Aromas of Kerala is best of 'Kerala Holidays' and is very famous 'kerala trip' for many global india vistors. Showcasing the beauty of many 'kerala toursit places' this 'kerala tour' takes you to Kochi (02 Nights), Thekkady (02 Nights), Kumarakom (02 Nights), Kerala Houseboat (01 Nights) and Kovalam (03 Nights). Suitable for all ages, this 'Kerala Trip' can also be modified to suit your requirements. We assure you of best prices and services. Do send us a enquiry and we shall take it forward.
Day 01     Arrive Kochi
Welcome to Kochi the Queen of Arabian Sea!. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy this thriving city on own. Overnight at Kochi.
Day 02     Kochi sightseeing. Kathakali Show
After breakfast the morning city tour takes you through major landmarks like St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Fri, Sat), Dutch Palace (Closed on Fri) etc. Afternoon is at leisure. Evening you watch a Kathakali show, a traditional dance drama of Kerala where artists take various roles from famous Indian epics and perform in a theatre presentation. Overnight in Kochi.(B)
Day 03     Kochi-Thekkady (190 Kms, 4 1/2 Hrs)
After breakfast drive out of Kochi. Watching the unending expanse of rubber plantations, lush green mountains, bubbling streams and many scenic view points to reach Thekkady- the dream destination set amidst the cardamom and spice plantations. Afternoon sightseeing takes you on a plantation tour to have glimpses of how spices are grown. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Thekkady.(B)
Day 04     Thekkady
Early morning go on a game viewing boat ride where you stand a chance to spot elephants & other wild animals. (Boating on direct payment and subject to operations. Guest to join queue for tickets). Later the day is at leisure to walk around and explore the streets and markets of this lively town which is famous for its spices. Alternatively you can take some OPTIONAL activities like Jungle Trekking programs as organised by forest department OR avail some Ayurvedic Massage from hotel OR even try a elephant ride or bullock cart ride from a nearby place. All optional activities are on direct payment basis. Overnight at Thekkady.(B)
Day 05     Thekkady-Kumarakom (140 Kms, 4 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive down the hills enjoying the lovely view of the green mountains, passing clouds, pristine valleys, and little villages dotted with churches and temples to reach Kumarakom-an exotic destination located on the banks of picture perfect Vemband lake.. After check-in the day is at leisure to relax in the comfort of your resort. Overnight in Kumarakom.(B)
Day 06     At leisure in Kumarakom
After breakfast, the day is free to at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the resort. Alternatively by paying direct at Hotel you can avail some OPTIONAL activities like Ayurveda Massage, Motor Canoe Cruise, Village Walk etc. By evening have Sunset Cruise if provided by the hotel. Overnight in Kumarakom.(B)
Day 07     Kumarakom-Houseboat
After breakfast you have some time to relax. By noon board your houseboat to enjoy one of the most fascinating and exotic experience. While you cruise along, cherish the spectacular beauty of the backwaters with palm fringed waterways, Chinese fishing nets, rustic homes, temples etc., May be you can walk in the paddy fields or stroll through the local villages or barge into a local toddy shop. Onboard you will be served with local Kerala Cuisine and the facilities onboard include A/C bedooms with private toilet, kitchen, sundeck, living area. Cruise will be for four to five hours in day time only. (For delux Boats, the air condition will be switched on after 0830 PM only. For premium Boats one can use air condition in room at all times. There are traditional boats and also fully air conditioned luxury houseboats. Check with us for choices) Overnight in Houseboat.(B,L,D)
Day 08     Disembark at Alleppey. Drive to Kovalam.
After Breakfast, disembark at Alleppey and you have some time to walk around Alleppey famously called as Venice of the east. Later we drive to Kovalam (160 kms, 4 Hrs), a exotic beach destination famous for its palm fringed bays & it's exotic tropical beauty. Rest of the day is free to enjoy the serenity of the Kovalam beach.Overnight at Kovalam.(B)
Day 09     Trivandrum Sight Seeing. At leisure in Kovalam.
After breakfast you have a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum covering places like Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Non Hindus not permitted inside), Temple Museum and the city museum complex which houses the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier Museum (Complex closed on Fri). Later drive back to Kovalam. The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the beach side listening to the rhythms of the waves and wondering at the magic of the Symphony played by the Arabian sea. Overnight in Kovalam.(B)
Day 10     At leisure in Kovalam. Optional Excursion to Kanyakumari
After breakfast day is free to unwind completely and enjoy the tranquillity of the Arabian sea. May be you can have dip in the sea or walk around to check out the souvenir shops or avail some OPTIONAL activities like Ayurvedic Massage from the resort Alternatively you can go on a OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXCURSION to Kanyakumari. The excursion will initially take you to Padamanabhapuram Palace and later drive you to Kanyakumari where you see the wax museum, Vivekanada Rock, Huge Thirivalluvar Statue etc., Later in the evening you watch the beautiful sunset at the Southern tip of India where three great oceans meet and return back to Kovalam. Overnight in Kovalam(B)
Day 11     Kovalam Departure
After breakfast you have some free time for last minute photo and packing sessions. By noon we transfer you to TRIVANDRUM airport or rail station for your return journey. We sincerely believe that you will go back with lovely memories and happy moments.(B)
Tour Joining Instructions
To take this 'Kerala Trip', Arrive Kochi airport (COK) or Ernakulam Railway Stations (ERS,ERN) on day 01. We have delibrately kept this day free as it is likely that you arrive late also due International Flight Connections. Hotel check-in time is 1300 Hrs.
Depart from Trivandrum Airport (TRV) or Trivandrum Railway Station (TVC). The checkout time is 1200 Noon.
Trip Ideas from our Trip Makers
We have mentioned common sight seeing in the above program. If you have any specific requirement in mind do let us know and we will try and accommodate. If you have less time then you can consider cutting one night in Kumarakom or Kovalam from the above program.
If you do not have time consider cutting one night in Kumarakom or one night in Kovalam or one night in houseboat on in combination of these places. Cutting in Houseboats saves considerable cost also.