Kerala Backwaters

Visit Periyar

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

11 nights from £695 per person.

ID: TCL-4-450


Unwind with us on this relaxing exploration of Kerala, a corner of India known by its welcoming locals, as God's own country. We cruise tranquil backwaters by houseboat, trek in search of wildlife in Periyar National Park and visit hilltop tea and spice plantations. Along the way we discover colonial Kochi and relax on Kovalam's crescent beaches.

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Package Summary
  • Houseboat – Drift through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Homestay – Enjoy a tasty homecooked curry whilst spending the night with a local family
  • Hillstations – Head for hills and spend time in the cooler climate perfect for cultivating tea
  • Kochi – Explore Kochi from the water, including Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Kovalam
  • Day 2 – Drive to Thrikunnapuzha.
  • Day 3 – Houseboat in the backwaters
  • Day 4 – Boat to village houses
  • Day 5 – Drive to Periyar wildlife sanctuary
  • Day 6 – In Periyar; morning nature walk
  • Day 7 – Drive to Munnar; visit a tea museum
  • Day 8 – Bus to Kochi
  • Day 9 – In Kochi
  • Day 10 – Train to Trivandrum; drive to Kovalam
  • Day 11 – Free Day in Kovalum
  • Day 12 – Tour ends Kovalam

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