The Sweet Life in Kerala

From: $450.00

God’s Own Country beckons you with this group trip for couples and families! Take a tour around this breathtaking part of India with its rich cultural heritage, lush greens and picturesque back-waters. Live in the old spice-trading houseboats and take in ancient Kalaripayattu performances, chill by the beach or catch a few surfs. Seafood, local art, age-old traditions, and a wildlife safari, makes this experience a rich one!

 

Package Tour Dates
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6 Days | Min 1 People | Max 10 People

  • Dates are subject to availability and personnel management.
  • The dates you choose will have to be confirmed by an Altertrips travel curator via email.
  • You will be charged only after the dates are confirmed.
All about the The Sweet Life in Kerala.

God’s Own Country beckons you with this group trip for couples and families! Take a tour around this breathtaking part of India with its rich cultural heritage, lush greens and picturesque back-waters. Live in the old spice-trading houseboats and take in ancient Kalaripayattu performances, chill by the beach or catch a few surfs. Seafood, local art, age-old traditions, and a wildlife safari, makes this experience a rich one!

Important
Please note that dates are subject to availability and personnel management. The dates you choose for this trip will have to be confirmed by an Altertrips travel curator via email. You will be charged only after the dates are confirmed.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation + Breakfasts
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Houseboat accommodation + boat ride + meals on board
  • Cultural Performances
  • AC Car & knowledgeable guide for sightseeing
  • Intercity transfers
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals (except wherever mentioned)
  • Flights + VISA + Travel Insurance
  • Entrance tickets to activities (except wherever mentioned)
  • Tips & Gratuities
  1. Day 1 Cochin & Munnar

    Upon arrival at Cochin Airport/Railway Station, our local host will meet and assist you at the airport and later you will proceed to Munnar. You’ll check-in at the hotel in Munnar and later head off to go sightseeing at Mattupetty Dam; a beautiful spot for viewing the picturesque Munnar, Kundala Lake- a natural lake with recreational activities like boating and having an excellent view of the Western Ghats as well as the forest that surrounds it.

  2. Day 2 Munnar

    Early morning, right after breakfast you’ll proceed to visit Eco point and take a behind-the-scenes look at a tea plantation with a tasting. In the afternoon you can visit Eravikulam National park, where the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is conserved!

  3. Day 3 Munnar to Thekkady

    After Breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to Thekkady. Thekkady offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation. Here you can go for a Wildlife Cruise to view a large variety of wildlife like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted.
    Choose to take a tour of a spice plantation or a tropical chocolate factory. Go boating in Periyar lake and check out the Tiger Reserve. You can also opt to go on a Jeep Safari of the Periyar National Park, and visit the Mangla Devi Temple.

    The evening is spent at a spectacular Kadathanadan Kalari (an infamous form of Kalari Payattu) and a Navrasa Kathakali performance.

  4. Day 4 Alleppey Houseboat

    Day 4 will take you to the Alleppey Houseboats by noon.
    Houseboats are the modern forms of kettuvallams or rice boats which were used as ferries to carry rice. have a sumptuous lunch on board the houseboat and later cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. The boat moors on the lake for the night by evening. After dark, you can enjoy a delicious dinner to the sound of water lapping the side of the boat.

  5. Day 5 Kovalam

    After Breakfast, check out of the houseboats & proceed to Kovalam. Take a leisurely trip to the Lighthouse, located at the southern end of Kovalam Beach. It houses the Vizhinjam marine Aquarium – established in 1997, has rare species of invertebrates, and ornamental fish. Visit Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach Water and enthusiasts can opt to go kayaking or swimming, or you can just chill by the beach with cool, delicious coconuts to sip from!

  6. Day 6 Trivandrum

    Day 6 gives you two options. You can either choose to spend a leisurely, relaxing day by the gorgeous beaches of Kovalam, or you can go sightseeing in the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum. Kovalam has blue seas, surf waves, delicious seafood, and is a beach lover’s paradise. Trivandrum has the Sri Chitra Art Gallery that
    houses paintings from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art — a culture lover’s delight.

  7. Day 7 Departure

    Say goodbye to Kerala! You will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for departure.

Accomodation

Accommodation in Deluxe Hotels (with more than 8-star ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor) is included in the cost. The cost of houseboat lodging is also included. All accommodation is on sharing basis. No solo accommodation available.