Best Places To Visit In Kerala In March 2020

A front-view shot of a multi-ethnic group of tourists walking down a narrow street in Fort Kochi, Kerala.
A woman lying in Kerala houseboat and enjoying the houseboat tour in backwaters of Kerala

No matter what the season is, the spectacular God’s Own Country, Kerala is bound to welcome its visitors at any time of the year wholeheartedly. Besides, the pleasant and charming weather, stunning nature and amazing festivals make March a great month to travel to this magical land of Kerala. Whether you’re looking to bask in the sun at the beaches or to chill in the cool winds at the hill stations; to swim in the warm waters of the Arabian sea, or to relax in the calm backwaters; to explore the historical sites or to revel in the joyful festivals; trust us, Kerala treats you with everything you wish on this summer month of March.

So, vacationers, planning a trip to this incredible destination during March, here is the list of Best Places To Visit In Kerala In March 2020 for you. Take a look!


There is no doubt that most of the vacationers prefer hill stations to escape from the scorching heat of summer. And the ever-charming Munnar hill station, blessed with pleasantly soothing weather and breathtaking scenic beauty which makes for a perfect summer getaway in Kerala this March.

Green tea plantations in the mountains of Munnar, Kerala, India

The lush green tea plantations, foggy valleys, mist-clad mountains and lovely cascading waterfalls add to its enchanting beauty. From trekking, boating, elephant ride to wildlife spotting, you can enjoy a lot of exotic activities at Munnar.

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The summer season of March adorns the beautiful land of Alleppey with the most colourful panorama, alluring the travellers to visit this amazing backwater destination of Kerala in March.

House boats in Alleppey Backwaters,Traditional Inian house boats in south India,Kerala India

Its tranquil backwaters, serene natural beauty, pleasant climate, palm-fringed shores, pristine beaches, activities like Kayaking, thrilling backwater trips and fantastic houseboat stay, steals the heart of every traveler. The mouthwatering Kerala cuisines served on banana leaves while onboard will be an awesome experience, especially for foreign tourists who have never had it before.

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An awesome destination where nature and spirituality join hands, Trivandrum, is another best place to visit in Kerala in March. Holding a strongly rooted heritage and rich colonial legacy, the place still proudly retains its age-old cultural charm. Blessed with sacred temples, incredible museums, amazing palaces and gorgeous beaches make Trivandrum a much-sought-after tourist destination in Kerala.

Dvotees offering the pongala ritual on the occasion of 'Attukal Pongala'.

If you visit Trivandrum in March, you can witness the world-renowned ritualist annual festival of the famous Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, known as Attukal Pongala which will be celebrated on March 9, 2020.


Offering a scenic view of lush green surroundings and emerald green backwaters, flanked by luscious green paddy fields, rich vegetation, beautiful houseboats and miles of solitude and peace, Kumarakom is an ideal pick to enjoy a laid-back summer vacay in Kerala in March.

A houseboat in Kumarakom backwaters

Kumarakom boasts of a paradise-like charm and it is the right place for nature lovers to explore the beauty and calmness of Mother Nature. There is nothing better than an amazing houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kumarakom during this summer season with your eyes being blessed by nature’s marvelous wonders and relaxing in the pleasant weather.

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For wildlife enthusiasts, there isn’t a better season than summers to enjoy the thrill of wildlife spotting. It is the time wild animals and pachyderms are forced to come out of their habitat to quench their thirst at the nearby water bodies.

Bamboo rafting in Thekkady

So, if you want to witness this rare sight of wildlife near the riverbank, head to Thekkady this summer month of March. An enchanting tourist paradise, hidden in thick forests and wild vegetation, Thekkady boasts of abundant natural beauty and exotic wildlife. 

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Truly an iconic place, Bekal cannot be missed out from the list of best places to visit in Kerala in March.

Bekal fort in Kasargod district of Kerala

Hear the fascinating legends of this historic land as you explore the amazing fort and the pleasant weather and the cool breeze from the sea are the key ingredients that make your visit to Bekal during March, a fabulous experience. The captivating natural beauty, unparallel serenity and the brilliant views of Arabian sea, cast a magical spell on every tourist visiting Bekal.

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary:

If you are an avid bird lover, you cannot miss the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary especially during the month of March. It is the best time for birding in this amazing sanctuary known for its rich biodiversity of birds, both resident and migratory.

Thattekad bird sanctuary in Kerala

Although, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is a year-round tourist destination, the month of March is especially productive for birdwatchers. It is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala and provides a home to over 250 species of birds.


The ‘Akshara Nagari’ or the ‘City of Letters’Kottayam is another fabulous place to visit in Kerala in March, especially to witness the spectacular annual festival of the famous Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple held for ten days (25th February 2020 to 5th March 2020). 

Ezhara ponnana festival in Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple, Kottayam

The most elegant sight associated with this dazzling temple festival is the ‘Ezhara Ponnana‘, the procession of the seven-and-half golden elephant that makes for a truly memorable spectacle to behold. The Ezhara Ponnana Procession will be held on March 3, 2020. You can also witness the vibrant cultural art forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam, Panchari Melam, etc organized as part of this festival.


Blessed with a soothing climate all year-round, Wayanad, one of the lovely hill stations in Kerala is an ultimate destination to escape from the scorching sun of March.

Heart shape lake in Wayanad

The vast spread of spice plantations enriched with the pleasing aroma of spices, untouched woods, misty mountains, gushing rivers, waving paddy fields and miles of fruits and vegetable plantations, everything adds to the spellbinding beauty of this gorgeous hill station making it a wonderful tourist spot. Wayanad is a hub for adventure activities like trekking, hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, camping, and many more.

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North Kerala:

Travelling to North Kerala regions like Kannur and Kasaragod, especially during the month of March offers a unique experience of treating you with the most colourful and vibrant Theyyam performances. 

Theyyam performance in north Kerala

North Kerala is exquisitely beautiful and pristine and is dotted with honey-toned beaches, a string of coastal villages, ancient temples and historic forts. But what makes it stand out from rest of the regions in Kerala is its enthralling and electrifying Theyyam performances and rituals, that dates back to 1,500 years.

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The climate is awesome and comfy in Kerala in the month of March for a beach retreat and Kovalam is the ideal place. Beach lover’s first choice in Kerala, Kovalam is famous for its crescent beaches, backed by a sea of cascading palms.

A scenic view of Kovalam beach lighthouse

No other beach in Kerala can be described as pristine and serene to bask in sun and to indulge in water sport activities as that of Kovalam. The promising waves, soothing sea breeze, tranquil ambience and gorgeous scenic beauty make Kovalam, perfect for a relaxing beach holiday.

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Guruvayoor, one of the most sacred and popular pilgrim towns in Kerala, known for housing the most renowned Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, is yet another beautiful place to visit in Kerala in March.

Elephants in Guruvayur Aanayottam

Visiting Guruvayoor in the month of March is an added delight as you can participate in the annual festival of Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple and can also witness Guruvayoor Aanayottam, the thrilling and jaw-dropping elephant race. The winner of the race will carry the ‘Thidambu’ of Lord Guruvayurappan during the temple festival. Guruvayoor Aanayottam will be held on March 6, 2020.

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Fort Kochi:

A fairyland with an amalgamation of diverse culture, Fort Kochi is an all-time favourite hangout of global travellers.

A front-view shot of a multi-ethnic group of tourists walking down a narrow street in Kerala, India. Some of the tourists are visually impaired and can be seen using a blind person's cane and holding onto a friends arm for guidance.

This charming seaside arena is the first European township in India, with its old colonial bungalows, heritage buildings that now houses contemporary art galleries, elaborate bamboo fishing nets, quaint shops that sell handmade souvenirs and priceless antiques, Fort Kochi still portray an old-world charm, worth experiencing. The pleasant and sunny weather of March makes sightseeing and beach activities in Fort Kochi simply amazing.

Munroe Island:

Surrounded by coconut plantations and mangrove forests and beautifully placed at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, Munroe Island is the place you should escape to during this summer month of March.

A beautiful view of Munroe Island

Overwhelming with natural beauty and abundant flora and fauna, this scenic island is formed by a cluster of eight tiny picturesque islands, making it a heaven of natural wonders. The Munroe Island offers unparallel seclusion as well as a peaceful and soothing ambience to rejuvenate amid Mother Nature, worth a visit during March

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary:

The famous Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary will be flocked by migratory birds from different parts of the world from October to April. If you are a bird lover, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit where you can get a glimpse of a varied species of native birds along with lots of migratory birds. 

Migrant birds in Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Kerala

March is the best time to thoroughly enjoy bird watching at the most tranquil setting, as Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary will be scarcely crowded with tourist during this period.

Pay a visit to Kerala this March and enjoy a rejuvenating and fun-filled summer vacation at this gorgeous God’s Own Country.

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Comment below which of these Best Places in Kerala you’d like to explore in March 2020?

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