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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.
 
Tamil Nadu in South India is renowned for its historic temples and many World Heritage sites, and can be combined with Kerala or enjoyed as a holiday on its own.  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.
 
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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.
 
South India is renowned for the temples of Tamil Nadu state. Chennai, a bustling port on the eastern Coromandel Coast since the 1st century, is the best starting point. Formerly known as Madras, it’s home to one of our most popular curries.
 
On holidays to Tamil Nadu you will be spoilt for choice, with many World Heritage Sites found in this state, such as the ancient shore temple and caves in the old port of Mahabalipuram and the Great Living Chola Temples at Thanjavur.
 
Wander through the French Quarter in Pondicherry, one of the last footholds of the retreating French in the 19th century, admire the famous Roman Catholic Church in Velankanni (the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health) and visit some of the museums and art galleries of Trinchy, including the Rock Fort and Sri Jambukeshwara Temple - one of the five major Shiva temples of Tamil Nadu.
 
Take the train to Coimbatore to visit the hill station of Ooty, in the Nilgiri Hills and don’t overlook Mysore, famous for its many palaces and festivals. On holidays to Tamil Nadu also stop at Srirangapatnam, situated on an island in the Kaveri River and formerly the Summer Palace.
 
End holidays to Tamil Nadu in the garden city of Bangalore (now known as Bengaluru), the capital of Karnataka state and the Silicon Valley of India.
Beautiful Kerala
IPS12K
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,496
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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 the South - Chennai to Bangalore
IPU15C
15 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
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Travel to Southern India to explore its culture & cuisine, starting from Chennai (Madras). Visit the ancient stone structures at Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry & pilgrimage shrine to 'Our Lady of Velankanni'. Seer the temples of Thanjavur & Trichy, take the train to the hill station of Ooty, drive to the palaces of Mysore & garden city of Bangalore. English speaking city guides, private driver & sightseeing included.
Temple Tour Southern India Chennai Mahabalipuram Ooty Bangalore
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Chennai (Madras)
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Bay of Bengal
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Mahabalipuram Port
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Pondicherry
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Velankanni
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Thanjavur
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Trichy
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Ooty Hill Station
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Mysore
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Bangalore
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Chennai (Madras)
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Bay of Bengal
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Mahabalipuram Port
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Pondicherry
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Velankanni
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Thanjavur
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Trichy
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Ooty Hill Station
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Mysore
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Bangalore
Temples of Tamil Nadu + Kerala
IPT14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
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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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Rice Houseboat
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Kumarakom
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Cochin
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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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Rice Houseboat
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Kumarakom
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Cochin
Mumbai + Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari + Kerala
IPK12M
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
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Combine bustling Mumbai, with Bandhavgarh National Park - renowned for some of the best tiger sightings in India. Afterwards fly to beautiful Kerala in southern India, with its tranquil lakes & backwaters. Visit Kumarakom & stay overnight on a traditional rice houseboat. Complete your holiday relaxing on Kovalam beach. English speaking city guide, private driver, jeep safaris & sightseeing included.
Tiger Safari Kerala India Bandhavgarh Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Delhi
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City Tour
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India Gate
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Bhandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
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Tigers
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Jeep Safari
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Sloth Bear
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Mararikulam
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Cochin
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Delhi
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City Tour
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India Gate
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Bhandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
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Tigers
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Jeep Safari
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Sloth Bear
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Mararikulam
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Cochin
Best of India: Golden Triangle & Kerala
IPG15D
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
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OFFER: less £100 pp if booked by 31 May: 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 Kovalam Beach. English driver & city guides, tiger safari & all specified sightseeing included.
Photo 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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Kovalam 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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Kovalam Beach
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