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Trivandrum Weather And Best Time To Visit Trivandrum
Located in the Equatorial zone, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum has a tropical climate all year round. Trivandrum falls in the region of India which gets its rainfall from the south-west monsoons. Due to its geographical location, with the Western Ghats to one side and the Laccadive Sea to another, Trivandrum weather is pleasant all year round. The Western Ghats to its east creates a barrier blocking out dry winds from the north. The temperatures vary between 23.5 degrees celsius to 31.3 degrees celsius all year round. However, rainfall is very high in the month of June (South-west Monsoon showers) followed by the month of October (Showers from the North-east Retreating Monsoon).
The best time to visit Trivandrum would be from the winters through summers. This also happens to be the best time to trek to the highlands. For the wildlife enthusiasts seeking Tigers and other rare animal species, the Periyar Animal reserve is an ideal visit during the summers because of the pleasant and dry weather. However, if you wish to soak in the nostalgic smell of the wet earth and revel in the drama of the thundering clouds, you shouldn’t miss the chance to be in God’s own country during the Monsoons.
Winter (October to February)
During the winters, from October to February, the weather remains relatively dry and the temperatures are cool and pleasant. There is only a slight drop in the temperatures and the climate is mostly cool with relatively lesser humidity. At times you may experience a few light showers during this season. The winter months are ideal to enjoy some water sports and to explore the local attractions. You can also experience the culture of the locals here during the festivals of Onam and Vishu which fall during this season. With winters not being too chilly here, this happens to be the peak season for tourists to visit the beautiful city.
Summer (March to June)
With temperatures rising again towards February, summers set in full glory by March. Slightly higher temperatures and relatively dry winds, make summers an ideal time for some rare animal and bird species to be spotted in the Periyar Animal Park and Tiger Reserve. However, the summers are also interspersed with light showers which bring down the temperatures quite frequently and giving a temporary respite. Monsoons set in by June and it might be quite the time for a romantic getaway in the tropical showers.
Monsoon (June to September)
The most distinct season of Kerala, the Monsoons are characterised by heavy showers and very high humidity. Generally tourists avoid this season as roads tend to get clogged and hampers movement throughout the city. However, if you are a nature lover and are here to experience the wonders of nature, monsoons are the best time to revel in the fresh greens and the exquisite beauty of the rains that infuse new life into the earth.