Kuttanadu Community Experience

Set out on the Kuttanadu community experience. You will be met by Mathai, who will take you by traditional boat along the canals of Puilincannu, describing the plants, trees and people along the way. You will then reach the home of Krishna Kumari, a grandmother of four who will cook for you rustling up specialities like rice puttu or appam, served with some chicken or duck curry on a banana leaf using ingredients from her kitchen garden and using different masalas. After lunch you walk to the coconut farm and see the art of toddy tapping high up on the coconut trees. You are welcome to taste some fresh toddy! You will then see the sustainable methods of duck and fish farming and the simple joys of village life before returning.

Itineraries

North and South India

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Udaipur - Cochin - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

You might well feel India is a once-only holiday, and as such a combination of the highlights of north and south India might be what you are looking for.

14 days from £4455 p. p.

A Family Holiday to Kerala

Cochin - Kanam Estate - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Spices, elephants, backwaters and beaches await you on a family holiday to Kerala, packed with fascinating experiences and a tropical climate, perfect for a winter-sun family adventure.

12 days from £1715 p. p.

Kerala and the Maldives

Cochin - Munnar - Backwaters - the Maldives  

Combine the bustling and colourful markets of Cochin, wander through tea plantations and cruise the backwaters of Kerala before kicking back on the turquoise blue lagoons of the Maldives on an ultimate twin-centre holiday.

13 days from £2295 p. p.

Southern Trader: a tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Rajakkad - Munnar - Backwaters - Cochin  

This classic route takes you from Chennai (Madras) in Tamil Nadu, through the hills and into the Kerala to see the tea estates, backwaters and ending on the beach.

16 days from £2270 p. p.

Slow Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Dewalokam - Lake Vembenad - Marari Beach  

Take a leisurely private tour through Kerala, exploring the Cochin, the tea plantations and sleepy villages in the rural heartlands, Lake Vembenad and the backwaters before ending on the beach.

15 days from £1895 p. p.

Classic Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Lake Vembenad - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Kerala is exceptionally laid-back, and a leisurely private tour allows you to see the markets and history of Cochin, tea estates, wildlife, spice plantations, backwaters and end on the Indian Ocean.

13 days from £1595 p. p.

Related Hotels

Purity

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Purity is a luxury boutique located on the banks of Lake Vembenad in Kerala, India featuring just 14 rooms.

View hotel
Marari Beach Resort, Kerala, India

Marari Beach Resort

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Marari Beach Resort is a delightful eco-friendly hotel set within verdant tropical gardens opening out onto the Indian Ocean in Kerala, India.

View hotel

Coconut Lagoon

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Accessible only by boat, Coconut Lagoon is a traditional heritage hotel that offers a magically serene window onto village life in the Kerala backwaters.

View hotel
A Beach Symphony, Marari, Kerala, India | Luxury Boutique Hotel

A Beach Symphony

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

With four secluded Kerala fishermen’s cottages set on Marari’s white sands, A Beach Symphony offers luxury boutique style and blissful honeymoon privacy.

View hotel
philipkutty’s Farm, backwaters, kerala, india

Philipkutty’s Farm

$ $ $ $ $ Kerala  

Set in the sleepy Kerala backwaters, Philipkutty’s Farm is an island homestay offering a truly immersive and rewarding experience of rural village life.

View hotel