Experience the Breathtaking Beauty of “God’s Own Country”
It is said that the Hindu god Vishnu carved out the land of Kerala with his axe, creating something so beautiful that it became known as “God’s own country.” We invite you to visit Kerala to see how it continues to earn its legendary nickname.
The Indian state of Kerala is a living testament to the history of the spice trade, serving as the epicenter of a transcontinental network of growers, traders, purveyors, and emperors for more than three thousand years. Kerala’s unique and beautiful geography is ideally suited for growing spices such as black pepper, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and cloves. It remains a major supplier of these coveted seasonings to this day.
Skip the months-long overland expeditions of old and let Global Air Charters arrange your charter flight to this extraordinary destination. We’ll fly you to any of Kerala’s four international airports or one of its dozens of private airfields.
While there’s lots to do and see year-round in Kerala, the summer monsoon season can wreak havoc on the best-laid plans. That’s why we recommend visiting Kerala in the winter months when the temperatures drop and the humidity recedes. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in wintertime in Kerala.
Explore the Backwaters of Kerala
Get an unparalleled view of Kerala’s landscape with a houseboat ride aboard a traditional kettuvallam. These beautiful vessels typically feature ornately carved wooden structures and railings, evocative of the traders and adventurers who once explored these lakes and rivers. Watch life unfold around you as you traverse the labyrinthine waters, wave to local fishermen in rough-hewn canoes, and glide past riverside villages where children play in the sun.
Journey to the Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation
The Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation is the highest-elevation plantation of its type in the world. Join a guided Jeep Safari tour to ascend the rugged terrain and find yourself in a magical land above the clouds. Learn about the history of Indian tea and its role in the early development of global trade routes and witness the meticulous processes of selecting and processing the best leaves. Cap off your visit with a tea tasting as you take in the panoramic views of the surrounding clouds and mountain peaks.
Attend a Kathakali Performance
Dive into the mesmerizing world of Kerala’s traditional music and culture with a Kathakali performance. Performers adorn themselves in vivid makeup and elaborate costumes, further emphasizing their expressive facial movements and rhythmic footwork. The dancers and singers are accompanied by hypnotizing percussive beats and soulful, melodic, and lyrical storytelling. A Kathakali performance is more than just entertainment; it offers the audience a glimpse into Kerala’s ancient cultural history.
Unwind at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa
Immerse yourself in luxury at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa. Nestled along the pristine shores of the Arabian Sea, this private resort sprawls across a verdant landscape crisscrossed with serene backwaters and lush forests. Each villa features a harmonious blend of traditional Keralan architecture and modern amenities. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments rooted in India’s ancient wellness traditions, savor delectable coastal cuisine, and relax on the soft sands of Kappil Beach.
Visit Kerala This Winter
As you step off your charter airframe in Kerala, you’ll savor the same sweet and spicy aromas of cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper that captivated traders from around the world so many centuries ago. Call our flight coordinators today to arrange your flight to Kerala, India, and experience the breathtaking beauty of “God’s own country” for yourself this winter.