Kerala houseboat on private India tour

Beaches and Backwaters

Slow things down in India's tropical paradise.

Beaches and Backwaters

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12 Nights

Slow things down in India’s tropical paradise. Beautiful beaches, lush mountains, exquisite hotels and a relaxed culture that embraces all religions. Drift along the backwaters, walk through the mountains and relax on the beaches, all while experiencing the rich history and culture of the south.

The best time to visit Kerala is between November to February.

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Tour Plan

Day one of our tour finds us catching a ferry to the 2nd BC UNESCO Heritage listed Elephanta Caves. When we arrive back on land we visit the Gateway of India, Dhobi Ghat (the biggest outdoor laundry in the world), Manas Mandir Jain Temple, and we'll finish the day watching the sunset at Juhu Beach.
This morning we travel to the magnificent Thosegar Waterfalls where we will take in the serene sights before retiring for the evening.
An early start today following breakfast as we make our way through the villages and palm lined roads to Goa. Following check in to our hotel, we'll stretch our legs and watch sunset at famous Baga Beach.
A full day of sightseeing today. We visit the glorious UNESCO Heritage Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Dushsagar waterfalls, enjoy a delicous Goan meal and a tour of magnificent spice plantation.
Following breakfast we today explore Goa's heritage. We'll walk through the Latin heritage area of Fontainhas, explore the caves and paddy fields on Divar Island, and enjoy a home cooked meal in a traditional Indo-Portuguese home. The afternoon/evening will be yours to explore the markets and shops of Goa.
After breakfast we make our way to Kethapayya Narayan Temple in Murudeshwar en route to Mangalore. Kethapayya Narayan Temple has a giant Shiva statue on the cliff tops of the Arabian Sea and is a sight to behold. We'll drive on to Mangalore to check into our accommodation for the evening, popping out to view the Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple at dusk if you choose
An early start today driving to Thalassery where we spend the afternoon on a cultural walking tour of the town and home to a world top 10 driveable beach.
Following breakfast we make our way through the coastal towns to the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi, where we will check into our hotel for the evening.
Today we experience Kerala life from a Villagers perspective. We'll visit a coconut oil factory to watch the coconut drying, processing and making of fresh coconut oil, explore the traditional way of catching fish, experience the art of making handmade fishing boats, and visit a factory to watch the village women making natural floor mats. We'll finish our village experience in markets exploring spices, craft shops, and local wares.
Following breakfast we explore the sights of Kochi starting at Fort Kochi, and then making our way to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Jew Town, Church of Saint Francis, Paradesi Synogogue, and Mattancherry Palace. The afternoon is yours to explore the local waterfront.
An early start today as we head into the hills of Munnar for the day. The drive itself is beautiful, but we'll also explore Eravikulam National Park (Rajamala), Mattupetty Dam, the Munnar Rose Gardens, and Kannan Devan Tea Gardens before returning to our hotel for dinner.
This morning we check out of our hotel and drive to Alleppey for the final night of our trip, which will be spent on an overnight houseboat cruise exploring traditional villages and backwaters.
After breakfast and disembarking our houseboat, we will drive you to Kochi international Airport to say our farewell as you make your way back home.
  From $4600  
  • Indicative of deluxe unescorted solo traveller only.
  • Per person cost will reduce if travelling with extra people. Overall cost will change depending on the total number of travellers, type of accommodation, activities requested, alterations to the listed itinerary, and whether you are escorted or chaperoned.
  • Price includes all internal travel, entrance fees/activities listed, accommodation, and breakfasts (further snakcs and meals as detailed in itinerary).
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