- Duration: 09 Nights and 10 Days
- Major Attractions: Backwaters of Kerala, Tea Plantations, Beaches, Mountains, Ayurveda
- Destination Covered: Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Marari
God’s Own Country, Kerala, is endowed with a wealth of natural splendour, including picturesque landscapes, lovely backwaters, lush green hillsides and hill towns, sandy beaches, paddy fields, national parks with magnificent animals wandering freely, and much more.
This Kerala Tour will take you on an unforgettable journey across the state’s coastline, stunning backwaters, sloping tea plantations, and lush green paddy fields as you discover its natural beauty, history, and culture. By seeing historical sites like the Fort Kochi, the Jewish Synagogue, the Old Churches, and Mosques, you will also travel back in time.
We continue our exploration of the scenic hill towns of Munnar and the lush forest of Periyar National Park, which is home to many different species of birds and wild animals. Keep in mind that living on a houseboat over the green backwaters is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You have the chance to combine flawless enjoyment with Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques when you take our Kerala Tour. You may enjoy in a variety of restorative treatments and relaxing massages at the finest Ayurvedic Resorts & Spas in Kerala throughout your visit.
When you land at Cochin Airport, we’ll pick you up and take you to the hotel you’ve booked. Cochin, usually referred to as Kochi, is Kerala’s commercial centre and conjures up beautiful pictures of Chinese fishing nets.
People come here to enjoy a simpler way of life away from the concrete world and to calm their mind and body.
Visit Fort Kochi today. As you go down K. J. Herschel Road, you’ll see Fort Immanuel, which was established in 1503, as well as Dutch Cemetery, which contains the tombs of past colonists. Check out the Mattancherry or Dutch palaces. This palace was extensively renovated by the Dutch in the 1660s, earning the name “Dutch Palace.”
Later, proceed to St. Francis Cathedral, one of India’s oldest European cathedrals. Visit Kochi’s Chinese Fishing Nets, which are still a popular destination. These nets were set up in Kochi by Chinese visitors who came to the city in the fourteenth century.
Visit the Jewish Synagogue after lunch. It is the oldest synagogue in India and it has a number of antiques on show, including 10th-century copper plates, gold crowns, Belgian glass chandeliers, and law scrolls. You will be escorted to see a fascinating performance of Kerala’s traditional Kathakali dance in the evening.
After breakfast, drive to Munnar, a well-known hill resort situated more than 1500 metres above sea level. The Kashmir of South India is another name for it.
As we travel through the tea and spice farms on the 120-km trip to Munnar, you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful scenic vistas of the lush green surroundings.
When you get to Munnar, check into your accommodation and take the rest of the day to yourself.
Visit tea plantations in addition to other nearby sites including Signal Point View Point, Idly Hill View Point, and Lockhart Gap View Point after savouring a superb breakfast at the hotel. You are treated to the most breathtaking panoramic views of Munnar’s natural surroundings at these locations.
We’ll also go to a few tea and spice estates, where the perfume of cardamom and tea fills the air. You’ll discover the growing and processing processes for your favourite teas and spices. You have the chance to get genuine Munnar tea here. Return to your hotel to spend the night.
You will say goodbye to the lovely hill town of Munnar today and go to the wildlife refuge of Periyar National Park.
The Park, which has a nearly 300 square mile footprint, is home to a variety of rare, endemic, and threatened plants and animals. It serves as the primary watershed for the Periyar and Pamba, two significant rivers in Kerala.
Check in at the hotel and spend the night.
Today, take a boat tour over Lake Periyar for a special look at the stunning scenery of Periyar National Park. On the lake’s edge, if you’re lucky, you might be able to see some animals and birds.
We travel to the Kumily market, a spice lover’s paradise, after the boat ride. Banana chips, cashews, and homemade chocolates are just a few of the delights that shoppers may get that are produced with spices and are popular with visitors.
Our day ends with a visit to a spice plantation, where the aroma and flavour of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, or cardamom, as well as occasionally a fragrance that mixes the aromas of two or more spices, fill the air.
After breakfast, we go to Alleppey’s backwaters and board the houseboat at the boat jetty there. Our trip to Kerala’s boathouses is best remembered for this wonderful overnight stay.
These houseboats are well-kept and furnished with contemporary comforts including environmentally friendly toilets, cosy mattresses, qualified crew on board, and provisions for freshly prepared food.
The most magical vacation someone can have is a sail around God’s Own Country’s mirror-still lagoons, lush green rice paddies, picture-book lakefront, palm-fringed canals, and glistening rivulets.
We leave the houseboat at the Alleppey jetty after breakfast and travel to Marari Beach. The day is free for leisure activities and local exploration.