Kerala is one of the most picturesque holiday destinations in the world, with its quiet backwaters, azure canals, lush and evergreen coconut groves, and warm-hearted locals. It is rightly regarded as "God's Own Country," and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, which casts a magical spell on tourists!
You will be taken to some of Kerala's most beautiful holiday destinations during this 6 nights & 7 days Exotic Kerala Trip. From Hill station to backwaters, tribal village to pristine beaches, you will experience all aspects of Kerala's beauty.
Kochi: Welcome to God’s own Country!
You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted, and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colorful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy a Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
Kochi - Munnar (148 km – 4 ½ hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast proceed towards Munnar, undoubtedly one among the most famous destinations of Kerala. Enjoy your days in sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys, and mountains of the lofty Western ghats. En-route you will visit the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad. Here you may take an elephant Safari. You may also visit Spice Plantations, Valara & Cheeyappara waterfalls on the way. On arrival at Munnar, check-in at your hotel. The remaining time is at leisure till the next morning.
After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake. You may also enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterward visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.
Munnar – Thekkady (110 km. – 03 hrs
Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station, and Spice Plantations. After checking in & brief leisure, proceed for a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora, and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar, etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Kumarakom (78 Kms. – 1 ½ hrs. drive)
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Kumarakom and check-in at your hotel. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and waterfowl can be seen in abundance here, and the Siberian storks migrate to this place each year. Overnight stay at the resort.
At appropriate time houseboat will report to your resort. Later check-in at your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam) to begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in the backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only a few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.
Houseboat - Kochi (95 km. - 02 hrs.)
Morning after breakfast check out from your houseboat and at the appropriate time you will be transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey. The tour ends here.