Southern India

2 weeks in 

Kerala’s relaxed pace of life is a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle found in the rest of the country. It is a destination sculpted by a variety of different civilizations throughout history. With thousands of kilometres of cascading coastline, rolling hills and backwaters. Plus, with an amazing variety of different foods, this destination really has it all to experience.


  • Get off the beaten track and explore the Western Ghats
  • Learn how to cook the local traditional cuisine and experience a variety of different culinary options
  • Spend the day cruising along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat
  • Visit some of the ancient shrines and temples that are scattered across the region


All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!


  • Explore a new landscape

    Get off the beaten track and explore the path less travelled. The Western Ghats are a nature lovers' paradise and you will experience a variety of different terrains, from pine forests to grasslands and tea & cardamom plantations.

  • Work with local communities

    Work with our amazing in-country team on either an education project, improving facilities, ensuring a safe and engaging learning environment for students or on a farm-based project, learning about organic farming in Southern India.

  • Experience a different culture

    Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant Chinese fishing nets, a 450-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese and Dutch colonial-era houses, and the crumbling remains of the colonial British Raj.

  • See Something Beautiful

    Spend the day cruising along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat or use your own power to propel you in a kayak. Head down to Varkala, where you will experience life at a different pace. Take part in a traditional cookery lesson or a yoga lesson and visit some of the ancient shrines and temples that are scattered across the town

What to expect

  • Terrain

    Southern India has a variety of different terrains. The western waterways are lined with palm trees giving southern India its iconic beauty. The waterways gradually turn into spice gardens, tea plantations, tropical rainforests, and cool hills of the Western Ghats. The Deccan Plateau is a contrast and covered in craggy ranges dotted with fort topped outcrops.

  • Weather

    Kerela is kept green and lush by its monsoon season which runs from June to October. The days stay warm and humid and remain that way year-round. The winter is the best time to visit the coastal regions, but during winter the hills can get quite chilly. Nevertheless, each season has its unique beauty and own charm.

  • Culture

    Each different state in the South India region offers their own wonderful culture and attractions. The South Indian culture shows in its attractions. Like rituals and beliefs, temples, architectural masterpieces, art and craft, cuisine, and monuments. To top this off the region holds plenty of protected wild forests.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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