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If you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you, based on current Foreign Office advice.
 
If you are ready to start planning you next holiday, our 'Book with Confidence' pledge has been created to give you peace of mind. For new bookings made before 31 March 2021, we will not charge if you need to move your holiday dates or change to a new destination due to Covid-19, up to 60 days prior to travel. You can move your holiday to any time up to 31 December 2022.* If you are unsure of your future travel plans when you need to make this change, we will provide you with a 100% credit, valid for travel through to 31 December 2022.
 
* Terms and conditions
We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect any seasonal differences. Sometimes non-refundable deposits are required by local suppliers, which would be specified prior to booking. If you are unable to travel, we would secure a credit note for future travel from these suppliers, but you would not get a cash refund for these items. Flights that have already been issues will be subject to the rules of your airline & therefore may not be refundable or changeable. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays – offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK & Europe.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Kerala Holidays Houseboats Backwaters India Tour Cochin Periyar Munnar

Kerala Holidays, Houseboats & Backwaters

Kerala Holidays, with their Houseboats & Backwaters, offer a gentle introduction to India. Renowned for its famous Ayurvedic spa treatments, yoga culture & glorious beaches, the warm tropical climate is inviting and the southern Indian cuisine is delicious. But the jewel in Kerala’s crown is its magnificent Backwaters - a network of freshwater lakes and rivers that stretches over 930 miles and provides a vital waterway for transporting people and their produce.
 
On all Kerala holidays you should include an overnight stay on one of the traditional rice houseboats on the Backwaters, combined with a private India tour that visits the capital of Cochin, the wildlife of Periyar National Park, the tea plantations of Munnar & the beaches of Kovalam. You can also include a home stay at Kumarakom, a birding hot spot on the vast Vembanad Lake.
 
Staying on houseboats on the Backwaters during Kerala holidays, you can observe the traditional way of life as you cruise along the many canals and lakes. You can select your own dinner from the local fish market, which your crew will prepare in the delicious southern style, while you enjoy another magnificent sunset. Afterwards you can relax on the glorious beaches of Kovalam.
 
For expert advice on Kerala holidays, houseboats on the Backwaters of India & private tour to Cochin, Periyar & Munnar, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our India brochure (PDF 1.2 Mb)
 
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The spice trading port of Cochin (now called Kochi) is the gateway to the beautiful state of Kerala on the southwest tip of India. On Kerala holidays you will be introduced to the cuisine of southern India and its relaxed rural way of life. The tea producing hill station at Munnar is a popular stopover on Kerala holidays, as is Periyar National Park where you can see wild Asian elephants.
 
Be sure to include an overnight on one of the traditional rice houseboats on the vast Backwaters. Then relax at a beach resort on the Arabian Sea, such as Kovalam with its warm shallow waters that are ideal for swimming. On Kerala holidays you will have the opportunity to participate in early morning yoga classes and don’t forget to try out an Ayurvedic spa treatment, for which this region is world-famous.
Beautiful Kerala, with Houseboat + Kovalam Beach
IPG12K
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,496
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Periyar Asian Elephants India Kerala Houseboat Munnar Kovalam

See a more relaxed side of India on this wonderful holiday to beautiful Kerala in the southwest. From the port city of Cochin, once the centre of the spice trade, visit the tea plantations at Munnar & get up close to Asian elephants in Periyar. Stay overnight on a traditional Rice Houseboat, then relax on Kovalam beach. English speaking guides, private driver & all sightseeing included.

Periyar Asian Elephants India Kerala Houseboat Munnar Kovalam
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Cochin
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City Tour & Dutch Palace
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Thattekad
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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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Munnar
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Tea Plantations
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Periyar Elephants & Tigers Reserve
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Kerala Backwaters
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Rice Houseboat
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Kovalam Beach
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Cochin
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City Tour & Dutch Palace
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Thattekad
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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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Munnar
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Tea Plantations
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Periyar Elephants & Tigers Reserve
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Kerala Backwaters
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Rice Houseboat
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Kovalam Beach
Temples of Tamil Nadu + Kerala
IPM14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Photo Tamil Nadu Temple Tour Kerala Pondicherry Chennai Periyar

Explore the temples & cultures of Tamil Nadu in south India, with your own private driver/guide. Starting from Chennai (formerly Madras), visit the Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram, French-influenced Pondicherry & the temples of Tanjore & Madurai. See Periyar's wild elephants, stay on a Rice Houseboat & relax on the beautiful Kerala backwaters. English speaking guides & sightseeing included.

Photo Tamil Nadu Temple Tour Kerala Pondicherry Chennai Periyar
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Chennai (Madras)
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Mahabalipuram Port
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Pondicherry
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Tanjore
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Madurai
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Periyar
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Kerala Backwaters
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Kumarakom
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Rice Houseboat
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Mararikulam Beach
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Chennai (Madras)
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Mahabalipuram Port
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Pondicherry
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Tanjore
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Madurai
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Periyar
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Kerala Backwaters
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Kumarakom
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Rice Houseboat
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Mararikulam Beach
Golden Triangle + Ranthambore + Kerala
IPG15D
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Kerala Houseboat India Taj Mahal Rajasthan Golden Triangle

This top-selling holiday combines the cultural treasures of Jaipur in Rajasthan & ancient Delhi, with relaxation in beautiful Kerala. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra & Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, then fly to Kerala. Stay overnight on a traditional Rice Houseboat, before relaxing on Mararikulam Beach. English driver & city guides, tiger safari (with private jeep) & all specified sightseeing included.

Kerala Houseboat India Taj Mahal Rajasthan Golden Triangle
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Delhi
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Agra Fort
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Taj Mahal
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Fatehpur Sikri
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Jaipur
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Cochin
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Kathikali Dance Show
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Kumarakom Backwaters
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Mararikulam Beach
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Delhi
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Agra Fort
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Taj Mahal
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Fatehpur Sikri
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
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Jaipur
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Cochin
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Kathikali Dance Show
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Kumarakom Backwaters
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Mararikulam Beach
Birding in Western Ghats + Kerala Houseboat
IPW12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Birding In Western Ghats Kerala India Thattekad Endemics Holiday Tour

Enjoy birding In the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala in India. Spot many Thattekad endemics at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, visit Munnar hill station, Periyar Tiger Reserve & Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on this holiday. Spend a night on a traditional rice houseboat & relax at Mararikulam beach. English speaking guide, all tour transfers & local naturalist birding guides included.

Birding In Western Ghats Kerala India Thattekad Endemics Holiday Tour
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Birding in Western Ghats
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Kerala India
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Cochin
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Thattekad Endemics
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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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Munnar
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Periyar Reserve
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Rice Houseboat holiday
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Mararikulam tour
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Birding in Western Ghats
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Kerala India
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Cochin
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Thattekad Endemics
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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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Munnar
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Periyar Reserve
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Rice Houseboat holiday
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Mararikulam tour
Tiger Safari + Kerala: Kanha + Pench + Kovalam Beach
IRD12M
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,790
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
India Tiger Safari Kerala Kanha Pench Cochin Houseboat Kovalam Beach

This classic India tiger safari combines Kerala with jeep safaris in two of the country's most famous tiger reserves - Kanha & Pench. Afterwards fly Cochin in southern India for a city tour and spend a night on a traditional rice houseboat on the tranquil Kerala backwaters. Complete your holiday relaxing on warm Kovalam beach. All transfers & jeep safaris included.

India Tiger Safari Kerala Kanha Pench Cochin Houseboat Kovalam Beach
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India Tiger Safari + Kerala
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Nagpur
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Kanha Tiger Reserve
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Jeep Safaris
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Pench Tiger Reserve
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Cochin
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City Tour
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Kathikali Dance
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Rice Houseboat
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Kovalam Beach
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India Tiger Safari + Kerala
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Nagpur
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Kanha Tiger Reserve
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Jeep Safaris
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Pench Tiger Reserve
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Cochin
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City Tour
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Kathikali Dance
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Rice Houseboat
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Kovalam Beach