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There is no better way to experience Kerala than by taking our 6 night/7day tour. Meander through waterways on Kerala's backwaters and explore hidden treasures.
You will be met on arrival followed by a brief city tour of Trivandrum. Overnight at the Uday Samudra hotel.
Travel North to Alleppey and board your fully furnished traditional house boat. Lunch, dinner and overnight on your house boat.
Drive to Cochin and spend some time at leisure, then experience a 'Tuk Tuk' ride followed by a performance of traditional Kathakali, a classical, colourful dance drama. Overnight at the Sreeragam Luxury Retreat.
Sightseeing in Cochin marveling at sights such as the Dutch Mattanacherry Palace. Overnight at the Sreeragam Luxury Retreat.
Venture deeper into Kerala's green heart visiting tea and spice plantations en route to Thekkady. Enjoy the Periyar wildlife sanctury, home to herds of Elephant as well as the majestic tiger. Overnight at the lakeside hotel Aranya Nivas.
Early morning cruise of Piryar lake to view the wildlife and a chance to see elephants on the lakes fringes. After the jungle adventure proceed to Elanthoor Mannaas home stay. Visit Aranmula Temple and the Manufacturing Centre of Aranmula Kannadi. Overnight at Mannaas Home Stay.
Transfer to Trivandrum or Cochin Airport for an onward flight or to your respective beach resort.
A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £72 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 30 days before your proposed travel date and takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 30 day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa.
This tour will run with a minimum of 2 people.
|Depart UK||Arrive UK||Price|
|01 Apr 2018||30 Apr 2018||£339pp|
|01 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2018||£359pp|
|01 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||£399pp|
|01 May 2018||31 May 2018||£349pp|
|01 Oct 2018||31 Oct 2018||£389pp|
|01 Nov 2018||14 Dec 2018||£449pp|
|15 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2018||£449pp|
|01 Sep 2018||30 Sep 2018||£339pp|
Half Board Supplement from just: £39pp
Full Board Supplement: £75pp
This tour can be taken either at the beginning or at the end of your holiday in Kerala. Single travellers and couples may not always travel as a group. If the hotels detailed are not available alternatives will be used of a similar standard. The tour may also be reversed but all sites mentioned & content will remain the same.
Depending on flight times, an extra night may need to be spent prior to the tour at the first hotel. The cost on Bed & Breakfast is £49pp. Single supplement £49 daily.
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