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Kerala - God's Own Country


Kerala – God’s Own Country – 10 Days

Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Backwater cruise – Marari - Cochin

Kerala is a South Indian state on the Malabar Coast. It is located between the Arabian Sea in the west and towering Western Ghats in the east. The geography of place combined with its equable temperature has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.

Kerala is famous for its serene beaches, picturesque backwaters interconnected with lakes and rivers, ancient monuments, its diverse culture and many colorful festivals. This trip will cover some of its most famous and diverse towns and cities.

The tour begins from the cultural hub of Cochin, moving to picturesque hills of Munnar to the tropical evergreen and deciduous forest of Periyar / Thekkady. Later enter into a peaceful slumber of the houseboat cruise on the backwaters. Last but never the least enjoy the calm Marari beach that lies on relatively undiscovered shore between the renowned backwaters of Alleppey and Cochin..


  • Visit Chinese fishing net and enjoy Kathakali dance performance in Cochin
  • Walk amidst the tea gardens in Munnar
  • Explore Periyar wildlife sanctuary
  • Mesmerizing backwater cruise in Alleppey
  • Relax on white sand beaches of Marari

Tour cost includes:
  • Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver)
  • Flights and/or trains as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation: twin/double room in standard hotels
  • Breakfast

  • Tour Cost does not include:
  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Lunches and Dinner are not included unless mentioned
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Visa charges are not the part of the tour package
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Optional activities
  • Any others expenses
  • Day 1 - Arrive Cochin

    Our representative will receive you on arrival at the airport in Cochin and will take you to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy traditional Kathakali dance performances or a kaleidoscope of martial arts and traditional dance forms of Kerala. Overnight will be at Cochin.

    Day 2 - In Cochin

    Breakfast will be at the hotel. Afterwards, begin the sightseeing tour of Cochin which includes The Santa Cruz Cathedral, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry or “Dutch Palace” and also the famous St. Francis Church- the first European Church that was built in India. Later, head to the harbor where local fishermen use the old Chinese fishing nets introduced centuries ago. Overnight will be at Cochin.

    Day 3 - Cochin to Munnar By road 140kms / 4hrs

    Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive to Munnar, reach and check in to the resort. Go for wildlife watching at Eravikulam National Park or relax at the hotel. Overnight will be at Munnar.

    Day 4 - In Munnar

    After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Start with a visit to Christ church, Mattupetty Dam, the scattered villages, Eco-Point, Kundala Dam, Nyayamkad & Attukal Waterfalls. Later in the day, visit the Tea Factory, old Munnar and shop in the local market. Rest of the evening will be spent at leisure – strolling and finding small buildings of historical importance around the hill station. Overnight will be at Munnar.

    Day 5 - Munnar to Periyar By road 150kms / 4hrs

    After breakfast drive towards Periyar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy the boat ride at Lake Periyar. This is the most enjoyable part - seeing the wildlife around the lake in a boat. From the safety of a boat you can witness herds of wild elephants coming down to the water. Overnight will be at Periyar.

    Day 6 - In Periyar

    Early morning, proceed for jungle walk experience at Periyar National Park. You will see the rare species of plants and animals. The ‘experience’ will be customized as per your preference depending on how many hours you want to spend in the park. Return to resort for the breakfast. In the afternoon, visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee and tea estates. On your way back to the hotel, you can stop at the local Kumily market to buy the fragrant spices. Overnight will be in Periyar.

    Day 7 - Periyar to Kumarakom By road 140kms / 4hrs

    After a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Reach Kumarakom and proceed to jetty. Check in to a traditional Kerala style houseboat and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake. The houseboat, with all modern comforts, lets you discover the countryside at your own pace. All meals will be served on the boat freshly prepared by the crew. In the evening the boat will anchor by the lush paddy fields. Dinner would be laid out in the boat. Enjoy the tranquility of the water around and spend night on the houseboat.

    Day 8 - Alleppey to Marari By road 58kms / 1hrs

    Breakfast will be on board. Cruise through the backwaters watching children going to school and the village markets opening. Disembark the boat at the finishing point where your driver will be waiting for you to drive to Mararikulam. Arrive and check in to an independent villa at the Marari Beach. After lunch in the restaurant, it’s time to relax. Overnight will be at Marari.

    Day 9 - In Marari

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This day is at leisure to explore Marari and enjoy the white sand beach. Overnight will be at Marari.

    Day 10 - Marari to Cochin By road 45kms / 1hrs

    After breakfast drive to Cochin and as per the flight timings you will be transferred to the airport to take flight back home with sweet memories of the tour. TOUR ENDS !

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