Backwaters and Beaches

Visit Periyar

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

11 nights from £765 per person.

ID: TCL-4-363


Family Holiday In Kerala Jungle treks, curry lessons and traditional dancing are all part of this journey to the tropical Indian state of Kerala. We cycle through local fishing villages, meet elephant trainers and cruise along India’s backwaters on a houseboat. We trek through the jungle in Periyar National Park and travel to the exotic coast to relax on its sandy beaches.

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Package Summary
  • Houseboat – Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat
  • Cycling – Explore the palm-lined back roads on two-wheels
  • Plantation Home Stay – Learn about Indian family life at the Vanilla County home stay
  • Periyar National Park – Look out for monkey, deer and porcupine on a walk through the park
  • Kochi – Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show
  • Beaches – Relax on the beaches at Varkala and Kovalam
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour Varkala
  • Day 2 – Cycle ride through villagages, visit an elephant camp and time on the beach in Varkala
  • Day 3 – Drive to Allepey and board a houseboat to the Kerala Backwaters
  • Day 4 – Travel to Thrikunnapuzha with its golden beaches
  • Day 5 – Mancombo Village with option to canoe to hidden temples
  • Day 6 – Free time to explore Mancombo Village
  • Day 7 – Nature trek in Periyar National Park, home to elephant, deer and flying squirrel
  • Day 8 – Drive to Kochii and stay in a fort and watch the famous Kathakali Dancers
  • Day 9 – Free Day to explore Kochi
  • Day 10 – Train to Trivandrum; drive to the beach resort of Kovalam
  • Day 11 – Free Day in Kovalam
  • Day 12 – Tour ends Kovalam

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