Tour Whole of Kerala
Meet The Hill Stations, Lagoons, Backwaters, Beaches, Temples, Churches, in this special tour.
Following are the highlights of this tour. Day by day details of the tour program follows after this section.
|Day #||Destination||Tourist Attractions Covered|
|1||Cochin||Dutch Palace Museum or Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue or Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis Church, Kathakali performance|
|2||Cochin - Munnar||Chiyyappara waterfalls|
|3||Munnar||Matupetty Dam, Boat ride, Echo point, Eravikulam national park|
|4||Munnar - Thekkady||Drive and relax|
|5||Thekkady||Boat ride (Periyar lake), Wildlife trek, Bamboo rafting, Spice plantation, Massage and Kalaripayattu (Optional)|
|6||Thekkady - Kumarakom||Drive and Sighstseeing|
|7||Kumarakom - Alleppey||Bird sanctuary, Backwater cruise in housboat|
|8||Alleppey - Kovalam||Drive and relax, beach activities|
|9||Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam||Sri.Padmanabhaswami Temple, Napier Museum, Trivandrum Zoo, Kuthiramalika Palace (Palace of horses)|
|10||Kovalam - Trivandrum||Departure|
(Dutch Palace Museum or Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue or Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis Church, Kathakali performance)
Our agent will pick you from the Cochin Airport. Now it will be time to check in to the hotel and get refreshed. By afternoon the city tour will commence. First, we will visit the Dutch Palace Museum or Mattancherry Palace. Here, you can see the beautiful murals spread across a large cross-section. These murals depict the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The palace resembles Kerala and colonial architecture.
Then we will stroll across the Jewish street. Here you can shop for jewelry, remnants of traditional houses, bronze and brass sculptures, carved wooden furniture and antique pieces of crockery. One can feel the Jewish culture in these streets.
Now, we will venture into Paradesi Synagogue or Jewish Synagogue. It represents the symbol of peace and love. When you enter the halls, the Belgian glass chandeliers will mesmerize you. Some rare antiques will take you to a ride of an ancient era. Moreover, the Chinese tiles increase the beauty of these halls.
One of the marvels of Dutch and Portuguese architecture is represented by The St. Francis Church. The dead remains of Vasco-da –Gama were buried here. This historical Church will hypnotize you with its ancient charms. Then we will have a look at Chinese Fishing Nets. It was gifted to denizens of Kochi by Zheng He, 500 years ago.
In the evening we will enjoy the Kathakali Performance by experts. The night is free to take rest in the hotel.
Cochin – Munnar
Today we are moving towards our next destination, Munnar after completing our breakfast. The road to Munnar will be frequented by waterfalls and hairpin turns. On the way, we will take a plunge at Chiyyappara Waterfalls. One of the great eco-tourism spots in Kerala. After reaching Munnar, check in to the hotel and take rest.
(Matupetty Dam, Boat ride, Echo point, Eravikulam national park)
Kerala holiday packages are incomplete without visiting Munnar. After completing breakfast, our first destination today is Matupetty Dam. It is one of the most preferred spots because of its beautiful scenic spot, lake, and dam. One can enjoy the sight of greenery and different species of birds here. Apart from above, you can enjoy your boat ride here.
Another breathtaking destination is Echo Point. Situated above 600 ft, one can hear their echo here. Nature walk and beautiful flowers are other major attractions here. Then we get enthralled by visiting the Shooting Point where different movies were filmed.
Now it’s time to enter the wild and set you free. Eravikulam National Park is home to the rare species of Nilgiri Tahr. Apart from different varieties of wild animals, the park also offers its visitors with varied flora. Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years is found here.
The night is free for rest in the hotel.
Munnar - Thekkady
(Drive and relax)
After completing breakfast, we continue our journey to Thekkady. On the way, one can enjoy amazing scenic spots. In Thekkady, you can check in to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
(Boat ride (Periyar lake), Wildlife trek, Bamboo rafting, Spice plantation, Massage and Kalaripayattu (Optional))
Today is ideal for sightseeing of Thekkady(Periyar). Our activities will start after completion of a healthy breakfast. Enjoy your boat ride in Periyar Lake. This huge lake is based in the middle of Periyar National Park. While riding, you can enjoy the gestures of wild animals quenching their thirst on the banks of the lake. Elephants, Nilgiri Tahrs, deer, boars, and many others will be entertaining you.
Another activity is the famous wildlife trek that will set you free from the rustic city life. Bamboo Rafting and Safari will come at an extra cost.
One more charming destination in Thekkady is the Spice Plantation. Apart from sprawling hectares of blooming with tea plants; there are many spices grown in the plantation. Some of the spices you can see here are cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and others.
In the evening massage and Kalaripayattu can be arranged at an extra cost. Then you are free to relax in the hotel during night time.
Thekkady - Kumarakom
(Drive and Sighstseeing)
Next on the bucket list will be Kumarakom, full of beautiful canals. We will be heading towards Kumarakom after completing the breakfast. This destination is a must while traversing the Kerala backwaters tours. You can check into the hotel after reaching Kumarakom. We will be exploring the charms of Kumarakom during the afternoon. In the night relax in the hotel.
Kumarakom - Alleppey
(Bird sanctuary, Backwater cruise in housboat)
One of the preferred spot suggested by Kerala tour operators is Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom. We will visit this place in the dawn. Spread across an area of 14 hectares, it houses some of the endangered avian species. Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, it is a major tourist attraction with different migratory birds flocking here.
After completing the breakfast we continue our journey to Alleppey. We directly check in to Houseboat in Alleppey. The air condition or A/C will be switched on from 9.00 PM to 6.00 AM. You will be enjoying your stay in houseboat. The picturesque and serene location will make your day. Watching birds, fishing and relaxing with tongue-tickling food will be your favorite time pass in the houseboat.
We will be staying in the houseboat during night blessed under the moonlight.
Alleppey - Kovalam
(Drive and relax, beach activities)
At 9:30 AM we checkout from the houseboat. And we move ahead to our next destination Kovalam. After reaching Kovalam you can check in to the hotel and relax till evening. In the evening it’s time to enjoy the pristine and calm waters of Kovalam beaches. One has options to visit the three adjacent beaches. You can enjoy boat cruises on the beaches or go for a soothing massage.
In the night relax in the hotel.
Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam
(Sri.Padmanabhaswami Temple, Napier Museum, Trivandrum Zoo, Kuthiramalika Palace (Palace of horses))
This morning after finishing the healthy breakfast, we will go to the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum. Our first stop will be at Sri.Padmanabhaswami Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the Maharajas of Travancore look after its administration. It is believed that a secret vault containing huge deposits of gold is inside the temple. This is also one of the richest temples in the world.
After performing your prayers in the temple, we move to Napier Museum. Ancient ornaments, ivory carvings, a temple chariot, and bronze are major displays in the museum. Moreover, the architecture style is a mixture of Kerala, Chinese, Mughal and Indian styles.
Kerala tour operators suggest you to visit the Sri Chitra Art Gallery. It has a collection of valuable arts by famous artists like Nicholas Roerich, Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich. Now it’s time to say, “Hello” to the wild animals in Trivandrum Zoo. Lion, tiger, leopard, Nilgiri langur and macaque can be seen here.
Then we will visit Kuthiramalika Palace (means palace of horses). It is a spotless palace made up of two storeys. About 122 wooden horses will be waiting to give you a warm welcome in this palace. The list doesn’t end here as the building materials of the palace like rosewood, Belgian mirror and marble will astonish you.
In the evening we will head towards Veli Tourist Village, where the Arabian Sea meets Veli Lake. This is an ideal place for boating and to enjoy walking in the garden. Then we will return to Kovalam and stay in the hotel.
Kovalam - Trivandrum
Today is the last day of the tour. We will drop you at Trivandrum airport with sweet memories.
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