India – Classical Kerala

This 7-night journey is great for experiencing God’s own country, including stunning spice-filled slopes, beautifully green rice fields, Kerala’s backwaters, animals, and lush countryside. Enjoy a spectacular stay on a traditional houseboat for an unforgettable adventure.

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A quick trip to God’s own country, complete with spice-filled slopes, beautifully green rice fields, Kerala’s backwaters, wildlife, and lush countryside. Kochi, where the tour begins, is an island cluster with one of the best natural ports in the world. Munnar, an exotic hill station frozen in time amidst sprawling tea plantations; Thekkady, a wildlife reserve; and Kumarakom, which sleeps on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake with its numerous canals, streams, and distributaries that weave an intricate and enthrallingly beautiful web, all contribute to making this a most enjoyable itinerary.

Trip Highlights

  • Evening Kathakali Ceremony in Kochi
  • Half-day Munnar Sightseeing Tour
  • Boat Ride in Thekkady
  • Thekkady Spice Plantation Tour

Hotel Information


The Casino Hotel is a landmark in Cochin where travellers may experience authenticity through diverse cultures. The architecture of this hotel combines heritage with contemporary. The Casino Hotel has standard rooms, luxurious suites, and a non-smoking section on the main level. This hotel employs environmentally friendly measures in its daily operations. The Casino Hotel’s notable amenities include the restaurants, the shop, where visitors may buy local clothing, literature, and handicrafts, and the well-equipped gym for exercises and Ayurvedic treatments. The Casino Hotel combines leisure and wellness to provide guests with a well-balanced stay.

The board basis will be on Bed & Breakfast


The Tall Trees Resorts is nestled on a beautiful hillside among misty mountains and evergreen forests, not far from South India’s most sought-after wildlife sanctuaries and adjacent to one of the most popular hill stations on the Western Ghats. It is a one-of-a-kind 66-acre property that has successfully kept the pristine nature without disrupting the delicate ecological balance, despite the fact that all modern amenities are elegantly placed in each of the well-appointed cottages nestled among the foliage. The resort area is covered with stretches of conserved wilderness, carefully cultivated cardamom plantations, babbling streams, rocky formations, damp and green with moss and lichens, and countless orchids and wildflowers.

The board basis will be on Bed & Breakfast


Muthoot Cardamom County is located between the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, with its lush highland forest and wetlands habitat, and a spice-trading hill station town. It is a short walk from both the Periyar entrance and the settlement. All of the rooms and cottages have expansive views of the reserve. Ayura Spa, the resort’s health centre, offers therapies and yoga programmes. Nature walks, jungle patrols, border trekking, bamboo rafting, tribal heritage tours and Periyar tiger trails, bullock cart rides, and elephant park excursions are all carbon-neutral activities organised by Muthoot Cardamom County. Other carbon-neutral activities offered by the resort include full-day Jeep safaris, plantation tours, and visits to Gavi and Grampi.

The board basis will be on Bed & Breakfast


The hotel has excellent access to the city centre as it is close to the Sector 21 Metro station. The Kerala houseboats take guests on a journey over the beautiful waterways. The kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortable outfitted with an open salon, one or two bath attached bedrooms, and a kitchenette, and are exceptionally eco-friendly, seamlessly blending into the landscape. Every houseboat has a crew of three persons, generally a cook, guide, and oarsman. The Deluxe Houseboat contains two bedrooms, each with one bed, and can accommodate up to two passengers per room. Then there are two more bedrooms, each with two beds, accommodating four travellers per room. Finally, there is 1 bedroom with 3 beds that may accommodate up to 6 passengers.

The board basis will be on Full Board


Backwater Ripples is a lovely resort set on ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Vembanadu Lake. The facility has 34 cottages and executive suites. Its cottages have modern amenities including a mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, stylish bathrooms, and a private garden. The Backwater Ripples is an excellent family holiday spot. A swimming pool, a fitness centre, a spa, and a handicraft shop are all available.

The board basis will be on Bed & Breakfast


Fly from UK Departure point overnight to Cochin.

Day 2 :

Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. You will be assisted to your transfer and to your hotel where you will check in for your stay.

Cochin (Kochi) is a beautiful city stretched across islands and promontories between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. In 1341, a flood formed a natural safe port that became the primary port for the Malabar Coast's spice trade.

Overnight: Cochin.

Day 3 :

The Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays) features some of India's most stunning murals, and the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) is located in the centre of the Jewish Town. See St. Francis Church (closed on Sundays), where Vasco da Gama was buried, and Santa Cruz Church, which has a pastel-colored interior and carved wooden panels. Chinese traders are thought to have brought the Chinese fishing nets to Kochi.

Witness the Classical Indian Dance Show - Kathakali, Kerala's classical play - in the evening.

Overnight: Cochin.

After breakfast today, drive to Munnar (130 km / 4 hours). When you arrive at Munnar, check into your hotel.

Munnar is a nature lover's dream. Munnar is a tranquil and restful resort nestled in the beautiful and serene Kannan Devan Hills. It's a charming little utopia with a chilly bracing climate, thanks to panoramic vistas of low-flying clouds and mist-filled valleys. Pioneering planters carved it out of wild woodlands a century ago. Within its isolated and aged churches, which are gracious stone constructions with antique chandeliers and rosewood pews. Anaimudi, South India's tallest peak, is a little further on.

After that, go to the Tata Tea Museum.

Overnight: Munnar

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Munnar to Thekkady.

Upon arrival, travel to the hotel to check in.

Thekkady's Periyar Forest is well known for its wildlife sanctuary, which is located on the banks of Periyar Lake and is also noted for its diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, which draws visitors from all over the world.

Overnight: Thekkady

In the morning, take a guided tour of a spice plantation to observe how cardamom, pepper, vanilla, and coffee are grown.

The spices grown in Thekkady's spice plantations are grown in distinct portions of each plantation. An knowledgeable guide will describe the many spices such as pepper, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, vanilla, all spice, cinnamon, and more, based on years of experience in spice farming.
In the afternoon, take a typical boat excursion on Lake Periyar.

Thekkady Periyar Nature Walk includes various nature pathways. The majority of the paths are four to five kilometres long and take about two and a half hours to complete, beginning at Periyar Lake. Nature lovers can enjoy the stunning sights and sounds of the forest, which include birds, butterflies, mammals, and wildflowers.

Overnight: Periyar

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Alleppey Jetty point to board houseboat.

Afternoon sailing along the seeing all the sights along the backwaters.

Stay overnight on board.

Overnight: On the Houseboat

Disembark from your houseboat after breakfast.

Proceed to Kumarakom and check-in to your hotel.

Kumarakom, located on India's southern coast, has a tropical climate that is well-balanced. Nature's magic has been crafted to perfection here.
A million lush coconut palms line the rivers, leaning to look at their reflections in the crystal water. Nature is at its best everywhere. Flower scents are blooming forth. In the chaos of multi-coloured birds. Freshwater fish that are succulent and plentiful.

Enjoy your evening at leisure. Spend the night in Kumarakom.

Overnight: Kumarakom.

After an early breakfast transfer to Trivandrum International airport to board your onward flights.

Cost Includes:

  • 07 night’s accommodation at the hotels mentioned above on Twin Sharing Basis.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all the above hotels.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments (one time only) as per the itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges & interstate taxes.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned Innova.
  • Services of an English-Speaking local Guide shall be provided for the sightseeing & excursion tours as per the itinerary.
  • Evening Witness Kathakali Ceremony at Kochi.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Munnar.
  • Boat ride at Thekkady.
  • Spice Plantation tour at Thekkady.
  • A representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
  • Any meals are other than the ones mentioned.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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India – Classical Kerala

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