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Kerala And Karma - 2 centre holiday to south India & Sri Lanka
Surely everyone was mentally transported to a tropical paradise while watching the excellent
“Good Karma Hospital” series on TV and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Kerala in southern India?
Sorry to disappoint you but that is not what you saw, the program was actually filmed in Sri Lanka.
That’s TV for you. But it is not a problem for
our Kerala and Kharma tour takes you to both Kerala and Sri Lanka.
The tour begins in Kochi, Cochin as was, the state capital of Kerala, the idyllic and beautiful Indian state located at the bottom of India. You will spend six nights and seven days seeing the very best of what Kerala has to offer.
A half day will be spent exploring the ancient city of Kochi and its Fort area. A visit to the Dutch Palace and the Jewish synagogue are included in the day’s itinerary as is a chance to wander round Jew Town with its many interesting shops. The afternoon is free for you to explore the area around your hotel. The day ends with a visit to the theatre to see a Kathakali dance performance. The elaborately made up male dancers provide a unique opportunity to witness an ancient dance form.
The next few days are spent in the western Ghats mountain range where you will visit a tea plantation and spend two nights at a superb hotel.
Your next Kerala experience is a cruise and lunch aboard one of the ubiquitous house boats which ply the backwaters and rivers which criss-cross the state where it borders the Arabian Sea.
After 7 days in Kerala, an evening flight whisks you from Kochi to Colombo. On arrival at this rapidly developing capital city of Sri Lanka, you will be transferred to your hotel. After a leisurely breakfast the following morning you will begin your journey to the centrepiece of your holiday. Before reaching your beach side hotel, you will be treated to a night at an elephant sanctuary and visit a turtle hatchery. The Good Karma Hospital, which is in reality a school, is located in the Galle District of the island and if possible, you will be able to enter the school and talk to the students. Always an enlightening and lively thing to do in Sri Lanka.
And your final days are spent relaxing on one of the islands finest beaches and, to add to the Good Karma Hospital theme,
visits to the beach restaurant, the fort town of Galle, and other locations associated with the program are included.
The whole tour costs from £1996 per person sharing a twin/double room.
Day 1 Fly UK to Kochi
Day 2 Arrive Kochi International Airport
Day 3 Sightseeing in Kochi and Kathakali show.
Day 4 Transfer to Munnar.
Day 5 At Munnar.
Day 6 Transfer to Kumarakom.
Day 7 At leisure until an appropriately timed transfer to the airport for the flight to Colombo
Day 8 Short tour of Colombo followed by journey to Udawalawa and visit to elephant sanctuary.
Day 9 Visit to turtle hatchery and river cruise.
Days 10,11,12 Transfer to beach hotel and Good Kharma Hospital experience.
Day 13 Return to UK
Tour cost includes :
12 nights accommodation in 4* hotels on Bed and Breakfast basis.
All transfers using a/c car, sightseeing and services of English speaking guide where appropriate.
Assistance during airport transfers.
Airfare from Kochi to Colombo.
Tour cost does not include :
International airfares; visas; travel/medical insurance; wifi connections; laundry; alcoholic drinks; gratuities and anything not specified above