Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour

Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour

Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour

Prices

From $2,210USD

$1,195USD off $3,399USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Houseboat

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Highlights

Enjoy the entertaining, ever-changing scenery of India

Look out for a range of wildlife—tigers, elephants, bison—roaming Nagarahole National Park on your safaris.

Enjoy a night twisting along Kerala's backwaters and admiring the local hustle and bustle along the banks from a houseboat.

Revel in the irresistible, enchanting scenery cloaking Coorg, Ooty, and Kumarakom, where you'll have plenty of time to explore at your own leisure.

Marvel at the lanes of soaring palaces and monumental building of Mysore, all ruch with heritage.

If you crave ever-changing scenery, unravelling tales in historical buildings, and landscapes flanked with undeniable charm on your vacations, the guided 14-day Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour is tailor-made for you! This city walking tour will take you to eight different destinations in beautiful India.

Discover how the old world continues to linger amid the hustling and bustling modern-day life in Bangalore. Bask in the sprawling, infectious scenery in Coorg. Look out for the exotic wildlife dotting Nagarahole National Park, and then marvel at the soaring palaces in Mysore. Enjoy in the lush tea gardens of Ooty, and enjoy the tropical atmosphere of Cochin and Kumarakom. You’ll even spend a night along the backwaters on a houseboat. It’s easy to see that the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour won’t fail to keep you entertained, relaxed, and enchanted!

Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Bangalore

Meet and greet a tour representative upon arrival before transferring to your hotel in Bangalore. Admire how the old world contrasts with the new world and appreciate the many gardens spanning this popular city. Spend the night relaxing at your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bangalore
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Explore Bangalore

Embark on a sightseeing tour around Bangalore after a slow morning and a delicious breakfast. Check out historical and royal landmarks and lush gardens, including The Bangalore Fort, Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, and Vidhana Soudha. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Coorg—a beautiful hill station with beautiful natural scenery!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Coorg
Distance
5-6 hours, 250 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Coorg at your leisure

Enjoy exploring the array of sights scattered throughout this lovely hill station at your leisure. Check out the coffee and spice plantations and admire the hazy mountains standing tall in the background.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Coorg
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Travel to Nagarahole National Park

Have breakfast before you hop in your mode of transportation and travel to Kabini/Nagarahole National Park. This park is home to tigers, elephants, bison, and more wildlife. After you check into your hotel, step into your Jeep for a safari through the park! A naturalist will accompany you to help enhance the overall experience.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kabini/Nagarahole National Park
Distance
3 hours, 110 km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Safaris in Nagarahole National Park

Enjoy marvelling at the wildlife scattered throughout the park on your safaris during the morning and again in the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kabini/Nagarahole National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Travel to Mysore

Eat breakfast before beginning your drive to Mysore, where lines of palaces, rich heritage, and lofty buildings demand attention. Spend the day at your leisure after you check into your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mysore
Distance
3 hours, 100 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Sightseeing around Mysore

Enjoy a yummy breakfast before going on your sightseeing tour around Mysore! Check out The Mysore Palace, The Jaganmohan Palace, Chamundi Hill, St. Philomena's Church, and Brindavan Gardens.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mysore
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Go to Ooty

Have a slow morning before departing to Ooty, another stunning hill station! Admire the array of picnic spots in this summery getaway. Enjoy the bubbling brooks, lovely waterfalls, rolling hills, and collection of tea gardens covering the land. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure upon arrival.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ooty
Distance
5 hours, 170 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Discover Ooty

Explore the vast natural scenery of this charming hill station today. Go on a mountain train ride, check out the tea gardens, or enjoy a hike on the Blue Mountains. If you want to revel in total peace and relaxation, consider going on a day trip to Coonoor.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ooty
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Travel to Cochin

Get ready to go tropical for the remainder of this tour! Head to Cochin after a tasty breakfast. Upon arrival, marvel at one of the world’s most stunning natural ports. This city contains historical buildings that have stood the test of time, but outside of these long-standing wonders, you’ll find the pleasures that often accompany a modern, fast-paced city. Cochin also offers lush natural scenery- palm-tree-lined lagoons, backwaters, and beaches.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cochin
Distance
6-7 hours, 280 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Sightseeing around Cochin

Eat breakfast before going on a sightseeing tour around Cochin! Check out The Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Cochin Harbor, Fort Kochi Beach, and St Francis Church. In the evening, you’ll get the chance to enjoy an authentic Indian show, the Kathakali Dance Performance. Watch as the dancers, decorated in colourful costumes, act out Indian epics.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cochin
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 12 Board houseboat in Kumarakom

Drive to Kumarakom after enjoying breakfast, and board your houseboat upon arrival! Enjoy spending the rest of the day and the night floating along the picturesque backwaters weaving through Kerala. Stop at local markets dotting the banks and enjoy authentic Kerala cuisine prepared by the chef on board.

Overnight Location
Overnight on houseboat
Distance
1.5 hours, 70 km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Explore Kumarakom

After another delicious meal prepared by the onboard chef, disembark the houseboat and spend the day exploring Kumarakom at your leisure. We recommend visiting the bird sanctuary!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kumarakom
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 14 Travel to Cochin International Airport

Enjoy the activities at your hotel during the morning before transferring to Cochin International Airport. The tour ends here.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
2.5 hours, 80 km
Meals
Breakfast

Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour to Karnataka and Kerala in India is always run as a private tour for your group only. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-10: $3,425USD per person -

    Now $2,225USD per person

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Accommodation on Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour

This tour will have you staying in 4-5-star hotels that offer modern necessities to keep you comfortable. You will also spend one night in a houseboat. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can often upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel. It’s also often possible to match single travellers up.

The Park in Bangalore

Laze in total luxury and comfort at this 5-star lodge, which earned TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2020 award. Enjoy the pool, spa, and swim-up bar here.

Windflower Resort & Spa in Coorg

Feel refreshed and calm after staying in this relaxing hotel. Enjoy the pool, gym, free breakfast, game room, and the spa.

The Serai Hotel in Kabini

The Serai gives you the chance to relish in comfort and appreciate nature at the same time.

Windflower Resort & Spa in Coorg

Feel refreshed and calm after staying in this relaxing hotel. Enjoy the pool, gym, free breakfast, game room, and the spa.

Savoy-IHCL SeleQtions in Ooty

Bask in the old world charm at this upscale heritage hotel. Enjoy the spacious rooms that offer an array of luxurious amenities.

Trident Hotel in Cochin

Immerse your mind, body, and soul into a state of relaxation at the Trident! Take advantage of the pool, poolside bar, spa, bar, and more!

Night 12

Aircon Houseboat

Enjoy a relaxing evening aboard a traditional-looking houseboat that offers the necessary modern amenities to induce comfort.

Coconut Lagoon Hotel in Kumarakom

Situated along backwaters and cradled by greenery, the Coconut Lagoon can’t help but enchant its guests. Enjoy the pool, bar, and restaurant here!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour?

Meals

13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 13 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to pick-up and drop-off spots throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees

Not included

  • Flights to get to Bangalore and from Cochin
  • Accommodations before and after the tour
  • Lunches and dinners not mentioned
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and snacks

Optional Extras

  • You can upgrade to single occupancy for a fee
  • Upgrade hotels to deluxe accommodation
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour

How hard is the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour?

This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour?

13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bangalore to start this tour?

You can fly to Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) where you will be picked up to begin the tour.

Is the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English.

Where does the Houseboating and Safari in Karnataka & Kerala Tour end?

The tour ends at Cochin International Airport, where you can catch your flight home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to Kerala and the surrounding area is between September and March when the weather is less hot, humid, and rainy.

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Prices

From $2,210USD

$1,195USD off $3,399USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Houseboat

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.

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