Discover the rich history and unique culture of Kerala and Goa on this 15-night tour with a difference.
Lying in the south-west, along the Malabar Coast, Kerala is a bright and verdant region that often contradicts the typical perception of traditional India. The beautiful climate of the region produces a mesmerising bounty of pungent spices, aromatic tea and exotic fruits. The region has a diverse landscape changing from mountains and deep valleys to open coastal plains and tranquil backwaters.
Stretching along the Arabian Sea in western India lies Goa, a sun-soaked state famous for its beaches, seafood and laid-back tropical atmosphere. Relax on one of Goa’s many golden sandy beaches and admire the unspoiled, palm-fringed coastline. From classic curry dishes to seafood specialities, there is no shortage of culinary treats for the taste buds in Goa. You will also have the unique opportunity to visit spice farms and tea plantations on your trip, learning about one of the most important trades in this region of India.
Immerse yourself in local life on this once in a lifetime trip to Kerala and Goa as you visit regional villages and markets, sample local cuisine and enjoy some relaxation time on golden, sandy beaches.
- Flights from Glasgow to Cochin, returning from Goa (all via Dubai)
- 2 nights in Cochin to include a heritage walk around Fort Kochi and a traditional Kathakali dance performance
- 2 nights in Munnar including a guided tour of Munnar and visits to Mundackal Tea Plantation and Eravikulam National Park
- 2 nights in Thekkady with an excursion to Periyar National Park
- Overnight on a traditional houseboat in the Kerala backwaters
- 2 nights in Alleppey on the shores of Vembanad Lake with a local cooking class
- 4 nights in Goa with a full day tour and free time to enjoy the beach
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Crowne Plaza Cochin 5*
The Crowne Plaza Cochin hotel is ideally located in the new business district of Cochin city, near the NH 47 bypass. The hotel is close to key attractions including Marine Drive, Cochin Port, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s facilities which include a variety of authentic restaurant options, a bar, spa and leisure facilities, outdoor pool tropical garden and tranquil waterfront setting.
Chandys Windy Woods Hotel 4*
The setting for Chandys Windy Woods Hotel, which is terraced into the hillsides of the tea plantations around Munnar, is nothing short of spectacular.The resort is ideally situated, only 13.8 km from the city center of Munnar. Guests can enjoy many local points of interest in the vicinity such as Eravikulam National Park, the scenic Munnar Lake and popular Echo point. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre and a garden and terrace.
Poetree Sarovar Portico 3*
The Poetree Sarovar Portico Hotel is located at a unique vantage point on top of a hill and surrounded by forest and untouched land in Thekkady, Kerala. Guests can relax and admire the unforgettable views over the Periyar forest with the distant backdrops of waterfalls and the Periyar River. The Thekkady region is famous for its wildlife reserve and is considered a haven for natural spices. Guests can explore the nearby vicinity which features a splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River. Guests can enjoy the hotel facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool, retaurant and garden.