Kerala India Travel Most Popular Posts of 2009

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a round up of this year’s most popular posts on Kerala India Travel. If you are planning your first trip to Kerala these articles are a good place to start.

1) Kerala Houseboats -The Essential Guide
This guide to Kerala Houseboats was the most popular post of the year. The five part series takes you through everything you need to know to plan your houseboat trip including what to expect, how much it costs and how to book.

2) The Best Ways to Experience the Kerala Backwaters
The backwaters are one of the most beautiful and unique areas of Kerala. This article explores the best ways to experience them including houseboat, canoe, homestay and local ferry.

3) Top 10 Places to Visit in Kerala
A concise run down of the most popular and interesting places to visit in Kerala.

4) Kerala Suggested Itineraries – 1 week
It can be difficult deciding where to visit if you have limited time in Kerala. This helpful post suggests four possible routes for one week trips.

5) The Best Homestay in Kerala – Community Greenpalm Homes Review
It took me three posts to review my favourite homestay in the backwaters of Kerala. Here you’ll find out why I love Community Greenpalm Homes so much, what activities are on offer, and the practical details of how to book and how to get there.

6) Top 10 Reasons to Visit Kerala
This is a great place to start if you are considering a trip to Kerala. Hopefully I’ll convince you as I talk about the range of attractions, the beautiful backwaters, fantastic homestays, delicious food and more.

7) Which Kerala Beach is Right for You?
This three part guide details the pros and cons of beaches in South, Central and North Kerala. You can decide whether you’d prefer the more popular beaches such as Kovalam or Varkala, or want to retreat to quiet and unspoilt Cherai or Kannur.

8) Travel the Backwaters by Canoe

A canoe trip is one of my favourite ways to experience the Kerala backwaters up close. Read about my experiences on the DTPC canoe trip to Munroe Island.

9) Kerala Suggested Itineraries – 2 weeks
Three possible itineraries for a longer trip to Kerala. With two weeks you’ll have time to see many of the most popular destinations or get off the beaten track.

10) Kerala India Travel – Tips to Plan your Trip
Answers to commonly asked questions such as when to visit Kerala, what to take and what to wear. Part 2 of this guide covers visas and whether to book in advance, while Part 3 looks at transport, money and malaria.

Thanks to everyone for reading the Kerala India Travel blog this year. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements in 2010.

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