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Coastal Retreat: From Cochin to Kovalam, Unwind in Kerala's Best Destinations
8 Days · 7 Nights
₹ 30,938
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Kerala+ 4 More
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Prepare for an incredible journey filled with lush landscapes, serene backwaters, aromatic spices, and Kerala's warm hospitality. Our thoughtfully crafted itinerary begins in Munnar, the "Tea Garden of India," then takes you to Thekkady, home to the renowned Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. We'll continue to Alleppey, the "Venice of the East," for a magical backwater experience, and conclude in the coastal paradise of Kovalam. Sink your toes into golden sands and let the waves soothe you into pure relaxation.

  • Cochin
  • Arrive at Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station. You will receive assistance with arrival formalities.
  • You will be then to transferred to the hotel in Cochin. Cochin, currently known as Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula that reflects a blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village.
  • Check in at the Hotel.
  • Later in the day enjoy a half day city tour of Cochin where you will be visiting the below sites:
  • The Jewish Synagogue - A timeless gem that whispers stories of a rich history and houses the stunning "Jew Town Clock Tower," an intriguing blend of Indian and European architectural styles.
  • St.Francis Church - St. Francis Church stands as a silent witness to centuries of maritime history, and it's where the legendary explorer Vasco da Gama was initially buried, before his remains were later moved to Portugal.
  • Dutch Palace - Discover its vibrant murals that tell tales of ancient royalty, and don't miss the intriguing fact that the palace has never been used by any Dutch monarch!
  • Chinese Fishing Net - Introduced to Kochi by Chinese explorer Zheng He, this is one of the most fascinating attractions which have been in use for over 500 years.
  • Marine Drive - This picturesque promenade is not just a popular hangout spot, but it also hosts the annual Kochi International Dragon Boat Race.
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel in Cochin.
  • Cochin to Munnar – 140 KMS / 4 Hours
  • Later proceed to Munnar, located 1800 meters above Sea level and marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather.
  • Enroute visit the following:
  • Spice Plantations
  • Cheyyara waterfalls - It's rumored to be a favorite spot for local wildlife to cool off during the scorching summers!
  • Valara waterfalls - Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Munnar's pristine landscape, this enchanting waterfall with its breathtaking 1000-foot drop, is a popular filming location.
  • On arrival check in at the Hotel.
  • Later in the day leisure away.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Munnar.
  • Munnar Sightseeing
  • Post breakfast depart to enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar and visit the following places.
  • Madupetty Dam/Lake - Just 10km from Munnar, it's a favorite haunt for playful elephants who often visit for a refreshing dip.
  • Echo Point - 15km from Munnar, it is a natural wonder where your voice bounces back to you with surprising clarity, making it a delightful spot for visitors seeking a unique acoustic experience.
  • Nursery Garden
  • Photo Point - This picturesque spot offers breathtaking views of lush tea gardens and, fun fact, was once featured in a famous Bollywood movie.
  • Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park – Home to Nilgiri Tahr - an endangered species of mountain goats, this rolling grassland spreads over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills. It's the only place in the world where you can spot these rare mountain goats. The entry fee is approximately INR 60 per person.
  • Anaimudi Peak – Translates to "Elephant's Forehead," that is inspired by its unique shape resembling an elephant's head. It is also South India’s Highest Peak!
  • Tea Museum - Discover the fascinating journey from leaf to cup while sipping on some of the world's finest teas amidst breathtaking scenery. This museum remains open from 10AM till 4PM every day, closed on Monday. There is a fee of INR 75/- per head for entrance.
  • Evening Spice/Tea trailing at Munnar.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Munnar.
  • Optional Activities: Ayurvedic Massage, Night Jeep Safari, Kathakali/Kalarippayattu Show.
  • Munnar to Thekkady (PERIYAR) – 120 KMS / 4 HRS
  • After breakfast proceed to Thekkady.
  • Set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala, the drive to Thekkady is a scenic journey past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls.
  • On arrival check into the hotel.
  • Later in the day head to enjoy the half day sightseeing tour of Thekkady.
  • A boat safari on the Periyar Lake through Periyar Tiger Reserve extends a lifetime’s chance to spot a number of wildlife including Asian elephants, Lion-tailed Macaque, the Gaur, the Sambar, wild boar and many other rare species.
  • Evening walk through the bustling Spice Market in the Kumily village.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Thekkady.
  • Optional Activities: Ayurvedic Massage, Kathakali Show, Kalarippayattu Show, Jungle Patrolling
  • Please pre-book your Periyar Boating Ticket through the online link.
  • Thekkady to Alleppey (HOUSEBOAT) – 175 KMS / 4 HRS
  • Post breakfast proceed to Alleppey, a charming village on Vembanadu Lake. which is known for its azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats.
  • On arrival check in at the Kettuvallam which is popularly known as the Kerala Houseboat.
  • Lunch at the Houseboat.
  • Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers.
  • Visit paddy field in Kuttanadan region which is the only region to cultivate rice below sea level.
  • Overnight at houseboat in Alleppey.
  • HOUSEBOAT(Alleppey) to Kovalam – 175 KMS / 4 HRS
  • In the Morning disembark from the Houseboat at the boat jetty.
  • Proceed to Kovalam, which is renowned among many and has been favorite haunt of tourists since 1930’s.
  • On arrival check in at the Hotel.
  • Visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple - This ancient temple where history intertwines with spirituality boasts of the world's richest treasure vaults, shrouded in secrecy for centuries.
  • Kovalam Zoo - It's the only zoo in India with a breathtaking coastal view.
  • Kuthiramalika Museum - History meets art in a palace adorned with over 100 horses carved in wood! Step into a world where each horse has a unique story to tell.
  • The Napier Museum - It is a treasure trove of art and history where it houses a 400-year-old Japanese shadow play leather puppet.
  • Veli Village - Renowned for its mesmerizing backwaters!
  • Spend the evening at spectacular Kovalam Beach. Kovalam offers breathtaking backwaters, lush landscapes, coconut palms and pristine beaches.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kovalam.
  • Optional Activities: Ayurvedic Massage, Day Trip to Kanyakumari.
  • Day Trip to Kanyakumari
  • In the morning proceed to Kanyakumari, the confluence of three oceans - Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal.
  • On the way visit Poovar Beach & Backwater - It's one of the very few places on Earth where the river, sea, and beach meet harmoniously, creating a mesmerizing natural wonderland.
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace - This magnificent wooden palace boasts the world's largest single-piece teak roof, a true architectural marvel!
  • Suchindram Temple – This temple boasts a unique musical pillar that produces seven distinct musical notes when struck!
  • On arrival head out to enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari.
  • Visit Swami Vivekananda Memorial – This is where Swami Vivekananda attained enlightenment while meditating on the rocks overlooking the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean.
  • Triveni Sangam - It's the only place in India where the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean converge, creating a mesmerizing blend of waters.
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue - Standing tall at the southernmost tip of India in Kanyakumari, the Thiruvalluvar Statue is not only an impressive 133-foot-tall tribute to the ancient Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar but also one of the few statues in the world that isn't built on a pedestal, symbolizing his timeless wisdom and connection to the people.
  • In the evening witness the spectacular sunset view and then return to Kovalam.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kovalam.
  • Optional Activities: Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum – 20 KMS / 1 HRS
  • Later proceed to Trivandrum.
  • Bid farewell to this serene land as your holidays come to an end.
  • You will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey back home.
Hotel Details
  • Cochin- Millenium Continental Cochin
  • Munnar- Pine Tree Munnar - Red Pine Room
  • Thekkady- Seasons Thekkay - Classic room
  • Alleppey- AC Deluxe Houseboat
  • Kovalam- Jasmine Palace
  • Stay as mentioned above
  • Daily breakfast (Except on day 1)
  • All Meals in Houseboat
  • Hotel Category – As per the package
  • Private Cab – AC Sedan (Etios/ Dzire)
  • Driver – Guide
  • All Sightseeing & transfer as per the itinerary
  • Taxes Included
  • 24*7 assistance
  • Lunch & Dinner in the Hotels
  • Airfare
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions (laundry, entry tickets etc.

Please Note

• The Package for 4 people is including 2 separate houseboats, in case of one houseboat with 2 bedroom option prices will go down depending upon category.

• Cab Pickup and drop is from Airport to Airport

• Cab timings are from Morning to evening covering all the sightseeing's and we wont be responsible in case any location is closed or missed due to timing issue

For Hotels the checking time is 2pm and for houseboat is 12:00 noon

• Meal Plan for the hotels is CPAI

• Meal Plan for Houseboat is APAI

• Honeymoon Inclusions for the houseboat (Flower Bed decoration, candle light dinner and cake) will cost additional 1500 for deluxe and 2000 for premium and Luxury category

• For Periyar Tiger reserve boating please book the tickets in advance directly, we wont be able to take the booking request, link -

Tickets for Kathakali Show and Martial Art Show can be purchased directly once the guests reach Thekkady

• Shikara Boat ride can be booked for 1500 per hour in Alleppey payable directly (for 2 pax)

• AC Timings for the Deluxe Houseboat is 9pm to 6am

• Luxury Houseboat mentioned is with 1bd jacuzzi, in case jacuzzi is not available, a similar non - jacuzzi luxury houseboat will be provided

• Hotel rooms currently mentioned are with base category and Non ac, for ac rooms, additional charges needs to be paid and same needs to be conveyed at the time of booking confirmation "Rooms are subject to availability. If rooms are not available at a particular hotel similar category of hotel will be provided

• AC will not be allotted in the cab on hilly areas. In case of AC required on hilly areas extra charge will be applicable

• Driver will follow the itinerary to cover all sightseeing

• Cab will not be provided on disposable basis

• Driver will not entertain market visit until it is mentioned in the itinerary

• In case of Force majeure, Natural Calamities, Epidemics or any other unforeseen circumstances if the package is canceled, we will provide you the same package on a different future date (Not more than 6 months after situation gets normal) and there shall be no refunds in such cases

Please note - Minimum 2 persons are required to book this tour.

The Above rates are not applicable for the peak season and blackout dates

Diwali Weekend, Christmas Vacation & New Year

If cancelled 30 days prior to journey date, cancellation charges: 25%

• If cancelled 21-30 days prior to journey date, cancellation charges: 50%

• If cancelled 11-21 days prior to journey date, cancellation charges: 75%

• If cancelled within 10 days of journey date, cancellation charges: 100%

• No show or same day cancellation charges: 100%.

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