Discover Kerala

Visiting Cochin, Munnar, Periyar and the Alleppey Backwaters

Discover Kerala

Visit the coastal region of Kerala, famous for its beautiful beaches, exotic cuisine, rich culture and long history. This 13-day itinerary includes time on the beach, in the Ghat Mountains, in the historic capital Cochin, and on a houseboat exploring Kerala's backwaters.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Cochin

    On arrival in Cochin you will be met by our local representative and transferred by private vehicle to Malabar House for two nights (B&B).

  2. Day 2: Cochin

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart on a half day Old Kochi sightseeing tour. Intended to help you get your bearings of the city, the tour will visit the Synagogue, Dutch Palace & St Francis Church.

  3. Day 3: Munnar

    After breakfast, meet with your driver and depart Cochin for Munnar (180 Kilometres; approx. 4½ hours). On arrival in Munnar, check-in at the Windermere Estate for two nights in a Garden Room (B&B).

  4. Day 4: Munnar

    After breakfast, take a morning tour of the Windermere tea plantation and tea museum, returning to the main estate for lunch.

  5. Day 5: Periyar

    After breakfast, travel by road to Periyar (160kms; approx. 4 hours). On arrival, check in at the Spice Village Hotel for two nights in a standard Villa (B&B).

  6. Day 6: Periyar

    After breakfast, join a guided tour of the spice plantation.

  7. Day 7: Kumarakom

    After breakfast, meet with your driver and depart Periyar for Kumarakom (120Kms; approx. 3½ hours).

  8. Day 8: Kumarakom

    Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a morning visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to numerous species, including kites, harries, herons, darters, teals and egrets, as well as migratory birds such as the Siberian stork.

  9. Day 9: Alleppey

    After breakfast, meet with your driver and depart for Alleppey (25Kms; approx. 40 mins).

  10. Day 10-12: Mararikulam

    After breakfast, disembark in Alleppey, meet with driver and depart for Mararikulam (30kms; approx. time: 45 mins). On arrival, check into Marari Beach Resort for three nights in a garden villa (B&B).

  11. Day 13: Mararikulam - Kochi

    Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for Kochi (50kms; approx 90 mins).

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

13 days from £1895pp


13 days from £1895pp

Amazing India

We had the MOST AMAZING TRIP! It was full on as we packed so much in but I really loved it.


Koyo Season in Kamikochi

We were so pleased we travelled to Kamikochi in October. The scenery was wonderful.

Lynn and Alastair