An absolute tourist paradise, Kovalam is a haven of beauty and tranquillity present the state of Kerala and is one of the most fantastic place to visit in Kerala in November. Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with the Kovalam beach to suit all our desires and occasions.
What could be better than spending an entire day in the fun-filled beach festival in Kovalam with the shallow waters and low tidal waves.
Activities: Kovalam has a lot of exciting activities to offer to its tourists such as exploring the artificial offshore coral reefs, Neyyar dam, the unique Vizhinjam rock-cut cave temples, the sculptures of which dates back to the 18th century, the Vizhinjam marine aquarium which has a beautiful collection of awe-inspiring marines species.
Nearest railway station: To catch a glimpse of the fantastic beach carnivals, one can take a train from the Trivandrum central railway station which is the nearest railhead to Kovalam.
Experience the beauty of the shimmering backwaters in the city of Alleppey in Kerala, which is famous for its beautiful backwaters. Also known as the Venice of the East, this famous tourist place is also known for its temples, beaches and the traditional beat races.
This popular tourist destination is also well known for its ayurvedic spas and wellness centres. November is considered the best time to visit Alleppey as the weather remains mild and pleasant during this time of the year. The average temperature during this time is 17 to 32 degree Celsius making it perfect to go on a boat ride.
Activities: Alleppey has many exciting adventures to offer to its tourist such as bird watching, witnessing the boat race, engaging is ayurvedic spas while also relishing some spiritualism in the temples and churches present all over the place.
Nearest railway station: The Allapuzha is the nearest railhead to Alleppey, which is located 1km from the beach.
It is a picturesque plateau with the lushly forested area on a high altitude and is also home to many animals such as Asiatic tigers, elephants, leopards and egrets.
Activities: Mountain biking, zip line, walking through the natural trail of Wayanad, camping in the tea gardens and in the jungles, visiting the Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary, exploring the Wayanad heritage museum and trekking to Chembra hills are some of the most exciting things to do in Wayanad. A visit to the Edakkal caves is a must.
Nearest railway station: The Kozhikode railway station is the nearest railway station to reach Wayanad.
Rejuvenate your soul in this cluster of island on the Vembanad Lake known as Kumarakoram. This tourist village of Kerala features flowery landscapes and a plethora of flora and fauna. The bird sanctuary present here is a favourite spot of many beautiful rare migratory birds such as waterfowl, cuckoo, egrets, herons the Siberian stock and many more.
November is considered the ideal time to visit this tourist village as it is during the cold winters the migratory birds are seen flocking this place.
Activities: Taking a boat ride and riding through the calm and charming backwaters of Kumarakom is one of the best things to do here. Apart from this, nature lovers can go for bird watching, relax your body by getting indulged in spas and even enjoy a colourful Kathakali performance.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam railway station is the nearest railway station to Kumarakom that gives easy accessibility to the tourist village.
‘Beauty at its best’, this statement can never seem to be overrated for the tiny plantation township in central Travancore known as Vagamon. Vagamon is a hill station located in Kitayama-Idukki border of Kerala and is paradise for forest lovers.
With a never-ending lush of green hills, meandering rivulets and breathtaking ravines, Vagamon is one of the best places to visit in Kerala in November .The month of November has an enjoyable cold climate in Kerala making it the perfect time to visit and explore this green plantation township.
Activities: Vagamon has some of the most beautiful experiences to provide to its tourist such as walking through the pine woods, visiting the Vagamon falls. Those looking for an extra dose of adventure paragliding and tandem paragliding are just the thing you need.
Nearest railway station: To reach Vagamon one can take a train from Kottayam which is the nearest railway station to Vagamon
A sunny cold day and a cup of tea, what else could one need to make ones vacation the perfect one. Well for this ideal combination, one should pay a visit to Munnar which serves as the commercial centre for the world’s largest tea estate.
Situated in the banks of three mountain streams, Munnar is one of the beautiful places to visit in Kerala in November. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government.
Activities: While in Munnar one should definitely go trekking to echo point, the wildlife and the bird sanctuary are perfect places to catch a glimpse of all the rare animal and bird species, mountain bike riding or climb the huge gigantic hills are among other things to do in Munnar.
Nearest railway station: The nearest railway station to Munnar is in Kochi which is at a distance of 88 km from Munnar.
Eravikulam National Park
The home of the famous Nilgiri tahr, Eravikulam national park is first of its kind located in Munnar in the state of Kerala. This national park in Kerala is a world heritage site, where the visitors can easily spot many tahrs and the mountain goats in the national park.
One can also witness the huge Lakkon waterfall that starts in the park and ends in the pamba river. This park is also famous for a splendid view of the tea plantation, rolling hills and neelakurunji a rare flower.
Activities: Tourists can take a safari of the national park, the entry fee of which is INR 15 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners, while for children below the age of 12 the entry fee is INR 5.
With 132 bird species, 101 species of butterflies, more than 750 tahrs and 26 species of mammals, the safari of the national park is something that is sure to give you a bunch of lifetime memories to cherish.
Nearest railway station: The nearest railway station to reach the national park is Aluva which is located 120 km away from Munnar.
Experience the best of Kerala on a boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of Poovar. This coastal village in Kerala is the most dazzling place to visit in Kerala in November. Poovar beach is the prime attraction of this seaside village where the gigantic Arabian Sea meets the fresh water of the Neyyar River, that leads to the formation of a small estuary near the beach.
The serene gold sand surrounded with the palm trees provides a pleasant sense of relaxation to the eyes and the mind.
Activities: The distinct shade of blue and green of the backwaters is quite tempting to take a swim. The plus point, this place is not crammed with vacationers which mean you have the entire beach to yourself.
And the cool pleasant temperature during winters makes it the perfect time to enjoy the beauty. one can also go for boating in the backwaters, witness the famous snake boat race and relax oneself in the ayurveda spas.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram railway station is the nearest railway station from Poovar
An absolute heaven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, Thekkady is home to a plethora of rare fauna and flora. It is India’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and the 120-year-old surki dam built across the Periyar River is a major tourist attraction.
Thekkady is a perfect retreat for all those who love fun, adventure, nature and wildlife. By far November is the best time to visit Thekkady as the weather is cold and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing.
Activities: Boating in the Periyar Lake is one of the most popular things to do in Thekkady. Besides boating, trekking, mountain walk and a safari in the Periyar wildlife sanctuary are among the other favourite activities to carry out in Thekkady. Jungle night patrols, elephant rides and tribal walk are the unique activities that shouldn’t be missed when in Thekkady.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam is the nearest railway station to Thekkady.
Taking a dip in the holy waters spurges the body of impurities and the soul of its sins, and if you are looking to engage in such an act, then Varkala beach is the destination you are seeking.
The Varkala beach is the most elegant place to visit in Kerala in November because of the pleasant climate the site has to offer to enjoy the cold beach sand and the bluish water.
Activities: Varkala is a fantastic place to relax and rejuvenate oneself and is well known for its dramatic sunsets. There are also many spas, yoga and ayurvedic therapy centres surrounding the beach to provide the tourists a wonderful time during their vacation.
Meditation and art workshops are also offered to the tourists from time to time to provide the tourists with a bunch of beautiful memories.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram is the major railhead to Varkala.
The ‘cloud caressed majestic
hills’ of Nelliyampathy is a sight to behold. Nelliyampathy is said to
be the untouched heaven on earth. It is located around 62 km, from Palakkad in
Kerala. The pleasant and pristine climate during the months of November makes
it the perfect time to explore this unexplored hill station in Kerala.
The gorgeous scenic landscape, the empty streets, melodies of birds and the small mountains is the ideal place for a get away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
Activities: Catching glimpses of the tigers in the Eravikulam tiger reserve, exploring the well maintained beautiful garden of the Pothundi dam are some of the exciting things to do when in Nelliyampathy.
Distance from nearest railway station: To reach Nelliyampathy, Palakkad station is the nearest about 60 km away from the hill station, and from there one can take a taxi to reach this unexplored hill station.
The land of Pooram festival and the cultural capital of Kerala,
Thrissur draws thousands of tourists each year which increases during the month
of November because of the pleasant climate that it offers for its exploration.
This place is a hotbed for the folk performances of Kerala that gives deep insight into the cultural tradition of Kerala. The district is also an abode of many cultural centres such as the Sahitya Academy, Kerala kalamandir and the Sangeet Natak Academy.
Activities: While in Thrissur one must definitely pay a visit to the Thrissur zoo which is home to very rare species of flora and fauna, the Peechi dam, Chimmony dam, Peechi Vazhano wildlife sanctuary, Palakkad, Dolours Basilica, Athirapally waterfalls amongst others.
Nearest railway station: Thrissur is easily accessible as it has a railway station of its own and from there, tourists can book a cab to explore the district to its fullest.