Kerala, India’s southernmost state, offers an extraordinary range of experiences within just a few hours drive of each other. Cruise the idyllic backwaters on a converted rice barge, visit spice and tea plantations, explore the historical fort town of Kochi (Cochin), experience the rich, diverse culture and cuisine, go trekking in the national parks or rejuvenate with an Ayurvedic massage treatment. It is one India’s more prosperous and educated regions, thus providing a gentle introduction for first timers to India –or India with a soft landing as we like to call it.
Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.
A beach Symphony - Marari Beach
Aanavilasam - Thekkady
Ambady Estate - Munnar
Brunton Boatyard - Kochi
Carnoustie - Marari Beach
Chera Rocks - Kannur
Chittoor Kottaram - Near Kochi
Coconut Lagoon - Backwaters
Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.
Main Cities: Kochi, Trivandrum- state capital, Ernakulam, Munnar, Thrissur, Kannur, Kottayam, Alleppey, Kollam, Kozhikode
Airports: Kochi, Trivandrum, Kozhikode
Local Language: Malayalam
Fun Fact: Pappadavada, a famous restaurant in Kochi, puts a fridge on the street, so patrons can leave leftovers for those in need.