South India Highlights Itinerary

Dial things back a notch in the meandering Kerala backwaters on this short Intrepid trip.

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Traditional wooden houseboat floating along river in Kerala

Local men canoeing along narrow river through heavy greenery

Local man canoeing in Kerala surrounded by reflections

Days 1-2 Kochi

Discover the maritime ambience and colonial history of Fort Kochi on an orientation walk. Enjoy an evening performance of traditional Kathakali dance, a drama that unfolds the great Indian epics through controlled movements and nuanced facial expressions.
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Day 3 Kerala Backwaters Homestay

Long before roads criss-crossed the state of Kerala, the backwaters provided transport highways for the locals. Make new friends, learn about local life and enjoy traditional Keralan home cooking on a homestay.
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Day 4 Backwaters Houseboat

Cruise the Keralan canals aboard a traditional rice barge. Soak up the serenity, view prolific birdlife and watch lush, fertile landscapes glide by.
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Day 5 Kochi

Travel back to Kochi and say goodbye to the splendour of Kerala.