Gramam organize holiday itinerary in Kerala or south India.

7 nights/ 8 days Kerala Homestay holiday, takes you to three native families in different regions of kerala. It allows you to experience true keralan home life, values and traditions, local life and people, mouth-watering dishes from family kitchen and the exhilarating beauty of green nature. Have day trips to neighboring attractions while you also enjoy the relaxed ambiance of your host’s family.

Family of David & Louise with the Hindu Brahmin family and their Christmas crib

Family of David & Louise with the Hindu Brahmin family and their Christmas crib..2015

Guests are taken care off  from the moment they are met at the airport.The friendly nature of the keralan community throughout the holiday would be a surprise for you! Truly, a relaxing week! This holiday is suitable for singles or family of 2-4 adults + children or larger groups. It can be extended up to 21 days as per your interest and wish. You can contact for any travel requirement in Kerala or south India.

Itinerary – Day 1: Arrival Cochin International Airport. Transfer to  Gramam Homestay near to Fort Cochin on the banks of backwaters. Relax. Evening – watch traditional Kerala dance  (Kathakali).

backwater cottage

Day 2: Visit to heritage monuments of Fort Cochin and Mattancheri, Antiques and Spices market. Relax. Sunset country boat ride with local men or fishing at prawn farm house, cooking, dinner…..

village walk

village walk

Day 3: Transfer to Heritage homestay in a village below sea level  in Alleppey. Relax, evening village walk

Day 4: Relax at Heritage homestay, learn about paddy farming and meet local people, explore the area or ayurveda massage on request

Day 5: Board a overnight house boat, enjoy the cozy comfort of a moving boat, watch the country side, ancient church and taste Kuttanadan dishes are freshly cooked in the boat.

homestay at munnar hills

homestay at munnar hills

Day 6: Transfer to Tea Plantation Homestay at Munnar. Relax, visit to tea plantation and tea museum, trekking in the spices plantation – other local visit

Day 7: Relax in the cool ambiance and beautiful view at the the homestay, local sight seeing or walks through the spices plantation.

tea plantation

tea plantation

Day 8:  Transfer back to Cochin International Airport or your next destination.

Price: Excluding flights : GBP 650 per person  Includes stay on twin sharing basis, breakfast & dinner, a/c car transfers. Extensions:  spice plantation, periyar tiger reserve, parambikulam wild life sanctuary, birding at thattekad, laze on quiet marari beach or beautiful kovalam beach or  kannur beach at northern Kerala…

Latest Guest Review on 31/12/2015 :Dear Jos, We got back home last night, tired but elated by a really great trip. Your organisational skills, and Rafiq’s professionalism and courtesy as a driver, were a winning combination.We wanted to let you know how happy we were with everything you did. Your own lovely farmhouse, but  all your accommodation choices, and the hosts we met along the way, added up to a really special experience. We enjoyed the boat rides, the spice gardens and the backwaters, but the food, and the conversations, really made it for us. We met some fascinating people, hosts and other travellers.Please pass on again our huge appreciations to Rafiq too. He couldnt have been more reliable or careful. He was always early, always drove really safely, and was always flexible. We didnt use him in Cochin, but knew we could have done so.We met several people along the way who wanted to know who had helped us, so we will pass on your details. But please also do let us know where  (TripAdvisor, i-Escape?) it would be most useful for you to have some glowing reviews? And any other way we can help you out? I imagine that up to date publicity is always helpful. We are more than happy to act as a reference if that would be helpful. All good wishes for the new year, and for more visitors in 2016 – David and Louise, UK