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Holidays in South India

Discover the hill stations, backwaters, spice plantations and coastal villages of Kerala and Karnataka, staying at the heart of village life.

The warmth of South India: Kerala and Karnataka

From the labyrinthine backwaters and Wayanad hills of Kerala, to the fishing villages and spice plantations of Karnataka, South India is a constant delight. Explore lush forests and sprawling plantations, discover charming hill stations and secluded beaches. Enjoy a stay in a wonderful, traditional-style houseboat, built and managed by the local communities. The gentle pace of life combined with spectacular scenery will delight and enthral.
Virtual Tour To Spice Village Hulgol, Karnataka

Our holidays in Kerala and Karnataka

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Coast, Spice, and Temples of Karnataka

Explore the ancient palatial remains of the ‘City of Victory’ at Hampi; immerse yourself in the spice market, cycle through verdant forest, and discover the secrets of the spice plantations in the charming hamlet of Hulgol; then relax on the secluded beaches at the fishing village of Pavinakurva. A thrilling exploration of exotic Karnataka.
Tour Duration: 9 Nights
Starting Price £650 Per Person in group of 4-6
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Hills and Backwaters of Kerala

Book-ended with a stay in historic Fort Cochin on the Malabar Coast, this holiday takes you high into the Western Ghats to the lush hillside village of Mothakkara, set among pepper, coffee, and banana plantations, before heading south to the palm-fringed rivers and lagoons to unwind on the houseboat. A wonderfully relaxing taste of Kerala.

Tour Duration: 11 Nights

Starting Price £830 Per Person in group of 4-6

Onam Festival 2022

Kerala is a seductive place to visit at any time, but during the festival period of Onam, it becomes all the more vibrant, showcasing the local culture and traditions at their very best. Enjoy the music, parades, spectacular Vallam Kali snake boat races in Kochi. Relax onboard a community-owned houseboat and visit the wonderful hillside village of Mothakkara.

Tour Duration: 9 Nights

Starting Price £855 Per Person in group of 4-6

Spirit of the South

Relax on the unspoiled beaches of Pavinakurva on the Karnataka coast and explore the rubber plantations and banana groves of Mothakkara in the Wayand hills. Add to this the spice gardens at Hulgol and a stay on the community houseboat for an enchanting discovery of the magical South.

Tour Duration: 16 Nights

Starting Price £1,160 Per Person in group of 4-6

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"We had a wonderful time. We were so well looked after by everyone from start to finish. Taxi drivers, guides and villagers could all not do enough for our safety and comfort. It’s also nice to come back from a holiday not only a little bit fitter but also to know that your trip has directly helped rather than damaged the places and people who you have visited."
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"A very important aspect of these holidays is the aim of sustainable development to keep these communities thriving. This takes a great deal of hard work from everyone involved with Village Ways and it would appear they are now being rewarded for this."
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