Explore the beaches, culture and cuisine of the north to the hills and tree houses of Wayanad and onto Cochin and a backwaters stay on a houseboat in Alleppey in 15 days
This tour has included heritage homestays wherever possible for the ineresting experience of staying with a Kerala family. The hosts are guides and good cooks. Also watch the temple ritualistic dance of Theyyam unique to North Kerala and its occult nature. Wayand is cool and has prehistoric caves, eco tree houses, wildlife sanctuaries and coffee plantations.
Hop on the train to begin your Central Kerala segment of the tour. Discover Fort Kochi, the bustling new city and the placid waters of laid-back Alleppey on a houseboat. From spice shopping to night fishing and canoe rides to toddy shop visits and kathakali performances, there are activities every day of the tour.
Day 1 : London
Fly overnight from UK to Mangalore via Bombay.
Day 2 : Mangalore/ Neeleshwar
On Arrival at Mangalore Airport drive to Neeleshwar. Check in to the hotel and relax in the afternoon.
Full day at leisure in Neeleshwar. Join a yoga class or take an Ayurvedic treatment. You can visit the ayurveda Doctor to discuss about your health.
Day 4 : Neeleshwar
Relax at your resort, visit the nearby temple or explore Bekal Fort.
Drive south to Tellicherry. Visit the local cottage industries and attend the Theyyam festival at a nearby temple (date dependent).
Full day in Tellicherry. Afternoon to relax or enjoy a cooking demonstration by owner's wife.
Day 7 : Tellicherry / Wayanad
Ascend to the hills of Wayanad. Follow one of the marked walking trails around the tea estates.
Day 8 : Wayanad
Visit the prehistoric caves or take a jeep safari in the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Drive to the coast and take the train south to Cochin.
Explore Cochin with your guide and watch an evening performance of Kathakali dance.
Drive to the Backwaters for your cruise on board a houseboat.
Stay at the resort and experience the Backwaters.
Another day relaxing in the Backwaters.
Day 14 : Aleppey to Cochin
Transfer to Cochin airport and fly to the UK.
Please Note that Accommodation may change depending on room availability in certain seasons. Prices are indicative for the purposes of helping get a feeling for likely costs. This is a "template" and can be altered in any way you want.
- Chauffeur driven AC car at disposal as per the itinerary.
- Sunset cruise & Kathakali dance at Fort Cochin.
- One Ayurveda massage for each at Kovalam.
- One elephant ride for each.
- All entrance fees, guide charges as per the itinerary.
- Fligt fare
- Christmas/New Year suppplements which are compulsory at accommodations as per date staying.