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Far east adventure combined with glorious beaches
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Kerala is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations of Asia. Relatively untouched by mass tourism, it's the perfect holiday destination if you're looking to combine a beach holiday with a taste of adventure.
India may not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning your next holiday. However a holiday to Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, will leave you pleasantly surprised. It's considered to be one of the cleanest, most peaceful and pristine states of India. It has the country's highest life expectancy rate and a world class health system.
Kerala translates as 'land of the coconuts' and the state boasts some spectacular scenery. You'll find sweeping rivers intersecting the palm-filled countryside, an abundance of beautiful forests and fascinating tea, coffee and spice plantations. However the region is best known for its wildlife and where else can you come within a few feet of wild animals such as elephants, monkeys and tigers in their natural habitat.
Holidays to Kerala
A day trip on the Kerala backwaters and lakes in an old rice boat is a recommended activity while on your holiday in Kerala. Or you may want to take in the capital which is Trivandrum, where tourists head for the Chalai Bazzar, one long street selling an array of products such as sandalwood carvings, paintings, jewellery and antiques. The ancient city of Kochi is another must-see as it houses India's oldest church.
Kovalam beach is the most popular destination among holiday makers as it has a fabulous beach and offers a good choice of both luxury and budget accommodation. Kovalam means 'grove of coconut trees' and this world-class beach is just as the name suggests. Warm blue waters of the Arabian Sea lap beautiful white sands, making this a dream honeymoon destination.
Varkala is another popular destination for tourists, with its breathtakingly beautiful beach which is safe for swimming, and a variety of many seafood restaurants. One of the highlights of your holiday in Kerala has to be the food. You'll be spoilt for choice with the wonderful variety of Continental, Chinese and Indian dishes. Many of the local dishes are cooked in coconut milk and it is fabulous for fresh seafood and vegetarian food.
November to April is generally considered the best time to visit this captivating state as its fairly dry and cool. By May and June it can reach over 100F. June to September is Monsoon season, but unlike some countries, during the Monsoons it does not rain continuously, but tends to rain for a few hours with sunny interludes.
Whether you're looking for a budget break, an adventure holiday or luxurious honeymoon, The Co-operative Travel can offer a holiday to Kerala to suit every need.
Abad Atrium, Cochin
Abad Atrium Hotel is a Deluxe hotel located in downtown area of Ernakulam, The elegantly appointed guest rooms surround a central atrium with capsule lift giving the ambience of a garden hotel. See More InfoSee More Info
Abad Harmonia Ayurveda Beach Resort, Kovalam
This charming beach resort is located at Chowara in Thiruvananthapuram. The resort is situated close to Hawah and Lighthouse Beaches, providing guests with the ideal setting in which to enjoy a relaxing, seaside break. Trivandrum International... See More InfoSee More Info
Abad Plaza, Cochin
Hotel Abad Plaza a fitting complement to the fascinating beauty of Kerala. Centrally air-conditioned and elegant. See More InfoSee More Info
Abad Whispering Palms, Kumarakom
"The resort is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in natural backwater surroundings only 16 kms from Kottayam. This hotel is located at Kumarakom, the most exotic resort destination in Kerala. It is just a 1-hour speed boat journey or 90... See More InfoSee More Info
Best Western Classic Avenue, Trivandrum
The Best Western Classic Avenue is a luxurious four star business class hotel with five star amenities standing tall in the heart of Capital City. Dotted with the historical Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Quaint Mosques and churches are a perfect... See More InfoSee More Info
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
The hotel comprises a total of 50 rooms, air conditioning, a safe, a currency exchange counter, conference facilities and a laundry service. In addition to this the hotel has its own bar and restaurant. See More InfoSee More Info
Courtyard By Marriott (Airport), Cochin
Welcome to Kochi, Kerala's newest premier four-star hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Kochi Airport. This brand new hotel in Kochi, India, is the latest business hotel conveniently located 300 Meters from Kochi International Airport. The hotel's spacious... See More InfoSee More Info
Crowne Plaza KOCHI, Cochin
Celebrate business success at the Crowne Plaza Kochi with a touch of leisure and panoramic views of backwaters and exquisite cuisine combined with rejuvenation at our Sohum Spa. Crowne Plaza Kochi is ideally located on the new business district of... See More InfoSee More Info
Deshadan Mountain Resort, Munnar
This is a stylish, sophisticated Cochin hotel, set by the Arabian Sea. It is a high-design gem offering exquisitely appointed accommodation, set against emerald green Kumbalam backwaters. Guests can enjoy an unforgettable luxury experience, while... See More InfoSee More Info