Essence Of Kerala - Premium - Budget

2N Kovalam , 1N Alleppey , 1N Thekkady , 2N Munnar and 1N Kochi
8 days

From

US$ 212

per person

About the tour

At the southern tip of India lies the oblong state of Kerala, aptly referred to as God’s Own Country for its miles of golden sandy beaches dotted with coastal villages, verdant landscapes of the Western Ghats, fragrant spice, tea and coffee plantations and its own vibrant culture.

Accommodation

Samudra Theeram Beach Resort or Similar

2 night(s) in Kovalam

Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Golden Compass Deluxe Houseboat or Similar

1 night(s) in Alleppey

Room Type: One Bedroom Deluxe Houseboat
Meals Included: None

Hotel Lakeshore Inn or Similar

1 night(s) in Thekkady

Room Type: Non A/c Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Brooklyn Palace Resort and Ayurveda Spa or Similar

2 night(s) in Munnar

Room Type: Executive Room
Meals Included: None

North Centre or Similar

1 night(s) in Kochi

Room Type: Non A/c Deluxe Double Room
Meals Included: None

Included in the price

Kovalam

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Alleppey

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Thekkady

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Munnar

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Kochi

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Trivandrum And Transfer To Kovalam (18kms/approx 45mints)

Arrive Trivandrum with its internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches, hill stations and a rich cultural heritage. Check in at the hotel at Kovalam. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Kovalam Sightseeing

Today guided tour of many cultural attractions in the city. Visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace, a wooden palace dating back to the 17th century. Afternoon visit Kovalam beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Kovalam To Alleppey (160kms/approx 4hrs)

Drive to Alleppey, embark on private houseboat and cruise on the canals, lakes and coves. Luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms. Sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape. Observe the countryside lifestyle. Enroute stop at villages, paddy fields and other places. Overnight on board.

Day 4: Alleppey To Thekkady (140kms/approx 4hrs)

After breakfast drive to Thekkady. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady To Munnar (90kms/approx 3hrs 15minutes)

After breakfast drive to Munnar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Munnar Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing which includes Photo Point, Mattupetty Dam (at extra cost) ( Optional Boat ride), Echo Point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting Point, Kundale Lake. On second half visit Tea Museum ( Monday Closed ) and Blossom Park. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 7: Munnar To Cochin (130kms/approx 4hrs)

After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Fort Cochi. Walk and see the suspended Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Continue your stroll down to St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Next visit the Santa Cruz Basilica (at extra cost), one the largest and most impressive churches in India. Finish your tour at Mattancherry Palace. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Paradesi (also called Pardesi) Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India. Overnight in Cochin.

Day 8: Departure Cochin

Morning after breakfast transfer to Cochin airport for departure.

Starting from

US$ 212

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