South India: Explore Kerala

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: AHSNG

From: £695.20

Get a taste of the Indian tropics on a compact seven-day trip to India’s southwestern coast. Stroll Kerala’s sandy shores, glide through its backwaters along quiet canals on a houseboat, explore Villages and farms, and savour some of the country’s most incredible flavours. Venture into a part of India that’s truly off the beaten path amid the cool, luxuriant greens of this tropical paradise.

Day 1 Kochi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Kochi/Thekkady (1B)

Visit the Dutch Palace and Jewish Quarter of Kochi. After, travel to Thekkady, the spice capital of India, and visit spice and tea Plantation for a walk with a local expert to understand the medicinal value of Spices and the process of manufacturing of Tea.

Day 3 Thekkady (1B, 1L)

This morning, enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake to view bird and other wildlife of Periyar National Park. After, visit a local family home for a cooking demonstration and lunch. Relax this afternoon or opt to take a nature walk, before a Kalaripayatt (Kerala traditional martial art) performance at a local theatre.

Day 4 Thekkady/Kumarakom (1B, 1D)

Continue to Kumarakom on Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Explore the rural backwaters and take a country boat to Manjira village, meeting local people and learning about coconut farming and rural life. Watch a toddy tapping demonstration and enjoy a taste of coconut water, fresh from the tree.

Day 5 Kumarakom (1B, 1L)

This morning, meet with a representative of the Vembanad Wetlands Conservation Program to learn about the ongoing work by local communities to conserve the lake and surrounding wetlands. This project was created by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), an organization that National Geographic has collaborated with on many conservation projects€ross India over the past decade. Continue by boat to a fish sanctuary established by traditional fishermen through the program. Meet with some of the fishermen and see firsthand how their traditional ways of collecting and processing clams are models for the management of lake resources. Continue to explore Allepey, a golden streak of land surrounded by rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals, by private houseboat. Relax on the deck and enjoy the scenery, watching daily life take place along the water.

Day 6 Kumarakom/Kochi (1B)

Drive back to Kochi and take a walk in old Fort Kochi, including the fish market. This evening, attend the popular classical dance-drama of Kerala called "Kathakali," which combines literature, music, painting€ting, and dance.

Day 7 Kochi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
15/09/2019 21/09/2019 0 £869.00
29/09/2019 05/10/2019 0 £869.00
13/10/2019 19/10/2019 10 £695.20
27/10/2019 02/11/2019 16 £949.00
10/11/2019 16/11/2019 8 £949.00
24/11/2019 30/11/2019 10 £949.00
22/12/2019 28/12/2019 14 £1029.00
29/12/2019 04/01/2020 8 £1029.00
12/01/2020 18/01/2020 14 £1029.00
02/02/2020 08/02/2020 11 £949.00
16/02/2020 22/02/2020 11 £949.00
01/03/2020 07/03/2020 16 £949.00
15/03/2020 21/03/2020 15 £949.00
22/03/2020 28/03/2020 16 £949.00
19/04/2020 25/04/2020 16 £869.00
03/05/2020 09/05/2020 16 £869.00
20/09/2020 26/09/2020 16 £869.00
04/10/2020 10/10/2020 16 £869.00
18/10/2020 24/10/2020 16 £949.00
01/11/2020 07/11/2020 16 £949.00
15/11/2020 21/11/2020 16 £949.00
29/11/2020 05/12/2020 16 £949.00
13/12/2020 19/12/2020 16 £1029.00
27/12/2020 02/01/2021 16 £1029.00

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