South India & Kerala - Kerala (PDF Chapter)
This is the Kerala chapter from Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala guidebook.
Kerala is arguably South India’s most serenely beautiful state. This slender coastal strip is shaped by a layered landscape: almost 600km of glorious coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice- and tea-covered hills. It’s as if India had passed through the Looking Glass and become an altogether more laid-back place.
- cruise in a houseboat or punted canoe down backwaters from Alappuzha, Kollam or Kumarakom
- spot wild elephants, trekking and relaxing in remote forest accommodation in Wayanad
- watch the days slip-slide away at the clifftop beach resort of Varkala
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Best Places to Sleep, Southern Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Around Trivandrum, Kovalam, Varkala, Kollam (Quilon), Around Kollam, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Around Alleppey, Kottayam, Around Kottayam, The Western Ghats, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Around Munnar, Central Kerala, Kochi (Cochin), Around Kochi, Thrissur (Trichur), Around Thrissur, Northern Kerala, Kozhikode (Calicut), Wayanad Region, Kannur & Around, Bekal & Around, Lakshadweep, When to Go.