Classic Kerala Tour

KERALA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Join other Solo Travellers on this amazing 9 day tour of ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala. Visit the cultural fishing village of Kumbalanghi in Cochin, marvel at the magnificent mountain scenery at the Munnar tea plantation, spice things up at the Thekkady spice plantation, visit Kerala’s largest freshwater lake in Kumarakom, explore the temples of Kollam and Kovalam and finally gaze at the paddy fields as you drift down Kerala’s famous backwaters on a houseboat for the night, feasting on backwater delicacies prepared by your own personal chef… what could be better? This Kerala tour is not to be missed.

Price from: £799.00

02 Dec 2017 – 10 Dec 2017

29 Mar 2018 – 05 Apr 2018

29 Nov 2018 – 07 Dec 2018

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Day 1 – Arrive Cochin

Your local tour guide will meet you at your hotel once you have checked-in. Begin your Kerala tour with a guided sightseeing trip around enchanting Cochin for the afternoon. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2 – Cochin / Kumbalanghi
After breakfast, you will proceed to Kumbalanghi for a 4-hour visit to India’s first ecotourism fishing village. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 3 – Cochin / Munnar
After breakfast you will leave the plains of Cochin and head for the hills. Munnar is Kerala’s tea plantation capital, its rolling hills and countless sholas make for beautiful scenery, which you will experience today as you trek through the lush green countryside. You will also visit a tea plantation and factory to see how the tea is grown, hand-picked and processed, and get to taste some of the best tea in the world.
Day 4 – Munnar / Thekkady
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Thekkady, home to the Periyar National Park. You will begin your tour of Thekkady with a visit to a spice plantation in the heart of the Cardamom Hills. Later, you will enjoy a boat cruise on Periyar Lake to view the varied wildlife of this region, followed by a bit of shopping at the spice market.
Day 5 – Thekkady / Kumarakom
After breakfast you will be headed for Kumarakom, home to Kerala’s largest fresh water lake. After you have checked-in to your hotel you will visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to local birds such as waterfowl, cuckoos, herons and water ducks, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes. You will then have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore Vembanad Lake and all its majestic canals.
Day 6 – Kumarakom / Alleppey
After breakfast you will be transferred to Alleppey. Today you will be staying in a fully furnished exotic houseboat, which will take you down Kerala’s serene backwaters. Watch and relax as rustic backwater life floats by, whilst treating yourself to a plate of backwater delicacies, prepared for you by your own personal chef. Overnight on the houseboat.
Day 7 - Alleppey / Kollam
After breakfast on the houseboat you will be transferred to Kollam, home to one of the oldest seaports in the Arabian Sea. Here you will get a taste of local village life and observe daily rituals at the city’s temples. You will also get to see local methods of fishing, brick making, mat weaving with coconut leaves, and visit local markets.
Day 8 – Kollam / Kovalam
For the last full day of your Kerala tour, you will procced to Kovalam to begin sightseeing in Kerala’s capital, Trivandrum. Here you will visit the Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple, a marvellous example of Dravidian architecture with exquisite stone carvings and pavilions with beautifully sculpted pillars. You will also visit the Napier Museum and the Srichithra Art Gallery, which houses masterpieces from Japan, China and Indonesia. Finally, you will visit a local market. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 9 – Depart Trivandrum
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE KERALA TOUR
  • Sharing a twin room in three star hotels with breakfast
  • All transportation with A/C
  • English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees to monuments and parks
  • All excursions/tours mentioned in itinerary
  • All currently applicable taxes
BOOKING PROCEDURE
  • Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Kerala tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
  • Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
  • The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
  • Flights are not included in the cost of this trip and will need to be booked separately. Please do not book flights until we have given the go-ahead. Feel free to ask us if you need any help with booking.
  • Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
  • Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Trip Type Discover

Group Size Maximum of 10

Physical Rating Moderate

Currency & Spending Money Rupees / Spending £25 and upwards per day

Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip.

Clothing The temperature remains pretty much the same all year round in Kerala, expect 27°C average. We recommend taking light, long sleeved tops and trousers as these are essential at religious sites and will also help protect from mosquito bites. You should also bring comfortable footwear.

Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel. We highly recommend sticking to bottled water for the duration of your trip.

Single Supplement £220

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We have a variety of Top Up Activities to choose from to make the most out of your travels. Your tour doesn’t have to end!

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