Best of Kerala

Destinations Covered

Cochin – Munnar – Thekkedy – Kumarakom – Alleppey –Kovalam – Trivanduram


9 Nights - 10 Days


DAY 1 - Cochin

Arrive into Cochin,Welcome to Vardhman’s “Best of Kerala.” On arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel.Later proceed on a city tour of Cochin Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the Hill Palace Museum which displays articles of archeological importance.Evening attend the Kathakali dance performance

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 2 - Cochin – Anthirampally Waterfalls-Munnar

This morning drive to Munnar enroute visit Tea plantations and Anthirampally Waterfalls.On arrival in Munnar, check in at hotel. Afternoon, Boat ride in the lake.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 3 - Munnar

Today proceed on a city tour of Munnar.City tour of Munnar,Visit Eravikulam National Park to see rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, Old Munnar Town, Dairy Farm and the Mattupetty Dam. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 4 - Munnar – Thekkedy

On day 4 of your tour, drive to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar / Thekkady after breakfast. Thekkady is a wonderful place to visit during a trip to Kerala. Indeed, tours to Thekkady are fast gaining popularity with every passing day. Enjoy an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. This will enable you to have a close look at the park’s large variety of wildlife including elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and birds.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 5 -Thekkedy – Kumarakom/Kottayam

Morning have breakfast at the hotel and later check out. Drive to Kumarakom, a place best known for the honeymooners. It is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. The lush green vegetation and the climate attract a number of tourists to this place.On reaching Kumarakom check in your hotel. Later on move out for the local tour.Visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Churches etc.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 6 - Kumarakom – Alleppey

Morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey-“The Vience of East”. On arrival check into your deluxe houseboat to enjoy the 22 hours of backwater cruise to Alleppey. The House boat will reach Back water resort were you will be staying previous night This journey is considered to be one of the best attractions. The house boat is fully furnished with single and double bedrooms, sundeck, private balcony and a kitchen. It also comprises a chef, Oarsmen & cabin assistant. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc.

Overnight: Houseboat

DAY 7 - Alleppey

The houseboat comes to halt at Allepepy. Disembark the houseboat after breakfast and transfer to your hotel in Allepepy. Relax for sometime and afternoon move out for the local tour of Alleppey.Visit Alleppey Beach, Kuttanad – the rice bowl of Kerala, and so on. Later in the evening drive back to the hotel to stay overnight.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 8 - Alleppey – Kovalam

Morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Kovalam. Thirty years ago, Kovalam was a hippy idyll, a picture perfect tropical beach; a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut beer). Today it is one of the world famous tourist destinations for Beach lovers. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore.On arrival transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax on the beach shore

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9 - Kovalam

Morning have breakfast at the hotel and later move out for a local tour of Kovalam and Trivanduram.
Visit covering Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach etc.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 10 - Kovalam – Trivanduram

After breakfast transfer to the Trivandrum Airport to catch flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Best of Kerala” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.


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