Relaxing & Rejuvenating Holiday in Kerala
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Info : Relaxing & Rejuvenating Holiday in Kerala

This is brilliant two week itinerary for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday whilst at the same time getting a good overview of Kerala. You’ll follow the classic route around Kerala, focusing on covering all the main bases in this quieter part of India. You won’t need to do any long drives and there is a good amount of time at the beach at the end too. You’ll stay in smaller, characterful hotels where possible, to give you a more immersive experience on what ‘God’s own Country’ has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Stay in remote Kanam in a 1920’s planters bungalow converted to a small homestay style hotel
  • Relax on the backwaters at a lovely peaceful hotel and also take a boat cruise to see how the locals live.
  • Explore Cochin away from the crowds and contrast old and new with Fort Cochin and Ernakulam. 
  • Take some time to chill out on at Mararikulum beach, where life has hardly changed in the last 100 years. 

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 £2,744 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.

 

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Relaxing & Rejuvenating Holiday in Kerala

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

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

DAY 2 - 4 KOCHI Bustiling seaside city

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.

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. In the afternoon, you’ll take a ferry across to Ernakulam, the business hub of modern day Cochin. It’s fascinating exploring the contrasts between old and new.

DAY 5 - 8  KUMARAKOM Lake side living

Rise early this morning and head toward Kumarakom, which is a small cluster of palm fringed islands sat 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 a family run hotel on a peaceful island with a lovely farm attached. An ideal place to experience rural lake life. During your stay you can relax and savour the tranquillity, take a sunset cruise, walk around the Kumarakom bird sanctuary or take part in a local cooking school. The time is yours to enjoy as you wish.

DAY 9 & 10 KANAM Rubber estate

After a scenic four hour drive (with stops along the way) you’ll arrive at an old 1920’s plantation bungalow, restored to its former glory with painstaking craftsmanship. You will spend the next two nights in this rural setting exploring at leisure. We highly recommend a walk around the plantation.

DAY 11 -13 MARARIKULAM BEACH time and relax

This morning you’ll be picked up by your driver and taken to Mararikulam, a drive that generally takes between 3-4 hours. Here you will check into your hotel for a relaxing 5 night stay. There are many local experiences you can book whilst staying at this hotel, even though it’s generally quite a remote beach. Please sure you travel consultant for ideas.

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! All of tours are tailormade, so the above is just a suggested idea of what you can do in Kerala. Do call us on 0207 924 7133 for a chat with an India specialist. 


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