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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.

Exploring Kerala's backwaters

Exploring Kerala's famed waterways 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 town...read more

14 days

Golden Triangle and best of Kerala

India's classic route combined with Keralan adventure
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  • Kochi

    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

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  • Eravikulam

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  • Kumarakom

    Kumarakom

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

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  • Thekkady

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  • 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

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  • Varkala

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  • Mangalore

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  • Kannur

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  • Wayanad

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  • Cheruthuruthy

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  • Kollam

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  • Kovalam

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Places to go in Kerala

Kerala Tours

South India Beyond Backwaters

Private tour & houseboat cruise through Kerala

13 daysFrom $1,842
Kerala
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Kerala's Backwaters & Beaches

Private tour to Kerala's highlights

7 daysFrom $1,265
Kerala
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Beach, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Kerala Family Tour

Adventures for all ages

10 daysFrom $1,595
Kerala
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Beach, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife

Kerala Cycling Tour

See Kerala on two wheels

13 daysFrom $2,605
Kerala
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Beach, Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Tropical Kerala

In-depth tour of Kerala's highlights

14 daysFrom $2,285
Kerala
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Kerala and Karnataka Highlights

14 day culture and leisure tour across Kerala and Karnataka

14 daysFrom £2,614
Kerala, Karnataka
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, Culture, Cities, Culinary, Food, Wine

Kerala Travel Companies

Yonder

Tailor-made luxury holidays to Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual

Active India

Tailor-made luxury, cultural and active tours of India
India
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Responsible Travel

Bespoke India Travel

Making India incredible!
South Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Spiritual, Festivals, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, History, Culinary, Food, Wine

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Small group tour, Private guided tour
Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Caving, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Ziplining, Active, Walking, Biking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, Culinary, Food, Solo Travel

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