Up the Malabar Coast


Up the Malabar Coast

This extended tour covers the highlights of coastal Kerala, from south to north, with a foray into the fragrant Cardamom Hills, whose tea plantations and cool weather provide a welcome counterpoint to the tropical heat of the lower elevations, and a welcome wind down on the beach at the end.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Trivandrum

Fly from London to Trivandrum via the Middle East.

Day 2 - 3: Trivandrum

Arrive in the morning for a two night stay. First afternoon is reserved for your leisure, on day 3 visit the local sights and the Padmanabhapuram Palace.

Day 4 - 5: Periyar National Park

Drive northwards to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and stay two nights. Full day of activities inside the park: walking, bamboo rafting and a cruise on Lake Periyar.

Day 6 - 7: Munnar

Drive through the Western Ghats to tea country in Munnar for a two night stay. Visit a local Tea factory and the Tea Museum.

Day 8 - 9: Kumarakom

Journey to the picturesque backwaters near Kumarakom and stay two nights. Experience life on the myriad waterways unique to this area.

Day 10: Cochin

Drive to Cochin and explore this colonial town on foot; stay overnight.

Day 11 - 12: Thalassery

Take an express train to Thalassery; a colonial town in northern Kerala for a two night stay. Visit local sights and enjoy spicy Malabari cuisine.

Day 13 - 14: Nileshwaram

Drive to Nileshwaram for two nights; relax on the tranquil beach. Day 14 is reserved for your leisure.

Day 15: Bengaluru

Drive north to Mangalore airport, for a short flight to Bangalore; stay overnight.

Day 16: Fly back to UK

Fly back to London via the Middle East.

Hand Picked By

Rachel Jones

This tour covers the area that I have known for a very long time, Kerala. Whilst I accept I as biased, it is a beautiful part of India and a "must not miss" in my opinion. You also get chance to see some of the real India in the lesser known backwaters of the country.

Rachel Jones

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Departure Airport: London
  • Guide Price: Please call for latest price
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