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Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Memorable Kerala Holiday from the UK

Kerala is a sort after destination for travellers from the UK. Mostly because of the tropical weather, the hill stations of the Western Ghats, the cardamom hills, the Periyar National Park and the vast expanse of the backwaters, and the calm serene tropical beaches. They all together make a beautiful bundle for a great relaxing holiday on this beautiful land between the Western Ghats and Arabian sea located in South India.

Flights from UK to Kerala

Though Kerala is a tiny strip of and in South India, the state has four international airport that have good connectivity via the middle east. However Cochin has the best connectivity considering the Cochin is one of the most prominent cities in Kerala. Even the best Kerala holiday itineraries liked by guests from UK also mostly start from Cochin.

Best time for your Kerala Holiday from the UK

During the winter in the UK or Europe, Kerala has her best seasons and it would be great tropical escape to Kerala. The best time to visit Kerala is from October to April

The houseboats of Kerala backwaters

Kerala Holiday from the UK (Private tour)

Check out the 12 days Kerala tour program that includes guided city tours, hikes through tea plantations, treks at National Parks, lunch at a Syrian Christian homestead, plantation walks, spices tours, backwater cruise experiences and finally a beach stay in a pristine relaxed beach destination overlooking the ocean front.

There are a lot of reminiscence to talk and show about the influence of the British in Kerala and her princely state pre Independent India. We still have that little Churches like the CSI Christ Church in the hill station of Munnar, CMS (Church Mission Society) press of Kottayam and the CMS College.

Homestays of Kerala offer a unique Experience

Homestays are a great opportunity to explore like a local where the host can engage you with local experience the same way we experience. It would be nothing touristic but real close encounters with local communities, people, cultural elements and cuisine. We have a bunch of places like that - Achadipura Homestay, where George, the grand son of the Press superintendent of CMS press during the pre independent era, runs his homestay in Kottayam after his retirement.

The Western Ghats are beyond imagination

The Western Ghats is one among the eight bio hotspots in the world, there is so much to explore and experience in the these high ranges. The Eravikulam National Park and the Periyar National Park are nestled within these high ranges. The Eravikulam National Park houses the highest peak in South India - Anamudi (2695 meters). Also a walk at the Periyar National park gives you a fabulous experience of the evergreen deciduous woodlands of the region.

The Backwater of Kerala are unique

The backwater in Kerala are more like an extension of the sea into the land as well as where the rivers end up to join the sea. It is a complete new world with canals, rivers, lagoons and backwaters making it like a water highway to the inhabitants of this region. Such abundant backwaters is something unique to Kerala. It is completely a different ecosystem than co-exist with humans, birds, flora and fauna.

The Kovalam Beach - Kerala

The long coastline of Beaches

The Kerala coastline on the Arabian sea offers some very impressive beach destinations like that of Kannur, Bekal, Varkala, Kovalam and Marari. The state of Kerala has a long coastline of around 600 kilometres and there are lot of fishermen communities that live along this coast. It would be great tropical escape, specially for guests from Europe and UK.

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