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.

    • 14
    • HHFR
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,260
      CAD $1,345
      AUD $1,395
      EUR €970
      GBP £835
      NZD $1,655
      ZAR R12,695
      CHF FR1,195
      *
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Southern India Family Holiday .

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Trip Validity

  • 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.

  • Be amazed by Shiva’s bedtime rituals
  • Cruise through Malabar’s beautiful backwaters
  • Enjoy Cochin’s easy-going pace
  • Explore wildlife rich jungle
  • Go on a nature walk in search of monkeys
  • Interact with playful elephants at an animal sanctuary
  • 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 16
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Guruvayur - Punathir Kota Elephant Camp, Kochi - Fort Kochi sightseeing, Kochi - Harbour cruise, Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple, Munnar - Eravikulam National Park, Periyar NP - Elephant camp, Periyar NP - Guided walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    320kg 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 11 or younger at the time of travel.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,260
    CAD $1,345
    AUD $1,395
    EUR €970
    GBP £835
    NZD $1,655
    ZAR R12,695
    CHF FR1,195
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $90
    CAD $96
    AUD $99
    EUR €69
    GBP £59
    NZD $118
    ZAR R906
    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 Guruvayur

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.

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 $1,260
      CAD $1,345
      AUD $1,395
      EUR €970
      GBP £835
      NZD $1,655
      ZAR R12,695
      CHF FR1,195
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer, Family
    • Original
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