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One of the best ways to experience this unique area is by staying with a welcoming local family. You will also visit Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and journey along the backwaters of Kerala on a kettuvallam.
Our Kerala Homestay itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival at Kochi airport you will be transferred to Kanjirappally, a town nestled
among rubber plantations, where your homestay accommodation is located. This afternoon
visit rubber, coffee and pepper plantations. Enjoy traditional Keralan cuisine for dinner this evening. (L,D)
This morning drive to Thekkady. This is where Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and your next homestay accommodation are located. This afternoon, visit a local spice plantation. (B,L,D)
Take a boat ride on Lake Periyar before transferring to Alleppey to board your overnight houseboat. Cruise the backwaters enjoying authentic Keralan cuisine made from rich spices and coconuts while relaxing on board. (B,L,D)
Disembark your houseboat in Alleppey and travel to the small town of Cherthala, located
30km from Kochi. This afternoon take a canoe ride through the narrow canals of the
backwaters of Kerala while watching the local fishermen cast their nets and tend to their farms. (B,L,D)
Tour the nearby villages by bicycle, including the many small temples and Catholic churches. Later you will witness the art of ‘toddy tapping’, where a ‘tapper’ climbs to the top of a coconut tree to collect the sap. This is then turned into coconut palm wine. The unfermented sap is called neera and is refrigerated, stored and then distributed locally once ready. You will be given an opportunity to sample the ‘toddy’ - only for the brave! Afterwards, return to your homestay accommodation. (B,L,D)
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Kochi airport where your
arrangements end. (B)
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