The Best Homestay in Kerala – Community Greenpalm Homes Review (Part 1)

One of the highlights of travelling in Kerala is the wide range of homestays on offer. Nothing beats the welcoming atmosphere, delicious home-cooked food and chance to meet friendly local people that you get when staying in the home of a Keralan family. Our best experiences in Kerala (and in India) were had when staying […]

Kerala Suggested Itineraries – 2 weeks

Following on from the last Kerala India Travel post on suggested Kerala 1 week itineraries, here’s some ideas to help you plan your two week trip to Kerala. Kerala Highlights Cochin-Munnar–Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary-Alleppey–Kollam-Varkala-Trivandrum This is the classic Kerala route that takes in the most popular destinations. After exploring Fort Kochi for a day head up […]

Kerala Suggested Itineraries – 1 week

This is the first in a new Kerala India Travel series on suggested itineraries for trips to Kerala. I have received many queries from people who are unsure about the best places to visit in Kerala, and what’s possible within a certain time frame. These suggested itinerary articles should give you some ideas for planning […]

Kerala India Travel – Tips to Plan Your Trip (Part 1)

These Kerala India Travel Tips should help you plan your trip to Kerala. Here are some commonly asked questions from first time visitors. Part 1 covers when to visit, and what to take and wear. Part 2 focuses on visas and whether it’s necessary to book in advance, while Part 3 discusses transport, money and […]

Which Kerala Beach is Right For You? Part 3 – North Kerala

The Kerala coast is lined with beautiful, palm-backed beaches. In the past two posts at Kerala India Travel our Kerala Beach Guide has outlined the different options from the busy southern resorts in Part 1 to the central beaches in Part 2. If you really want to get off the beaten track though then head […]

Kerala Houseboats – The Essential Guide (Part 5)

This is the fifth and final part of Kerala Houseboats – The Essential Guide. In Part 1 we explained what Kerala houseboats are, in Part 2 we let you know what to expect on a houseboat trip, Part 3 talked about the sights and sounds you’ll experience on your journey, while Part 4 focused on the […]

Kerala Houseboats – The Essential Guide (Part 1)

Kerala houseboats are one of the most popular activities for visitors to Kerala. Lonely Planet listed a trip on Kerala houseboats as one of the ‘Top 10 things to do before you die’, and we agree that it is one of the best ways to experience the Kerala backwaters. It is a wonderfully relaxing experience […]