Kerala & Southern India

Whatever your image of India, the place itself will always surprise you with another facet. The sheer biodiversity of the countryside surrounding cool tea plantations and fragrant spice groves, for example. Or the stunning beaches and picturesque fishing villages of Kerala.

If you have an innate love of curry, your palate will think it has arrived in Nirvana. Southern India, and particularly Kerala, specialises in exquisite seafood dishes cooked in fragrant spices and fresh coconut, giving layer upon layer of subtle flavor.

Talk to Ayesha, one of our expert consultants, about a tailor-made, luxury vacation to India and you’ll discover that – like its cuisine – Kerala and Southern India reveal layers of fascinating sights, unrivalled scenery and ultimately satisfying experiences.

Dan can also help you discover the national parks and classic tea plantations or spice groves for which the Western Ghats region is famed. Not to mention the secret backwaters and winding canals that lead to huge lakes, tranquil lagoons; taking you past little-seen villages, local schools and Chinese fishing nets along the way.

You can take birding tours of the Idukki Dam, flanked by two majestic mountains, or experience the different culture of Malabar in North Kerala. Then, you can admire the sea and the fishing villages that stretch off around the curve of the Kerala’s coast, edged by gently whispering palms on one side and the sea on the other.

Kerala & Southern India itinerary ideas

Kerala and Southern India offers you an array of unique experiences. For some inspiration on what you could include in your holiday, see our selection of itinerary ideas below. They range from exciting journeys through Tamil Nadu to cruises along Kerala’s maze-like backwaters on a traditional houseboat.

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