Highlights of Kerala

Kerala, as the Keralans say, is God’s Own Country. It’s hard to argue with them. The state offers up several different shades of idyllic: from the tranquil, languid backwaters, up to the rolling emerald green hills of the Western Ghats, and down along the wide sandy beaches which line the state from tip-to-toe. Mix this all in with the colonial delights of Fort Kochi, a variety of excellent bird sanctuaries and wildlife reserves, and the finest, freshest, most delicately-spiced seafood likely to be found anywhere…well, God’s Own Country is the just the start of it.

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Chinese fishing nets, Fort Kochi
If Kerala is India's most beautiful state, then the lovely port of Kochi (formerly Cochin) is its jewel.
Backwaters, Kerala
These tranquil backwaters are the perfect place to unwind as you explore the palm-ladened canals onboard your very own house boat.
Emerald green, Kerala
Munnar, once the summer resort of the British Government in South India, is a popular hill retreat with sprawling tea plantations and picture-book scenery. 
Marari Beach
Conveniently placed between Cochin and the backwaters, Marari is a wide stretch of fine white sandy beach, populated by just a handful of comfortable, upscale resorts.
Beach, Kovalam
Idyllic Kovalam, once a string of villages scattered around a line of rocky coves, has now become one of Kerala’s busiest and most beautiful beach destinations.
View from Bekal Fort, Kasaragod, Kerala
The Kasaragod region hugs the coastline of northern Kerala, offering sparsely populated beaches and a more 'off the beaten track' backwaters experience. 
Sunset, Thalassery
Kerala’s northern coast sees a fraction of visitors compared to the south, but still boast languid backwaters, long coastline, and laidback charm in abundance.
Winding road, Wayanad District
Ask any Keralan to name the favourite area of their state, and nearly all will answer: Wayanad. A remarkable region, rich in wildlife, produce, and natural beauty. 
Elephant, Thekkady
Scenery in Thekkady is as dramatic and inviting as other hill areas, but the main draw here is taking time to enjoy wildlife and light adventure activities. 
Kerala's Spice Belt
Rural expanse between the backwaters and the Western Ghats, housing several idyllic plantation retreats.