- The Intrepid Experience
- About Intrepid
- Booking Intrepid
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.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
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.
What's included in this trip
Southern India Family Holiday SummaryAdd to Shortlist
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.
Home to one of the most visited temples in India, Guruvayur is a fascinating place to join the pilgrims and and witness the spiritual side of the town.
The emerald-green hills, tranquil tea plantations, misty valleys and gushing rivers of Munnar are a world away from the busy cities of India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travellers who experienced this trip have rated it…
99% of travellers say they would travel with us again.
More trips like this...
Intrepid Express newsletter features stories from our travellers and staff, special offers and the chance to win a free trip every fortnight.Subscribe to Express today
Order a 2014 brochure
Africa to Antarctica, Trekking to Sailing, Food to Family trips - your next adventure starts with an Intrepid Travel brochure.Order a brochure