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kerala, india: worth visiting in july?

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1. Posted by onyee (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

I'm going to india in July 2006. I know i'ts monsoon season, so i'm ging to Dharmasa, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and also Bomay.

Just wondering whether it's worth going down to the south for a couple of days just for Kerala.

I heard Tamil Nadu is quite dry most of the time, is that true? and what is there to see in Tamil Nadu?

How bad can the monsoon get, does it rain every single day?

Thanks for helping

2. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

All of India is wet in the months july, aug.Its the monsoons.

Kerala and Tamil Nadu are def worth a dekko. Kerala is full of Backwaters and beaches... it. you can hire a houseboat and live in it for a few days while the boat navigates through the backwaters.

Pondicherry is a pre-independence French colony which a wonderful architecture; Mahabalipuram has awesome seafood and is the site of the legendary Meenakshi temple. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point in India. a must see.

Monsoons can get pretty bad in the mountainous regions like Dharamsala as there can be a few landslides.

On the whole monsoons can be quite enjoyable to those who dare. The landscape is LUSH green and you can stare at it for hours without tiring.

Suggest you travel by train or road. Airlines may cost you the same if you book in advance but the experience of travelling by train is what will bring India to you.

Suggest you hit Delhi first then go to Dharamsala-Delhi-Agra-Jaipur,jodhpur,jaisalmer (these 3 are in rajasthan)- Bombay-Kerala-Tamil Nadu. This way you go from North to South.

If you are a history buff then you might want to take a look at central India (Madhya Pradesh or MP in particular). check out the government website www.mptourism.net

Tip - India can get unnerving if you expect the same quality of life as in countries like the US or cities of Europe. The poverty may hit you in the face but the beauty and strength of the people leaves a lingering admiration in you.

Regards

Gurdeep

3. Posted by onyee (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

gyrdeep101,

thanks for your help.

i think i can only squeese 5 days for the kerala area.

How much can i see in 5 days? probably 2 days in cochin and 3 in munnar?

can i fit tamil nadu in?

4. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 10y

Except Jaipur, JODHPUR and Jaisalmer..all other places in the north will have rainy season.
If you want to avoid rainy season, better visit Tamilnadu where the rainy season is only from end Sept.In Tamilnadu you can see temple architecture, sandy beaches, Hill stations,classical dance etc.

Suggest you to visit Tamilandu then kerala and then go up to Northe by which time the rains would be tapering off.

Have a nice trip.

5. Posted by onyee (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

thanks citybell!

6. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

try 1 day in chchi; 2 in alleppyl and 2 in munnar