Kerala Tours

Located south of Goa along India’s tropical Malabar Coast and often referred to as the ‘garden of spices’, visitors to Kerala will be met by a fantastic climate, a myriad of backwaters, plush tea plantations, dense forests and rugged, palm-fringed beaches. And, the best part, is that this is only the beginning...



Our Kerala Tours

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Kerala Highlights - 5 nights

We’ve compiled an itinerary of Kerala’s absolute must-sees so you can gain an insight into the state’s exquisite beauty. 

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Kerala In Style - 7 nights

Staying in some superb boutique properties along the way, this itinerary gives you the opportunity to soak up some of Kerala’s most interesting and beautiful locations, starting with the sights and sounds of Fort Cochin.

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Discover Kerala - 9 nights

Perfect for anyone looking to gain an in-depth insight into Kerala, this tour provides the opportunity to witness the state’s most striking landscapes, and really experience Keralan life at its best.

Why add a Kerala tour to your Goa holiday?

As a destination on many travellers’ bucket lists (and for good reason), adding a tour to Kerala allows you to experience one of the sub-continent's most serenely beautiful and laid-back states.
You'll discover a dramatic contrast to Goa, and essentially an entirely new take on India with one of our tours. Exploring Kerala's intricate backwaters, verdant tea plantations and striking wildlife will allow you to soak up plenty of the state's highlights, all before heading north to Goa in search of a slower and more relaxed holiday experience.
If you would like to add a Kerala tour to your Goa holiday, contact our reservations team on 01489 866 986.

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Top 5 attractions in Kerala...

With so many fantastic experiential opportunities to be had in Kerala, we’ve picked out some of our favourites to help you paint a picture of what awaits in this beautiful state. 

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1. Fort Kochi (Cochin)

A city which boasts a wonderfully evident mixed history, Kochi was originally a quiet fishing town, which then became a strategic port along the spice route. The ancient quarter of Cochin, Fort Kochi, is now a popular tourist attraction due to its rich heritage. With superb views across the Arabian Sea, embarking on a walking city tour is the best way to explore this area, where you’ll pass grand, colonial mansions, 16th-century Portuguese churches and the bustling harbour, where giant Chinese fishing nets are a popular device for the local fishermen. 

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2. Explore the backwaters

Kerala’s intricate network of backwaters run throughout the state, and a laid-back cruising experience in a traditional houseboat offers an extraordinary insight into local life, along with the colourful birdlife and flowering lilies that also reside along these serene waterways. ​

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3. Tea plantations of Munnar

Hidden amongst the plush mountains and vegetation of the Western Ghats, the tea plantations of Munnar are a true sight to behold. Depicting what seems like a never-ending canvas of lush green rolling hills, a tour of these plantations is highly recommended.  

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4. Thekkady & Periyar

This region of Kerala is well-known for its wealth of spice plantations. In Thekkady in particular, cardamom is one of the major spices produced, but you can also find nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, each leaving an aromatic scent in the air.

Periyar, set in the heart of the Western Ghats, is home to a spectacular wildlife sanctuary which is not to be missed. Embarking on an early morning jungle walk provides the opportunity to witness families of magnificent wild Asian elephants, old world monkeys, giant Malabar squirrels, bison, sambar deer, porcupines and many more. The sanctuary is also home to over 260 species of bird to satisfy any avid twitcher.

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5. Beaches

For a chance to completely relax and soak up the hot Indian sunshine, some of our tours include a day or two at Marari or Kovalam, to explore some of Kerala’s finest palm-lined coves.