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Kerala Homestays Tours

Kerala is a small state located in the Southern most tip of India. The state is inhabited by Malyali speaking people is one oof the smallest. Western Ghats with tropical forests, backwater boating and sandy beaches on long coastline are inportant features. The culture is rich and diverse with impact of many foreign rulers and traders.

Featured Activities : This package tour is a learning holiday and the best way to discover Kerala. Your host the family will be involved with you in all things traditional of the local culture. The tour operator has added lot of excursions from Trekking to bamboo rafting, to fishing. Get aquatinted with Kathakali dance and learn to cook Malayali Food.

The state offers the best accommodations, but family home stay in Kerala tourism has emerged as new concept. this is one ideal way of traveling and you get personal care and attention. During your stay you are almost like a member of the family. Cultural interactions help in grasping the local lifestyle and ethnic flavors. This you do not get in a traditional hotel.  

The accommodations in stately mansions, family guest house, within the house are exhilarating since you experience the outdoors. The monotony of the closed walls of the hotel room does not bug instead you feel refreshed.

Far different from traditional bed and breakfast accommodation these places offer luxurious and homely comforts. The host are exceedingly warm and cordial and make you feel at home all the time. Malayali hospitality is full of warmth and generosity.   

The accommodation does not offer upscale amenities of 5 star hotels. But the rich personal experience a guest gets out does privileges of fancy accommodation. some the the palatial house offer great enchantment which a traditional hotel cannot however premium. .  

Itinerary:
Day 1 Keralite HomesKochi: Pick up from Cochin. On arrival check in. Local sight seeing will give you an idea of Southern India. We will stay overnight at the homestead. .

Places of Interest: Dutch Palace, Synagogue, Chinese fishing net.

Activities:Kathakali Dance

Kochi or Cochin is situated on the south west coast of the India. It has always been strategically important ruing the earlier times, hence it is often called Queen of the Arabian Sea.

Day 2 Munnar: Post breakfast we leave Cochin for Munnar a hill resort with lot of tea plantations around. The homestay in this hilly region is enthralling and enjoyable. The hosts will inform you all about the local culture and lifestyle. The tea gardens are worth a visit and will impress you with their function and verdant greenery all around.

Places of Interest: Top Station, Mattupetty and Kundala Dams, Echo Point, Attukadu Waterfalls, Blossom Park, Eravikulam National Park and Pothamedu View Point, .

Activities: Trekking & walking

Munnar is located in Western Ghats in South India. The area encompasses dense forests and catchments of different river systems. It is also the confluence of Chanduvarai, Kundaly and Muthirappuzha.The resort is home to a large population of Tamils and exhibits their cultural influence. There are many protected areas nearby which are home to many rare and endemic animals.

Day 3 Munnar: We spend the whole day at Munnar exploring its scenic surroundings and tea plantations. The home stay hosts will entertain us in their traditional ways and help us in enjoying the destination and its offerings better.
Day 4 Thekkady: Post breakfast leave Munnar and for Thekkady in Periyar Tiger Reserve. Enjoy your stay here in the natural tiger heaven. The tigers are less seen but nevertheless animals like bison, wild dog, sambar, wild elephants and many more make your wildlife safaris a big success. Birders get a lot of interesting birds to see especially on the river boat cruise.

Places of interest: Challarkovil View point

Activities: Plantation tour—boating—trekking--Bamboo rafting

Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, it is about 257 km from Trivandrum. The sanctuary is famous for its dense forests and extensive grass lands. Lot many wild animal inhabit this paradise in Kerala. On a boat ride or a trek in the jungle you can see the tiger, leopard, wild boar, sloth bear, elephant, sambar, gaur, lion tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Langur.

Day 5 Thekkady: Also called Periyar National Park is an elephant reserve and one can see herds of elephants roaming free in the forests. Among the small deer one can see the barking deer and mouse deer both are very shy and retiring by nature. During the safari one can see many avian species to make the tour holistic.
Day 6 Kottayam: After Break fast check out from Thekkady and Proceed to Kottayam. Check In. Go for local sight seeing. Kottayam is a trading center for spices. The city has major rubber plantations spread all over its picturesque landscape. Vembanad backwaters flow through this destination and offer tours on houseboats.

Places of Interest: Kumarakom bird sanctuary,

Activities:Cooking Class, Fishing.

We will also visit palaces, forts and modern architecture created in recent times. Being a mountainous region Kottayam has much to offer - bird parks, wildlife sanctuaries, backwater, extensive beach and enchanting lagoons. We stay here at a homestead while on the package tour.
Day 7 Alleppey: After Break fast check out from Kottayam and Proceed to Alleppey. Check In and proceed for local sight seeing and overnight stay. The lighthouse built here is the hallmark being the first on the Arabian Coast. Backwater tourism is the focus in Allepey and many tour operators provide packages for backwater boat tours. We will take a short cruise for sightseeing and to enjoy the serene ambiance of the system.

Places of Interest: Beach and back waters in Kerala state

Activities: Boating

Alappuzha another name for Alleppey is picturesque destination. We will visit the waterways, beach resorts and blue lagoons. In the middle ages Alappuzha there was a flourishing trade with Greece and Rome as well as with rest of India.

Day 8 Kovalam: After Break fast we will check out from Alleppey and proceed to Kovalam. Check In and proceed for local sight seeing and overnight stay. A visit to the famous beach resorts is a must and we will go there without fail. The popular beaches are the Hawa Beach, Samudra and Light House Beach.

Places of Interest: Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha swami temple, Zoo, Museum, Art Gallery

Activities: Day trip to Cape

Kumari Amman (Kanyakumari Temple) insolated on seashore. It is a Shakti Peetha or power center devoted to Parvati, the virgin goddess. The Panchappathi, five primary sacred places of Ayyavazhi is also a must visit spot in Tour to Cape Comorin.

Day 9 Trivandrum: Trivendrum also called Thiruvananthapuram is the Capital City of Kerala State in India. This is also a major trade and commerce center in the state. We will visit some of the tourist destinations in the city. On the target are Kuthira Malika palace and Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple. We will also visit the zoo and some more beaches besides the major landmarks.
Day 10 Transfer to international airport (Trivandrum)

Best time to go                                        September to April

This trip can be customized

What the tour includes

Good accommodation throughout with all meals.

Airport pick up & Drop

Dedicated air conditioned car with English speaking driver

All internal Taxes.

The tour is inclusive of:

1] KATHAKALI AT COCHIN

2] TREKKING AT MUNNAR

3] PLANTATION VISIT AT THEKKADY

4] BOATING AT THEKKADY

5] BAMBOO RAFTING AT THEKKADY

6] COOKING CLASS AT KOTTAYAM

7] FISHING

8] BOATING AT ALLEPPEY

9] DAY TRIP TO CAPE BY AC CAR

Dates of operation    Best season: September to April

Featured Activities: This trip is a unique in its own way as accommodations we have selected are owned by local Malyali families. the families maintain old houses in excellent conditions and generating revenue for their livelihood. The revenue is generated by way of jobs, local guide, transport etc.

These houses have been turned into accommodations and thus the locals get jobs. All the accommodations we are partnering with employ local staff.

Dedicated efforts are to preserve magnificent old houses. These value added businesses thus assist the local economy and generates employment.