Best of Kerala Tour (Exclusive Private tour)

Duration: 9 days
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 9 days
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Kerala in India has it all: sun, sea, sand, good food, houseboats, culture and wildlife and this ‘Best of Kerala tour’ includes all major highlights of Kerala. Its spectacular natural landscapes — think palm trees and sprawling backwaters — lend the region the nickname “God’s Own Country. If somebody is visiting Kerala for the first time, this is perfect tour for them.

08 Nights/09 Days

Highlights of the tour:
• Includes best destinations of Kerala.
• Includes all major highlights of Kerala.
• Perfect introduction for first-time visitors.
• Private transfer from Kochi airport is included.
• Private departure transfer to Trivandrum or Kochi airport is included.
• Visit to Tea Estates and Spice plantations.
• Premium/Luxury hotels to stay.
• Premium or Luxury Houseboat to stay on full board basis.
• Sandy Beaches.

Destinations covered: Cochin (Kochi) – Munnar – Periyar (Thekkady) – Alleppey – Kumarakom (Houseboat) – Kovalam - Trivandrum

Itinerary

Day 1: Cochin (Kochi) arrival: Welcome to God’s own country!!

Stop At: Cochin Spice Market, Kochi (Cochin) India
You will be welcomed and assisted at Cochin airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Remaining time is at leisure till next morning or if time allows, you may enjoy the 17th century art form (optional tour) i.e. Kathakali Dance at one of the popular cultural centers in Fort Kochi. Kathakali is an ancient classical dance form of Kerala. It is a combination of drama, dance, music and ritual. You may also watch the extensive make-up process and then enjoy a story telling in Kerala style in the performance. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 2: Kochi – Munnar (132 kms/4 hrs.):

Stop At: Munnar Hillstation, Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Silent Valley, Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a tour of Kochi/Cochin. Explore the heritage sites of Fort Kochi. You can shop for antiques and spices.

You will start your tour from the St. Francis Church- the oldest church in India and explore the imposing Santa Cruz basilica built by the Portuguese. It will be fun to observe the iconic and still-in-use Chinese fishing nets and even try using them yourself. Stroll past the shops along Jew Street shopping for antiques & spices and also visit the Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace. You will notice that the heritage zone of the city is amazingly well preserved.

Later proceed towards Munnar, undoubtedly one among the most famous destinations of Kerala. Enjoy your days in sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains of the lofty Western ghats. En-route visit Valara waterfalls. On arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 3: Munnar

Stop At: Munnar Hill Station, Munnar - Top Station Hwy, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685616, India
After breakfast, spend the day in local sightseeing in Munnar. Munnar drives its name from the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. Mattupetty is a popular picnic spot where you can opt for activities like boating and horse riding. Close by is the Echo Point, which offers you a panoramic view and the thrill of hearing your voice echo. Popular sightseeing spots in Munnar that can be visited also include Poopara, Pothanmedu, Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project, Eravikulam National Park. Overnight stay at the resort in Munnar.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 4: Munnar – Periyar (124 kms/3:30 hrs.):

Stop At: Periyar National Park, Banks Of Artificial Periyar Lake, Thekkady India
After a picturesque drive reach Periyar National Park – one of the best jungles in India to see wild elephants. On arrival, check in at your hotel.

During the day you will have the option to opt a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison and Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your resort.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 5: Thekkady - Alleppey (145 kms/5 hrs.):

Stop At: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha India
Morning you will be driven to Alleppey. Alleppey, rightly stakes claim to its nickname 'Venice of the East', with its meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy fields. On arrival, you will be transferred straightway to your backwaters resort. Alleppey is an ideal base to experience the beaches and backwaters. During the day you will visit Coir factory and Krishna Temple. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 6: Houseboat tour

Stop At: MYTRIP HOUSEBOATS KERALA, Kanitta jetty, Chungam Road, Pallathuruthy, Alappuzha, Kerala 688011, India
Breakfast at the resort. Noon checkout from your resort and you will be transferred to boat jetty point to embark your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam) to begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Alleppey. Stay overnight in your houseboat.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 7: Allepey – Kovalam by surface (168 kms/4:30 hrs.):

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
Breakfast at the Houseboat. After breakfast disembark from your houseboat and you will be driven to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at your resort.

Day free for your own activities. Optional Activities:- Ayurveda Massage Course. Overnight stay at your resort.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 8: Kovalam

Stop At: Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) India
Day at leisure or you may visit Trivandrum city & markets during the day.

You may visit Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club and Shangmugham Beach during the day. Overnight stay at your resort.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Accommodation in double occupancy room

Day 9: Kovalam - Departure Trivandrum airport (14 kms/25 min.):

Stop At: Trivandrum International Airport, Airport Rd, Chacka, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India
At appropriate time checkout and you will be transferred straight to Trivandrum International airport for your flight back home with sweet and unforgettable memories. Tour ends.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • 08 night’s accommodation in double occupancy room
  • Daily breakfast during the stay at all hotels.
  • All meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during your Houseboat stay
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive air-conditioned Vehicle.
  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances, & fuel charges
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points
  • All applicable taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour inclusions' columns
  • Entry/Admission - Cochin Spice Market
  • Entry/Admission - Munnar Hillstation
  • Entry/Admission - Munnar Hill Station
  • Entry/Admission - Periyar National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Alleppey Backwaters
  • Entry/Admission - MYTRIP HOUSEBOATS KERALA
  • Entry/Admission - Kovalam Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Trivandrum International Airport
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity and shall be organized exclusively for you or your group.
  • P.S. The package cost is not valid for peak season time i.e. 20th December till 8th January. There will be a hike of 30% in the tour quotation for the peak season time.
  • Mandatory X'mas & New Year eve Gala dinner charges are not included in the tour quotation.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Kochi, Kerala, India


Return Details

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Duration

9 days

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