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With a 600 kilometre coastline of beautiful beaches, a maze of lazy backwaters and an expanse of lush plantations, Kerala is one of India’s most naturally gifted states. Known as ‘God’s Own Country’, the spectacular landscapes are complemented by a rich culture of dance, martial arts and Ayurveda, all influenced by the foreign spice traders that left their mark on cities and customs alike. Life is a lot slower in Kerala, so it’s a place best explored at an easy pace. Float leisurely through the backwaters on a backwaters cruise, onboard a kettuvallam, laze on the beach, stroll among the colonial architecture of easy-going cities, savour the cooler climes of the highland plantations and soak up the wonderful atmosphere.

FAQs about India

  • When is the best time to travel to India?

    The best time to visit India is from October to March. Each season offers a different climate depending on where in India you are visiting. During May to September, the weather can be quite hot and humid as well as in monsoon season which is June to September. During the winter months of November to January, the temperatures can drop and the weather can become cooler.

  • What food should I expect in India?

    The food offered on all of our India tours is locally sourced cuisine so that you can get a real taste for authentic ingredients and recipes, especially spices! Local delicacies from markets can also be tried as well as street food from places like Delhi. On request, western food is easily available. India is the ultimate foodie country and each city offers its own significant dish and a different range of flavours, textures and ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are in abundance with a huge choice for other dietary requirements as well.

  • What should I wear when visiting India sites?

    India is now an extremely diverse place and most types of clothing are not restricted, however, women are expected to cover up when visiting places of religious significance like temples. Items such as knee length skirts and shorts are suitable for women (and shorts for men) and these types of clothes are widely accepted. It is always recommended to carry a light cardigan/shawl/pashmina when travelling as well as shoes that are easy to take on and off such as flip flops to be prepared to enter a religious building (some sites will require you to enter bare foot).

  • What currency should I take?

    The local currency is Rupees which can be obtained in the UK. Smaller denominations are recommended for taxis, rickshaws, tipping and comfort breaks etc.

  • What are the driving distances between the cities and the standard of the modes of transport?

    This is highly dependent on where you are travelling to, but distances could vary from 2 – 4 hours. Traffic is extremely busy in a lot of areas of India but on our tours we will always try to travel outside peak times.


Kerala at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Kerala:

GMT +5.5
time difference
11.5 Hours
flight time
33 Million
population
Thekkady
famous landmark
Puttu &
Kadala
local food
Autumn
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Kerala

Kerala offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Kerala and the Southern Highlights Tour Tour

17 days from £2,890pp
  • Colonial Buildings of Chennai
  • Periyar Wildlife Reserve
  • Kerala Backwaters
Grand Tour of India Tour

29 days from £5,690pp
  • River Ganges Cruise
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise
  • Jaisalmer
  • Kerala
  • Kochi
Kerala Backwaters and Beach Tour

9 days - please call for prices
  • Stunning White Beaches
  • Vistas of Kerala

Things To See In Kerala

No trip to Kerala would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.