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India's Best Kept Secret

A Dream Trip to India's Best Kept Secret

Few parts of the world are as photogenic as Kerala. By timing it just right this itinerary not only offers opportunities to experience fabulous landscapes but the trip is scheduled to include multiple festivals and provide wonderful access to this slice of heaven - or as the locals call it "God's own country".

The itinerary has been designed to ensure that the pace is relaxed, and the journey as a whole is full of wonderful opportunities to get to know Kerala in a deep and personal way. With optimal locations scouted for optional sunrise and sunset experiences, along with hand picked excursions, this trip is sure to be one a once in a life time adventure.

The beauty of India comes alive with this hands on this adventure taking you through the nation's best kept secret: Kerala! Experience the local culture and food while meeting the wonderful people that call India's greenest state their home.

Festivals of Kerala!
Chinese Fishing Nets of Kochi.
Ancient Sculpture.
Retail, Kerala Style.
Kalari of Kerala.
Houseboats on the Backwaters of Alleppey - Kerala.
Itinerary at a Glance

January 11: Arrive Mumbai | 12: Fly Madurai & drive Karaikudi | 13 & 14: Explore Karaikudi and enjoy Pongal Festival | 15 & 16: Return Madurai, explore the many temples and palaces of the area | 17 & 18: Drive into the lush green hills of Kerala and explore the tea gardens of Munnar | 19 & 20: Head to Alleppey to explore the backwaters and partake in the local church festival | 21 & 22: Drive to Kochi to explore the city and some special performances | 23: Return to Mumbai to prepare for flights home | 24: En route home.

Face of South India.


  • Access to local culture and hidden gems of Kerala
  • Experience 2 local festivals first hand
  • Explore the backwaters by houseboat

Suggested Dates

  • January 11 - 24, 2015 (Chosen due to alignment with multiple festivals)

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