5 reasons to visit Kerala this year

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 24/01/2019
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  • Kerala in the far south of India has a charm and gentleness unlike anywhere else in India. Here you can be as relaxed or as energetic as you wish. There are wonderful beaches to stroll on, beautiful backwaters to explore, cultural experiences by the score, and delicious local cuisine to be savoured. Kerala is the perfect destination to ease yourself into the continent and have a calmer introduction to India. Here are our top reasons to add Kerala to your travel plans.

    The breathtaking scenery



    Kerala has mesmerising and picturesque exotic scenery from its rolling hills filled with iconic tea plantations and tranquil backwaters to its glistening waterfalls.

     Munnar Hill Station

    If you are a tea lover you will enjoy Munnar, a little town located in the heart of the tea plantations where you can visit a local tea factory to learn about the history of the area, enjoy a tea tasting and a scenic stroll around the plantations.

    Delicious cuisine

    Keralan cuisine is a real treat for the tastebuds and full of intriguing flavours from the scrumptious breakfast dosas, to the fresh fish dishes and exotic curries, with coconut usually used as the base ingredient.

    Unique accommodation

    Houseboat in Kerala


    An amazing and unique experience is to stay in a traditional houseboat (kettuvallam), either in Alleppey or Kumarakom. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise along the backwaters, see the local fishermen go about their day and marvel at the stunning paddy fields.

    Wildlife and bird watching

    Wildlife in Kerala

    Wildlife in Kerala

    With more than 25 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, Kerala is a perfect place to spot wild animals, migratory birds and raw nature while on a wildlife safari.


    If you are thinking of visiting South India, we have a Glimpses of Kerala itinerary and a Kerala Experience itinerary which are ideal. We can tailor-make these to your own specifications with a choice of alternative accommodation, and duration.

    For more details on our itineraries or to discuss a bespoke itinerary call us on 0208 423 3000 or email india@somak.co.uk and we will be delighted to help you plan your  trip to Incredible India.


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