Our family-friendly journey is the perfect introduction to the scenic southwestern corner of India. From picturesque old hill stations and colonial trading ports to wildlife sanctuaries and pristine beaches, there much to see, appreciate and digest on this varied tour. The tour features backwater cruise on houseboats.
Best time to go
The tour begins at Kochi on the Malabar Coast, with its handsome old colonial buildings harking back to the day when this was the hub of India’s lucrative spice. After exploring Cochin we head inland to the green hills for a two-night stay in the lovely old hill station of Munnar. We enjoy a gentle walk through the hills and tea plantations, visiting the picturesque village of Annamudi, before we head across to the city and arrive at thekkady. After seeing the spice plantations around Thekkady, we visit Periyar National Park to watch wildlife including elephants and tigers. We descend to the coast for an enjoyable cruise along the picturesque Kerala backwaters before the tour concludes with some downtime on beautiful beaches of Marari’.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive at Kochi international airport. After a traditional welcome transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free to explore the place. Overnight Hotel
In the sightseeing programme of Fort Kochi today visit Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and St Francis church. Return to hotel In the evening there is a possibility of an optional visit to watch Kathakali dance. Overnight Hotel
In the morning drive to Munnar, a beautiful hill station located approximately 1,600 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats. Rest of the day free after check in. Overnight Hotel
After an early breakfast drive to the tiny village of Nagarmudi where, accompanied by a local guide, start trekking into the Seven Malai hills. Afternoon Visit Team Museum. In the evening return to the hotel. Overnight Hotel
Drive to Thekkady and, upon arrival, transfer to Periyar and check into hotel. Afternoon visit to spice garden. Overnight Hotel
Morning, jungle walk in Periyar National Park. Evening enjoy boat trip on Periyar Lake. Rest of the day free. Overnight Hotel
In the morning drive to Alleppey for afternoon boat cruise on the famous backwaters. With all meals on board stay overnight on boat. Overnight Houseboat
After a relaxing breakfast on the houseboats disembark and drive to Marari. Enjoy the sunset at Marari beach. Overnight Hotel
Day at Leisure, today relax at the beach or you may have an option to go for some Ayurveda massage. Overnight Hotel
Tour Concludes. After having a delightful breakfast drive straight to Cochin. On arrival you will be transferred to the airport of Cochin to catch our flights back to our respective destinations.
Flexibility Guaranteed! Using the above itinerary as a guide you can fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have. On receiving your enquiry we will respond with prices and work with you to create a truly personalised holiday experience that is in your budget and personal style.
Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
With a dedicated focus on active, experiential tours and exciting new destinations, ACTIVE INDIA specialises in active, outdoor adventures, cultural discovery and wildlife tours across India for families, small groups and independent travellers.
Enjoy complete flexibility in planning and booking your tours with Active India for a truly personalised India holiday that fits your budget and requirements.