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PERSONALISED ROAD ITINERARIES IN KERALA AND SOUTH INDIA.



Road as a means of travel allows a great method for viewing the natural scenic beauty of the countryside in South India (Kerala in particular). Examples are shown in the photographs above. It also offers a degree of luxury in that the itineraries are for individuals of two or more. The mode of transport is a car with driver. The car & driver are available for sightseeing at the destinations. Thus you have the flexibility of independent travel with hotels pre-booked in advance. Some popular routes are laid out below. However, they can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. There are two categories of hotels used (i.e. Standard & Superior). Hotel accommodation is on a room only basis (unless stated otherwise) and with attached shower/toilet facilities (Note: In India the rooms are air conditioned).

Standard hotels are simple 2 - 3 * equivalent properties. In some cases they are small family run properties which have been very popular with our past customers.
Superior hotels are generally 3 - 5* properties. Again where possible we have tried to aim for heritage properties in preference to modern concrete block type properties. Note: The superior heritage properties in Kerala tend to have a style similar to a 'Nalukettu' (traditional Keralan wood carved cottage home with a central courtyard). There are very interesting places to stay such as Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom, Spice Holiday Village in Periyar and Marari Beach Resort in Mararikulam.



Kerala and South India


Emphasis is very much on the state of Kerala with Goa and Tamil Nadu offering good excursions. As Kerala is a very important state please click on this link to take you to the Keralan section.

Just Click on the links below to take you to the route map and outline itinerary with prices. For detailed itineraries on the product, either click on the map, or, on the heading of the itinerary.

  • Kerala Backwaters Plus Madurai and Periyar: The 7 days route is TRIVANDRUM - KANNIYKUMARI (1 nt) - MADURAI (1 nt) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwatersboat trip in and around Allepey (0 nts) - COCHIN (2 nts) - TRIVANDRUM.
  • Kerala Backwaters Plus Madurai, Periyar and Kovalam: The 7 days route is TRIVANDRUM - KANNIYKUMARI (1 nt) - MADURAI (1 nt) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwaters boat trip in and around Allepey (0 nts) - COCHIN (2 nts) - KOVALAM (7 nts).
  • Cochin + Periyar and the Spice Hills Excursion: The 5 days route is COCHIN (1 nt) - KUMARAKOM REGION (for Backwaters boat trip) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - COCHIN (1 nt).
  • Cochin + Periyar and the Spice Hills Excursion + Munnar: The 7 days route is COCHIN (1 nt) - KUMARAKOM REGION (for Backwaters boat trip) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - MUNNAR (2 nts) - COCHIN (1 nt).
  • Kerala Sampler: The 11 days route is COCHIN (2 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - KUMARAKOM (2 nts) - MARARIKULAM (4 nts) - COCHIN.
  • Houseboat holidays: Stay on a Keralan Houseboat in the Kuttanad region.
  • Visit Goa and Cochin + Stay on a Keralan Houseboat: The 10 days route is: Mumbai - GOA (3 NTs) - COCHIN (3 NTS), COCHIN - ALLEPEY TO STAY ON BOARD A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (2 NTS).
  • West Coast Supreme: The 21 days route is: MUMBAI - CANACONA (for Palolem: 3 nts) - COCHIN - COCHIN (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwatersboat trip in and around Allepey: 0 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) -MUNNAR (2 nts) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - MADIKERI (COORG REGION 2 nts) - MANGALORE - GOKARNA (4 nts) - MUMBAI.


Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require a costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please complete form below or email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

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For detailed itineraries on the product, either click on the map, or, on the heading of the itinerary.





Map Route Itinerary







KERALA BACKWATERS + MADURAI + PERIYAR(6 NTS/ 7 DAYS).
This trip starts and concludes in Trivandrum and entails a route covering:
  • Trip on the scenic Kerala Backwaters;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Madurai with its dravidian architechtural style temple;
  • Periyar wildlife reserve set in the spice hills;
  • Kanniyakumari: India's Lands End where the three seas meet (Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea).

    The 7 days route is TRIVANDRUM - KANNIYAKUMARI (1 NT) - MADURAI (1 NT) - PERIYAR (2 NTS) - ALLEPEY / KUMARAKOM TO GO ON KERALA BACKWATERS TRIP - COCHIN (2 NTS) - TRIVANDRUM.


Standard hotels: Cape Residency, Kanniyakumari; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Pepper County Resort, Periyar;Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin.
Superior hotels: Singaar, Kanniyakumari; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Spice Holiday Village, Periyar; Old Harbour, Cochin.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement Cost is £ 45 per person per night.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Mumbai, Trivandrum - London).







KERALA BACKWATERS + MADURAI + PERIYAR and KOVALAM (13 NTS/ 14 DAYS).
This trip starts and concludes in Trivandrum and entails a route covering:
  • Trip on the scenic Kerala Backwaters;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Madurai with its dravidian architechtural style temple;
  • Periyar wildlife reserve set in the spice hills;
  • Kanniyakumari: India's Lands End where the three seas meet (Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea);
  • Kovalam Beach.

    The 14 days route is TRIVANDRUM - KANNIYAKUMARI (1 NT) - MADURAI (1 NT) - PERIYAR (2 NTS) - ALLEPEY / KUMARAKOM TO GO ON KERALA BACKWATERS TRIP - COCHIN (2 NTS) - KOVALAM (7 NTS)..


Standard hotels: Cape Residency, Kanniyakumari; Germanus Days Inn, Madurai; Pepper County Resort, Periyar; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Graceful Homestay, Trivandrum/ Kovalam.
Superior hotels: Singaar, Kanniyakumari; Fortune Pandayan, Madurai; Spice Holiday Village, Periyar; Old Harbour, Cochin; Travancore Heritage, Kovalam.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement Cost is £ 45 per person per night.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Mumbai, Trivandrum - London).







COCHIN + SPICE HILLS EXCURSION (4 NTS/5 DAYS)
This trip starts and concludes in Cochin and entails a route covering:
  • Trip on the scenic Kerala Backwaters;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Periyar wildlife reserve set in the spice hills.

The 5 days route is: COCHIN (1 nt) - ALLEPEY / KUMARAKOM FOR KERALA BACKWATERS TRIP - PERIYAR (2 nts) - COCHIN (1 nt.s).


Standard hotels: Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Pepper County Resort, Periyar.
Superior hotels: Old Harbour, Cochin; Spice Village, Periyar.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement Cost is £ 45 per person per night.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Cochin - London).







COCHIN + SPICE HILLS EXCURSION + MUNNAR (6 NTS/7 DAYS)
This trip starts and concludes in Cochin and entails a route covering:
  • Trip on the scenic Kerala Backwaters;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Periyar wildlife reserve set in the spice hills;
  • Munnar: an excellent hill station.

The 5 days route is: COCHIN (1 nt) - ALLEPEY / KUMARAKOM FOR KERALA BACKWATERS TRIP - PERIYAR (2 nts) - MUNNAR (2 nts) - COCHIN (1 nt.s).


Standard hotels: Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Pepper County Resort, Periyar; Abad Copper Castle/ High Range Club, Munnar.
Superior hotels: Old Harbour, Cochin; Spice Village, Periyar; Silver Tip, Munnar.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement Cost is £ 45 per person per night.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Cochin - London).







VISIT GOA + COCHIN + STAY ON A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (9 NTS/ 10 DAYS).>
This trip starts in Mumbai and concludes in Allepey and entails a route covering:
  • Goa and its beaches;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Stay on Keralan houseboat for 2 nights inclusive of backwaters boat trips and meals.

    The 10 days route is: Mumbai - GOA (3 NTs) - COCHIN (3 NTS), COCHIN - ALLEPEY TO STAY ON BOARD A KERALAN HOUSEBOAT (2 NTS).


Standard hotels: ~Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza,Cochin; NAC Houseboat, Allepey.
Superior hotels: Cidade De Goa, Goa; Old Harbour, Cochin; AC Houseboat, Allepey.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Mumbai, Trivandrum - London).







KERALA SAMPLER (10 NTS/ 11 DAYS).
This trip starts in Mumbai and concludes in Allepey and entails a route covering:
  • Trip on the scenic Kerala Backwaters;
  • Cochin with its its interconnetion of islands. An ideal base to do a backwaters trip;
  • Excellent beach esort of Mararikulam;
  • The Lake Resort of Kumarakom;
  • Periyar wildlife reserve set in the spice hills.

    COCHIN (2 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) - KUMARAKOM (2 nts) - MARARIKULAM (4 nts) - COCHIN.


Standard hotels: Eden Garden / Abad Plaza, Cochin; Kodianthara, Kumarakom; Pepper County Resort; Abad Turtle Beach, Mararikulam.
Superior hotels: Old Harbour, Cochin; Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom; Spice Village, Periyar; Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam.

Why not modify the itinerary to spend 1 night on a Keralan Houseboat on a full board basis inclusive of boat cruises in & around Allepey? Additional supplement Cost is £ 45 per person per night.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Mumbai, Trivandrum - London).







WEST COAST SUPREME (19 NTS/ 20 DAYS)
This trip starts in Cochin and concludes in Goa and entails a route covering:
  • Cochin;
  • the dramatic scenery of the Kerala Backwaters on a houseboat;
  • Excellent wildlife park of Periyar;
  • hill stations of Munnarin Kerala, Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu and Madikeri in Karnataka;
  • Mysore;
  • beaches of Palolem in Goa and Gokarna in Karnataka.
The 21 days route is: MUMBAI - CANACONA (for Palolem: 3 nts) - COCHIN - COCHIN (2 nts) - ALLEPEY (for Kerala Backwatersboat trip in and around Allepey: 0 nts) - PERIYAR (2 nts) -MUNNAR (2 nts) - OOTACAMUND (1 nt) - MYSORE (2 nts) - MADIKERI (COORG REGION 2 nts) - MANGALORE - GOKARNA (4 nts) - MUMBAI.


Standard hotels: Bhakti Kutir, Palolem; Eden Garden/ Abad Plaza, Cochin; Pepper County Resort, Periyar; High Range Club/ Abad Copper Castle, Munnar; Bouganvilla, Ootacamund; Sandesh De Prince/ President, Mysore; Sandbanks, Madieri; Namaste Cafe, Gokarna.
Superior hotels: We are currently not running the programme for superior hotels.


Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi - London).





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