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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.

Kerala's backwaters by houseboat

An expert guide to cruising Kerala's backwaters by houseboat

The 'backwaters' is the name of the enchanting palm-lined waterways that are synonymous with Kerala. This 900-odd kilometre labyrinth of canals connects large regions of Kerala and was constructed centuries ago for transporting cargo, such as spices and rice. Traditional boats called kettuvallam (made by tying pieces of wood together with coir rope, made from coconut fibres) collected the cargo from isolated villages along the waterways and carried it to traders in more

14 days

Golden Triangle And Kerala Houseboats Itinerary

The 14-day classic route to the two gems of India
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  • Kochi


    The port city of Kochi (also known as Cochin) is Kerala's biggest conurbation, but is actually made up of a collection of tiny islands and outcrops...
  • Munnar


  • Eravikulam

  • Kumarakom


    Kumarakom is the perfect jumping off place for houseboat tour in Kerala...
  • Alleppey


  • Thekkady


  • Periyar National Park

    Periyar National Park

    Found near Thekkady in the Western Ghat mountains, Periyar National Park is home to sought after populations of elephants and tigers...
  • Kottayam

  • Varkala

  • Mangalore

  • Kannur

  • Wayanad

  • Cheruthuruthy

  • Kollam

  • Kovalam


  • Mararikulum

  • Trivandrum

  • Kanyakumari

  • Marari Beach


Places to go in Kerala

Kerala Tours


Classic Kerala: Temples & Backwaters

Private tour & houseboat cruise through Kerala

15 daysFrom $2,290

Kerala's Backwaters & Beaches

Private tour to Kerala's highlights

7 daysFrom $935

Kerala Family Tour

Adventures for all ages

10 daysFrom $1,595

Kerala Cycling Tour

See Kerala on two wheels

13 daysFrom $2,605

Tropical Kerala

In-depth tour of Kerala's highlights

14 daysFrom $2,285
Kerala, Karnataka

Kerala and Karnataka Highlights

14 day culture and leisure tour across Kerala and Karnataka

14 daysFrom £2,614

Kerala Travel Companies

South Asia, Southeast Asia


Tailor-made luxury holidays to Asia

Active India

Tailor-made luxury, cultural and active tours of India
South Asia

Bespoke India Travel

Making India incredible!
South Asia, Southeast Asia

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia
South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Rainforest Cruises

Exotic Riverboat & Small Ship Cruises

Reality Tours and Travel

See the real India
South Asia

Indus Bound

Bespoke & authentic travel to the sub-continent

India for Beginners

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