Published by Cruise Weekly, Australia
Away from the much-visited and crowded major sites of India, Kerala remains a rather unknown and less-visited area. Rich in microcosms of Indian history and culture, Kerala is a true treasure. Bustling towns, colorful markets, diversified ethnic groups, mythological religions and temples, and a multilayered past of Arab, Portuguese, British, and Dutch influences make up this special place. Its life dates back thousands of years, with connections to a small Jewish community when, during King Solomon’s reign over 2000 years ago, large-scale trade took place between the Middle East and the Malabar Coast.