Southern India Family Holiday Overview

Cruise along Kerala’s beautiful backwaters, wander through spice fields, explore tropical forests, visit ancient palaces and relax on idyllic beaches for a blissful family holiday.

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    • HHFR
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,440
      CAD $1,485
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €995
      GBP £840
      NZD $1,610
      ZAR R14,565
      CHF FR1,195
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Soak up southern India’s tropical charm and laidback atmosphere

Take the family away on a relaxing holiday in southern India. This south-west corner of India is a tropical paradise filled with Hindu temples, hill stations, pretty villages, lush green forests and tranquil backwaters. The adventure starts in beautiful spice-scented Cochin and drifts gently through Kerala. Make friends with a rural family over a meal and learn about local cultural traditions. Get up close to the glorious elephants that the region is known for and return home relaxed after a houseboat cruise. Finally, enjoy the Indian Ocean’s beaches to end this unforgettable getaway in style.

  • Be amazed by Shiva’s bedtime rituals
  • Cruise through Malabar’s beautiful backwaters
  • Explore wildlife rich jungle
  • Go on a nature walk in search of monkeys
  • Interact with playful elephants at an animal sanctuary
  • Relax on pristine golden-sand beaches
  • Visit a local family for lunch
  • Watch sunset on a harbour cruise

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cochin, India
  • Finish:

    Kovalam, India
  • Group size:

    Min 2 , Max 18
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (11 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Kochi - Fort Kochi sightseeing, Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple, Periyar NP Walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    288kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. 2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old. 3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 15 years of age at time of travel.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,440
    CAD $1,485
    AUD $1,495
    EUR €995
    GBP £840
    NZD $1,610
    ZAR R14,565
    CHF FR1,195
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $102
    CAD $106
    AUD $106
    EUR €71
    GBP £60
    NZD $115
    ZAR R1,040
    CHF FR85
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Southern India Family Holiday Summary

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Days 1-2 Kochi

As a centre for the spice trade for centuries, cosmopolitan Kochi has an intriguing mix of cultural influences from both the Indian continent and overseas.

Day 3 Thattekad

This morning we head to Thattekad, home of the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries.

Days 4-5 Munnar

The emerald-green hills, tranquil tea plantations, misty valleys and gushing rivers of Munnar are a world away from the busy cities of India.

Days 6-7 Madurai

With incredible temple complexes and a recorded history going back to the 3rd century BC, Madurai has some wonderful buildings and heritage sites to discover.

Days 8-9 Periyar National Park

Periyar is an area of Kerala famed for its spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary, which is home to tigers and elephants, among other creatures, and beautiful scenery.

Days 10-11 Malabar Backwaters

A complex system of lagoons and canals, the Malabar Backwaters are lined with swaying palms and peaceful villages that rely on these waterways for trade and communication.

Days 12-14 Kovalam

With three lovely beaches, Kovalam is a little slice of Indian paradise with coconut trees swaying in the breeze and cerulean waters lapping the shores.
    • 14
    • HHFR
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,440
      CAD $1,485
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €995
      GBP £840
      NZD $1,610
      ZAR R14,565
      CHF FR1,195
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Family
    • Original
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