New Year in Kerala

New Year  in Kerala

12 days in December 2017 during the festive season

Travel with a small group to Kerala, South India and enjoy backwaters, tropical weather, spiritual sites,  cultural traditions, amazing food,  inspiring landscapes and relaxation!

This is the best time of the year to travel to  Kerala, when the tropical weather is around 32 C.  Beautiful unspoiled beaches lead to a warm clear sea;  the gentle rolling of the houseboats along the backwaters is truly relaxing;  the authentic ayurveda treatments help in soothing the spirit;  the culture and spirituality of this ancient locality will absorb every single inch of our being.

NOTE: bookings  closed; bookings for December 2018 (same dates), now open!

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2017  ITINERARY 

29 Dec – Arrive at Cochin Airport – pick up and drive to our Hotel in  Kodanand, Kochi. Overnight stay, relaxing after the long flight, exchange currency and other local activities.
30 Dec – After breakfast, we are visiting  the Kodanand Elephant Training Center where there is a sanctuary and we will have a chance to see the pachyderms bath.  Relax in hotel.  Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the Hotel.
31 Dec – After breakfast, we are driving to Mararikulam.  Evening: New Years Eve Gala Dinner by the pool in our beach resort
1 Jan – Day at leisure, enjoying Marari beach, with a chance of visiting local fishermen village and local Temples and Churches – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within our resort
2 Jan – Day at leisure, enjoying Marari beach –  Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort
3 Jan – In the morning we will drive to  Alleppey to board around 12.30am  a luxury Houseboat for a day excursion, enjoying the wildlife as we boat. We will arrive in our resort on the backwaters on Lake Vembanad around 5pm – check in and relax in hotel
4 Jan – Day at leisure and optional shopping in the bazaar of the town of Vaikom, and local sightseeing of the local Mahadevi Temple – Ayurveda treatments, yoga and meditation classes are available within the resort
5 Jan – A relaxing day on the backwaters, with optional boating on the lake or walking excursions to experience the authentic village life of farmers, fishermen, etc. Optional  visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (25km away) – The Bird Sanctuary is located in this enchanting backwater destination, and is spread across 14 acres.  It is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Egrets, darters, herons, teals, waterfowls, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks to fascinate the visitors.
6 Jan – After breakfast, we are driving to Kochi  –   relax in hotel
7 JanKochi sightseeing – Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets
8 Jan Early morning, drive to Cochin Airport to catch the return flight / onward destination

2017 Price: €850 per person sharing – Single Supplement – not available

NOTE: bookings closed

2018 DATES: 29 December to 8 January 2018 – bookings now open

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Please note: this is a land tour, flights are not included. Price includes transport in a/c mini-bus, full sightseeing, taxes, petrol, tolls, accommodation in 3 & 4 stars type hotels & resorts on a B&B basis, New Year’s Party and lunch on the houseboat. It excludes tips, optional activities, extras and ticket entrances to sites.
In the hotels and resorts there will be a possibility of having an ayurveda treatment and a consultation with an ayurveda doctor
Extensions available to other locations – Mumbai, Goa, North India & the Taj Mahal – and more  – Contact Us for more information or fill in the form at the bottom of the page

Check our FAQ page and our Testimonials page 

To see our interactive presentation of the trip – click this  link or on the following image 

keralahead2017To see our interactive presentation of the trip – click this  link here  or click on the above image 

Bathing of elephants

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Below, some of the hotels and resorts where we are staying

NOTE: bookings for 2017 closed; bookings for December 2018, now open!

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