When to Go

High Season (Dec–Mar)

  • Pleasant weather – warm days, reasonably cool nights.
  • Peak tourists. Peak prices.
  • December and January bring chilly nights further north.
  • Temperatures climb steadily from February.

Shoulder (Jul–Nov)

  • Monsoon rain-showers persist through to September.
  • The eastern coast and southern Kerala see heavy rain and sometimes cyclones from October to early December.

Low Season (Apr–Jun)

  • April is hot; May and June are scorching. Competitive hotel prices.
  • From June, the monsoon sweeps from south to north, bringing draining humidity.
  • Beat the heat (but not the crowds) in the cool hills.