KERALA KALEIDOSCOPE

On the south-western coast of India lies the state of Kerala; a land of spices, tea and teak plantations, and coconut groves. Immerse yourself in Cochin’s fascinating history that saw the likes of Vasco da Gama and other early explorers plant a foothold in India. Enjoy the beautiful Western Ghats Mountains that rise inland from the Arabian Sea when visiting plantations in a hill station. Spend time appreciating the great bio-diversity while taking boat rides and guided walks through the bird and animal-filled Periyar National Park. This sublime journey finishes in the backwaters of relaxing Kumarakom where you’ll enjoy staying on board a typical and luxurious houseboat; drinking in Kerala’s special ambiance.

Request for Quote Itineraries

ITINERARY | PREFERRED HOTELS

Day 1

Arrive Cochin

Arriving at Cochin’s International Airport you are greeted by our staff who will transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to relax this cultural capital of Kerala.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 2 Nights.

Day 2

Cochin

Our morning sightseeing tour of Cochin includes visiting the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, St Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue then to see the iconic Chinese Fishing nets that are still in use on the Arabian Sea coast. The afternoon is at leisure allowing time to explore on your own before enjoying a live performance at Kathkali Dance theatre this evening.

Day 3

Cochin - Munnar

After breakfast we drive to Munnar (140 km/3 hrs), the only hill station found in Kerala and famous for its tea and spice plantations. Upon arrival at your hotel the rest of the day is free to stroll around Munnar and visit a tea plantation to sip some fresh tea. Overnight at your selected hotel

Day 4

Munnar - Periyar

Before leaving Munnar, enjoy a nature walk around your hotel then drive to Periyar (110 km/2 hrs). After checking in, enjoy a thrilling game viewing boat ride on Lake Periyar in the Periyar National Park, keeping watch for elephants, gaur and the park’s many species of birds. For added excitement there is the option of going into the park with a forest ranger looking for game during a night patrol. Overnight at your selected hotel

Day 5

Periyar - Kumarakom

Early this morning go on a “nature walk” inside the park accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable tribal guide. Then after breakfast we drive south to Kumarakom (140 km/4 hrs). This is one of the most enchanting villages of Kerala on the banks of the Vembanad Lake where after checking in to your hotel we take you on a sunset cruise on the lake to appreciate the area’s natural beauty.

Accommodation: At your selected hotel – 2 Nights

Day 6

Kumarakom

The whole day is at leisure to pursue independent activities.

Day 7

Kumarakom - Houseboat

After another morning at leisure, we transfer you to the dock prior to boarding one of this region’s comfortable houseboats. Enjoy the balance of the day floating through the meandering backwaters of this vast lake before anchoring for the night. Dinner and overnight on Houseboat.

Day 8

Houseboat - Cochin - Onward Destination

Following breakfast on board, your cruise continues passing by lush green spice plantations and local villages. Disembarking at about 11.00am, we drive you back to Cochin airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Explore your TRAVEL DESTINATION like never before.