Destinations Covered: Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Quilon - Alleppey - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin
Tour Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 01: Trivandrum - Kovalam
On your arrival at Trivandrum, you’ll be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to Kovalam, a beautiful and famous tourist destination, boasting of three beaches - Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach. Feel the real taste of nature and indulge in ultimate relaxation on the white sands of the long coastline! The famous Ayurvedic massage and herbal body toning can be easily found at all resorts along the beaches. Beautified with the swaying coconut palms and golden sands, Kovalam is a must-visit destination for a family holiday. Check-in at the hotel and spend the day unwinding whilst enjoying the charm of the beach. The heritage resort, The Travancore Heritage, is your abode for the night.
Day 02: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Enjoy an early morning walk on the beach and return for an appetizing breakfast at the resort. Proceed further to Trivandrum for a sightseeing tour. Koyikkal Palace, Napier Museum, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Akkulam Lake, Shankumugham Beach, the Government Secretariat, and Sree Chitra Art Gallery are some major attractions of the city. You are free to spend the rest of the day to your utmost pleasure. Laze around the beach, indulge in sunbathing, play with your family, swim down the calm waters, or gaze at the sunset, the day is at your behest. Enjoy a lavish supper at The Travancore Heritage and call it a day.
Day 03: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
After breakfast, you’ll be headed towards Kanyakumari for witnessing some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sites of India. The southernmost tip of India, sometimes referred to as Cape Comorian, Kanyakumari is the confluence of three ocean bodies and is most renowned for magnificent and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. If luck favors you and you visit this place on a full moon evening, you can spot the sunset and moonrise on both sides of the horizon, at the same time. Besides these two astonishing views, this southernmost Indian tip is also home to some Hindu pilgrimage sites. Vivekananda Rock is one such center. Suchendra Temple and Padmnabhapuram Palace are worth-visiting destinations. Return back to the hotel in the evening and stroll around the beach, before you retreat back with a luscious dinner. Spend the night at The Travancore Heritage.
Day 04: Quilon (Kollam)
Post breakfast; proceed to Quilon, the centre of the country’s cashew trading and processing industry. Also, one of the oldest ports of Malabar Coast, Kollam has a number of tourist destinations to amaze at, such as Palaruvi Falls, Thenmala (forests and reservoir), Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, and the spectacular Ashatamudi Lake. Your overnight stay will be at Aadithya Lake Resort beside this beautiful lake.
Day 05: Quilon (Kollam)
Your day five tour continues with a visit to the village of Kollam. Revitalize and rejuvenate at the backwater recreation club. Leisure around at the resort and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Stay overnight at Aadithya Lake Resort.
Day 06: Alleppey
After a sumptuous breakfast, drive to Alleppey, one of the exotic sites of backwater tourist centers in Kerala, better known as the “Venice of the East”. Prominent for the mishmash of lakes, lagoons, and freshwater rivers intermingling with one another, Alleppey is adorned with picturesque beauty and a large number of water bodies, namely, rivers, canals, and lakes. An ideal destination for boat cruises! Check-in to traditional Keralite houseboat and spend the day cruising through the backwaters, in the midst of green forests, calm waters, and captivating beauty. Overnight stay is arranged at a deluxe A/C houseboat.
Day 07: Thekkady
Take an early breakfast as you have an adventurous trek awaits you at Periyar. South India’s most fascinating wildlife sanctuary, Periyar wildlife sanctuary offers you a unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. Spot bison, wild elephant, boar, langur, the Great Indian tiger and many more animals in their natural world. Quickly check-in to the hotel post this exciting tour and proceed towards a boat cruise in the lake to discover several more wild animals. Spend the night at Pepper County Diamond Home Stay, with the locals.
Day 08: Thekkady
Day eight offers you a city tour of Thekkady, wherein you can explore the rare species of plantations and animals. Finish off with visiting the spice plantations of cardamom, pepper, coffee, and tea estates, before you settle down for a delicious lunch at a local eatery. Thereafter, drop at Abraham’s Spice Garden, to gain knowledge about various methods of plantations and spices from the agriculturist attending you. Step into one of the local shops at the market on your way back home to purchase some fragrant spices. Spend the night at Hotel Pepper County Diamond Home Stay.
Day 09: Munnar
Finish off your breakfast and continue your journey to the next destination, Munnar. The hill-resort town of Kerala, Munnar is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations, particularly for the scenic beauty and marvelous waterfalls. Play with the nature, embrace the high mountains, or reach for the low flying clouds, Munnar has everything to give your eyes a perfect retreat! Arrive at Munnar and check-in at the hotel. Move out in the evening for sightseeing, starting off with the luxuriant tea gardens that spread out like a green carpet across hundreds of kilometers over the verdant hills. Such is the beauty and charm of this paradise that words fall short to describe them. Your night stay is arranged at the super deluxe room of Bracknel Forest Resort. Enjoy a sound sleep amidst the green and the greens!
Day 10: Munnar
Continue with exploring and admiring the magnificence and luxury of this flourishing heaven on day ten. This first tourist site is Rajamalai National Park, a top peak of Munnar, which offers rare sights of the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goats). The Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, and Eco-Point are other spots that are sure to captivate you. If time permits you and you wish to ingest the natural beauty of this dreamland, step into a traditional boat and enjoy boating in the lake. Return back to Bracknel Forest Resort for overnight stay.
Day 11: Cochin
Have a gorgeous breakfast and continue your family vacation to Cochin - the Queen of Arabian Sea. Our representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. One of the finest natural harbours in the world, Kochi was a major centre for commerce and trade with the British. This lovely city is flanked by Western Ghats on the east and Arabian Sea on the west and thus, is bestowed with some amazing tourist spots to get flattered by. On arrival, check into The Fort Heritage, a heritage hotel and call it a day.
Day 12: Cochin
Soon after breakfast, step into the cab and drive down the city to check out the major places of tourist interest. Jewish Synagogue, Mattanchery Palace, St.Francis Church, and Chinese Fishing Nets are the major destinations. Liven up the evening with the famous dance drama of Kerala - the Kathakali. Artistic gesticulations, amazing costumes, and very extensive make-up form the highlights and uniqueness of this dance form. For the spiritual being within you, the stories narrated will complete mesmerize and influence you, particularly the Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. The Fort Heritage is your residence for the night.
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast, move to Cochin Airport for your onward travel. Your family vacation ends here as you board your flight with memories of a blissful and pleasurable holiday.
Kerala Family Holiday Package covers Trivandrum, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Quilon, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar and Cochin.