Best for: Family Holidays, Culture & Beach, Cultural & Immersive
Kerala is the perfect place to introduce your children to the colours of India. The drives aren’t too long, like they are in Rajasthan, and it is simply a more laid-back destination where you can easily get into the spirit of things. You’ll just spend your time in and around the backwaters. Begin in Cochin, where you’ll either opt for a cycling tour of Cochin, stopping off at points of interest and heading to the markets, seeing spices sold and bought. Continue to Kanam Estate where the children will have their very own elephant for the day to walk through the plantation. Next, have an immersive experience at a luxury homestay where you can learn a little about local Keralan life, and also try your hand at Indian cookery. After a day on a houseboat, cruising through the Keralan backwaters, you’ll end up on the beach.
- Great mix of soft-adventure, culture and beach
- A really good introduction to India with short drives
- Stay in lovely boutique hotels and have your own private driver and guides
- Packed with things to do: have a day with the resident elephant, learn Indian cookery, try on saris or dhotis, explore the backwaters on a private family houseboat, explore spice plantations, wander through the markets of Cochin and end on the beach