A magical land bathing hundreds of miles along the Southwesterly extreme of India, Kerala shares an intricate coastline of lagoons and rivers with the Lakshadweep Sea and further inland the prominent features of the Western Ghats.
These stunning aspects make Kerala the jewel of India, a joy for solo travellers to visit. Holding a deep mythology within architectural designs and ancient structures, the land is surrounded by exotic palm trees and gleaming sandy beaches for your utmost tranquility.
Exploring the bright green landscape is an unforgettable adventure, tropical wildlife and full of beauty at every glimpse. The best way to let Kerala pass you by is on a houseboat, travelling a complex winding backwater structure through small tribal villages and coconut groves. The paddy fields here will strike you with awe, creating a long lasting impression on this singles holiday.
Indian culture is highly visible all around Kerala, which enjoys the influences from all over Europe as well to produce a colourful and decorative environment, full of fun to soak in. Hear the music and get involved with a traditional dance as you indulge in an extraordinary culinary experience.
Get involved with one of ten thousand festivals all throughout the year. Enjoy an amazing celebration of culture, the Indian elephants symbolism and rich heritage that gives Kerala a distinctive atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the country.
Our Resort - Marari
The glistening highlight of Kerala is a relaxed pace in Marari, soft beach sands dotted with coconut palms and a friendly setting. Unwind into the evening for a stunning sunset atmosphere and you will understand the pace of life.
Yoga sessions can be enjoyed at the beachfront or dive into the clear sea for a water sporting activity that will leave you tingling with excitement. Spot an eagle swooping into the water for fish and locals with the days catch as you relax on golden sand. There are plenty places for singles to experience the delicious cuisine of India, and milder tastes especially in Kerala, close to the Lighthouse. Rice is the staple food, but add your choice of meat and fresh vegetables for a real treat. Accompany your meal with a fresh coconut or Indian beer and you’re in heaven.
Marari Beach is a colourful place to soothe your body and mind.
We visit the most beautiful destinations of Kerala on a gentle tour, navigating between the famous backwaters, golden beaches and villages along the South West Indian coastline.
Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Marari, Cochin
Day 1 – Welcome to Cochin
Meeting and transfer to the hotel for the start of this relaxing journey. After checking in you will visit the financial capital of Kerala, Cochin, for a tour of the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, the oldest European church in India and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Spot Chinese fishing nets and unwind into your evening with an entertaining world famous Kathakali dance at the local theatre.
Day 2 – Cochin to Munnar
Driving to Munnar after breakfast, today is a vibrant picture of the coffee and tea plantations of eastern Kerala. Munnar is popular with visitors for beautiful landscapes covered with flowers in blossom and a peaceful ambiance.
Day 3 – Munnar
Discover and explore further into Munnar on a sightseeing tour, including special visits to the Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo Point. Observe a rare species of mountain goat at the Rajamalai before a stop at the Tea Museum takes you back to the emergence of the trade in the 1880’s.
Day 4 - Thekkady
The charm of the Western Ghats are to be experienced on your singles travel to Periyar, the location of significant hillsides and spice plantations. The National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous reserve to elephants and tigers up in the Cardamom Hills.
Take a boat ride tour of the park, see the elephants herd by the edge of the water whilst other animals and tropical greenery transfer you into paradise. Take the chance to ride on an elephants back before the end of the day.
Day 5 - Houseboat
Get ready for an experience in a master crafted houseboat on the Kerala back waters! Pass through rivers, lagoons and canals which are fringed by luscious green palms and tranquil resting paddy fields. Your houseboat is equipped with a balcony and chair to watch the scenery go by. This is the moment you have arrived at the heart of Kerala and its magical characteristics. A deliciously fresh cuisine is served on board the houseboat by the friendly chef so sit back and enjoy the world around you! In Alleppey we have a few opportunities to visit local villages and test yourself at fishing or a one-off experience making alcohol from coconut palm sap.
Day 6 – Houseboat, Alleppey to Marari
Your ultimate relaxation will peak at the coconut palm fringed Marari Beach, an effortlessly beautiful and calm area within the Alleppey district. Look out into the sea and watch the sun set over the beach scene for a paradise of colours and tranquility.
Day 7 to 10 – Marari
After easing into the beach atmosphere, today you can extend your knowledge of Marari by visiting the nearby fishermen’s village for a taste of local seafood. Try an Ayurveda massage on your last day to complete your stay in Kerala on a high.
Day 11 – Departure to the UK
Breakfast is served for our guests to share memories before the return flight home.
You will be staying at following hotels on you tour:
- Cochin - Abad Atrium,
- Munnar - Abad Copper Castle,
- Thekkady - Abad Green Forest,
- Alleppey - Evergreen Houseboats,
- Marari - Abad Turtle.
During your beach extension you will stay at the 4 star Abad Turtle Beach – Marari.
Due to local law Alcohol service is restricted in some of the hotels featured. If you require Alcohol during your holiday it is recommended to purchase Alcohol from duty free prior or on arrival in India.
Hindu Ayurveda treatments will rejuvenate your body and mind in a traditional method using plant-based medicines, whilst a session of Yoga on one of the calming beaches will help ease the stresses of everyday life away! Meditate with other singles that will leave you in a peaceful state and with new friendships made.
The major port city of Kochi is a densely populated city and remarked gateway into Kerala. It is a coast-lined city encompassing thirty-six miles of backwater scenery and mainland next to the Arabian Sea. The influence of Portugese and British colonies along with Indian rulers with a love for the arts have given Cochin a mesmerising ambiance.
Solo travellers should not miss the enviable experience onboard a Kerala houseboat, drifting through the maze of rivers and mystical scenery. Houseboats are fully equipped with modern facilities and a brilliant deck to perch and breathe in the fresh air. Oil lamps light up the houseboats when the sun sets, and chefs prepare a taste of India with fresh fish and vegetables. Sit back and relax with a sweet palm wine, a must for singles in Kerala!
Located right in the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills, the Periyar Tiger Reserve houses rare glimpses of the exotic animals roaming amongst over 350 square miles of equally impressive and diverse flora. The reserve is divided into areas with forest guards and range officers who protect and preserve this incredible area in Kerala.
Beach extension Marari
Enjoy the slower pace of Kerala for a week longer in a gorgeous climate at Marari Beach. Let the tranquility of surrounding beach scenery to resonate deep within your body and mind. Incredible cuisine is offered by the local fishermen’s catch of the day as you sit between coconut palms as a guest to nature’s hospitality. The beach extension at Marari Beach offers perfect singles holidays for rest and rejuvenation, with activities available to keep you entertained.
What is included in the tour
- Stay at 4* Hotels throughout the tour & beach extension
- Your own single occupancy en-suite room
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- Flights from any UK airport
- All Taxes & Surcharges
- 20Kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage.
- All transfers
- Coordinated site-seeing and activities as per Itinerary
- Cochin tour, Spice gardens visit and drive through tea plantations, Kathakali show, Houseboat Stay at Backwaters and Elephant ride
- Dedicated GoSingles host at the hotel
- Welcome get together
- Meet other single, like minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends
Price and itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes: Indian visa
All British passport holders must obtain the holiday visa in advance at least 72 hours prior and not more than 30 days in advance of your departure.
The cost for Indian Tourist Visa for 1 month is US$25 (approx. - £22) from July - March & US$10 (approx. - £10) from April - June and you can purchase from the India Government website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.