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Classic Kerala Overview
Adventure through beautiful India on a classic Kerala tour.
Travel to India and embark on this Classic Kerala tour from Kochi to Kovalam Beach. Lush, tropical southern India is charming, captivating and hospitable. Discover a thousand shades of green and share smiles with the friendly local people. Experience the culture, religion and history of this region in its small rural towns, quaint fishing villages and scented spice plantations. This is a fabulous part of India and Classic Kerala follows the road less travelled - without sacrificing too many creature comforts.
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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.
The emerald-green hills, tranquil tea plantations, misty valleys and gushing rivers of Munnar are a world away from the busy cities of India.
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.
With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.
Blessed by dramatic cliffs falling into the Arabian sea, Varkala is an unassuming town with a relaxed feel and some great temples, beaches and eateries.
Incredibly, the history of Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram) dates back to 1000BC, and its lovely coastline and quaint town centre are fascinating places to explore. 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.
Classic Kerala Reviews
Our Classic South India trips score an average of 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Classic South India, April 2014
This is he 8th trip I have booked with intrepid and was told that in fact the company Peregrine were responsible for the trip. The whole experience was nowhere near as good as the trips I have been on before. I was told that from now on, Peregrine will be responsible for the Comfort trips, Intrepid for the Original trips and Toucan for the basic trips. Unless Peregrine improve, I will not travel with them again.
Review submitted 27/05/2014
Classic South India, April 2014
Overall impressions: a trip for oldies, which is not how I usually think of a Intrepid (I now know that this was operated by Peregrine; lovely scenery and cool locations; trip pace a little slow; great southern food.
Review submitted 15/05/2014
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