Kerala state over the years has become the blazing tourist place in India as it is characterized by wavy or rolling terrain, different cultures, religious diversity, interesting history, old medical practices, distinct languages, delicious cuisine and enchanting landscapes which enthrall both domestic and foreign travellers to throng on this wonderful state and witness of the natural beauty and culture of the state. Travelogy India designed Best of Kerala 10 Days Tour has synonymous with the backwater, natural beauty and offers something for everyone.
Welcome to Kerala's capital “Trivandrum”, a dynamic place and a placid introduction to city life down South. Our representative will welcome you and follow you to the nearby beachside resort/hotel of Kovalam. After relax while get ready to analyse a whole new experience of clean or pure and enchanting beauty of some of the most adored temples of Trivandrum and Array of Victorian museums in remarkable neo-Keralan buildings such as Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and more. In evening relinquish at the resort / hotel of Kovalam.
Breakfast at Kovalam resort and day at leisure for activities. Either you can spend your day at beaches or Ayurveda centres and enjoy relaxing massage of Kovalam. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
After an early breakfast at the resort / hotel, you’ll start an astonishing or thrilling 176 km journey to the central hub of the Kerala backwater network “Alleppey”. By reaching Alleppey you can board on your private houseboat to discover the backwaters and its serene beauty. Enjoy the ride; delicious cuisines and an overnight stay on houseboat in Alleppey.
Drift through the backwater canals and reach Kumarakom - an island with a magnificent bird-sanctuary and exceedingly serene atmosphere. Upon reaching Kumarakom you will transfer to hotel/resort. During the day you will explore the sightseeing in or around Kumarakom. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
On the fourth day of the Best of Kerala Tour in early morning visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary where you will get chance to closely watch birds like Kingfisher, Wood Peeker, Drongo, Egrets, Bee-caters, etc. Later proceed to Thekkady and check into hotel after arrival. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
Post breakfast visit the Periyar National Park - one of the exceptional wildlife sanctuaries in India on boat over Periyar Lake where various wild animals come together at different times. It’s now time to drive out of the Kerala topmost and the largest alluring tea growing region in the world “Munnar”. Upon reaching the Munnar you will have the full day free to explore on your own or you can also visit the tea estate and factory or shopping after some leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Early morning after breakfast, you will left serene beauty and drive to Kochi - the cultural and commercial hub of Kerala. Watch a stunning Kathakali performance along with its make-up process or go for a local sightseeing of Kochi includes: Mattancherry palace, Jewish synagogue, Jew town, Old spice market, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Chinese fishing nets. Overnight stay at Cochin.
After treat your taste buds with a luscious breakfast at the hotel of Kochi get ready to move towards one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala “Guruvayoor” famous for Guruvayoor Shri Krishna Temple (only Hindus are allowed inside the temple). Despite being denied entries of non-Hindus, hundreds of devotees never leave a chance to adore the fascinating scenic beauty surrounding the temple. On arrival check-in into hotel/resort and later visit Guruvayoor Shri Krishna temple, Mammiyoor Temple and St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Overnight stay at Guruvayoor.
After having your breakfast at the hotel, your tour continues to Calicut which is also know as Kozhikode, 95 kms journey from Guruvayoor. The former reign-land of the forceful Zamorins and a major port for domestic and international trade. Calicut nestled along the Malabar Coast known for its superior cotton, Calico famous cotton industry of the city, explore and pick up some to take back home as mementos. Ayurveda treatment and “Kalaripayattu” martial arts performance at the Hindustan Kalari Sangam will complete your day. Overnight stay at Kozhikode.
Wrap up your journey with an appetizing breakfast served at the hotel, after which our representative will lead you to the Calicut Airport/Railway Station for your return journey.
Package Inclusions / Exclusions
- Accommodation in standard category of rooms at all hotels
- Meal Plan on Bed & Breakfast at all places accordingly
- All meals in houseboat.
- Kathakali dance in Cochin
- Boat ride in Periyar
- Tea Plantation tour in Munnar
- English speaking guide as per places mentioned in itinerary.
- All Transfers & Must see Sightseeing as per itinerary by A/c Etios / A/c Toyota Innova / A/c Swift D’zire for the entire tour
- All applicable current taxes for hotels and transport
- Air Fare / Rail Fare
- Expenses of personal nature such as laundry / tips / shopping / telephones / Medical etc.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions mentioned above
- Entry fees to Monuments specifically
- Charges in hotels for additional services
- Photography and video making fees at the sites
- Personal insurance
- Tips and gratuities