Enjoy the different vistas and moods of Kerala whilst exploring the boutique style hotels that are the best that Kerala offers.
Out boutique Kerala tour template can be as long or short as you want it to be and is designed to be as relaxed as we can make it. You can choose to do more or you can simply kick back and let Kerala come to you! Tell us what you want and we will make it happen.
Tour Route Map
Day 1 Arrival in Kerala
Arrive in Kerala in Cochin and start with the most renowned and perhaps the original Cochin boutique hotel - Malabar House. Choose whether to make a wander through the streets of this historical Portuguese colony or relax in the indian-italian restaurant in the courtyard garden. Why not stroll around the corner and pick up some cotton shirts and apparel from Fab India which is the ideal clothing for our climate.
Stay in Cochin for as many nights as you want.
(Cochin Alternative is Eighth Bastion)
Next Stop - Hill stations
A long, winding and fascinating drive takes you to the cool hillstations of the Southern Ghats - the long spine of hills and mountains that stretch from Mumbai to the tip of India. This is home to the perfectly sculpted tea gardens as well as jungle clad mountain slopes that are home to India's most southern troop of Tigers.
If you come to Thekkady with us - then stop in Paradisa Plantation which is wonderfully located in the hill peaks. - greatmorning Yoga as the mists rise or alternatively Aanavilasam which is owned and designed by a professional photographer. Both are refined and relaxed. (We link to all the hotels below for you to explore them).
BeachSide - Marari
The beaches of India are a little different from Sri Lanka or the Maldives as they are working beaches where fishermen set off morning and night. They are not tourism spots. Importantly, the government restricts development to stop the growth of concreate carbuncles.
Xandari is run by a collective who emphasise local community engagement and involvement: this 17 acre resort is at the north end of the beach and is new to 2015. Expect smiles, designer touches and lots of space to yourself.
There is no way you are coming to Kerala without spending some time floating through the backwaters behind Alappuzha and since this is so close to Marari - we can do it before or after your stay beside the beach. Air Conditioning: tick. Traditional Style: tick. Local food cooked aboard: tick. Long sleepy afternoon in the sun: tick.
You are probably getting the idea - we can extend this with beautiful ayurveda near Kollam perhaps, or something more spa like at Aveda or we can draw you down to Kovalam where some there is still a lingering haze of its once hippy heyday.
We build our holidays, one by one according to your needs, budget and dreams.
Please Note that Accommodation may change depending on room availability. We will be telling you in the event.
The rates above are indicative based on per night as most of our customers ask for bespoke lengths of stay. These rates are simply designed to help you get a feel for the likely costs. Always remember that we can tailor your holiday to duration, budget and anything else under the sun and sky.
How Karma Kerala Hotels Rates WorkThe price of hotel rooms changes from day to day and season to season so we check for each customer to see what the best rate will be depending on their requirement, length of stay and so on. If you want a wonderful stay, why not find our what we can do for you.
What does Cheapest MeanPeople assume that the cheapest rates apply to all rooms so they book the cheapest! But, they are missing a trick on this: hotels have great rooms and rooms on the wrong side of the tracks and so they offer out the low quality rooms to online portals who don't care about quality, just the price of the room. We, on the other hand, tend to focus on quality so we ask for specific rooms that may be more expensive but damn, they are much better too!
Never Knowingly Beaten on PriceWe know people are nervous and ask themselves: can this be true? So we make an offer to you: if you can find the room cheaper, we will match your quote. That means you have nothing to worry about and you get the best local advice.