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We invite you to a tryst with art on the south shores of Kerala, India. As Kochi plays host to India’s third biennale, we at Silk Route, take you on a premier art tour through the lush mountains, pristine beaches and ancient seaports of this enchanting land.

Offering a rare blend of contemporary arts and cultural immersion our itinerary features insider access to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale with curated art walks, tea with artists, and film screenings; coupled with activities like daylong jungle safari, visit to the fabled lost city of Muziris, sneak peek at Dutch palaces and British churches, and boat rides to unexplored islands of Kerala’s backwaters.

Pick from art walks, 2-night 3-day art and backwater tour and customized journeys.

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Explore Fort Kochi– a vibrant, historic harbor town by the Arabian Sea. Meet our local expert for a private tour of the old spice market, Christian shrine, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace. Explore Mattancheri, a centuries old rare multicultural settlement.

Enjoy a curated art-walk. Stroll through historic buildings filled with contemporary art at India’s Biennale. Visit art-cafes and designer boutiques.

Watch Silk Route’s Art Tour here.


3-hour private walk led by a local expert.


Starting at INR 2,500 per person. Minimum 02 persons required.


Kayal Island Retreat
2-nights and 3-days tour

Explore art and history at Fort Kochi.

Proceed to a private island in the lush backwaters of Kerala. Canoe through narrow waterways and villages in a traditional country boat. See local fishermen cast their nets, catch fish.

Day 1: Arrive at Kochi Airport. Art and history walk Fort Kochi. Depart to backwaters.
Day 2: At backwaters. Yoga lesson, canoe ride and village walk.
Day 3: Airport transfer.

Watch Kayal’s video here.


Not My Grandfather’s Kerala. Conde Nast Traveller. October-November, 2016.
Best 24 Hours on Earth. National Geographic Traveler. September, 2016.


Starting at INR 18,000 per person x 2 = INR 36,000.
Rates are on a double occupancy basis. Includes 02-night stay, breakfast, airport transfers, activities, and all taxes.

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Mawi Limited
London, UK



SILK ROUTE Escapes is an experiential travel outfitter specializing in immersive travel through lush Kerala and India.

Maneesha Panicker, Silk Route’s founder, offers travel as a soul searching experience, helping travelers discover, understand and connect deeply with authentic India, its people, and its cultures. She knows India well, and delivers it to you like an insider.

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