6-Night Private Kerala Tour from Kochi

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offeredPortsKochi Airport to Cochin (Kochi) International Airport

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Everything about Kerala is heaven. Book this amazing Kerala tour with 6-nights' accommodation to see the best that it has to offer. It's a very different aspect of India, where man has made a perfect ecological balance with the nature. Kerala is all about the breathtaking views of tea-plantations, well maintained national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, pristine beaches and enchanting back-waters (one of the best in the world). This tour covers a little of all the elements that make Kerala "God's Own Country". The resort in Munnar is specially chosen to give you a closer to the nature experience, located in desolation in the push green tea plantations, which will be your own fortress of solitude. From the hills of Munnar to Periyar National Park, and from the secluded beaches of Kollam to the serene backwaters of Alleppey, everything is a lifetime experience.
ItineraryDay 1: Kochi – MunnarPass By: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaArrive at Kochi by flight before noon. The private car will pick-up from airport and head straight to Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. After a 5 hours drive reach Munnar by evening. Check-in at hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kalaripayattu Show. Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala.Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.Day 2: Munnar (sightseeing)Stop At: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast head out to visit Munnar Tea Museum. The tea museum preserves the aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's mountain region of the Western Ghats. Afterwards go for a walking trip in tea plantation. On way back to Munnar visit spices plantation. The spice plantation in Munnar is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala. The spice plantations in Kerala are captivating farms to wander in, since different spices are cultivated in different sections of each plantation.Reach back at the hotel by evening. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.Day 3: Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady)Pass By: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaAfter breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Periyar. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.Reach Periyar by early evening and check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kathakali show (a very popular Indian classical dance form).Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar (Thekkady).Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at The Mountain Courtyard, Thekkady.Day 4: Periyar (Thekkady) - KollamStop At: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, KeralaEarly in the morning set out for half day guided hiking at Periyar National Park and boat safari at Periyar Lake. This activity takes close to 6 hrs. The wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its tiger reserve and elephant reserve. Visiting the sanctuary will be like exploring the nature around, enjoying the pristine and peaceful atmosphere around and getting relaxed from your busy schedules. There are bright chances to spot the elephant herd in the jungle while you are hiking. Reach back to hotel by noon. Check-out from hotel & head towards Kollam, the southern approach to Kerala’s backwaters, surrounded by the calm waterways of Ashtamudi Lake, fringed with coconut palms, cashew plantations and traditional villages – a great place to get a feel for the backwaters without the crowds.Reach Kollam by evening. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.Day 5: Kollam (Varkala Beach tour)Stop At: Varkala Beach, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaAfter breakfast head out for sightseeing tour to Varkala Beach. Varkala is an amazing place where you see sea coast along with cliffs. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs. Varkala Beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming.Reach back Kollam by evening. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.Day 6: Kollam - AlleppeyPass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, KeralaAfter breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Alleppey (a.k.a. Alappuzha). Welcome to the “Venice of the East” – Alleppey, world famous for its vast mesmerizing backwaters. This charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboatsReach Alleppey by noon. Check-in at a private AC houseboat. Have lunch on the houseboat. Enjoy a boat cruise through the magnificent Vembanad lake for an unforgettable experience of backwater cruising. Dinner & overnight stay at the houseboat in Alleppey.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Marvel Cruise (private AC houseboat), Alleppey.Day 7: Alleppey - Kochi (departure)Pass By: Cochin International AirportAfter breakfast, check out from the houseboat and head towards Kochi Airport. Private car will drop you at airport by noon.Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 07 days trip through the God’s own country – Kerala, worth remembering for the lifetime!Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • 6-nights' stay on double sharing basis at 4-star hotels/ homestay/ houseboat mentioned or similar.
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary in a private car with driver (at your disposal).
  • 1 half-day guided jungle walk with boat safari at Periyar National Park.
  • Entry tickets for Munnar Tea Museum, Kalaripayattu Show in Munnar & Kathakali show in Periyar.
  • Entry/Admission - Tea Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Periyar National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Periyar National Park

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Breakfast included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Multi-Day Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Kochi – Munnar Pass By: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala Arrive at Kochi by flight before noon. The private car will pick-up from airport and head straight to Munnar, South India's largest tea-growing region, carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. After a 5 hours drive reach Munnar by evening. Check-in at hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kalaripayattu Show. Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala. Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar. Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.
Day 2: Munnar (sightseeing) Stop At: Tea Gardens, Munnar, Idukki District, Kerala After breakfast head out to visit Munnar Tea Museum. The tea museum preserves the aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's mountain region of the Western Ghats. Afterwards go for a walking trip in tea plantation. On way back to Munnar visit spices plantation. The spice plantation in Munnar is one of the major spice plantations in Kerala. The spice plantations in Kerala are captivating farms to wander in, since different spices are cultivated in different sections of each plantation. Reach back at the hotel by evening. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Munnar. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Mistletoe Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady) Pass By: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala After breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Periyar. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. Reach Periyar by early evening and check-in at the hotel on arrival. In the evening head out to see Kathakali show (a very popular Indian classical dance form). Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar (Thekkady). Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at The Mountain Courtyard, Thekkady.
Day 4: Periyar (Thekkady) - Kollam Stop At: Periyar National Park, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala Early in the morning set out for half day guided hiking at Periyar National Park and boat safari at Periyar Lake. This activity takes close to 6 hrs. The wildlife sanctuary is also famous for its tiger reserve and elephant reserve. Visiting the sanctuary will be like exploring the nature around, enjoying the pristine and peaceful atmosphere around and getting relaxed from your busy schedules. There are bright chances to spot the elephant herd in the jungle while you are hiking. Reach back to hotel by noon. Check-out from hotel & head towards Kollam, the southern approach to Kerala’s backwaters, surrounded by the calm waterways of Ashtamudi Lake, fringed with coconut palms, cashew plantations and traditional villages – a great place to get a feel for the backwaters without the crowds. Reach Kollam by evening. Check-in at the hotel on arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.
Day 5: Kollam (Varkala Beach tour) Stop At: Varkala Beach, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala After breakfast head out for sightseeing tour to Varkala Beach. Varkala is an amazing place where you see sea coast along with cliffs. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs. Varkala Beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming. Reach back Kollam by evening. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kollam. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Fragrant Nature Resort, Kollam.
Day 6: Kollam - Alleppey Pass By: Alleppey Backwaters, Alappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala After breakfast check-out from hotel & head towards Alleppey (a.k.a. Alappuzha). Welcome to the “Venice of the East” – Alleppey, world famous for its vast mesmerizing backwaters. This charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboats Reach Alleppey by noon. Check-in at a private AC houseboat. Have lunch on the houseboat. Enjoy a boat cruise through the magnificent Vembanad lake for an unforgettable experience of backwater cruising. Dinner & overnight stay at the houseboat in Alleppey. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Marvel Cruise (private AC houseboat), Alleppey.
Day 7: Alleppey - Kochi (departure) Pass By: Cochin International Airport After breakfast, check out from the houseboat and head towards Kochi Airport. Private car will drop you at airport by noon. Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 07 days trip through the God’s own country – Kerala, worth remembering for the lifetime! Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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