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Kerala Family Activity Holiday
Kerala Family Activity Holiday, India
Kerala Family Activity Holiday (KF - 01)
Region : South India
15
Days

Activity

Comfort

Cost per Person

US$ 1300

(US$ 1300 per adult and US$ 1200 per child)

Tour Overview

Kerala is one of the leading destinations for a small family looking for an activity holiday. Safe and scenic with lots of undiscovered places, a vast span of mountains, lush green forests, and magical backwaters and beaches, Kerala offers a complete holiday. Rich in culture, you will be interacting with the local communities getting to know about their lifestyles and experience the rich cuisine. The tour offers both luxury and adventure with treks in the forests, birding in the lowlands, paddling through the backwaters and a wonderful time on a farm. Accommodation is arranged at heritage villas, country homes and resorts. Best time to go: August to May

Kerala Family Activity Holiday

Day 1, 2: Fort Cochin
On the first day of your Fun, Family, Adventure tour, you will arrive at Kochi International Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to the city. Kochi is a fascinating historical city worth exploring with its narrow streets, spice scented shops enveloping the ‘pardesi’ synagogue, the Dutch museum showcasing murals depicting Hindu mythology and endless rows of shops selling anything from lamps to spices. The experience is heightened on the tuk-tuks that abound in this area. A walk past the Chinese fishing nets and a wonderful rendition of the classical dance, Kathakali in the evening would be an apt ending to your visit to this city.  
Day 3-5: At a Spice Farm
You will be spending the next three days in an organic spice farm to experience life in the interior of Kerala. This farm cultivates a variety of spices which has made Kerala famous throughout the world. This is a working farm. The place is child-friendly as well. They can play in a huge garden, a pool, try to milk a cow or help the farmer to bring the chicken in. The specialty of the place is that everything from fruits, vegetables, spices, milk and honey are all produced organically without pesticides or chemical fertilizers in the farm. There is no better way to learn about Kerala’s rich rural traditions than staying here for a few days.
Day 6, 7: Munnar
After a spectacular transfer through impressive narrow mountain roads, where you can admire waterfalls, the tea plantation and the view of the Western Ghats, you will reach Munnar, the hill station at 1500 meters high in the mountains. There you can explore the tea plantation, learn how to make tea, trek to find some rare endemics birds , wildlife, ride on a mountain bike to some remote villages and talk to their welcoming inhabitants. You will enjoy the fresh mountain air at the charming tea town of Munnar.
Day 8-10: Wildlife at Periyar Tiger Reserve
One of the few habitats remaining for wild tigers in India (and indeed, the world) Periyar is part of Project Tiger, a wildlife conservation project designed to protect Royal Bengal Tigers from extinction. Set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats, this protected area covers some 777 km², out of which a 350km² forest part of the core zone known as the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Famous for its picturesque (though artificial) lake and of course the tiger (which number about 40), the park is also home to 62 different kinds of mammal. The most well known of these are the park’s famous herds of wild Asiatic elephants, which often come to bathe in Periyar lake. This well-preserved park is run by the forest department helped by local tribes & local communities who still live in the periphery of park. Here you can go on treks into the rain forest, go on wildlife safari walks, visit the spice plantations, visit the Wildlife Museum and  do a boating safari on the impressive lake inside the park.
Day 11: Riceboat Cruise
Once again you will head down to the plains, passing through numerous spice growing villages of Kerala, rubber estates and paddy fields before arriving at the backwaters and embarking the houseboat. These are reworked model of Kettuvallams (in the Malayalam language, Kettu means "tied with ropes", and vallam means "boat"), which, in earlier times, were used to carry rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. It is both enchanting and relaxing as you lounge on the deck for a memorable cruise through the waters of the backwaters.
Day 12-14: At the Marari Beach
After a leisurely morning spent kayaking in the backwaters, your next destination is the white sandy beaches of Marari for the end of this tour. Your stay will be at a resort on the beach. There you can enjoy the beach and the sea, relaxing or visiting the surrounding areas on cycles, giving you a good chance to interact with local people or go fishing with the local fishermen.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Boutique hotels, resorts, Forest Lodges & home stays
  • Most meals
  • Varied activities suited for children
  • All transfers by aircon vehicle
  • English speaking guide/ driver
  • All walks & safaris

 

Holiday Feedback

This was the holiday of a lifetime that we will hold dear in our memories. The quality and variety of the experiences in the itinerary of the family tour in Kerala were hugely enjoyable, informative and unforgettable. We really felt that we had immersed ourselves in the beauty and culture of Kerala. The quality of the accommodation organised was luxurious and exciting and staff were consistently kind, friendly and informative. Highlights were the time with elephants, the trecks in many different parts of Kerala, the quality and luxuriousness of the accommodation, time spent at Dewelakom organic farm and the consistent charm of our guide Deepu.  Hugh Garling 2016-08-21

The most exciting part of our holiday was having a varied programme with a mixture of activities ( kayaking, swimming, hiking and cycling) interspersed with fantastic scenery and wildlife and very friendly and informative staff. It was a wonderful family orientated holiday, with fun activities, beautiful countryside, helpful staff and excellent food. We made some wonderful memories; I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend. Dinah Perry 2017-01-16

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FAQs

Q. Do I Need A Visa To Travel To India?
Yes. Please see : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html

Q. When Is The Best Time To Visit Kerala for this tour?
The best time to visit is from August to May.

Q. Should I take out Travel Insurance Before travelling for this tour?
Yes, it is highly recommended that you take out travel insurance before travelling to India, covering any medical situation, hospitalisation, cancellation and loss of your baggage. We cover your causality evacuation to the nearest hospital which is included in the cost. However, this does not cover the cost of medical treatment at the hospital.

Q. Do I have a guide for this tour?
You would have a driver cum guide who is proficient in spoken English. For sightseeing & special side tours, we provide specialist guides.

Q. What are the health risks?

There are very minimal health risks if you follow our instructions on drinking only certified bottled water and food from safe sources identified by us.

Q. Is this holiday safe for children?
Yes, absolutely. We arrange only those activities considered safe for children.

Q. What are the age limits for children?
Technically all ages, but to get a feel of this holiday, it would be better for the child to be above 6 years.

Q. Can this tour be tailor-made?
Yes

Q. Is First Aid available?
Yes, the driver carries a comprehensive First Aid bag. For those suffering from allergies or require any special medication will need to bring those along. All our staff have undergone St John’s Ambulance First Aid Training course and are qualified. In case of serious injuries or emergencies, we have identified hospitals nearest to the tour routes to safely evacuate you to the nearest hospital.

Q. Are banking services easily available in areas visited?
Yes. Banking services and numerous ATMs available throughout South India

Q. Can I use my credit Card during this trip?
Yes, all the resorts & most shops in locations mentioned in this itinerary accept credit cards

Q. Is South India a good destination for a Beach Holiday?
Definitely yes & this tour has a beach element built into this. 

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