IN18: 11 Days Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Periyar - Munnar - Kochi
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival in Trivandrum, Airport pick-up & drive 30mins to Kovalam
When you land at the Trivandrum (also known as Thiruvananthapuram) Airport, our representative will pick you up and escort you to check into your hotel. For the rest of the day, it is free for you to recover from the jet lag or stroll around the wonderful beaches. There are also many beach relaxations to choose like sunbathing and herbal massages.
Day 2: Full day excursion to Trivandrum
After breakfast, we will drive to Trivandrum. Our guided tour will start at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple (only Hindus are permitted to go inside) in a mixed architectural style of Kerala and Dravidian. It was decorated with a large amount of priceless treasures. Then we will proceed to the 19th-century Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace (Closed on Monday), which displays traditional paintings and royal antiques. Later we will go to the Napier Museum to admire the ancient artifacts collected throughout Kerala State. Our guided Kerala honeymoon package for today will end at the Sree Chithra Art Gallery, where your eyes will be feasted with the various genres of art in the South India. Afterwards, we will drive back to your hotel in Kovalam.
Day 3: Kovalam beach free at leisure
The full day is free for you to have fun on the beaches of Kovalam. Taking sunbath, swimming and snorkeling are popular recreational activities to make most of the day. Besides, we suggest you never miss the chance to sample delicious sea food cooked in the local flavor.
Day 4: Drive 5h to Kumarakom by private car, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
In the morning, we will set out for Kumarakom which is famous for the fascinating landscapes. Stopovers are at your request en-route. On arrival, we will help you to check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, we will head to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, where bird enthusiasts will be pleased by the thousands of migratory birds. The Vembanad Lake make the sanctuary a preferable haunt of the migratory birds from the Himalayas even Siberia. You might see the graceful Siberian stork, the skillful fly-catchers, the colorful native kingfishers and so on. We do not suggest you get too close to these adorable creatures or feed them during your visit.
Day 5: Drive 1-2h from Kumarakom to Alleppey & Board houseboat
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Alleppey (officially known as Alappuzha) by a private vehicle. Reputed as the Venice of the East, Alleppey is famous for the attractive backwaters, lakes and beaches. Upon arrival, we will escort you to board a houseboat for a cruise in Kerala's backwaters. Passing by the lush coconut palms and small villages, you will get close to the local lifestyle. It will be an unforgettable experience in your Kerala honeymoon package. After the delightful boating, you will stay overnight on the houseboat, which is full broad.
1. We recommend you to board the houseboat between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. to make the best time of the cruise, because after the sunset (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) the local fishermen will spread nets for fishing and the houseboat cruise is not available.
2. Every year on the second Saturday of August, there will be a Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamada Lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Drive 4h to Periyar by private car, Cruise on Periyar Lake
In the morning, we will set out for a private ride to Periyar. We will make stopovers for rest at your request. Upon arrival, we will help you check into your hotel. Then you can enjoy visiting a famous spice plantation, where lots of exotic spices await you to learn about.
In the afternoon, we will take you to the Periyar Lake, located on the center of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here you will take a 1-hour cruise. This 19th-century reservoir is abundant in water resource and wooded hills, which provide an inhabitation to a variety of wildlife. During the cruise, you will not only enjoy fabulous beautiful landscapes, but also glimpse deer and birds. After the pleasant boating, you can opt to watch the Kalaripayattu martial art show (at additional cost) which is considered the oldest martial art with a history of over 1,500 years, or go back to your hotel.
Day 7: 3-hour drive from Periyar to Munnar
After breakfast, we will continue our Kerala honeymoon package to Munnar by a road transfer. After checking into your hotel, you are free for the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. As a popular summer resort, Munnar is rich in serene hills, beautiful lakes as well as tea plantations. Embracing by the aroma of tea and fresh air, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the foot of the mountains.
Day 8: Munnar highlights with Eravikulam National Park
After breakfast, we will take a guided visit to Munnar. Our first stop today is the Eravikulam National Park, where you can immerse yourself in the delightful natural landscape, or encounter some endangered animals, especially the Nilgiri Tahr, a species of the mountain goat. Then we will visit the Tea Museum to see the photographs and machineries, which show the development of the tea plantation in Munnar. After this, we will head to the Top Station to enjoy the scenic panorama of the Munnar city. On the way, we will stop at the Echo Point, famous for the natural echo phenomenon. Today our Kerala tour package for couples will end with a visit to Mattupetty, where the luxuriant plants covers. The Mattupetty Dam invites you to get relaxed by taking a stroll along the tranquil lake.
Day 9: Private drive for 4.5h from Munnar to Kochi
The coastal city, Kochi, will be our last destination. In the morning, your driver will transfer you to Kochi, and help you check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this European-style town.
Day 10: Kochi full day city tour with Jewish Synagogue
Today we explore this wonderful port city. After breakfast, we will set off to sight-see some distinctive buildings at the Jew Town (close on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays). The British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese styled structures sitting peacefully in the narrow lanes, waiting to be explored. Next we will venture into the Mattancherry Palace, a 16th-century Portuguese palace endowed with artistic murals depicting Hindu legends. Then we will proceed to St Francis Church built in 1503. It is a historic church being not only the oldest European church in India, but also a witness to the European colonization in Kochi. Our next stop is the Jewish Synagogue full of rare antiques. Today's visits end at the Kochi harbor. You will be guide to see the 14th-century Chinese-Style Fishing Nets which are still in use. In the evening, there is an optional performance for you called Kathakali (at your own expense). It is a traditional Hindu dance drama featuring the colorful make-up and unique choreography.
Day 11: Departure from Kochi
Our Kerala honeymoon tour package will draw to an end today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight. We wish you a nice onward journey!
|Destinations||Luxury Hotels||Standard Hotels|
|Kovalam||Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Resort, Kovalam||Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Resort, Kovalam|
|Kumarakom||Lake Song, Kumarakom||Lake Song, Kumarakom|
|Alleppey||Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)||Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)|
|Periyar||Elephant Court, Periyar||Elephant Court, Periyar|
|Munnar||Devonshire Green, Munnar||Devonshire Green, Munnar|
|Kochi||Crowne Plaza Kochi||Radisson Blu, Kochi|
Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec|
|Apr - Sep|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$1279 |
|Apr - Sep||$1139 |
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$1249 |
|Apr - Sep||$1109 |
- Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure by our representative.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast except in Alleppey (Houseboat) where stay will be on full board basis.
- 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Regular shared boat ride on Lake Periyar.
- Monument Entrance fee as per itinerary.
- English-speaking local guides for tours mentioned in the itinerary (No guide in Kumarakom, Alleppey & Periyar).
- All presently applicable taxes.
- International flight into Trivandrum and out of Kochi.
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (insurance, drinks, camera fee etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- India Visa Fee.