Kerala in Style
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Kerala in Style

Two weeks travelling through Kerala in top notch hotels, well balanced in terms of site-seeing and relaxation, but moving enough to keep it interesting. Relax for 3 nights at the beach at the end, with a shortish transfer to the airport to keep things simple. It’s got some fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities, glorious Vemabanad Lake and of course, a cruise on the backwaters.


  • Ease into your holiday with the seaside town of Kochi (Cochin).  
  • Experience staying in a lovingly resorted planters bungalow on a pepper and cardamom plantation.
  • Incredible scenery and views in Munnar with a traditional tea factory visit.
  • Relax on a peaceful beach with a private pool villa and a perfect place to escape.

 As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.  

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this itinerary is £3448 per person for the hotels mentioned inclusive of all experiences, entrance fees, guides, transport, international & domestic flights and many meals. 

Note that this price is an estimate only and will vary according to the time of year. 

We are happy to tailor make the holiday to suit. We can make savings by adjusting the hotels or alternatively upgrade hotels where needed. 

For more on our pricing policy read here.


Privately guided tours and experiences

Hotels on minimum B&B basis

Private vehicle and driver

Domestic flights

International flights from the UK

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Kerala in Style


Depart and fly to Delhi or Mumbai and connect to Kochi. 

DAY 2 Kochi

Arrive in Kochi and you’ll be picked up by your driver who will remain with you till the beach part of your trip. They’ll take you to your hotel on the harbour side of this charming seaside city.

DAY 3 Kochi

Today you will take a guided tour of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry in local style – on board an auto rickshaw. You can explore the lesser visited lanes and alleyways that aren’t accessible by car, and really get under the skin of the city.

DAY 4 – 5 Munnar

You’ll drive through dramatic scenery towards the lovely hill station of Munnar, established by the British and with over 30 estates. Your accommodation is a stunning boutique hotel in the hills with incredible views and ideal base. You will visit the Kolukkumalai Tea factory, which is the world highest orthodox tea factory.

DAYs 6 & 7 Periyar

 Today you will rise early and drive towards Periyar National Park and wildlife sanctuary, which houses a board range of species from elephants, bison to the ever elusive tiger. On arrival at your planter’s bungalow you’ll have the chance to relax after lunch, before a 4-5km afternoon walk through well-defined tracks. It will be led by a tribal tracker.

You’ll get to experience a cooking class whilst as the bungalow, visiting the market to buy fresh ingredients and then use them to cook a meal with your host. Afterwards you’ll take a short walk around the spice plantation

DAYs 8 & 9  Kumarakom

After a scenic four hour drive you will reach Kumarakom with its small cluster of palm fringed islands next to Vembanad Lake. It’s the perfect place to relax for a few days and take in the laid back lifestyle of the Keralans. You’ll stay in the lovely Kumarakom Lake Resort with fantastic views. You’ll take a short local cruise on the lake to visit a primarily fishing village.

DAY 10 BAckwaters cruise

Around midday you will board a private rice-boat for an overnight cruise around the backwaters. Although this region has got busier with boats as tourism grows, we work with responsible boat operators who help minimise their impact, and find new pathways to make your experience as pleasant and authentic as possible. It’s the perfect way to idle away an afternoon as you cruise around the relaxing waters.

DAYs 11 & 13 Mararikulam beach

The next morning you’ll say good bye to your crew, picked up by your driver and taken to Mararikulam. With a short 30 minute drive. Here you will check into your own private pool villa for a relaxing 3 night stay.

DAY 14 Fly Home (or stay!)

Depending on your flight time, you’ll take the 1.5 hour drive back to Cochin Airport for your onward journey. Or just ask if you’d like to extend the beach!

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