Holidays in Kerala and South India
with specialist tour operator Kerala Connections
Kerala Connections offers tailor-made
holidays in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. We also offer
holidays in the Lakshadweep Islands (off the coast of Kerala),
the Andaman Islands (off the coast of Tamil Nadu) and Goa (north
of Karnataka), Mumbai (Bombay) and the islands of the Maldives.
Because we are a specialist our holidays in Kerala, Tamil Nadu
and Karnataka offer the widest choice of accommodation
Holidays in Kerala
The small state of Kerala is considered to be one of India’s
most beautiful so it is not surprising that holidays in Kerala
are becoming ever more popular among tourists. Kerala is a very
rural state with most of the population living in villages and
is culturally and scenically diverse. Kerala has two national
parks, ten wildlife sanctuaries and two bird sanctuaries. The
state has a strong culture, a wealth of religious festivals and
delicious cuisine and offers palm fringed beaches, backwater
cruises and mountain scenery and this means that holidays in
Kerala have a lot to offer the visitor. There is also a wide
range of accommodation available including boutique hotels,
delightful resorts, houseboats, tree houses and homestays so
holidays in Kerala offer the visitor real variety. If you’ve
never visited India before, Kerala is a wonderful introduction.
If you have visited other parts of India and liked it then we
are sure you will love one of our tailor-made holidays in
Holidays in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is a large state in the far south of India including
the very tip of the sub-continent. Tamil Nadu is considered to
be the cradle of Dravidian civilization and is thought to be one
of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. Holidays in
Tamil Nadu are popular because it has a lot to offer the
visitor. If you like beaches then there is a long eastern coast
and beach hotels can be found from south of Chennai to
Pondicherry. There are wildlife sanctuaries and hill stations in
the Western Ghat Mountains. The main attraction of Tamil Nadu
for most people is the cultural heritage. For culture and plenty
of temples we recommend you consider one of our tailor-made
holidays in Tamil Nadu.
Holidays in Karnataka
Karnataka is a very large state with many interesting places on
offer. Most people who chose to take their holidays in Karnataka
come to visit the abundance of ancient sites. They are mostly
located in two areas; one to the north and one to the south. The
capital, Bangalore, is a modern city with an international
airport. Karnataka is scenically diverse containing sections of
both the Deccan plateau and the Western Ghat Mountains. Holidays
in Karnataka are ideal for people who like wildlife and culture
because Karnataka has five National Parks and a number of
wildlife sanctuaries as well as a number of heritage sites
(including Hampi). If you like diversity then one of our
tailor-made holidays in Karnataka will suit you.
Holidays in the Western Ghats
The Western Ghat mountains stretch from Mumbai almost to the tip
of the subcontinent and are considered to be one of just 25
bio-diversity ‘hotspots’ in the world so offer fantastic
opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. The mountains also offer
adventure opportunities including trekking and mountain biking.
If you like wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and want to see
a wide range of animals (birds, elephants and maybe even a
tiger) then a holiday in the scenic Western Ghats is for you.
Holidays in South India offer the visitor many activities
Cruising the backwaters in a houseboat
(converted rice barges known locally as Kettuvallams).
Visiting some of India’s best Wildlife
Sanctuaries and National Parks.
Learning to cook – cookery demonstrations
and cookery lessons can be arranged at a variety of places
across South India.
Enjoying the scenic beauty and clean air of
the majestic Western Ghat Mountains, perfect for walking,
trekking and cycling.
Relaxing on a wide sandy beach.
Taking an Ayurvedic massage or Yoga
Staying in some of India’s best heritage
and boutique hotels.
Visiting Temples and other places of
Visiting World Heritage sites including
Hampi, Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), Tanjore (Thanjavur),
Pattadakal and Aihole.
Tracing your family history in India.
Visiting a Hill Station including Ooty,
Coonoor and Munnar.
Taking train journeys – both on India
Railways or on special trains such as the small gauge hill
trains or luxury trains.
Attending a Kathakali performance - a
combination of theatre and dance acting out the Indian epics.
Photography – India must be one of the most
photogenic places in the world and many people come to
photograph the people, the wildlife, the sites and the
If you are considering a holiday in South
India then we can help you. This website will help you to plan
your holiday but if you would like assistance then contact us
and tell us your interests and requirements and we will plan
your perfect tailor-made holiday in South India.
NAVIGATING OUR WEBSITE
The best way to navigate our website is within each Indian state.
Go to the DESTINATIONS that interest you. For each DESTINATION
there is a list of ‘Accommodation Choices’ available in the area.
Each name on the list is a link. Click on the name and you will
get a description of the accommodation and three images.
Click on a small image to enlarge it. Click the back button to
return to the DESTINATION which will allow you to look at other