Essence of Kerela (7 nights/8 days)

Destinations Covered


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cochin

When you arrive to Cochin you will be transferred to the hotel which is situated in the Cochin historic Fort. Have some relax time in the hotel and in the evening take the pleasure of sunset cruise. For this you will be taken to Cochin harbor, where you can also check out the activities of harbor as well as Chinese Fishing Nets.

Day 2: Cochin sightseeing

In the morning after your breakfast you will be taken for historical sightseeing which comprise of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Some of the attractions that you can see at Fort Cochin are St. Francis Church, Local Fish Market, Santa Cruz Basilica as well as Chinese Fishing Nets. After this you will taken to see attractions of Mattancherry which includes Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace as well as Spice Market. Spend a night at Cochin hotel.

Activities: Enjoy shopping for Spices, handlooms, jewelry as well as antiques at the Jew Street. In the evening take the pleasure of Kathakali Dance Show.

Day 3: Cochin to Munnar (134 kms around 3 hours of drive)

After your morning breakfast your drive will be towards Munnar hills of tea plantation. Once you reach your accommodation will be booked in Plantation retreat. Once you check in you need to get ready to visit Erivakulam Sanctuary. This is where you will find Nilgiri Tahr, tea museum as well as have a leisurely walk around the tea plantation. Spend a night at Munnar hotel.

Activities: You can enjoy walk over the tea estate.

Day 4: Munnar to Periyar (62kms around 1 hour of drive)

In the morning get ready to leave for Periyar through Western Ghats. Once you reach there check in the hotel. After that you will be taken to visit spice plantation wherein you can get knowledge related to various spices that are grown in that area. In the afternoon you will be taken for boat trip on Lake Periyar. This is where you get an opportunity to see wild elephants. Spend a night at the Periyar hotel.

Day 5: Periyarn – Enjoy Houseboat or backwater resort

In the morning be ready to enjoy houseboat. You will be taken through the hills as well as plantations for backwaters. There you will have private riceboats for enjoying cruise via Lake Vembanad as well as backwater canals. This is a great way to rejuvenate by enjoying the village life that comes along the way.

For your night stay you have two options either you can spend night at riceboats or else if your prefer land based then you can stay at backwater resorts.

Day 6: Backwaters to Kovalm

Your next destination would be Kovalm which is basically a welcoming beach. Once you reach there, check in the beach resort ignoring the Arabian Sea. Entire day you can spend at your leisure. Spend a night at Kovalm beach resort.

Day 7: Kovalm

The entire day you can spend enjoying he beach activities. You can also rejuvenate yourself at the resort. Spend a night at the Kovalm beach resort.

Day 8: Kovalam to Trivandrum for departure

In the next morning you will be transferred to Trivandrum International Airport for departure.