Showing you the best of Kerala with Tamil Nadu  Just £1,495. 15th Jan – 29th Jan 2024 Fully Booked, 2026 tour (There is no 2025 tour) will be announced.       

We begin our journey in the colonial part of Cochin (known as Fort Cochin) facing out into the Arabian sea. This will give you a taste of old Kerala: with its spice trade, Chinese fishing nets along a rustic beach and colonial architecture. We then drive upwards, into the Cardomon Hills and to the British tea plantation enclave of Munnar, exploring this stunningly beautiful area, partly by jeeps.

We next venture out of Kerala to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu to see the huge temple complex of Madurai one of the best in Asia and a ‘must-see’ of South India. Next we drive to the spice plantations of Thekkady. Your stay here will be comfortable and exotic and you’ll learn all about the spices. From here we drive to peaceful Kumarakom, to relax overlooking the largest fresh water lake in Asia. You might also want to visit the nearby bird sanctuary and enjoy sunset (free) by boat on the lake.

Next, you’ll embark on an overnight cruise by traditional converted rice barges through the backwaters. You’ll have your own chef on board, there are just two to three ensuite cabins per boat, where you decide when to eat, and take the exotic spectacle all in.

Finally it’s Varkala, epically placed along a clifftop with a beach below. Enjoy this wonderful location as well as its eclectic local restaurants. We then return to Old Cochin for our farewell dinner before home. 

Dates of tours:

  • 15th – 28th January, 2024 Sold out £200 deposit required.
  • 2026 Dates to be confirmed Join mailing list Please contact us via How to book page