Best Season Weather and Clothing :

Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.

Monsoons : Kerala has mainly two rainy seasons. The Southwest Monsoon that arrives in the month of June is called Edavappathy, as it comes in the middle of the month of Edavam on the Malayalam Calendar. Mid October witnesses the arrival of the Northeast Monsoon. In the Malayalam calendar this month is called Thulam and hence the name Thulavarsham meaning the 'The Rains in Thulam'. Now the gathering rain clouds are from the Bay of Bengal. These bearers of rain hurry to Kerala through the Palakkad Gap in the Western Ghats. The swirling, jostling, billowing dark messenger of life sailing on the wings of northeast winds is a breathtaking sight to behold.

Fort Cochin receives most tourists during the months of October to February. In December you have a fortnight long Cochin Carnival, where you see the whole of Fort Cochin Dressed up to receive the New Year. The 10 day long celebration of Kerala, Onam is in August / September and illumination of buildings, lighting of traditional lamps, fire-works, flower carpet decorations, country boat races snake boat races and other festival activities take place during Onam season. February/ March is the time for temple festivals in the vicinity of Fort Cochin. Elephant parades, drums, lamps and all sorts of temple art at a glance during this period.

Clothing : Casual cotton clothes are most suitable for all seasons.


Season INR USD
Off Season 400 – 800 7 - 16
Low Season 500 - 950 10 - 20
Hi Season 800 – 1600 12 - 25
Monsoon 400 - 800 7 - 16