Romantic Kerala Tour Package
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered : Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Prices : US$ 685 Onwards per person
-- Tour can be customized according to your specific requirements --
Romantic Kerala tour package that encompass the best of what this magical destination has to offer. It covers houseboat experience in Alleppey, sightseeing of most prominent Kovalam beaches and backwater adventure in Kumarakom for unforgettable honeymoon holidays in India.
Day - 1 - Arrive Cochin
You arrive in Cochin by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would meet & assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. Afternoon boat cruise on sunset and in the evening we see Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 2 - Cochin - Alleppey (70 km / 1.5 hrs) (Overnight Houseboat)
Cochin always had a very popular and historical sea trade connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch and British. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. It is one of the few places in the world where one can see a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, architecture, mosques, temples and Chinese fishing nets, all in one city. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub.
In the morning at 0800 hrs we leave for a half day city tour of Cochin, with visits to St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568, Spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, and Chinese fishing nets. Later drive to Alleppey, Known as 'Venice of the East', this region is famous for its beautiful backwaters and village life revolving around the banks of these backwaters. On arrival, board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to Kumarakom to observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Overnight stay in the houseboat. (B, L, D)
Day - 3 - Alleppey - Kumarakaum (25 km/ overnight houseboat)
Today we have our breakfast around 0900 hrs in the houseboat while cruising, we leave for Kumarakom known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake and the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel in Kumarakom.(B)
Day - 4 - Kumarakom - Periyar (135 km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast visit to Bird Sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds: between October and February there are cormorants, teals, and other ducks and from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night herons, egrets, and Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc.
After breakfast, we drive at 0900 hrs to Periyar. Upon arrival at Periyar, we assist you to check in at our hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary and is a nice place to cruise on the lake and have an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc, and a wide of variety of birds. Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to a guided Spice and plantation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 5 - Periyar
Early morning before breakfast at 0630 hrs we go for wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. After two hours of wildlife viewing we get back to the hotel for breakfast. Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)
Day - 6 - Periyar - Kovalam ( 250 Km / 06hr)
After breakfast we head for Kovalam, south of Trivandrum and one of India's best beaches. The day is invested in exploring the unbounded beauty of this place. Kovalam offers among the best ayurvedic massage and treatment in the world. Overnight stay.(B)
Day - 7 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.(B)
Day - 8 - Kovalam - Excursion to Trivandrum (16 Km / 30 mins. / one way)
Today we leave for an excursion to Trivandrum, located on the South-western tip of India. Famous for its long shorelines with glorious beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage, Trivandrum undoubtedly makes an ever-popular destination. We spend half a day here covering Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum. Later we drive back to Kovalam. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 9 - Kovalam - Kanykumari - Kovalam (100 km / 3 hrs)
Today morning post breakfast we leave for a full day excursion to Kanyakumari, the Southern most point of Indian mainland territory, at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. After check-in at the hotel we visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Temple of Virgin Goddesses. The full moon evenings offer one of the best sunsets and moon rise simultaneously. Evening at leisure and stay overnight at hotel. (B)
Day - 10 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 11 - Kovalam - Trivandrum (Depart) (16 Km / 30 mins.)
Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel. (B)