An essential Kerala Holiday could include going on a backwaters cruises in Alleppey, homestays in rubber plantations and tea estates, experience an elephant festival or witness a dying dance form, walk in the hills of Munnar, go deep in the jungles of Wayand or Periyar or just relax by the seaside at one of the quieter beaches of Northern Kerala. These are some of the experience that will captivate you!
A trip to Kerala can easily be combined with tours to the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka getting the best of South India. For more information on tours in these regions either separately or combined with Kerala, see our South India section for details. Touring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka getting the best of South India. For more information on tours in these regions either separately or combined with Kerala, see our South India section for details.
Kerala is India-Lite. For people looking to visit India without the hassles of big cities and crowded streets Kerala is a gentle introduction! With hundred percent literacy, world-class health care systems, India`s lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates, The highest physical quality of life in India, peaceful and pristine, Kerala, is India`s cleanest state.Kerala is blessed with a geography that is rich and varied and encompasses many landscapes with mountains, lowlands, forests, backwaters and beaches in a relatively small area. Kerala for all its popularity in the tourism circuit is a laid back state with agriculture being the major occupation.
For such a small geographical area Kerala offers a wide variety of interest for people who come to it’s shores. From time immemorial Kerala has been on the world map with people traveling from far and wide attracted by Kerala’s immense natural wealth! From golden beaches to tropical rain forests, from high mountain peaks to dying art and dance forms, from bustling markets to picturesque backwaters and lagoons, Kerala will captivate you!