India: Emerald Backwaters

Asia

Starting at $4160pp

  • Purposeful Itinerary

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 ms in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine...All of which offers a unique experience.

Slowdown in Kerala. A Family Adventure Journey to God’s Own Country.

Age Related Activities

Children Under 12

- Elephant Safari

- Kathakali Dance drama

Teen Itineraries

- Bamboo Rafting

- Philipkutty farm to learn Keralan cooking

- Kayaking through Alleppey Backwaters

Adult Itineraries

- Kalaripayattu’ the traditional Martial art of Kerala

- Morning Yoga Session

Key Itinerary Content

Kerala is not called God’s own country for no reason – while it has a favorable fix for every demography of tourists, it’s an ideal family destination for sight-seeing, vacationing, re-bonding and unwinding. Historical spots and natural abundance also interests the kids in learning, and traditional ways of living makes them understand the heritage of this wondrous land. Come to Kerala, a perfect place for a family adventure!

7-Day Itinerary

City Destinations

  • Kochi
  • Periyar
  • Munnar
  • Kumarakom

Itinerary Highlights

  • House backwater cruise
  • Cooking class
  • Meeting with local community at Backwater Village - Kumarakom ( Kumarakom Village is First Responsible Tourism Village in India )
  • Tea Experience at Munnar and Trekking through the plantations
  • Spice Plantation Tour in Periyar
  • Practice Martial Art with Locals
  • Kathakali Dance Performance show
  • Dress like a Local in Kumarakom
  • Meal with a Planter Family
  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Elephant safari  through the Cardamom Plantations

3-Day Extension Taj Mahal

City Destinations

  • Delhi
  • Agra

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Performance “Mohabbat-e-Taj”, based on the love story of Taj Mahal

CommUnity Impact Opportunities

Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. One of the most prominent Sikh temples, Bangla Sahib feeds more than 10,000 people every day, irrespective of cast, creed, color or religion. This is an integral part of ‘Seva’ or service, which is part of the Sikh faith. The temple also organizes various other socio-philanthropic activities and its picturesque setting is perfect to calm, relax and contemplate. Engage yourself in community service at the Langar of the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion

Visit a Spice Farm

Visit spice plantations, accompanied by an experienced naturalist; pepper, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon are all cultivated here and we’ll learn all about the traditional, organic techniques used to prepare the spices for the kitchen.

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