An enchanting landscape of tranquil waterways and emerald vegetation

An exploration of Kerala's world renowned backwaters is high on many bucket lists of those who choose to visit Southern India. Whether you wish to sedately cruise along the numerous waterways on a traditional houseboat; experience the luxury of a backwater cruise; or just relax on the shores of one of the region's lakeside resorts there will be a choice for you. Alternatively (or additionally), head inland into the breathtaking Western Ghats, home to hill stations, tea plantations and hidden-away hotels.

Kerala Backwaters & Hill Country holidays - perfect for...

  • Consisting of five lakes linked by both natural and man-made waterways, the backwaters showcase traditional village life in Kerala
  • The village of Kumarakom, which sits on the edge of Vembanad Lake, is the ideal place to spend a couple of nights after your cruise
  • The gateway to Kerala’s famous backwaters is the town of Alleppey and it is here you will depart on your traditional houseboat
  • The Oberoi MV Vrinda is the most luxurious boat to sail through the region with the service on board exactly what you would expect from the world class hotel group
  • A backwaters cruise is included on a number of our escorted tours or make a fantastic addition to a tailor made itinerary through Southern India

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