Family Thrilling Kerala with Kanyakumari

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Duration

7Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

02 people

Languages

English

About this tour

It looks like you’ve listed a set of places in Kerala, India, for a 7-day trip. Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Trivandrum, Kovalam, and Kanyakumari are popular tourist destinations in the southern part of India. Kanyakumari, located at the southernmost tip of India where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean meet, is a place of great cultural, historical, and natural significance. Kanyakumari’s significance as a meeting point of the oceans, its spiritual attractions, and its natural beauty make it a place worth visiting for travelers seeking a blend of culture, history, and scenic landscapes. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your 7-day trip:

Day 1: Arrival in Munnar

  • Arrive in Munnar, a beautiful hill station known for its tea plantations and scenic landscapes.
  • Explore the local markets and take a leisurely stroll around the town.
  • Visit the Tea Museum to learn about the history of tea cultivation in the region.

Day 2: Munnar Sightseeing

  • Visit the Eravikulam National Park to see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • Explore the Mattupetty Dam and take a boat ride on the reservoir.
  • Visit the Anamudi Peak, the highest peak in South India, if time permits.

Day 3: Thekkady (Periyar)

  • Travel to Thekkady, known for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake to spot wildlife like elephants, deer, and various bird species.
  • Enjoy a spice plantation tour to learn about the region’s spice cultivation.

Day 4: Alleppey (Alappuzha)

  • Drive to Alleppey, famous for its backwaters and houseboat cruises.
  • Check-in to a traditional houseboat and enjoy a relaxing cruise through the serene backwaters.
  • Experience the unique lifestyle of the local people living along the backwaters.

Day 5: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) & Kovalam Beach

  • Travel to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala.
  • Visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, an ancient and revered Hindu temple.
  • Explore the Napier Museum and the adjacent Zoo.
  • Head to Kovalam, a popular beach destination near Trivandrum.
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches and enjoy water activities.
  • Visit the Vizhinjam Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline.

Day 6: Kanyakumari

  • Drive to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India.
  • Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean during sunset.
  • Day 7: Departure

This itinerary gives you a mix of hill stations, wildlife experiences, backwater cruising, cultural exploration, and beach relaxation, showcasing the diverse offerings of the region. Keep in mind that travel times between these places can vary, so plan your transportation accordingly. Also, check for any local events, holidays, or attractions that might influence your itinerary.

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
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Sunrise and Sunset Views
  • Triveni Sangam
  • Suchindram

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 > Kochi to 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 > Trivandrum to kovalam

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 > Kanyakumari

This morning after breakfast and a beverage. kanyakumari is the destination after this (110 kilometres; 2 hours).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). This morning, after a nice breakfast, travel to Kanyakumari while passing through. This is the end of India's land. Peninsular India's point, where the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea meet. It's called thriveni sangamam, and it's one of the few spots in the country where you can view a sunrise and sunset from the same spot. It's also known as Devi Kanyakumari, and vivekananda rock. Stay the night at Kanykumari Hotel / Resort.

Day 7 > Departure

Following today's breakfast and refreshment. The excursion concludes with your arrival in Trivandrum (110 km/2 hour). 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

Top attractions include Eravikulam National Park, Tea Gardens, Mattupetty Dam, and the Tea Museum.

Thekkady is approximately a 3-4 hour drive from Munnar. You can hire a taxi or take a bus.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Taking a boat ride on Periyar Lake is a popular way to spot wildlife like elephants and birds.

Alleppey is famous for its houseboat cruises. You can rent a traditional houseboat to explore the serene backwaters.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, and the Zoo are among the top attractions in Trivandrum.

Kovalam is about a 30-minute drive from Trivandrum. It's known for its beautiful beaches and water activities. Don't miss the Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indian Ocean meet. It's known for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, and stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Plan your itinerary in a way that optimizes travel time between destinations. You could start in Munnar, then proceed to Thekkady, Alleppey, Trivandrum, Kovalam, and finally Kanyakumari. Use a mix of private transportation and local buses/trains.

Yes, it's advisable to book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. You can find a range of options from budget to luxury in each destination.

The best time to visit is during the winter months (November to February) when the weather is pleasant. However, each destination has its own unique climate considerations, so research the specific conditions for each place.

Yes, you can extend the trip or customize the itinerary based on your interests and preferences. If you have more time, consider exploring nearby places or spending extra days in certain locations.

Check for local festivals or events that might coincide with your travel dates. Participating in local celebrations can enhance your travel experience.

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