India Holidays - Kerala backwaters


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Oberoi Vrinda Cruise


Oberoi Vrinda Cruise

Kerala Holidays - The Oberoi Vrinda

Kochi (Fort Cochin)
The Old Harbour
2 nights
CruiseOberoi Vrinda
3 nights
Surya Samudra
3 nights

Click on the name of the hotel for details


9 days from £1980  

International flights NOT included - see below


The picturesque backwaters of Kerala are one of India's most enchanting holiday destinations - and the Oberoi Vrinda cruise is the perfect way to experience it.  Combine with historic Fort Cochin and some days beside the Arabian Sea for an unforgettable Kerala holiday.



 Recommended flight from London: Emirates from London Heathrow via Dubai (see below).  If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.




For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)

DAY 1 - Arrive Kochi.

DAY 2 – Sightseeing in Fort Cochin.  (B)

DAY 3 - By road to the backwaters.  Embark on the Oberoi Vrinda.  (B,L,D)

DAY 4 - Oberoi Vrinda Cruise .  (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – Oberoi Vrinda Cruise.  (B,L,D)

DAY 6 - By road to Kovalam Beach.  (B,L,D)

DAY 7 - Niraamaya Surya Samudra Resort on Kovalam Beach  (B)

DAY 8 - Niraamaya Surya Samudra Resort on Kovalam Beach.  (B)

DAY 9 - Drive to Trivandrum Airport.  Depart.  (B)

Prices from £1980 to around £2200 per person, according to the time of year, excluding international flights. 
The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed. Due to weather conditions we do not recommend this itinerary between May and mid-September.

Kerala Holidays - Champakkulam - Portuguese churchKerala Holidays - Backwaters - Boatman - Photo credit: Roy Davies

Kerala Holidays - Kovalam Beach - The pool at Niraamaya Surya Samudra Resort

International Flights.

We recommend the services of Emirates from London Heathrow via Dubai. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Dubai. Depart at 14.15; arrive Dubai at 00.15 (next day)
Dubai/Kochi. Depart at 03.20; arrive Kochi at 08.55
Trivandrum/Dubai. Depart at 10.25; arrive Dubai at 12.50
Dubai/Heathrow. Depart at 14.15; arrive Heathrow at 18.40
Emirates also have good connecting services from London Gatwick, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham. 

You can book the flights yourself via the Emirates website.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).

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