What will you see? This circuit is famed for Cochin, its Dutch and Portuguese influences and Old Fort area, not forgetting the Chinese Fishing Nets, then there are the tea plantations of Munnar, the spice plantations and wildlife sanctuary in Periyar and of course the famed Backwaters and beaches.
What else can be included? Well, honestly speaking, other than Cochin, most of these circuits are now incredibly busy and are not the idylls they once were. We prefer to get you venturing up into northern Kerala, still relatively untouched by tourism, but with some wonderful destinations to explore. Treks in the Wayanad Hills, a spice journey in Tellicherry, wildlife reserves, Coffee and Vanilla Plantations, stays in 350-year-old private homes, undiscovered beaches and fabulous ayurvedic centres are some of the other experiences that Kerala has to offer and which we recommend.
Classic Kerala: Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Backwaters – Beach.
Classic Kerala with a twist! Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Backwaters – Beach.
It’s the standard itinerary but done by mountain bike with some day treks and kayaking included.
BTT Signature Kerala Itinerary: Cochin – Pallakad – Tellicherri – Wayanad – Neeleshwar.
This is our signature itinerary to Northern Kerala for something a bit different, less touristy and more authentic.