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Tour India's soulful south, with rolling tea plantations, a cruise on the jungle-fringed backwaters, and beautiful Marari Beach.
Our South India Escape itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Kochi.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing around Kochi, including visits to the Dutch Fort, St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance. (B,L)
Drive to Munnar, through the winding, steep highlands. (B,L)
Tour Mattupetty Dam and the surrounding lake area. In the afternoon visit nearby Eravikulam National Park (closed from Feb-Apr) - home to Asian Elephants, Bengal Tigers and the Nilgiri Tahr. Alternate touring will be light walking through Munnar hillside areas. (B,L)
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom visiting Kothamangalam town en route. Here you will tour local rubber, coffee and pepper plantations as well as enjoy lunch with a local family. Continue on to Kumarakom. (B,L)
Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary before boarding your overnight houseboat. Take in the breathtaking views of untouched rural Kerala. (B,L,D)
Disembark your houseboat in Alleppey before proceeding to Mararikulam. The remainder of the afternoon is free to spend by the swimming pool or at the beach. (B)
Visit Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village, then travel to Cherthala to learn about coir production. Return to Mararikulam in the afternoon. (B,L)
Enjoy the morning at leisure. After a late check-out, you will be transferred back to Kochi for your farewell dinner. (B, D)
Fly to the UK. (B)
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