Best of Kerala Tour is a journey concentrated towards the natural gems of the God's own country. The best-kept bounties discovered during this enchanting tour include a visit to cosmopolitan Cochin, hill station of Munnar, spice forests at Thekkady, near Periyar, houseboat stretch between Kumarakom and Alleppey and alluring beaches at Kovalam and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. And all this is in just one journey. Sounds sumptuous. If yes, then book the exclusive slot in Best of Kerala Tour.
Day 1 - Arrive Cochin / Kochi
Upon arrival in Cochin, meet India Budget Tours representative for assisted transfer to hotel. In the noon, begin Cochin City sightseeing with a visit to Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral and cantilevered array of Chinese Fishing Nets. Evening enjoy Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 - Cochin - Munnar
After breakfast, begin a drive to Munnar (130 km / 4 hrs). This is major centre of Kerala's tea industry and a chief hill station pulling tourists during summers. The wishful waterfalls, charming natural scenery, aromatic tea gardens; all contribute to the mesmerizing popularity of Munnar. In the noon time, begin an afternoon sightseeing including a visit to Tea factory, Christ Church, Mount Carmel Church, Eravikulam National Park and Mattupetty Dam. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 - Munnar - Thekkady
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (125 km / 4 hrs). Set on an attractive lakeside in Periyar, Thekkady boasts a number of pricy spices blooming inside its bountiful forests. In the afternoon, begin a sightseeing of Periyar wildlife sanctuary and boat rideon the lake of Periyar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 - Thekkady - Kumarakom
In the morning, visit a spice plantation in Thekkady. Here, tourists can engage their senses and soul within the spice territory of cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, etc. After this best of Kerala experience is over, transcend towards Kumarakom (130 km / 3 hrs) for another blissful experience in store for tourists. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 5 - Kumarakom - Houseboat
In the morning, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This is a manmade bird sanctuary, known to attract many birds on this Vembanad Lake Island, including migratory birds as well. By noon, board houseboat from Kumarakom Jetty. This moving Houseboat will take tourists through the narrow network of canal and lagoons, popularly known as Backwaters of Vembanad Lake. All meals will be provided in this luxurious houseboat. Overnight on Houseboat.
Day 6 - Houseboat - Alleppey - Kovalam
Disembark houseboat at 10:00 hrs at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam, an alluring beach paradise (175 km / 4 hrs). Check into hotel. Evening is free for leisure at beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 - Kovalam - Excursion to Kanyakumari
In the morning, begin an excursion to Kanyakumari (68 km / 1½ hrs). Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, the seat of Travancore rulers. This palace is famous for its wood works. In Kanyakumari, visit Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Memorial. Evening visit spectacular sunset and drive back to Kovalam hotel.
Day 8 - Kovalam - Excursion to Trivandrum (14 kms)
In the morning, visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science & Technology Museum, Veli Lagoon, Shanmugham Beach, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam etc. Evening free for leisure on the best kept beach of Kerala, Kovalam. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 9 - Kovalam - Trivandrum Airport - Onward destination
In the morning, check out Kovalam and drive towards airport to board the connecting flight to the onward destination as the Best of Kerala tour comes to a befitting conclusion.
Contact us for hotels details/options covered in this tour
Cost Per Person (on twin
sharing - minimum 2 persons travelling together)
|Valid till Sept 2018
US$ 840 Per Person
* Please request for rate for the period X'Mas - New Year Period
- Room on twin sharing basis at each place as per itinerary for
total 08 nights (01 Night on houseboat and 07 nights in hotels).
Hotel check in / out 12:00 hrs.
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel. All meals on will be served on
- Aircon Standard Car (Tata Indigo) for all transfer
and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- English speaking guide during sightseeing tour.
- Entry fee & boat ride in Periyar National Park. Also fee for
spice plantation tour.
- Kathakali dance show at Cochin.
- Govt. Service Tax @ 3.09%
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Any air fare
- Airport Tax
- Any Monument entrance fee (to be paid directly at the monuments).
Please find below list.
Monument Entry Fee List (per person per visit in Indian Rupees)
||Bird Sanctuary - 50
||Boat ride - 75
Hotel used will be as under or equivalent category
||Abad Fort / Abad Metro
||Archana Residency / Copper Castle
||Hotel Ambadi / Periyar Meadows
||Kumarakom Lagoon / Paradise
||Aircon Deluxe Houseboat
||Kovalam Beach Resort / Sagara Beach Resort