Kerala, affectionately known as “God’s Own Country,” is a paradise nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Its lush landscapes, serene backwaters, and rich cultural heritage make it a coveted destination for travelers. While Kerala’s beauty is unrivaled, exploring it with a private driver can turn your journey into an experience of luxury, comfort, and in-depth discovery. Here’s a guide to the top places in Kerala that you must explore with a private driver.

1. Kochi (Cochin): The Port City

Overview: Kochi, a bustling port city, perfectly blends history with modernity. With its colonial past, the city boasts a diverse architecture ranging from ancient mosques to Dutch palaces.

Private Driver Advantage: Navigate effortlessly through the city’s narrow lanes. Visit the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi, and witness the iconic Chinese fishing nets with personalized insights from your driver.

2. Munnar: The Tea Heaven

Overview: Munnar, with its rolling tea gardens and misty hills, is a picturesque hill station offering a refreshing escape from the tropical heat.

Private Driver Advantage: Drive through the winding roads with stops at tea estates, Eravikulam National Park, and the Attukal Waterfalls without the hassle of public transport.

Expansive tea gardens in Munnar with a winding road amidst the plantations, experienced best with a private driver tour.
Journey through Munnars verdant tea estates where natures green is at its finest With our private driver tours every curve of the road reveals a new spectacle immersing you in Keralas tea heritage

3. Alleppey: The Venice of the East

Overview: Famous for its tranquil backwaters and traditional houseboats, Alleppey offers a unique experience of Kerala’s aquatic life.

Private Driver Advantage: Reach the most secluded parts of the backwaters and find a reputable houseboat company with the guidance of your driver, ensuring a memorable and authentic experience.

Serene backwaters of Alleppey with lush palm trees, as viewed from a traditional boat, experienced with a private driver tour.
Sail through Keralas heart the tranquil Alleppey backwaters Revel in the picturesque views and luxuriate in the comfort of our private tour ensuring every moment is as captivating as the landscape

4. Thekkady: Wild Encounters

Overview: Home to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady offers visitors a chance to witness wildlife up close.

Private Driver Advantage: A smooth drive to the sanctuary, coupled with potential detours to spice gardens or cultural performances, curated based on your interests.

5. Wayanad: Nature’s Bounty

Overview: Enveloped in misty hills, dense forests, and thriving wildlife, Wayanad is a nature lover’s paradise.

Private Driver Advantage: Travel with ease to the Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Falls, and the Phantom Rock, with the luxury of setting your own pace and schedule.

Majestic elephant in a Kerala sanctuary, a sight to behold on a private driver tour.
Experience Keralas rich fauna up close Journey to sanctuaries and cultural hubs with our private tours and witness the grandeur of these gentle giants in their natural habitat

6. Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram): The Cultural Epicenter

Overview: Kerala’s capital is a blend of modernity and tradition, known for its temples, museums, and sandy beaches.

Private Driver Advantage: Seamlessly navigate between the renowned Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthira Malika Palace, and Veli Tourist Village, with your driver ensuring you don’t miss out on any cultural gems.

7. Kovalam: The Beach Retreat

Overview: Situated close to the capital city of Trivandrum, Kovalam is renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back beach resorts.

Private Driver Advantage: Drive down the coastline and find the best spots to relax by the beach, such as the Lighthouse Beach or the Hawah Beach. With a private driver, you can comfortably visit nearby attractions like the Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium without any rush.

8. Varkala: The Cliff-Edge Beauty

Overview: Varkala stands apart with its unique geological feature – the mesmerizing cliffs adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The Varkala Beach, also known as the Papanasham Beach, is believed to cleanse the soul of its sins.

Private Driver Advantage: Enjoy the panoramic coastal drive and be taken to less-crowded parts of the beach. Based on your interests, your driver can also guide you to nearby attractions like the 2000-year-old Janardanaswamy Temple or the Sivagiri Mutt, a pilgrimage center.

9. Kumarakom: Backwater Bliss

Overview: Nestled on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands known for its paradisiacal backwaters, luxury resorts, and the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

Private Driver Advantage: Ease into the scenic beauty by driving directly to serene viewing points or jetty spots to board traditional houseboats. Your private driver can also arrange visits to local villages or craftsmen who build the traditional Kettuvallams (houseboats).

10. Thrissur: The Cultural Capital

Overview: Thrissur, or the ‘cultural capital of Kerala’, is renowned for its festivals, particularly the Thrissur Pooram, which attracts tourists and devotees from all over. The city is also home to historical temples, churches, and cultural academies.

Private Driver Advantage: Experience the majesty of the Vadakkunnathan Temple or the grandeur of the Thrissur Pooram festival without the stress of navigating through crowded streets. Your driver, with his knowledge of the area, can also guide you to lesser-known yet significant cultural sites around the city.

Aerial view of a bustling Kerala town intersection, a unique perspective experienced on a private driver tour.
Soar above and see Kerala from a different angle Our private tours not only guide you through the streets but also provide unique perspectives of Keralas vibrant towns and villages


Kerala, with its myriad of experiences, promises something for every traveler. By choosing to explore with a private driver, you’re not only ensuring a comfortable journey but also gaining access to localized insights, flexibility, and the luxury of truly personalized travel. Dive deep into the essence of Kerala, exploring its nooks and corners without a worry, as your trusted chauffeur from “Namaste Golden Triangle” guides you through the captivating landscapes of “God’s Own Country.”

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