Kerala has many varied places of interest from hill station to lakes, modern cities to India's oldest tiger reserve, wildlife sanctuaries to peaceful backwaters, it offers one an in-depth look into this popular Southern India State.
Our Kerala Experience tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Visit these breathtaking waterfalls, a very popular attraction in Kerala.
Learn about the production of tea while tasting a variety of fascinating flavours.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephants, Indian Bison and leopards.
Live like a local for one night, onboard a houseboat cruising the Kerala backwaters.
Our Kerala Experience Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Witness an exuberant performance of the traditional dance-drama that is Kathakali. Kerala's best-known performing art, it is an extravagant retelling of Hindu epics complete with colourful costumes and elaborate make up.
Visit Fort Kochi with its fascinating cultural mix of Malayali Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and Jews. From charming old-world streets to the ancient Chinese fishing nets, all make this city unique.
As one of India's best waterfalls, Athirapally Waterfalls is located on Chalakudy River, and drop from a height of 80 feet through several parallel streams. It's no wonder they're Kerala's most popular attraction.
Fly to Kochi, known as the Gateway to Kerala. Upon arrival at Kochi International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet the group tonight for dinner and start getting to know your fellow travellers.
In the morning enjoy a scenic drive to Munnar, en route visit Athirapally Waterfalls, the largest in Kerala. Then continue on to Munnar and spend the afternoon visiting the Tea Factory and Museum. Tea is undoubtedly Munnar's claim to fame and deeply fragranced Eucalyptus plantations fuel the many tea factories in the region.
Spend the day on a picturesque journey through Munnar, taking in all it has to offer, cascading streams, emerald forests, and wildlife reserves with endangered animals and birds.
Travel to Thekaddy through the lush green hills. Thekkady is one of the most nature-rich areas of Kerala. This region has a large population of indigenous people & tribes, each with their own unique customs and beliefs, maintaining an ethos which is distinctly different from that of the mainstream culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Today, enjoy a morning visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species making Periyar Lake a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. The greatest attraction is the herd of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary Watch Tower situated in the forest interior gives you a panoramic view of the park. Visit a spice plantation in the afternoon.
Rise early and journey to Kumarakom, on arrival board a Kettuvallam (traditional Kerala houseboat) and cruise towards Alleppey, one of the lowest lying areas in India. The allure of Kerala is its stunning backwaters and the town has at least six navigable canals that are its lifeline. The finest way to experience the backwaters is on a Kettuvallam cruise. Admire the natural beauty - paddy fields and narrow canals with lakeside villages and locals going about their daily lives.
After spending the night on board the Kettuvallam, wake to the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in the water. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, cooked by the expert boat crew, while cruising quietly on the winding stretches of the backwaters, through various canals and waterways giving you an insight into the rural life. Disembark the houseboat and drive to Kochi. On arrival proceed with a our of Kochi city. In the evening, enjoy an enthralling performance of Kathakali.
Fly to Australia arriving home later the same or following day.
Places Visited: Kochi (1N +1N) - Munnar (2N) - Thekkady (2N) - Houseboat (1N)
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