Duration of Tour : 11 Nights/12 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Houseboat, Alleppey and Marari

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin

You will be met on your arrival at Cochin International airport and transferred to the Eden Garden. Cochin or Kochi (new name) is the palm green commercial capital of Kerala and the first stop of your Kerala homestay tour. Eden Garden, built almost 250 yrs ago in the Fort Cochin area, is the home of Judith and Mel Cyprian. The homestay is maintained with a lot of care and love by the Cyprian’s and gets many repeat visitors. Rooms are clean, airconditioned & welcoming, all guests who have stayed at this homestay have loved the home cooked food served here. Overnight in Cochin.

Day-02 : In Cochin

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting - St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets. Overnight in Cochin.

Day-03 : Cochin - Munnar

After breakfast, depart for Munnar by road(150 kms/4 ½ hrs). Munnar is one of the most beautiful Hill stations of Kerala, famed for its manicured tea plantations and quiet colonial atmosphere. On your arrival in Munnar, check into the Rose Garden Homestay. The Rose Garden Homestay, is located amidst an unending expanse of cardamom, rubber, tea plantations and has been set up as an eco friendly homestay. The homestay, which is a just a few kilometers from Munnar town, is managed by the Tomy family, who are a traditional agriculturist family from the region. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with traditional style verandahs overlooking the lush green plantations. Overnight in Munnar.

Day-04 : In Munnar

Breakfast at the Hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy the many attractions of Munnar including Tea plantation visits, and possibly visit to the Tea Museum. Overnight in Munnar.

Day-05 : Munnar - Periyar

After breakfast, depart for Periyar by road (110 kms/04 hrs). Periyar is the next stop of your Kerala homestay tour. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the best maintained wildlife sanctuaries in Southern India, giving an opportunity of spotting elephants, leopards, bisons, amongst various other species of flora and fauna, and even an occasional tiger. On your arrival in Periyar check into the Pepper County. Spread across 7 acres of lush green landscape with Spice plants and fruit trees, the Pepper County is a heritage homestay, close to the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. In the evening short jungle trek with a naturalist to watch flora, fauna and avifauna. Overnight in Periyar.

Day-06 : Periyar - Houseboat

After breakfast, depart for Alleppey by road (170kms /04 hrs) to board houseboat for overnight cruise in the backwaters of Kerala. Cruise takes you through the palm fringed canals and is a unique way to discover Kerala. Evening candlelit dinner on board houseboat. The night spent on the Houseboat will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Kerala tour. Overnight on board the Houseboat.

Day-07 : Houseboat - Alleppey

After breakfast, disembark the houseboat in Alleppey. Alleppey is often called as "Venice of east" because of its numerous waterways. These huge networks of lagoons, canals, and lakes are the lifeline of Alleppey. On your arrival in Alleppey, check into the Nelpura Heritage Homestay. The Nelpura Heritage Homestay, adjoining the 150 year old ancestral house of the Chacko family showcases traditional Kerala architecture and wood carving. The homestay offers comfortable airconditioned rooms and is set beside a canal. Activities at the Nelpura homestay include canoeing, village walks and even cooking classes. Overnight in Alleppey.

Day-08 : In Alleppey

Breakfast at the Hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy the many activities and the peaceful serene surroundings of the Nelpura heritage homestay. Overnight in Alleppey.

Day-09 : Alleppey - Marari

After breakfast, depart for Marari by road (50 kms /01 hr). Marari Beach, is now central Kerala’s best known beach destination, and it gives an authentic experience of the world of Kerala’s traditional fishing villages and rural surroundings. On your arrival in Marari, check into the Marari Villas. Developed by Rupert, a British national and Olga, his Russian wife, the Marari Villas are located right on the beach. The property has two cottages and a 3 bedroom villa, each with full equipped kitchenettes, making them ideal for a relaxed beach holiday. Overnight in Marari.

Day-10 : In Marari

Day at leisure to enjoy the quiet Marari beach, or explore the nearby fishing villages and local markets. Overnight in Marari.

Day-11 : In Marari

Day at leisure to enjoy the quiet Marari beach, or explore the nearby fishing villages and local markets. Overnight in Marari.

Day-12: Marari - Cochin and Depart

After breakfast, depart for Cochin International Airport by road (60 kms/01 hr) intime to board your flight home.

Travel Dates
Tour Price
Low Season (16 Apr'14- 30 Sep'14) USD 1016 per person
High Season (01 Oct'14-15 Apr'15) USD 1328 per person

Extra supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2015 and 05th January '2016 and during the month of February.

  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis (except onboard Houseboat where all meals are included) at the hotels mentioned above.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using a chauferred air-conditioned Car exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours alongwith a local English Speaking Guide/Naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments/park exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.