Don't just take our word for it, see what people are saying on Trip Advisor:
'“Relaxing ambiance in old style near beach" (Hotel Jasmine Palace)'
Reviewed: 21 April 2015
'“Highly recommendable!” (Abad Pepper Route)'
Reviewed: 10 April 2015
'“AWESOME EXPERIENCE” (Kerala House Boats)'
Reviewed: 12 June 2015
'“A little piece of paradise” (Mannaas Veedu)'
Reviewed: 13 November 2014
Miles of golden coastline, hills home to tea and spices and elegant houseboats set within a languid network of backwaters - there’s no place quite like Kerala in South India...
Today we’re offering you an 8-day Kerala tour including tours, transfers, overnight cruise and breakfast for £449pp!
With today's fantastic deal, you’ll spend eight memorable days in India’s southern paradise of Kerala learning about the region’s history and culture from a friendly and experienced English-speaking tour guide. Along the way, there'll be a whole host of exciting destinations to explore, including Vembanad Lake, Illandur, Kovalam and more. Truly magical, this package includes all tours, transfers, accommodation, an overnight boat cruise and breakfast each day of your stay. Simply check out the detailed itinerary below:
After being greeted at the airport, you'll be privately transferred to the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winning Abad Pepper Route hotel in the coastal town of Cochin. Situated within walking distance of the sea, you'll have the rest of the day to unwind and explore the bustling seaside town on your own.
Your second day will see you take in many of the must-see sites the town has to offer, from the Jewish Synagogue, St. Franis Church (the oldest European church in India) and the Santa Cruz Basilica. In the evening an enthralling traditional ‘Kathakali’ dance performance awaits.
After breakfast you'll head to Allepey, where you'll embark upon a private cruise on the beautiful Backwaters. Manned by a small crew, you'll enjoy the sites and sounds associated with life on the river as you travel toward Vembanad Lake; you can sunbathe on the deck, relax in your luxury en-suite cabin and dine in style with a delicious candlelit dinner in the evening.
Upon waking, you'll find the converted rice barge-turned houseboat will have arrived at the tranquil Vembanad Lake. After making your way back onto solid land, you'll be driven to Ilandur, a quiet village in the Pathanamthitta district. Here you'll be staying at the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winning Mannaas Veedu countryside homestay, where you'll stay for two fabulous nights. On your first day here, you'll enjoy a relaxing full-body massage Ayurveda massage before settling down for the evening amongst your idyllic surroundings.
In the morning you'll pay a visit to the elephant training centre in Konni, where you'll get the chance to get up close and personal with some Indian elephants! Come afternoon you'll be heading to Aranmula village, where you'll discover the secrets behind the dwellings ancient crafts.
Day 6 & 7
It'll be time to head to Kovalam, the most popular beach destination in Kerala. Here you'll check into the majestic Jasmine Palace for the remainder of your tour. For these two days you'll get full freedom to enjoy the three famed beaches in the area, of which the Lighthouse beach is the most famous. For those keen on a little more exploration, the local markets make for ideal destinations to head for if you're looking for some souvenirs to take home with you.
You'll get a full private transfer to Trivandrum airport to conclude your memorable 8-day tour.
The deal can also entitle you to a Wowcher Wallet Credit. Click here for more info.