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Classic Tour: All Kerala - 13 Nights and 14 Days

Overview
One of our Classic Tours which gives the traveller a broad selection of the main highlights of Kerala. The tour includes a stay in a vibrant port town of Cochin, the tea hills of Munnar, the channels of the backwaters and a wildlife resort. Experience jungle treks, a houseboat cruise, spice plantation visits, and a martial arts demonstration. You'll visit a wildlife sanctuary, a bustling fish market and a drive-in beach. With the classic tour, you'll experience the broad range of activities and sites Kerala has to offer.
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Average temperature and rainfall

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Vibrant Port town of Cochin
  • Enjoy an Overnight Houseboat Cruise
  • Stay in a Backwater Resort
  • Stay in a Wildlife Resort
  • Experience the Serenity of the Lush Tea Hills of Munnar
  • See the Waterfalls of Athirampally
  • Stay in a Homestay in the Midst of a 400-Acre Coffee Plantation
  • Visit the Edakkal Caves
  • Experience the Bustling Fish Markets of Tellicherry
Tour Route - Where you'll visit
1 Cochin

Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, is divided into Old Cochin (comprising Fort Cochin and Mattanchery) and Ernakulam, which is a bustling metropolis and is considered the commercial capital of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala where you can experience urban comforts on a par with other major cities in India and also the history of many centuries bygone.

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2 Alleppey-House Boat
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.
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3 Kumarakom

Kumarakom is home to the backwaters,a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. An overnight cruise is the best way to naviage through the breathtaking canals of Kumarakom.

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4 Periyar

Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest.

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5 Munnar
Once the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India it still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal get-away destination.
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6 Athirapally
Perched high above the sholayar forest ranges on the fringes of Kerala's fames rain forests Athirampally, and the many waterfalls around it provide a restful escape for those wanting to leave the hurried pace of city life behind.
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7 Wayanad
With an altitude ranging up to 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad, located in the Western Ghats of Kerala is an area which offers breathtaking locations. Mist-clad hills, lush green paddy fields, luxuriant sub-tropical rainforests, sprawling spice plantations, valleys and hills mark this beautiful place. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes as yet untouched by civilization. Wayanad spreads across about 2,000 sq kms of the Western Ghats and is recognised as a leading bio diversity region.
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8 Tellicherry
Thalassery (or Tellicherry as the British christened it during the times of the Raj), a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the 3 C's- Circus, Cricket and Cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala and needless to say Cakes and Cricket were both introduced here by the British.
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9 Calicut
Once the capital of the powerful Zamorin rulers of North Kerala and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Calicut was the most important region in Kerala in ancient times. The great voyager, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 putting it on the world map and paving the way for the west and for the many traders and invaders who followed suit.
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10 Calicut Airport
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Detailed Itinerary

Day ONE +-
  • DAY 01: Arrival Cochin
You'll be welcomed by a Kerala Travel Centre representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Cochin. Cochin is place that never ceases to amaze. Whichever direction you look, there's always a little piece of history lurking around, reminding you of the various cultures and people who have influenced the city. Once you have settled into your room, go on a sunset crise and watch from the estuary as Marine Drive comes alive with a million lights.
Overnight at the Malabar House with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TWO +-
  • DAY 02: Cochin

Go for a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin; including, the Jewish Synagogue; St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which was built in 1557 by the Portuguese; the Dutch Palace; the Spice Market; and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening, enjoy a performance of the famous, traditional dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by intricate story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. 
Overnight at the Malabar House with a vehicle at your disposal.

Day THREE +-
  • DAY 03: Cochin - Houseboat (65 km / 1.5 hrs)
Drive to Alleppey, embark on a private houseboat, and cruise on the backwaters - a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats, or Kettuvalloms, are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm-fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerising surroundings, it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals travel in canoes, and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods door-to-door in small, wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters, you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute.
Overnight on board with full board and a vehicle for your transfer.
Day FOUR +-
  • DAY 04: Houseboat - Kumarakom
Disembark from your houseboat at Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala, and check into your hotel. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Experience a rejuvenating, full-body Ayurvedia massage to aid your relaxation.
Overnight at the Coconut Lagoon with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FIVE +-
  • DAY 05: Kumarakom - Periyar (135 km / 3.5 hrs)
Drive to Periyar, an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations and elephant and tiger sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel, and go on a spice plantation tour where you will be enticed by the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and learn how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. You'll also have the opportunity to go for an elephant ride today. Relax the day adn explore the area.
Overnight at the Elephant Court with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SIX +-
  • DAY 06: Periyar
Go on a three hour, escorted jungle trek. Spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Overnight at the Elephant Court with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day SEVEN +-
  • DAY 07: Periyar - Munnar (110 km / 4 hrs)
Drive to Munnar - a hill station located 1,600 meters above sea level. Once the summer resort of the British administration in South India, Munnar still retains its colonial charm and is famous for its tea plantations, most of which are privately owned. With its sprawling estates, rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, picture postcard hamlets and undulating valleys, Munnar is an ideal holiday destination. Check into your hotel and unwind. Have the day to relax and enjoy the ambience of Munnar.
Overnight at the Ambady Estate with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day EIGHT +-
  • DAY 08: Munnar - Guruvayoor - Athirampally (150 km / 4 hrs)
Drive to Athirapally and enroute visit Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur. One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, the main attraction in Guruvayoor is the Sree Krishna Temple. Though non-Hindus are not permitted inside the temple, exploring the streets leading to the main temple entrance is a fascinating experience. Continue from Guruvayoor to Athirapally, which is located near the entrance to the sholayar forest range. A shimmering expanse of tranquil beauty, the highlight of the area is viewing a 80-feet high waterfall. Check into the Rainforest Resort, which offers stunning views of the waterfall, and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Overnight at the Rainforest Resort with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day NINE +-
  • DAY 09: Athirampally - Wayanad (261 km / 6.5 hrs)
Drive to Wayanad. Set in the picturesque Western Ghats and mountains at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level, Wayanad is littered with tropical rain forests, dense hills, rolling paddy fields, spice plantations and valleys, It is a hitherto undiscovered location offering breathtaking views. You'll visit the Edakkal Caves, a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally from one rock sitting on top on another to form a roof.
Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TEN +-
  • DAY 10: Wayanad
Explore the Wayand sanctuary where you can see many different species of birds and animals. In the afternoon, drive to Kuruva Island, an uninhabited cluster of islands in the middle of Kabani River.
Overnight at the Tranquil Plantation Hideaway with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day ELEVEN +-
  • DAY 11: Wayanad - Tellicherry (160 kms/4 hrs)
Drive to Thalassery, a vibrant fishing town in the north of Calicut which is famous for the three C's - circus, cricket and cakes. It is known for being the first British settlement in Kerala, and, needless to say, cakes and cricket were both introduced by the British. Check into the majestic Ayesha Manzil. In the afternoon or evening, see the colourful and entrancing Theyyam dance in Kannur.
Overnight at the Ayesha Manzil with full board with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day TWELVE +-
  • DAY 12: Tellicherry
Explore the bustling fish markets of Tellicherry or visit the ancient fort built by the British. You also have the opportunity to drive to the fascinating Muzhipillangad Beach - Kerala’s only drive–in beach. Drive along miles of virgin, white sands or laze on the beach and be mesmerised by the beauty of the place. In the evening, take part in a cookery demonstration by Faiza, your hostess, who is renowned for her Mopilla cuisine.
Overnight at the Ayisha Manzil with full board and a vehicle at your disposal.
Day THIRTEEN +-
  • DAY 13: Tellicherry - Calicut (70 km / 2 hrs)
Drive to Calicut (Kozhikode). Once the capital of the powerful Zamorins, Hindu Eradi rulers of the area from the 12th to the 18th century, it is a historical town. Calicut was a significant port for trade and commerce in the early centuries and Calico cotton is believed to have originated here. Today you can enjoy a relaxing, full-body Ayurveda massage at the resort. In the evening, visit Hindustan Kalari Sangam, a temple of martial arts, where traditional training in Kalaripayattu, the martial art of Kerala, takes place. Spend the evening relaxing.
Overnight at the Kadavu Resort with a vehicle at your disposal.
Day FOURTEEN +-
  • DAY 14: Calicut - Departure
Departure transfer to Calicut airport for your return flight with a vehicle for your transfer.

When Should I go?

Being a coastal state surrounded by the Arabian Sea and because of its proximity to the equator, Kerala has a more or less consistent temperature pattern in the summers and the monsoons alike. The temperature hovers around 29°C throughout the year with varying levels of humidity.
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Monsoon Months in Kerala

June and July are monsoon months in Kerala, the showers being heavy at first and then easing off gradually. Whilst these are not the best months for tours, interestingly, this happens to the best time for travellers seeking the therapeutic Ayurveda treatment which is said to be most effective in these months.

Best months for travel to Kerala

The months of October through to March are considered to be the most favourable months to travel to Kerala when the weather is sunny and pleasant. The months of April and May are also favourable for travel but the humidity tends to be comparatively higher. August and September are also good months for travel.

Price Guide

Prices are per person based on 2 people occupying 1 double/twin room and may vary based on local market fluctuations. For single supplements please get in touch.

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B&B at all hotels except where cited on the itinerary, chauffeur driven AC car, sunset cruise, Kathakali performance, Ayurveda massage, all entrance fees, guide charges, assisted airport transfers and international flights.

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Destination Nights Standard Superior Deluxe
Cochin 2 The Malabar House Residency The Malabar House Residency The Malabar House Residency
Alleppey-House Boat 1 Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape Xandari River Escape
Kumarakom 1 Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Periyar 2 Elephant court Elephant court Elephant court
Munnar 1 Ambady Estate Ambady Estate Ambady Estate
Athirapally 1 Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls Rainforest Resort Athirapally Falls
Wayanad 2 Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway Tranquil Plantation Hideaway
Tellicherry 2 Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil Ayesha Manzil
Calicut 1 The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu The Raviz resort and spa, Kadavu

The Malabar House Residency

An 18th-century Dutch colonial residence which has been converted into a small luxury hotel, the Malabar House has retained its calm spaciousness. Based in the historical centre of Fort Cochin, it faces the St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Painted in heartening yellows and whites and furnished with antiques and artwork, the resort is a haven of tranquility amidst a bustling harbour city. Outside, you can almost smell the centuries of imperial trade: Portuguese forts, Dutch and British churches, Chinese fishing nets and Jewish shops selling local spices and fabrics.

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