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Kerala has many varied places of interest from hill station to lakes, modern cities to India's oldest tiger reserve, wildlife sanctuaries to peaceful backwaters, it offers one an in-depth look into this popular Southern India State.
Our Kerala Experience tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Visit these breathtaking waterfalls, a very popular attraction in Kerala.
Learn about the production of tea while tasting a variety of fascinating flavours.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephants, Indian Bison and leopards.
Live like a local for one night, onboard a houseboat cruising the Kerala backwaters.
This tour is ideal for 1st time visitors to this popular state of Southern India. It covers areas that will give you a true experience of what Kerala is all about.
Fly overnight to Kochi (formerly Cochin) which is known as the gateway to Kerala. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Today you will drive four and a half hours to Munnar, stopping enroute visiting Athirapally Waterfalls, which is a favorite tourist spot. Check-in at your hotel on arrival and spend the rest of the day relaxing in Munnar.
After breakfast you will spend the day discovering Munnar. Enjoy a walking tour in Eravikulam National Park that holds the worlds largest viable population of Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered mountain goat. This afternoon you will visit the tea factory and museum to learn all about how the plantations are run and the production process of tea.
Depart Munaar this morning and travel the ninety- eight kilometers to Thekkady, where you will check-in at your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure before enjoying a Kalaripayattu martial arts show, which originated in ancient South India and is one of the oldest fighting methods. It is a Dravidian martial art that includes kicks, strikes, weaponry and healing methods.
This morning you will visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy a boat ride on the lake, giving you an opportunity to observe the wildlife and bird life. The highlight of this trip would be to watch the herds of elephant that come down to play in the lake. Climbing the Sanctuary watch tower will afford you a panoramic view of the park. This afternoon you will visit a spice plantation.
Check out of the hotel and drive to Kumarakom where you will board your houseboat for the night. Traditionally they are called Kettuvalloms which are old barges used to ferry rice and spices. You will cruise along the backwaters to Alleppey, enjoying lunch and dinner onboard. Enjoy the natural beauty around you, seeing paddy fields, narrow canals and local villagers fishing.
Disembark your houseboat after breakfast and travel one and a half hours back to Kochi. Once there you will be taken on a city tour, visiting the Dutch Palace, Jewish Quarter and Fort Kochi. This evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner and Kathakali dance performance.
After breakfast, depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Places Visited: Kochi (1N) - Munnar (2N) - Thekkady (2N) - Houseboat (1N) - Kochi (1N)
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