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South India Family Tour

Summary

Type: Family Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Best Time to Travel: September – March

Places you'll discover

Cochin
Kothamangalam
Kovalam
Kumarakom
Periyar
Trivandrum



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    South India Family Tour - Itinerary

    Take the family on an amazing adventure in south India. Try your hand at creating some Kerala cuisine. Wash and bathe baby elephants at an elephant orphanage.

    Meander through lagoons and canals of the famed backwaters and even enjoy a jungle trek. After so much activity you’ll need to relax on a sun-drenched beach for a few days.

    This tour has it all and is a great family getaway.

    Day 1

    Cochin

    In the morning

    Arrive in Cochin.

    In the afternoon

    Cochin has attracted traders and invaders from far and wide and today offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture.

    In the evening

    Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.



    Day 2

    Cochin

    Cochin
    In the morning

    Today we have a sightseeing tour including The Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, the 16th century Santa Cruz Basilica, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the Chinese fishing nets.

    In the afternoon

    Enjoy the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Cochin – Kothamangalam

    In the morning

    Drive to Kothamangalam.

    In the afternoon

    Relax in a century old estate set in over 100 acres of farmland and visit the local bird sanctuary. Take part in a cookery demonstration creating authentic Keralan cuisine.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 4

    Kothamangalam

    In the morning

    Drive to the Kodanad Elephant Orphanage where you can assist with their bathing and feeding. There is also the opportunity to go elephant riding.

    In the afternoon

    Rest of the day at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 5

    Kothamangalam – Kumarakom

    In the morning

    Drive to Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into your hotel. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax.

    In the afternoon

    Experience an Ayurvedic full-body massage.



    Day 6

    Kumarakom

    In the morning

    Full day at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Kumarakom – Houseboat

    Kumarakom – Houseboat
    In the morning

    Board private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters – replete with canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and on suite bathrooms.

    In the afternoon

    As you cruise along the backwaters ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places on route.

    Included:
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

    Day 8

    Houseboat – Periyar

    Houseboat – Periyar
    In the morning

    Disembark at Alleppey and drive to Periyar, an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations and elephant sightings. The tiger reserve at Periyar Valley is India’s oldest.

    In the afternoon

    Go on a spice plantation tour and enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and discover how they are cultivated.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Periyar

    In the morning

    Free day with optional full day escorted jungle trek.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Periyar – Kovalam

    Periyar – Kovalam
    In the morning

    Drive to Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala and check into your hotel. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky headlands, of which the southernmost Lighthouse beach is the most famous.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Kovalam

    In the morning

    Full day at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12

    Kovalam

    In the morning

    Enjoy a day trip to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala and visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Horse Palace, Napier Museum and Art Gallery.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 13

    Kovalam

    In the morning

    Free day at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 14

    Kovalam – Trivandrum – Departure

    In the morning

    Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Accommodation with breakfast in 2 double rooms at listed hotels or equivalent
    • Full board at Mundackal Estate
    • All Internal transportation by private chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary
    • 1 night on AC Houseboat on full-board basis
    • Entrance fees and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Exclusive Sunset Cruise in Cochin
    • Qualified English speaking Guide service in Cochin, Thattekad & Trivandrum
    • Cookery demonstration in Mundackal
    • Visit to Kodanad Elephant Orphanage
    • Plantation tour and Elephant ride in Periyar
    • Full day escorted trekking in Periyar
    • Complimentary general Ayurvedic full-body massage in Kumarakom

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Indian visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned in itinerary
    • Tips, laundry and other expenses of a personal nature

    Accommodation Information

    Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
    Cochin

    02

    Fort Heritage Old Harbour Brunton Boatyard
    Kothamangalam

    02

    Mundackal Estate Bungalow Mundackal Estate Bungalow Mundackal Estate Bungalow
    Kumarakom

    02

    Abad Whispering Palms Backwater Ripples Kumarakom Lake Resort
    Backwaters

    01

    Muthoot River Escapes Muthoot River Escapes Muthoot River Escapes
    Periyar

    02

    Silver Crest Elephant Court Spice Village
    Kovalam

    03

    Uday Samudra Beach Resort Travancore Heritage The Leela

    South India Family Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Family

    Duration: 14 Days

    Best Time to Travel: September – March

    Places you'll discover

    Cochin
    Kothamangalam
    Kovalam
    Kumarakom
    Periyar
    Trivandrum
    FROM
    £2895
    Per person based on 4 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

    Quick Enquiry: South India Family Tour

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