Grand Tour of Kerala

Package overview Description

Bring the whole family along on this grand tour where you will explore the God’s own Country through its famous destinations starting your journey from Cochin , Queen of Arabian Sea up to Trivandrum, Capital of Travancore State.

With well known sights like Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synogogue, Alleppey Kettuvallam, Kumarakom Backwaters as well as many gorgeous beaches of Kovalam,, a melting pot of culture and great dine and wine, it’s not hard to see why Kerala is called God’s Own Country. The itinerary encompasses everything from the cities to hills, backwaters, beaches, giving you a chance to experience the country’s best-known highlights along the way. For a shorter variation or to customize your tour, please contact us!

Itinerary;

Day01;Arrival Cochin-day at leisure

Day02; sightseeing of Mattancherry and Fort Kochi

Day03; Driving to Munnar

Day04; Munnar sightseeing

Day05; Driving to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Day06; Periyar leisure and optional activity-GAVI

Day07; Transfer to Kumarakom-Houseboat cruise

Day08; Drive to Alleppey

Day09; Transfer to Kovalam

Day10; sightseeing of Trivandrum

Day11; transfer to Kanyakumari and sightseeing

Day12; Sunrise view and transfer to departure airport

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12Days/11Nights

  • Destinations covered: Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kanyakumari

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Inclusions

  • Accomadation On Twin Sharing Basis

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Houseboat

  • 24Hr Contact with consultant handling the file

  • All Airport Transfers and tours provided in luxury air conditioned vehicles with English speaking Chauffeur

  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes

  • GST 3.09%.

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal expenditure like soft drinks, mineral water, phone calls, tips etc.

  • Lunches & Dinners until and unless mentioned

  • Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable

  • Any item not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Guide Services

  • Entry charges to sites

Detailed Itinerary;

KERALA – 12DAYS/11NIGHTS ITINERARY

DAY01: ARRIVAL COCHIN

Arrival at Cochin by Air, Bus or Rail and our representative will meet and assist you to transfer to the hotel in Cochin and brief you the tour. Check in at the Hotel .The rest of the day is free for you to explore this city called as the Queen of Arabian Sea.

Overnight at Cochin

DAY02: COCHIN SIGHTSEEING

Enjoy your breakfast at Hotel. Then proceed for an included sightseeing tour with a local guide who points out the city highlights-Mattancherry and Fort Cochin, the places where you can see the trails of Colonial influences preserved as fresh as new. First visit the Mattancherry Palace, popularly known as DUTCH PALACE which houses a museum to provide you the history of Kerala Kings through the years. Then marvel at the grandeur of adjacent Jewish Synagogue, the only living Synagogue in the Common Wealth Countries and then walk through the Jew Street where you can see ample of antiquities. Then proceed to Fort Cochin to watch the fishing by the Grand Chinese Fishing Nets, 4000 years old technology still used in the backwaters of Kerala. Have a look at St.Francis Church which has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the Sub continent

Evening free for you to relax in the hotel or select any one of the optional activities like Sunset Cruise at Vembanad Lake or watching the bewildering Kerala Art forms Kathakali

Overnight at Cochin

(Another day in Cochin will provide you an opportunity to visit Muziris)

DAY03: COCHIN –MUNNAR (04hrs drive)

Today after breakfast, check out the Hotel and proceed to Munnar passing the Kerala villages, lush green hills through plantations. Pause at Cheeyapara Waterfalls to refresh yourself by crystal waters of the falls and reach Munnar for checking at the hotel.

Evening at free to relax at the hotel enjoying the soothing climate of Munnar or stroll through the town of Munnar

Overnight at Munnar

DAY04: MUNNAR SIGHTSEEING:

Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing of Munnar. First visit the abode of Nilgiri Thar, a rare species-Eravikulam National Park lies at the crest of the Anamalai ranges near Munnar spreading over 97 Sq. Km of ever green tropical forest. Then proceed to Mattupetty Dam, Echo pint and Kundala Lake. If you are at Munnar during the blossoming season of Neela Kurinji, a rare flower which blossom once in every twelve years, you will be excited to have a look at the flower.

Return to hotel by evening. Camp fire can be arranged on your request as optional service

Overnight at Munnar

DAY05: MUNNAR –PERIYAR (THEKKADY-02hrs drive):

After breakfast, check out and proceed your journey through the tea Gardens and spice plantations to Periyar, known as Thekkady which is familiar for the PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE. There are resorts inside the forest. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations .It is one of the finest wildlife reserve in India, and spread across the entire district as picturesque plantation.  On reaching Thekkady, check in at the hotel. Later you can enjoy the boat ride to the Wild life Sanctuary

Overnight at Periyar

DAY06: PERIYAR (THEKKADY)

Breakfast at hotel and day at free for your own activities or optional tours

Make use of an opportunity to have full day adventurous trekking (GAVI) into the forest or enjoy Bamboo rafting, elephant safari, spice plantation visits

Overnight at Periyar

DAY07: PERIYAR- KUMARAKOM  HOUSEBOAT(031/2hrs drive):

Enjoy the breakfast at hotel and check out from the hotel to drive to much awaited Backwater village, Kumarakom a tourist village with a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. On arriving Kumarakom, embark into the house boat, Traditional Kettuvallam, for a cruise along the palm-fringed waterways. Traditional Keralite lunch and dinner in the houseboat

Overnight stay at the Houseboat.

DAY08: KUMARAKOM-ALLEPPEY(1hrs drive):

Morning enjoy your breakfast in the Houseboat and disembark from it. and proceed to Alleppey another famous tourist village with the Vembanad Lake and canals and check in at the Resort for overnight stay

Evening you can rejuvate your body, mind and soul with the ancient Ayurveda treatment at the resort at optional cost

Overnight at Alleppey

DAY09: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM(41/2 hrs drive):

Morning relax in the hotel with breakfast Then drive to Kovalam, the internationally renowned beach destination. Check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day in the sandy beaches of Kovalam flanked by coconut groves on one side and Arabian Sea on the other.

Overnight at Kovalam

DAY10: KOVALAM- TRIVANDRUM-KOVALAM:

After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, Capital City of God’s Own Country. Your visit includes Napier Museum, Kuthirmalika Palace and Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Zoo. Return to hotel by evening. There are other options of sightseeing also with Veli tourist village and day tour to Neyyar Dam and Thenmala

Overnight at Kovalam

DAY11: KOVALAM- KANYAKUMARI(1hrs drive):

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel to proceed to Kanyakumari, located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent and represents the site where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation upon a rock off of the coast. Padmanbhapuram Palace, Suchithram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhidham and Trivenisagamam are some of the sightseeing attractions in Kanyakumari.

Overnight at Kanyakumari.

DAY12: KANYAKUMARI- TRIVANDRUM DEPARTURE(1hrs drive):

Enjoy the breakfast at hotel after witnessing the Sunrise at the juncture of three magnificent waters –Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. You will be transferred on time to Trivandrum airport/Cochin Airport with ever lasting memories of a holiday.