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Kerala Holidays

Located in south India on the Malabar Coast, with over 600km of Arabian coastline, Kerala is noticeably different to the rest of the country. Steeped in traditions abound with cultural and natural beauty, the laid back charm and unhurried pace of life is evident on the banks of the backwaters and beach resorts of this serenely beautiful state.

Despite its relaxed feel, there’s still an abundance of culture and history to explore in this region that would keep even the most restless traveller occupied. A city many consider to be the jewel of Kerala, Cochin has a unique colonial history, with a culture shaped by Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese and Arabic influences. Continue on this south India cultural exploration to the Tamil Nadu temple town of Madurai, home to the internationally acclaimed Meenakshi temple. The Southern India with Kerala is a great mix of culture, tea plantations and backwaters.

Well known for its backwater canals, a trip to the Indian state wouldn’t be complete without an exploration of the backwater labyrinth, a truly enchanting escape as you glide along the tranquil waters to soak up the sights of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Our Classic Kerala tour lets you experience Kerala's backwaters and tea plantations, we recommend a beach stay in Kovalam on the end of the tour before your onward flight. For the ultimate cultural experience, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in north India make up India’s Golden triangle, with Delhi only being a short flight away from Kerala, these three fantastic cities are easy for you to explore.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the backwaters on our Classic Kerala tour in Alleppey
  • Short three hour flight from Delhi
  • Kerala is home to world’s first Ayurveda Resort
  • Diverse wildlife and culture

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 3 hours from Delhi and 2 hours from Mumbai

Currency

INR - Indian rupee

Visa Information

Irish citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Best time to visit Kerala

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
9ºC
13mm
Mumbai
24ºC
Goa
25ºC
Delhi
13ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
12ºC
14mm
Mumbai
25ºC
Goa
26ºC
Delhi
17ºC
25mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
16ºC
10mm
Mumbai
27ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
22ºC
25mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
29mm
Mumbai
29ºC
Goa
29ºC
Delhi
29ºC
8mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
70mm
Mumbai
30ºC
20mm
Goa
29ºC
Delhi
33ºC
41mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
23ºC
129mm
Mumbai
29ºC
494mm
Goa
27ºC
407mm
Delhi
32ºC
97mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
325mm
Mumbai
28ºC
735mm
Goa
26ºC
694mm
Delhi
31ºC
190mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
239mm
Mumbai
28ºC
530mm
Goa
26ºC
353mm
Delhi
30ºC
201mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
175mm
Mumbai
28ºC
348mm
Goa
27ºC
110mm
Delhi
29ºC
134mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
67mm
Mumbai
29ºC
91mm
Goa
27ºC
68mm
Delhi
25ºC
10mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
15ºC
7mm
Mumbai
28ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
20ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
11ºC
8mm
Mumbai
26ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
15ºC
9mm
  • Natalie, Destination Specialist

    Natalie

    Destination Specialist

    "There’s no better way to explore Kerala than on a houseboat effortlessly making your way through the back waters, the scenery is beautiful and ever changing.”

Our Kerala destinations

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Kerala

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Cochin

Types of Kerala holidays

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