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A glimpse into our upcoming tour this October…

With just two weeks to go, we’re counting down to our next tour! From 23rd October until 5th November, Mary is heading back to her roots, taking guests into the heart of northern India and guiding them through unique experiences in undiscovered regions just waiting to be explored… Our journey begins and ends in Delhi, […]

Back to the water

    Kerala has forty-four rivers and carries in it eight percent of all waterways in India. Lined with natural and artificial canals, lakes and estuaries known as the Backwaters, water has always played a heavy role in the daily life of those who lived by Kerala’s many shores. Though brackish, the Backwaters are the […]

Floodwaters start to recede in Kerala

Kerala and Southern India will be open for tourists in time for our November tour Floodwaters in Kerala and Southern India have started to fall, after the region was hit by heavy monsoon rains that killed over 350 people and left thousands stranded on rooftops. Red and amber alerts have been replaced with green weather […]

Bright, bold, beautiful – the many colours of India

India is known as one of the world’s most diverse destinations, and for good reason. Travelling through India will expose you to vastly different landscapes, religions, customs, people and cuisine. However, there is one element of Indian life that runs the length of the country – and that’s colour. India is a land whose story […]

A picture is worth a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one speaks volumes… Captured on a recent trip by Pure Kerala Tours, it shows the tender moment when three kindergarten children were presented with a small gift from a guest on our Kerala and Southern India small group trip. This touching photo shows Suzanne, […]

5 benefits of homestays over hotels

We are  big fans of cultural immersion here at Pure Kerala Tours, and firmly believe that the best way to understand a foreign culture is to dive right in at every opportunity. Whether you feast on the local food, pick tea leaves on a remote plantation or get to know the locals, there are plenty […]