With its coastal beaches, ayurvedic spa treatments and emerald tea hills, a holiday to Kerala is sure to relax, rejuvenate and revitalise. Best explored on a house boat, a trip to the Indian state wouldn’t be complete without an exploration of the backwater labyrinth, a truly enchanting escape as you glide along the tranquil waters to soak up the sights of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Our Classic Kerala tour lets you experience Kerala's backwaters and tea plantations, we recommend a beach stay in Kovalam on the end of the tour before your onward flight.
For added adventure, why not take a traditional cooking course and sample your own culinary creation surrounded by the beauty and charm of the lakes and landscapes? To get more out of your holiday, combine your adventure with a visit to Goa to add a paradise beach holiday to the end of your stay. Or, if you’re after more of a cultural trip, begin your travels in the north, touring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, before heading south to Kerala.
Despite its relaxed feel, there is much to do and see in this region that would keep even the most restless traveller occupied. A city many consider to be the jewel of Kerala, Cochin has a unique colonial history, with a culture shaped by Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and Arab influences. Continue on this south India cultural exploration to the Tamil Nadu temple town of Madurai, home to the internationally acclaimed Meenkashi temple. The Southern India with Kerala is a great mix of culture, tea plantations and backwaters.