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Classic Kerala Holiday... Beautiful Beaches & Balmy Backwaters in South India

13 days from £3,845 per person

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Our Classic Kerala Holiday is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Family-friendly Itineraries.

A relaxed introduction to the charming and diverse state of Kerala which is famed for its welcoming people, lush, tropical scenery and delicious food. Journey from the colonial heritage of Cochin, home to Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic and British traders at various times in its long history to the palm-fringed beaches of Marari. On the way, visit the spice plantations in the verdant Cardamom Hills, spot elephant in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and relax on the backwaters watching the world drift by.

Keralan cuisine makes great use of the locally grown produce; spices, coconut and seafood and you may enjoy the delicious delicacies served off banana leaves. This tour allows you to appreciate just what a feast for all the senses Kerala can be.

This is purely a suggested itinerary, it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your own luxury tailor-made holiday to India. If you'd like to see similar tours, take a look at our favourite Epic Journeys, Honeymoons and Family Holidays, as well as our Boat, Beach and Spa & Wellness collections.


Itinerary details

13 days from £3,845 per person

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My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus

Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India

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