A fast 'trip to kerala', this Kerala trip takes you to Kovalam for two nights with kanyakumari excursion, 'Kerala Houseboat' for 01 Night, Thekkady One Night and 02 Nights Munnar. Covering important 'places to visit in kerala' this kerala trip is suitable who want to capture the sights of Kerala within limited time. This 'trip to kerala' can also be done in reverse direction depending on your travel plans. We have given some trip modifications ideas for you to conisder and do call us anytime for assistance.
Day 01     Arrive Kovalam
Welcome to Kerala- The God's Own Country and it is important that you arrive Trivandrum before noon. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred to Kovalam, a exotic beach destination famous for its palm fringed bays and for its exotic tropical beauty. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum takes you to places like Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum, Temple Museum etc. Evening at leisure in Kovalam. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 02     Day excursion to Kanyakumari
After breakfast go on a day excursion to Kanyakumari, beautiful town which is also the southern tip of India. On the way visit Sri Padmanabhapuram Palace. On arriving Kanyakumari, the sightseeing takes you to places like Temple, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekanda Rock etc. Late evening proceed to watch the spectacular sunset from India's southern tip where three Great Oceans meet. After watching the sunset, return back to Kovalam hotel. Overnight at Kovalam. (B)
Day 02     Kovalam to Alleppey and board Houseboat (04 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast drive to Alleppey famous for the network of backwater lagoons and canals.By noon board the houseboat to enjoy 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 choose to walk in the paddy fields or stroll through the local villages or barge into a local toddy shops. You will be served with local Kerala Cuisine and the common facilities onboard include A/C bed Rooms with private toilet, kitchen, sundeck, living area. Cruise will be for 4 to 5 hours in day time only and a/c will be switched only after 2030 Hrs. Overnight in Houseboat.(B,L,D)
Day 04     Alleppey to Thekkady (4 1/2 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast disembark at Alleppey and drive up the hills watching the unending expanse of rubber planations, lush green mountains, bubbling streams and many view points to reach Thekkady- the dream destination set in midst of spice plantations. Afternoon sightseeing takes you on a plantation tour to have glimpses of how spices are grown followed by a boating on the Lake Periyar where you stand a chance to see to spot some wild animals. (Boating subject to operations and on direct payment.The passengers to join the queue forr boat tickets). Overnight in Thekkady (B)
Day 05     Thekkady to Munnar (03 Hrs Drive)
Early morning you can try boating if you have not done earlier. After breakfast, the drive of breath taking beauty takes you to Munnar- A haven of tranquillity set amidst the pristine tea and coffee plantations. En-route there are many view points and you can have photo shops at scenic locations. May be you can try a cup of tea from a local shop. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Munnar (B)
Day 06     At leisure in Munnar
Breakfast. Today's sightseeing takes you to places like Mattupetty Dam, Pothenmedu view point, Kundala Dam, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc, Evening you may like to walk around the town or do some shopping for souvenirs and tea. Overnight in Munnar. (B)
Day 07     Munnar to Kochi (4 Hours Drive)
Breakfast. Leave early and drive past the lively towns dotted with churches/temples, lovely mountains, unending expanse of pristine rubber and tea plantations to reach Kochi. You will be dropped either at the airport or Railway station for your onward journey. (B)
Tour Joining Instructions
Arrive at Trivandrum Airport (TRV) or Trivandrum Railway Station (TVC) before 1100 Hrs. Incase you arrive late consider one extra night at Trivandrum or Kovalam. Its better to do TRV sight seeing aftre fresh-up at hotel.
Depart from Kochi Airport (COK) or Ernakulam Railway Station (ERN or ERS)b after 1600 Hrs. It takes fours hours from Munnar to Kochi and we will have to one hour as cushion.Hence depart at Munnar at 0800 Hrs latest sothat you need not rush from Munnar. Inacse you are not getting late connection take one extra night at Kochi
Trip Ideas from our Trip Makers
If you are not getting connections as explained above take extra nights at Kovalam or Kochi. Even otherwise consider an extra night at Kochi sothat you have time for Kochi sightseeing, shopping and Temple visits.
If you have time add an extra night in Thekkady which will give you ample time to participate in forest department activities (like trekking, night patrolling etc.,) and for other direct payment activities like bullock cart rides, elephant rides etc.,
Lastly if you have time, add-on a night in Kumarakom sothat you have complete Kerala experience. Check similar tours below for details.