Learning the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters, exploring sandy beaches, seeking out exotic wildlife, discovering how fishermens' nets can be a tourist attraction in their own right, drooling over that extra helping of delicious South Indian cuisine.
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Compared to the North, southern India is a different place working on a different pace. But you don't need to devote a month to get here; this compact trip offers a healthy taste of Kerala's stunning tropical beauty. Luxuriate on the beach and watch the sunset, explore magnificent temples, savour that last smidgen of flavour as you scrape your banana leaf plate clean. And after a night aboard a houseboat in the tranquil backwaters, you may never want to leave.
Arrive any time, an arrival transfer is included. This evening, enjoy a kathakali show, which combines literature, music, painting, acting and dance.
Explore Kochi, including visits to: old quarter of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace, St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, Santa Cruz Basilica, the fishing market and famous Chinese fishing nets. Travel to Kumarakom with option to rent a canoe and bird watch on the lake.
Drive to the Kerala backwaters and board our houseboat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the canals and lakes observing local village life, and birdwatching.
Lots of free time to explore the village and pristine beaches. Option to visit an Ayurveda spa.
Travel back to Kochi for our final evening.
Depart at any time.
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