Highlights of Kerala

A tropical paradise.

Kerala, Alleppey, Munnar, Kochi

16 days

£1799 per person

Trip Info

Overview

Highlights Of Kerala offers a tropical paradise famed for culture and people. Explore lush forests and green rolling hills to narrow backwaters and stunning beaches. Navigate the backwaters of Kerala by Houseboat and visit coconut groves and spice plantations.

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Day 1 - Lunch, Dinner

New Delhi Airport | New Delhi Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner at the hotel.

New Delhi Airport

New Delhi Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

New Delhi | Kochi

Morning: Arrive at Kochi, a major port city on the west coast of India, meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Kochi

Kochi

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kochi

Morning & Afternoon: Explore Kochi, also known as ‘the gateway to Kerala’, with your city guide.

Kochi

Kochi

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kochi | Munnar

Morning: Continue your tour of Kochi with a visit to Fort Cochin and Mattancherry (the Dutch Palace).

Afternoon: Drive to Munnar (1600m), the hill station surrounded by rich tropical rainforests.

Munnar

Munnar

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Munnar

Morning & Afternoon: Take a guided tour of the city and trek to tea plantations and the nearby village of Mattupetty.

Munnar

Munnar

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Munnar | Thekkady

Morning: Drive to Thekkady, the location of the Periyar National Park.

Afternoon: Use the rest of the day to explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and perhaps take the opportunity for a short walk to one of the many surrounding hill towns.

Thekaddy

Thekaddy

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thekkady | Madurai

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Madurai, across sate borders from Kerala to Tamil Nadu. Enjoy a tour of the city famous for it’s Meenakshi Temple, around which the town was built in the shape of a lotus.

Maduri

Maduri

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Madurai | Rameshwaram | Madurai

Morning & Afternoon: Visit Rameshwaram, one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in India, no visit is complete without taking a trip to this holy island. The highlights are the temples that bejewel this holy land. Explore the grandeur and return to Madurai by evening.

Maduri

Maduri

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Madurai | Kovalam

Morning & Afternoon: Today make you way to Kovalam, after the rich and rewarding tour so far it’s time to relax at the beach. The rest of the day is free.

Kovalam

Kovalam

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kovalam

Morning & Afternoon: Day is is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and hospitality.

Kovalam

Kovalam

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kovalam

Morning & Afternoon: Day is is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and hospitality.

Kovalam

Kovalam

Day 12 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kovalam | Kumarakom

Morning: Set off to Kumarakom, a picturesque village on the shores of Lake Vembanad and gateway to the backwaters of Kerala.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free or visit the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom

Day 13 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kumarakom | Kottayam | Alleppey

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Kottayam and embark your houseboat. Float through the coconut fringed canals and watch the world go by. Enjoy your freshly prepared meals on board and spend the night.

Alleppey

Alleppey

Day 14 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alleppy | Kochi | Marari Beach

Morning: Disembark your houseboat and transfer to Marari Beach a special place where you can unwind completely.

Marari Beach

Marari Beach

Day 15 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kochi | New Delhi

Morning: Transfer to Cochin International Airport for your flight to New Delhi.

Afternoon: Spend one night in New Delhi.

New Delhi

New Delhi

Day 16 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

New Delhi Hotel | New Delhi Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to New Delhi Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

New Delhi Airport

New Delhi Airport

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • Air conditioned private car throughout
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

  • International flights – read about our flight advice
  • Travel insurance – read more
  • Personal expenses e.g. gifts, alcohol
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips – read more
  • Please allow £15 to £25 per day for lunches and dinners not included.

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, less services or the quality may not be as good.

  • Day 1
    New Delhi Airport | New Delhi Hotel
  • Day 2
    New Delhi | Kochi
  • Day 3
    Kochi
  • Day 4
    Kochi | Munnar
  • Day 5
    Munnar
  • Day 6
    Munnar | Thekkady
  • Day 7
    Thekkady | Madurai
  • Day 8
    Madurai | Rameshwaram | Madurai
  • Day 9
    Madurai | Kovalam
  • Day 10
    Kovalam
  • Day 11
    Kovalam
  • Day 12
    Kovalam | Kumarakom
  • Day 13
    Kumarakom | Kottayam | Alleppey
  • Day 14
    Alleppy | Kochi | Marari Beach
  • Day 15
    Kochi | New Delhi
  • Day 16
    New Delhi Hotel | New Delhi Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday not knowing but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 30min

Language: Malayalam

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Kathakali – Indian Story Play

 

 

 

When to Go to Kerala

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Highlights of Kerala

January to May or September to December are the best times to go to avoid the heat and humidity of the monsoon.

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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