Relaxing beach flanked by palm trees and boulders at sunset in Varkala, Kerala, India.

One-Week India Family Tour: Nature, Culture, and Cities

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kochi (India), Kovalam, Alleppey, Periyar...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Make lasting memories among the tropical landscape of Kerala during your 7-day family highlights tour of India. This tour focuses on uncovering unique beauty, dramatic history, and preserved culture. Discover tranquil canals, colorful temples, wonderful wildlife, and crashing waves at India’s southernmost point. Specialist guides and luxurious accommodations help make this family India tour an experience that brims with hidden treasures and memories.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the remarkable history of Kochi during a private tour that reveals the mixture of Indian, Chinese, British, Dutch, and Portuguese cultures
  • Visit the tip of India at Cape Comorin to view the unique point at which three seas converge
  • Search for wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger, during safaris at Periyar National Park
  • Explore the stunning canals of Alleppey and view the unique town and collection of villages that line the waterways
  • Traverse ancient temple grounds across the Kerala region, including Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Witness traditional Kerala architecture when on a private tour of one of Asia’s largest wooden palatial complexes
  • Visit colorful lighthouses for a 360-degree view that encompasses the landscape and shoreline

Detailed Description

Your one-week family India tour will immerse you in the culture of the Kerala region in Southern India and offer a remarkable contrast of the traditions and contemporary lifestyles that can be found in the cities, towns, and villages. With private transfers, luxurious accommodations, specialized guides, and history and family-oriented tours, you will discover the dynamic culture of Kerala. You will travel from Kochi to Kovalam for a rich and exciting adventure that will showcase the abundance of Southern India’s splendor.

Your family adventure in India will begin with your arrival at Cochin Airport, where your private transfer will meet you at customs. You will have one night in Kochi to explore the unique blend of cultures and heritage that has been preserved on the streets and in the architecture. You will then transfer to Alleppey for a private tour of the canals that decorate the cityscape. Your guide will introduce you to the customs of the town with visits to the temples, rice fields, and villages that line the banks.

Upon reaching Periyar National Park, you will have a safari that leads deep into the lush jungle terrain in search of wildlife, such as Sambar deer, langur monkeys, and the elusive Bengal tiger. You will have a morning safari before departing Periyar National Park for the coastal city of Varkala. You can indulge in luxurious accommodations along the water’s edge during your night in Varkala after partaking in a tour of Anjengo Fort, its surrounding temples, and celebrated beaches.

Two nights in Kovalam will offer more stunning coastal scenery as well as introductions to ancient temples and palaces, including Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Mansion of Horses. You will travel south to visit the southern tip of India at Cape Comorin. Here, your guide will provide insight into the beauty of the land and sea in addition to the culture.

Starting Price

$1,045 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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