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    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Kerala

Kerala, the better known and most-visited Southern Indian state, with its coconut fringed beaches, beautiful landscapes and backwaters, sets it apart from its neighbours.

Kerala holidays are perfect for a first-time visitor to India and an excellent holiday option for families.

The slow-flowing calm found in the network of lagoons and rivers known as the backwaters is wonderfully relaxing and a visit here offers an insight into a unique way of life.

Another fascinating aspect of Kerala is that beneath its relatively westernised surface, lies an ancient world of shamanistic beliefs that are celebrated each year in dramatic and colourful festivals. Kerala’s perfect climate suits the unique blend of culture and scenery and will never fail to entice visitors old and new.

Explore Kerala

  • Cochin
  • Marari Beach
  • Alleppey
  • Munnar
  • Periyar National Park

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Explore the Keralan Backwaters

Stay overnight on board your own private houseboat and explore the peaceful canal-ways of this fascinating river system.

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Munnar Tea Plantations

Visit the tea plantations of Munnar and experience spectacular scenery.

Explore Kerala

Walk the lush green paddy fields of the plains, through spindly rubber plantations and blooming coffee plantations.

Fort Kochi

Wander the streets of ram shackled Fort Kochi, with its mixing pot of cultures and religions, illustrating a fascinating past.

Thekkady Tea Estates

Explore the tea estates in the hillside villages of Thekkady.

Kerala Market

Go shopping at the spice market, the ginger and clove factory or visit the weekly antiques market.

Spend a Day on a House Boat

Take time to spend a day relaxing on a traditional house boat on the Vembanad Lake.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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Charlotte Lawton

My strong sense of belonging in Asia stemmed from a childhood in Hong Kong and Nepal. My Grandmother was born in a tent in India. Some of my clearest memories are of walking through a dense, tropical jungle while hailstones the size of cricket balls rained down on us; of being carried on my father’s shoulders as we trekked through the Himalayas; my mother wearing flipflops on a snowy mountainside; and me falling into Dal Lake in Srinagar as we disembarked from our houseboat. 

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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