This most popular 'Kerala Tour' and Tour covers Munnar (02 Nights), Thekkady (02 Nights), Kumarakom (01 Night) and 'Kerala Houseboat' (01 Night). Top choice amongst the 'Kerala Honeymoon Packages' this 'Kerala Tour' showcases the beauty of popular 'Tourist places in Kerala'. This 'Kerala Tour' is also suitable for those who seek a relaxed 'Kerala holiday'. To the below 'Kerala tour' you can also add on a night in Kochi. Do read the trip ideas for any modifications
Day 01     Arrive Kochi and Drive to Munnar (4 Hrs Drive)
Welcome to Kerala-The God's own Country and it is suggested that you arrive before noon. On arrival at Kochi you will greeted. Later drive past the lively towns dotted with churches/temples, and unending expanse of pristine rubber, tea plantations and lovely mountains to reach Munnar, - a haven of peace and tranquillity. On arrival check-in and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Munnar (B).
Day 02     Munnar Sight seeing
After Breakfast the sightseeing takes you to places like Mattupetty Dam, Pothenmedu view point, Kundala Dam, National Park, 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 03     Munnar-Thekkady ( 3 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, a drive of breath taking beauty takes you to Thekkady - Dream destination set amidst the spice scented plantations. On the way route you may prefer to sip a tea from local shops or to have some photo-stops. Afternoon sightseeing takes you on a plantation tour to have glimpses of how spices are grown followed by a boating at the Lake Periyar where you stand a chance to spot wild animals. ( Boating subject to operation and on direct payment. Passengers to join the queue for tickets). Overnight in Thekkady. (B)
Day 04     At leisure in Thekkady
Early morning you can try boating if you have not done earlier. After breakfast the day is free to enjoy this beautiful town by walking around the streets and markets. Alternatively you can take some DIRECT PAYMENT OPTIONAL activities like Jungle Trekking, Night Patrol 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 ( 4 Hrs Drive)
Early morning you can try boating if you have not done earlier. Later, after breakfast drive down the hills enjoying the lovely view of lush green mountains, pristine valleys, bubbling streams and small little villages to reach exotic Kumarakom. After check-in the day is at leisure. May be you can avail some OPTIONAL activities like Ayurveda Massage, Motor Canoe Cruise, Village Walk etc. with hotel or outside. All optional activities are on direct payment basis. Overnight in Kumarakom. (B)
Day 06     Kumarakom-Houseboat
Breakfast and morning is at leisure. 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 07     Alleppey-Kochi drop ( 2 Hours)
After Breakfast disembark at Alleppey from where you will be picked up and driven to Kochi. If your flight/train is after 1700 Hrs you can have short Kochi shopping session or Kochi sight seeing. Later we transfer you to KOCHI AIRPORT or Ernakulam station for your return journey. We sincerely beleive that you will go back with lovely meomories and happy moments. (B)
Tour Joining Instructions
Arrive at Kochi airport or Ernakulam Town/Junction before 1100 Hrs to take this Kerala Tour. It takes 04 Hrs to Reach Munnar and if you arrive late you lose a day in Munnar. If your connections are so that you arrive late, it is better to take one extra night at Kochi.
Depart from Kochi Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station. You disembark around 0900 Hrs and from Alleppey it takes two Hours to Kochi and three hours to airport. Flying out anytime after 1400 nHrs is fine. If you depart later yoiu can have a shopping session at Kochi too
Trip Ideas from our Trip Makers
If your arrival is late or departure is early than mentioned above please take extra night at Kochi. Even otherwise consider an extra night at Kochi for Kochi sightseeing, shopping and Temple visits.
If you have time add an extra night in Kumarakom. But adding on Kumarakom will be purely for relaxing in the calm surrounding of 'Kerala Backwaters' and there is not much excursional activities at Kumarakom other than mentioned.