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God’s Own Country – Kerala

Kerala

Backwater | Cultural | Scenic

  • Boating
  • Elephant riding
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing
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God’s Own Country – Kerala

Kerala

Backwater | Cultural | Scenic

  • Boating
  • Elephant riding
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing

Kerala is a perfect destination for relaxation, culture and nature. With its gentle houseboat cruises along tropical backwaters and swaying elephant rides, there are many things that make Kerala a perfect holiday destination. Better known as the ‘Gods own country’ Kerala is renowned for its unique geographical attributes. A first choice for any nature and serenity lover, Kerala beckons its travelers with its clear blue sky, exotic backwaters, lush green tea and spice plantations, thick foliages, stunning beaches, striking wildlife, long coastline and exclusive ayurvedic treatments make this region as one of the ten paradises on earth as declared by the national geographic traveler magazine. This enigmatic land on Malabar Coast was formed in 1956 and is surrounded by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Lakshadweep.

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  • All transfers from nearest Railway station, Airport, Bus stand and of persons choice to hotel in a NON A.C. cab.
  • Foods Veg and Non-Veg both as per  demand on (B,L,D plan).
  • Accommodations in twin sharing or triple sharing basis in a NON A.C. Hotel.
  • Service of  Sedan type NON A.C. cab and driver. or NON A.C. Bus for large groups, Toll taxes and Driver allowance is included in the tariff.
  • Monumental or other entry fees is not included in the tariff
Day 1

Cochin to Alleppey – Alleppey Sightseeing : Pick Up from Ernakulam Railway Station and proceed to Alleppey (75 Kms. / 1.5 Hrs.). Check in at the hotel for 1 Night. After fresh up, visit  Alleppey Beach & Sri Ravi Karunakaran Museum. Evening go for Sunset Cruise at Punnamada Lake, to enjoy the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. After sightseeing return to hotel. Overnight stay at Alleppey.

Day 2

Alleppey to Cochin – Cochin Sightseeing : After Breakfast check out and proceed to Cochin (75 Kms. / 1.5 Hrs.). Visit Fort Kochi Beach, Vasco Da Gama Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace & Jewish Synagogue. By 7:00 PM, you will be transferred to Ernakulam Railway Station for your onward journey.

Day 1

Cochin – Munnar (140 Kms. / 3.5 Hrs.) : Pick Up from Ernakulam Railway Station and proceed to Munnar. Enroute watch Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Vallara Waterfalls and Karadippara View Point.  Check in at the hotel for 1 Night. After fresh up, as per time availability, visit Mattupetty Dam which provides boating facilities & Echo Point which gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. After sightseeing return to hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 2

Munnar – Cochin (140 Kms. / 3.5 Hrs.) : After Breakfast check out from the hotel and go for sightseeing. Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamalai where you can see Niligiri Tahr, the rare species of mountain goat. Later visit the Tea Museum which portrays the genesis and evolution of tea plantations in Munnar. By 2:00 PM, proceed to Ernakulam Railway Station for your onward journey.

Day 1

Cochin Arr.  : Welcome to Gods Own Country. Upon arrival at Cochin Airport/ Railway Station transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for a half day city sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace.  Overnight stay at Cochin Hotel/Resort.

Day 2

Cochin- Kumarakom (100 kms- 2.5 hrs) : After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom. The major attraction is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed such as Siberian storks, cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal and water fowl. Overnight stay at Kumarakom Hotel/Resort.

Day 3

Kumarakom- Alleppey (50 kms – 01 hr) : After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Alleppey. Alleppey with a large network of inland canals earning it the sobriquet “Venice of the East”. These large networks of canals with spectacular Backwaters, Beaches, Marine products & Coir industry provide Alleppey its lifeline. Evening enjoy the sunset at Alleppey Beach. Overnight stay at Alleppey Hotel/Resort.

Day 4

Alleppey- Cochin Dep. (100 kms.- 2.5 hrs.) : After breakfast pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this Paradise. Check-out and proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit. Bon Voyage. Service ends.

Day 1

COCHIN TO MUNNAR (TEA GARDEN & HILL STATION) : Arrival at Kochi Airport assist/meet with all formalities and drive down to Munnar (140 K.M / 4 ½ hrs), on the way visiting Cheyappara and Valara Waterfalls. The green Paradise of Kerala with unending expands of Tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Check in your hill resort and after noon at leisure/ you can go to visit Munnar town and nearby places and Overnight stay.

Day 2

MUNNAR SIGHYSEEING : Morning after breakfast proceeding for sightseeing at Mattupetty Dam; a beautiful spot for viewing the picturesque Munnar, Kundala Lake- a natural lake with recreational facilities like boating and having excellent view of Western Ghats as well as the forest surrounded with. Also visit Eco point and tea plantations. After noon you can visit Eravikulam National park; where the endangering Nilgiri Tahr is conserved. Later drive back to your resort for Overnight stay.

Day 3

THEKKADY (HILL STATION VILLAGE, WILD LIFE SANCTUARY & SPICE PLANTATION) : Today after breakfast check out your hotel and drive towards Thekkady (100 K.M / 4 Hrs), the Wildlife destination of Kerala. Its also known as the spice bag of the state. You can enjoy a beautiful journey through the hills and valleys of Wastern Ghat to reach this jungle destination. On the way visit Gap Road Viewpoint & Periyakanal Waterfalls and Visit spice plantation tour covering tea, coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom plantations. Elephant ride. Check in your hotel and later have an amazing boat ride in Periyar Lake which flows through the Periyar tiger reserve. You will have chance to watch the wild animals like elephant, Bison, Sambar, Deer etc are roaming the both shore. Evening Optional shows Kathakali and Kalarippayattu and evening visit the local spice market for garden fresh spices. Overnight stay at Thekkady.

Day 4

ALLEPPEY (BACKWATERS) : Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey (160 K.M / 5 Hrs). By noon check in at the house boat in Alleppey, House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, private balcony, dining room, hygiene kitchen and side decks to capture the beauty of the back waters for a 22 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala . On the way you will witness a full range of life’s and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwaters, rivers and canals. Welcome drink, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Enjoy your evening on the sun decked sand and shore. Overnight stay at House Boat will be a unique experience.

Day 5

COCHIN (DEPARTURE) : Morning after breakfast proceeding to Cochin International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”

Day 1

Early morning arrival at Cochin and transfer to Munnar . Explore Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls & Tea Plantations and then transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Rajamala at eravikulam National Park for wildlife viewing such as Nilgiri Tahr, Mountain goat of South India & Tea Museum. Evening free of leisure and have a walk town. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 2

Early morning wake up with bed tea  and after breakfast proceed for sightseeing. Visit Mattupetty dam, Echo Point, Kundala Dam, Pothenmedu View Point, Blossom Park. Rest of the free of leisure, visit market for  Shopping & overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 3

Morning after breakfast at resort and drive to Thekkady. On arrival check in at Hotel and in afternoon proceed for a cruise at the Periyar Lake for viewing wildlife such as elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar. You can also take an Elephant ride at Periyar wild life sanctuary. Overnight at Thekkady.

Day 4

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to houseboat . Full day cruise through the rich and splendid backwater. It will be a unique experience where you will be cruising through the village side and paddy fields witnessing Kerala villages. The house boat is fully furnished with bedrooms and attached bath .Overnight at the houseboat.

Day 5

After breakfast check out from houseboat and transfer to Cochin. Kochi is the  gateway of the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Check in at Hotel and after lunch visit Vembanad Lake. Experience various cultures like the Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese and beaches.overnight stay at Kochi.

Day 6

After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway Station for departure.

Day 1

Kochi Tour: Today Meet our representative at the point of your arrival in Kochi. Transfer to Hotel. Check in and relax for some time. Evening, Embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Kochi Tourist Places. Visit important Kochi Tourist Places like fort Kochi, Chinese fishing Net and Marine Drive Etc.

Day 2

Cochin to Munnar (139km/3.30 Hours): After breakfast check out from Hotel and Proceed to Munnar enroute visit cheeyappara water falls. Munnar is a popular hill station in south India perched between Tea plantations. Check in at Resort.

Day 3

Munnar Sightseeing:Today is for visiting Popular places in Munnar. This hill station has a lot to satisfy different categories of travellers from nature lovers ,wildlife hunters, honeymooners ,families and adventure enthusiast. Visit Eravikulam National Park, Echo Point, Flower Garden, Tea Museum etc.

Day 4

Munnar to Thekkady Trip (85 km/2.30 Hours) : Have breakfast and travel by road to Thekkady. Check in at Hotel and Relax. Later consider going for sightseeing of Thekkady and Thekkady Boat Ride .Periyar wildlife sanctuary has been declared as tiger reserve by Government of India. During the boat ride you may be able to see the rare animals and birds.

Day 5

Thekkady to Alleppey House Boat (139 km/3 Hours): After breakfast check out and proceed to Alleppey also known as Allappuzha to start your House boat tour. Alleppey is famous for its sprawling backwaters and network of canals. Check into House boat for a cruise covering some canals and villages of Alleppey. House boat stay will be different experience with Kerala traditional and North Indian Dishes for Lunch and Dinner. You have the option to go for day trip in house boat and stay at Hotel in Alleppey instead of House Boat Stay.

Day 6

(Alleppy to Kovalam (161 km/3 Hours): Today is the 6th day of your package in Kerala. Have breakfast at Hotel and proceed towards Kovalam. Check in at Hotel and relax. Later proceed for Sightseeing of Trivandrum. Visit tourist village, Sree Padmanabi Swami Temple etc. evening visit Kovalam beach and relax. Overnight stay in Trivandrum.Option for Day Trip to Kanyakumari instead of Kovalam sightseeing.

Day 7

Departure: Today is the day of departure. Our Kerala Package arrangements come to an end with your drop at Trivandrum Airport /Railway Station according to your departure time. Your 7 days Kerala package ends with unforgettable memories.

Day 1

Trivandrum – Kanyakumari : After arrival at Trivandrum airport Good Kerala Holidays representative will meet you and you will be transfered to Kanyakumari . You have the option of going on a full day visit to Kanyakumari to see Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial, and Kanyakumari Devi Temple. Return to hotel for the night stay.

Day 2

Kanyakumari – Kovalam : After breakfast you will be Transfer to kovalam In Trivandrum,you can enjoy not only Kovalam, but Poovar, one of the most beautiful beaches in kerala. Overnight at hotel in kovalam.Your evening is free to enjoy the beautiful Kovalam beaches.

Shankhumugham Beach – Just 8 km from the city, this is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Veli Tourist Village. An indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions here. Cha-cha Nehru Traffic Training Park here provides opportunity for children to learn the traffic rules.

Veli – This picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea, offers boating facilities. Pedal boats and paddleboats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape.Return to hotel for the night stay.

Day 3

Kovalam – Varkkala – Kollam : After breakfast, you have the option of going on a full day visit to Varkkala beach,kollam beach and sight seeing.

Varkkala Beach – 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city and 37 km south of Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram district, south Kerala. Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000 year old Vishnu temple and the ashramam- ‘Sivagiri Mutt’ a little distance from the beach.

Kollam Thirumullavaram Beach – 6 km north of Kollam town. This secluded beach is a beautiful picnic center and has frequent bus connections to the town. Kollam, located 71kms to the north of Thiruvanathapuram is another coastal district of Kerala. It is one of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast. Once Kollam was the port of international spice trade. Ashtamudi Lake, which covers one third of this place makes it gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala. Night stay at resort.

Day 4

Kollam – Alleppey : After breakfast you will depart by car for Alleppey. In Alleppey you will stay in a resort where you can relax with some ayurvedic treatments, if desired. Later you will visit a local Village or enjoy a sunset.Overnight stay in Alleppey.

Alappuzha Beach – Alappuzha beach, near Alappuzha town, south Kerala. Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old.

Day 5

Alleppey – Cochin : Next day morning after breakfast proceed to cochin.Cochin the Queen of Arebian Sea has a lot to enrich your trip.You can enjoy sight seeing, Fort kochi beach ,Cherai Beach and the commercial town of Cochin .

Fort Kochi – A leisurely walk through the city is the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. Its reputation as a seafaring commercial town was such that Nicolas Conti, an Italian traveller of the Middle Ages remarked: “If China is where you make your money, then Kochi surely Is the place to spend it”. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The result of these cultural influences are seen in the many examples of Indo European architecture that still exist here.

Cherai Beach – This lovely beach bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical Kerala village with paddy fields and coconut groves nearby is an added attraction.

Day 6-7

Cochin – Calicut : Next day proceed to Kozhikode,spend two days in Calicut to visit the very famous kappad beach, Kozhikode beach and for sight seeing in Calicut. overnight stay in hotel.

Kozhikode Beach – This beach is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is the old world charm retained in the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, each more than a hundred years old, that run into the sea. Entertainment facilities such as the Lions Park for children and the marine water aquarium are added attractions.

Kappad – 16 km from Kozhikode, this is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels. A monument on the beach commemorates this historic event. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.

Day 8

Calicut – Kasargod : Next day you will visit the tourist important places and beautiful beaches of Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala .Overnight stay at Hotel.

About a kilometre from Bekal Fort, about 16 km south of Kasaragod on the national highway, Kasaragod district, north Kerala. Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala is renowned as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. The imposing circular fort at Bekal is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. The beautiful expanse of the shallow beach near the Bekal fort known as Bekal Fort Beach has been developed as an exotic beach location by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC).

Day 9

Calicut Departure : After breakfast you will leave for where you will catch your flight to another destination.

Day 1

Kovalam Beach : Upon arrival at Trivandrum Airport/railway station, meet and greet and proceed towards hotel at Kovalam. Kovalam is Kerala’s most popular beach situated close Trivandrum. Evening free for relax by the beach side. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam : Early morning wake up and after breakfast drive to Kanyakumari, the place where the 3 oceans meets together (Arabian sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal). En route visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sucheendram Temple. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of India. After lunch by boat visit Vivekanada rock and Thiruvallur temple. Drive back to Kovalam. Overnight at hotel Kovalam.

Day 3

Alleppey (Houseboat and Backwater Cruise) : After breakfast drive from Kovalam to Alleppey and check in at HOUSEBOAT and cruise through the world famous backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey has  large network of canals and is a center for backwater cruises. During the cruise experience village life of Kerala. Overnight in the Houseboat.

Day 4

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary ( Thekkady ) : After breakfast check out from the Houseboat drive through the beautiful mountain ranges of Western Ghats and cardamom hills to Periyar. Check in at hotel and in evening proceed for games drive inside the sanctuary in search of elephants and other wild animals. Also witness spice plantations near Periyar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Kodaikanal: Early morning experience boat cruise in the Periyar lake to watch wild animals. Return to hotel and after breakfast proceed to Kodaikanal, which one of the most beautiful hill stations of South India. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6

Kodaikanal : After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing in the midst of  wooded slopes, well laid out footpaths through picturesque prospects, tumultuous waterfalls and steep rock outcrops including the Kodai Lake, Coakers walk, Pillar rocks. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Udhagamandalam: After early morning breakfast proceed for Ooty.Enroute visit Palani Temples. Check in at Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8

Udhagamandalam: After breakfast visit Coonor. Fool day explore Coonor Hills of Dodabetta mountain range. Later proceed back to Ooty, enroute visit Ooty Lake, Botonical Garden, Ooty Town, Valley view, Sim’s Park, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s nose. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 9

Mysore : Early morning after breakfast proceed to Mysore, enroute visit Bandipur National park (Safari at own cost ). After lunch go for sightseeing in Mysore, like Chamundi Hill, Mysore Palace, Railway Museum. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10

Departure from Bangalore ( Bengaluru ) : After breakfast you will be transfer to Bangalore railway station or airport for onward journey.

Tariff Includes
  • All Meals, drinking water
  • Sightseeing in non-AC local transport
  • Non-AC transfer from station to Hotel and back.
Tariff Excludes
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Packaged drinking water
  • Any medical costs, emergency or unexpected costs
  • Expenses of personal nature – shopping, laundry, street food, tips
  • Personal conveyance of any nature
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
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The vehicle used may be AC or NAC based on availability and climate, and will be used for point to point transfer services only and is not at disposal. Clients are requested to follow the itinerary as general guidelines.

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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