Highlights of Kerala
Kerala has an equable climate, long shoreline with beautiful beaches and is sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. The tranquil backwaters, cool hill stations and exotic wildlife make this state India’s number one holiday destination.
Kerala is conveniently compact with a good network of roads making it easy to visit. The tourist experience here is further enhanced by magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, unusual art, a delicious style of local cuisine and ayuverdic massage and health treatments.
Rice-Boat Tour of the Backwaters – these houseboats are known locally as Kettuvallum and are the perfect way to spend a few days exploring the vast network of canals, rivers, lagoons and lakes that make up the backwaters fringing the coast. Travelling through these backwaters is one of life’s great travel experiences and a highlight of any visit to Kerala. The backwaters are home to a distinct lifestyle and your leisurely tour by rice boat will enable you to witness this as you pass by small villages, spice plantations, forests, paddy fields and coconut groves. The local people are incredibly friendly and outgoing and will often engage you in conversation as you pass by.
Lazing on the beach – Kerala has some of India’s best beaches and is an extremely laid-back place indeed.
Enjoy an ayuverdic massage, maybe some yoga and meditation or watch the fishermen haul in the daily catch from the comfort of your sunbed.