A Trip to Kerala is a bliss whether you are looking for a family holiday or a romantic holiday with your special someone or a holiday treat for your parents for their wedding anniversary. In "A trip to Kerala" package we have put together some really fantastic destinations in Kerala for your visit to soothe your senses. The destinations covered in this package for your Kerala visit include Kochi , Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam, Varkala and Gavi.
Our representative will receive you at the Cochin International airport and will escort you to the resort in Cochin.Feel at leisure till the evening and in the evening you can enjoy a metro village backwater tour which is a non stop cruise during the time of sunset into the inland waterways of Kochi with enrapture view of Paddy Fields, Crab Farms, Prawn Farms, spectacular area of Marine Drive, Chinese Fishing Nets, Bolghatty Island, Willington Island and Kochi Harbour. Overnight stay in the resort.
Start your South India tour after breakfast by exploring Fort Kochi and Mattancherry .Visit the Jewish Synagogue built over 400 years ago, containing beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and paved with hand pained tiles from China; the Dutch palace with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana; St:Francis Church which was the original burial site of Vasco De Gama and which is the first European church that was built in India and the fishing in the Fort Kochi beach using the Chinese fishing nets.
After breakfast proceed to Cherai Beach. Cherai is a tropical paradise intoxicates you with its charming exotica. Seductive beaches, serene backwaters, swaying coconut lagoons, lush green paddy fields, delicious cuisine - a sublime heritage. The 10 kilometer long Cherai Beach is the best golden beach of Kerala and is rightly called "The Princess of the Arabian sea". The beach is shallow, calm and is ideal for swimming & sunbathing.Overnight stay in the resort.
Checkout from the resort and proceed to the backwater resort which is on the borders of Kochi and Alleppey. We will stay in a Heritage resort and enjoy some pedal boating in the morning after check in and get ready for a Kerala Village tour after lunch. At 3:30 PM, enjoy a One and half hour Sunset cruise to ANDAKARANAZHY BEACH" as it includes the visit to beach and enjoy the facilities like walk way, sun set watching, restaurant and auction area etc. Enjoy the sun setting in the evening on the west on the sea coast. Overnight Stay at the resort in Heritage Cottage.
After breakfast proceed to Munnar, the beautiful and unspoilt hill station in the Western Ghats popular for honeymoons and plantations of rubber, cardamom, tea and coffee. Check in to the hotel/ resort. Munnar, also known as the Kashmir of South India and with its impeccable beauty has become the most sought after destination for a weekend holiday and honeymoons. Overnight stay in Munnar
Explore Munnar after breakfast.Munnar means three rivers and the town is located at the confluence of 3 mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.Major sightseeing attractions are the Kundale tea plantation, Eravikulam National Park, The High Range Club, Top Station, Mattuppetty, Devikulam, Rajamalai, Chithirapuram, Marayoor, Pallivasal/Pothamedu, etc.Overnight stay in Munnar
After breakfast proceed to Thekkady and check into the resort. Afternoon you can make an optional visit to the famed Periyar wildlife sanctuary and enjoy the cruise on Lake Periyar.During the boat ride spot the wild life (elephants, Indian Gaur, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar and birds of myraid varieties). Overnight at the resort.
Wakeup early in the morning to enjoy Gavi, a village in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala and part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is a full day program that could go from 6 am to 6 pm when the park gates open and close.If you are lucky you will enjoy some animal sightings on the way to The Green mansion.The Green Mansion is located right next to the Gavi Lake where the guests can do canoeing. The scenery is just breathtaking and with no doubt one of the most beautiful areas in Western Ghats. The Green Mansion provides vegetarian food and breakfast for visitors and proceed for trekking after breakfast. Enjoy Trekking for full day amidst the greenery in Gavi where you will almost feel like doing the Cloud Walk because of the weather and the altitude. Proceed back to Thekkady before the park closes at 6 PM and overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast checkout from the hotel in Thekkady we will proceed to Alleppey and check in to the houseboat. Starting from Alleppey we will take you through r block and c block (r block and c block are man made paddy fields made from Lake during the ruling of King and here cultivation happens below sea level) and will pass through Venattukad, Munattumugham, Nedumudi , Chennamkari, Kainakari, Meenapally Kayal, Pallathuruthy and return back to Alleppey. Enjoy the scenes in a Kerala country side in a backwater cruise -skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes and swaying coconut palms. All meals will be served on board. Overnight stay at houseboat.
In the morning after breakfast checkout of the houseboat and proceed to Varkala .Varkala in Kerala is a beautiful destination with a small beach and a cliff side which is full of activity. Varkala is famous for its beauty of the beaches and the ayurvedic resorts The main attraction in Varkala is the PAPANASHAM, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Varkala is also famous for Medical Tourism. The long sandy beaches, beautiful resorts, fresh air etc attracts the tourists to Varkala, who wish to make the holidays enjoyable and a memorable one. Enjoy the views from the hotel and relax in the hotel for the rest of the day.
After breakfast, drive to Varkala beach to enjoy some sightseeing. The unique and beautiful sights of varkala is one of the best examples for the beauty of God's Own Country. Varkala beach is about one kilometer long and divided into two. The northern end is for sun worshippers & the southern end is for Hindu devotees. The most popular beach in Varkala is the Papanasanam Beach. Overnight stay at the resort. Celebrate your New Year in Varkala Beach and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast check out from the resort in Varkala and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam is a picture perfect tropical beach; a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy. Check in to the resort for two days. Enjoy the grilled seafood items such as lobster, king prawns and kalamari are got fresh from the sea at Kovalam. Kovalam is known as paradise of South and enjoy swimming in teh pacific and shallow beaches that is ideal for year round swimming. Overnight stay in the resort at Kovalam.
Aftre breakfast checkout from the resort in Kovalam and proceed to Trivandrum for sightseeing. Trivandrum has a lot of tourist attractions that are worth visiting and the clean and serene environment will make the whole experience a truly memorable one. The city of Trivandrum is different from other large Indian cities and is a welcome break from the bustling commercial city life. Places to see in Trivandrum include Kuthiramalika (Puthemalika) Palace Museum, Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram Observatory, Kanakakunnu Palace, Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswami temple etc. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Early Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel in Trivandrum for your flight at 11 a.m.. We will pick you up from the resort and drive to Trivandrum International Airport which is 30 minute away for your trip back home, feeling contended about a wonderful holiday you spent at God's Own Country like so many of our guests till now.
The map covers a distance of 855KMs, showing the pathway from Cochin International Airport to Cochin, Cherai Beach, Munnar, Thekkady, Gavi, Alleppey, Varkala, Kovalam, Trivandrum and back to Cochin International Airport.
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We have just returned from a truly amazing holiday touring Kerala, with Iris Holidays.The booking process was very easy and had great communication with George Joseph who was extremely accommodating with the many, many tweaks we made to our itinerary....Read More>> Rik Anderson Harrogate, Feb 13,2019
An amazing trip from start to finish , thanks to excellent planning by Iris holidays and our fantastic driver Mr Baburaj. Our trip took us from Kochi to Munnar -where we saw beautiful waterfalls , boating at The Periyar Tiger Reserve and a jeep safar....Read More>> Evelyn LyallEdinburgh, May 07,2018
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Very nice hotel and houseboat. Tours was well organized. Disclosure of monument entry fees could be good. Had to repeat details like pick up location while planning the trip but everything happened properly and we are very happy. We would l....Read More>> Graam LiuNew York, Dec 20,2017
Marvelous trip with iris holiday. Mr. George customize your trip plan accordingly and great driver Mr. Baburaj. Well organised and we will give you 5 out of 5 rating for this trip. Very Impressed with your prompt responses and customised itineraryBoo....Read More>> NavinJohor Bahru, Aug 01,2016
Thanks for an amazing Family Holiday inKerala We have nothing but great things to say about Iris Holidays. While my son and I were attempting to plan a two-week holiday around Kerala our dates and requirements kept changing (at the last minute my hu....Read More>> Erika Dolmans London, Mar 14,2013
Great trip to Kerala It was great trip for us and we are grateful to your company for organising the 15 day trip in Kerala. Special thanks for organising a Russian guide in Kochi who could speak to us and explain to us details about historic places ....Read More>> Andrei Vodyanitsky Moscow, Feb 14,2013
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