Houseboat on Kerala backwaters Kerala India s
Houseboat on Kerala backwaters Kerala India
Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala, India

At the Southern tip of India, the capital city of Kerala, Vizhinjam is known as “God’s own country”. This busy port is flooded with fishing boats that push out in the dawn light to return by dusk. The rustic and earthy village, overlooked by a majestic orange and white mosque, possesses a unique atmosphere.

Pagoda-shaped buildings with red-tiled roofs line the narrow, winding lanes, and life slows as you head away from the main strip.[ReadMoreMob] The Shree Padhmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is an 18th century rock- cut temple adorned with some truly amazing sculptures, and has been held sacred by Hindus since antiquity.

While the port’s sublime beaches are the main pull for visitors, elsewhere the Marine Aquarium in Vizhinjam has rare aquatic species including squirrelfish and triggerfish.  

Cruises to Vizhinjam

Authentic India

Authentic India

Departs: Abu Dhabi • Thu 04 Oct 2018
14 nights • Boudicca • D1821

Immerse yourself in India’s engrossing culture, fascinating history, traditions and marvels of modern-day life on this authentic exploration aboard Boudicca. You’ll experience a mix of old and new India in bustling Mumbai; capture the spiritual importance of Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi; explore India’s European influences in Goa; and discover the very best of the Kerala state, visiting two enticing ports. All this awaits you after taking in the marvels of Dubai and before visiting spectacular Sri Lanka.