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Cultural Kerala

This package is a comprehensive tour of the state of Kerala. This tour covers all the important tourist attractions of the state. It takes you to the beaches of Kerala, to the famed backwaters, to a wildlife sanctuary in the state and to the most famous hill station in Kerala. This tour allows you to experience the cultural diversity of the state as you travel through the various destinations.

Destinations Covered: Mumbai/New Delhi- Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)-Kovalam-Quilon-Alleppey-Periyar-Munnar-Kochi (Cochin)-Mumbai (Bombay)
Tour Package Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days


Backwaters, Kerala


Day 01 Mumbai (Bombay)/New Delhi
Arrive at either Mumbai or New Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 02 Mumbai or New Delhi/Tiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Tiruvananthapuram. On arrival at Tiruvananthapuram, from the airport drive straight to Kovalam, a city that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can surf, swim, take part is different aquatic sports or just relax on the beach and enjoy the view.

Day 03 Kovalam/KanyaKumari/Kovalam
The morning is free. After lunch take a trip to Kanya Kumari and visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace and watch the unique sight of the sun setting and moon rising over the ocean at the same time. Return to Kovalam in the night and spend the night here.

Day 04 Kovalam
After breakfast at the hotel, take a half-day sightseeing tour and visit Shree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Napier Museum, Chitralayam Art Gallery, Zoological Gardens, Reptile House Observatory and Kanakakannu Palace at Trivandrum. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 05 Kovalam-Quilon
After breakfast drive to Quilon one of the oldest ports of the Malabar Coast that was once the hub of international spice trade. It is well known for its Cashew nut production and delicious seafood. On arrival check into the hotel. Then visit the remains of some ancient temples built here. Then visit the village to get an idea of the culture and lifestyle of the people of Quilon. Spend the night at Quilon.

Day 06 & 07 Quilon/Alleppey
After breakfast take the traditional Kerala Houseboat the Kettuvalam and leave Quilon for Alleppey using the backwaters of Kerala. Reach Alleppey the next morning. The rest of the day is spent exploring and shopping in Alleppey. Spend the night on the Houseboat.

Day 08 Alleppey/Periyar
After breakfast drive to Periyar. Reach Periyar by noon. After lunch visit the coffee plantations and villages that are nearby.

Day 09 Periyar
In the morning take a boat ride on the Lake Periyar and watch the animals that come to this water hole. The animals that you are likely to see are wild boars, sambars, wild dogs and wild elephants. Return for lunch to the hotel. After lunch take another trip on the lake.

Day 10 Periyar/Munnar
In the morning drive to Munnar from Periyar. Munnar is on the green hills of Kerala and has acres and acres of lush green tea plantations. It is ideal for long peaceful walks amidst the surrounding greenery. At Munnar you are free to enjoy nature's bounty.

Day 11 Munnar
The day is at your leisure.

Day 12 Munnar/Kochi (Cochin)
Drive from Munnar to Kochi. On reaching Kochi you are free to rest or shop in the city. In the evening take a boat cruise on the backwaters of Kochi.

Day 13 Kochi (Cochin)/Mumbai (Bombay)
After breakfast take a flight to Mumbai and from there the connection flight for your onward journey.

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