My Holiday

Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Its many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife.

Asia's largest and World's third largest Naval Academy-Ezhimala Naval Academy-at Kannur is in Kerala. Idukki arch dam-World's second and Asia's first arch dam is in Kerala. The most popular tourist attractions in the state are beaches, backwaters and hill stations. Major beaches are at Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Cherai, Payyambalam, Kappad, Muzhappilangad (South India's only drive-in beach), Bekal, and Gavi. Popular hill stations are at Munnar, Wayanad, Wagamon, Peermade, Paithalmala, Nelliampathi and Ponmudi. Munnar is 4500 feet above sea level and is known for various tea plantations, and rich spread of flora and fauna. Kerala's ecotourism destinations include 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, and Silent Valley National Park are the most popular among them. The "backwaters" are an extensive network of interlocking rivers (41 west-flowing rivers), lakes, and canals that center around Alleppey, Kumarakom and Punnamada (where the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in August). Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Mattancherry Palace are two notable heritage sites. According to a survey conducted among foreign tourists, "Elephants, fireworks display and huge crowds" are the major attractions of Thrissur Pooram


  • 3 Star Basic Accommodation on Twin Sharing

  • Return Flights on Economy Class

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Hotel Transfers

  • Local Sightseeing

 

Day 1: Arrive Cochin - Drive Munnar (4 hrs)
On your arrival at Cochin Airport, our local tour representative will meet you near the Exit Area. Board the vehicle and start your journey towards Munnar. (135 kms, approx. 4 hours drive). Situated at the confluence of 3 rivers, Munnar is a beautiful hill station with sprawling tea plantations and picturesque towns. It is renowned for its natural beauty and romantic atmosphere. Enjoy the spectacular drive with panoramic views and waterfalls on the way. On arrival at Munnar, check in at hotel and relax. Evening is at your own leisure. You can step out for a relaxed stroll in the beautiful valley and relish local cuisine.
Stay overnight at hotel in Munnar.

Day 2: Munnar - Local Sightseeing
Wake up to an enchanting morning at Munnar. Have a fill at breakfast and set out for local sightseeing. Munnar is situated 1600 metres above sea level at the confluence of three rivers- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. It offers mesmerising tea plantations, winding roads amidst green hills and an enchanting weather. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. In the afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat "Nilgiri Thars" can be spotted. Later return to hotel after a day full of sightseeing.
Stay overnight at hotel in Munnar. (B)

Day 3: Munnar - Drive to Thekkady (3 hours)
Visit to Periyar National Park + Boat Cruise in Periyar Lake/ Spice Plantation (at extra cost)
Post morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for a drive to Thekkady (110 kms, approx 3 hours drive). On arrival, check in at the hotel and refresh. Thekkady is best known for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. In the evening, you can go for a Boat Cruise in Periyar Lake or visit Spice Plantation (Optional at extra cost).
Stay overnight at hotel in Thekkady. (B)

Day 4: Thekkady - Drive to Alleppey (4 hrs)
Have a fill at morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for drive to Alleppey (180 kms/ approx. 4 hrs drive). On arrival, check-in at the houseboat. Alleppey is most famous for its backwater houseboats. It is the best mode of transportation to explore the mesmerizing beauty of backwaters. Few points to be noted are:
- Houseboat operates from 12 PM till 5:30 PM. In the evening it is parked offshore and next day drops you at Alleppey Jetty at 0930 Hours.
- AC in the houseboat operates only in the night during sleeping hours.
- Please carry Mosquito Repellent Cream along with you.
- The choice of food in the houseboat is very limited and mostly basic south Indian meal is served.
- The quality of the houseboat cannot be compared with the quality of the rooms in the hotel where the guest is staying. The rooms are basic and small.

The main concept of the houseboat is to stay closest to the nature and enjoy this unique experience of staying over the rippling backwaters and to explore the backwater beauty of the region.
Stay overnight on Houseboat in Alleppey. (B, Meals on Houseboat)

Day 5: Alleppey - Drive to Kovalam (5 hours)
Wake up to the enchanting beauty of the backwaters. The rippling music of water, chirping of birds, sounds of the swaying palms and stunning hues of rising sun altogether create a magical morning. Enjoy morning breakfast and check out from the houseboat and further drive to Kovalam (190 kms, approx 5 hours drive). On arrival check in at hotel and relax. Kovalam is an evergreen and exotic beach resort. It is one of the most preferred beaches of India for a relaxing holiday or catching up on exciting water sport activities. Return back to hotel and relax.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kovalam. (B)

Day 6: Kovalam - Day Trip to Kanyakumari
After morning breakfast at hotel, proceed for Kanyakumari Sightseeing tour. 90 kms from Kovalam, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is the southernmost tip of Indian subcontinent. Enjoy the evening sunset from the Vivekananda Rock, where you can reach through locally operated motorboats. Later drive back to Kovalam and relax.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kovalam. (B)

Day 7: Kovalam - Trivandrum- Return Flight
Enjoy a relaxed morning in your cozy bed and relish an extensive breakfast. Later check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum Airport for your return flight. We hope you return home contented about a wonderful holiday at God's Own Country. On your return, we would like to receive your feedback about the trip.

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Package price might change on avaliabality/price of the flight.

The Package price is for per person on twin sharing basis.

Triple occupancy rates will be given on request only.

Child below 5 years of age is Free in Hotel but flight will be chargable

ExtraAdult/Child cost will be given on request only.