Classic Kerala Overview

Travel to India and enjoy a classic Kerala tour. See hidden attractions in Kochi, explore Kerala's Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and relax on Varkala beach.

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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.

  • Cruise the twisting backwaters of Kerala
  • Indulge in a traditional Ayurvedic massage in Varkala
  • Watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea
  • Spot elephants in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Stroll through the eclectic Kochi attractions
  • Sip tea while soaking up spectacular scenery in Munnar
  • Relish the rich aromas of an Indian spice plantation

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kochi, India
  • Finish:

    Kovalam, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Heritage Property (2 nts), Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Boat tour, Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kerala - Ayurvedic massage, Kochi - Dutch Palace, Kochi - Fort Kochi sightseeing, Kochi - Jewish Synagogue, Kochi - Kathakali performance, Krishnapuram Palace, Mannarasala Nagaraja (Snake) Temple, Munnar - Tea Musuem, Periyar - Guided National Park wildlife walk, Periyar - Spice farm tour & dinner, Sivagiri Ashram

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    391kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1 This trip starts in Kochi on Day 1 at 1pm. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

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Day 1 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 2 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 3-4 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 5-6 Alleppey/Kerala Backwaters

With numerous canals linking the countryside and being the gateway to the gorgeous Kerala backwaters, life in Alleppey centres around the water.

Days 7-8 Varkala

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.

Days 9-10 Trivandrum/Kovalam Beach

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.
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