The operator has added eight new properties, ranging from mid-range hotels in superb beachfront locations, through to luxury boutiques alongside Kerala's famous backwaters. Kerala holidays can be booked through the operator as add-ons to a holiday in Goa, or as a standalone escape of seven nights or more.

Goa Experience offers international flights from London with Jet Airways and Qatar Airways, flying indirectly into Cochin and Trivandrum airports via Mumbai or Doha. Internal flights from Goa are also available via Mumbai or Bangalore for twin-centre holidays.

New hotels and highlights:

Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Trivandrum: An elegant clifftop hotel with award-winning spa, overlooking a sandy beach. Ideal for couples searching for a luxury break. 7 nights from £1669pp.

The Travancore Heritage, Trivandrum: A welcoming mid-range hotel set on two levels alongside an unspoilt beach, it's perfect for a secluded beach break. 7 nights from £829pp.

Abad Turtle Beach, Marari: Rustic and authentically Keralan, located alongside the tranquil Marari Beach. Perfect for those who love natural settings. Just a short drive from the backwaters. 7 nights from £919pp.

Marari Beach Resort, Marari: A resort comprising thatched cottages with a strong focus on wellness and a beachfront location. Just a short drive from the backwaters. 7 nights from £1479pp.

Purity at Lake Vembanad, Alleppey: Overlooking Lake Vembanad, this intimate, luxury hotel with just 14 rooms is ideal for a few nights to experience the beauty of Kerala's backwaters. 7 nights from £1249pp.

The Gateway Hotel, Varkala: Set on the clifftop overlooking the sandy beach, this mid-range hotel is ideal for couples looking for a beach break. 7 nights from £1099pp.

Hindustan Beach Retreat, Varkala: Overlooking the soft golden sands of Papanasam Beach just south of Varkala, this hotel is in a central location and good for the more budget-conscious. 7 nights from £849pp.

Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa, Kovalam: Set behind a lagoon and close to Kovalam's sandy beach, this is an ideal choice for a memorable escape with a renowned luxury brand. 7 nights from £1409pp.

Twin-centres in Kerala can be arranged by the operator to enable customers to experience the best beaches in the far south of the state such as Kovalam, and the backwaters which are situated at Alleppey, a little further north.

In addition to this, the operator also offers a 'Kerala Highlights' private guided tour, which incorporates a night on the backwaters, an exploration of the historical city of Cochin and guided treks / boat rides through Periyar National Park. This tour provides a well-rounded impression of the state, ideal for travellers looking for a touch more adventure. 7-night package prices from £1479pp.

To find out more about the operator's collection of Kerala hotels, visit goaexperience.co.uk/hotels/kerala or call 01489 866986.