Kerala in September 2023: Weather, Places to Visit, Activities & More

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Kerala is named one of the most outstanding tourist destinations located in south India. The state is popularly known as “The God’s Own Country” due to the beauty and rich greenery it has. From stunning beaches along the Malabar Coast to the charming backwater waterways to huge tea and coffee plantations, the scenic places of Kerala are mind-blowing. Travelers can plan their Kerala trip all through the year, but visiting Kerala in September is a very delightful experience

Weather Conditions in Kerala in September

The temperature in Kerala in September is almost 27 °C or 81 °F. The average maximum temperature in September is 30 °C while the average minimum temperature in this month is 24 °C (75 °F). Kerala receives less rainfall in September thereby making the place quite pleasant to visit places and enjoy scenic adventures in Kerala.

On rainy days, you might experience moderate rains instead of thunderstorms, the afternoons are bit hotter as compared to nights. Good weather in Kerala in September makes outdoor activities more joyful.

Best Month to Enjoy Discounts in Kerala

September is the best month to visit Kerala as it marks the end of the monsoon season and rains would have stopped ensuring a fresh, green, and clean environment. Also, you can get the lowest off-season rates while booking the Kerala package in September, the time to experience the beauty of the place with fewer crowds.

The weather in Kerala in September is also pleasant with less humidity. To enjoy attractions like the spice plantations, hills, and meandering trails, the weather in Kerala in September is ideal.

Best Places to Visit in Kerala in September



Allapuzha is one of the most beautiful backwaters in Kerala, which is known as “Venice of the East”. Alappuzha is famous for houseboats. After the heavy rainfall of the Southwest monsoons, the place gets filled with thick greenery, the occasional rain drops create a fresh aura of mystic majesty. You can book a houseboat that moves down the charming backwaters of Alappuzha to give you inner satisfaction.



Munnar is a very popular hill station in Kerala and is the oldest places in Kerala famous known for its huge tea plantation. The cozy atmosphere, lush green forests, tall palm trees, entertaining cascades, and picturesque mountains all give you a complete glimpse of Munnar. You can visit these popular hill stations of Kerala in September to capture the breathtaking beauty in your camera. Some of the activities to get involved here include rock climbing, elephant safari, Yoga exercises, and much more.



Kovalam is a beach popular for its assortment of shorelines. The crescent-shaped beach and the background make it an ideal place to click photographs. It is the perfect place to enjoy sunbathing and sea bathing. The main attraction of this beach is the Halcyon castle located at the top of a rock near the shorelines.



Thekkady is a must-visit place in Kerala in September for wildlife lovers. This place is full of greenery, animals, and nature and belongs to the area of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary behind Periyar Lake. It is known as heaven for animals. You can easily spot various kinds of animals like elephants, tigers, sambars, gaurs, etc. here.

The sanctuary is home to 250+ species of birds. Travelers can book jungle safari, bamboo rafting, board hiking, and many more fun activities.

Things to Do in Kerala in September

The Aranmula Boat Race

Aranmula Boat Race

Kerala is famous for its amazing boat races which are a must-see if you are in Kerala in September. The Aranmula Boat Race is organized in September and is more of a ritual than just a sports activity. Witness the sheer speed and number of rowers per boat to have an incredible experience.

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

If you want to add some thrill to your adventure, you can attempt to scale Chembra Peak. But to reach to the top, you have to take permission from Forest Range Office at Meppady. The views from the peak are incredible and it stretches out for miles. A visit to Chembra peak is strongly recommended in you are a nature lover and like hiking.

Festivals of Kerala

The state of Kerala is popularly known for its festival of Onam, which is one of the major festivals. Various other festivals celebrated in Kerala include Thiruvathira, Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Theyyam Festival, Attukal Pongala, etc.

Onam Festival

Festivals of Kerala

Onam festival is a ten-day-long festival filling the state of Kerala with stark vitality. It is the state festival of Kerala holding a strong significance. The festival of Onam falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam and is celebrated to hail the Vishnu avatar named Vamana. Also, it is believed that a revered king, Mahabali, returned home during this time, which marks for celebration too.

The festival begins with an energized parade on the first day called Atham. The most famous parade happen at Thrikkakara Temple, which is believed to be King Mahabali’s kingdom. After that, and until the tenth and final day of the festival, the people of Kerala enjoy performing folk art (Pookkalam), Music, dance (Thiruvathira Kali), preparing special dishes, boat races, and everything to keep the festive mood high.

How to Reach Kerala in September

By air: Kerala is easily accessible by air. The state has three international airports including Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Kochi International Airport, and Kozhikode International Airport operating several international flights.

Also, the domestic airport of the state is located in Kollam, which is well-connected to all the major cities.

By Train: Kerala has many railway stations, connecting various major cities. Travelers from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. can book direct trains to Kerala. Kerala’s railway network runs from Kasargod, the northwestern point in Kerala to the southwestern point, Thiruvananthapuram.

By Road: Travelers coming from nearby states can also reach Kerala via road. Luxury overnight buses, cabs, taxis, etc. are available from destinations such as Alleppey, Kannur, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, etc.

Things to keep in Mind

  • The travelers are suggested to plan their activities based on the weather forecast. Stay indoors in case it’s a hot day.
  • Ensure you don’t get dehydrated; keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Keep on sipping water, coconut water, and juices among other rehydrating drinks.
  • Use bug repellent sprays or lotions to stay protected from mosquitos.
  • Wear light color clothes as they dry out easily if you’re caught in an unexpected downpour.
  • If you’re traveling to Kerala from another country, don’t worry about money problems as several money exchanges are available here. But sometimes, it takes time; so you are suggested to bring some additional money with you.
  • Kerala is one of the highest-literate states in the country with 85%+of people being educated. So, you will not face any communication problems.
  • Kerala is a very culture-based city. The travelers are suggested to wear decent clothes instead of wearing revealing clothes in Kerala.
  • Avoid traveling after sunset in Munnar and Thekkady due to the fog and wild animals. Also, don’t take pictures in restricted areas

September is one of the most preferred times to enjoy wildlife safaris, boat cruises, and tea factory visits. If you want to explore the beauty of Kerala, the enchanting lagoons, tranquil canals, and spicy plantations, then book your Kerala package in September from Honeymoon Bug.

Enjoy your stay in Kerala and visit the best places in Kerala during September by including the same in your customized Kerala tour package.

FAQs About Kerala Trip in September

Is September a good time to visit Kerala?

Yes, the winter season in Kerala starts from September to March. It is the best time to visit Kerala and the weather is quite pleasant with less humidity. If you want to avoid tourists, then September is a great time to visit.

How is the weather in Kerala in September?

The Daytime temperature in Kerala in September varies from 25- 29°C. It is also the ideal time to enjoy Kerala backwaters.

Is there any festival in September month?

Some of the festivals organized in Kerala in September include Onam, Snake Boat Festival, Ladakh Festival, and Ziro Festival.

What all should I pack for a trip to Kerala in September?

The things to pack for a trip to Kerala in September include:

·       Umbrellas

·       Rain Coats

·       Cotton Clothes

·       Flip Flops

·       Sunglasses

·       Sunscreen

·       Candies

·       Water Bottles

·       Power Bank

·       Medicines

·       Sanitizer

·       Camera

·       City Guide, etc

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