Inspiring India with ITC

Overview

With an abundance of green jungles, palm-fringed beaches, rolling hills, tea plantations, paddy fields and stunning beaches, Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful and tranquil states.

What's Included:

  • Return flights from London
  • Transfers
  • Half Board
  • Excursions as per the itinerary

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Depart London

Today you will board your flight for Kochi.

Day 2: Arrive in Dubai

Upon arrival in Dubai, you will stay in transit to connect your onward fight to Kochi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel followed by check-in. Overnight is at Eighth Bastion, Kochi. Bastion room with Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Kochi

Breakfast is at the hotel. After breakfast, you will enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Kochi visiting Mattancherry Palace (closed on Friday), Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday afternoon & Saturday), various Churches and Chinese fishing nets. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, you will witness the Kaleidoscope dance performance which is an amalgamation of six traditional dance forms of Kerala including Kathakali dance. Overnight is at Eighth Bastion, Kochi Bastion room with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4: Kochi - Munnar

Breakfast is at the hotel. After breakfast you will be driven to Munnar [140 Kms, Approx. 3-4 Hrs Drive]. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon, you will be at leisure. Overnight is at Windermere Estate, Munnar. Garden room with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5: Munnar

Breakfast is at the hotel. You will enjoy a guided walk through the Tea Plantations. Later, you will be taken for a visit to the Tea Museum [closed on Monday] where you can understand the process of tea making.
Rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight is at Windermere Estate, Munnar. Garden room with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 6: Munnar - Madurai

Breakfast at the hotel . Later you will be driven to Madurai [ Approx 152 kms/5 hrs ] On arrival check-in at the hotel. Late evening, you will proceed to the Meenakshi temple complex to witness the evening prayer ceremony. Overnight is at The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai , Madurai. Superior room with Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Madurai

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will proceed for half day city tour of Madurai visiting Shri Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight is at The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai , Madurai. Superior room with Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Mannar - Thekkady

Breakfast is at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be driven to Thekkady. [Approx 148 Kms, 04-05 Hrs Drive] Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon, you will be at leisure. Overnight is at Spice Village, Thekkady. Spice Garden Cottage with Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Thekkady

Early morning, you will be taken on nature walk with private naturalist. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will enjoy a walk in the spice plantation [Approx. 1 Hr activity and host will explain the facts]. Afternoon, you will be at leisure. Overnight is at Spice Village, Thekkady. Spice Garden Cottage with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10: Thekkady - Kumarakom

Breakfast is at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be driven to Kumarakom (Approx 151 Kms / 04-05 Hrs).Upon arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight is at Coconut Lagoon. Heritage Bungalow with breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11: Kumarakom

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will proceed to board the houseboat for day cruise which includes lunch. In the evening dis-embark at the jetty point. Overnight is at Coconut Lagoon. Heritage Bungalow with breakfast and Dinner.

Day 12: Kumarakom - Mararikulam

Breakfast is at the hotel . After breakfast, you will be driven to Mararikulam. [29 Kms / Approx. 1 – 1 ½Hrs drive] Upon arrival you will check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day, you will be at leisure. [No transportation] Overnight is at Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam. Garden Villa with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 13 - 14: Mararikulam

Breakfast is at the Hotel. These days, you will be at leisure. [No transportation] Overnight is at Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam. Garden Villa with Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 15: Mararikulam - Kochi –Dubai

Breakfast is at the resort. At an appropriate time, you will be met and transfer to Kochi airport [72 Kms / Approx. 02 –02 ½ Hrs] to connect onward flight to London via Dubai.

Upon arrival in Dubai, you will stay in transit to connect your onward fight to London. Please contact airlines staff for any assistance.

Day 16: Arrive in the UK

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Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2024
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: From £3,299pp
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