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Kerala Tour, Backwater & Hill Stations (5 nights, 6 days)

This 5 night, 6 day Kerala tour is a shorter tour for those wishing to see as much as possible in less than a week.

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 preferred dates.

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Day 1 – Cochin to Kumarakom

Kumarakom Day TripOn arrival at Cochin airport, you’ll transfer to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a beautiful, small island in the Kerala back waters characterised by vast paddy fields, coconut groves and the fabulous Kettuvalam thatched houseboats.
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 stay overnight on the island.

Day 2 – Thekkady

Thekkady Wildlife SanctuaryAfter breakfast, you’ll travel to Thekkady, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary.

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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – Departure

Departure from Cochin AirportAfter breakfast, you’ll check out and transfer to Cochin airport, taking with you beautiful memories of  this extraordinary part of India.

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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Rates to 30th September 2013

Rate with Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £510

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £485

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1st October 2013 to 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: £570

Rate with Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £695

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20th December 2013 to 10 January 2014

Rate with Homestays

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £715

Rate with Hotels

Tour cost for two people on double/twin sharing basis

Price: £900

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

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