Calling Kerala Hill & Beaches

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Munnar,Thekkady,Alpy,Kovalam
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Duration

6Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

02 people

Languages

English

About this tour

6-day tour covering Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam, and Trivandrum in Kerala, India, will offer a diverse experience of the state’s hill stations, wildlife, backwaters, and beaches. Here’s a suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Munnar

  • Arrive in Kochi (Cochin) by flight or train.
  • Drive to Munnar (approx. 4-5 hours) with scenic views en route.
  • Check-in to your hotel in Munnar and relax.
  • Rest of the day at leisure or explore local markets.

Day 2: Munnar Exploration

  • Visit the Tata Tea Museum to learn about tea processing and history.
  • Explore attractions like Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake.
  • Visit the Eravikulam National Park to see Nilgiri Tahr (if not done on the previous day).
  • Return to the hotel for the night.

Day 3: Thekkady (Periyar)

  • Drive to Thekkady (approx. 3-4 hours).
  • Check-in to your hotel and relax.
  • In the afternoon, visit Periyar National Park for a wildlife boat safari to see elephants, tigers, and other wildlife.
  • Optional: Attend a traditional Kathakali dance performance in the evening.

Day 4: Alleppey Houseboat

  • Drive to Alleppey (approx. 4-5 hours).
  • Check-in to your houseboat for a backwater cruise and overnight stay.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the backwaters, traditional Kerala meals, and the unique experience of staying on a houseboat.

Day 5: Kovalam Beach

  • Disembark from the houseboat after breakfast and drive to Kovalam (approx. 3-4 hours).
  • Check-in to your beachside resort in Kovalam.
  • Relax on the beautiful Kovalam Beach.
  • Visit the iconic Vizhinjam Lighthouse and the Hawa Beach.

Day 6: Trivandrum Exploration and Departure

  • Check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum (approx. 30 minutes).
  • Visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a magnificent Hindu temple.
  • Explore the Napier Museum and Zoo or take a stroll around the city.
  • Depart from Trivandrum by flight or train.
  1. Beach Activities: Kovalam is renowned for its beaches and the various water sports and activities available, such as swimming, surfing, parasailing, and more.
  2. Ayurvedic Treatments: Kerala is famous for its traditional Ayurvedic treatments and massages. Kovalam has several Ayurvedic centers where you can experience rejuvenating therapies.
  3. Vellayani Lake: This freshwater lake is a serene spot for boating and birdwatching. It’s surrounded by lush greenery and provides a tranquil escape from the bustling beaches.
  4. Hawa Beach: Also known as Eve’s Beach, this is one of the quieter and less crowded beaches in Kovalam. It’s perfect for a leisurely stroll along the shore.
  5. Karamana River: Experience a peaceful boat ride on the Karamana River, which flows through Kovalam. The lush surroundings make for a relaxing journey.
  6. Lighthouse Beach: The most famous of Kovalam’s beaches, Lighthouse Beach is named after the iconic lighthouse at its southern end. Climb to the top for breathtaking coastal views.

Both Trivandrum and Kovalam offer a blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. Whether you’re interested in exploring temples, museums, beaches, or experiencing Ayurvedic therapies, these destinations provide a diverse and enriching travel experience.

Please remember that this is a general itinerary and can be adjusted based on your interests, the attractions you want to prioritize, and your travel pace. Always check for the latest travel information, entry requirements, and operational status of attractions/hotels before your trip. Kerala offers a lot to explore, so make the most of your 6 days to immerse yourself in its culture and natural beauty.

Highlights

  • Munnar
  • Tea Gardens
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Anamudi Peak
  • Tea Museum
  • Alleppey (Alappuzha)
  • Backwater Houseboats
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Alleppey Beach
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race
  • Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Napier Museum and Art Gallery
  • Kuthira Malika Palace
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Vizhinjam Lighthouse
  • Kanakakunnu Palace

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels, Meals, Cab, Sightseeing
  • Any train/ flight fare
  • Lunch and dinner chargeable Drinks at meals
  • Any personal expense (shopping or activities)
  • Visiting places entrance fees & Guide charges
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the package
  • For long weekends and public holidays like the Deewali puja holiday, Christmas, and New Year's, the price isn't available.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Munnar

Arrive at Kochi (Cochin) Airport/Ernakulam Junction/Town Railway Station as your first stop to meet your representative and guide before going 140 kilometres (4 hours) to Munnar. Munnar, a picturesque hill town in Kerala's eastern area, is surrounded by lush green tea plantations. It is bordered by coffee plantations. Munnar is a popular tourist destination in South India because of its beautiful scenery, pleasant atmosphere, and seductive perfume of tea leaves. The tallest peak in the Western Ghats is not far from Munnar, and it may be reached through Cheyapara, Valara waterfalls, and spice plantations. The state remains the world's spice capital, as it has in the past. Spices such as ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove, and nutmeg are grown in Munnar and its surrounding villages. All admission and boating fees are payable in cash at the locations. Tea estates, for example, are reached in the evening for an overnight stay at a hotel or resort. If you are travelling with children, bring warm clothing. Waterfalls are not always present as you see them.

Day 2 > Munnar Excursions

After a hearty breakfast, travel for 8 hours to Munnar to see the local landmarks, which include the Tea Museum, Tea Garden, Blossom Hydel Park, Flower Garden, Photo Point, Cinema Filming Point, Elephant Spot, and the woods Honey Bee Nest. Boating at Mattupetty and Kundala dams is billed directly at Eco-point. After lunch, return to Munnar town for elephant safari, jeep safari, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, Dream Land Fun and Adventure. At these places, all admission and boating fees can be paid in cash. (The above points will be covered based on traffic and time available). Spend the night at Munnar at a hotel or resort.

Day 3 > Thekkady Boating in Periyar Lake

This morning, after breakfast and a refreshment. You'll continue on to Thekkady (103 km/3.5 hours). When you arrive, check into the hotel. Journey to Thekkady, a single of the planet's greatest wildlife reserves, for a sightseeing trip. The 777-square-kilometer Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady is separated into 360 square kilometres of lush, evergreen forest. The refuge was designated a Tiger Reserve in 1978 and is known for its geology, wildlife diversity, and natural beauty. Optional activities like boating on Periyar Lake, seeing a spice plantation, and riding an elephant can be purchased for an additional fee. Stay at the Thekkady Hotel/Resort for the night.

Day 4 > Houseboat Backwater Cruise

This morning after breakfast and a beverage. Alleppey is the destination after this (180 kilometres; 5 hours). Venice in the East is widely recognised. Upon arrival, check into a traditional houseboat in the Keralan style. The greatest way to experience backwaters' mesmerising beauty is to take a sail through them. A voyage in an opulent houseboat down the rivers adorned with palm trees is the most enchanted vacation activity in Kerala. In this stunning setting, you will soar over old Chinese fishing nets, water lilies, lush rice fields, coir towns, rustic houses, temples, and coconut trees. Additionally, you will discover some fascinating details regarding local village life. Simply floating in the water when you are a guest to Kerala might be a very special and distinctive experience. rustic watercraft in the backwaters. On Kerala Style House boats, spend 21 hours starting at noon taking in the backwaters, scenery, and numerous locations. A welcome drink, tea, snacks, mineral water, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to you while you're on the houseboat. Sleep on a houseboat for the evening. Depending on your tastes and your budget, you can select among Deluxe, Premium, and Luxury houseboats. It is possible to finish the voyage if you arrive before noon.

Day 5 > Kovalam Via Trivandrum Beach Relax

early in the morning After a revitalising breakfast (Monday holiday, entry from 09:00am to 05:00pm), travel to Trivandrum (180 km/ 5 hours) to visit the Planetarium, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Kanakakunnu Palace, Napier Museum, Zoological Park, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. After large amounts of money were discovered in its vaults, garnering international headlines, this temple became the richest temple in the world. Arrive in Kovalam in the evening, check in and then relax on the beach. Spend the night at a hotel or resort in Kovalam.

Day 6 > Excurtion Poovar Island & Departure

Following today's breakfast and refreshment. The excursion concludes with your arrival in Trivandrum (30 km/1 hour). Depending on your departure Along the way, you can see the following places, including Poovar Island. Poovar is a natural wonder that exists where the lake, river, sea, and beach meet the land. Poovar is bordered by tranquil backwaters and opens up to the sea and a beautiful golden beach. For two hours, enjoy the backwaters, beauty, and numerous spots while motor boating in Kerala style (pay directly). Following the tour, you will be dropped off at the Cochin/Trivandrum Airport or Rail Station. Season Kerala Holidays will transport you home from your Kerala holiday, full with beautiful memories.

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

Yes, there are trekking options available in places like Anamudi, Meesapulimala, and the surrounding hills.

While tigers are present in Periyar National Park, spotting them is rare due to the dense vegetation. The park is known more for its elephants and other wildlife.

The best time for a houseboat cruise is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and the backwaters are calm.

Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital city of Kerala and is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and educational institutions.

Visitors can relax on the beaches, enjoy water sports, explore the local fishing villages, and experience Ayurvedic treatments.

Tour's Location

Munnar,Thekkady,Alpy,Kovalam

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