Southern India and Kerala

Southern India – tropical climate, national parks, cruising on the unspoilt backwaters, festivals, Ayurveda and Wellness resorts, tranquil beaches fringed by coconut groves, culinary delights, temple towns, spice and tea plantations

The jewel in the crown is Kerala – known as God’s Own Country

Kerala – an absolute jewel for travelers – an experience that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Kerala – the lush and colourful state is located on India’s south westerly corner that is roughly 500 Kms long and averages 100 Kms in width and sweeps down from the forest covered mountains of the Western Ghats to the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea. Hundreds of rivers and streams water the brilliant green paddy fields with coconut palms swaying in a gentle constant breeze. Quaint houses with sloping tiled roofs dot the area with little compounds where pepper vines and dozens of aromatic spices grow in the abundance of nature. Few remember that it was the pepper of Kerala that, with the silks of China, led Europe to the discovery of India.

Kerala is unmistakably Indian but is remarkably pretty and clean. Visitors can stay at beautiful hotels and resorts near coffee estates or tea plantations, see elephants, tigers and bison in game sanctuaries, swim and surf on the beaches, enjoy music and dance or just luxuriate in the calm oasis of Kerala’s famed back waters. There are many ancient temples and mosques as well as synagogues and churches going back to the time of Christ. Kerala is a land where you can feel a gentle wind, see vistas of lush greenery and fill your magical moments with experiences that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Highlights

  • Backwaters by Houseboat
  • Bird watching and extensive wildlife
  • Ayurvedic wellness resorts
  • Tea and spice plantations
  • Rural Homestays
  • Stunning tropical beaches
  • Temples
  • French influenced Pondicherry
  • Chettinad cuisine
  • Nilgiri hills
  • Colonial Cochin

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