Wonderful Kerala

Wonderful Kerala (11 Nights)- Overview

Enjoy the secrets of Kerala as you explore all that this beautiful bohemian state has to offer. Alternating between dramatic highlands, paddy-field filled lowlands and stunning coastlines, Kerala’s healing powers will work their wonders on your soul and your body as enjoy serene houseboat cruises, mountains, forests and the sea.

Additional Inclusions

  • Pickup
  • Houseboat
  • Backwater
  • BeachVisit
  • Breakfast
  • Private Car
  • Sightseeing

Wonderful Kerala (11 Nights)- Itinerary

Day 1

Trivandrum Airport and Kovalam Sightseeing

This small coastal town is famous for its palm-backed beaches, lighthouse and fishing harbour, as well as a flourishing Ayurveda and yoga scene.

Once you arrive at the airport, you'll be taken directly to Kovalam, where you can check in early at your hotel (depending on availability) and get refreshed from your jet lag. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the three beautiful beaches of Kovalam and visit the lighthouse for a stunning sunset view.

 Take in the dramatic cliff-edge views of secluded beaches while enjoying a relaxing, luxurious stay at the Niraamaya Retreats. With Ayurveda services, traditional Kerala cottages, a picturesque swimming pool and multi-cuisine restaurants all surrounded by lush coconut palms, what better way to enjoy the coastline?

  • Room Luxury
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Rock Garden
Day 2

Trivandrum Sightseeing

Thiruvananthapuram is the most populous city in Kerala and is an energetic town with  lot of sights, sounds, and foods for the interested guests. Enjoy the sightseeing in Thiruvananthapuram including temple of Ananthan, 122 wooden horses  Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, and Shangumugham Beach and Veli Tourist Village

  • Room Luxury
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Rock Garden
Day 3

Departure from Kovalam and Arrival in Alleppey

Popularly compared to be the “Venice of the East”, Alleppey is home to serene backwater rivers and calm canals.

Make your way to Alleppey to enjoy the serene houseboat day cruise with Spice Route Houseboats. Lunch and snacks will be provided as you experience the calmness while gliding along the backwaters of Alleppey and witness the utter beauty of green paddy fields which are known for below sea level cultivation, the view of the simple country side homes and swaying coconut palms. Get back to the resort in Alleppey with our assistance.

Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort offers modern yet cosy rooms, each with a breathtaking lake view. An Ayurvedic Wellness centre, fitness room and a stunning infinity pool provide you with plenty of ways to unwind and appreciate your surroundings, while the bright and cheery ambience is sure to keep your spirits high as you put your feet up and relax.

  • Room Luxury
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Superior room
Day 4

Departure from Alleppey and Arrival in Kochi

Formerly known as Cochin, this city is prized as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. Due to its ideal location, Kochi was one of the first European settlements in India and quickly became a nexus of international trade.

Visit Fort Kochi, which is home to 39 different communities from all around India. All these communities live harmoniously in 5 sq.km area around Mattancherry. Admire the colonial history still living in the houses built by Dutch, British, Portugese and Indian communities. Soak in the evening ambience at the luxury Hotel, with its scenic views of the backwaters of Kochi and the city’s beautiful harbour, before enjoying a sunset cruise and dinner at the fine rooftop restaurant.

  • Room 5 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Superior Charm Sea View
Day 5

Departure from Kochi and Arrival in Guruvayoor

Guruvayoor is the most popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Kerala, and even in India, thanks to its many historical temples and religious sites.

Arrive in Guruvayoor and take in the local sights and sounds, including the prominent Guruvayoor Temple.

 Profit from the prime location of the Hotel Guruvayoor Gateway: located close to the main Guruvayoor temple, the hotel itself is home to the Sree Krishna temple, also known as the Dwaraka of the South.

  • Room Luxury
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Deluxe Room
Day 6

Departure from Guruvayoor and Arrival in Palakkad

Palakkad is a historical city known as the Gateway to Kerala, with an 18th century fort and associated temple. It’s also home to the famous Ratholsavam Chariot Festival.

Arrive in Palakkad and wonder around Malampuzha dam and rock garden designed from recycled materials before exploring Silent Valley National Park. Overnight at your family house.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Premium
Day 7

Palakkad Sightseeing

Spend the day taking in the wonders of Nelliyampathi, a virgin hill station home to rich rainforests and plenty of wildlife, from elephants, to squirrels, deers and bison in the Paramabikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. At 467m above sea level, Nelliyampathi offers stunning views of sprawling tea gardens, and coffee, cardamom and orange plantations, laced with numerous little waterfalls, streams and rocky hills.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Premium
Day 8

Departure from Palakkad and Arrival in Ooty

Ooty is a scenic hill station dotted around the artificial Ooty Lake, a centre for pleasure-boating and trekking.

Enjoy the drive to Ooty and a leisurely evening in this beautiful town. Stop at Coimbatore and Bhavani River on the way.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals All Meals
  • Style Premium
Day 9

Ooty Sightseeing

Spend the day admiring Ooty’s traditional beauty. Start your day early with a 7.30am toy train ride from Mettupalayam (tickets can be purchased from the station), and then relax in the picturesque Rose Garden and Botanical Gardens. The more adventurous can opt to trek to Doddabetta peak. Otherwise, Wax World, the deer park and the Tea Museum offer plenty to keep you entertained and busy! Take in the beautiful sunset between the palms before heading back to your Bed and Breakfast.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals All Meals
  • Style Premium
Day 10

Departure from Ooty and Arrival in Coimbatore

Located on the banks of the Noyyal River, Coimbatore is a busy business junction town, with a cosmopolitan dining scene and plenty of overnight options.

Take in the beauty of Coimbatore as you wander around Marudhamalai, the Ancient Industrial Artifact Museum and the Gandhipuram centre. Make sure to visit the stunning Siruvani Waterfalls while you are here! Overnight at your family accommodation.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Premium
Day 11

Coimbatore Sightseeing

Spend a day of leisure in Coimbatore, enjoying the local shopping and the yoga centre. Visit Lord Shiva’s statue there, known to be the World’s Largest Bust (Guinness Book of World Records). Overnight with relatives.

  • Room 4 Star
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Style Premium
Day 12

Departure from Coimbatore

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the final day of your holiday and proceed towards the airport. Enjoy some shopping before the drop back at the airport for your flight back home.

  • Meals Breakfast

Wonderful Kerala - Distance & Map

The total distance to be covered in 12 days in the "Wonderful Kerala" package covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Alleppey, Kochi, Guruvayoor, Palakkad, Ooty and Coimbatore. The road conditions can be crowded though on occasion with pedestrians, vehicles and local traffic!

Essential Information

  • Trivandrum International Airport
  • Coimbatore
  • A/C Sedan Car
  • 4 Star
  • Breakfast in all resorts for 13 Days
  • All Meals in houseboat
  • Camp Fire in the evening at Munnar 
  • Tea plantation Walk at Munnar 
  • Sightseeing in Kanyakumari
  • Complimentary sunset cruises 
  • Fishing in the Lake 
  • Fruit basket, Chocolates, Cookies etc.


  • Full Time A/C Option available at extra cost on houseboat
  • Airfare  not included in the price
  • Indian Visa Fee for Foreign Guests
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places/ activities 
  • Meals & Dribks not mentioned in the Itinerary or Inclusions
  • Items of a personal expense such as telephone bills, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Tips & gratuities for drivers & guides
  • Camera/ Video charges.
  • Any Inclusions  not mentioned in the package.
  • Extra runs on the transport other than the Itinerary
  • Charges for early arrivals/ late departures.

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Questions on Wonderful Kerala (11 Nights)


Asked by Kara Fielding from United Kingdom
1 Year ago

How do I book this holiday?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

You can enter your details online any time day or night, and one of our Trip Designers will call you back within 24 hours to help you with booking. Our Trip Designers will be able to assist you further in customising the holiday as per your requirements.


Asked by Josephine Kong from Singapore
1 Year ago

Can I customise this holiday with few hotels of my choice?


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


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

I want to book a taxi for this holiday. Do you offer only taxi services only ?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
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.


Asked by Michala Vestergaard from USA
1 Year ago

What are the payment options you offer?


Answered by Niranjana(Travel Advisor)
December 23, 2019

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI.

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