Best Of Kerala

8 Days

Bast of kerala

Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum.

Best of kerala

Day 1 - Arrival in Cochin
  • Your Kerala tour begins with the arrival at the Cochin Airport
  • Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel
  • Have your lunch and take some rest to get over the tiredness
  • Now get ready to enjoy cruising in the Cochin marine drive
  • Look at the Chinese fishing nets suspended in mid-air row upon row from your boat
  • Next, head to the Fort Cochin, for an exciting tour of the historical sites
  • Visit St
  • Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and other attractions
  • St
  • Francis Church is the oldest European Church in India and stands as a silent witness of colonial struggle
  • Also, get impressed at the beauty of Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace
  • The Palace showcases the excellent murals, palanquins and many other big and small historical items
  • Visit the famous Jewish Synagogue which was built in 1568
  • The house has a beautiful exterior Made of blue and white hand-painted Chinese tiles
  • Stroll through the lanes of Jews town and explore the shops which are more than 100 years old
  • The evening is scheduled for a special Kathakali dance performance followed by dinner and overnight stay in the hotel
Day 2 - Cochin to Munnar
  • There are many beautiful places to visit in Kerala
  • On day 2, have your breakfast and start your road journey to Munnar, probably the most popular and beautiful hill station of Kerala
  • The road journey from Cochin to Munnar is filled with mesmerizing views of the Cardamom hills and lush tea plantations
  • As you reach Munnar, complete the check-in at the hotel
  • The rest of the day at leisure
  • Overnight stay in the hotel
Day 3 - Munnar
  • After breakfast, get ready for exploring the popular tourist attractions in Munnar
  • Some of the popular attractions that you will visit today include Indo-Swiss Farm, Mattupetty Dam, Town Market, and Old Munnar Town
  • Wildlife enthusiasts are going to enjoy wildlife safari at Eravikulam National Park
  • The park is home to the exotic and rare species of mountain goats
  • Enjoy the glimpse of rare species and feel the thump of your heartbeat at the sight of the big cats like tigers and leopards
  • Then visit the Mattupetty Dam, constructed in late 1940 which is now a major source of hydroelectricity
  • The dam reservoir is flocked by birds and animals for the availability of water throughout the year
  • This is one of the best tourist places in Kerala
  • Here tourists enjoy boating and also get stunned at the view of Anamudi peak and mountain slopes decorated by tea plantations
  • You can also trek in the Shola forest where a serene lake is surrounded by the hilly groves
  • Explore Indo-Swiss Farm a joint venture of the Indian and the Swiss government located about 3 Km away from the Mattupetty Dam
  • This is a cattle village on the slope of the hills where thousands of cattle graze freely on the hill
  • You can also visit the echo point to experience the natural phenomenon of echo
  • Visit the Tea Museum, where you learn how your favorite brew is processed before you buy it
  • Also, enjoy boating on the Kundala Lake that will allow you the sight of spice garden in Kerala
  • In the afternoon, explore the shopping places in the town market and also visit the old Munnar town
  • Stay overnight in the hotel
Day 4 - Munnar to Thekkady
  • After breakfast and check-out from the hotel
  • Thereafter, start your journey to Thekkady by road
  • The city is the home to one of the largest Tiger Reserves in India, Periyar national park
  • Thekkady is the ideal place for those who love nature in its wildest form
  • On arrival at Thekkady, check-in at the hotel or jungle lodge and unwind yourself
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride in Periyar Lake
  • During your ride, spot the elephants bathing on the lakeside
  • Admire the beauty of the serene lake that offers eternal beauty during the sunset
  • If you are lucky can expect the view of the blooming neelakurinji on the slope of the mountain
  • The next destination is Periyar National Park, one of the most cherished places for offering excellent biodiversity
  • This park is home to elephants, Royal Bengal tigers, bison, fishes, reptiles, wild boars, and birds
  • You may indulge in activities like hiking, bamboo rafting, and jungle patrol in the trail of the park
  • The brave hearts can also take a night trek in the wilderness of Periyar
  • Feel relaxed while enjoying your overnight stay in your jungle lodge
Day 5 - Thekkady to Alleppey
  • Today after enjoying a crunchy breakfast, your Kerala houseboat tour will take you to Alleppey
  • Here your unforgettable journey on Kerala backwater will start
  • Officially known as Alappuzha, the place is famous for its backwaters which is a wide network palm-fringed canals and lakes
  • After arriving at Alleppey, you will check-in at your pre-booked houseboat
  • Sailing across Kerala backwaters on a Houseboat is one of the most cherished dreams of the travelers
  • Your houseboat will sail through the serene backwaters while you will enjoy the sight of green paddy field, palm-fringed lakes, colorful birds and amazing sunset
  • You can also witness the locals indulged in their daily work
  • Savor some toddy (palm wine) on your way to add an authentic touch to your journey
  • Overnight stay on the houseboat
Day 6 - Alleppey to Kovalam
  • After breakfast and check-out, now you will head to Kovalam a beautiful beach town regarded as one of the best places in Kerala
  • The serene beach town Kovalam boasts of stunning pine forest, shallow water, and authentic Ayurveda spas
  • Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel
  • Later, you can visit the beach and relax
  • Kovalam means the grove of palm trees, the place is named so because it is actually blessed with palm trees
  • You can go for a scenic walk on the white sandy beaches, spend some fun time sunbathing or playing with the waves
  • There are many things to enjoy like watching the amazing sunset while relishing seafood or relaxing amidst the breathtaking beauty of pine forest
  • This crescent-shaped beach is a combination of three beaches- Hawa, Samudra and Lighthouse beach
  • If you want to relax amidst the tranquility of pine-line head to Hawa beach
  • The scenic jewel of Kovalam, Samudra beach is an ideal place if you want to treat your eyes to the outstanding beauty of nature
  • If you want to enjoy a panoramic view of the city, visit the Lighthouse beach
  • The beach also offers a variety of water sports for the adventure lovers
  • You can also avail Ayurvedic treatments at one of the many spas to rejuvenate yourself
  • Also, practice meditation, join a yoga session or attend other cultural activities
  • It is also a wonderful shopping place where you can purchase aromatic spices, handicrafts, wooden statues and much more
  • After the excursion, retire for the night in the hotel
Day 7 - Kovalam – Trivandrum - Kovalam
  • After Breakfast, get ready for a city tour of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Enjoy a visit to Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach, Padmanabha Swamy temple, Museum Complex, Science & Technology Museum and Veli Tourist Village
  • Start the tour by visiting Padmanabhaswamy Temple which stands tall in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram
  • This is a holy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 Divya Desams
  • Tourists are left spellbound at the amazing beauty of the temple
  • Fill your heart with the sacred aura and move to the next destination, the Napier Museum
  • This museum was built in the 19th-century and has its own natural air-conditioning system
  • This museum has a great collection of historical items that includes ancient ornaments, ivory carvings, bronze idols, and a temple chariot
  • It is also known as the Government Art Museum and reflects a blend of Kerala, Chinese, Indian and Mughal architecture
  • The Napier museum also houses a zoo in its complex
  • This is one of the oldest Zoological Park in India established by the Maharaja of Travancore in 1857
  • Spanning over 55 acres of land the park is inhabited by more than 75 different species such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic lion, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri tahr, etc
  • It is also home to 100 species of rare and exotic animals from across the world
  • After spending some time with the wild population, head to the Science & Technology Museum
  • This museum has a number of galleries or exhibitions that feature various fields of science
  • There are Galleries on, mechanics, electronics, power and motion, and mathematics, etc
  • Some of the interesting sections to visit include solar energy, automobile, and biomedical engineering
  • You can also visit the Padmanabhapuram palace which is a fine example of traditional Kerala style of architecture and regarded as one of the most beautiful palaces in the world
  • Then visit the Shankumugham beach which has a vast stretch of charming white sand
  • It is an ideal place where you can unwind after exploring the bustling city of Trivandrum
  • On the beach, admire the beauty of a sculpture called Jalakanyaka Mermaid created by Kanayi Kunhiraman, an award-winning sculptor
  • Another place where you can spend some time peacefully is the Veli Tourist Village
  • Here Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea offering a stunning view
  • It is a favorite picnic spot for the locals and a serene place to relax for tourists
  • This tourist village boasts of the scenic view of the shimmering waters and swaying palm trees
  • You can also hire a boat and paddle while spotting various impressive sculptures and admiring the sunset
  • From your boat, enjoy a panoramic view of the city
  • For the wildlife enthusiasts, the Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary is a must-visit place
  • The sanctuary is inhabited by 30 species of reptiles, 39 species of mammals, 40 species of fishes and 176 species of birds
  • Also, visit the crocodile farm in the park established in the year 2007
  • The bustling city Trivandrum offers many artificial wonders and one such attraction is the Marine Aquarium
  • Famous for its rich collection of marine life the aquarium also attracts tourists with its image pearl production method
  • Admire the pearl images of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and various Hindu gods and goddesses
  • In the afternoon, you can visit the market to purchase gifts for those waiting for you at home
  • You can buy seashell items, jewelry, clothes, handicrafts, etc
  • from the local markets as well as shopping malls
  • After the excursion, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Kovalam
Day 8 - Departure from Trivandrum / Home
  • Morning is at leisure for you independent activities
  • In time, we will transfer to the Trivandrum International airport to board the onward flight