by Annika Ziehen

Annika Ziehen

Annika Ziehen

Annika is a travel blogger from Germany with a love for Nemo, noodles and champagne. She likes to be anywhere but home and is happy to live out of a suitcase while travelling the world.

Cochin International Airport (COK)
Best time: Oct-Mar
Ideal duration: 2 weeks

Coconut Selfies

Insta-Worthy Food

A fresh coconut is Kerala's go-to drink. A selfie anywhere is quite Instagram-worthy, especially with an eco-friendly bamboo straw.

Fort Kochi

Cool and Quirky Buildings

The old streets here are just derelict enough to be charming. Bollywood posters, street art, colours everywhere - a photographer's dream!

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Best Places to Stay

This resort has its own houseboat moored in front of an amazing infinity pool. These, and the lake, are all perfect Instagram settings.

Chinese Fishing Nets

Insta-Gold Hotspots

The must-see Chinese Fishing Nets have graced the Kochi Fort shore for centuries. Still in use today, they make a cool sunset shot.

Kerala Backwaters

Best Hangouts

Kerela's backwaters are magical - you can't take a bad photo here. Stay overnight on a houseboat for a stunning sunset, sunrise and more.

Experience Kerala for yourself,
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Experience Kerala

They don't call Kerala "God's Own Country" for nothing. This southern state has everything you could want for the trip of a lifetime, including many Instagram-worthy shots. You can get from the beaches to the mountains in no time: it's perfect whether you prefer peaks or waves.

Foodies will feel right at home here, too. Kerala is famed for its spices, which you can enjoy in the region's signature dishes - each well worth a photo or five! And make sure to sample fresh coconut with a straw. They're perfect for refuelling and revitalising in-between finding your next top shot.
Be as adventurous or laid back as you wish. Relax with a cup of local tea, or go and visit the rolling hills of an actual plantation. Must-see (and shoot) locations include the famous Kerala backwaters and the regional coast that was once home to the ancient seaport of Muziris.