Famous for its use of natural remedies (Ayurveda), Kerala also known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is worlds away from the hustle & bustle of the major cities in India. A diversity of landscapes takes you from golden sandy beaches to hill stations and aromas of tea and spices to sounds of gushing waterfalls and the tranquillity of floating down the backwaters on an old-style houseboat. 
 
This tour offers you some of the highlights of this wonderful paradise – from Cochin with its natural harbour to Periyar the ‘spice country’ and Kumarakom with its beautiful backwaters to Marari Beach resort an ideal way to end any holiday! 
 

Best Months to Travel: 

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec. 

Region: 

15 days 

Suitable for: 

Wildlife, family, couples, culture 

Itinerary 

 
Board your international flight to Cochin 
 
 
Our local representatives will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. You can either spend the rest if the day at leisure or walk around to see this beautiful town by the sea. 
Overnight Brunton Boatyard 
 
 
Your own guide will accompany you on a tour of Cochin. Some of the sites visited on this tour are the Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church & the Dutch Palace. In the afternoon enjoy a harbour cruise around Cochin Harbour. Later this evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance show with dinner at a local theatre. 
Overnight Brunton Boatyard (B,D) 
 
 
Enjoy this picturesque drive past waterfalls and through stunning tea plantations to Periyar. On arrival check in to your hotel Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Spice Village (B) 
 
 
Today you will visit the Periyar National park and enjoy a boat ride in the lake. An early visit is ideal as the forest comes to life then and you have more chance of seeing many kinds of birds and monkeys. Also a boat trip on the lake is a good way of seeing Elephants and deer. 
Afternoon is free to visit one of many spice plantations in the area, a highly enjoyable experience seeing how pepper and nutmeg are harvested. 
Overnight Spice Village (B) 
 
 
This morning your driver will take you back towards the West coast to Kumarakom. On arrival check in to your hotel In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the Vembanad Lake. 
Overnight Coconut Lagoon (B) 
 
 
Full day is at leisure to relax and unwind. Overnight Coconut Lagoon (B) 
 
 
Full day is at leisure to relax and unwind. Overnight Coconut Lagoon (B) 
 
 
Drive to the Jetty for an overnight backwater cruise. Float through these unique backwaters of Kerala watching the friendly locals go about their daily life. You will also get t see many kinds of birds, temples and churches. Lunch and dinner will be freshly prepared onboard your houseboat using local produce and served at times convenient to you. 
Overnight Houseboat (B, L, D) 
 
 
After breakfast, disembark from your houseboat at the Jetty where your chauffer will be waiting for you to be transferred to Mararikulam. 
Overnight Marari Beach Resort (B) 
 
 
Spend the next 5 nights completely at leisure. 
Overnight Marari Beach Resort (B) 
 
 
You will be met at a pre-arranged time and driven to the Cochin airport for your flight home. 
 

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