Kerala – God’s Own Country

12 Nights / 13 Days

Overview

Kerala is a wealth of natural beauty in the form of placid backwaters, lush greenery, picturesque hill towns, and beautiful beaches has resulted in the name ‘God’s Own Country. The beauty of Kerala cannot be defined in words it can only be experienced . Kerala tour starts with Cochin or Kochi as it is now called, is the commercial capital of the Southern Indian State of Kerala, is sometimes referred to as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea. Munnar – The hill station enjoys a favorable and pleasant climate all year round and is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations. We travel further to discover the beauty and tranquility of Periyar National Park , enjoying the boat trip on Periyar Lake is the ideal way to sight a variety of wildlife . We continue our journey to Kumarakom it is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake . Then we go to the Alleppey jetty to board our overnight house boat to experience Kerala backwaters that have been known for their mesmerizing and alluring charms spread across the whole area and finally unwinding in Kovalam to enjoy the beach.

Highlights

  • Traditional Dance Show – Kathakali
  • 2 Hour Cochin Sunset Harbour Cruise
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Boat Ride on Lake Periyar
  • Gavi Jeep Safari
  • Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Cruise through Backwaters of Kerala
  • Kerala Traditional Meals on House Boat
  • Beaches of Kovalam

Cochin

Munnar

Periyar

Kumarakom

Alleppey

Kovalam

Tour Route

2 Nights

Cochin

2 Nights

2 Nights

Munnar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Periyar

2 Nights

2 Nights

Kumarakom

2 Nights

1 Night

House Boat (Alleppey)

1 Night

3 Nights

Kovalam

3 Nights

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival at Cochin International Airport you are met by our company executive who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Upon arrival in Cochin Airport you are met and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

In the Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance - The Traditional Dance show in local theatre. Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. It originated in the area of southwestern India now known as the state of Kerala. Kathakali is a group presentation, in which dancers take various roles in performances traditionally based on themes from Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for city tour of Cochin visiting Mattancherry Palace also known as the Dutch Palace. This palace is also famous for depicting Kerala mural paintings. The palace is built in the traditional style of Kerala architecture. Jewish Synagogue Also known as Paradesi Synagogue. It is the oldest synagogue in the entire Commonwealth of Nations and was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets are the most iconic and popular attractions of Kerala peculiar to Kochi located next to Fort Kochi. One of the significant cultural symbols of Kerala, the spot is also one of the most photographed places in all of town, attracting hordes of tourists and photographers on an everyday basis. The image of the beautifully silhouetted fishing nets against the backdrop of clear waters at sunset is really appeasing and makes up for a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who discovered the sea route from Europe to India died in Kochi. His body was buried in this church.

Also walk in Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade, and get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi

Evening Enjoy a two hours boat cruise during sunset in the Cochin Harbor with spectacular views of the Marine Drive, and Bolgatty Island. See the sunset from the boat where the Kochi Lagoon opens out into the Arabian Sea.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin

Cochin – Munnar (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms, 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Munnar. Munnar is a popular hill-station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Famous for its tea estates, various shades of green, blankets of mist and craggy peaks, Munnar is aptly known as the 'Kashmir of South India'. Upon arrival at Munnar check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Munnar

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Later proceed for visit Mettupatty damis a storage dam built in the mountains of Kerala to conserve water for hydroelectricity.Due to this dam many wild animals and birds flourish in this region. It is a site for scenic beauty.

Eravikulam national park is a park set up for the preservation of endangered Nilgiri Tahr, also known as Nilgiri Ibex is a rare species of mountain goat. Here you can also spot wild elephants, Malabar civet, phyhon. This Park is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (Opening of park depends on Breeding Season of animals)

Later visit the Tea Plantations in Munnar. Sprawling over vast acres of lands, the umpteen tea plantations are sure to lure you with their bewitching beauty and charm. Perched at several feet over the sea level and boasting of misty skies above and green carpeted fields below, these splendid gardens and tea plantations are a must visit for every traveler.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Munnar

Munnar – Periyar (By Private Vehicle 150 Kms, 3 1/2 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Periyar (Thekkady), Also known as Thekkady. It is a National Park and one of the Tiger Reserves in India. Upon arrival in Periyar check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Afternoon take a Boat Ride on Lake Periyar in Common Boat to explore the Wild Life.
Periyar Lake boating experience is one of unique among all boating while in Kerala. Here the steamer will take you to the ride inside the lake where you can see lots of birds and other species in nearby Periyar park.

Then visit to spice plantation. As you take a walk along the streets of Kumily or the winding pathways among the plantations, the thing that strikes you first is the lingering aroma in the air. The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. The geographical and climatic peculiarities of Kumily such as the cool climate and its elevation from the sea level make it ideal for spice cultivation.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar

Morning Breakfast in the Hotel

Full Day Jeep Safari in Periyar (Breakfast, lunch, evening tea snacks, trekking, jeep safari, pedal boating included)

Gavi Jeep Safari is conducting by the KTDC and it starts by 05:30 AM and ends at 05:00 PM only. Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has widely become popular after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly. If you are the bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers, Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers. A splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Periyar

Periyar – Kumarakom (By Private Vehicle 140 Kms 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout

Later depart by Private Vehicle for Kumarakom.

Kumarakom is a Tourist Village located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

Upon arrival in Kumarakom check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Kumarakom

Breakfast in the Hotel

Morning Excursion to Birds Sanctuary situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Here you can spot many migratory species of birds. Spread out over 14 hectares, one comes across numerous rare avian species in these parts. Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kottayam, one gets to see a variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, ranging from places like the Himalayas to Siberia.

Afternoon free to explore own

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kumarakom

Kumarakom – Alleppey (BY Private Vehicle 38 Kms 1 Hrs Drive) Alleppey Jetty to board House Boat

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later you are transferred to Alleppey Jetty to board House Boat floating on the Kerala backwaters. Cruise through the back waters and palm fringed waterways and you would be able to breeze past the water lilies, lush paddy fields, coir villages, rustic homes, temples and coconut groves.

Houseboat starts at around 12pm. After introductions and a welcome drink cruise along the lakes and canals for an hour or two before docking the boat at a beautiful spot for lunch. Here your crew will prepare delicious Keralite meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
After lunch, you will set away again for an afternoon of cruising covering the Pallathuruthy river, Pukaitha river and Pullangady for sightseeing or photo sessions and maybe stopping at a local village or going for a canoe ride. The boat will dock overnight at around 5:30pm (overnight cruising is not permitted) just before the sun goes down, which makes for the perfect time for a walk along the banks by the rice paddies before dinner. (Delicious Traditional Kerala Meals Lunch and Dinner included)
Overnight stay at the House Boat

House Boat disembark at Alleppey & Alleppey – Kovalam (By Private Vehicle 175 Kms 5 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Houseboat

Later Houseboat disembarks at Alleppey at 09:30 Hrs and you will be picked up from Jetty point and proceed for Kovalam. Kovalam is a beach resort in Kerala as there are many beautiful beaches. Famous for its three adjacent crescent-shaped shallow water and low tidal beaches, Kovalam is dotted with resorts and ayurvedic massage centres.

Upon arrival in Kovalam check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

Kovalam

Breakfast in the Hotel

Day at leisure on the Beach or by the Hotel Pool side

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

Kovalam

Breakfast in the Hotel

Day at leisure on the Beach or by the Hotel Pool side

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kovalam

Kovalam – Trivandrum (By Private Vehicle 20 Kms ½ Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Our guest relation executive would assist you and transfer you to the Trivandrum International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Pricing*

– £ 1650 / US$ 2375 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £720 / $995 for single room supplement.

Price Valid till 30th April 2023 , Prices Quoted in Sterling Pounds & US Dollars & based in Standard Hotels

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Houseboat on Full Board basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • GST

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner (except Houseboat)
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

* Terms and Conditions Apply

  1. Prices applicable for standard hotels, luxury accommodations available on request.
  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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