6 days from $1,340 per person twin share
One of the best ways to experience the unique area of Kerala is by staying with a welcoming local family. Surrounded by rubber plantations, the town of Kanjirappally is located 70km from Kochi. During your travels you will also have the chance to visit Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and journey along the backwaters of Kerala on a kettuvallam.
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: KOCHI TO KANJIRAPPALLY
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)
DAY 2: KANJIRAPPALLY TO THEKKADY
This morning drive to Thekkady, considered a haven for pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove cultivation. This is where Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and your next homestay accommodation are located. This afternoon, visit a local spice plantation and enjoy an elephant ride. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: THEKKADY TO ALLEPPEY
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)
DAY 4: ALLEPPEY TO CHERTHALA
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)
DAY 5: CHERTHALA
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.
DAY 6: CHERTHALA TO KOCHI
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Kochi airport where your arrangements end. (B)
# Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.