I wasn’t sure if I would write about India. It was intended as a vacation, a step away from the blog and anything that resembled work. And it was that. We spent four glorious weeks relaxing, reading, exploring, and enjoying each other’s company. It was the medicine we craved. I barely wrote a word while we there, but instead read all the books I’ve been putting off for years. But now I’m back, and I think it’s time to share some of India with you. I received quite a few questions from readers as we travelled, asking for tips and recommendations so I’ll start with a few photo posts – the best of our Instagram pics for a flavour of what we saw. In later posts, I’ll give some more specific tips and share our itinerary with you, along with some extra details of the special places we stayed. I hope you’ll find it useful. And do let me know if you have any questions or topics that you’d particularly like me to cover.
For now, this is one of my favourite photos from our time there, taken on Varkala beach just a few days into the trip. With views like this, relaxation came with ease.
Posts about Kerala and Goa
A comprehensive breakdown of all the details about our month-long trip in Kerala and Goa, including where we stayed, how we travelled and what we ate. It’s all you need to plan a relaxing break in Southern India.
A selection of our favourite Instagram photos from Southern India.
How to book a houseboat in Alleppey, and how we found the best houseboat in Kerala!
Photos from our time in the Kerala backwaters to inspire your trip.
A photo essay from our time in Wayanad, including things to do in Wayanad and where to stay.
One of the best things we did in Kerala was stay at the wonderful Greenpalms Homestay where we were treated to gracious hospitality and a taste of village life.
Kochi is definitely one of the most photogenic cities we visited in Southern India. Have a look at the photos to see for yourself.
Special Places: Eden Garden, Ayurvedic Resort
Another highlight of the places we stayed in Kerala was the Eden Garden, Ayurvedic resort in Varkala. It’s a perfect place to go and relax for a few days in Kerala.