Kerala tailor made holiday

Stretching from Arabian Sea shores to lush plantation-dotted hills, Kerala is a beguiling melange of tranquil palm-lined rivers, backwater hamlets and historic towns.
Kovalam beach Historic lagoon city of Cochin Cardamom Hills tea plantation Spice and coffee plantations Lake Periyar - elephants and bird life Kumarakom resort River cruise Distinctive local cuisine
Price
500To650 excluding flights
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Duration
10 Days
Type
Tailor made
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650.00 GBP per person based on a minimum of two persons 5000.00 GBP per person based on a minimum of 4 persons Includes all local sight seeing, air conditioned car ,deluxe hotels, airport transfers, stay is on B&B Houseboat is with all meals.
From Dec 15th till Jan 10th 25% peak season hike will be applicable from the usual rate.
BEACH EXTENSION IS AVAILABLE.
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR
Make enquiry

Description of Kerala tailor made holiday

Kerala is one of India's most beguiling regions, set between the Arabian Sea and the uplands of the Western Ghats, traversed by over forty tranquil emerald-green rivers lined with colourful villages. It's a laidback place too, whose countless palm trees Kerala means 'land of coconuts' provide cooling shade from the tropical sun.

Kerala has one of India's loveliest shorelines, including the glorious beach at Kovalam plus the delightful city of Cochin, perched on a saltwater lagoon. Visit its 16th century Church of St. Francis, Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace.

Heading inland and upward, you reach the picturesque town of Munnar for an overnight stay amid the tea plantations of the lush Cardamom Hills. Driving on to Periyar, you pass through pepper and coffee plantations before an afternoon boat trip on Lake Periyar - a beacon for birdlife (herons, hornbills and egrets) as well as hundreds of elephants.

After a day relaxing in the resort at Kumarakom, end the trip with a full-day cruise on a private houseboat (kettuvallom) along a palm-fringed backwater, with pauses ashore to visit local temples and other attractions. There will also be ample chance to enjoy a local cuisine inspired by influences from a rich trading past, from Syria to Portugal. Crab and coconut are classic Keralan ingredients, while karimeen is a delicious river fish traditionally served marinated in lemon juice and red chillies then baked in plantain leaves.

Price information

500To650 excluding flights
Convert currency:
650.00 GBP per person based on a minimum of two persons 5000.00 GBP per person based on a minimum of 4 persons Includes all local sight seeing, air conditioned car ,deluxe hotels, airport transfers, stay is on B&B Houseboat is with all meals.
From Dec 15th till Jan 10th 25% peak season hike will be applicable from the usual rate.
BEACH EXTENSION IS AVAILABLE.
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. This tour can be taken anytime

Travel guides

Kerala
Kerala is like opening up a lucky bag of surprises. The first thing most people pick out is the western coastline that unfurls along the Arabian Sea. ...
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Reviewed on 09 Mar 2018 by

The most memorable was bamboo rafting and trek in Periyar National Park watching a family of elephants swim across the water in front of us and watching them as we ate our lunch (even the Rangers were excited to see a special event). Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2018 by

Spending New Year's Eve at a party at our hotel was the most memorable - great atmosphere, tremendous friendliness and warmth and fireworks whose proximity erred on the side of exciting rather than H&S. - but we were outside, in the mountains and it was cold! We all loved Kerala and (particularly) its people and were left with a determination to see more of India. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2018 by

The highlight was Seeing wild elephants in Periyar Tiger Reserve. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2018 by

Our stay at The Leaf hotel in Munnar, including New Year's Eve. Even without alcohol we had a wonderful evening with local dancers and drummers, a lovely buffet meal and then we all danced up until midnight when we were entertained by a wonderful firework display. It was wonderful seeing the tea plantations and visiting the Tea Museum. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2012 by

It was the holiday of a lifetime and there were so many memorable parts. Trekking in the nature reserve at Periyar and having a very close shave with wild elephants was one of them!...Wonderful! We really had the best holiday ever. So much to see and do and the food was incredible. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2012 by

Memorable parts of the holiday - There were too many to mention, but floating on the backwaters at sunset, felt pretty magical. Read full review

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