15 Days - Kerala Tour

Kochi - Athirapally - Munnar - Kochi - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kollam - Varkala - Kanyakumari - Poovar - Trivandrum

Overview

Kerala equable climate, backwaters, hill stations, temples, beaches, natural abundance of medicinal plants and herbs, and the cool monsoon make god’s own country is one and the only destination in India which is best suited for Ayurveda well-known as “The science of life and longevity”.

The itinerary of 15 Days Kerala Tour offering you to explore the best of Kerala with indulging in Backwaters, heritage forts, temples and the various species of Flora and Fauna with unique Ayurveda spa and massage that not only detoxifies and rejuvenates your body but it helps to maintain the equilibrium of your body, mind and spirit.

Highlights

  • Explore the beaches in Kochi
  • Visit Jewish Synagogue, the Dutch Palace and shopping markets
  • Explore backwaters on traditional houseboat "Kettuvalam" in Alleppey
  • Enjoy the swimming session on Kovalam Beach
  • Indulge in Adventurous beach activities in Kovalam
  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Veli Tourist Village and Technology museum in Trivandrum

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kochi

Upon arrival on Cochin International airport, you will be dropped to hotel. Check in formalities. Rest of the day relax and overnight at hotel in Cochin.

Day 2 : Kochi Sightseeing

Cochin is the gateway to Kerala. The lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. Visit historical sites like Fort Kochi – Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue (closed on Saturday), St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace (closed on Friday) and off course Chinese fishing net.
Evening one can walk around at marine drive. Board here on sharing jetty in order to take fun of seeing Cochin harbour and backwaters.

Day 3 : Kochi - Athirapally (by surface approx 72 kms / 2 hrs)

Lets head to Athirapally, a popular among tourists. Athirapally falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Athirapally falls is situated 1000ft above sea level. It is a scenic combination of forests and little streams.
Spend night at jungle resort of Athirapally

Day 4 : Athirapally - Munnar (by surface approx 133 kms / 4 hrs)

Morning leave for Munnar, situated at the confluence of three mountain stream 1600mt above sea level, on arrive explore Tea gardens of Munnar, take pictures there and head to Tea factory enjoy seeing tea making process.

Then head to Tea museum exhibits variety of tea, its significance and other details. Night spend at beautiful hillside resort.

Day 5 : Munnar Sightseeing

Second day of Munnar will be much more interesting as we will take you one of the major attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park (closed in February & March). The park is famous for its endangered inhabitant - the Nilgiri Tahr.

Another place of interest, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. It is known for its storage masonry dam and the beautiful lake.

Day 6 : Munnar - Thekkady (by surface approx 94 kms/3 hrs)

After hills station it’s time for wildlife explorations. Thekkady best known for its wildlife reserves and picturesque spice plantation spread across entire district.

On arrive relax for while and then proceed for Kalaripayattu show, Kalaripayattu - the oldest of martial arts-is a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. Back to hotel and enjoy relaxing stay.

Day 7 : Thekkady Sightseeing

Morning head to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Thekaddy is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. More than 60 species of mammals are found here which includes the Asian elephant, tiger, Indian bison, sambar deer, Indian wild dog, Leopard, barking deer etc.

Enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. If you are comfortable seating on Elephant back so you can enjoy elephant ride inside park. Evening short walk for spice plantations. Night spend at resort in Periyar.

Day 8 : Thekkady – Kumarakom (by surface approx 132 kms / 4 hrs)

As we arrive at enchanting backwater destination known as Kumarakom, we head to visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 across, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Remainder of day relax at hotel.

Day 9 : Kumarakom - Alleppey

Morning post breakfast leave for Alleppey, Alappuzha famous for the backwaters. Dotting the coastline of the Arabian Sea, Once board on houseboat you can see rural lifestyle of Kerala and their livelihood and lifestyle.

Enjoy on board Lunch, Dinner and evening snack. Spend night at Houseboat.

Day 10 : Alleppey-Kollam (by surface approx 87 km / 2 hrs)

De board Alleppey houseboat and visit city located on the bank of Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam is also known as Quillon. Here place of interest are Tangasseri Lighthouse and The Ananda Valleeswaram Temple. Remainder of day you can spend at Kollam Beach which is first beach wedding destination of India. Night spend at Kollam.

Day 11 : Kollam - Varkala (by surface approx 35 km – 1 hrs)

Head to another famous beach destination Varkala. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to Arabian Sea. Varkala is famous for the 2000 year old Janardhana Swami Temple , Ayurveda treatment centres and off course for Varkala Beach. Varkala beach is haven for sun bathing and swimming, the evening views of the sunset are worth lingering over.

Day 12 : Varkala

Day leisure for independent activities and relax at beach.

Day 13 : Varkala - Poovar (by surface approx 70km / 2hrs)

Head to Poovar a village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum. This village has several island resort and beautiful beaches which attracts lots of tourist. Day at leisure at Poovar and relax.

Day 14 : Poovar - Kanyakumari - Poovar (by surface approx 71 km / 2 hrs – one way)

Today, excursion of Kanyakumari surrounded by Majestic Hills and the plains. The area is very beautiful. Places of Interest are the Thiruvalluvar statue, Vivekananda rock memorial is a popular tourist monument, the Gandhi memorial and last but not least Bhagavathy Amman Temple. Evening back to Poovar Island and relax.

Day 15 : Poovar - Trivandrum (by surface approx 34 km / 1 hr)

Time to leave for Trivandrum airport to board on flight to onward journey. Tour Terminates Here.

Inclusions

  • 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
  • A visit of Athirapally Waterfalls
  • Boat ride in Periyar
  • Tea Plantation tour in Munnar
  • English speaking guide as per places mentioned in itinerary.
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle for the entire tour
  • All applicable current taxes for hotels and transport

Exclusions

  • 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
  • Guide to demonstrate
  • Entry fees to Monuments specifically
  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Photography and video making fees at the sites
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

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