Kerala and Southern India18 Days
Direct flights with British Airways
All meals included
Four and five-star hotels
Keralan houseboat cruise
Six nights in Kerala
Smaller backwaters cruise
Train ride in hill country
Four-night beach stay
Complimentary bottled water
This holiday takes in the three-key southern Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and six nights in Kerala, visiting many of the highlights as well as some lesser known gems while still allowing time to relax. Marvel at natural wonders, exotic decorations and carvings as well as the remnants of colonial days. Enjoy a ride on a scenic narrow-gauge train, explore the palaces of regal Mysore before taking in the scenery among the Blue Mountains of colonial Ooty with its tea gardens and dense forests.
In Kerala discover the markets and Chinese fishing nets of the old port of Cochin and then unwind on board a houseboat and spend time in a luxury resort on the tranquil backwaters. Finish with some relaxed days on the beach outside Chennai (formerly Madras) at Mahabalipuram, where your hotel is located close to some of UNESCOs finest monuments. The majesty of southern India awaits you, with all our usual extra touches!
Your hotels Throughout your holiday you will have a spacious superior room to yourself in the following hotels:
Number of nights
1 night - Bangalore: The Lalit Ashok (5 star)
2 nights - Mysore: Grand Mercure (5 star)
3 nights - Ooty: The Gem Park (4 star)
3 nights - Cochin: Fragrant Nature (5 star)
3 nights - Kumarakom: The Zuri Resort & Spa (5 star)
4 nights - Mahabalipuram: Radisson BLU Temple Bay Resort (5 star)
World Traveller Plus upgrades are available for select departures. Please contact us to enquire.