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Our special Rural Kerala Tour takes you on a journey through the tropical state, which has been the essence of South India. Kerala boasts of swaying palms, rustic wooden villages, famous trading cities and the idyllic backwaters, which makes for an enticing itinerary for a rural Kerala tour. The tour includes a two day homestay – in a century old Keralan mansion on the banks of the backwaters, and the second in the charming Philipkutty’s Farm. This will give you a deep cultural insight on how life in Kerala works. We will also relax by the sea, explore the 1920s plantation bungalow of Serenity, stay in a private houseboat and colourful spice-market town of Kochi on this authentic rural Kerala tour.
Route: Kochi – Poochakkal – Puthenkayal – Kanam – Backwaters – Mararikulam – Kochi
Indiaologist, your India Holiday Tour specialist is a host of intensive quality service for Rural Kerala tour packages. Not only our packages offers journey to the most famous sites but also, on spot ground services, and affordable prices that will help you plan your trip better and add trip extensions if you are looking for more than just Kerala tour.
Today you will depart from the UK to Delhi with either British Airways or Emirates, depending in your choice
Today, you will arrive in Kochi and you will be met by our representative to the small backwaters village of Poochakkal. Your stay is arranged at an Indian homestay – Olavipe , which is a century-old traditional Keralan style mansion set near the banks of the backwaters amid lush tropical greenery .
Today, take the day at leisure and enjoy the serene and peaceful surroundings of Olavipe. If interested you can dive deep into learning traditional Keralan recipes from the family cook. Visit the neighbouring village on a local boat through the winding canals.
After breakfast, we leave Poochakkal and continue the short distance to Puthenkayal. We will reach Poochakkal by boat and stay for 2 nights at Philipkutty’s Farm, a delightful traditional-style Malayali cottage on the waterfront.
Today, you will be enjoying your stay at Philip Kutty’s Farm and the nearby village. The farm boasts of coconut, banana, cocoa, nutmeg and pepper plantations. Spend a day at leisure experiencing the authentic backwaters life.
This morning leave Puthenkayal and drive to Kanam for a two-night stay. The village Kanam is surrounded by rubber plantations, tea hills and the backwaters.
Today your day is at leisure. You can choose to explore the countryside, the many surrounding plantations, neighbouring tropical garden or take a leisurely bicycle ride.
We will drive to the Alleppey – the Keralan backwaters to stay at the houseboat cruise for 2 nights.
Your day is at leisure. Soak in the picturesque lakes, coconut shaded canals and estuaries. Witness local life with children swimming and playing in the water, women attending to their daily chores and men fishing from their canoes.
After breakfast, we will leave for Mararikulam and your stay is arranged at Marari Beach Resort.
At leisure to relax and enjoy the Marari Beach Resort.
In the morning, we will leave Mararikulam and return by car to Kochi.
After breakfast, we will start the Fort Kochi tour with your professional tour guide. The sightseeing tour includes the church of St Francis, the oldest European church in India, the iconic Chinese fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace, which was built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Raja of Kochi. We will end the tour with a sunset cruise around the bustling harbour.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
The earlier the better! Our trips will book up fast. Plus, we offer discounts for people who book early. See our exclusive deals page
Fantastic on spot ground arrangements by team Indiaologist! I would recommend this company to everyone looking to explore India from anywhere in the UK