A ideal, flexible break for families, groups or couples intent on romance. Tailor your stay with activities that suit your plans and wish list. Kerala has so much to offer, indulge in authentic Indian life and stunning, rich, natural topography. You may be intent on experiencing the outdoors and exploring the green slopes and exotic natural terrain of Kerala. Take to the water on one of the many palm-fringed lakes or backwaters or ride into the hills, in the footsteps of the colonial settlers of yesteryear.
Feast beside a campfire under the twinkling stars of the Munnar night sky. If culture is your thing, learn about the history of the tea plantations, perhaps take a cookery class in bustling Munnar, truly spice heaven. One night of the tour is spent aboard a houseboat at Alleppey, a truly unique way to engage with the tranquil pace of local life on the water.
Greeted on arrival in Kochi, your journey to Munnar will be an experience in itself. You can’t fail to notice the waterfalls on the way to Munnar like Valara waterfalls and Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Enjoy the waterfalls as you resume your journey to Munnar. Water as a resource is an integral part of Indian life in Kerala and contributes to the lush and exotic environment and the local economy. Cheeyappara flows down seven steps, a true taste of paradise. Dinner by the campfire awaits you on your first night in Munnar.
A day spent in Munnar where you can opt to explore the streets of this town or head into the hills and get in amongst the terrain. A mix of car, boat and your own two legs offer great access into the rolling hills and higher peaks of Munnar. Waterfalls, dams and lakes are the hallmarks of Munnar making it the ideal location for keen explorers, energetic families or romantic couples.
Head for Mattupetty and boat, horseback ride or picnic waterside or amongst the plantations. For those who love their history, there is plenty to discover within a stone’s throw of your hotel. Munnar is famous for its spice plantations as well as tea and coffee or just wander the streets and take in the local vibe. Eravikulam National Park, Kundala Dam, Chithirapuram, Nayamakad and Power House Waterfalls are other popular sightseeing spots in Munnar. Overnight stay at the resort after enjoying the campfire.
We will take you from your hotel in Munnar to Alleppey where your houseboat awaits. View the paddy fields from the deck of your traditional thatched Kerala houseboat as you gently cruise along tranquil backwaters edged with coconut palms. This is a chance to savour local life, habitats and working trades as so much industry in Alleppey is centred on the water. Enjoy life on slow speed, you have all the time in the world. Overnight accommodation and dinner are on your houseboat which will return to Alleppey in the evening to moor. The peaceful sound of the lapping water will accompany your meal and gently lull you into a peaceful sleep. All meals will be served on board. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Checkout from houseboat, enjoy a day spent driving through the best tourist attractions of Kochi and Fort Kochi – Marine Drive, Willington Island and Kochi Harbour. You have the whole day ahead before we return you to the airport in the evening for your flight home. Kerala is an assault on the senses, the atmosphere, tastes, smells and visual impact are intensely colourful and this short tour will give you just a flavour, picquing your tastebuds, a return visit will definitely be on the cards.
The total distance which will be covered in 4 days in the best of Kerala tour package covering Munnar, Alleppey Backwaters , Fort Kochi is 385 kilometers . This is a relaxed package with minimal travel. The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, vehicles and local traffic! The activities on this trip are geared for everyone.
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Cuckmere Resort in Munnar was really awesome. Mr.Jude was amazing and made our trip enjoyable. ( A bonus would be to have an ice box in the car for cold drinks). Houseboat rooms need some updating but it was OK. Food on the boat was amazing. We had a....Read More>> Katie CostainLondon, UK Apr 24,2018
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Superb Hospitality. We had been to Munnar and Alleppy through IRIS Holidays. I was indeed a great experience in terms of Site seeing, Accomadation,Food. Account manager Anita was continuously updating us on the trip right from starting. Driver was ve....Read More>> PavanIndia, India Aug 01,2016
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Anoop,Thank you for a wonderful trip. Babu Raj was an excellent driver and my party thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Please forward the attached picture to Babu Raj.Thanks,Jesse.Boooked Best of Kerala Honeymoon Package in January 2016&nbs....Read More>> Jesse Yu New York University, USA Jan 20,2016
Anoop,Thank you for a wonderful trip. Babu Raj was an excellent driver and my party thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Please forward the attached picture to Babu Raj.Thanks,Jesse.Boooked Best of Kerala Honeymoon Package in January 2016&nbs....Read More>> Jesse YuNew York University, USA Jan 01,2016
We have just arrived back home after our recent trip to India. I am sorry I haven't provided feedback on one day trip in kerala in Houseboat and overall experience before due to difficulties with communications - I did not take my laptop with me!&nbs....Read More>> Julian StowellDeal, Kent, United Kingdom Jun 17,2015
Mohan was a great driver and showed all kerala tour places in the tour brochure. In Kodanad we were expecting baby elephants and not only big elephants . Houseboat was wonderful and we had great experience and staff was very friendly. Hotel was beaut....Read More>> Amanda GillespieAustralia, Australia Jun 17,2015
Great Experience. Everyone was nice and accommodating in all the places to see in Kerala. We are extremely happy with the services of our driver Siril Paul and will recommend the services of Iris Holidays to our friends who are planning to visit Kera....Read More>> Adejoke JagunnaHouston, Texas, USA Feb 18,2015
We had a beautiful experience in Kerala. Our driver Vijeesh was the most helpful and courteous. He was extremely friendly, really courteous and mostly helpful and made our trip winderful and enjoyable. The Kerala tour experience was really wonderful ....Read More>> Brian CunninghamAustralia, Australia Jan 22,2015
We had an incredible experience. Fun, educational and interesting . Our time here has been amazing especially in kerala backwater holidays. Each day was something different and would definitely come back again. We would like to Thank Mr George i....Read More>> Ali Fawas Saudi Arabia, Dammam Jan 06,2015
We were recommened by a friend who had travelled with you earlier . The 03 days Kerala tour with kids was a wonderful experience for us. Ansu was an excellent driver and customer service , handling of enquiry as well as the experience in hoteks and h....Read More>> Tom ZuzlokMontana, USA Nov 05,2014
We took away sweet memories from trip Our recent trip to Kerala will always be remembered as the happiest week of our life. Iris holidays did a phenomenal job of planning our family trip to Kerala. We decided to utilize their services after ....Read More>> Dinesh PMumbai, India Oct 15,2014
Excellent Trip It was an excellent trip. The Shankaracharya temple visit in Kochi and surrounding areas was too good. Thanks to your staff, We do not have any comments or suggestions to improve your service. Everything was perfect We ? this photo w....Read More>> Sumita & HeatherBangalore/ USA, USA, India Jul 30,2013
It was our first visit to Kerala and we thoroughly enjoyed the service of Iris Holidays. Allepey Houseboat Cruise & Munnar landscapes were our priority. The team really understood our needs and provided the best services.Thanks Iris Hol....Read More>> Edwin JohnHyderabad, India Oct 17,2012
Overall this tour was a wonderful experience. Our driver was very friendly and amazing and really made our trip amazing. All of your staff right from the time we made the initial enquiry that we encountered were friendly, polite and prompt. Thanks Ir....Read More>> Alison JonesUSA, USA Dec 21,2011
We would acknowledge the care and professionalism you and your have shown during our Kerala Honeymoon Package, and wanted to give all of you a very big thanks.This was the first trip together after our wedding and it turned out to be an excellent one....Read More>> Sarah JasonUSA, USA Nov 16,2011
I would like to thank Iris Holidays for the great time spent in India during my business trip. Lijo had the mix of all the best qualities that guide should have, as in personal as in professional way. With his help, that includes taking me from the h....Read More>> Los KanstantsinBaranovichi, Belarus Jun 07,2011
Li Chun is from Wissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Unternehmensfuhrung in Germany and we were glad to host him in Kerala for a trip here It was an excellent experience for us. The entire team of Iris Holidays was very professional & co-operative &a....Read More>> Li Chun & Alice battistellaWissenschaftliche Hochschule fur Unternehmensfuhrung, Germany Apr 13,2011
Not like Bangalore ! - "sorry" i dont have any more words to say First of all i would like to "ThankYou" and your team for providing an excellent service.. We enjoyed a lot :) especially we loved the weather , Hills ,Trees , Clouds , Greenery ,Boath....Read More>> Vijay Pawar & WifeBangalore, India Dec 21,2009
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