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Kerala Backwaters KB

Visiting: India
Trip Duration 9 Days
 

Kerala Adventure

Unwind with us on this relaxing exploration of Kerala, a corner of India known by its welcoming locals, as God's own country. We cruise tranquil backwaters by houseboat, trek in search of wildlife in Periyar National Park and visit hilltop tea and spice plantations. Along the way we discover colonial Kochi and spend a night in a family run homestay.

Tour Highlights

  • Houseboat - Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Homestay - Enjoy a tasty homecooked curry whilst spending the night with a local family
  • Hill stations - Head for hills and spend time in the cooler climate perfect for cultivating tea
  • Kochi - Explore Kochi from the water, including Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Kochi

  • 2
    Explore the fort and Jewish Quarter of Kochi

  • 3
    Drive through spice and tea plantations to Munnar and enjoy free time in the town

  • 4
    Visit tea and spice plantations; drive to Thekkady

  • 5
    Take a walk in Periyar National Park

  • 6
    Take an optional cooking class or village walk

  • 7
    Board a houseboat and float through the backwaters

  • 8
    Free time to explore Kochi

  • 9
    Tour ends Cochin

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
This tour will suit anyone looking for a relaxed introduction to south India. It offers a chance to fully experience life in Kerala's beautiful backwaters by spending two nights in a family home. With a slightly more relaxed vibe than India's northern states you can get a taste of Indian culture, and learn a little of the spices and tea that are exported from what is known as Gods own country.
Included meals 8 2 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat
Accommodation
4 nights Premium Hotel
1 night Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Homestay
1 night Simple Boat
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16