WINTER ESCAPE TO COLOURFUL KERALA
14-night ‘holistic’ holiday from £599 or 14-night tour & beach holiday from £899 per person including flights, transfers and accommodation for 14 nights.
The British winter is the best time to explore Kerala, one of the most beautiful states in India known for its paradise beaches, lush greenery and unique backwaters and lagoons, as the temperature is a pleasant 27º to 32º in the beach resorts and rainfall is minimal.
Goaway are offering two different Kerala 14-night packages, one is a ’holistic’ winter escape to Kovalam and the other is a tour and beach holiday that shows off the very best this state at the southwstern tip of India offers.
The ’holistic’ escape is ideal for those looking for a spiritual retreat in the sunshine and includes 14-nights staying at the Holiday Home in Kovalam. There are number of Ayurvedic centres in Kovalam where guests are offered 10% discount on treatments and massages. This holiday costs from £599 per person and includes flights, bed and breakfast accommodation. Price is based on two people sharing a twin room and is for Saturday departures starting 15 January 2011 from Heathrow and Manchester departures (£80 supplement) every Friday starting from 07 January 2011.
For those that want a bit more adventure and to explore some of the top sites in the region, as well as relax on the beach then opt for the 14-night tour and beach holiday.
• Driving through the rubber and spice plantations of the Western Ghats
• Visiting the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to see wild boar, monkeys, sambar & perhaps even tigers and leopards
• A night on a traditional houseboat & touring the backwaters & villages by day
• City tour of Cochin, home to the oldest European church in India dating from 1557
• Shopping in Cochin, the 2nd largest city in Kerala
• A performance of Kathakali, Kerala’s traditional dance at the Cultural Centre, Cochin
• Chilling out on the beach at Kovalam, famous for being one of the most pristine in India
The price is from £899 per person and includes 14-nights bed and breakfast accommodation, full board on the houseboat, flights from Heathrow or Manchester, private tour and transfers in resort. Price is based on two people sharing a twin room and is for departures from 15 January to 30 April 2011.
Accommodation highlights include staying at the Sarovaram Resort in Quilon in traditional eco friendly cottages on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, complete with verandahs for great lake views and the traditional ‘Kettuvalloms’ or houseboat that were the main cargo boats for the backwaters before trucks and have now been converted into comfortable boats for cruising these tranquil waters.
For information and bookings contact specialist tour operator Goaway on 0207 258 7800 (www.goaway.co.uk)
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