Cultural and Tranquil Kerala

DURATION
14 days
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£2475.00 per person
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BEST OF KERALA

DURATION 14 days
FROM £2475.00 per person
STYLESpa & Wellbeing, Boats & Trains, Culture, Wildlife

Famed for its tranquil streches of serene backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, ayurveda therapy, enchanting art forms, spice traders, exotic cuisine and colonial history- the southern Indian state of Kerala offers an extraordinary cultural, tranquil yet diverse holiday experience. This introductory tour takes you through the colonial heritage of the city of Cochin followed by the rolling hills of Munnar dotted with tea plantations. As you journey on be ready to spot the elephants and exotic wildlife at the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. You will find a perfect oppurtunity to witness local families work on spice plantations and discover the culinary secrets behind the region’s food. There is time for few idyllic days along the tranquil Keralan backwaters at Kumarakom followed by a beach stay in Kovalam to relax and watch the world drift by.

You can take this South India tour as or use it as a starting point to create your own tailor made holiday to India.

ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1: In transit

Fly to Cochin.

DAY 2: Cochin - Eighth Bastion

Arrive Cochin and transfer to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon. Later witness Kathakali dance performance- a traditional Keralan art form. First of two nights here.

DAY 3: Cochin - Eighth Bastion

Explore historic Cochin city with your private guide.

DAY 4: Munnar - Spice Tree

Drive to Munnar. Remainder of the day free for independent activities. Chauffer car at your disposal. First of two nights in Munnar.

DAY 5: Munnar - Spice Tree

Half day sightseeing with your private guide visiting local tea factory, nearby waterfalls and National Park. Opt for cycling or walking trips.

DAY 6: Periyar - Spice Village

Drive to Periyar National Park. Afternoon free. Evening visit to the local spice market. First of two nights here.

DAY 7: Periyar - Spice Village

Get closer to wilderness in the park by opting for an early morning jungle walk with local naturalist which lasts three hours. Later boat ride in Lake Periyar to witness wlidlife around.

DAY 8: Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon

Drive to Kumarakom. Rest of the day at leisure. First of two nights in Kumarakom.

DAY 9: Kumarakom - Coconut Lagoon

Day at leisure.

DAY 10: Backwaters- Houseboat

Board houseboat to start your cruise along the tranquil Keralan backwaters as get a closer look at the local life. Overnight onboard houseboat.

DAY 11: Kovalam - Leela Kovalam

Drive to Kovalam. Evening at leisure. First of three nights here.

DAY 12: Kovalam - Leela Kovalam

Day at leisure at the beach.

DAY 13: Kovalam - Leela Kovalam

Day at leisure at the beach.

DAY 14: Depart Trivandrum

Fly back home.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in double room
  • All Transfers in private chauffer driven air-conditioned car
  • Sightseeing with your private guide
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • International flights from London. Regional departures possible.

WHATS EXCLUDED

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Gratuities and tips

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