Kerala Highlights

Kerala Highlights (7 Nights)- Overview

A ground tour totalling just over 500 kilometres over 8 days  which take in the delights of the tea economy in and around Munnar, the exotic wildlife at Thekkady, a houseboat experience at Alleppey and the blissful joy of Cherai Beach on the Arabian Sea.  Just like Indian tea, this tour is infused with the right flavour, culture and heritage of Kerala, this beautiful part of India. There are  plenty of opportunities to get out and in amongst the lovely scenery in the mountains or you can kick back and just unwind.  Unspoilt, authentic and very beautiful, Kerala is some many things to so many people, not for nothing is it known as, God’s Own Country.

Additional Inclusions

  • Pickup
  • BeachVisit
  • Breakfast
  • Kalarippyattu
  • Kathakali
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing
  • Plantation

Kerala Highlights (7 Nights)- Itinerary

Day 1

Kochi Airport to Fort Kochi

Travel from the airport to Fort Kochi with our tour guide and after check-in at your hotel, a chance to freshen up in your deluxe suite before sampling the delights of this busy and historic port.  Fort Kochi is set slightly away from the town and is a museum experience of past colonial influences, rich in heritage surviving from the earlier Dutch, Portuguese and British settlers.  Visit St. Francis Church or Jew Street, fascinating, historic and cosmopolitan all overlaid with a peaceful blanket of local native Indian life.

  • Room 3 Star Hotel
  • Style Superior Room
Day 2

From Kochi to Munnar

Leave Kochi and travel to the delights of Munnar where your luxury hotel awaits.  Your guide will take time out on the journey to show you the famous Valara and Cheeyappara waterfalls and the Periyar River.  Water is an essential element of the landscape in Kerala, providing hydration to support the many plantations and creating the most incredible green and verdant landscape, hills and valleys interspersed with falls, rivers, streams and peaceful lakes.  Add in the serenity, a temperate climate and the exotic wildlife and you have the perfect Indian cocktail for a truly memorable holiday.

  • Room 3 Star Resort
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Superior Room
Day 3

Munnar Sightseeing

Munnar is a hill station established during the time of the Raj for elite British society as their own mountain retreat.  Munnar is situated at 1,600 feet but for those with a head for heights, the views from  Anamundi, the highest peak in this part of India, are spectacular.  For a lazy lakeside lunch, head for Mattupetty, a dam built into the side of the Kerala mountains creating a serene lake, the perfect spot to dine al fresco after an invigorating walk.  For those fascinated by India’s tea tradition, the Tea Museum at Munnar gives an insight into the workings of this industry with a chance to view heritage exhibitions as well as the actual manufacture of the tea.

  • Room 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Tea Valley View Room
Day 4

Head to Thekkady from Munnar

Visitors to Kerala cannot fail to be impressed by the rich wildlife that inhabits this terrain, attracted by the abundance of food and the availability of water.  Today’s tour is all about the animals as you head to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady.  Cruise on Lake Periyar, a large of body of water which sits within the reserve, the perfect viewing point for the multitude of animals which head to the lakeside to drink.  Retire to your accommodation for the night which makes the most of the fantastic views and the prospect of spotting yet more wildlife from your hotel window.

  • Room 3 Star Resort
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Premium Room
Day 5

Your houseboat awaits at Alleppey

Live on the water for a night in a charming thatched houseboat at Alleppey.  Upon arrival, your boat will take you for a cruise amongst the beautiful waterways, offering you the opportunity to view local people as they go about their daily lives earning their living either from the water or by fashioning coir into crafts.  Your deluxe houseboat is your berth for the night.  Lull yourself into sweet dreams listening to the gently lapping water after your evening meal on deck with the backdrop of the setting sun.

  • Room Deluxe Houseboat
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Style Heritage Houseboat
Day 6

Alleppey (Houseboat) to Cherai

No holiday to Kerala would be complete without a visit to the ocean and the choice of best and beautiful beaches in Kerala is endless along this stretch of coastline.  Cherai is a suburb of Kochi with a beautifully clean beach which is regularly lifeguarded.  Enjoy sunset Indian style over the Arabian Sea before retiring to your luxury hotel.

  • Room 3 Star Resort
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Beach Grove
Day 7

Relax & Cherai Sightseeing

A day on the Cherai beach gives you time to relax and unwind, perhaps swim with the dolphins or take advantage of the hospitality of one of the eateries nearby.  Uncluttered and unspoilt, Cherai Beach is the ultimate tropical paradise with space to walk, play beach games or just relax and enjoy this tropical haven.

  • Room 3 Star A/C Room
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Beach Grove
Day 8

Departure from Kochi Airport

Spend your last day in Cherai – only within a 45-minute drive of Cochin Airport – so linger awhile and savour your last tastes of Kerala paradise before you are taken by your Chauffeur back to catch your flight home.

  • Meals Breakfast

Kerala Highlights - Distance & Map

The map covers a distance of 698KMs; starting the trip from Cochin International Airport and going to Munnar, Thekkady, Kovalam, Kanyakumari and Trivandrum.

Essential Information

  • Cochin
  • Cochin
  • Private Vehicle with Chauffeur
  • Premium
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Welcome at Airport by our representative
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Government Taxes and Service Charges
  • Accommodation and meal plans as mentioned.
  • Air Conditioned Private Vehicle with Chauffeur blocked from your arrival till departure
  • Airport/Hotel Transfers and Transfer by Road in Private Vehicle
  • All Currently applicable taxes incuded
  • Sightseeing & Entrance Charges for Activities at Tourist Attractions
  • Camera & Video Permits
  • Airtickets not included
  • Personal Expenses (telephone bills, room service, laundry)
  • Visa Processing Charges
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Late Checkouts and Early Check in Charges
  • Any Airport Arrival/ Departure Tax
  • Drinks (neither with meals, nor on vehicles or during tours, unless otherwise indicated)
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides

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Asked by Kara Fielding from United Kingdom
1 Year ago

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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

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Asked by Josephine Kong from Singapore
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Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We specialise in Customised holiday packages in Kerala and we will be able to offer you any resort in Kerala as we have direct relationshops with most resorts. If you want to change the resorts in this package, one of our trip designers will work with you till you are happy with the package. Our Trip Designers will be also able to tell you the highlights of each resort and you can decide on whether you woud like to book the same resort


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1 Year ago

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December 23, 2019

When you book a holiday with hotels and taxi together with us we will be able to offer you much lower rates than what you will get directly. As we use carefully handicked drivers who can offer the quality that we ideally want, we dont offer taxi only booking services.


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