Kerala and Karnataka

Kerala is epitomised by its wonderfully slow pace of life. It’s a hugely diverse region, offering a great deal without the long drives that often typify exploring northern India. A cruise through the backwaters past idyllic traditional villages is always a real highlight.

Kerala and Karnataka

It’s also worth visiting the bustling city of Cochin, the hub of the spice trade, and filled with echoes of its Dutch, Portuguese and British colonial influences. A drive into the hills will take you to the dramatic scenery of Munnar and the wildlife at Thekkady; and the food is another highlight of Kerala - its traditional fish curries are a real delight. Karnataka is Kerala’s little visited cousin - where temples, nature reserves and peace and quiet are the order of the day.

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Neeleshwar Hermitage

Neeleshwar, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Neeleshwar Hermitage is a gorgeous beach hotel located in a quiet, unspoilt corner of Northern Kerala. With a glorious peaceful atmosphere, Neeleshwar is a perfect destination for relaxation or a base to explore this wonderful part of India.

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Old Harbour Hotel

Cochin, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Old Harbour, which was a Heritage monument of Fort Cochin, is now a beautifully traditional boutique hotel with plenty of character. At the heart of this ancient city, the Old Harbour hotel is a perfect retreat to escape the hustle and bustle.

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Brunton Boatyard

Cochin, Kerala and Karnataka, India

The Brunton Boatyard is situated at the mouth of Fort Cochin's harbour resurrected from the remains of a Victorian shipbuilding yard and has magnificent views of the sea and Delta. The hotel overlooks the large pool, garden and the sea.

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Coconut Lagoon

Backwaters, Kerala and Karnataka, India

The perfect place to relax on the shore of Lake Vembenad in Kerala within easy access of Cochin. Coconut Lagoon is a charming hotel with heritage styled rooms, tropical gardens and fantastic local cuisine ideal for a final stop on a Keralan adventure.

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Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge

Nagarhole National Park, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Evolve Back Kabini, formerly Orange County Kabini blends subtle luxury with ecological and environmental sensibilities. Explore both the Nagarhole National Park and the surrounding villages, offering a wonderful insight into rural India.

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Houseboat Lakes and Lagoons

Backwaters, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Spending a night on a private houseboat is a tranquil way to explore the magical backwaters of Kerala and is a must on any Keralan adventure with your very own crew to cook traditional Keralan meals and to ensure you have the most enjoyable stay on board.

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Marari Beach Resort

Marari Beach, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Built in the style of a local fishing village with its 62 thatched cottages. Set in 36 acres of parkland, Marari Beach Resort is set on the golden shores of the Spice Coast and is the perfect place to relax and unwind following a tour of Kerala.

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Philip Kutty's Farm

Backwaters, Kerala, India

Philip Kutty's Farm is a delightful and refreshing home-stay located on Vembanad Lake oozing with charm and run with a strong sense of professionalism and attention to detail. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real Keralan experience.

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Purity

Backwaters, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Vembanad, Purity is a peaceful retreat 50km from Cochin. This boutique, luxury style, home stay has the perfect waterfront setting for a backwater experience with all of it's rooms looking over the lake.

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Shalimar Spice Garden

Periyar National Park, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Shalimar Spice Garden is located in Thekkady, with 18 guest suites dotted around the gardens. It is located in the middle of a lush jungle rolling away from cardamom-covered hills and next to the flora and fauna of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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