Kerala & Karnataka Explorer

India

Culture

Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns

14 days £2,995 pp This is the price per person for a private tour (based on 2 people travelling) excluding international flights. Contact us for pricing for other group sizes including individuals.
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Intro

Be welcomed into Kerala with a peaceful cruise along the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey and a traditional Kathakali dance. Observe the colonial history behind the port city of Cochin before proceeding up into the tropical mountains of Wayanad. Venture over to Karnataka to witness free-roaming elephants in the rugged wilderness of Kabini and savour the spectacular panoramic views over Mysore's palaces from the sacred Chamundi Hills. Discover the religious and archaeological centre of Hampi and wonder at the origins of Hindu temple architecture in ancient Chalukya temple towns. Complete your visit in the former Portuguese colony and spiritual sanctuary of palm-fringed Goa.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise backwaters of Alleppey
  • Sunset cruise on Cochin harbour
  • Witness a traditional Kathakali performance
  • Ancient caves and tropical forests of Wayanad
  • Wildlife and jungle lodge in Kabini
  • Stone temples of Karnataka
  • Gravity-defying boulders in Hampi
  • Uncover Goa's Portuguese past

Places Visited

Cochin - Alleppey - Kumbalangi Village - Wayanad - Kabini - Mysore - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Goa

What's Included

Arrival & departure transfers
Ground transport with driver
Accommodation
Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan)
English-speaking guides
Entrance fees to sites & parks
Itinerary & Map
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Day 1 : Cochin - Alleppey

Arrive in Cochin, where you will be met by a Travel the Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel in Alleppey. The afternoon is free to rest or explore. Enjoy watching a traditional cooking demonstration, where you will learn about authentic Kerala cuisine. Overnight in Alleppey.

Overnight in Ramada Resort, Alleppey

Meal plan: n/a

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Day 2 : Alleppey

In the morning you will proceed on to Alleppey. On arrival, begin the day with a walking tour of the city. Later, board a house boat for a day cruise. Lunch will be cooked and served onboard. In the evening you will disembark and transfer to your backwater resort. Overnight in Alleppey.

Overnight in Ramada Resort, Alleppey

Meal plan: Breakfast

Also known as the 'Venice of the East', Alleppey is a town with a large network of picturesque canals, backwaters, lagoons and beaches. In the past, Alleppey was one of the busiest trade centres along the Malabar coast. The way of life on the backwaters is based around fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts and cashew nuts. Birdwatchers will have a great opportunity to spot lots of exciting species, such as kingfishers, bee-eaters, bulbuls, darters, herons, cormorants and 2 types of kite. There are almost 2000 kilometers (1250 miles) of 'backwaters', interconnected lakes, lagoons and canals, which are mostly just inland of the Kerala coast. This is a unique and fascinating water world, enclosed by palm trees.

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Day 3 : Alleppey - Cochin

After breakfast, drive from Alleppey to Cochin. Stop on the way to visit Kumbalangi Village, where you will stop for lunch. Continue your journey to Cochin, where you will spend the rest of the day sightseeing. Witness the mix of Dutch, English, Portuguese and Jewish influences that make the city such a unique place. Later, witness a traditional Kathakali performance. Overnight in Cochin.

Overnight in Eighth Bastion, Cochin

Meal plan: Breakfast

Cochin, the 'Queen on the Arabian Sea', is a major port city that was once a much-prized pawn for the English, Portuguese and Dutch due to its strategic location and prominence in the lucrative spice trade. This history of foreign colonies has resulted in a diverse culture, with European influences visible in much of Cochin's architecture and overall development, aiding it to become the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. 

Dating back to the 17th century, the Kathakali dance performance, literally meaning "story-play", is the classical dance form of Kerala in which a story is portrayed through a combination of dance and mime. Instead of dialect, characters 'speak' through dramatic body movement and facial expression, while mood is set through musical composition. Heavy and elaborate makeup and costumes are used to portray the different character types, while themes are primarily religious in nature and based on the universal struggle between good and evil. 

The remote fishing village of Kumbalangi faces the Kochi backwaters. It was India's first designated ecotourism village and aims to integrate tourism with its traditionally rural way of life. Visitors can gain a real insight into the natural beauty of the region as they watch local fishermen at work, using authentic Chinese fishing nets. 

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Day 4 : Cochin - Calicut - Wayanad

Board a train from Cochin to Calicut (Jan Shadabdi Express - departs at 0920 Hrs & arrives Calicut at 1300 Hrs). Proceed to drive to Wayanad. The drive is picturesque through the Western ghats, escaping from the sultry climate below to a perfect, cool and temperate climate at Wayanad. Upon arrival in Wayanad, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Wayanad.

Overnight in Vythiri Resort, Wayanad

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Calicut, also known as Kozhikode, is the largest city in Kerala. In the past, it was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. In 2012, Calicut was given the tag of "City of Sculptures" because of the various architectural sculptures located in various parts of the city. 

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Day 5 : Wayanad

In the morning, enjoy a trek to Edakkal Caves (ancient carvings of pre-historic stone ages), Pookot lake and the tomb of Pazhassi Raja. Later, visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight in Wayanad.

Overnight in Vythiri Resort, Wayanad

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Known as the "Land of the Paddy Fields", Wayanad district is located at altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 metres above sea-level. Although the least populous district in Kerala, Wayanad is home to many indigenous tribes, as well as unseen tropical mountains, the Edakkal Caves and 4th century BC petroglyphs. 

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Day 6 : Wayanad - Kabini

Today you will depart Wayanad and transfer to Kabini Forest Reserve. Go on a safari to Nagarhole Sanctuary to see the wildlife in close quarters. Often, it is possible to see wild elephants, Gaur (Indian bison), spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer (found only in Sri Lanka and South India), Sambar, sloth-bears, marsh crocodiles, otters, Indian wild dogs, leopards and tigers. One could also spot the flying lizard and the flying snake gliding from tree to tree. Later, return back to resort. Overnight stay in Kabini.

Overnight in The Serai , Kabini

Meal plan: Breakfast

The Kabini Forest Reserve is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Karnataka thanks to its lush green landscape, large tranquil lake, and regular sightings of herds of elephants. It comprises the south-eastern part of Nagarahole National Park. Situated on the banks of the Kabini River, the reserve is spread over forestland, valleys, and water. It was once a private hunting lodge of the Maharajah of Mysore, and a popular hotspot for British Viceroys and Indian royalty. Today it is thought to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, famous for its spectacular wildlife and bird life.

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Day 7 : Kabini - Mysore

In the morning, enjoy a gentle ride down the river in a traditional Coracle boat (a small round boat made of bamboo). There is also an option for a second safari (book directly through your lodge, subject to availability). Transfer to Mysore. The afternoon is free at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy views over the Mysore Palace from the Chamundi Hills and visit Nandi Bull. Overnight in Mysore.

Overnight in Royal Orchid Metropole, Mysore

Meal plan: Breakfast

Often referred to as the 'City of Palaces', Mysore is famed for its enchanting palaces, royal heritage and dazzling monuments. Situated in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau, Mysore District is an undulating tableland, covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests. As the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is home to the annual and world renowned Hindu festival 'Dasahara', an academy of visual arts and its very own painting style.

Named after the goddess Chamundeshwari, The Chamundi Hills are one of Southern India's eight sacred hills, with the Chamundeshwari Temple that sits atop the hill under the patronage of the rulers of Mysore. The hills also offer lovely panoramic views of Mysore. 

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Day 8 : Mysore - Hampi

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Mysore, which will include visits to sites such as Mysore Palace and Devaraja Fruit and Vegetable market. In the evening, transfer to Mysore Railway Station to board an overnight train to Hampi (first class AC sleeper, subject to availability). Overnight on train.

Overnight in Hampi Train , Mysore

Meal plan: Breakfast & dinner

The Palace of Mysore is the official residence of the Wodeyars, a former Hindu dynasty. Completed in 1912 and expanded in 1940, it is one of India's most visited sights. This is particularly due to its architectural style, which is commonly known as Indo-Saracenic, as it employs Gothic, Hindu and Muslim styles.

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Day 9 : Hampi

Arrive at Hampi station and transfer to hotel. Morning is free to rest. Spend the afternoon sightseeing in Hampi. Overnight in Hampi.

Overnight in Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, Hampi

Meal plan: Breakfast

Sat on a hilly terrain of granite boulders, Hampi is a fantasy world of palace and temple ruins, vast banana plantations and forest-green paddy fields. Despite being destroyed by Muslim sultanates in 1565, Hampi preserved the remains of more than 1,600 impressive forts, royal and sacred complexes, madapas and water structures. At the epicentre of these remains is Vittala Temple. Featuring a detailed chariot and multiple elephants, all fashioned out of stone, the temple illuminates the high quality of Hampi’s craftmanship. However, its centre piece is its richly carved pillars that emit musical tones when tapped.
 


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Day 10 : Hospet

After a relaxed breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Hampi exploring the temples, monuments and monolithic structures. Visit the Virupaksha, Vijaya Vittala and Hazararama Palace Temples, and explore the Royal Enclosure and the Lotus Mahal. Wonder at the imposing structures of Lakshmi Narasimha, the Stone Chariot, the Ganesha statues and the Badavilinga. Cross the Tungabadra River to the ancient capital of Anegundi to traverse leisurely roads and scale the boulders above the Sanapur Lake. Overnight in Hampi. 

Overnight in Royal Orchid Central Kireeti, Hampi

Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 11 : Hampi - Aihole / Pattadakal - Badami

Today you will depart Hampi and transfer to Badami. Visit the ancient temple towns of Aihole and Pattadakal en route. Afternoon is for sightseeing in and around the cave temples of Badami, Overnight in Badami.  

Overnight in Badami Court, Badami

Meal plan: Breakfast

Badami was formerly known as Vatapi, after the twins Vatapi and Ilyala from the legend Ramayana. It served as the regal capital of the Chalukyas dynasty from AD 540 to 757. The town sits in a ravine surrounding Agastya Lake and is most recognised for its beautiful red sandstone Hindu temples, two of which are dedicated to Vishnu, and the others to Shiva and Jain Tirthankaras. Like the Ajanta and Ellora caves, the Badami caves illustrate inscriptions and intricate carvings as well as early Kannada poetry. Badami also boasts the impressive Badami Fort and a Buddhist cave, which can only be reached through a small entrance on your hands and knees.
 


Aihole, a prominent city during the Chalukya Dynasty, lies close to Badami and is one of Karnataka's most popular visitor attractions. Rich with an illustrious architectural history, Aihole has great cultural significance as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. There are about 125 temples in and around Aihole – several of which date back to Chalukyan times – as well as early Buddhist caves and Jain monuments. One of its most elaborately designed temples is Durga Temple. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple’s exquisite and intricate carvings offer valuable records of the origins and development of Northern Indian temple architecture; as well as proving a popular site among art enthusiasts.
 


Situated along the Malprabha river, Pattadakal is a small town in north Karnataka. Settled in pre-historic times, the modern town boasts nine Hindu and one Jain temple built by the Chalukya dynasty (who ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and 12th centuries). The world heritage town is considered an architectural jewel by UNESCO for its natural integration of northern and southern Indian building styles.
 


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Day 12 : Badami - Goa

Transfer from Badami to Goa. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Goa. 

Overnight in Cidade de Goa Beach Resort, Goa

Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 13 : Goa

After breakfast, proceed for a half day guided sightseeing at Goa. Visit the Bom Jesus Basilica and the Se Cathedral. Afterwards, visit the Fountainheads and the Latin quarters, passing by the famous statue of Abade Faria, or Jose Custodio de Faria, trying to hypnotise a woman next to the Government Secretariat. Later, continue to the Dona Paul Jetty where you will walk a few minutes to the main point to enjoy the Arabian sea view. Drive back to the hotel. The afternoon is free at your leisure. Overnight in Goa. 

Overnight in Cidade de Goa Beach Resort, Goa

Meal plan: Breakfast

After the arrival of the Portuguese in 1510, the prosperous port city of Goa was a Portuguese colony and Indian union territory until liberated by India in 1961. However, Portuguese influence is still visible today, particularly in the quaint colonial streets of the capital Panjim's old Latin Quarter and the whitewashed churches and Catholic cathedrals of Old Goa. As a result, Goa's culture is mixed, an amalgamation of Hindu and Catholic religions, though one of mutual respect. With its uninterrupted golden-sand beaches along the Arabian Sea coastline, peaceful lifestyle and increase in the practice of yoga, Goa has become a spiritual sanctuary for many travellers.

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Day 14 : Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Further extensions in Goa and India are possible - please contact us for more information. 

Meal plan: Breakfast

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation subject to availability. Final accommodation choices will be confirmed after booking.

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Ramada Resort

Alleppey (2 nights)

The Ramada Resort is situated near to the Kerala Backwaters and the scenic Punnamada Lake. The hotel has been decorated in a contemporary style. The spacious bedrooms are fitted with modern amenities, including satellite television and wifi. The breakfast buffet serves a combination of Western and Asian dishes. Other facilities include a salon, sauna, fitness suite, spa and outdoor swimming pool. 

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Eighth Bastion

Cochin (1 night)

The Eighth Bastion is an contemporary hotel in the centre of Dutch Cochin. It has an elegant decor which hints towards the region's colonial history. The East Indies Restaurant serves a variety of traditional and contemporary local dishes. 

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Vythiri Resort

Wayanad (2 nights)

The Vythiri Resort can be found nestled in the rainforests of Wayanad. Independent cottages are situated alongside trickling streams, beneath the tropical canopy. They have been designed and decorated in a traditional style, complementing their natural surroundings - whilst also providing guests with modern comforts to allow for a relaxing stay. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of cuisine options, whilst the coffee shop offers a more relaxed dining environment. The resort is also home to a spa, fitness suite, swimming pool and natural pool, which guests can enjoy during their stay.

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The Serai

Kabini (1 night)

The Serai Resort lies on the banks of the Kabini River. The contemporary-style, spacious bedrooms lead on to outdoor patios, which provide scenic views across the river. Wild Grass, the on-site restaurant, serves a fusion of Indian, Western and Chinese cuisine. Guests can relax in the resort spa, make use of the fitness suite or enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool during their stay. 

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Royal Orchid Metropole

Mysore (1 night)

A four star grand heritage hotel, Royal Orchid Metropole is steeped in the history and culture of Mysore. The bedrooms are decorated in a similarly traditional style - also being fitted with modern amenities to allow for a comfortable stay. There are four on-site dining facilities that offer an array of cuisine options to guests. The hotel is also home to an outdoor swimming pool which guests can enjoy in their spare time. 

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Hampi Train

Mysore (1 night)

The overnight train will provide travellers with 1st class, soft-sleeper accommodation. Although each train may be slightly different, the air-conditioned accommodation is generally made up of 4 bunks within a private room. These rooms will have luggage racks and closets for guests to use.

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Royal Orchid Central Kireeti

Hampi (2 nights)

The Royal Orchid Central Kireeti is situated near to the UNESCO-listed Hampi. The hotel has been decorated in a contemporary style. Each en suite bedroom is equipped with modern fixtures and fittings including satellite television, a mini bar and access to wifi. Guests can choose to dine in open-air Regal Garden restaurant, which largely serves local dishes - or enjoy the more relaxed environment of Echo Cafe and the Signature Mix Lounge Bar. The hotel is also home to a fitness suite and spa that guests are invited to use during their stay. 

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Badami Court

Badami (1 night)

Badami Court is located in rural Karnataka. The colonial-style building has a simple decor. The en suite bedrooms offer modern comforts including air-conditioning and satellite television. Pulakeshi Restaurant serves a variety of local and national dishes to guests, who can also make use of the on-site swimming pool during their stay.

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Cidade de Goa Beach Resort

Goa (2 nights)

Cidade de Goa Beach Resort has a contemporary, coastal inspired decor. Many of the spacious bedrooms provide scenic views across the neighbouring beach. The hotel has 4 dining venues serving an array of cuisines along with 2 bars for guests to choose between during their stay. Other hotel facilities include a fitness suite, spa and swimming pool.

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Reviews

A really well planned trip. We experienced life in Northeast India in just the way we wanted to. We loved the game reserves and saw a rock python which thrilled our guides as it is even rarer than the tiger! We visited villages and were able to interact with local people and loved the busy markets in Delhi and Calcutta. A special highlight was the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland; shown to us by our very own Naga guide Kezo. Kezo accompanied us for 15 days of our trip and ensured that we had many very special experiences - even taking us to the home of one of his Aunts where we spent a couple of hours sitting by the bonfire chatting.

Ann Holgate , Tailormade India

Thank you for organising our holiday in Kerala. I certainly wouldn`t have had the time or the knowledge to put together such a trip. Munnar was my favourite and the accommodation throughout was excellent.

Vik , Kerala Calling, India

What an excellent service! Rahul adapted, extended and improved our trip so many times without a qualm and we ended up with the trip of a lifetime. The destinations are unusual and interesting but everything has been checked out by the team and works brilliantly. I can`t wait to do another trip.

Penelope Smith , Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival, India

The tour was an amazing experience for our first visit to India. The country, its people and its cuisine were friendly,delightful, colourful and exceeded all our expectations. Travel the Unknown have put together a superb unique package that we have no hesitation in recommending to anyone with an interest in food and culture.

Elaine & Neil Smith , Delicacies of North India, India

I`m sure I could not have found a better operator for the type of complicated Indian tour I wanted to undertake on a limited budget. India is an intimidating country to visit, and I suspect that some operators look down on the first time visitor, or disparage their requirements. Travel the Unknown, by contrast, helped me all the way, and their local guides were superb.

Andrew Martin , Tailormade North East India

This was a very varied and interesting trip to a forgotten part of India. If you like off the beaten track travel it is definitely worth the effort but go with an open mind and keep a smile on your face.

Richard Williams , Monks, Tribes & Rhinos, India

This was my first experience of using Travel the Unknown having enjoyed small group adventure holidays for many years. I was attracted to the company because it seeks out the more unusual and lesser known areas of a country and I was not disappointed by my visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. There is a clear contrast between the people and the scenery of these two regions and we saw very few western tourists particularly in Arunachal Pradesh. The tour was well organised with plenty to see and do.

Keith Lewis , Monks, Tribes & Rhinos, India

A fantastic trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Very well organised exactly to our requirements. Superb local guide. Would recommend this trip. Hazel and James.

Hazel Frost , Tailormade North East India

Another great trip from Travel the Unknown. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to move outside the boundaries of the usual tourist itinerary.

Catherine Crawford , Kashmir & Ladakh Explorer, India

This trip was very well put together and ticked all the boxes that we had requested. The accommodation throughout the tour was of a high standard and our experiences in the national parks was wonderful spotting many different animals including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, lions, jungle cat plus countless number of birds. Thank you Rahul for tailoring this trip to our requirements.

Nigel & Margaret Turner , Tailormade India Wildlife & Birding tour

We went on the Spirit of South India Tour and had a great time on our honeymoon. There was a good variety of places visited and the hotels, drivers and guides were all very good. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Rachel , Spirit of South India, India

I would highly recommend Travel the Unknown to anyone visiting India. The service we received both prior to, during and following our travels was always timely and excellent. We were able to customize our trip to our liking and to enjoy a wide variety of activities. The guides in every location were outstanding! Honestly. Having travelled through much of the world I can truly say that we have never been more impressed with the quality of the guides arranged for us in each location, as well as the service we received. Similarly, the hotels were excellent and allowed us to live very comfortably while, at the same time, enjoy an authentic Indian experience. If you haven`t already booked your trip with Travel the Unknown, then either do so now....or at least give them a chance to show you what they can offer.

Tracey & Gary , Tailormade India
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