This leisurely luxury Kerala tour journeys through a part of India famed for its tranquil stretches of serene backwaters, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, ayurveda therapy, enchanting art forms, spice traders, exotic cuisine and colonial history- the southern Indian state of Kerala offers it all. An ideal break for pure indulgence. You start your tour in historic city of Cochin pampering yourself at the luxurious Taj Malabar whilst taking in the sights, the colours and the great history behind, for history buffs. Next, spend 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 enchanting Kerala tour as or use it as a starting point to create your own tailor made holiday to Kerala. Consider extending the tour to add Houseboat experience along the Keralan backwaters.
Fly to Cochin.
Arrive Cochin and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Evening witness Kathakali dance performance- a Keralan art form famed for elaborate costumes and unique colourful make up of dancers.
Explore historic Cochin city with your private guide including visit to the Jewish synagogue, St. Francis Church- the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets bustling with local life.
Drive to Kumarakom. First of three nights here at lake facing resort.
Fly back home.
It was an experience of a lifetime. A perfect memory I will never forget!
This was our 6 th visit to India. We have travelled before with companies specialising in the country, but they tended to get too big and the personal service was lost. Indian Odyssey gave us that personal service, and also came up with an itinerary that offered us one or two different locations from other agents – thats why we chose Indian Odyssey. The person who dealt with our enquiry is also familiar with the country which makes a big difference when you are discussing holiday options.
Many thanks once again for a wonderful trip enhanced by your outstanding organisation & attention to detail.
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