10 Days Best Kerala Tour

  10 Days / 9 Nights

   Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kovalam

10 Days Best Kerala Tour is a popular holiday itinerary that epitomizes the essence of Kerala – natural beauty, exotic culture steeped into centuries old traditions, backwaters, diverse flora & fauna, emerald green beaches and houseboat cruise. Best Kerala Tour is best for the tourists wishing to experience & enjoy exotic vacations. The shiny state of Kerala is blessed with long stretches of golden beaches, enervating whirlpool for cruising houseboat, romantic honeymoon destinations, fragrant spice and tea gardens and plethora of flora and fauna in the various animal parks. Best of Kerala tour has all. Located in the South Western corner of the Indian Peninsula, Kerala is characterized by ubiquitous rice paddies, tall palm trees and long stretches of sparkling water of the Arabian Sea. This fascinating trip to Kerala will impart you lifetime pleasant memories for years to come.

Day 1

Cochin Arrival- Cochin sightseeing tour

On arrival at Cochin (Kochi) airport, you will be received by our representative and driven to the reserved hotel. After speedy and smooth check in, unwind and relax a bit. Sightseeing and exploration of Cochin on the first day of Kerala tour will be carried out in the friendly & knowledgeable company of a guide.

Cochin or Kochi, one of the best natural harbors in the world, has been since several thousand years a centre of trade and commerce with major civilizations of the world- past & present. Therefore, it’s aptly called as commercial capital of Kerala. Guided sightseeing tour of Cochin includes historical monuments such as Dutch Palace, Kochi Fort, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets and spice market. Later, return to Cochin hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay.

Day 2

Cochin-Munnar

Munnar is a hill resort in Kerala. Endowed with pleasant greenery all around, Munnar is famous for nature tourism. Located at 1600 meter above sea level, Munnar happens to be in the "Valley of Teas". Munnar is characterized by pure air and enchantingly calm atmosphere. It offers splendid landscape: tea plantations, lakes, eucalyptus forests. Its beauty and serenity make it a favorite Indian destination for honeymooners as well. This is where the multinational Tata Tea Limited, one of the world's leading tea producers, is established. Having breakfast in Cochin hotel, drive to Munnar. A trip to Munnar from Cochin is a travel through the green blankets of nature on both sides of the road with spice, cardamom and tea plantations spread on a vast stretch of land. On arrival at Munnar, check in at Munnar hotel. Spend rest of the day, a tryst with the nature , in leisure, amidst pollution-free and aromatic ambiance. Overnight stay has been scheduled in Munnar hotel.

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Day 3

Munnar sightseeing tour

After leisurely breakfast, proceed on for exploring Munnar. Among prominent tourist attractions in Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Eco-Point, old Munnar town, and Tata Tea Museum. Eravikulam National Park is known for endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr. While exploring through the town, do not miss to notice the small mountain goats happily grazing fresh grass almost pretending as if they were exploring the beauty of nature too! The road to these tourists destinations pass through tea and spice gardens. A visit to Tata Tea Museum reveals the origin and evolution of tea-plantation in this region. Late afternoon return to your hotel and spend evening in leisure. Overnight stay will be in Munnar hotel.

Day 4

Munnar-Thekkady

After scrumptious breakfast in Munnar hotel, drive towards Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The entrance to the jungle is at Thekkady and most of the dwelling amenities are located here. Thekkady is most visited by the adventure-seekers willing to explore jungle life. On arrival, check in at reserved resort / hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary was part of Project Tiger, initiated in 1974 to bring out Royal Bengal Tigers from the realm of endangered species. It is known for Indian elephants, wild boar, leopards and, obviously, tiger. The large variety of flora and fauna housed within the sanctuary completely surprise the visitors. Later, in the afternoon, you will be cruising on the artificial lake of Periyar wildlife sanctuary to watch and observe the marvelous elephant herds and other wildlife species. Overnight stay will be in Thekkady hotel.

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Day 5

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

The second day in Thekkady is aimed at leisurely enjoying the nature, Ayurveda massage & cultural performance. In order to enjoy the colorful flora and fauna of the jungle, one can opt for any of the two modes-- first, you can opt for Plantation Eco Tours to be conducted by the District Tourism Information Office at Thekkady in Kumily. The Plantation Eco Tours offer a deeper peep into cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions (Optional); second, explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary by opting for half an hour elephant ride in the jungle. The elephant ride/ safari is organized by the forest department, Thekkady. The elephant rides can be taken during 10:00 to 17:00 hrs (Optional). After jungle exploration, you can experience & enjoy Ayurvedic massage in the resort itself. Evening can be utilized by viewing Kairali Martial Art or Kathakali Dance performance. Kairali is a 2000 years old martial art tradition whereas Kathakali is a classical dance form. Overnight stay will be in Thekkady hotel.

Day 6

Thekkady – Alleppey

Kerala is known across globe for its natural beauty & backwaters. Alleppey is epitome and best representative of Kerala’s backwater tourism and houseboat stay. Having enjoyed delicious breakfast in Thekkady hotel, drive towards Alleppey. On arrival at Alleppey, you will be directly transferred to uniquely built houseboat, equipped with all modern amenities onboard. Your breakfast, lunch and dinner will take place in the houseboat. Get aboard for a houseboat experience in the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey. These houseboats have been derived from traditional boats called ‘kettuvalam’. The houseboat will meander through the canals formed by water lagoon. Besides the natural beauty of the place, do not miss to also feast on the lifestyle of the natives here. Enjoy traditional meals while onboard and some very scintillating sunset and sunrise views. Leisurely enjoy the pleasantly scenic pathways, green lagoons, villages, emerald green paddy fields and exotic natural surrounding while houseboat cruises through the backwaters.

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Day 7

Alleppey- Kovalam Beach

After enjoying delicious seafood aboard houseboat, drive towards Kovalam, world renowned beaches in Kerala. On arrival at Kovalam, our representative will ensure your smooth check in at Kovalam beach hotel. Kovalam came into prominence during seventies when ‘hippies’ alighted here in large numbers and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the place. In addition to its three beautiful beaches, Kovalam has shot to prominence in world tourism as authentic Ayurvedic rejuvenation and recuperation therapy. Spend the day at leisure in Kovalam hotel. Your night stay has been planned in Kovalam hotel.

Day 8

Kovalam

Having relished scrumptious breakfast in Kovalam hotel/ resort, spend the rest of the day at Kovalam beach. Meanwhile, you can for three days, while staying in Kovalam, attend Yoga classes either in the existing hotel or nearby Yoga ashrama. At the same time, you can rejoice holistic Indian health rejuvenation therapy called Ayurveda message. Ayurveda herbal massage therapy can be enjoyed in Kumarakom as well. Ayurveda therapy & Yoga classes will holistically take care of your body & soul. Overnight stay has been planned in Kovalam resort/ hotel.

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Day 9

Kovalam – Trivendrum - Kovalam

The morning hours are solely meant for beach leisure. Spend maximum time relaxing on the beach. Enjoy sumptuous culinary delicacies in the hotel. Early afternoon, a guided tour of Thiruvananthapuram will take place. The primary tourist attractions will be Padmanabha Swami Temple & Nappier Museum . Entry of non-Hindus is not allowed in the temple. The museum was established in 1855. In 1874, the old Museum Building was demolished and foundation for the new building was laid. The new building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872. Early in the evening, return to Kovalam hotel to relax and spend night in the hotel.

Day 10

Kovalam – Trivendrum – Departure

Have scrumptious breakfast in Kovalam hotel and spend morning hours on serene beaches of Kovalam. Later, early noon, you will be transferred to Thiruvananthapuram airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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  • Above rates are based on current exchange rate, fuel price, entrance fee, hotel rates and tax structure as applicable on the date of mailing the package proposal, however any change in these components beyond our control shall affect the cost accordingly.

  • Our Above all cost is based on good combination of Heritage & star hotels. All the hotels are neat and clean, tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms and of international standards with all modern facilities. We have been using these hotels regularly for our various overseas clients with excellent report in respective categories.

    In case you are particular to stay with any preferred hotels, please do let us know and we will revise our cost accordingly.

  • If a particular hotel is stated in this travel proposal is not available, we will book you at an alternative hotel in the same category as the one stated with your consent and agreement.

  • We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

  • We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country.

  • Please contact your health department or the nearest Indian consulate for more information on recommended vaccinations and medical precautions.

  • You will need a tourist visa to visit India . Please contact the nearest Indian consulate in your country of residence for more information.

  • In India, hotel check in time is 14:00 hrs & hotel check out time is 10:00 hrs, until specified otherwise.

  • Our cost doesn’t have any hidden taxes/charges.

Payment Terms:

We would require 50% advance payment to secure your bookings and process the file. We accept bank transfers and payment by credit cards through PAYPAL international payment gateway only. Balance amount needs to be paid on arrival in India by cash, Traveller’s Cheques or credit cards. All credit card payments are subject to 4.88% bank fees.

Cancellation Terms:

50% cancellation if cancelled within 45 days.

75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.

100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.

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