South India Family Tour
Type: Family Tour
Duration: 14 Days
Best Time to Travel: September – March
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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.
Arrive in Cochin.
Cochin has attracted traders and invaders from far and wide and today offers some fascinating snippets of history and culture.
Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise.
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.
Enjoy the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali.
Cochin – Kothamangalam
Drive to Kothamangalam.
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.
Drive to the Kodanad Elephant Orphanage where you can assist with their bathing and feeding. There is also the opportunity to go elephant riding.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Kothamangalam – Kumarakom
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.
Experience an Ayurvedic full-body massage.
Full day at leisure.
Kumarakom – Houseboat
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.
As you cruise along the backwaters ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places on route.
Houseboat – Periyar
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.
Go on a spice plantation tour and enjoy the aroma of cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and discover how they are cultivated.
Free day with optional full day escorted jungle trek.
Periyar – Kovalam
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.
Full day at leisure.
Enjoy a day trip to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala and visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Horse Palace, Napier Museum and Art Gallery.
Free day at leisure.
Kovalam – Trivandrum – Departure
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward flight.
- 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
|Fort Heritage||Old Harbour||Brunton Boatyard|
|Mundackal Estate Bungalow||Mundackal Estate Bungalow||Mundackal Estate Bungalow|
|Abad Whispering Palms||Backwater Ripples||Kumarakom Lake Resort|
|Muthoot River Escapes||Muthoot River Escapes||Muthoot River Escapes|
|Silver Crest||Elephant Court||Spice Village|
|Uday Samudra Beach Resort||Travancore Heritage||The Leela|