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Tea Estates, Munnar, Kerala, India

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.

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

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.

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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.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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