Luxury Kerala Tours

Kerala is primarily a rural and scenic destination National Geographic named the state as one of their ‘Top 50 Must See Destinations of a Lifetime’.

There are wildlife sanctuaries (with many endemic animals and plants), forests, beaches and perhaps what Kerala is best known for – backwaters. As well as this diverse geography Kerala has a vibrant culture, a fascinating history, delicious food and friendly locals. Kerala is a wonderful introduction to India as it is more relaxed than many states and the people are really friendly. Kerala is like opening up a lucky bag of surprises. The first thing most people pick out is the western coastline that unfurls along the Arabian Sea. With its historic past of spice traders, European colonists and, consequently, cosmopolitan communities, each bay brings a different culture, craft and cuisine. The next surprise gift is the Western Ghat Mountains in the east, with hill towns created as summer retreats by the British when the summer heat started to defeat.


When you are working out where to go in Kerala, it helps to think of it like a well-stocked spice rack. Some are just basics and musts for every recipe. Such as the backwaters of Alleppey, or the old town at Fort Kochi. Others must only be used fresh and thrown in at the last minute, like a hiking trip up to the waterfalls of the Western Ghats, as soon as the monsoon has ended, when everything is aromatic and deliciously verdant. Ginger is revitalizing and awakens the palette, just like the Ayurvedic way of life that underpins much of Keralite’s wellbeing. And pepper, the most famous of all, represents the stimulating multi-cultural influences dotted all over this vibrant outward looking region of India. 

Cochin Private Tour
Cochin (Kochi)

Most of the places of tourist interest are situated on Fort Cochin and this is where many people like to stay. Places to visit in Fort Cochin include Mattancherry (Dutch) Palace with its wonderful murals; Jew Town and the Synagogue & St Francis Church. It is interesting to watch the fishermen operating the Chinese fishing nets and take in a Kathakali performance.

Munnar Private Tour

At around 1,600m above sea level the hill station of Munnar (previously known as the High Range of Travancore) is one of the highest tea growing areas in the world. The landscape is dramatic with craggy rocks and neat manicured tea gardens. This is an area for walking and trekking and if your interest is wildlife then it is possible to visit Eravikulam National Park.

Thekkady Private Tour
Periyar (Thekkady)

A visual feast, Periyar is said to offer the visitor the best chance to see wild elephant in the whole of India. The park is also home to leopards and a small number of tigers. It is excellent for birds and there is also a good chance of seeing wild boar, gaur bison, sambar deer. Take a guided eco trail or go bamboo rafting to escape the stampedes.

Aleppey Kerala Private Tour

Although often called the Venice of the East, it feels a bit more like Holland, with the coast opening up into myriad waterways weaving through flat expanses of rich farmland. This is a beautiful area where you can visit small villages and enjoy the countryside and birdlife – either from a backwater resort or from the decks of a houseboat.

Mararikulum luxury tour

The less known and little explored small and sleepy fisherman's beach village of Mararikulam, is cradled in the district of Alleppey. Mararikulum's deserted golden sandy beaches, azure blue waters with the swaying of coconut and palm trees in the fresh cool breeze, makes you appreciate the thrumming rhythm of slow life.

Wayanad Private Tour

Wayanad is a rainforest area in the Malabar section of the Western Ghats. The place has a striking beauty that is a treat for sore eyes. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Kerala’s second largest sanctuary and is split into two separate reserves called Muthanga and Tholpetty. Other attractions of Wayanad are Sultan’s Battery, Pookote Lake and Edakkal Caves.

Kovalam Private tour

Kovalam is a renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing & herbal body toning massages are some of them.

Private Kerala Tours

These are just a few of the Private Kerala tours available from Indus Bound. 

For more options please see the India Private Tours or let us know for a Tailor-made India tour.

Kerala private tours
The Essence of Kerala

10 Days

Cochin / Munnar / Periyar /

Houseboat / Mararikulum

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Southern Splendour

14 Days

Chennai / Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry / Tanjore / Madurai /

Periyar / Houseboat /

Mararikulum / Cochin

North India and Kerala Tour
North India with Kerala

16 Days

Delhi / Agra / Ranthambore /

Jaipur / Cochin / Munnar /

Houseboat / Mararikulum

Karnataka and Kerala Tour
Hills of South India

16 Days

Bangalore / Kabini / Wayanad /

Coonoor / Munnar / Thekkady /

Houseboat / Cochin

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