Stop & Stay In India’s Colourful South

After a cruise into Cochin, why not do a stop and stay to explore more of India’s colourful south. Discover the refreshing tea, culture and of course food! There is nowhere in the world like Incredible India.

Cochin's Fishing Nets,Stop & Stay In India's Colourful South
Cochin’s Fishing Nets ©MDHarding

Stop & Stay In India’s Colourful South


South India’s Incredible Backwaters are not to be missed! Explore the 900km of canals and lakes on-board one of the traditional woven or wooden boats. See the colourful kingfishers ducking and diving into the watery depths as well as cormorants, woodpeckers and much more. Please remember your insect repellant, sunscreen, hat, bottled water and of course your camera!.

Kerala Backwaters,Stop & Stay In India's Colourful South
Kerala Backwaters ©MDHarding


Visit some of the lush green tea estates and plantations such as Kenan Devan Hills in Munnar. Discover the different types and strengths of tea produced from the tea bush, the process and sample a refreshing cup at the end of the tour.  After visiting a few tea estates, it never gets boring. Each one has different processes and the teas taste so different. Well worth a visit.

Tea Plantations,Stop & Stay In India's Colourful South
Tea Plantations ©MDHarding


The south of India is renowned for its golden sand beaches. There are over 21 top beaches in the south, one I can recommend is Varkala Beach in Southern Kerala. Don’t miss the glorious sunsets and red soil cliffs with amazing views!

Varkala Beach, Stop & Stay In India's Colourful South
Varkala Beach ©MDHarding


See a traditional Kathakali dance performance, said to date back to the 2nd century in Kerala. The music performed using Indian instruments such as tabla (Indian drums). It’s a really interesting and entertaining evening. It can get quite warm in the traditional theatres, please do take some bottled water with you.

Indian Culture Evening
Indian Culture Evening ©MDHarding

There are lots of different styles of accommodation to fit all budgets. Maybe you would like to explore India before joining a cruise? India is very accessible with low-cost flights flying throughout the country, giving you lots of flexibility to fly into one area and then fly onto another. Spicejet and Indigo air are two airlines to look out for, also did you know that there are flight passes available? Anything is possible, I travelled over two weeks in South India on my own, with a private taxi. The driver was lovely and very accommodating. It was a fantastic trip! One large adventure that I would highly recommend.

I hope you enjoyed reading and inspired to cruise/stop and stay in Incredible India. I would love to hear any questions you may have about India. Please leave any comments/questions below. Happy Travels:) x

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 Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via:

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