Kerala Family Fun: 10-Day holiday with kids

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  • Kerala
  • Indus Holidays Best Seller
Suitable for

Family/ Couple

Duration

9 Nights 10 Days

Category

Backwaters/Hills

Package type

Customisable

A wonderful family holiday where you will experience Kerala at its diverse best. This package has been curated keeping something in mind for everyone in the family. Children can enjoy showers with elephants or learning to cook with ‘mummy’ in a backwaters farm and grown-ups can enjoy

Starting from

30000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Houseboat
  • Tea Garden
  • Beach
  • Learn the true meaning of relaxation on a houseboat cruising Kerala's backwaters
  • Take a boat ride to see wildlife by the edge of the river or even do an elephant safari at Thekkady (optional)
  • Spend a couple of days in the colonial hill retreat Munnar famous for its amazing tea gardens
  • Unwind on a deserted beachside, exploring the fishermen villages, festivals and indulging in the cuisine
  • Explore the heritage sites of Fort Kochi and the magnificent waterfalls at Athirapally

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Tour Summary

  • 10 Days
  • 6 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Kochi on arrival
  • Day 2 - Explore Kochi
  • Day 3 - Kochi - Munnar
  • Day 4 - Explore Munnar
  • Day 5 - Munnar - Thekkady
  • Day 6 - Thekkady - Kumarakom
  • Day 7 - Kumarakom - Alleppey
  • Day 8 - Alleppey - Marari
  • Day 09 - Explore Marari
  • Day 10 - Departure from Kochi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Kochi on Arrival
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Nowhere else in India can you find such an intriguing mix: a 450-year-old synagogue, colourful street art, iconic fishing nets and gable-roofed victorian structures squeezed together with boho cafes. A tropical port city which sits astride a cluster of little islands, Kochi is far more than your gateway to Kerala.

  • On arrival, meet your Indus representative who will drive you to mainland Kochi. Fresh up at your hotel.
  • Laze around in the town’s arty cafes or hop on a local ferry to see the city skyline at sunset
  • As in important center for arts, Kochi is a standout place to witness an evening Kathakali show (Optional)
  • For dinner, try one of the exquisite seafood restaurants around and relax for the night

Stay at Kochi

Coral Isle

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

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Day 2

  • Kochi with Athirapilly
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Your tour really begins today by exploring the heritage sites of Fort Kochi. You can shop around for antiques and spices, learn the history of the land.

  • The day is to explore Fort Kochi and dig into Kochi’s colonial past by foot to explore heritage churches, landmarks and the well preserved Dutch Palace.
  • Stroll past shops selling antiques and spices to visit the beautiful Jewish synagogue
  • Walk by the sea to observe the still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try operating one
  • By afternoon head to the majestic Athirapilly waterfalls
  • For dinner, try one of the cafes around and relax for the night

Stay at Kochi

Coral Isle

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Kochi to Munnar
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 145 kms

More than an intimate hill town, Munnar is a mood, an aspiration rather. Carpets of emerald-green plantations in the world’s highest tea-growing regions, its vibrant hill culture and scenes of tranquil mornings with mist clinging to mountain tops together create one of Asia's most compelling destinations.

  • Morning, start a scenic drive uphill through spice towns and winding roads.
  • Enroute, visit a plantation village with farm tour or halt for traditional lunch (optional)
  • Stop to take a snap of amazing views at Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls (seasonal)
  • Check-in to your hill resort by late afternoon and relax while connecting to the hills
  • Unwind at your resort tonight with inhouse activities and dinner.

Stay at Munnar

Lake view Resort

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Munnar was once the summer capital of British and favourite among Government elites during colonial times.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Munnar

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Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Explore Munnar
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Everyone’s Munnar can be different, so tune it your taste. First timers can choose between must see attractions and lesser travelled day excursions. Adventurous souls can wake early to beat crowds, go full day trekking or ride a bike around the hills. When energies start to flag, a good, steaming Munnar brew is never far away.

  • Wake up to a magical golden hour sunrise and take a misty plantation walk.
  • After breakfast, wander a few kilometres out to Eravikulam National Park (Half day tour).
  • Get on one of the govt operated mini buses which routes around Anamudi, the highest peak south of Himalayas.
  • Hike along high altitude grasslands which offers amazing views of the mountain ridges accompanied by the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
  • Afternoon, visit the Tea museum, where you could explore artefacts from colonial times besides witnessing the tea processing procedure.
  • As the day unfolds, take a few snaps at Photo-point before heading to Mattupetty dam (opt for speed boat rides here).
  • Amongst the tea valley is Echo point, where you can hear your voice resounding through the hills.
  • Also cover Elephant arrival spot and the more scenic Kundala Lake.
  • Return to your resort late evening after shopping at Munnar’s local market

Stay at Munnar

Lake view Resort

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Munnar was once the summer capital of British and favourite among Government elites during colonial times.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Munnar

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 5

  • Munnar to Thekkady
  • 3 hrs
  • 90 kms

Sheltered in the tranquil spice hub of Periyar is one of India’s best managed wildlife reserves (home to 40 odd hard-to-spot tigers) and a 25-sq-km artificial lake perfect for a scenic spotting cruise. Dig deeper into the range of activities, perhaps trek with a tribal villager or go rafting to see Periyar’s real jungle magic unravel.

  • After breakfast,drive through a landscape of cardamom plantations, grasslands and tea gardens to the forests of Thekkady.
  • Halt at a Spice plantation, learn from an expert about cultivation and the healing power of spices (Optional)
  • Enjoy a scenic Lake cruise inside the thickly forested Periyar reserve to spot wildlife by the water edge
  • Evening, visit a local theatre to see warriors showcase Kalaripayattu, a 3000 year old Keralan martial art (Optional)
  • Shop around the spice town tonight, enjoy dinner and relax at your resort

Stay at Thekkady

Spices Lap Plantation Resort

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Heritage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the 100-year-old lake, surrounded by Periyar wild-life sanctuary is artificial? All such insider tips is here: Local’s guide to Thekkady

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Thekkady

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Activity Add-ons

Day 6

  • Thekkady to Kumarakom
  • 4.5 hrs
  • 170 kms

Discover the most fascinating waterworld on earth - every road is a canal, every home is an island. Kumarakom will marvel you with its unique biodiverse landscape, heavenly local cuisine and its altogether different ‘backwater village’ lifestyle.

  • Morning, enjoy a scenic drive past paddy fields and palms to your backwater resort
  • Experience a traditional Kerala lunch and settle into the gentle pace of life here
  • Ayurveda therapies would be a great option for the late afternoon
  • Unwind at the resort as you witness boats pass by and a relaxed backwater sunset
  • Evening walks to explore local villages and fresh seafood at ‘shaaps’ will be fun before relaxing for the night

Stay at Kumarakom

Lake song

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Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to a wide range of avifauna including local and migratory ones.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kumarakom

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Activity Add-ons

Day 7

  • Kumarakom to Alleppey
  • 45 min
  • 30 kms

To glide along backwater canals by day and to sleep under a sky full of stars, a houseboat cruise is pure enchantment! Your private boat, setup as a home on a traditional rice barge, takes you on a journey to discover a water-world brimming with experiences that last a lifetime.

  • Morning, take a short drive through vibrant villages to board your ‘Kettuvallom’
  • Your cruise will take you through splendid waterways giving you sights of homes on the backwaters, shops, the people and their villages.
  • Stop to enjoy a traditional Kerala lunch freshly prepared by the chef on your boat
  • Afternoon, drift by canals fringed with endless paddy fields while you socialise with your crew. Watch backwater life unfold from your boat deck.
  • Your houseboat will be anchored near a village by early evening, Stroll around to interact with locals, go fishing and witness a spectacular sunset.
  • Relax after dinner on the boat experiencing the gentle lapping of water, night sky and balmy breeze.

Stay in Houseboat

Houseboat

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Deluxe

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know Kettuvallams were once used to ship agricultural produce from homes by backwaters to market in nearby towns.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Alleppey

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Activity Add-ons

Day 8

  • Alleppey to Marari
  • 30 min
  • 16 kms

The sleepy fishing hamlet of Marari is getting increasingly popular for its white-gold beaches, a rare showcase of eco-diversity and some gorgeous seafront stays. Feel the local pulse with early morning fish auctions, festive temple visits, village explorations and walks through sandy backlanes to near-deserted sands.

  • Meet our representative at the airport and get on-road, past mini backwaters and paddy fields to beachside Marari
  • Settle into the relaxed pace of life here and unwind at your resort
  • Late afternoon, treat yourself at the inhouse ayurveda spa (Optional)
  • Enjoy aimless walks on the near-empty beach, explore the village or go cycling around (Check activities)
  • Relish your dinner based on local cuisine and relax for the night.

Stay at Marari

Abad Turtle Beach Resort

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Beach side room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Marari has more of a sleepy fishing village feel than a vibrant, activity packed beach destination.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Marari

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 9

  • Explore Marari
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today is set aside for you to explore marari and pursue activities of your interest. There are quite a few in-house activities like yoga or ayurveda. The outdoor options include temple tours and village tours among others.

  • Kick start your day with a relaxed breakfast.
  • Choose a couple of activities of your interest and enjoy a slow holiday
  • Enjoy an aimless walk on a near empty beach as you watch the waves change colour
  • Taking a stroll through the village around the resort will be a fascinating experience. You can watch the process of coir making and pick up some coir handicrafts too.
  • Meander the sleepy lanes of your fishing village and try a tipple at one of the local toddy shops.
  • Learn to cook with spices or pamper yourself with an ayurveda massage.
  • Relax after a quiet dinner at your resort.

Stay at Marari

Abad Turtle Beach Resort

(See our stay selections)

Beach side room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Marari has more of a sleepy fishing village feel than a vibrant, activity packed beach destination.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Marari

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 10

  • Departure From Kochi
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 80 kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Enjoy a splendid breakfast on your houseboat and get prepared for onward journey

  • Consider shopping for some fresh spices or traditional Kerala sarees.
  • Bid farewell to god’s own country with memories to last for a life time.
  • Drop back at Airport/Rail station in the afternoon.

Departure From Kochi

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340? 

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

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  • Kochi 2N
  • Munnar 2N
  • Thekkady 1N
  • Kumarakom 1N
  • Houseboat 1N
  • Marari 2N

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28000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

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35000 / person

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9 Nights Homestay Package

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25000 / person

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9 Nights Honeymoon Package

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32000 / person

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We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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