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Great Holidays in Kerala from the local Experts

Journeys of Mind, Body & Spirit in Kerala

Kerala is India's tropical playground. Although the smallest of India's states it is like an Indian curry filled with all sorts of delicious flavours and experiences. There is a little Goa, a little Tamil Nadu, a little Karnataka; Kerala is both modern and ancient. Home to some of India's most famous and venerable temples, it is also the foundation of India's long christian tradition including six churches that were founded by the apostle St Thomas. Journey inland and you encounter the tranquil rice paddies and inland waterways of the backwaters with their snail like Kettuvalloms that once carried rice to the coast and then around the world. Beyond, the land rises high into the Ghat Mountains and a mist-bedewed landscape of coffee, tea, spices filled with perfumes, tropical jungle wildflowers and, if you are truly blessed, tigers.

What Karma Kerala Can Do for You

Okay, so there are an awful lot of travel agencies working through Kerala, arranging hotels in kerala and the rest. We at Karma Kerala really want you to fall in love with Kerala and to have a holiday that will change your lives (good karma). That means meeting people, interacting with the culture and hopefully falling in love with India first and also Kerala - the spiritual heart of India. That is what we do: for couples, for groups, even for families (even disabled access).

  • You can use for advice - times, weather, will it suit, what to do, my wife...
  • You can ask us to arrange and book one of two pieces of the puzzle or
  • You can ask us to concierge the whole trip from arrival to departure.

We are based in Cochin with offices in UK as well. We sometimes work months out for plan-happy customers and sometimes with a day's notice. We are pretty relaxed either way. If you just don't know - ask us an see how we do!

You can call us, email us or use one of our forms and we hope that we can help you get the best from our little paradise corner of India.

Where to Start?

If you are coming for a holiday to Kerala - start in our Kerala Holiday section as it will serve as an inspiration to you. Our holidays come in lots of different shapes and sizes and that includes budgets. If you are time poor and money rich or vice versa - we can help.

Review some trips and then ask us to bespoke on for you. Indicate what you want to spend and we will tailor to your requirements.           Read More            

Read the Guide

If Kerala is all new to you.. why not start with a browse of the guide which tells a lot about many different facets of Kerala; when to visit, what to expect and how to prepare. Our guide contains multitudes on many things that don't interest about but us. We are collectors - one minute its a complete list Hindu temples, then it Vastu Shastra - eccentric. You can follow the lives, loves and arguments in our secret rural village or just trace your way around the state.
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On Ayurveda

For guests seeking ayurveda treatment in Kerala, we have a large guide on ayurveda and relationships with both Ayurveda Centres and Doctors. Most treatment courses last14 to 28 days. Anything less than that is fun but generally ineffective. Fun to try but not efficacious. If you have a specific purpose for ayurveda, then we recommend you fill in the detailed ayurveda form and we can proceed from there.
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Some Favourite Kerala Holidays

  • Thejal's Kerala Package

    General Manager Thejal's personal tour of North and central Kerala with dinner in the family house and visits to farms and local Kerala sights.

  • Classic Kerala Holiday

    This tour of Kerala combines the classic traditional style Kerala hotels with a glimpse into the different landscapes and atmospheres of Kerala.

  • Hill & Beach Kerala Honeymoon

    Short 5 day honeymoon in South Kerala that takes you from the rubber plantations in the hills to the hippy beaches of Kovalam. Ideal short and relaxing honeymoon. Available in deluxe or standard packages.

  • From UK to Cochin & rest of Kerala

    Two weeks in Kerala from the UK to Cochin and onwards to the beaches, plantations, backwaters and houseboats. Return flight from Trivandrum.

Kerala Houseboat Cruises

  • Classic 2 Night Kerala Houseboat Cruise

    The extended version of the popular 1 day cruise with an extra day: covers more backwaters and travels deeper in the quiet beyond.  Available in different ratings and sleeps from 2 -8 as required.

  • Classic 1 Night Kerala Houseboat Cruise

    This is our most popular traditional houseboat cruise covering Vembanad Lake and Backwaters. Wonderful introduction to this unique world. Available in different ratings, sleeps from 2 - 8 as required.

  • Kerala Houseboat Package from Kovalam

    Special houseboat package for Kovalam visitors who want to stay on a Kerala houseboat and enjoy the backwater life. This package includes transport from Kovalam and includes an overnight stay on Ashtamudi Lake on a superior AC houseboat with en-suite cabins. 

  • Karma Kettuvalam Eco Houseboat

    Perhaps the most peaceful houseboat in Kerala and cruising its own grounds from Cherthala. With no engine you move at the speed of the punts that propel you quietly along the small canals in this unexplored corner of backwaters. Eco friendly and tranquil - KarmaKettuvallam is a traditional slice of Kerala!

What our Customers say


Ken & Dawn

Kerala holiday from UK

From our first contact with you you efficiently dealt with our questions and this excellent customer service extended to your text last night to us in Mumbai, wishing us a good trip home....


Ken Bates

2 week hols in Kerala

Thanks so much for looking after us so professionally and warmly ...we loved India and the whole experience....


Charlotte Duthie

Relaxing Kerala Holiday

I would highly recommend Karma Kerala to everyone and I would most certainly use you again on my next trip to India..


Timothy Wilson

Extended tour of Kerala

I am trying to write a review on trip advisor but don't seem to be able to review a travel agent! Brilliant service and so much before and during the trip.


Vittorio Saglia

1st time visit to India

Everything! Beautiful scenery, wonderful people, great hotels, delicius food, well organised with time to see.


Tania & Vivienne

Last Minute houseboat rip

Fabulous, Fantastic houseboat, exemplary service, a wonderful crew, a great chef and of course the solitude and the incredible beauty of the backwaters with nature at its best- No wonder Kerala is called God's Own Country.The luxury, the beauty, the solitude, the sunrise and sunset and the great Kerala menus on board. We even had an experience of sheets of rain hitting the vast expanse of water with a beautiful rainbow to follow!