What’s Included

  • Return international flights with luggage allowance
  • Private Tour
  • 11 nights in good 5* and 4* accommodation throughout
  • Half board basis
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary, Entrance fees to Monuments and sightseeing places
  • Services of an English Speaking Guide service in Kochi & Kathakali Show on day 2
  • 1-hour boat ride in Thekkady
  • Spice plantation tour in Thekkady
  • Ayurveda Talk with the Doctor & Garden Walk (The doctor will be explaining about in-house ayurvedic plantation during this walk on day 7 at Fragrant Nature resort)
  • Cooking demonstration at Fragrant Nature backwater resort in Kollam on day 7
  • Bird & butterfly watching at Fragrant Nature resort in Kollam on day 8
  • 1-hour speedboat through the backwaters &mangrove in Kollam on day 8
  • Lakeside or Poolside dinner in Fragrant Nature resort on day 8 Subject to Weather Conditions
  • 1 Hour Complimentary Ayurvedic Massage for 2 adults at Kovalam
  • Regional airport departures including- Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Stansted, Glasgow, Bristol, Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Cork - supplements may apply
Itinerary in Brief
  • Cochin: 4* Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel ( 2 nights ) / Garden View room
  • Munnar: 5* Fragrant Nature Munnar ( 1 night ) / Tropic Green rooms
  • Thekkady: 4* Cardamom County ( 2 nights ) / Periyar Cottage
  • Alleppey: 5* Lakes & Lagoons Houseboat ( 1 night ) / Premium Houseboat
  • Kollam: 5* Fragrant Nature Paravur ( 2 nights ) / Lake View Premium Terrace Rooms
  • Kovalam: 4* The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort ( 3 nights ) / Beach Grove Room


Day 1


Arrive Cochin, where on arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Its name itself brings up thoughts of fishing nets, spices, Ayurveda and ships sailing over the blue sea. Appearing to be growing daily and different from the rest of Kerala, it’s a fusion of traditional and modern cultures. With skyscrapers touching the sky on one hand against the shadows of the majestic Fort, Kochi is everybody’s delight. Interestingly, the common factors between both these worlds are the red city buses, yellow auto rickshaws, and ever-friendly people. From old times, the city has been host to Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, French and the British traders who also came here to admire this piece of beauty. It now is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with three IT parks in close proximity. It isn’t difficult to determine the potential of this city in terms of business and employment. To sum it up, Kochi is the best starting point to explore God’s own country, since most famous places in Kerala are here, close to each other. Spend rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight In Cochin.

Day 2


Breakfast at the hotel. Later enjoy city tour covering Mattancherry Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500-year-old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market. Later in the evening enjoy the colourful performing art – Kathakali Dance.

Overnight in Cochin.

Day 3

COCHIN - MUNNAR (120 Kms. /approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years.

On arrival in Munnar, check-in at the hotel. Later proceed towards Tea Museum which gives an insight into the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point, and Flower Garden.

Overnight in Munnar.

Day 4

MUNNAR – THEKKADY (110 Kms. /approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, start your drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 5


Post breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed in bathing and swimming here. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters. Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear.

Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves.

Overnight in Thekkady.

Day 6

THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY (160 Kms. /approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerala, while you stay in the houseboat.

Overnight On Houseboat.

Day 7


Start the day with morning breakfast and then you check out from the houseboat at 10:00 a.m. Today you will drive from Alleppey to Kollam which is 90 km. far and takes around 2 hours to reach. Upon reaching Paravur near Kollam, check in at the Fragrant Nature Resort and take some rest. The stunning location and breath-taking beauty of the resort with take your tiredness away. The postcard scenery view of the resort will make your stay a wonderful experience. At 4:30 pm, we have arranged for you a serene garden walk accompanied by Ayurveda talk with the doctor who will share insights about in-house Ayurveda plantation within the resort. After enjoying your time with Mother Nature, at around 6 pm you can attend a 45 minutes cooking demonstration with the chef who will teach you how to prepare the local delicacies of Kerala and give you insights about the local food culture. During night explore a range of cuisines at the famed garden restaurant and enjoy a dining experience conjured with choicest ingredients.

Overnight Stay at the Resort.

Day 8

Explore and Enjoy at backwater Resort in Kollam and Nearby Beaches

The 8th day of your Kerala holidays starts with a rejuvenating activity i.e. bird and butterfly watching tour within the resort at 7 am. The tour gives you an opportunity to see different kinds of birds and butterflies living in their natural habitat. After the tour, at around 7.30 am till 8.30 am, you will be offered a refreshing one-hour speed boat tour. This is going to be one of the most memorable experiences you will have on this trip. The speed boat passes through the beautiful mangroves and landscapes giving you an opportunity to witness the local village life very closely. After having breakfast, between 10 am to 1 pm you may take some rest and enjoy the in-house resort facilities and later after 1 pm, head to the famous beaches of Kerala, Varkala Beach (15 km. from the resort) and Kappil Beach (8 km. from the resort). Also known as Papanasam Beach, Varkala Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand renowned for its solitude and impeccable beauty. The water of the beach is known to have medicinal and curative properties. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy waters can cleanse your body of impurities and all sins. In addition to this, it offers a pleasing view with crystal blue waters and cliffs in the backdrop. Kappil Beach is a beautiful beach-backwater destination known for its tranquillity, natural beauty and soothing atmosphere. The glittering waters of Arabian Sea, golden sand and thick groves of casuarinas trees make this place a must visit. The west side of the beach is the blue Arabian Sea and the east side is the greenish waters of Edava Narayana Lake which merge together to give a mesmerising view. Enjoy dinner at the Lakefront dining or poolside dining as per the weather conditions.

Overnight stay at the backwater resort.

Day 9


Start of your day with a delicious breakfast and gear up for an exciting day of adventure ahead. A scenic destination that is a must-see during your trip in Kovalam is the Lighthouse Beach. This picturesque location has silvery-white sands and coconut trees that dot the perimeters of the beach. The highlight of this beach is the 30-metre high lighthouse situated at the far-end of this beach. You can reach the top of this spot by climbing a total of 142 steps. The spot also has an observation deck which offers some stunning sights of the surrounding areas Kovalam Hawa Beach is also a fantastic beach to get some much-needed sunlight and to enjoy the lovely sunsets in Kovalam. You may spend the rest of the day shopping in and around the numerous markets that are situated near the beach area. These markets are the perfect place to purchase some authentic Kerala goods such as spices, aromatic oils, wall décor and other memorabilia.

You may check in at the hotel 3 nights @ Leisure

Day 10 - 11


Full day is at Leisure at the resort at kovalam.

Day 12


Breakfast at the hotel. Later assisted transfer to the TRIVANDRUM AIRPORT to board a flight to onward destination.


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Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel

The Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel takes pride in offering a host of 21st-century amenities to ensure that its guests enjoy a comfortable, relaxing, and luxurious staying experience. Its long list of amenities plays a vital role in making it one of the most popular and welcoming boutique hotels in Fort Kochi, Kerala.

Fragrant Nature Munnar

The shrill whistle of a bird. Somewhere, a window opens. Voila! A stunning view of mist-clad mountains. Feel the chill of the magnificent heights. Drink in the crisp air. Hug your woollens tight. Watch the sun idle on the sweeping meadows. Gently calling you outdoors. Time to set your inner compass. Hike through the breath taking scenery. Caress the dew-scaled tea-leaves. Engage in silent conversation with a timid Nilgiri Tahr. Witness the Neelakurinji bloom. Draw deep on the fragrance of nature. Discover your soul.

Fragrant Nature—a luxury 5-star hotel with the finest vantage views of the verdant mountains—is situated in a choice location of Munnar. Lose yourself to the postcard scenery, underlined by a world-class hospitality and service. Fragrant Nature Munnar is styled similar to the design of local planter bungalows with cozy fireplaces in every room. Our All-day dining restaurant showcases the best of North/South Indian & Arab delicacies with choicest ingredients and exotic pairing. Watch your stress and little worries seep away with the luxuriant Ayurvedic spa massages at the state-of-the-art Spa—it's leading highlight.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

Cardamom County

The first ISO Certified four-star resort in Kerala, Cardamom County is conveniently perched on the gradient of a gently sloping hill facing the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The architecture and landscaping of the entire Resort have been thoughtfully created in deference to the ethereal beauty of its natural surroundings. The interiors of the resort have been aesthetically designed and furnished in an appealing blend of contemporary styling and a natural charm.

Lakes & Lagoons Houseboat (ALLEPPEY)

Lake Royale includes round the clock AC, luxurious Interiors, modern amenities, special menu and a canoe ride complimentary for an hour. A houseboat cruise along the placid backwaters is a rare and unique experience. The Lakes and Lagoons fleet of houseboats are virtually loaded with luxury; well appointed with plush interiors, all modern amenities, and cutting edge safety features. Choose from 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom houseboats depending on your need, We are the most preferred houseboat service provider to all major tour operators in the country, by virtue of our unparalleled hospitality and impeccable customer service.

Fragrant Nature Paravur

Awake to the morning warbler’s call. As dawn calls attention to itself. Match the sun’s vigour as it searches the air. Watch flitting butterflies smitten by pearls of morning dew—a moment caught in a silken tableau of light. Watch your stress and little niggles seep away with your yoga sessions and Ayurvedic spa massages at the Prana Spa.

Fragrant Nature 4 Star Resort, Kollam, Kerala in South India—is a consummate backwater experience. Lose yourself to the postcard scenery—a bewitching collage of blue and green—underlined by world-class hospitality and service. Explore a range of cuisines at the famed garden restaurant—a dining experience conjured with choicest ingredients.

It’s more than superlatives. It’s more than what you see. It’s about you. Simply be you.

The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort

The Travancore Heritage is a sea side resort in 15 acres of lush green coconut garden and landscaped environs located at Chowara - south of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala. The resort stands on a high cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea and a long wide beach of powdery white sand. The Travancore Heritage is conceived and developed as a Heritage Property to bring to life the age-old traditional architectural splendor of the region with its typical timber houses and 'Nalukettus' with tiled roofing, which allow for living in communion with all the elements of Nature Travancore Heritage, the glistening brand new heritage property of 15 acres built with recreated palaces and 'nalukettus' of vintage Kerala is situated on the pristine beach front of Chowara, south of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Travancore Heritage is a venture of Joy's Resorts and Hotels



Prices are per person & based on 2 adults sharing. Price Includes all flights, accommodation, and tours as shown, all round trip transfers and 23 kg baggage allowance on all flights. Emirates & Gulf Airlines from London, on selected departure dates above. Subject to available hotels and flights.

Next Step?

To find out more information and make a reservation, contact one of our Specialist Travel Experts directly on 0800 840 8192. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email at enquiries@claridontravel.com