Kerala – God’s Own Country Small Group Tour

India

Kerala – God’s Own Country Small Group Tour

A wonderful journey of discovery travelling through God’s Own Country, as the Keralans fondly call their eclectic state. Explore the vibrant city of Cochin, linger in the verdant green hill country, delight in cruising the fabled Backwaters before relaxing on the stunning beaches washed by the sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea.

9 days from £1,075.00 per person
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Marari - Cochin

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Day 1: Arrive Cochin Sunset Harbour Cruise

Saturday 5 December

Arrive Cochin in the morning. Afternoon at leisure. Evening sunset harbour cruise, if the tide is right - watch the intriguing Chinese fishing nets at work. Two nights at Casino Hotel or similar.

Accommodation: Casino Hotel – Kochi

Day 2: Cochin Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Kathakali Dance

Sunday 6 December

Morning sightseeing includes the Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica & Jewish Synagogue. Afternoon at leisure. Evening spectacular Kathakali dance performance. B

Day 3: To Munnar

Monday 7 December

Wonderful scenic drive to Munnar. Endless expanse of tea plantations and forest-clad mountains make this the perfect escape. Two nights at Tea Harvester or similar. B

Accommodation: Tea Harvester – Munnar

Day 4: Plantation Walking Tour

Tuesday 8 December

Morning guided walking tour to tea plantations followed with visit to Tea Museum, to learn about the history of the traditional ‘cuppa’. B

Day 5: Drive to Periyar

Wednesday 9 December

Morning drive to Periyar. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Periyar. Overnight at Cardamom County or similar. B

Accommodation: Cardamom County Resort – Periyar

Day 6: To Houseboat

Thursday 10 December

Early morning drive to Alleppey. Board traditional rice boat converted into a Houseboat (a Kettuvalam). Day cruising the backwaters. Overnight on an air-conditioned houseboat. B, L, D

Accommodation: Houseboat

Day 7: To Marari

Friday 11 December

Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Mararikulam. Two nights at Marari Sands beach resort. B

Accommodation: Marari Sands Resort

Day 8: Marari

Saturday 12 December

Day at leisure. B

Day 9: Depart from Cochin

Sunday 13 December

Drive to Cochin and fly back home.

Looking to extend your holiday? Contact our consultants today for your options. B

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Dates & Prices

Dates Price per person (Double/Twin share) Single room supplement
05-13 Dec 2020 £1,075.00 £525.00
09-17 Jan 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
16-24 Jan 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
06-14 Feb 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
20-28 Feb 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
06-14 Mar 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
13-21 Mar 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00
20-28 Mar 2021 £1,075.00 £525.00

What our clients say

Both Chris and I want to say thank you so much for a wonderful experience. The organisation was incredible everything ran like clockwork which considering the amount of travelling and different people involved was stunning, the guides and agents outstanding and we have had some wonderful experiences and made some wonderful memories. The balance of the trip was spot on. We will not hesitate to…

Karen and Chris - India Holiday