MUST DO KERALA
A sliver of a coastal state in India's deep south, Kerala is shaped by its layered landscape: almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Just setting foot on this swathe of soul-quenching, palm-shaded green will slow your subcontinental stride to a blissed-out amble. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of elsewhere, as if India had passed through the Looking Glass and become an altogether more laid-back place. Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. It's hard to deny Kerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'.
Visit Eravikulam National Park to witness endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
Chance to experience rainforest Kayaking at Thattekkad (near Munnar)
Chance to experience Mountain Biking.
Experience Periyar Boat Cruise.
Experience an Elephant Ride.
Witness the oldest Martial art form Kalaripayattu.
Experience the backwater cruising.
Visit the picturesque Kovalam Beach.
Excursion to Kanyakumari.