FAMILY ADVENTURE THROUGH SOUTH INDIA

A 17 DAY TOUR

BANGALOREMYSOREKABINIOOTYCOIMBATOREPOLLACHIDINDIGULMADURAIPERIYAR  – ALLEPPEYCOCHIN

Tour Highlights:

  • A fully immersive journey of discovery for all the family through the highlights and best kept secrets of Kerala.
  • Visit the colourful markets and fabulous Sri Meenakshi Temple in Mysore.
  • Head off on a safari in search of wildlife and maybe a tiger in Kabini.
  • Discover how tea is made in the former British Hill Station of Ooty.
  • Ride the rails on the toy train built in 1908.
  • Enjoy bullock cart rides and village walks, visit farms and pick your own coconuts in the villages around Pollachi.
  • Experience a boat ride, spice plantation visit and meet an elephant in Periyar.
  • Cruise the famous backwaters of Alleppey.
  • Explore Fort Cochin, its shops and cafes and galleries and spice markets.

Kerala is the perfect Family Friendly destination in India. This is a wonderful itinerary which takes in a wide variety of different destinations, guaranteed to ensure you sample the best of God’s Own Country and keep the kids happy. From hill stations to backwaters, tea plantations to teeming temples, from wildlife reserves to farms and villages it is a showcase of Keralan life. Ride the rails on an ancient toy train, cruise the backwaters on a houseboat, visit villages by bullock cart, go on safari by jeep. Try your hand at bird watching, picking coconuts, sample the different foods of each region.  Every day on this itinerary is a journey of discovery and an adventure in itself.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day Activity Location Accommodation
1 After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure. Bangalore Goldfinch
2 Drive to Mysore via Sri Rangapatnam. Check into the hotel. Mysore Windflower
3 Spend the day exploring this charming it temples and markets. Mysore Windflower
4 Transfer by road to Kabini. Afternoon jeep safari in the National Park. Kabini The Serai
5 Morning and afternoon game drives in search of wildlife. Kabini The Serai
6 Transfer by road to Ooty.  Visit the tea gardens to discover how tea is made. Ooty Sherlock Homes
7 Take the winding toy train ride down the hillside to Coimbatore. Coimbatore The Zibe
8 Transfer by road to Pollachi. An afternoon visit to the local villages will be arranged. Pollachi Coco Lagoon
9 Explore the area, visit farms by bullock cart, visit coconut plantations or just have a day at leisure by the pool. Pollachi Coco Lagoon
10 Transfer by road to Athoor Village. Rest of the day at leisure. Dindigul Cardamom House
11 Explore the village and temples of the area, bird watch or have a day at leisure in the pretty location. Dindigul Cardamom House
12 A leisurely start for the short drive to Madurai.  Spend the rest of the day visiting the markets and the fabulous Sri Meenakshi Temple. Madurai The Heritage
13 Transfer by road to Periyar. Rest of the day at leisure. Periyar Tree Tops
14 Enjoy a morning boat ride on the lake. In the afternoon visit the spice plantations and meet one of the local elephants! Periyar Tree Tops
15 Transfer by road to the backwaters of Alleppey for an afternoon cruise and overnight stay on a houseboat. Backwaters  Houseboat
16 Cruise the backwaters again in the morning and then transfer to Cochin. Afternoon at leisure, evening enjoy a traditional Keralan theatrical Kathakali performance. Cochin Old Harbour
17  Explore Fort Cochin, try a tuk tuk ride, visit the cafes and markets. Cochin Old Harbour
18 Depart

Best time to visit: October – March

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TOUR COST – Per person Cost on Twin sharing basis

Validity Based on 02 Persons in 01 DBL room on Twin sharing Based on 04 Persons in 02 DBL room on Twin sharing Extra Person / Bed sharing Master DBL room
01 Oct 2018  – 19 Dec 2018

& 11 Jan 2019 – 30 Apr 2019

£2410.00 £2158.00 £1236.00
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