Feel the warmth of the hospitality at the homestays of Kerala which are truly a home away from your home.
Staying in a homestay accommodation will be an entirely different experience when you tour to Kerala. You can become the member of the family sharing the household works with them and enjoying the sumptuous dishes while eating with them. The lovely traditional homestay at Kandath Tharavad, an overnight stay at the Kerala Gramam, learn fishing in the ponds near the homestay and go for a cycling. A real rejuvenating retreat is the homestay accommodations in Kerala.
5 Days - 4 Nights ( Cochin – Thatekkad - Cochin - Alleppey - Cochin )
Day 1 : Cochin Pick Up - Thatekkad — Kerala holidays Packages Start from Cochin at 6.30AM and visit Kodanad Elephant Training Camp on the way to Thatekkad (30Kms).At Kodanad you could see the bathing of elephants or could even take part in the bathing ritual. Reach the Hornbill camp by 11.30AM,check in after tea. Get ready for Kayaking in Periyar Lake by 3PM. After Kayaking visit the nearby plantations. In the evening bonfiredinner can be arranged on request. Overnight stay at Hornbill Camp.
Day 2 : Thatekkad - Cochin Drop (60kms/2hrs) — Early morning of Kerala holidays option of visiting the Thatekkad bird sanctuary where around 270species of migratory and local birds can be found. After breakfast, cycling through the country side with our guide and later you will be dropped back at Cochin
Day 3 : Cochin Arrival - Alleppey (70Kms/2hrs drive) On arrival at Cochin (ensure a morning arrival), our Kerala holidays Tour Executive welcomes you and assists you,further drive to Alleppey - a place of immense beauty. Rest of the day leisure in the resort enjoying the activities like ayurvedic massage,backwater tour in the boat, etc. Overnight stay at the resort in Alleppey
Day 4 : Alleppey (Houseboat) — After breakfast relax overlooking the serene backwater and later by 12noon your private houseboat will pick you from the resort and take you to the cruise in the narrow canals. The houseboats are with all modern comforts and are known as “Kettuvallam”, the houseboatcrew will prepare delicious food for you on board. You can watch the day to day life of the local people. Overnight stay at the Houseboat.
Day 5 : Alleppey - Cochin departure - Post breakfast, disembark the houseboat at Alleppey jetty at 9:30AM and if interested, you may visit the beach in Alleppey during Keralaweekend tour. Later as per your departure schedule, you will be transferred to Cochin Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey back home
Kandath Tharavad, a traditional accommodation portraying the culture and tradition of Kerala in every aspect
The kottanad elephant camp gives you an evergreen memories of the elephants. Enjoy the elephant ride and see how they are taken care
Lay back in the cruise during your journey in the backwaters of Alleppey. Enjoy the travel through the canals