Suitable for wheel chair users, visually impaired, hearing impaired, amputees, intellectual and cognitive disability and the non-disabled travelers
Kerala, also known as God’s own country, is a state in the south-west of India that has pristine beaches, beautiful backwaters, verdant tea estates, hill stations, serene countryside, forest reserves, ayurvedic retreats, magnificent waterfalls and an abundance of greenery.
Kerala sees typical tropical weather with marginal temperature variations through the year. Kerala gets maximum rainfall between June and August but October sees evening showers in short spells.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is from September-February. Monsoons are from June to August which is a good time to visit to enjoy the beauty of nature. The summer months from March to May are best avoided as the temperature soar to above 40°C. Average temperatures are 23°C-31°C.
The official languages of Kerala are Malayalam and English. Most people can understand and communicate in Hindi as well
Kerala is famous for it’s mouthwatering Sadya, a medley of vegetarian dishes served on a plantain leaf with rice, ghee and 4 types of chips. Since most areas of Kerala lie along the Arabian Sea, seafood is available and cooked in plenty. So also are most meats including beef and pork. Must try foods are puttu, idiyappam, pathiri and porotta apart from the matta red rice. These are eaten with dishes such as karimeen pollichathu, beef fry, nadan chicken curry, veg stew and so on.
Honeymoon, family trip, hill station, beach holiday, holistic and wellness getaways
Duration of stay
7-9 days to cover most travelled areas of the state, 5-6 days if for a short trip
Key places to visit
Munnar, Thekkady, Kochi, Kumarakom, Kovalam
- Traverse the stunning Kumarakom backwaters in a floating houseboat while partaking in local village life activities en route
- Absorb the multi-culturalism of Kochi which has a unique amalgamation of Dutch, Portuguese, Jewish, British and Chinese influences in its culture, architecture and art
- Visit the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve set in the Western Ghats known for its wild Asian Elephants and Bengal tigers.
- A guided tea trail experience with walks, interaction and participation in the process of tea making from ‘Plant to Packet’.
- Uncover secrets of the finest Indian spices in an interactive culinary experience
- Witness a spectacular sunset amongst swaying palms and tall lighthouses at the crescent beaches of Kovalam
- Tour a fresh organic farm set in a stunning valley with beautiful fruit orchards.
- Experience the breathtakingly beautiful cascades of Athirappilly Falls, the largest waterfall in Kerala made famous by Bollywood movies such as Dil Se, Bahubali, Pukar and Raavan.
Spend a week or more at a holistic healing and wellness clinic that use solely natural elements along in their purest form to treat all types of individual ailments. Nestled in a breathtaking valley amongst the Panchalimedu hills, this tranquil space heals and rejuvenates the body, mind and soul.