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Kerala

Palmed-fringed beaches, misty highlands, lush tea plantations and charming homestays – Kerala is quintessential southern India. Kochi, at India's tip, is the oldest European settlement in the country and the main entry point to the state. Historic port and centre of the spice trade, Kochi’s old fort area is a warren of narrow alleys and pretty merchant homes with a lovely waterfront complete with iconic Chinese fishing nets. South of the town explore the Keralan backwaters by private houseboat and spend a few nights in one of the many charming homestays or head to the Western Ghats taking the quaint Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty and enjoying the scenery at Munnar. No trip to Kerala is complete without a beach stay, with Maraikulam, Kovalam and Neeleshwar all excellent options. Pettitts specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Kerala.

Suggested Journeys for Kerala

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Undiscovered Karnataka and Kerala

14 days starting from £2965 per person

Despite the region's popularity, certain parts of both Karnataka and Kerala remain relatively underexplored. This journey combines culture, scenery and relaxation to highlight the best of southern Karnataka and northern Kerala. Starting in Mysore visit the city, nearby Somnathpur and...

Rural Images of Kerala

15 days starting from £2980 per person

This tropical state is, for many, the essence of south India. A land of swaying palms and rustic wooden villages, famous trading cities and the idyllic backwaters, this is a relaxed itinerary exploring the rural heart of Kerala. Begin your journey in two homestays, the first at Olavipe, a century...

The Wildlife of Southern India

14 days starting from £2990 per person

Southern Karnataka and northern Kerala form part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest protected area in southern India. Within this reserve are Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks – arguably the region’s finest reserves which support a range...

Beautiful Kerala

16 days starting from £3790 per person

Kerala is rightly one of India's most popular destinations. A region of staggering scenic beauty encompassing jungle and beach, tea hills and historic towns, this journey encapsulates the best of Kerala using small and unique hotels. Commencing in the coffee plantation retreat of Tranquil, travel...

A Journey through South India

23 days starting from £3985 per person

Distinct to the north, exotic South India is a melting pot of cultures and religion. Starting in historic Kochi, join the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty then on to the wonderful coffee plantation retreat of Tranquil. Visit the sandalwood city of Mysore then fly to Tamil Nadu - a land of dusty...

Spices and Sandalwood - A Journey from Mysore to Kochi

17 days starting from £3990 per person

Traversing arguably one of the most beautiful and historic regions of India, this itinerary is a memorable journey from princely Mysore, home to a grand City Palace and monumental Nandi Bull, to the fascinating spice town of Kochi. Time is spent in Nagarhole National Park - arguably the finest in...

Experts in Private Guided Journeys

For over 27 years Pettitts has led the field in arranging unique tailor-made journeys. Our expert well-travelled team have first-hand knowledge of our destinations and no two itineraries we prepare are the same. Please call us for more information or complete our enquiry form to request a quotation.

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