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The Best of Kerala Tour (8 nights, 9 days)

This 8 night, 9 day trip takes you to see the best Kerala has to offer, from a stunning houseboat trip, to museums and temples, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary and the hill stations renowned for their tea plantations.

What’s included?

  • Hotel or homestay accommodation
  • Private car & driver
  •  Our prices are for 2 people on a double / twin sharing basis

For a quote on this tour, please contact us +44(0)207 503 6204 or send us an enquiry with your dates.

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Day 1 – Kovalam Beach

Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam, Kerala

Arrive at Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) the regional capital of Kerala by plane, train or car.

Transfer to Kovalam and check into your accommodation

You’ll have the rest of the day free to relax, enjoy the beach, or perhaps indulge in an Ayurvedic spa treatment for which the local area is renowned.

Stay overnight at Kovalam in your choice of accommodation.

Day 2 – Trivandrum

Trivandrum City TourAfter breakfast, begin a tour Trivandrum taking in the city’s most famous sites including Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace (Horse Palace), Napier Museum and Srichitra Art Gallery.

After a full day, taking your lunch in the city. you’ll return to Kovalam with the evening free to enjoy the beach again, staying a second night in your chosen accommodation.

Day 3 – Backwaters

Kerala Houseboat Tour - 1 Night

After breakfast you’ll travel to Alleppey and the Kerala backwaters where you’ll board a genuine Kettuvalam houseboat with its characteristic thatched roof and unqiue eco-friendly construction, for a one day cruise.

You’ll travel peacefully through the backwaters and its intricate network of canals, then enjoy an evening meal on board before staying overnight on your boat.

This is an experience not to be missed!

Day 4 – Kumarakom

Kumarakom Day TripAt 9.30am after breakfast you’ll travel to Kumarakom, on the banks of Vembanad lake, in the midst of paddy fields and coconut groves. You’ll have the whole day at leisure to explore the island, including sights such as the Taj Retreat Hotel and guided canoe trips (you won’t have to do the rowing!) to the 14 acre Kumarakom bird sanctuary.

You’ll spend the night at Kumarakom.

Day 5 – Thekkady

Thekkady Wildlife SanctuaryAfter breakfast, you’ll travel to Thekkady, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary, where you’ll have the opportunity to see herds of wild elephants, langurs, sambhar and – the most cherished wildlife sight here – the Indian tiger.

You’ll stay overnight in Thekkady.

Day 6 – Munnar

Munnar Hill StationIn the morning go for a wildlife safari by boat in the sanctuary, then travel to Munnar one of the finest hill stations in India.

You’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy the peace of this remarkable hill station, and dine at leisure before staying overnight.

Day 7 – Munnar

Munnar sightseeingAfter breakfast you’ll visit Rajamalai national park, home to an endangered species of mountain goat, lion-tailed macaques, elephants, langurs and the Atlas moth.

You’ll visit Mattipetti Dam, then Eravikulam National Park with the opportunity of spotting Indian porcupine, the mongoose, wild dogs, martens, otters and elephants. Lastly you’ll visit the sedate Kundala lake, home to the Neelakurinji, a shrub which blossoms once every 12 years. As if in recompense though, the cherry trees, blossom twice a year here.

Your spend your evening at Munnar.

Day 8 – Kochi (Cochin)

Chinese Fishing Nets in CochinTravelling to Kochi, you’ll experience the rich variety of cultures that came together with the spice trade in Cochin from 14th century onwards. You’ll visit St Francis church, the oldest European church in India as well as the splendid Paradesi Synagogue and then the Mattancherry Palace (also known as the Dutch Palace) where you’ll see a variety of murals, portraits and art exhibits.

Finally, you’ll be able to witness the spectacular chinese fishing nets, a typically Keralan form of shoreside fishing with counterweights and large elegant nets, before returning to your hotel.

Day 9 – Departure

Departure from Cochin AirportAfter breakfast, you’ll check out and transfer to Cochin airport, taking with you rich memories of  the very best that this extraordinary region can offer you.

For a quote on this tour, please contact us +44(0)207 503 6204 or send us an enquiry with your dates.

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Best of Kerala Tour Prices

Rates to 30th September 2013

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £740

Rate with Boutique Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price:£785

For a quote on this tour, please contact us +44(0)207 503 6204 or send us an enquiry with your dates.

Request availability

1st October 2013 – 31st March 2014

(excluding 20th Dec’13 to 10 Jan’14)

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £775

Rate with Boutique Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £1,150

Request availability

20th Dec – 10 Jan 2014

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £1,015

Rate with Boutique Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £1,416

There will be supplementary charges for tours including Diwali (1st & 2nd Nov), Christmas Eve & New year’s Eve.

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Best of Kerala Tour Package 8 Nights / 9 Days



Rate valid up to 30th September 2013.

 

Rate with Homestays
Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis
Price: £740


Rate with Boutique Hotels
Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis
Price:£785

 

Rate valid from 1st October to 31st March (excluding 20th Dec’13 to 10 Jan’14)

Rate with Homestays
Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis
Price: £775


Rate with Hotels
Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis
Price: £1,150

Best of Kerala Tour Package 8 Nights / 9 Days

Rate valid up to 30th September 2013.

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £740

Rate with Boutique Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price:£785

Rate valid from 1st October to 31st March (excluding 20th Dec’13 to 10 Jan’14)

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £775

Rate with Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £1,150