Best of Kerala Tour Packages - 8 Days

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Cochin

Arrive at Cochin airport by any convenient flight. Meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon free for relax. This evening learn about Kerala’s fascinating art form, Kathakali. The Kathakali performers begin to train for their art at a young age, and their study continues for a lifetime. Today you will enjoy a dance performance. Return to you hotel for an overnight’s stay. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2
Drive from Cochin to Munnar

After breakfast, proceed for your morning drive to Munnar, where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make it a unique experience. On the way to Munnar, we will take a short visit at Bhoothathankettu Dam. The reservoir and children�s parks are big attractions here. Check in to your resort and get ready for the special trip to Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breath taking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Return to your resort in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3
Enjoy Munnar

Day 4
Drive from Munnar to Periyar

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Periyar nestled in spice and rubber plantations. Known to be Keralas pride and testimony to natures splendor, Periyar has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife. Periyar is famous for its rare habitat of birds and animals and is one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. Check in to your resort and get ready for your trip to cardamom hills where you could have a closer look at the spice plantations. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the places where the chances are pretty high that you will spot an elephant in the wild at close quarters and from the safe confines of a boat. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 5
Drive from Periyar to Alleppey (Houseboat)

Morning after breakfast, check out and drive to Alleppey. On arrival in Alleppey, check in to the houseboat. Overnight stay in A/C Deluxe Houseboat. Note: All meals will be provided in houseboat.

Day 6
Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam

After breakfast at the hotel, disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival in Kovalam, check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 7
Kovalam

The days will be free for personal activities. Spend your day at leisure on the picturesque white sandy beaches of Kovalam. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 8
Drive from Kovalam to Trivandrum

Morning free in Kovalam. Afternoon transfer to Trivandrum airport to take your flight for onwards journey .

Overview

01 Nights in Cochin
02 Nights in Munnar

01 Nights in Periyar
01 Nights in Thekkady
01 Nights in Alleppey

02 Nights in Kovalam

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

• Non A/c Room are provided at Munnar, Thekkady, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Wayanad, Coorg and other Hill stations.
• Availability not checked. The above package is only an offer and not a confirmation. We shall proceed with the booking only after we receive confirmation your end.
• Proper valid Govt ID proof such as Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving license/Passport to be provided at the time of check in at the hotel.
• Vehicle service is provided from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm, Additional usage would be charged extra to be paid to the driver directly.
• A/c in the vehicle would not function on hilly terrains.
• Check-in at the Hotel/Resort is 12.00 noon
• Check-out time at the Hotel/Resort is 09.00 am.
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in most hotels are on A’La Carte/fixed menu, Buffet would be subject to availability.
• In case of A’La Carte, meal credit would be extended to the guest. Above that has to be settled by the client directly with the hotel.
• No refund for any un utilised services.
• Booking confirmation is subject to availability.
• The above rates are valid for the mentioned period only.

• Well appointed above mentioned/base category room accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis.
• Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu breakfast at the hotel or meals as per plan.
• A/c Vehicle for all surface transfers & sightseeing as per the above mentioned Itinerary.
• Goods & Service Tax.

• Any meals other than those mentioned above.
• Any Airfare / Train fare.
• Any transportation which is not mentioned in the itinerary will be charged for additional use.
• A/c in the vehicle would be switched off when climbing hills.
• Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
• Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
• Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
• Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances etc.

FAQ'S

Where is Kerala located on the World Map?

Kerala is located in South Asia. To be precise, Kerala is the southern tip of India, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea in the west, the Bay of Bengal in the east, and the Himalayan Range in the north.

What type of climate prevails in Kerala?

The diversity of the geographical features of the state has resulted in a corresponding diversity in the climate. The High Ranges have a cool and bracing climate throughout the year, while the plains are hot and humid. The state basically enjoys 4 types of climates such as winter, summer, South West monsoon and North East monsoon.

What time of the year is best to visit Kerala?

Kerala experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit Kerala would be in the months of October to March.

What is the normal temperature in Kerala?

– During Summer (April-June) it is 26 – 33 degree Celsius
– During Monsoon (July-September) it is 22 – 27 degree Celsius
– During Winter (October-March) it is 24 – 32 degree Celsius

When is the Peak tourist season in Kerala?

– June – September (Off Season)
– October – November (High Season)
– December – January (Peak Season)
– February – May (High Season)

As a tourist, what all can I expect from Kerala?

Kerala is a paradise in itself; no wonder it is referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Kerala offers sun kissed beaches, emerald backwaters, idyllic hill stations, exotic wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, Ayurvedic health spas, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historical monuments, mouthwatering cuisines, and a whole lot more.

I have heard Kerala is a very conservative state, hence what kind of clothes would be acceptable here?

ES. Though, Kerala is a conservative state, it is generally relaxed towards tourists clothing. Clothing worn by Keralites varies slightly from region to region.

Men frequently wear little more than a broadcloth dhoti (a simple white garment wrapped around the legs), worn as a loose loincloth. The more affluent and urban dwellers generally are more inclined to wear tailored clothing, including various types of trousers, jackets, and vests.

Most women wear a saris (a straight piece of cloth draped around the body as a long dress) and short blouses. Many of the women in urban areas wear pajamas’ (full trousers) with a long blouse and a veil. Western style of clothing, like jeans and T-shirts are gaining popularity

How can I reach Kerala?

Kerala, being a major tourist destination in India, is well connected with other parts of the country. Kerala is well accessible by air, rail and road

How many airports are there in Kerala?

There are 3 airports in the state of Kerala – Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, and Karipur Airport, Kozhikode.

Which are the Major Airlines operating to Kerala, India?

– European Carriers
Lufthansa, Swiss Air, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Al Italia, KLM/North West, Austrian Airlines, Finn Air, Scandinavian Airlines.

– American Carriers
American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines.

– Asian Carriers
Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf air, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, SriLankan Airlines.

Is VISA required to visit India?

YES. Foreign Nationals require a Visa to enter India. You should get in touch with the Indian Embassy or Indian High Commission located in your country for the same.

Do you own hotels in each of the mentioned destinations?

NO. However, we have partnered with most of the renowned hotel & resorts in each of the destination serviced by us. We can arrange for a stay as per your specific requirements.

Do you provide pick up services from the Airport or the Railway station?

Almost all of our packages include pick up services from the nearest airport or the railway station.

Can I custom design the holiday packages?

YES. You can surely custom design the holiday packages as per your preferences. Though you can customize any of the locations you want to visit, you will have to select the hotels & resorts featured in our hotel & resorts list only. For more information, please contact us.

Can you arrange for stay packages to any of my preferred hotels mentioned in your list of hotels & resorts?

YES. We can arrange for stay packages to any of your preferred hotels mentioned in our list of hotels & resorts.

Do all the hotels & resorts and houseboats featured in your package have western toilets?

YES. All the hotels & resorts and houseboats featured in our tour packages have Western Toilets.

Is air conditioning available at all the hotels & resorts and houseboats featured in the packages?

YES. Air conditioning is available at all the hotels & resorts featured in our website except at Thekkady (Periyar) & Munnar.

What are the payment options available?

Payment can be made by Cheque / Demand Draft / Credit or Debit Card. For more information, please contact us.

Are floating cottages and Houseboats the same?

NO. Floating cottages are cottages that though built over a floating deck on the backwaters, are actually anchored firmly to the mainland. However, houseboats are giant country boats, with one or two bedrooms, that cruise in the backwaters.

Do all your Houseboats have upperdecks?

NO. All of our houseboats do not have upperdecks. On your advance request, we could certainly arrange for a houseboat with an upper deck. However, kindly note that none of the luxury houseboats will have an upper deck.

Is Houseboat rented on exclusive basis or shared with other tourists?

Houseboat is reserved on exclusive basis only and not on shared basis.

How safe are Houseboat stay?

The houseboat crew takes utmost care to meet the needs of the tourists. They have also been given special training in first aid and life saving techniques, if any emergency arises. Hence, houseboat stay is absolutely safe.

Do the Houseboats operate in Monsoon?

YES. The houseboats do operate during the monsoons. However, if it is pouring heavily, houseboat cruise will not be possible under any circumstances.

Apart from the tourists, how many crew members will be there on the houseboat?

Normally, there would be 3 crew members in the houseboat, namely – A Captain, an oarsman, and a cook.

Do they serve vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes in the houseboats?

The food menu can be customized as per your preferences. If you are a pure vegetarian, we will make sure that only vegetarian dishes are served to you

Will I get a dedicated chauffeur driven car or will I get a shared car?

All of our listed tour packages are exclusive and not part of any group tours.

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