Scenic Kerala – Gauranteed Departures 2024-25

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6
07 Nights
Tour Details

This tour starts on every Saturday!

Departure & Return Location

Cochin International Airport

Trivandrum International Airport

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • 06-night accommodation on sharing double/twin room basis with breakfast
  • 01-night accommodation on houseboat on Full Baord Basis
  • Complete transport in AC vehicle with driver
  • Local tour guide for sightseeing as per program
  • Kalaripayattu Show in Thekkady
  • Presently applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Meals other than specified in ‘package costs includes’
  • Entrances to monuments & activities
  • Room Service Fees
  • Camera or video fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Anything not in package costs includes.

Complementaries

  • 02 water bottles per person per day
  • Kathakali Dance Show in Kochi
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Kochi

On Kochi arrival, proceed for hotel standard check in time 1400 to 1500 hours. In evening attend the Kathakali dance show 

Witness the world famous Kathakali dance at a local theatre, a traditional art form of Kerala. Kathakali artists wear elaborate, billowing costumes with intricately painted faces, flowing scarves, detailed ornaments, and magnificent crowns. This classical Indian dance performance tells stories of Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata through footwork and hand gestures.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2Kochi - Munnar

Breakfast & check out the hotel, proceed for Kochi Sightseeing.

Visit Dutch Palace in Mattancherry, also know as Mattancherry Palace, is one of the finest examples of the Kerala style of architecture interspersed with colonial influences. The Jewish Synagogue or Paradesi Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. Walk to the Chinese fishing nets which are huge cantilevered fishing nets, believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese trade.

Free time in Fort Kochi area to walk and relax. After Kochi Sightseeing, drive from Kochi to Munnar(150kms/6h). Timings may as per road and traffic conditions. On arrival, check in hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3Munnar

Breakfast & proceed for Tea Plantation walk & Visit Tea Factory. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Walking in the tea plantations with your tour guide, immersing into the process of how tea reached from the hills to cups in your homes. You arrive at the tea factory where to see the process happeing in front of your eyes. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4Munnar - Thekkady

Breakfast & check out the hotel, drive from Munnar to Thekkady(100kms/3h). Timings may as per road and traffic conditions. On arrival, proceed for spice plantation and boad ride in Lake Periyar.

The wealth of spices of India, especially Kerala have lured foreigners for centuries. The appetizing flavors and the intoxicating aroma of spices need to be experienced to see the reason for the temptation. Thekkady cultivates spices in their blissful weather and location. Owing to a number of lush green spice plantations, it is undoubtedly the heartland of spices. Enjoy a spice tour in Thekkady, in the Western Ghats, close to Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Proceed for the boat ride at Lake Periyar for wildlife viewing. Herds of Elephants, bisons are common sights here. This reservoir is famous for its water birds which can be observed from close quarters when you go boating on the lake. Periyar Lake is inside a protected area and contributes to the conservation of plants, fowl, fish and wild animals, some of which are rare, endemic and also endangered.

After visit check in hotel and in evening attend kalaripayattu show in local theatre. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 5Thekkady - Houseboat

Breakfast & check out the hotel, drive from Thekkady to Alleppy. On arrival embark on your houseboat. Lunch, evening snacks, dinner will be served onboard.

Enjoy a welcome drink as the houseboat cruise starts and your captain steers the houseboat towards the serpentine canals of the Alleppey backwaters. Relax and enjoy the scenes you pass through. You get exposed to the beautiful sights of the countryside and day to day activities of the people of Alleppey who live close to the backwaters. You come across lush green paddies, old churches, temples, markets and more.

Overnight onboard houseboat.

Day 6 Houseboat - Beach Stay

Breakfast onboard houseboat. Disembark from your houseboat & transfer to Beach Stay. On arrival, check in the hotel.

Overnight at the Beach Resort.

Day 7Beach Stay

Breakfast & full day free for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to airport for flight back home or onwards destination. 

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