Goa and Kerala are two of India's most popular tourist destinations, each with its distinct charm. The one is known as the party capital, while the other is known as God's own land. So, if you're planning your next vacation and can't decide between Goa and Kerala, don't worry because we've put together a package that includes both. Though Goa is known for its crystal clear beaches, Kerala is known for its backwaters as well as a variety of other charming tourist attractions.
Our 10-day ‘Kerala with Goa Beaches package will allow you to visit historical churches from the 15th and 16th centuries, idyllic beaches, palm-fringed backwaters, wildlife reserves, and enjoy the bliss of Ayurveda.
Kochi: Welcome to Godâ€™s own Country!
You will be received at Kochi airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful old spice market and markets on M.G. Road. Evening you may enjoy Sunset cruise followed by a traditional Kathakali dance performance.
Kochi - Munnar (148 kms â€“ 4 Â½ 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. Remaining time is at leisure till 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 as 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. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.
Munnar â€“ Thekkady (110 kms. â€“ 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 and Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Thekkady (Elephant ride and Spice Plantation tour)
Early morning proceed for an Elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle. Also enjoy a guided tour to spice plantations. You may enjoy optional activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking, Jeep safari, tribal tour and hiking inside the jungle during the day. In the late evening you have an option to enjoy a night patrolling inside the jungle.
Morning checkout and you will be transferred straight to Kumarakom jetty point to embark in your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam). From here you will begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only 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.
Kochi â€“ Fly to Goa
You will be transferred straightway to Kochi airport to board a morning flight to Goa. You will be received at Goa airport and transferred straight to your beach resort. You may take a walking tour at the exclusive beach of your resort.
Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Goa covering churches of old Goa (Basilica of Bom Jesus & Se Cathedral), Panjim city, Altinho and Dona Paula view point. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day at your discretion. You may opt for various adventure activities in the sea like Deep Sea fishing trips, Dolphin trips, Island trips and snorkelling. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Fly to Mumbai
At appropriate time you will be transferred to Goa airport for you onward journey (via Mumbai). The tour ends.