India

Kerala

Exploring God’s own country

Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states. From its spiderweb of lazy backwaters to the tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, Kerala’s landscapes are breathtaking – and that’s before you even consider its 600km of coastline and beaches.

However, there is more to Kerala than just natural beauty. This is a place famous for its ecotourism initiatives and its unique culture and traditions, whether houseboats on its waterways or its vibrant Kalaripayattu martial art, said to be a precursor to Kung Fu. Kerala is also home to Ayurveda, a healing therapy using natural herbs that goes back more than 5,000 years. Come to Kerala to nourish both your body and mind.

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Kerala routes

Suggested tours & itineraries from our experts

Keralan waterways and beaches

Exploring Kerala’s backwaters and coastline
Approx. 7 days
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Complete Kerala

Kerala from north to south
Approx. 14 days
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Tea plantations, backwaters and Keralan culture

A journey from mountaintop to sea shore
Approx. 10 days
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Keralan Tea and Beaches

Approx. 7 days
Kochi (3 days) → Periyar National Park (2) → Kumarakom (3)
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Golden Triangle and Best of Kerala

Approx. 14 days
Delhi (2 days) → Agra (2) → Jaipur (2) → Kochi (3) → Periyar National Park (2) → Kumarakom (3)
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