Painting in Kerala

Epic waterfalls, mountainous peaks, endless backwaters and timeless tea plantations; Kerala offers a true taste of the Orient.

INTRODUCTION

With its mountainous peaks, sedate backwaters, timeless tea plantations and exotic wildlife, Kerala is a magical pocket of southwest India that will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

This sensational 10-day painting holiday for beginners is crafted to offer you a true taste of India, away from the tourist traps of the north, so you have plenty of time to slow down and record all that Kerala has to offer with your pencil or brush.

WHY PAINT HERE?

During this painting holiday we will find ourselves way off the tourist trail and have the opportunity to meet local Keralites in their homes and workplaces, who will gladly offer us a unique insight into life in their state. Unlike many Eastern countries, here locals are happy to take time out of their day to pose for sketches and paintings, in fact, they positively welcome it!

But that’s not all, as we will also enjoy the mouth watering local cuisine, warm hospitality and exotic charms of this region, commonly referred to as ‘The Spice Garden of India’.

WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP SPECIAL?

Frui’s enthusiastic, down-to-earth and accomplished tuition makes this so much more than simply a painting holiday. Suitable for complete novices, everyone on this holiday will be of an equal standard, so there’s no need to worry about your ability. Our tutors will also happily adapt the course to your individual needs, as it’s important to us that you feel comfortable, confident and passionate about your painting. One thing’s for sure, after 10 days your drawing and painting skills will improve considerably.

Where you'll stay

Lakesong Hotel Resort

Nestled amidst the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, this is a peaceful retreat which takes you to a world of tranquility. Based on the traditional Keralan style, the cottages are gabled and have tiled roofs.

Lakesong offers world-class facilities which include a swimming pool, bar, wi-fi, money exchange, laundry services and ayurveda treatments in a modern spa block.

Lakesong Hotel Resort

Nestled amidst the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, this is a peaceful retreat which takes you to a world of tranquility. Based on the traditional Keralan style, the cottages are gabled and have tiled roofs. The hotel also has a leafy garden with sunset views of the lake.

Lakesong offers world-class facilities which include a swimming pool, bar, wi-fi, money exchange, laundry services and ayurveda treatments in a modern spa block.

Green Forest Hotel

Set back from the busy streets and right on the edge of dense forest, Green Forest Hotel serves as a tranquil and plush base for our time in Kumliy. With a fantastic outdoor pool, treatment centre and spacious, comfortable rooms this hotel is one of the most acclaimed in the area.

Green Forest Hotel

Set back from the busy streets and right on the edge of dense forest, Green Forest Hotel serves as a tranquil and plush base for our time in Kumliy. With a fantastic outdoor pool, treatment centre and spacious, comfortable rooms this hotel is one of the most acclaimed in the area.

Siena Village

Siena Village is one of the best located hotels in the Munnar region. Surrounded by the lush tea plantations and with rooms opening on to a manicured garden, this mountain oasis is the ideal location to soak up the sublimity of Munnar.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable and attentive staff are always on hand to care for your every need. Al fresco dinners are something to be savoured at Siena Village, as mouth-watering dishes are served next to a warming fire in the gardens.

Siena Village

Siena Village is one of the best located hotels in the Munnar region. Surrounded by the lush tea plantations and with rooms opening on to a manicured garden, this mountain oasis is the ideal location to soak up the sublimity of Munnar.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable and attentive staff are always on hand to care for your every need. Al fresco dinners are something to be savoured at Siena Village, as mouth-watering dishes are served next to a warming fire in the gardens.

Hotel Fort House

Hotel Fort House is a charming, boutique family-run hotel located on the waterfront of Fort Cochin. This beautiful hotel is ideally situated and within walking distance of heritage monuments such as the Old Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace and the bustling antique market of Mattancherry.

All rooms are built around a lush tropical garden which opens out into a long 'thinna' or veranda, providing a view of the backwaters. Air conditioned rooms blend traditional design with modern conveniences making Fort House your exotic home from home.

Hotel Fort House

Hotel Fort House is a charming, boutique family-run hotel located on the waterfront of Fort Cochin. This beautiful hotel is ideally situated and within walking distance of heritage monuments such as the Old Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace and the bustling antique market of Mattancherry.

All rooms are built around a lush tropical garden which opens out into a long 'thinna' or veranda, providing a view of the backwaters. Air conditioned rooms blend traditional design with modern conveniences making Fort House your exotic home from home.

Let's Go

Upcoming dates

15 – 24Nov 2018‘18 £2999

Contact

020 8123 4559

hello@frui.co.uk