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Keralan spices and backwaters

India
Kochi - Periyar - Alleppey - Kumrakom - India

Duration

12 Day(s)

Includes

Tours and Excursions

Board Basis

Half-board

12 Day

Keralan spices and backwaters

From £ 1499/pp

OVERVIEW

Kerala is one of India’s most popular destinations. Located on India’s tropical Malabar coast, Kerala is famous for its palm-lined beaches, sleepy backwaters and home to tea, coffee, and spice plantations. 



Itinerary

The Keralan Spices & Backwaters tour explores some of the gems of this state.Learn about the traditions and culture of the Keralites in Kochi before heading out into the surrounding hills to witness the exotic wildlife and natural beauty of Periyar. We have included an unforgettable stay on board a traditional houseboat, an absolute must for visitors, cruise along the peaceful backwaters and catch a glimpse of local life along the shores.We round off the trip with a stay at a resort on the backwaters, take time to relax, enjoy a traditional ayurvedic massage and take in your surroundings.

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Arrival in Kochi
Day: 1 | Arrival in Kochi

Our staff will receive you on arrival

A warm welcome awaits your arrival in Kochi, meet your driver and travel in your private car to your centrally located hotel. In the evening enjoy a cruise aro... ...read more

Kochi
Day: 2 | Kochi

Take a tour around Kochi

This morning we explore Kochi by rickshaw, a great introduction to local life. Visit St. Francis Church, see the traditional Chinese fishing nets at work as we... ...read more

Kochi- Periyar
Day: 3 | Kochi- Periyar

We travel out of the city to the forests of Periyar

Today we begin our journey to Periyar. We make a brief stop along the way in Thekkady, which lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats of Kerala. Known for it... ...read more

Periyar
Day: 4 | Periyar

Explore the natural landscapes and wildlife of Periyar

Begin your day with a refreshing trek through the natural trails and explore the diverse habitats of the national park. Your guide will point out the variety o... ...read more

Periyar-Munnar
Day: 5 | Periyar-Munnar

Head to our next destination, Munnar

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before we commence on our journey to Munnar. The low flying clouds and mist filled valleys make Munnar a paradise for every natur... ...read more

Munnar
Day: 6 | Munnar

Today we explore Munnar, best known for its scenic beauty, and of course, tea.

Munnar was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. It lies 1600m above sea level and is surrounded by sprawling tea plantations. We make an... ...read more

Munnar-Alleppey
Day: 7 | Munnar-Alleppey

We travel back towards the coast to the sleepy backwaters of Alleppey and set sail on board your deluxe houseboat.

Take to the waters on board your personal houseboat, wind your way through the maze of waterways and enjoy this truly relaxing styl... ...read more

Alleppey
Day: 8 | Alleppey

Visit a farm in Kuttanad

Continue your journey along the backwaters. Perhaps stop of at a farm in Kuttanad, known as the rice bowl of Kerala because of the wealth of paddy crops, as we... ...read more

Alleppey - Kumarakom
Day: 9 | Alleppey - Kumarakom

Disembark and head back to the hotel

After a farewell breakfast on board we disembark and transfer to your hotel on the shores of beautiful Lake Vembanad. 


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Kumarakom
Day: 10 | Kumarakom

Day at leisure

Enjoy your day at the backwater resort in Kumarakom. Enjoy a massage or a quiet walk around this peaceful resort. 

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Kumarakom
Day: 11 | Kumarakom

Day at leisure before enjoying a sunset cruise.

Today is designed to give you time to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel. This evening set sail for a sunset cruise on La... ...read more

Day: 12 | Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Our tour would come to an end today. Prepare for checkout and our staff will assist you with transfer to the Cochin airport for you... ...read more

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