, September, October and November.
  • Peak season in Kerala: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Kerala month by month

Where to go in Kerala?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Parc national de Periyar85°F90°F94°F94°F92°F86°F86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

About Kerala

What can I do in Kerala?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Kerala reliable?

Climate data for Kerala has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Kerala allows us to determine the average for each month in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Kovalam, Munnar, Varkala, Cannanore, and 35 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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