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Kerala Experience

Kerala, the God’s own country, is a land of tranquil palm groves dotted with green paddy fields, tea, coffee and rubber plantations, pungent spices and miles of narrow canals and waterways. This journey takes you through varied attractions of Kerala. Stay at a hill resort in Munar amidst tea and cardamom plantations. Explore wildlife at Periyar National Park, the Houseboat cruise in palm-shaded backwaters is both rewarding and relaxing.

Tour Nights

  • Kochi: 2 nights
  • Munnar: 2 nights
  • Thekkady: 1 nights
  • Kumarakom: 2 nights
  • Kerala House Boat: 1 nights
  • Alleppey: 1 nights
  • Kovalam: 3 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWI25
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Tour through the colonial city of Kochi
  • Spot wildlife whilst trekking through Periyar National Park
  • Revel in the pleasures of a house boat in Alleppy
  • Evening Sunset boat trip in Lake Periyar
  • Enjoy Sunset at the Kanyakumari – "The Lands End of India"

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Kochi
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    Fly to Kochi.

  • Day 2 Kochi
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    Arrive in Kochi and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Set amidst lagoons and backwaters on the Malabar Coast, Cochin is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Over the centuries Europeans have traded ivory, spices and teak. The British, Dutch and Portuguese left their influence on this great city. Afternoon a Sunset harbour cruise to see Bolgahtty Island and the Chinese fishing nets. 

  • Day 3 Kochi
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    Morning city tour visiting the Dutch Palace, with its 17th century murals of Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue, built in 1568, contains the Grand Scroll of the Old Testament. Also visit Fort Kochi and St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Vasco da Gama, who discovered India, was first buried here. Afternoon a chance to see the famous Kathakali dance performance (Optional), a traditional folk dance of Kerala, enacting stories from the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabhartha.   

  • Day 4 Kochi to Munnar
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    Depart by road to Munnar, a hill resort in the midst of cardamom and tea plantations, on the Western Ghats. This British summer retreat of the Raj has lakes, reservoirs and lush green forests. In the afternoon explore the town. Two nights stay in Munar. 

  • Day 5 Munnar
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    Visit to tea and spice plantations to see how the crops are grown. Munnar is close to Anaimudi, the highest peak in South India and offers plenty of nature walks. Optional visit to the nearby Mattupetty Dam Evarikulam National park to see the Nilgiri Thar (wild goat). This park is also rich in varieties of bird life. 

  • Day 6 Munnar to Periyar
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    After breakfast, drive to ​Periyar National Park, noted for its rich variety of bird life. Two nights stay in Periyar. A boat ride in the lake Periyar in search of wildlife. 

  • Days 7-8 Periyar to Kumarakum
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    After breakfast drive to Kumarakom in the backwaters for a two-night relaxation on the banks of the Vembanad Lake.  Accommodation consists of comfortable cottages with a swimming pool and Ayurvedic massage facilities. At your leisure you may like to visit the nearby bird sanctuary or a local village. 

  • Day 9 Kumarakom to Riceboat cruise (Backwaters)
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    Morning board the riceboat and cruise slowly through the palm-fringed waterways of the Vembanad Lake. Your captain and cook will accompany you. See life in the backwaters as you pass through various villages. Overnight on board the houseboat. 

  • Day 10 Backwaters to Allepy
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    Morning leave the houseboat in Alappuzha (Alleppey), an enchanting backwater destination famous for coir and carpet products, fish and lakes. Afternoon tour of the town includes a visit to a coir factory. 

  • Day 11 Allepy to Kovalam
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    Morning train to Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam, an uncluttered beach of silver sands with rows and rows of tall palm trees. 

  • Days 12-13 Kovalam
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    At leisure. During your stay you will be provided with a day excursion to Kanyakumari (Cape Cemorin) ’The Lands End of India' where the India Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet, visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace Suchindramen route. Sunset at the Lands End is spectacular. 

  • Day 14 Depart Trivandrum (Kovalam)
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    Transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

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Extension

Chennai - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 14 to Day 17)

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is a city of vibrant joys and festivities where religion & traditions bind the populace in a bond of warmth and wellbeing.

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Day 1

To Chennai

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chennai. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Chennai. Read More

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Day 2

To Chennai

Morning visit to the temple city of Kanchipuram. In the afternoon, visit the scenic shore temples at Mahabalipuram. Read More

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Day 3

To Chennai

Morning visit Chennai city tour including George Town (the original Madras) and the Chennai Museum. Afternoon fly from Chennai to Trivandrum. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Trivandrum towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • The Elephant Court
    The Elephant Court
    Star Rating Thekkady
  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Uday Samudra Beach Hotel
    Star Rating Kovalam
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Star Rating Munnar
  • AC Dlx. House Boat
    AC Dlx. House Boat
    Star Rating Kumarakom
  • Rhythm Kumarakom
    Rhythm Kumarakom
    Star Rating Kumarakom
  • Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn
    Star Rating Kochi
  • Uday Backwater Resort
    Uday Backwater Resort
    Star Rating Alleppey
  • The Zuri
    The Zuri
    Star Rating Kumarakom
  • Spice Village
    Spice Village
    Star Rating Periyar
  • The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel
    The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel
    Star Rating Kovalam
  • Crowne Plaza
    Crowne Plaza
    Star Rating Kochi
  • AC Dlx. House Boat
    AC Dlx. House Boat
    Star Rating Kumarakom
  • Lake Palace Resort
    Lake Palace Resort
    Star Rating Alleppey
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Fragrant Nature Munnar
    Star Rating Munnar

The Elephant Court Star Rating

Thekkady
  • The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court is situated in Thekkady, one of the best tropical wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It is about 1 Kilometer from Kumali in Idukki district, Kerala, which is the southern most state of India. It is just 1

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The Zuri Star Rating

Kumarakom
  • The Zuri

The Zuri is Located on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake, set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala. It is just 2 hours from the Cochin International Airport and 30 minutes drive from Kottayam railway station

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Uday Samudra Beach Hotel Star Rating

Kovalam
  • Uday Samudra Beach Hotel

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa is located at the famed beaches of Kovalam. It is just minutes away from Vellar Junction. Trivandrum International Airport is only 15 kilometers and Railway Station is 13 kilometers away

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Fragrant Nature Munnar Star Rating

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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Spice Village Star Rating

Periyar
  • Spice Village

Spice Village is a resort located in Kumily, a small settlement three kilometres from Thekkady. The hotel is 145 kilometers from Cochin airport, 74 kilometers from Kottayam railway station, 90 kilometers from the backwaters i

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The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel Star Rating

Kovalam
  • The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel

The Raviz Kovalam Beach Kerala built on a cliff-top, is cradled between wide sweeping beaches and has a panoramic view of the famous Kovalam coastline. It is spread over 44 acres of lush green land. Trivandrum, the capital of

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Crowne Plaza Star Rating

Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza

Located on the NH 47 Bypass with easy access to the airport, CBD, Kakkanad Infopark, Fort Kochi, and scenic backwaters and beaches to the south. Amidst exotic surroundings that comprised of alluring attractions of the city

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AC Dlx. House Boat Star Rating

Kumarakom
  • AC Dlx. House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

AC Dlx. House Boat Star Rating

Kumarakom
  • AC Dlx. House Boat

Sail onto the famed backwaters of Kerala on a house boat and behold captivating sights and sounds - swaying palms and images from daily life in local fishing villages. 

Lake Palace Resort Star Rating

Alleppey
  • Lake Palace Resort

Lake Palace Resort is a luxury resort located in Alleppey at the banks of Vembanadu Lake, adjacent to the venue of the legendary Nehru Trophy boat race. Set amidst green vistas, vast blue skies, fresh breeze, towering palms a

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Rhythm Kumarakom Star Rating

Kumarakom
  • Rhythm Kumarakom

The hotel Situated in Kumarakom, Aveda Resorts and Spa is on a lake and close to Kumarakom Boat Jetty, Vembanad Lake, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Regional attractions also include Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple and Nagambadam

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Holiday Inn Star Rating

Kochi
  • Holiday Inn

Located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, known as the industrial capital of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin is a recent addition in this bustling commercial port.Conveniently located on the NH Bypass at a distance of 5 kms from

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Uday Backwater Resort Star Rating

Alleppey
  • Uday Backwater Resort

Near Vembanad Lake, you can witness masterful snake-boat racing or Vallam Kali that is sure to excite you. Bask in the tropical climate, the cooling sea breeze and the staggering views that this gorgeous destination has to of

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Fragrant Nature Munnar Star Rating

Munnar
  • Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fragrant Nature Munnar is located in the prime area of Pothamedu which has the best views into the Mountains. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the local planter bungalows. All categories of rooms have cozy fireplac

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights from UK. 
  • All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary or similar standard.
  • Meals; Breakfast at all places & House Boat on Full Board.
  • Jungle Safari as per individual parks regulations. Safaris are accompanied by a naturalist. 
  • Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc.
  • Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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