Where an intricate network of backwaters and plush tea plantations meet powder-white palm-fringed beaches and magnificent wildlife, a Kerala holiday will reveal a laid-back India, where you can relax and unwind until your heart's content...
A little bit about Kerala...
Found along India's south-west coast spanning some 600km of shimmering coastline, Kerala offers a memorable location for all holidaymakers who choose to visit. Its stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the north, allowing you to discover a completely different side to India. Still a relatively unknown destination on the tourist radar, we recommend twin-centre holidays with Goa, to give you a taste of two very beautiful, very unique Indian states.
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When's best to visit Kerala?
Although temperatures in Kerala are lovely and warm year round, the best time to visit the state is during the winter months. Between the end of November and February, it's the cooler, drier season, and as you work your way through from March to the summer, the humidity grows, with monsoon season taking hold between May and October/early November.
Popular attractions in Kerala
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Cruise the intricate network of backwaters
Famous for its inland lakes and flowing waterways, there's no better way to experience the locals and wildlife that live along the river banks than cruising along in a traditional houseboat. If you think you'd like to base part of holiday around a houseboat experience, our Kerala Highlights tour might be perfect for you.
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Explore the plush green hills of Kerala's tea plantations
Rolling, aromatic green hills, a tea museum and much more, you can spend time discovering one of Kerala's most famous tea plantations in our Kerala with Madurai tour.
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Go in search of magnificent wildlife at Periyar Wildlife Reserve
From wild Asian elephants and Giant Malabar squirrels to wild boar and tigers, head out on an expedition to witness some of Kerala's most incredible wildlife. Both our Kerala Highlights and Kerala with Madurai tours offer the chance to visit.
The different regions in Kerala
Find out more about Kerala's stunning regions to help you choose the perfect destination for your Kerala holiday.
Kerala twin-centre holiday ideas
See how you can enjoy a Goa and Kerala twin-centre beach escape in our blog post.
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Our collection of South India tours
Why not consider exploring Kerala and South India through one of our private guided tours?
How to book your Kerala holiday
If you've fallen in love with a hotel in Kerala and you're ready to book your escape, you'll need to give our knowledgeable reservations team a call. You can reach them on 01489 866986. You can either choose to book a seven-night or more stay in just Kerala, or you can embark on a twin-centre holiday, combining one of our beautiful hotels in Goa, the choice is yours.
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Flight time from London (indirect): approx. 11 hours
Currency: Indian Rupee
Population: 33 million
Important laws around alcohol consumption
To sell alcohol in Kerala, hotels and restaurant require a license. This license can be for wine and beer or for wine, beer and spirits. If a hotel does not serve alcohol, the guests can buy wine, beer or liquor outside the property and drink it in their rooms. In both of these cases, your representative or driver will assist you in pre-purchasing alcohol if required. Please contact our reservations team if you would like to know more information about licences.