See an Authentic Side to Kerala, South India

There’s a reason they nickname Kerala ‘God’s own country.’ This beautiful part of India is famous for its green tea fields, stunning coastline, cruising backwaters, and huge spice plantations. It was once a key trading post in the spice race, and our Nemo guide will fascinate you with the area’s history. In each stop, we’ve carefully selected a range of accommodation, so it’s up to you when to indulge in a little more luxury. If you are going to splurge, we recommend the coast. Why not? You’re on holiday.

Trip Highlights
Beaches of Kerala
Explore the tea country
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Walk the streets of Kochi
When To Go
Jan - Apr, Sep - Dec
Ideal Length
Around 10 days, but if you are adding extra destinations up to two weeks.

Ready to be inspired?

Whilst this trip ticks off some of the most famous spots in South India, it also offers some unique hotels and activities to choose from. Love history? Kochi is perfect. Trekker? Get to Munnar. Beach bum? Take your pick. This is about as laid back as India gets. Enjoy!

"There's nowhere on Earth that lights up the senses quite like India, and this adventure is guaranteed to do just that. Whether your trekking through the tea estates or witnessing a local martial arts performance, I can guarantee you'll be talking about this one long after you get home".

James Wales - Nemo Co-Founder




Cultural dances in Kochi are well worth a watch
Kathakali dance performance, Kochi
Visit the beautiful tea fields with a local planter
Munnar Tea Estates
Top tip: don’t see the long drives as a chore, they’re the perfect way to see the countryside. Take advantage of your private driver and ask about places of interest along the way.
Explore the areas incredible wildlife and scenery
Periyar National Park, Thekkady
Experience laid back life on the backwaters
Private houseboat, Alleppey
Kick back on the beautiful range of beaches
Grow beach, Kovalam
Weather watch: visit from December to March. It’s the post-monsoon season and everywhere is lush and green.
A few more tips...




  • Learn about the spice race and colonial history of the area with your expert guide.
  • See unique Chinese fishing nets at the Fort.
  • Try the delicious local Keralan cuisine - we think it’s the best in India.




  • Hike through one of the most scenic parts of the country.
  • Enjoy a gin and tonic in a typical colonial tea bungalow.
  • Buy some of the best tea in the world to take home with you.




  • Try the unique walking and boat safaris at Periyar Nature Reserve.
  • Learn about the spices grown in the region and their historical significance.
  • Experience some awesome trekking, they can tailor it to any fitness level.


Keralan Coast


  • Beaches, beaches, beaches! Take a rickshaw to find your perfect white sandy haven.
  • Try some of the best fish and seafood curries in the world. 
  • You can’t swim in the sea everywhere, so the pool is the best place for a dip.
Ethical travel 


We believe in setting the bar high when it comes to ethical travel and sustainable practices. That's why, for every trip booked, we plant a tree in the nemo woodland, and 1% of our profits go to Hello World, our chosen charity. nemo also uses local hotels and partners wherever we can, so that your travel supports local businesses and the economy.


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