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Kochi - Wayanad - Palakkad - Munnar - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum: 12 days

National Geographic featured Kerala as one of the 50 greatest places of a lifetime under their paradise found section, with very good reason!

The Southern state of Kerala stretches along the tropical Malabar Coast - famed for its palmfringed golden sand beaches, its network of backwaters and canals and the spice, tea and coffee plantations of the Western Ghats. It is a gorgeous place to visit and is also home to tantalising cuisine, abundant native wildlife, birdlife and many other treats. 

Explore the city of Kochi, enjoy the rainforests and lush paddy fields of Waynad and Palakkad, visit the tea country of Munnar, relax on the serene backwaters of Alleppey and the gorgeous beaches of Kovalam where you can sit under a coconut palm tree and sip coconut water while watching the fishermen bring in their catch. Kerala is a feast for your senses.

This is a Private Tour with your own personal driver, English speaking guide and private air-conditioned vehicle.

Travelbay Private Tours are set up to provide you with the best possible unique experience at your own pace. Feel free to request your chauffeur or guide to show you something that you may come across while travelling. They will be more than glad to take a quick break or a short detour for you to see and photograph interesting things on the way. 

You can select any date to start this tour (subject to availability, with very few exclusions and please give us at least 30 days notice).

* Price includes 11 nights' accommodation, air-conditioned vehicle, all entrance fees, guides, 20 meals and more. Price does not include international return flights to India.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Kochi are approximately $900 - $1200 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

We also offer many other India Tours as well as private and custom tours. To read more about Private Tours, click here or contact us for more information. 

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Day 1: Arrival in Kochi

Your journey begins in the bustling port city of Kochi, also known as Cochin. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check in.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, settling in or you may choose to take the local ferry to the old market or enjoy a sunset cruise around the harbour (at your own expense). 

Overnight in Kochi: Casino Hotel / Dutch Bungalow or similar - Standard room (Standard); Old Lighthouse Bristow or similar Heritage Hotel - Standard room (Deluxe); Brunton Boat Yard / Taj Malabar or similar - Standard Sea Facing room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Discover Kochi and its blend of cultures

Enjoy a tour in the morning and discover what an interesting mix and blend of cultures Kochi is home to. Chinese, Judaism, Portuguese, Dutch and of course the British have all left their mark on this tropical port of the Malabar coast. It makes for a wonderful city to explore.  

Some of the main sights covered will be the Chinese fishing nets, the Vaniar Dhobi unit, the Dutch Palace (closed on Saturdays), the Paradesi Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays), the oldest in India, built in 1568), and the vibrant spice markets, still going strong after hundreds of years. The quaint Old Dutch houses around Jew Town are now home to boutiques and antique shops.

Spend your afternoon at leisure and in the evening you will taken for a Kathakali dance performance, the ancient pantomime dance drama of Kerala. Arrive a little early to see the performers applying complex make-up a fascinating experience. 

Optional extra: This evening, rather than having the usual dinner, you can choose to partake in a cooking demonstration followed by dinner with a local culinary expert where you will learn the intricacies of cooking Keralan cuisine. The cost of this is AUD $30 per person. 

Overnight in Kochi: Casino Hotel / Dutch Bungalow or similar - Standard room (Standard); Old Lighthouse Bristow or similar Heritage Hotel - Standard room (Deluxe); Brunton Boat Yard / Taj Malabar or similar - Standard Sea Facing room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Travel to Wayanad - one of the most beautiful parts of Kerala

This morning you will be transferred to the train station for your train to Kozhikhode. Travel on the Jan Shatabdi Express in Air Conditioned Chair Car Class. The train departs at 09:35am and arrives at 12:55 where you will be met on arrival and driven to Wayanad (approximately 2 hours). 

Wayanad is considered one of the most beautiful parts of Kerala. Located in the Western Ghats and set along the higher slopes of the Nilgiri Biosphere. The lush green forests, valleys and winding roads make it a wonderful place to visit. 

Spend the evening at leisure where you can relax or take a wander around the area. 

Overnight in Wayanad: Vythri Village Resort or similar - Standard room (Standard); The Woods or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Windflower or similar - Deluxe room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary & spice plantation

Wayanad is famous for its spice plantations and after breakfast you will be taken to visit a plantation. Wander through plantations of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, ginger and vanilla. Learn about the plants and understand the process involved in cultivating and processing these spices.

In the evening you can join a tour of the nearby wildlife sanctuary to spot wildlife - Asiatic elephants, Indian bison, deer, monkeys. Depending on the amount of visitors to the sanctuary you may have a driver and a spotter or you may simply have a driver who doubles as a guide. Their English may not be fluent but this does not hinder their wildlife spotting skills.

Have a relaxing evening at the resort or enjoy cycling on the winding roads of Wyanad - you can take your pick. 

Overnight in Wayanad: Vythri Village Resort or similar - Standard room (Standard); The Woods or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Windflower or similar - Deluxe room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Discover Palakkad, the land of palm trees and paddy fields

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel for the drive to Palakkad (around 5 hours). Enjoy the Keralan scenery along the way.  

Kandath Tharavad is a traditionally built 200 year old house in a village on the outskirts of Palakkad. While you enjoy this typical Keralan house, your host, Mr Bhagwaldas or Bugs, is always there to show you around. During your stay you can enjoy walks around the village to see basket weaving, pottery, toddy tapping (making local coconut liquor ‐ seasonal) and if time permits you can visit a local Kalari Martial Art School.

You can also enjoy cycling (a few bicycles are available at the homestay) and there are other activities like Ayurvedic massage, yoga and meditation and dance classes on offer. These can be booked at your own expense with the homestay.

In the evening enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn the intricacies of cooking tharavad dishes ‐ a Keralan cuisine native to this region.

Overnight in Palakkad: Kandath Tharavad or Indraprastha Hotel (Heritage Home Stay) - Standard room/Mini suite/Suite (Standard/Deluxe/Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Travel to the tea country of Munnar

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to the tea country of Munnar (approximately 4 hours drive). A hill station at a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers an incredible view of the hills draped in folds of green carpet tea gardens. Beyond the rolling hills discover the rich tropical forests abounding in exotic flora & fauna. It is here that you will find the Anamudi peak, the highest peak in South India.

The serene atmosphere, silver streams and pleasant climate of Munnar make for a very welcoming stay. 

Overnight in Munnar: Deshadan Mountain Resort or similar - Standard room (Standard); Windflower/ Mountain Resort or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Windermere Estate - Deluxe Retreat - Estate room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 7: Visit a tea plantation & Eravikulam National Park

This morning enjoy visit to Tea Plantation and Tea Museum. The views from the tea plantations of the surrounding velvety green hills are spectacular. Make sure you have your camera ready!

Later in the afternoon visit Eravikulam National Park. The park is home to the rare and endangered Nilgiri thar (a mountain goat), birds, butterflies and more. With great views of Anamudi Peak and the surrounding mountains and hills, visiting the park is a delight.

Please note: The National Park is closed for around 30-40 days during the breeding period. This is usually between January and February but can extend into early March. For tours during this time of year, a visit to the local spice markets will be arranged. 

Overnight in Munnar: Deshadan Mountain Resort or similar - Standard room (Standard); Windflower/ Mountain Resort or similar - Deluxe room (Deluxe); Windermere Estate - Deluxe Retreat - Estate room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch or dinner 

Day 8: Board your house boat and cruise the backwaters of Alleppey

Drive down the hills of the Western Ghats (mountain range) for around 4 hours to the backwaters of Alleppey. Set on Vembanad Lake, this is one of Kerala’s most beautiful spots and where you board your Houseboat.

Enjoy cruising in the labyrinthine waterways and seeing the local village life as it has been for years - fisherman casting their nets, children coming home from school by canoe, and ‘toddy tappers’ men who can scale the tallest coconut palms in order to extract the sap. Cruise past water lilies in a glorious blooms of colour as exotic birds dive in search of fresh fish.

A note on the houseboats or kettuvallam as they are called:

These are traditional boats made out of wood, bamboo, coconut fibre, jute, coir etc and have air-conditioned rooms with an ensuite toilet and shower. There are 2 - 4 bedrooms depending on the size of your group and houseboat and each boat has a kitchen where the cook prepares the meals, plus a big open area with a dining table and sitting area with sofas and chairs.

After you board the boat there is usually a short cruise before the boat is moored at a place where lunch is served. After lunch the cruise again begins through the narrow canals and stops are made to show you the local life. The boat is again moored around sunset and this is where dinner is prepared and then served. The boats stay put for the night and there is no cruising during the night. In the morning after breakfast the boat again starts cruising before returning to the jetty.  

Overnight in Alleppey: Standard AC Houseboat - Standard room (Standard); Deluxe AC Houseboat - Standard room (Deluxe); Premium AC Houseboat - Standard room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 9: Travel to the palm fringed beach Kovalam

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast cruise through the narrow backwater canals towards your boat jetty. During your cruise, witness local life close-up, with villagers working in the rice fields, ferries plying their trade and local fisher folk fishing. Disembark your boat and drive for 5 hours to Kovalam, one of the most popular palm fringed beach of Kerala. 

Overnight in Kovalam: Isolo Di Coco or similar resort - Cottage room (Standard); Travancore Heritage Beach Resort - Heritage Home (Deluxe); Surya Samudra Niraamaya Resort or similar - Rock Garden room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 10: Relax at leisure in Kovalam

Spend your day at leisure in Kovalam.

You can enjoy some local Ayurvedic treatments or just relax and enjoy the pleasures of a day at the beach. A stroll on the beach or a bicycle ride through surrounding area can be a fascinating experience. Or visit Kovalam town. 

Overnight in Kovalam: Isolo Di Coco or similar resort - Cottage room (Standard); Travancore Heritage Beach Resort - Heritage Home (Deluxe); Surya Samudra Niraamaya Resort or similar - Rock Garden room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 11: Enjoy the beach, resort and surrounding area

Spend the day as you wish enjoying the resort, the beach or the surrounds of Kovalam.  

Overnight in Kovalam: Isolo Di Coco or similar resort - Cottage room (Standard); Travancore Heritage Beach Resort - Heritage Home (Deluxe); Surya Samudra Niraamaya Resort or similar - Rock Garden room (Super Deluxe)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 12: Time to go home or onto your next adventure

This morning you will be driven to Trivandrum (45 minute journey) and taken to the airport in time for your flight home or onto your next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast 


* All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.

  • 11 nights' accommodation 
  • 20 meals included: Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 8 dinners.
  • Chauffeur driven air-conditioned car as per itinerary. 
  • Train ride from Kochi to Kozhikhode (for Wayanad)
  • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • Assistance at airports and all major cities. 
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during journeys and transfers. 
  • Discover the wonders of Kochi, Kerala's major port city. 
  • Travel to Wayanad - one of the most beautiful parts of Kerala. Visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, visit a spice plantation and enjoy the lush green forests. 
  • Journey to Palakkad and enjoy a stay at a heritage home stay - Kanath Tharavad, including a cooking demonstration. 
  • Enjoy the green carpeted hills of India's tea country - Munnar. Visit a tea plantation and Eravikulam Nation Park - home to the rare and endangered Nilgiri thar (mountain goat).
  • Spend the night on a houseboat in the backwaters of Alleppey - a very special experience. 
  • Relax on the white sand palm-fringed beach of Kovalam

Travelbay India - 12 Day Kerala Tour 

How to get there:

This tour starts in Kochi (Cochin) and ends in Trivandrum, Kerala. 

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit and use their trip calculator.

    To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

    Visa information: 
    If a visa is required for any country you are visiting it is each travellers responsibility to ensure they have obtained a valid visa prior to travel. Every country has different requirements and it also depends on the nationality of the passport you are travelling on. 

    To find out the visa requirements for your destination, you can check here with Visalink.

    If a visa is required you can use the services on the same link, or you may wish to apply directly yourself.

    In addition to the above link, we have provided some more information on visas here: Visa Information page

    Please note: Every country has different visa requirements and charges. To support we attempt to provide you with the latest information and links. However, please be aware that it is each traveller’s responsibility (and not Travelbay’s) to ensure that you have a valid visa if required for any country you visit.

    Currency information:

    The currency used in India is the Indian Rupee.

    What currency to take over there is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash as a backup whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines available and you should let your bank know that you will be using your card over there to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

    Vaccination information:
    Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

    Electricity and Adaptors
    A useful resource to find out what plug or adaptor you might need for any country can be found by clicking here: and then selecting the country or countries you are visiting.

    Kerala is in the South of India and is only 10° North of the equator. The climate is tropical and the coastal regions are warmer than the highlands.

    Winter: From October to March. Temperatures are cooler at this time of year but as it is a tropical region it is still warm. Temperatures range from 24°C to 32°C and rainfall is minimal.

    Summer: April to September. Towards the end of February temperatures start to climb. In April the temperature can reach 36°C and the lows are around 32°C. The Westerns Ghats (mountain range) prevent the dry Northern Winds that much of India experiences. A cool breeze from the Arabian Sea help keep the temperatures more moderate when compared with other parts of India. There can be erratic rainfall during the months of April and May. 

    Monsoon season: Late May/Early June – October. During these months there can be periods of torrential rain. Temperatures range from 19°C to 36°C and the average rainfall during this season is 2500mm – 3000mm.

    Peak season: The end of December and into February is peak season for travel in India.

    October to April is a popular time for visitors’ due to the milder and cool climate. There are some tours to the North of India that we do not run in the summer time due to the sizzling weather in the dry areas such as Rajasthan.

    Diwali and Holi are festivals in India and during this time places are more likely to be crowded and accommodation fills up quickly. Diwali falls in October and is the festival of lights. Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours and is celebrated in March. Whilst crowded, it can be a great time to enjoy the festivities with the locals. 

    Private tours:
    Private tours are a fantastic way to see a country. You have your own driver and also an English speaking tour guide. We can put on vehicles of any size so these tours can cater for anyone from a single traveller to a large group.

    Everything is set up for your benefit. You can go to the toilet when you want, stay a little longer or leave a little earlier at your visits and there are no heavy sales – it is all about you!

    Travelbay tip: Ask the local guides about the best places to dine.

    Vehicle description:

    For information on vehicles used in India, please click here: India Tours - Vehicle Information

    Tipping tips:

    Tipping is entirely at your discretion. 

    In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

    It is usual to tip the waiters, porters, guides and drivers. Tips are not included in the bills for hotels, transport companies or any other suppliers. At hotels and restaurants, about 10% of the bill is usually acceptable. Tipping is not necessary for taxis or for cheaper restaurants. It is a good idea to check if service charges are included in your restaurant bill. If not, a tip of 10% of the total bill is normal. 

    Although we give below a few general guidelines, it is to be remembered that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore please view the guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received. 

    Please note the below amounts are per person for individual travellers. 

    Guides, Escorts and Transport:

    • Guide (Full Day) Rs 500 – Rs 800 per day 
    • Guide (Half Day) Rs 400 – Rs 600 per day 
    • Tour Escort Rs 500 – Rs 1000 per day 
    • Driver for the tour Rs 300 – Rs 500 per day 
    • Driver for local duties Rs - 500 per day 

    Hotels/ Restaurants:

    • Bell Boy Rs 30 – Rs 50 per member of staff 
    • Room Service & Restaurants About 10% of the bill total (Unless service charge is mentioned as included) 

    Population: 1.3 billion

    Language: There is no national language in India. Hindi and English are both official languages. India has over 1,000 spoken languages. The languages with the most number of speakers are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil. 

    Predominant religion: Hinduism followed by Islam, Christianity, Sikh, Buddhism and Jainism

    Some interesting facts:

    The backwaters of Kerala with its interconnected network of canals, lakes and inlets is estimated to be around 900 kms of maze like waterways. 

    India, Pakistan and Bangladesh used to be one country. After British rule ended in 1947 these countries eventually became independent. 

    Delhi is the capital of India but Mumbai is the most populated with a population of over 20 million. 

    India prides itself on being the world's largest democracy. In the 2009 election there were over 417 million voters. 

    Related blogs & articles:

    Travelbay Blog - Long Weekend Getaway to Kerala Travelbay Blog - Lessons on souvenir buying in India

    More Travelbay India Tours:

    Travelbay India - 9 Day Golden Triangle plus Tigers of Ranthambhore Travelbay  India - 7 Day Irresistible Kerala Tour 

    Travelbay  India - 15 Day Colourful Rajasthan Tour Travelbay  India - Treasures & Tigers - 15 Day Private Tour       

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    • Child prices: Children under 5 are free. Please contact us for prices of children 5 and over as it will vary depending on the age of the child and group size. 
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          • 11 nights' accommodation.
            • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.
          • Daily breakfast, 1 lunches and 8 dinners included (total of 20 meals). 
          • All transportation throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. 
          • Train ride from Kochi to Kozhikhode (for Wayanad). 
          • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
          • Please note: There is one airport transfer on arrival and one airport transfer on departure for the group booked. If within your group you will be arriving separately, please contact us for a quote.
          • Assistance at airports and all major cities.
          • English speaking guide for sightseeing as per the tour program (in each location you will have a different guide).
          • Entrance fees to the monuments and parks as mentioned in the itinerary.
          • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during journeys and transfers. 


            • International airfares to and from India (we can provide you with a quote for these).
            • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
            • Drinks for all meals.
            • Travel insurance. Please contact us if you would like a quote.
            • Optional cooking demonstration on Day 2. AUD $30 per person.
            • Camera fee wherever levied. 
            • Any visa fee.
            • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future will be payable by the guest.
            • Any sudden increase in the entrance fee. The price is based on the presently applicable fee. 
            • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
            • Tips and gratuities.
            • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
            • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

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              28 September 2020

              12 October 2020

              26 October 2020

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              23 November 2020

              7 December 2020*

              21 December 2020*

              4 January 2021*

              18 January 2021*

              1 February 2021*

              15 February 2021*

              1 March 2021

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              29 March 2021

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              * High season surcharge applies - please contact us for rates

              Customer Reviews

              Based on 2 reviews
              WOW, best holiday ever!

              WOW, best holiday ever in Asia!  From the flight into Cochin all was smooth sailing. We were welcomed at the airport by the Indian Agency representative who was delightful. Superb accommodation. Our wonderful driver Sanil was a delight, got to know him and he could not do enough for us, stopping for all requests. We all loved the interaction with Sanil showing us his beautiful state of Kerala which was an awakening of all your senses.
              And as you strongly recommended the Marari Beach Resort was exceptional. Absolutely the best.  
              A wonderful introduction to India, the beautiful people, delicious food and amazing scenery makes me smile when I think of India.

              Namaste! Thank you.

              Namaste! Thank you for organising a fantastic itinerary for our holiday in Kerala, India. "God's own country" indeed!! We had a great trip.

              We loved the scenery, the Indian people, the food and all the colour, chaos and beauty of Kerala. Our driver Sanil was fantastic and we felt comfortable and safe with him. He went out of his way to accommodate any requests from us and we felt like we had a new friend in him by the time we said goodbye to him at Marari.

              The Western Ghats were stunningly beautiful. All our accommodation was great. The staff we encountered at all places were very friendly, attentive and helpful. Marari resort was fantastic. What a peaceful, relaxing and luxurious way to conclude our holiday. We can not speak highly enough of the resort and all the staff working there. We loved it.

              Thank you ("Nanni")