We have assembled a list of our favourite places in Kerala to help you create your Kerala Moments itinerary. For all of our tours around India we provide you with a personal driver to take you from your arrival at the airport to the far reaches of Kerala to your departure. Every Kerala Moments holiday is personalised to your tastes and interests and every aspect of our tours can be customised to meet your needs.
Discover Fort Cochin
The ancient town of Cochin in Kerala is known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Seas’. It is a vibrant and historic part of Kerala’s past and a perfect start to your holiday in Kerala. Kochi (an alternative name) was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, and has been visited by the ancient Greeks and Romans as well as Jews, Syrians, Arabs, and the Chinese. This is perhaps what makes the city such a cultural melting pot – a diversity reflected in the Kerala Folklore Museum which encompasses three architectural styles and houses folkloric materials whose origins can be traced across the world.
Explore Scenic Munnar: High in the Western Ghats
The beautiful hill resort of Munnar in Kerala is located at one of the highest points in the towering Western Ghats Mountains and is over 1600 metres above sea level. A fabulous location to include in your holiday itinerary, it is unlikely you will see hills as lush or as green as this anywhere else in the world.
Alleppey is an essential visit on your Kerala holiday. Alleppey was described by Lord Curson as the Venice of the East. This vibrant Kerala Backwater location has a rich and wonderful history with links back to ancient Greece and Rome and it is a splendid addition to your Kerala Moments Tour.
Sunbathe at Marari Beach
Quiet and tranquil, Marari is a truly stunning beach location. The Marari Beach in Kerala is in the Alappuzha District which is around 60km from the bustling, historic City of Cochin. Marari is a place of sun soaked sands and coconut trees and it is perfectly placed for relaxing at the end of your holiday in Kerala. It is also a useful a base to explore Cochin and the backwaters during your Kerala Moments Tour.
Relax In Kumarakom
Kumarakom in Kerala is reputedly one of the most beautiful villages in the world, located on the shores of Lake Vembanand, this watery paradise is ideal for real relaxation. This area is famous as a base for backwater tourism and is also the site of an annual boat race. Boating, yachting and fishing are a great way to pass the time in this serene destination.
The Temple Town of Guruvayoor
A thriving township in the Trichur district, Guruvayoor is a famous centre of pilgrimage in Kerala. It is also a good stopping off point if you are visiting the Rain Forests of Wayanad in Northern Kerala as part of your holiday. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna and it is a must see on any trip to the town. This temple is said to be over 5000 years old and although the historians might argue with you it is hard to deny the sense of ancient calm that proliferates the place.
Wayanad is a fabulous Kerala landscape just waiting to be discovered. Lush, tropical Kerala Rain Forests, spectacular waterfalls and stunning mountain views make up the wonderful scenery of this region. It is known as ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’ and the fertile Wayanad forests are said to have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. In the distant past this land was ruled by the Rajas of the Veda tribe.
Kerala Moments can help you include Ooty into your Kerala Tour – it really is a must to experience the toy train ride. Many of our past customers tell us the train ride through the vibrant green hills of the Western Ghats is their favourite part of their Kerala Moments tour.
These were just some of our selections of places to tour in Kerala but there is so much more to explore in ‘God’s Own Country’.