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Classic Family Tour Of Kerala


Classic Family Tour Of Kerala

Classic Family Tour Of Kerala

5 Days

 

01 Depart UK  
02 Arrive Cochin
  • Relax On Arrival At Cochin
  • Kalari Martial Arts Demonstration
03 Cochin
  • Sightseeing At Fot Cochin
04 Thekkady
  • Riding Elephants At Elephant Junction
05 Thekkady
  • Spice Villages At Kumily
  • Wildlife Boat Trip On Periyar Lake
06 The  Backwaters
  • Rice Boat On The Southern Backwater
07 Beach
  • Beach Stay For Number Of Nights As Required
 

Depart Kerala

Arrive UK

  • Transfer To Airport

 

This Is A Private Tour With Your Own Vehicle And Driver-Guide

When To Go: July - April

Classic Family Tour Of Kerala

Family Friendly Tour With Elephant Rides, Wildlife Safaris And Rice Boats.

 

Kerala is a great location for a Family Holiday. The travelling distances are relatively short as it is a small, compact state. Kerala has also consistently enjoyed the highest quality of life in India. This fact combined with an idyllic climate and lush tropical landscapes makes it a very easy introduction to India for kids of all ages.

 

All hotels featured are family friendly and most have either Family Rooms or Interconnecting Rooms with lots of facilities to keep active kids busy.

 

Highlights include an amazing demonstration of Kalari Martial Arts at Cochin to the sound of musical instruments. At Elephant Junction in Thekkady there are Elephant Rides, and even a chance to bathe with Elephants. At The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Safari Boats take you to watch wild Elephants, Indian Bison and even a Tiger. A journey on a Private Family Rice Boat on the backwaters will be the highlight of any family holiday in Kerala.

 

The shallow beaches of Kovalam are ideal for safe sea bathing during the Winter Season. A combination of this tour and a beach stay in Kerala will make an ideal two week family holiday. 

 

Recommended For: Families who wish to tour Kerala in child-friendly hotels with activities that are of interest to children.

Cochin Harbour

Cochin Harbour

 

Chinese Fishing Nets at cochin

Chinese Fishing Nets at cochin

 

Taj Malabar

Taj Malabar


Elephant Junction at Thekkady

Elephant Junction at Thekkady

 

The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court

 

Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park

 

The Backwaters

The Backwaters

 

Marari Beach

Marari Beach

 

Kayamkulam Lake

Kayamkulam Lake

 

The Coconut Lagoon

The Coconut Lagoon

Day 01 - Depart UK

Depart UK – Overnight flight.

 

Day 02 - Cochin 

Relax On Arrival At Cochin 

Cochin is only about 40 minutes away from the Airport. 

 

Evening Kalari Martial Arts Performance  

Kalari is reputed to be the most ancient martial art form in the world. 

 

E N S Kalari has a fascinating daily demonstration in the evening for 1 hour with 6 or 7 warriors participating in the demonstration. Kalari items are performed accompanied to the sound of traditional musical instruments.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

5 STAR: Taj Malabar

 

Day 03 - Cochin 

Tour Of Fort Cochin With A Local Guide

All of the attractions of Fort Cochin are just a short walk away from each other. Start off at the famous Chinese Fishing Nets by the narrow harbour channel. Walk past the pretty Church of St Francis: the oldest church in India (1503) built by the Portuguese, to the Parade Ground with interesting and historic buildings all waiting to be explored.

 

Evening Cruise Through Cochin Harbour  

Cochin has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. A sunset cruise takes you past the anchorage of the Indian Navy at Willingdon, the Bolghatty Island and views through the harbour mouth out towards the open sea.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

5 STAR: Taj Malabar

 

Day 04 - Thekkady 

Elephant Junction

High in the hills of Thekkady is an Elephant Camp called Elephant Junction where you can go on Elephant Rides or Bathe With Elephants and even challenge an elephant for a Tug-Of-War Competition – the elephant always wins of course!

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

4 STAR: The Elephant Court

 

Day 05 - Thekkady 

Guided Tour Of Abraham Spice Garden

A family tour of the most famous Spice Garden in Kerala. A walk around the garden takes 1 hour and you can see interesting spices like pepper, vanilla, cardamom and fruits including many varieties of banana. 

 

Boat Trip At Periyar National Park 

Periyar is probably the best place in India to watch wild elephants. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favourite haunt for frolicking in the water. Scores of them can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the Leopard, Wild Dog, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Sambar, Gaur (Indian Bison), Wild Boar, and Sloth Bear. If you are very lucky you may even catch a glimpse of one of the reserve’s 40 Tigers!

 

A Boat Safari is the best way to observe animals by the water’s edge. Top deck seats are booked for a better view.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

4 STAR: The Elephant Court

 

Day 06 - Backwaters 

The Backwaters

A boat journey through Kerala’s Kuttanad Country, a 75km stretch of shimmering waterways incorporating rivers, lagoons and lakes is one of the World’s Great Travel Experiences and will be the highlight of your holiday to Kerala.

 

The waterways are lined by swaying palm trees and Chinese Fishing Nets, cooled by a gentle breeze, and studded with water hyacinths. All kinds of craft ply these waters ferrying cargoes of spice, rice, nuts, coir (coconut fibre), copra (dried coconut) and people. 

 

Your Luxury Or Deluxe Private Rice Boat

All Rice Boats have A/C Cabins and each boat has a fully equipped kitchen and an experienced cook to prepare authentic Kerala cuisine including sea food specialties and fresh vegetables. Families are provided with large 2-Cabin Rice Boats. 

 

RICE BOAT JOURNEY – Alleppey’s Southern Backwaters

One of Kerala’s secrets is that by far the most beautiful backwaters lie to the south of Alleppey.

 

This route takes in idyllic villages such as Thottappally, Thrikkunnapuzha and the Kayamkulam Lake, where one can see a lovely fleet of Chinese Fishing Nets. Night anchoring takes place at Vallikkavu or Alumkadavu where the world famous ‘Hugging Guru’’ or Amma’s Ashram is situated. If interested you can go to visit to the Ashram in the evening.

 

Day 07 - To Kerala’s Beaches

The cruise continues in the morning until you reach Alleppey Jetty where it ends at 10:00 am. 

Kovalam Beach

The best option for families is a stay at the famous Kovalam Beach in Southern Kerala. The 3 crescent shaped bays at Kovalam contain some of India’s finest sea-bathing beaches, with particularly shallow water during the Winter Season from October – April. It is possible to go in to the sea for up to 100m at waist height in certain places.

 

There are a lot of restaurants that provide western style food as well as delicious Indian cuisine. Grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns and kalamari are sourced fresh from the sea at Kovalam. 

 

Marari Beach 

Marari has the great advantage of being located just 20 minutes from the Boat Landing Point at Alleppey. If you prefer a quiet end of tour family beach stay, there are some rather exclusive beach resorts at Marari. 

NOTE: You can choose as many beach nights as you require.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF HOTEL:

4 STAR: The Coconut Lagoon

 

Depart Kerala

Daytime flights arrive back in UK the same day.

NOTE: If you do not require a beach stay, you may need to add a stopover night at Cochin prior to your departure.

Classic Family Tour Of Kerala

Room And Breakfast (Rice Boat: Full Board)
Based On 4 Persons Sharing 2x DBL/TWIN Rooms

 

SUMMER: 01/05 – 30/09 WINTER: 01/10– 30/04

 

FEATURED TOUR – LAND HOLIDAY ONLY
  SUMMER 2015 WINTER 2015
FIRST CLASS HOTELS £444 PP £556 PP
STANDARD 3 STAR HOTELS £402 PP £502 PP

 

FEATURED TOUR - WITH FLIGHT PACKAGE (LHR)
  SUMMER 2015 WINTER 2015
FIRST CLASS HOTELS £982 PP £1076 PP
STANDARD 3 STAR HOTELS £942 PP £1022 PP

 

*Based On Lowest Non – Peak Period Airfares

*For Package Price With Child Airfares (Valid If Under 12 Years Of Age) Reduce. The Above Rates By Approximately 15% - 20%.

 

FLIGHTS AND AIRFARES TO KERALA

INCLUDES

  • Private tour of Kerala in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary including Boat Ride at Periyar Lake National Park.
  • Services of local English speaking guide at Cochin.

 

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

  • Children under 6 years of age sharing parents bed are given this tour FREE OF CHARGE!!
  • Special rates available for 2 adults and 1 child sharing triple room.
  • Discounts available for families and groups.
  • Flight and accommodation supplements may apply at peak periods.

 

TAILOR MADE ALTERATIONS

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities, additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.

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