• Package covering North and Central Kerala

    Package covering North and Central Kerala

    2 Weeks of Beaches, Theyyam, Tree Houses & Houseboats

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2 weeks of beaches, theyyam, tree houses & houseboats

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.

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Day 3 : Neeleshwar

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.

Day 5 :  Neeleshwar / Tellicherry

Drive south to Tellicherry. Visit the local cottage industries and attend the Theyyam festival at a nearby temple (date dependent).

Day 6 :  Tellicherry

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 

Day 9 : Wayanad / Calicut/ train to Cochin

Drive to the coast and take the train south to Cochin.

Day 10 : Cochin

Explore Cochin with your guide and watch an evening performance of Kathakali dance.

Day 11 : Aleppey - Superior Houseboat

Drive to the Backwaters for your cruise on board a houseboat.

Day 12 : Backwater Homestay

Stay at the resort and experience the Backwaters.

Day 13 : Backwater Homestay

Another day relaxing in the Backwaters.

Day 14 : Aleppey to Cochin

Transfer to Cochin airport and fly to the UK.

Itinerary Notes:

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.


  1. Chauffeur driven AC car at disposal as per the itinerary.
  2. Sunset cruise & Kathakali dance at Fort Cochin.
  3. One Ayurveda massage for each at Kovalam.
  4. One elephant ride for each.
  5. All entrance fees, guide charges as per the itinerary.


  1. Fligt fare
  2. Christmas/New Year suppplements which are compulsory at accommodations as per date staying.

Further Information

Duration in Days

14 Days/13 Nights


Accommodation, Transport, Breakfast, Taxes

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1 Ride the Symbol of India

Atop a tusker in Kerala

Feel high and mighty atop an elephant in the forests of Periyar...

Visit the tea factory in Munnar

See it all from tea harvesting to processing

Discover tea in all its glory, from the healthy green tea to the elite white tea to the strong tea and more in the high ranges of Munnar. 

50 See Lush Green Paddy Fields Of Kuttanad

Kerala's rice bowl

The only place in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 meter below sea level.

48 Savour a Sadhya

Vegetarian feast served on banana leaf

This feast is arranged mainly for weddings and during Onam. 

49 Watch The Making Of A Meter-Tea And Have One

Frothy tea poured from a metre high without spilling

This tea made in roadside makeshift stalls or mobile stalls and is a competent rival to a luxury hotel's tea. 

9 Bathe in mineral springs

Take a dip in the mineral rich waters of Nelliyampathy and Varkala

Take a dip in the mineral waters of Varkala or in the Nelliyampathy forests in Palakkad.

A Wee Dram of Kollam's Finest

Tasting toddy from a tapper

Toddy is the local Kerala hooch and the source of many a marital argument. No trip to Kerala would be complete without a quick snifter and nobody makes it better than Kollam's finest.

42 Taste Palpayasam

Sweet rice dessert

A sweet delicacy. Prepared with milk, rice and garnished with raisins and cashewnut fried in ghee is a delight for the palate. 

43 Watch Arabian Dhow And Its Making

Visit a traditional Arabian wooden boat building yard

Khalasis have been the traditional boat builders based in Malabar region for over 5000 years. 

22 Enjoy The Temple Music Of Kerala – Panchavadyam

Percussion and orchestra of a different kind

You can catch up with the mesmerizing spell of panchavadyam recitals during a temple festival or religious processions.

26 Live In A Tree-House

Be one with nature living in a tree house near the forest

Fulfill your desire to be with nature; stay in tree-house at Thekkady or in any wildlife sanctuary. The sweet scent of forest flowers will refresh your nerves and mind.

14 Savor Nature’s Refreshing Tonic

Relish tender coconut water sans any additives

No added flavours, no extra sugar and no preservatives. 

15 A Train Journey To Discover Kerala

Train ride on the Great Indian Railway

Gaze out of the window as the monsoon rains beat down on your face or experience the lively milieu inside the compartment.

11 Bathe in the Mountain Waterfalls

Waterfalls to splash around in the heat

The crystal clear waters that flow down the mountains of Kerala make a wonderfully refreshing shower.

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