Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and colonial heritage of Kochi, Kerala's commercial capital. Explore the bustling spice markets, admire the Indo-Portuguese architecture of Mattancherry Palace, or pay your respects at the ancient Paradesi Synagogue.
Take a boat ride across Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala, and spot over 500 species of birds, including migratory ducks, herons, and darters.
Get up close with nature in Thekkady, gateway to the Periyar National Park. Hike through dense forests, take a boat ride on Periyar Lake, or visit the spice plantations for a taste of Kerala's flavorful heritage
It is located 40 kilometers (25 mi) north-west of Thiruvananthapuram and 37 kilometers (23 mi) south-west of Kollam. Varkala is known for its pristine beaches, cliffs, and natural springs.