KERALA TOUR PACKAGE 20 DAYS 19 NIGHTS
Kerala, also popularly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ is one of the southern most states in the Indian mainland. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea. The state is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and the world. In 2012, National Geographic's Traveler magazine named Kerala as one of the "ten paradises of the world" and among '50 must see destinations of a lifetime'.
The state is blessed with pristine beaches, serene backwaters, beautiful lakes, lush green mountain ranges, magnificent waterfalls, ancient and historic ports and royal palaces, religious heritage sites and wildlife sanctuaries are major attractions for both domestic and international tourists. There are major airports based in Cochin, Trivandrum, Calicut and Kannur.
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin International
Airport to Cochin (35 Km, 1 Hr) Weather: 28 °C
Our guest relations executive will meet you at the airport/ railway station and transferred to the pre-booked hotel. On checking you can freshen up and proceed to taking a tour of Cochin city.
Cochin; the queen of the Arabian Sea, has forever been on every traveler's wish list and brought people from faraway lands to its shores. The traces of colonial influence is still to be seen in and around the city especially in areas like Fort Kochi and Mattancherry which offer tourists a glimpse of its glorious past through its European churches, palaces, cemeteries, alleyways, fishing nets and much more. These days however, Cochin has a lot more to offer to the visiting travelers. The spice markets, many fishing community based islands, serene backwaters and beaches have become a must see on every traveler’s itinerary. Tourists who desire to experience the local culture and art can enjoy the various art exhibitions and eco-tours that are on offer at Cochin.
- Ferry Ride
- Jewish Synagogue
- Dutch Palace
- Santa Cruz Basilica
- St Francis Church
- Fort Kochi Beach
Day 2: Cochin
Second day, we will take you on a full day sightseeing tour of the city with an overnight stay at the hotel/resort. On this day you can visit the various shopping hubs and nature attractions of the city like M.G. Road, Marine Drive, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and the famous Wonderla amusement park.
- Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
- Cherai Beach
- Marine Drive
- Bolgatty Palace And Island
- Wonderla Amusement Park
Day 3: Cochin To Athirappilly (60 Km, 2 Hours) Weather: 25 °C
Today, we will take you to what is popularly known as ‘The Niagara Falls of India’ among tourists. Upon arriving at Athirappily you will be checked into the hotel for taking a break before heading out to see the one of the most magnificent waterfalls in India, which is situated on the Chalakudy river running through Kerala’s Thrissur district. It falls from a height of 80 feet and the Chalakudy river which at to the Sholayar forest range. After this you will be taken on a short drive to another fascinating waterfall location called the Vazhachal Waterfalls, which is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
- Athirappilly water falls
- Vazachal Water falls
- Thumboormuzhy Dam
- Butterfly Garden
Day 4: Athirappilly
Second day, other than the natural beauty of the waterfalls, Athirappilly also has some manmade attractions to spend some quality time with you loved ones.
- Snow storm theme park
- Silver storm water theme park
Day 5: Athirappilly To Munnar (130 Km, 4 Hours) Weather: 19 °C
Today, you will be on your way to Munnar, popularly referred to as ‘Kashmir of South India’. You can relax upon checking in and be on their way for some sightseeing activities. Munnar is a popular hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. Thousands of tourists visit this scenic destination every year to witness the majestic sprawling green hills, the historic tea plantations, beautiful waterfalls and the rare flora and fauna that is home to this magnificent piece of land in God’s own country. Perched at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar became a popular summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers during the days of colonial rule. Located on the southern fringes of the Western Ghats, Munnar is spread over an area of 557 square kilometers making it the largest Panachayats.
Sightseeing places (On the way to Munnar):
- Cheeyappara falls
- Valara falls
- Spice Garden
Day 6: Munnar
Second day at Munnar, you will be visiting some of the popular tourist attractions in Munnar like the Flower garden, Tea Factory and the Kundala Dam. Each of these locations offers you unique opportunities to explore and indulge the local cuisines, sights and sounds. You can also visit Top Station a very famous spot for tourists to indulge in the lush green meadows and water side attractions.
- Photo point
- Honey Tree
- Tea plantation
- Tea factory
- Mattupetty Dam
- Echo Point
- Kundala dam
- Top station
Day 7: Munnar
Third day at Munnar, you will travel to some of the most popular activity based destinations like Nadukani viewpoint, Wonder Valley Fun and Adventure Park and even paragliding for the thrill seekers. You can also indulge themselves by visiting a chocolate factory to taste some of the best chocolates that Munnar has to offer. You can also take a jeep safari that will take them across the meandering roads and hilly terrain of Munnar and its lush green tea plantations. Those interested in local handicraft and textiles can visit the Handloom Factory and sample some of the fine designs on offer. They will retire to the resort for the night.
- Chocolate factory
- Chengulam dam
- Jeep safari
- Handlooms factory
- Hanging bridge
- Nadukani view point
- Sreenarayana waterfalls
- Dream Land/ wonder valley fun and adventure park
Day 8: Munnar
Forth day at Munnar, we will offer you a new set of adventures to embark upon. Taking you to exotic locations like the Attukad waterfalls, the majestic Pothamedu View Point,the exciting Gap Road and the serene Chinnakanal waterfalls. You can bring out the shutterbugs in them by taking some of the most breath taking photographs at these locations. A safari through the Eravikulam national also beckons for those who wish to see the flora and fauna that is unique to Munnar.
Sight Seeing Places:
- Attukal waterfalls
- Pothamedu view point
- Rajamala Eravikulam national park
- Gap Road
- Chinnakanal waterfalls
Day 9: Munnar
Fifth day at Munnar will take you to some prehistoric and mystical places in Munnar. Beginning with Marayoor where you can view the magnificent prehistoric Muniyaras or dolmens. You can also indulge in some shopping by buying the world famous Marayoor jaggery. You can choose to trek on Kolukkumalai, one of Munnar’s most pristine peaks or have a camping at Meeshapulimalai to watch the magnificent mist fall. Finally rounding off with a visit to Chinnar and retire back to the resort before heading out to Thekkady the next morning.
Sight Seeing Places:
- Kolukkumalai Trucking
- Meeshapulimala Camping
Day 10: Munnar to Thekkady (100 Km, 3:30 Hours) Weather: 22 °C
You will begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast after which they will be taken to Thekkady, another popular tourist destination in Idukki district. Thekkady is home to India's largest wildlife sanctuary, the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The Mullaperiyar dam which was built nearly 120 years ago is an attraction because of the catchment area created by the reservoir and the unique ecosystem of flora and fauna that inhabits the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The reserve is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, while the surrounding artificial lake is spread over an area of 25 Sq. Kms.
Perched at an altitude of 700m above the sea level, Thekkady is a nature lovers’ paradise and You can partake in some adventurous sightseeing activities like jeep safari through Periyar reserve and bamboo rafting through the lake.
You will also enjoy an elephant ride as they take in the majestic views of the countryside. The first day at Thekkady will take them to great peaks like Calvary Mount and Anakkara. Art enthusiast can also get a special viewing of a Kathakali and Kalaripayuattu performance.
- Calvari mount
- Cultural show(kathalkali, kalarippayyatt)
- Elephant ride
- Water dance
- Magic show
Day 11: Thekkady
The second day at Thekkady is for the adrenaline junkies. With a host of adventure filled activities like bamboo rafting, trekking through the Periyar Tiger Reserve and camping in the forest.
- Periyar tiger reserve national park
- Thekkady Lake
- Bamboo rafting
- Forest Hiking and Trekking
- Jungle Camping
Day 12: Thekkady
The final day at Thekkady will take you on a jeep safari to either Sathram and Parinthumpara View Point or Chellarkovil, Vegetable and Fruit Plantations and the Kerala Tamil Nadu state border. If you choose to take the former, then he can catch a glimpse of one of the oldest routes to the famed Sabarimala Shrine. This route was used in the olden days by devotees as a passage to Lord Ayyappa’s Shrine in Sabarimala. Also they can take in the majestic view offered by the peak of Parinthumpara.
If one chooses the latter jeep safari option one can visit Chellarkovil, Ramakkalmedu, the fruit and vegetable plantation near the Tamil Nadu and Kerala state border. The day will end with retiring back to the resort for the night.
- Jeep safari - (Sathram,Parinthinpara view point)
- Jeep safari 2 - (Chellarkovil, Vegetable and Fruit plantations, state border visit)
- Ayurvedic massage
Day 13: Thekkady to Alleppey (150 Km, 4:00 Hours) Weather: 26 °C
Today, after breakfast you will begin his 150 km journey to what is popularly known as “The Venice of the East”, Aleppey. It is here that the famous backwaters of Kerala reside. With coconut palm lined canals that link up with the Vembanad lake and countryside brimming with everyday life, the town of Aleppey is a maze of canals and waterways that will leave you speechless. Also blessed with a long sandy beach, the region is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala.
Sightseeing Places (On the way):
- Valanjaganam waterfalls
Day 14: Alleppey
The second day at Aleppey will take you on a host of different activities like Houseboat ride, coir factory visit, the paddy fields of Kuttanad and the serene backwaters. After the day ends you will retire to the resort for the night.
- Alleppey beach
- Coir factory
- Houseboat Cruises
- Vemebanad Lake
Day 15: Alleppey to Kumarakom (40 Km, 1:30 Hours) Weather: 26 °C
It's time to take you to Kumarakom, which is 40 kms from Alleppey and 13 kms away from Kottayam. Kumarakom is a quaint and sleepy hamlet on the banks of the serene Vembanad Lake in Kerala. The region is home to a wide variety of flora. There are many exotic sightseeing locations, boating and fishing activities that can engage the tourist. There is a bird sanctuary that is spread across 14 acres and serves as a safe haven for many migratory birds like the Siberian stork, wild duck etc. The legendary backwaters of Kumarakom attract visitors from far and wide every year.
You can also visit the Pathiramanal Island that is a mystic, near uninhabited island that is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Will be put up in a resort as he retires for the night
- Kumarakom bird sanctuary
- Vembanad Lake
- Pathiramanal Island
- Thanneermukkam bund
- Kumarakom craft museum
Day 16: Kumarakom to Kovalam (180 Km, 5:00 Hours) Weather: 28 °C
Today will see you move on towards Kovalam, which is situated about 180 kms from Kumarakom. After checking into the hotel you can proceed to enjoy the sights and sounds of Kovalam. The idyllic coastal town is located just 13 kms from the capital city of Trivandrum in Kerala. The region is renowned among tourist for its three pristine beaches which resemble picture perfect, crescent shaped coastal sandy beaches and shallow water with low tides. These beaches in Kovalam are favourite hangout spot for many of the foreign tourists in Kerala. The region of Kovalam is dotted with resorts and ayurveda massage centers.
Lighthouse beach, Samudra Beach and Hawa beach/Eve's Beach form the highlight of this town. Kovalam is also a shoppers dream come true as it offers some of the best spices, wooden artifacts and statues and handicrafts.
- Hawah beach
- Light house beach
- Water sports in beach
- Artificial off shore coral reef
Day 17: Kovalam
The second day at Kovalam will see you experience some of the best that Kovalam has to offer. Can visit the sacred pilgrimage site of Padmanabha Swami Temple. Art enthusiasts can enjoy some of the finest art forms in various art galleries like the Kovalam Art Gallery, Sri Chithra Art Gallery, and the Napier Museum There is also the beautiful Marine Aqaurium at Vizhinjam.
- Zoological park
- Pamanabhaswami temple
- Magic planet
- Priyadarshini Planetarium
- Kovalam art gallery
- Napier Musuem
- Sri Chithra art gallery
- Vizhinjam marine aquarium
Day 18: Kovalam
The third day at Kovalam will involve a full day of sightseeing at popular tourist destinations like the Neyyar Dam and Poovar Beach. You will return to the resort for the day in the evening.
- Neyyar Dam
- Poovar Beach
Day 19: Day Trip Kovalam to Kanyakumari ( 100 Km, 2:30 Hours) Weather: 30 °C
The next day will take You on a day trip to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. Formerly called Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is a fascinating geography that has mountains, vibrant sea shores, lush green paddy fields and coconut trees, undulating valleys and plains. The region has a lot of historical significance in terms of art, religion and culture. It is home to The Kanyakumari temple, also known as the Bhagvathy Amman Temple or the Kumari Amman temple, which is one of the major Hindu temples all across India. The temple was built in dedication to Goddess Kumari Amman. You can also visit tourist spot so f historical significance like the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Vattakottai Fort
At the end of the day You will be taken back to the resort in Kovalam for the night.
- Vivekananda rock memorial
- Thiruvalluvar statue
- Suchendram Temple
- Kanyakumari beach
- Vattakottai fort
Day 20: Kovalam to Trivandrum International Airport / Railway Station (15Km, 00:30 Hours)
The fantastic vacation will end with a joyous farewell. After breakfast and check out from the resort at Kovalam, you will be dropped off at the Trivandrum Airport/ Railway station with a bag full of memories that will last a lifetime.