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  • India is one of the world's great human melting pots with an incredible array of cultures, religions and ethnicities - enjoy a 9, 11 or 13-night tour visiting many wonderful sights in this magical country.
  • From beautiful Cochin to the incredible backwaters, this is an immersive, authentic tour, complete with a night on a traditional houseboat.
  • Throughout the rest of your tour, you'll be accommodated in charming 5* hotels, complete with a choice of delicious dining options!

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Your Destination

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700m in the east and 44 rivers surrounding the region, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Enjoy an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic monuments and an exotic cuisine - all of which offer you a unique experience.

Our Offers

9 Nights
6-night Kerala Tour & 3-night beach stay in Kovalam in 5* Hotels

11 Nights
6-night Kerala Tour & 5-night beach stay in Kovalam in 5* Hotels

13 Nights
6-night Kerala Tour & 7-night beach stay in Kovalam in 5* Hotels

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Day 2: Cochin
Day 3: Cochin - Periyar
Day 4: Periyar
Day 5: Periyar - Backwaters
Day 6: Backwaters
Day 7: Backwaters - Kovalam
Day 8 - 9, 11 or 13: Kovalam
Day 10, 12 or 14: Kovalam - Departure

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by a TBi representative, before being transferred to the hotel for check-in at 2 pm. Heralded as the Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) has been an important spice trading centre on the Arabian Sea coast since the 14th century. It was also the site of the first European colonial settlement in India and remained a settlement  until 1530.

Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning city tour of Cochin. Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays and National holidays) built by the Portuguese. Visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India. View the Chinese Fishing Nets, unique to this part of Kerala and a living symbol of a centuries old Chinese influence on this coast. Visit the Jewish Town and the Jewish Synagogue from outside (Closed on Fridays, Saturdays and all Jewish holidays). Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning drive to Periyar (approx 4 hours). Uppn arrival, proceed to your hotel to check-in and enjoy free time.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Periyar
At 7 am, proceed for a nature walk. This is an interpretive programme offering excellent opportunities to watch birds, butterflies and other wild life. Different nature trails traversing diverse habitats for the trekking route cover up to 4 or 5 kms in the Anavachal/ Anachuruli area. The trail often passes through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. The duration of the trek is roughly 2 and a half hours.  Return to the hotel for breakfast, before proceeding on a Jeep ride through spice plantations in the afternoon. Enjoy cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. In the evening, watch a thrilling Kalaripayattu (local martial arts performance).

Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Periyar
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning drive to Kumarakom (approx 3 and a half hours). Upon arrival in the backwaters, proceed to your hotel to check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 6: Backwaters
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and make your way to the backwaters for 12:30 pm. You will be picked up from the resort to embark on your ‘Kettuvalloms’ to cruise along the tranquil backwaters. Kettuvalloms were primarily used for transporting paddy and other goods, but are now an integral part of Kerala’s tourism. Glide along the serene backwaters where you will find locals going about their daily chores. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board.

Overnight stay on houseboat.
Day 7: Backwaters
After breakfast on board the Houseboat, disembark at 9:30 am and transfer to Kovalam (approx 4 hours). Upon arrival in Kovalam, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning city tour of Trivandrum. Visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. (Non-Hindus are not allowed inside and an outside visit for photo stop will be provided). This temple dominates Trivandrum City. Further visits to the Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or horse palace which houses numerous artefacts are possible. Visit the Napier Museum complex, where a unique collection of archaeological and historical objects are kept. In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Villa Maya Heritage restaurant, where global cuisine is presented in an elegant, restored 18th-century home with a garden patio.

Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 9 - Day 11 or Day 13: Kovalam
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time at leisure to take advantage of the hotel's facilities.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10, 12 or 14: Kovalum - Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and enjoy a transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

End of Services.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in rooms as per itinerary on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Our members have the opportunity to Upgrade to a Half Board Stay (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) at the next stage of the booking process.

Please Note:
Guests will enjoy a complimentary Full Board Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) when they stay one night on the Houseboat.

Guests staying at the Cardamom County Hotel 5*, The Zuri Kumarakom Resort & Spa 5* or The Travancore Heritage Hotel 5* on Christmas Eve (24th December) or New Year's Eve (31st December) will have an additional fee added to the cost of their booking, payable for mandatory gala dinners on these dates.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Cochin: 2-night stay in a Deluxe City View Room at the Crowne Plaza Cochin 5*

Periyar: 2-night stay in a Periyar Cottage at the Cardamom County 5*

Backwaters: 1-night stay in a Zuri Lagoon Room at the Zuri Kumarakom Resort & Spa 5*

Backwaters: 1-night stay on a Standard Houseboat

Kovalam: 3, 5 or 7-night stay in a Premium Mansion at The Travancore Heritage 5*

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Adult
1 Child

Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included throughout this offer.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

You’ll need to get a visa before travelling to India. You can find further information about how to apply on the Indian High Commission website.

India’s Bureau of Immigration has announced that with immediate effect, foreign nationals who arrive at an Indian port holding non-machine readable passports will be denied entry. 

To transit through India you will need a transit visa. You can find more information on the Indian Immigration Bureau website.

All applicants of Pakistani origin who hold dual British-Pakistan nationality must apply for an Indian visa on their Pakistan passport. Those who have either renounced Pakistani nationality or cancelled their Pakistani passport would need to submit documentary proof of this.


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit and

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.

You can take medicines into India as long as you carry the prescription with you. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances are prohibited. For further information, contact the High Commission of India in London or view the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the website of Indian Customs. Guidance on best practice when travelling with medicines is also available on the NaTHNaC website.

Mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever occur all year round. There’s been an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever, including in New Delhi.

UK health authorities have classified India as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Cases of Chikungunya Virus have been confirmed in India, including in New Delhi. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 9, 11 or 13-night stay in 5* hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary (upgrades possible at the next stage of the booking process)
  • Complimentary lunch at the Villa Maya Restaurant in Trivandrum
  • Local English-speaking guide included as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits included as per itinerary (nature walk in Periyar, Jeep ride through the spice plantations, Kalaripayattu show in Periyar, Trivandrum city tour)
  • Free consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor and a foot massage (Travancore Heritage Hotel only)
  • 10% Discount on food in the hotel restaurant (Travancore Heritage Hotel only)
  • 15% Discount on spa treatments (Travancore Heritage Hotel only)
  • All applicable taxes included as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Return transfers included in air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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