Tour Highlights:

  • Take time to discover the Old Fort area in Cochin, after the standard sightseeing spend time sauntering around it’s cafes, art galleries and stores, try its various restaurants and soak up the changing atmosphere of this historic yet fun town.
  • Discover the art of making a traditional Keralan meal with Nimmy Paul.
  • Explore the further recesses of the Backwaters on this in depth multi day cruise which takes you away from the main tourist trail and into the narrow canals and villages to discover what life is really like in this unique biosphere.
  • Enjoy time at the beach, either relaxing or exploring the villages and temples surrounding this region. Try an early morning yoga session or sample an ayurvedic massage or two, after all, this is a holiday, one should take time to relax!

It is so easy to rush around India, ticking off the main highlights and dash off to the next destination. However, we believe that there is more to India than its monuments, in our less is more collection of itineraries, we give you that space, add a night in each destination allowing you the time to discover that little bit more that interests you whether that be the food, the people, the art or just allowing you to have some time to relax! This itinerary takes in three completely different destinations, the fascinating town of Cochin, with its multitude of influences from British to Dutch to Portuguese to Indian!  A new café scene has recently emerged and there are some charming art galleries too. Delve deeper into the backwaters than a day cruise or limited overnight cruise can allow for, a longer journey allows you to venture off the beaten path and discover a Backwaters that remains unspoiled. At the end, spend time relaxing at the beach, stroll along at sunset, try yoga in the morning, this is all about doing as much or as little as you would like!



Day Activity Location Accommodation
1 After you arrive at your hotel, the rest of the day will be at leisure Cochin Brunton’s Boat Yard
2 A full day sightseeing of Cochin. Cochin Brunton’s Boat Yard
3 A day to explore at leisure, take a tuk tuk, visit art galleries, relax in a café over a leisurely lunch. Cochin Brunton’s Boat Yard
4 Transfer by road on the short drive to Alleppey. Board the houseboat and rest of the day at leisure. Backwaters Houseboat
5 & 6 Spend the day exploring the more narrow canals and villages of this region. Backwaters Houseboat
7 Transfer to Mararikulam. Rest of the day at leisure. Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort
8 Day at leisure. Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort
9 Day at leisure. Marari Beach Marari Beach Resort
10 Depart

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