Kerala hugs the Malabar Coast of South India. Warm and tropical throughout the year, it presents a breath taking vista of silent valleys clothed in the richest green. High in the backdrop of the western ghats are tea plantations, whilst down on the coast nestle palm-fringed beaches.
This short, introductory tour encompasses all the highlights, travelling first to the fascinating port city of Kochi ('the Venice of the East'), then into the hills and spice growing areas to search for elephant in Periyar National Park. Journeying back towards the coast, there is plenty of time to unwind and explore the myriad network of canals and waterways that cover much of the coastal plains of the state. Finally, enjoy the unique experience of a night on a converted riceboat and cruise peacefully, slowly and often unnoticed, around the lake watching village life on the riverbanks going on all around you.
Guide price £2,595 PP
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