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Kerala

Major Airports

Cochin, Trivandrum, Calicut

When to Go

Oct - May is best season for best weather. June-Sept for bargain offers

Must Try Dishes

Sadya Meal, Fish Karimeen, Appam with Stew

Major Festivals

Onam, Vishu, Nehru Boatrace, Thrissur Pooram

Why go

Kerala is an internationally renowned destination known as ‘God’s Own Country’. Kerala is renowned for its beaches, backwaters, plantation highlands and wide ranging  experiences. Kerala is where you will find the widest range of stay options, i.e., resorts, hotels, experiential retreats, homestays, etc., all offering an experience that is unlike anywhere in India. The state is steeped in traditions and its where you arrive for its dances, craft heritage and temples. What Kerala stands out for are its superb drives, charming stays, superb bird life and rich countryside all combined seamlessly to offer a memorable experience.

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Kumarakom is a lakeside destination overlooking the massive Vembanad Lake, renowned for its luxury and experiential retreats. Kumarakom has also come to be known as the "Coconut Lagoon", the first and most popular resort here. It is where one arrives for superb lakeside views, Ayurveda / wellness, boat rides in narrow canals around the lake and Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Kumarakom alongwith Alleppey, on opposite banks of the Vembanad Lake offer compelling options for every traveller to Kerala. 

Alleppey is what gives Kerala the tag of "Venice of the East". Alleppey is characterised by 3000 kms of backwater canals, where an overnight stay in the backwaters or a houseboat cruise represents a definitive experience. Alleppey is where you arrive for an upclose experience of the backwaters. You experience toddy tapping, visit craft villages, undertake a canoe ride and enjoy superb local cuisine. An Alleppey experience is unlike anything anywhere else and therefore, is a must visit for every traveller to Kerala. 

Wayanad is a region in North Kerala renowned for its rainforests, tea / coffee plantations, lakes, homestays and holiday retreats. Wayanad is renowned for its unique Malabar cuisine and where travellers arrive to visit ancient caves, temples and engage in wide ranging activities such as amboo rafting, bird watching, trekking / hiking etc. Wayanad is a popular getaway and is popularly visited alongwith Coorg (coffee plantations and hill station) and Kabini (wildlife destination) as part of what is popularly known as the "Malabar Circuit".

Thekkady (2500 ft) is a popular highland area on the edge of Periyar National Park, where travellers arrive for spice plantations, Periyar forest explorations and an experience of spending time with elephants. Thekkady has some of the best luxury / experiential retreats in Kerala and is a popular holiday destination for family travellers and honeymooners. Thekkady also is a strategic mid-point connecting Tamil Nadu heritage circuit with the backwaters of Kerala. 

Munnar (5500 ft) is a popular hill station in East of Kerala bordering neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Munnar lies in the heart of the Western Ghats and is renowned for its tea plantations, misty weather and is a popular holiday destination for family travellers and honeymooners. Munnar is where you arrive for viewpoints, walks / treks, tea museum, reserve forest explorations and jeep drives alongwith pleasant climate and retreats offering superb views. 

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