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The 10 day "Discover Kerala - God's Own Country" tour offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful state of Kerala, known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and rich history. The tour includes visits to popular destinations such as Kochi, Munnar, Periyar National Park, Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kovalam, Trivandrum, and Kanyakumari. Travelers can enjoy the lush green landscapes, spice plantations, and backwaters of Kerala, as well as experience the local cuisine, traditional art forms, and religious landmarks. The tour offers a perfect balance of sightseeing and relaxation, making it a memorable vacation.

 

Key highlights of Kerala Tour Package:

 

  • Explore Kochi, one of the most picturesque destinations on the southwest coast line of Kerala.
  • Explore Munnar, a hill station in the Western Ghats mountain range, surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations.
  • Explore Thekkady & Periyar National Park, a true paradise for wildlife and nature lovers.
  • Experience Kumarakom, a cluster of beautiful little islands located on the Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala.
  • Experience Alleppey, best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons.
  • Explore Kovalam, a beach destination known for its sandy shores and clear waters, while Trivandrum is the capital city of the Indian state of Kerala and home to the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
  • Explore Kanyakumari, The southernmost point of mainland India.

Itinerary

On arrival at Cochin International Airport, Kochi, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. After fresh-n-up, start the day with a visit to the historic Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, which was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later renovated by the Dutch. Head over to the Cochin Spice Market, where you can browse a wide variety of spices, herbs, and other products that are grown and traded in the region. Later head to the Fort Kochi Beach, a popular spot for sunset viewing, and take a stroll along the promenade. In the evening, visit the Ernakulam Shiva Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. Finish the day with a traditional Kerala dinner at a local restaurant, featuring dishes such as seafood curry, appam, and payasam. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Munnar - the scenic hill station of Kerala. Upon arrival at Munnar, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Start the day with a visit to the Eravikulam National Park, home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. After that head over to the Mattupetty Dam and take a boat ride on the lake. Later visit the Tea Museum, which showcases the history and production of tea in Munnar. Also visit the top of Anamudi Peak, the highest peak in South India, for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. In the evening, visit the Chokramudi Peak, another popular viewpoint in Munnar. Finish the day with a traditional Kerala dinner at a local restaurant, featuring dishes such as appam, stew, and payasam.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave from Munnar to Thekkady, a journey that takes about 3 hours. On the way, stop at the Cheeyappara Waterfall and the Valara Waterfall for some stunning views. Upon arriving in Thekkady, check-in at the resort. After fresh-n-up, head to Kumily, a small town located about 10 kilometers from Thekkady. Kumily is known for its spice plantations, and you can visit one of these plantations to learn more about the production of spices such as pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon. In the evening, visit the Mullaperiyar Dam, which is located on the Periyar River and provides hydroelectric power to the region. Finish the day with a traditional Kerala dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the resort in Thekkady.

Start the day by visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a protected area that is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and leopards. Take a boat ride on the lake to spot some of these animals in their natural habitat. Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is thick ever green forest in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. This wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. It is one of those wildlife reserves in India that remain open even in monsoon season. After exploring the Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore Thekkady known for its spice plantations, and you can visit one of these plantations to learn more about the production of spices such as pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon. If you have time, you can also visit the Murikkady Spice Plantation, which is located about 5 kilometers from Thekkady. This plantation is known for its production of coffee, pepper, and cardamom. Overnight stay at the resort in Thekkady.

Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the resort in Thekkady, later leave for Kumarakom. Upon arriving in Kumarakom, check-in at the resort. After fresh-n-up, visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a popular spot for birdwatching. The sanctuary is home to a variety of migratory and resident birds, including kingfishers, herons, and egrets. After exploring the bird sanctuary, head to the Kumarakom Beach, a beautiful stretch of sand located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Also visit the Kumarakom Boat Jetty, where you can take a boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala. Finish the day with a traditional Kerala dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the resort.

After breakfast at the resort, leave for Alappuzha (or Alleppey) - a network of canals, lagoons, and lakes located in the Indian state of Kerala. You can take a boat ride through the backwaters to get a glimpse of local village life and spot a variety of birds and other wildlife. In the afternoon, check into a houseboat and spend the rest of the day exploring the backwaters from the comfort of your floating home. Many houseboats come equipped with amenities such as a bedroom, bathroom, and dining area, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kerala cuisine on board the houseboat. Spend the night on the houseboat, drifting along the backwaters and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

In the morning, wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy a breakfast of fresh, local produce before disembarking the houseboat and continuing your journey to Kovalam. On the way to Kovalam, visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a famous Hindu temple located in Trivandrum, the capital city of the Indian state of Kerala. After exploring the temple, continue your drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival check-in at the resort, later head to the Kovalam Beach, a popular beach destination located about 16 kilometers from Trivandrum. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. In the evening, visit the Lighthouse Beach, another popular beach in Kovalam, or take a boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala. Overnight stay at the resort in Kovalam.

Post breakfast leave for Kanyakumari - a beautiful city situated in the southernmost tip of India. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Relax at the hotel, later visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a popular tourist monument in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari, India. It was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock. Also visit Sarvani Shaktipeeth Shri Bhagavathy Temple, a 3000 years ancient and is dedicated to Goddess Kanya Kumari. Also visit Tri Smudra Milan, Gandhi Mandapam and Suchindram Temple. In the evening, enjoy a walk at the Kanyakumari Beach or explore local market of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Today morning, our representative will transfer you to Trivandrum Airport, from where you can board a flight for onward journey.

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What's Included?

Accommodation

  • 8 nights accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels/resorts on twin or double sharing basis
  • 1 night stay in a deluxe houseboat on the backwaters of Alleppey

Meals

  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • All meals at the houseboat in Alleppey (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Guide

  • English speaking local destination guide in Kochi during sightseeing

Transport

  • All sightseeing and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary

Additional Services

  • Personal assistance during arrival and departure
  • 1 mineral water bottle per person per day
  • All applicable taxes

What's Excluded?

Flights

  • Any International or domestic flights are not included

Additional Services

  • Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
  • Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions

Good To Know

Payment Terms

A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.

Cancellation

No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.

VISA

It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Duration
10 Days
Destinations
Kochi, Munnar Kochi, Munnar, Idukki, Kumily, Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kanyakumari +9 more
Starts/Ends In
Kochi / Trivandrum
Age Range
1 - 80 Years Old
Duration: Days

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