Description

With the Arabian Sea on one side, the towering Western Ghats on the other and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. With a great climate, long shoreline with sublime beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, magical festivals and cultural monuments, this is a great area of India to visit and on this tour you will see the best of it.

Day 1
Arrive Cochin

On arrival at Cochin you will be met by one of our tour representatives and driven to your hotel. Take some time to relax after the journey then go out and explore. Cochin is an amalgam of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast. Tonight you will be taken to see a colourful performance by the local Kathakali Dance group. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 2
Sightseeing of Cochin and drive to Thekkady

Today begin a half-day tour of Cochin. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city, known as the Gateway to Kerala. The twin cities of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry have an extraordinary wealth of old colonial architecture spanning the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras. Visit Fort Cochin and the Mattancherry or Dutch Palace, with its fine collection of murals. Later drive to Thekkady and check in to your hotel near Periyar, one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India.

Day 3
Thekkady

This morning enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, Indian bison, wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations here are wonderful. End the day with an elephant ride at a plantation. Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 4
Thekkady to Kumarakom

This morning you have some free time to see more of the sights around Thekkady before beginning the three hour drive to Kumarakom where you check in to your hotel on arrival. Time to explore on your own or relax before being taken on a memorable evening boat ride on Vembanade Lake where you can watch the exotic birds and wildlife as the sun goes down. Overnight in Kumarakom.

Day 5
Kumarakom to Mararikulam

A more leisurely day today with time to see more of the sights in Kumarakom before being picked up from your hotel for the short drive to the nearby town of Mararikulam where you will be staying for the next two nights. Then for the rest of the day and evening you can explore on your own, possibly getting a taste for Kerala cuisine by trying some of the spicy local foods at one of many nearby restaurants.

Day 6
Mararikulam

A full day at leisure to appreciate all that Maraikulum has to offer. There are lots of things to see and do here and popular Marari Beach is a great tourist attraction offering plenty of water sports opportunities. As this is your last full day of the tour it is a good time to relax and reflect on all that you have seen and done and your final chance to try some of that wonderful Kerala cuisine at one of the restaurants.

Day 7
Mararikulam to Cochin

Today your wonderful tour around this beautiful area of south west India comes to an end. Possibly time for one last swim, some souvenir shopping or sightseeing before being picked up and taken to the local airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. This short trip makes a great add on to any longer visit to India and can be combined with other tours to different parts of the sub continent.

Special offers including flights

Save 10%

Discover the revered natural beauty of Kerala on this incredible

7 nights fr £1499pp

Save 10%

PLUS breakfast included

Kerala Tour

Discover the revered natural beauty of Kerala on this incredible

7 nights fr £1499pp

Includes flights
:

Valid for deps 01 Oct - 07 Dec 2017

Tour details 7 days

Standard fr £661pp
Valid between: 01/05/2017 - 30/09/2017

Tour Highlights

  • Cochin
  • Thekkady
  • Kumarakom
  • Mararikulam

Included:

  • 06 nights’ Accommodation
  • Buffet Breakfast at all places.
  • All ground transportation by AC TOYOTA INNOVA
  • sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance fee to monuments for sightseeing
  • Kathakali Dance in Cochin
  • Boat Ride on Lake Periyar (seat in boat basis)
  • Spice Plantation visit in Thekkady
  • Porterage at entry and exit points in India

Not included:

  • Any meal unless specified
  • International/domestic airfare.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Airports tax and travel insurance etc.

TRUSTED REVIEWS
See what 35 customers thought of Kerala

Third or fourth time we have used DialAFlight and all was as good as usual. We will use again.

|
Flew to Kochi

Vey good service and very smooth arrangements.

|
Flew to Kochi

Looked after really well in Kerala. Hotels were great and service fantastic.

|
Flew to Kochi

Have used DialAFlight before and would use them again due to good telephone contact and efficiency.

|
Flew to Kochi

Cameron was fantastic!

|
Flew to Kochi

Very helpful

|
Flew to Kochi

A seriously good service - thank you

|
Flew to Kochi

Thanks to Trevor and the DialAFlight team for the usual top service - great trip

|
Flew to Kochi

Thank you to Brian for his excellent service and attention.

|
Flew to Kochi

Very pleased with your service. Thank you.

|
Flew to Kochi

All good and happy to use your service again.

|
Flew to Kochi

Very happy. Will use again. I like the quick telephone response, U.K. Switchboard, and personal touches. Will use again

|
Flew to Kochi

Fab staff, nothing too much trouble

|
Flew to Kochi

It felt like a personal service and Ross, in particular, was very helpful

|
Flew to Kochi

The Etihad flights you booked us on to Kochi were great. Etihad is a great airline, please continue to recommend them to your clients.

|
Flew to Kochi

Always polite, friendly and helpful especially when making repeat calls about the same flight. I was unsure of dates and routes and the team were patient and well informed with advice and I was directed back to the same individual where possible each time, which seems rare with companies now. App also works very well keeping all your info to hand.

|
Flew to Kochi

It was particularly nice and helpful to speak to a real person and not have to navigate endless menus before doing so. And it was nice to speak to the same person on different occasions.

|
Flew to Kochi

Great flights and no problems apart from the fact I wrenched my back badly going for the gate in Dubai and had to be taken off the plane in a wheelchair in Manchester! All OK now. Will definitely use you again.

|
Flew to Kochi

Top service as always!

|
Flew to Kochi

Warren did a fab job! Many thanks

|
Flew to Kochi

DialAFlight found me an excellent price for my flights and then followed it up with really personalised service.

|
Flew to Kochi

Amazingly well researched regarding the hotel and transport from the hotel to airport in India.

|
Flew to Kochi

Every time I fly, I use Dialaflight because of the excellent service provided especially from Sebatstian. I recommend you to all of my travelling friends

|
Flew to Kochi

As usual, you guys more than delivered. Excellent service thanks to Lucas. Bring on our next trip!

|
Flew to Kochi

Very pleased with everything you arranged for us. Many thanks

|
Flew to Kochi

Amazing service and constant communication. Thank you.

|
Flew to Kochi

Great service. Thanks

|
Flew to Kochi

You are always helpful and efficient and send reminders in a timely fashion - great service

|
Flew to Kochi

We had a wonderful holiday - thank you so much for organising everything

|
Flew to Kochi

Perfect flights and thank you so much to Tristan. I recommend DialAFlight in general and Tristan in particular to all my friends or anyone who wants to book long-haul flights. Many thanks again.

|
Flew to Kochi