Classic Kerala

11 days

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Day 1
Depart the UK in the afternoon or evening for your flight to Cochin, via Dubai or Mumbai.
Day 2
This morning you will arrive into Cochin where you will be met by your private car and driver. You will be driven from the airport to Fort Cochin, the historic part of town, where you will be staying. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing.If you are feeling active, Fort Cochin can be explored on foot. The area is brimming with beautiful old buildings, boutiques and restaurants and has a burgeoning art scene. It's also arguably India's best preserved colonial landscapes home to old tea planters' bungalows, churches and village style greens.
Day 3
Today you will enjoy our Fort Cochin Heritage Walk, a perfect historical introduction into this beautiful town influenced by years of colonial rule. In the evening you may want to watch a traditional Kathakali dance show or alternatively a cookery lesson.
Day 4
Enjoy a scenic drive to Munnar today, a journey that should take you in the region of four hours. Munnar is a stunning region carpeted in tea plantations. This afternoon enjoy a visit to the tea museum.
Day 5
Explore this luminous region with our Top Station Valley Trek today, passing through the tea plantations, dense shola forests, mountain ridges and shola grasslands.
Day 6
Your driver will bring you back over the border into Kerala today, to Periyar National Park. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing in this jungle like environment.
Day 7
The day in Periyar. You may like to go on an early morning jungle walk or visit a local spice plantation.
Day 8
This morning will be an early start for a drive to Alleppey in the Backwaters, to board your overnight houseboat in time for lunch. The Backwaters is a fantastic collection of magestic lakes, lagoons and waterways that are sandwiched between the Arabian sea and Kerala's forested hills. Spend the remainder of your day cruising around the completely idyllic backwaters on board your traditional boat.
Day 9
This morning you will disembark from your boat after breakfast and you will be taken to a relaxing hotel on Marari Beach or in the Kerala Backwaters where you can simply relax.
Day 10
Enjoy today at leisure to relax or explore the local area.
Day 11
This morning your fantastic journey in Kerala comes to an end. You will be taken back to Cochin airport for your morning flight back to the UK, via Mumbai or Dubai.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Our Classic Kerala itinerary is a wonderful route through Kerala, one of India’s most friendly and beautiful destinations. The state is home to colonial Cochin, luminous tea plantations, the idyllic backwaters, wide sandy beaches and Periyar National Park. This is the perfect laid back introduction to India and so is ideal for first time visitors.

2 nights Cochin – 2 nights Munnar – 2 nights Periyar – 1 nights Kerala Houseboat – 2 nights relaxing at the end


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