This is a classic private tour of Kerala a wonderful region in south west India but staying in peaceful, unspoilt locations and handpicked characterful accommodation throughout. You start in the colonial coastal town of Cochin where you stay in a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of the old Fort Cochi.
You then head up into the green hills of the Western Ghats where you will be staying in the award winning Spice Tree. Here there is no television, instead you can sit and admire the incredible views down across the surrounding landscape. This is the place to unwind and relax with herbal teas and spa treatments surrounded by wonderful scenery.
You then make your way to the world famous Periyar Wildlife Reserve home to tigers and bears and plenty of other species to numerous to mention. You stay very close by at the Spice Village where you can wake to the sounds of monkeys playing in the forest and plenty of wildlife in the lush gardens of this hotel. Guests stay in individual bungalows dotted about the gardens.
Your next destination are the famous canals and backwaters of Kerala. You stay at Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom right in the heart of the canals; in fact you can only get there by boat! You will spend a day on a traditional kettuvallam or rice barge gently heading down river watching the wildlife and the world go by while your crew cook lunch and do all the hard work for you.
Finally you will head to the unspoilt beach at Marari, an undiscovered gem of a place. A stunning white sandy beach lined by palm trees and still used by local fisherman, this is the place for relaxing and exploring. You won't find any facilities on the beach here; no watersports or beach bars. It truly is unspoilt by tourism and gives you a real insight into the authentic Keralan way of life which has remained untouched for centuries. A fantastic way to end your holiday.
You visit the Periyar Wildlife Reserve which is home to many rare species including tigers and monkeys. The Real World Conservation Trust works with many different conservation charities such as Save the Rhino, Save the Elephant, Animals Saving Animals and African Parks.Plan My Journey Speak To Us
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