India’s tropical south is steeped in a heady mix of culture, colour and history - and offers very different experinces to travellers compared with the classic sites of the North like Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal. South India is also home to the the tropical state of Kerala - often referrred to as God's own country - which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite of travellers to India..
Geographically diverse, with plains and mountain ranges, a dominant feature of Kerala is its tropical climate, lush evergreen vegetation and amazing coconut and spice based cuisine. Overflowing with attractions, the hardest decision you’ll have is what to see first!
On any tour to Kerala, one of the must-do's is relaxing riceboat cruise on the tranquil backwaters, There is also wildlife at Periyar, the beauty of Munnar tea estate, charming Kochi – a town comprising an amalgam of Portuguese, Dutch and south Indian architecture and the stunning beaches of Kovalam, Varkala and Mararikulam. And of course, you must experience an Ayurvedic massage which heralds from Kerala.