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  • 15Nights/16Days
  • Max People : 22
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 18’ - Dec 21'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Airport

On your South India Holidays, Kerala is one of the most popular destination. National Geographic’s Traveller magazine listed Kerala in the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ and ’50 must visit places of a lifetime’. Kerala is a region of staggering scenic beauty that is host to jungle and beach, tea hills and historic towns. This Indian state also enjoys the best of small and unique hotels.

On this South India Holidays Tour, we will start our journey with the pretty hill town of Sultan’s Battery. Then we will drive through the Western Ghats south to the village of Palakkad where we have arranged a special homestay for you. A holiday in India is incomplete without experiencing hometays. So, the next stop would be rural Neriamangalam.

Additionally in this South India Holidays Kerala Special tour, we will also be staying at a 1920s plantation bungalow of Serenity and beside the Keralan Backwaters at Coconut Lagoon. Later end the tour with a 2 night historic tour in the town of Kochi. 

South India Holidays – Kerala Special Route: Kozhikode – Sultans Battery – Palakkad – Neriamangalam – Kanam – Kumarakom – Kochi

Itinerary Highlights

  • Exploe Sultans Battery for excellent nature walks and birdwatching 
  • Palakkas is an ideal place to learn about the rural Kerala.
  • Stay at a homestay overlooking the Periyar River.
  • Take guided forest treks, bird watching and custom-yoga sessions. 

Getting there

British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Kerala. Your tour starts from Kozhikode. Virgin Atlantic have daily flights to Delhi and Jet Airways fly direct from London. 

Average flight time 

Direct flights from the UK take between 8 and 10 hours depending on the destination. Flights with stops en-route take between 12 and 14 hours.

Time zone

India is +5½ hours ahead of GMT.

Visa requirements

Holders of British Citizen passports are able to apply for an e-Tourist Visa (eTV). Please note that the very latest an Indian eTV application can be made is 4 days prior to travel to India. 

Call our Indian holiday travel experts to book special South India Holidays itinerary and tell us if you would like to add tour extensions. We specialise in making unique India holiday itineraries. 

Departure & Return Location

Heathrow Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Bedroom

4 Bedrooms

Bathroom

6 Bathrooms

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 15 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • One time entry at the monuments as per the itinerary
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour through Fort Kochi
  • Guided Nature Walks & Birdwatching
  • Canoe rides through the backwaters of Kumarakom
  • Stay at Kerala rural homestays
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South India Holidays - Kerala 'Paradise of the World' Special 15N/16D

Day 1DEPART THE UK

Today you will take your international flight from the UK – Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi

Day 2ARRIVE KOZHIKODE to SULTAN's BATTERY

Today we will be arriving into Abu Dhabi and connect onto the Etihad flight to Kozhikode. Today you will be met by our representative and driven to Sultan’s Battery where you will stay for the next three nights. The region is known for Kerala’s coffee, cardamom and vanilla growing region.

Day 3 & 4SULTAN's BATTERY

Over Day 3 & 4, we will be enjoying the surrounding local areas. You can also enjoy birdwatching as this area is a host to 127 different species including hoopoe, drongo, hornbill, kingfisher and the magnificent crested serpent hawk.

Day 5SULTAN's BATTERY to PALAKKAD

Today morning we will leave for Palakkad driving through the beautiful Western Ghats.

Day 6PALAKKAD

You are in Palakkad. Take the day at leisure and relax in peaceful surroundings. We will also be visiting nearby villages where you can meet local potters and basket weavers at work. We will take long walks and cycle rides through the local villages and attend puja ceremonies.

Day 7PALAKKAD to NERIAMANGALAM

Today, after breakfast, we will leave Palakkad and continue to Neriamangalam where you will be staying for two night in a homestay.

Day 8NERIAMANGALAM

Today, your day is at leisure. You can enjoy guided forest trek, spend a day birdwatching, borrow the property’s bicycles, meet the local villagers or explore the Western Ghats.

Day 9NERIAMANGALAM to KANAM

Today, in the morning, you will leave Neriamangalam and drive to Kanam for a two-night stay at 1920s plantation bungalow surround with tea hills and backwaters.

Day 10KANAM

Today you will be exploring the surrounding countryside. We can arrange walks through many of the surrounding plantations, visit a neighbouring tropical garden or take a leisurely bicycle ride.

Day 11KANAM to KUMARAKOM

Today, after breakfast, you will be driving to Kumarakom where you will stay for three nights at Coconut Lagoon. This is Kerala’s most beautiful region. Alternatively, you can choose to stay at the Marari Beach Resort or Niraamaya – Surya Samudra close to Kovalam.

Day 12 &13KUMARAKOM

Over the next two days, you are at leisure to relax and enjoy Coconut Lagoon. Explore the backwaters and birdlife through a canoe ride.

DAY 14KUMARAKOM to KOCHI

After breakfast leave Kumarakom and drive to Kochi.

Day 15KOCHI

Today we will be exploring Fort Kochi with a guide. We will walk the historic town to Kochi. Start the tour by visiting the church of St Francis, the oldest European church in India. Thereafter, walk to the town’s waterfront – site of the iconic Chinese fishing nets. We will be visiting Mattancherry Palace, which was built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Raja of Kochi, and the town’s fine 450-year-old synagogue which is the oldest functioning synagogue in Kerala. Later we will go for a sunset cruise along the harbour.

Day 16KOCHI to THE UK

Today you will be transferred to Kochi Airport for your flight back to the UK.

TOUR ENDS

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FAQ

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

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.

Are entrance fees to attractions included in the itinerary?

Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.

Can you cater for my dietary restrictions?

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.

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