Unforgettable Kerala (7N)

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Kerala, a state in Southern India is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation, and reaches to the Arabian sea.

With world class tourist sporting options, ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, a large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rain forests to golden sun-sand beaches and an enormous range of accommodation, Kerala has much to offer the visitor.

ARRIVAL/ DEPARTURE As per confirmed flight/ bus/ train schedule
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Cochin (1N)– Munnar (2N)– Thekkady (1N) – Kumarakom (1N) – Kovalam (2N) – (Kanyakumari Excursion)
Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
Visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Boat Ride at Lake Periyar, Spice plantation tour & Kalaripayattu show
Stay in Alleppey backwater and cruise in Kerala backwaters
Sunset cruise in Vembanand Lake, Kumarakom
Kovalam beaches, Napier Museum, Art Gallery & Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum
Excursion to Kanyakumari
Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
Start in Cochin and End in Trivandrum
HOTEL INFORMATION Cochin: Olive Downtown (or) similar
Munnar: Grand Plaza (or) similar
Thekkady: Mountain courtyard (or) similar
Kumarakom: Eastend Lake Song (or) similar
Kovalam: Abad Harmonia; (or) similar
Cost per person calculated based on minimum 2 adults travelings together
7 nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
Assistance at the airport
Sunset cruise in Vembanand Lake, Kumarakom
Breakfast meal at the hotels.
Ground transportation in private vehicle
All sightseeing and transfers as per the itinerary
All applicable taxes
Air/ bus/ train tickets
Kalaripayattu show in Thekkady
Special activities as per the itinerary
Boat-ride in Periyar Lake
Guide charges
Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary
Travel and medical Insurance
Meal plan other than mentioned
Early check-in and late check-out
Camera and video permits
Exigency cost (if any)
Gratitude and portages

Please note:

  • The above cost is per person for the mentioned duration on the basis of minimum 2 adults traveling together.
  • Munnar – Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March
  • Munnar – Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday
  • Trivandrum – Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Non-Indians are not allowed. Dress code to enter at the temple is Dhoti for Men & Saree for Women.
  • Medium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers.
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking.
  • Early check in and late checkout would be subject to room availability

The above tour can be customized  for different duration, category of stay and itinerary to specifically suit your requirements. Email us on holiday@takeabreak.in, call us on +91 99005 61893, leave a message in the enquiry form  or chat with our holiday advisor below for more details on the above holiday program.

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Day 1: Arrival in Cochin

Cochin is amalgam of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance.

  • Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in.
  • Enjoy city tour
  • Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 2: Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)

Munnar – derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years.

  • After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Munnar.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3: Sightseeing in Munnar

Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Explore Eravikulam National Park
  • Visit Tea Museum (closed on Monday).
  • Visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Periyar. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Herds of playful wild elephants have made Periyar Lake their favorite haunt for frolicking in the water. They can be witnessed bathing and swimming here.  Other inhabitants of Periyar include the leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear. Later, take a spice plantation tour. The aroma and pleasant ambiance of the spice and tea plantations of Periyar are fascinating. Spices found in Thekkady include pepper, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, vanilla and curry leaves.

  • After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to view the wildlife at close quarters.
  • In evening, watch traditional Kalaripayattu show. (Optional) – You can also enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar.
  • Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 5: Drive from Thekkady – Kumarakom (130 kms / approx. 3.5 hour)

Kumarakom – a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways.

  • After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom.
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise in Vembanad Lake.
  • Overnight at the backwater resort.


Day 6: Drive from Kumarakom – Kovalam (180 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

Kovalam is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore – Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches – Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra.

  • After breakfast, drive towards south of Kovalam.
  • Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.
  • Overnight in Kovalam.


Day 7: Excursion to Kanyakumari, with Trivandrum sightseeing

After breakfast, take excursion trip to Kanyakumari(One way – 85 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)– visit the Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Museum and southernmost point. While returning, also cover Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

  • After breakfast, take excursion trip to Kanyakumari.
  • Return to Kovalam for overnight stay.


Day 8: Departure from Trivandrum

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home.



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