Kerala Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Kerala
Choosing where to spend your time in the vast subcontinent can be tough
But with holidays to Kerala you’ll get everything that makes India such an awe-inspiring destination compressed into one state. With things to see like elephant sanctuaries, forested backwater routes, and palm-lined shorelines on Southern India tours, there’s a reason this region is known as ‘God’s own country’.
With Newmarket holidays escorted tours of Kerala, you’ll get the chance to traverse mountain landscapes and dive into shimmering pools fed by waterfalls. It’s not all about natural highlights, though. There are countless ancient buildings to admire, multiple buzzing cities to get lost in, and, of course, enough dishes to eat something new every day for a year and still not make a dent in the culinary culture of India’s most diverse state. After all, there’s a reason holidays to Kerala make millions of must-do lists every year.
Things to do in Kerala
Kerala is blessed with some of the most astounding natural scenescapes and wildlife populations not just in India, but the entire world: a visit to this region isn't complete without soaking up a lease a little of the natural world.
Explore National Parks
Eravikulam National Park and Silent Valley National Park are two of the best national parks in Kerala, so make sure you explore at least one of them.
Stroll along Varkala Beach
There are plenty of sacred waters in India, but none are in such beautiful surroundings as those at Varkala Beach. Also known as Papanasam Beach (translating to ‘Destroyer of Sins’), the Arabian Sea laps gently at its shores, and the dramatic coastal cliffs that encircle it only add to its aesthetic wonder.
Hike to the top of Chembra
Spend half a day hiking to the top of Chembra, a stunning, verdant mountain with a gorgeous crater lake at the top. An early start is necessary to avoid the worst of the heat, but it’s well worth it for the views along the way.
Things to see in Kerala
There are plenty of religious buildings to marvel at in Kerala. Try to tick off as many religious houses of worship as you can on your Kerala holiday for the truly authentic experience.
Kerala food and drink
To really begin to understand Kerala, you must immerse yourself in the tastes and smells of its cuisine.
Known as ‘The Land of Spices’, Kerala’s reputation for deliciously spiced food precedes it; with more than 5,000 years of history in trading spices, and a heavy influence from both traditional Syrian Christian and Muslim cuisine, a world of intense fragrance, fiery heat and cooling palette cleansers awaits you!
Due to its historical diversity, Kerala cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavours and cooking styles from around the globe, and includes both meat-based and vegetarian dishes.
With that said, you can't visit the region without sampling a Kerala Prawn Curry. Made using local crustaceans, the unique blend of big flavours will have you begging for another bowl before you’ve lapped up the first.
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