South India: The Kerala Coast
Cochin, Munnar, Kumarakom, Allepey, and Kovalam, the entire span of the beautiful western India coast. India's south is as different from the north as the Mediterranean is from Scandinavia or America's deep south is from New England. Enjoy the laid-back pace of the south, its wonderful beaches, hill resorts, backwaters and ancient culture.
Starting at only $1099 per person
Day 1 ARRIVE COCHIN
Meeting, greeting, and assistance on arrival at Cochin International Airport. Transfer to the Le Meridian Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 COCHIN - MUNNAR (175 KMs)
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Cochin, visiting the synagogue, the old palace, Francis Church and more. Afternoon leave by car or coach for Munnar. On arrival check in at the KTDC Hill Resort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 MUNNAR
Day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 MUNNAR - KUMARAKOM (175 KMs)
Morning after breakfast leave by car or coach for Kumarakom. On arrival transfer to the Hotel Golden Water. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 KUMARAKOM - ALLEPEY (45 KMs)
Morning after breakfast leave by car or coach for Allepey and the backwaters. On arrival transfer to a houseboat for daytime cruising and an overnight stop.
Day 6 ALLEPEY/KOVALAM (200 KMs)
Morning after breakfast leave by car or coach for Kovalam. On arrival transfer to KTDC Samudra. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 KOVALAM/COCHIN (250 KMs)
Morning after breakfast leave by car or coach for Cochin. Remainder of the day at leisure. Late evening transfer to International Airport to connect to onward or
The program includes a local guide and an air-conditioned vehicle in each city where the sightseeing tours are included. Three-star accommodations as noted with breakfast only unless other meals are noted in the itinerary. Entrance charges of less than $5 per person will be extra.
Two to four people $1189 per person, twin sharing
Five to eight people $1099 per person, twin sharing
Single room supplement $632
UPGRADE TO FOUR STAR HOTELS
The Malabar Residency in Cochin, Club Mahindera Lake Resort in Munnar, The Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kumarakom, and the Leela Lake View in Kovalam. Add $478 per person twin-sharing to the three-star rates. Add $613 for a single room to the three-star rates plus the three-star single supplement.
COMBINE THIS TRIP WITH THE DRAVVIDIAN ADVENTURE and see the best of the whole south
Add $435 per person and combine our two flagship South Indian trips into a wonderful 13 day / 12 night program, covering the whole region.