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Southern India is completely different from the north. It is a land of coconut-fringed, white beaches; nature reserves where elephant and tiger still roam; rainforests replete with sparkling waterfalls, and verdant tea and spice plantations covering the hillsides in a carpet of emerald green. In fact, it is the ideal landscape for enjoying gentle day walks whilst staying in atmospheric plantation bungalows and characterful heritage properties.
In the towns of Kerala, particulalry Cochin, there are colonial forts and historic buildings to explore that give a flavour of the days of the British Raj. Traditional Indian culture can be discovered in the many vibrant bazaars and spice markets throughout the region, whilst the strong Hindu influence is most notable in the mesmerising Kathkali dances and multi-hued temples – with those at Madurai being one of southern India’s premier attractions. No trip to Kerala would be complete though, without a cruise along the beautiful backwater lagoons of Kerala on a converted rice barge - the perfect way to end a holiday to this enchanting, and wonderfully relaxing, region. You can enjoy all these delights, whilst staying in wonderful accommodation, on our Gentle Walking Kerala in Style holiday.
Alternatively, travel a little further north on our Kerala & South India Explorer tour and you can discover a quaint mountain railway, picturesque tea plantations, historic Mysore, impressive wildlife at Nagarole National Park, a vibrant local festival and some serious chill out time at a beautiful boutique beach resort. What more could you ask for!View our holidays here