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Kerala's Hidden Treasures
Providing an authentic Keralan experience, this tour’s emphasis is lesson sightseeing and more on experiencing the local way of life.
- Style: Private Tour
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Cochin
- Kerala’s backwaters
Day 1 Cochin
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Cochin
Spend the morning exploring the historic port city of Cochin on a half day city tour. In the evening watch a mesmerising Kathakali dance performance. With its roots in the 17th Century, this classical dance-drama is often based on The Ramayana stories and is renowned for the elaborate make-up and costumes of the performers.
Day 3 Cochin
Today is at leisure to further explore this delightful city. Alternatively why not book our Keralan cookery class? In the evening, enjoy a sunset boat cruise out on the harbour.
Day 4 Cochin to Backwaters
Travel to Alleppey and board your houseboat for the night. This afternoon, enjoy a snapshot of rural life as you cruise gently along the vast network of waterways and lakes that make up the beautiful backwaters.
Days 5-6 Backwaters to Kottayam
Transfer by road and boat to 3★+ Philipkutty’s Farm, a small family run property set on a tranquil private island. With its lakeside cottages, Philipkutty’s offers a wonderful homestay experience and delicious Keralan home cooking.
Day 7 Kottayam to Tellicherry
Watch the world unfurl outside your window as you catch the train to Tellicherry, Transfer to your colonial guest house,
3★ Ayisha Manzil, run by your convivial hosts, Mr & Mrs Moosa.
Day 8 Tellicherry
Spend the day exploring this quaint little town at your leisure or simply relax in the surrounds of your guest house. Alternatively you can join a guided visit to the vibrant local fish market.
Days 9-13 Tellicherry to Neeleshwar
Continue your journey along the Malabar Coast to 4★ Neeleshwar Hermitage, a boutique resort which enjoys a fabulous location overlooking a long unspoilt beach in northern Kerala. This charming resort offers a quiet and relaxing retreat for the next few days.
Day 14 Neeleshwar to Mangalore
Transfer to the airport.
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver and private guides
- Train as detailed
- 12 nights hotel accommodation & 1 night on a houseboat
- 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners
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