Kerala is more than the stunning beaches and languid houseboat cruises for which it’s become famous.
Packed into the space of one of India’s smallest states is an astounding mix of landscapes and experiences. Rolling tea plantations, thick tropical jungles teeming with exotic birds, elephants ambling down the road with their incongruous presence of Jewish synagogues.
Like the space it occupies, Kerala’s beauty is also in the braided hair, rangoli patterns at doorsteps and the warm welcome that greets you at hotels and homes.
Kerala is alive with religion and worship. Be mesmerised as performers in elaborate costumes and heavy makeup dance and drum during the Theyyam, while ancient Hindu scriptures come alive through the drama of Kathakali. Seeing both will only add more layers of intrigue to this alluring and beguiling corner of India.
And oh the places you can stay! Word may have reached you of beautiful beach and backwater resorts, but we’ll reveal there is much more to this tropical paradise than luxury hotels. The names alone are enough to draw in the Manzil, Eighth Bastion.
Let us bring you in on the Kerala we know and love, while we show you our favourite places to visit in Kerala. Browse our suggested Kerala tours, or discuss your dream holiday and tour packages with us.
Suggested Kerala Tour Packages
This 10 day itinerary is the perfect introduction to the laid-back lifestyle, wonderful food and friendly people of Kerala.
A visit to Kerala should not be rushed. The leisurely tempo of this itinerary matches the languid and rhythmic pace of life in Kerala, allowing you to appreciate the finer details of its rich culture.
With around 5% of Kerala’s total surface area devoted to the protection of wildlife, the state is home to an amazing variety of plants, trees, and wild animals.
Kerala is famed for its apparent relaxed pace of life. Travelling slowly by foot, bike and kayak gives you the perfect opportunity to fully appreciate the natural and cultural environment of this unique part of India.
Walking is one of the best ways to truly get to know a place. This itinerary features a series of gentle day walks, allowing you to see a hidden side of one of India’s best known states.