Kerala Tour

Kettuvallam

A complete travel itinerary of God’s Own Country – Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers. The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience. This mesmerizing tour of Kerala promises rich experiences and a memorable holiday!

Duration: 7N/8D

Itinerary: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Allepey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

Tour Plan

Day 1:  COCHIN

On your arrival in Cochin, you will meet our representative who will take you to the hotel.

Kochi or more commonly known as Cochin is a city that has many parts. The prime location of this city on the west coast attracted the seafarers and the merchant ships that made frequent stops to collect spices, coffee and wood Enroute to Europe and West Asia. This made the city play a pivotal role in the development of shipping and trade in this region.

Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala
Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala

As a result, Cochin has flourished as a busy port city and commercial centre. Its seafront is a naval base and one of India’s busiest ports. Its twin city, Ernakulum, is an important railhead and industrial centre.

Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Mattancherry Dutch Palace

To start with the day’s tour, we will proceed to Mattancherry and visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue in India. It was built in 1568 and was destroyed by the Portuguese but was rebuilt by the Dutch. Our next stop will be the Dutch Palace. It was built in 1555 with special features in coronation hall and murals at Ramayana. From here, we will head to the Chinese Fishing Net. These fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor mouth. Although, these were originally introduced in the 14th century by the Chinese, they are today known by Portuguese names.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin
Jewish Synagogue Cochin
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church

Continuing with the city tour, we will next stop at the St. Francis Church. It was named after Santo Antonio and was dedicated to him as the patron saint of Portugal. It is the first church that was built in the new European influenced tradition. In 1524, Vasco De Gama died at the site and was buried there. After 14 years, his body was taken to Portugal and the church was renamed as St. Francis Church in 1663. Also, the original building was made of wood and was rebuilt later with bricks and stones.

Kathakali Dance
Kathakali Dance

In the evening, we will visit a Kathakali Dance centre. Kathakali is the most elaborate dance form of the Southern India. Kathakali is a classical dance form, nearly 300 years old and has brought transnational fame to Kerala. It is a combination of ballet, opera, masque and pantomime. It is a dance form that explicates stories from epics and Puranas. Heralded by the Kelikottu or the beating of drums in the accompaniment of the Chengila (gong), Kathakali is presented in temples after dusk falls.

Here, the day’s tour will end and you will be taken back to the hotel.

You will spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2: COCHIN – MUNNAR

After you have had your morning’s meal at the hotel, we will start the 5 hours journey from Cochin to Munnar.

Once you arrive in Munnar, you can proceed to check-in at the hotel.

Situated in the eastern part of Kerala, Munnar is a picturesque hill station encompassed by tea and coffee plantations. The town is known for its clean, neat and brightly painted ambience and is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kudala. This hill station is the most sought-after destination in South India due to its cozy weather, beautiful landscapes and the smell of the tea leaves. This was also the reason why British always moved to Munnar when the heat and humidity was on its peak in other parts of Kerala. The hills are covered with blooming flowers and are also house an exotic plant called Neelakurunji that flowers just once in 12 years. It is next scheduled to flower in 2012.

Munnar
Munnar

Day 3: MUNNAR

After breakfast, we will start the sightseeing tour and visit Madupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Athukkad Falls, Tea Museum, Blossom Park and Pothamedu Sunset point.

echo point munnar
echo point munnar

In the afternoon, we will head to the Rajamala National Park. It is precious but little-known and almost half the population of rare Nilgiri Tahrs is present here. It is situated at a distance of 15 kms from Munnar. It is a part of the Eravikulam National Park. Anaimudi, the highest peak in South India is also a part of this national park. This sanctuary is a steep hike up a winding trail and as you trudge up, streaks of clouds float past you. Apart from Tahrs, you can also see elephants, leopards, sambars, langurs, tigers, Malabar civets, barking deer and python.

Rajamala National Park
Rajamala National Park

A wild life safari into the Rajamala National Park is a great opportunity to come close and observe the habits and habitats of the timorous Tahrs. The total population of Nilgiri Tahrs is estimated to be over 1300 and Eravikulam-Rajamala region is the natural habitat to over 1000 of them. The visitors to Rajamala National Park are not allowed to stroll through the entire Eravikulam National Park because it is just a small part of it.

From here, we will head back to the hotel and you will have an overnight stay there.

Day 4: MUNNAR – THEKKADY

Post breakfast, we will proceed for the journey from Munnar to Thekkady.

On arriving in Thekkady, you can check-in at the hotel.

Periyar
Periyar

Thekkady, also known as Periyar, reminds us of elephants, chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. The National Park here has an absolutely thrilling flora and fauna. It is a habitat of a variety of animal species. For nature lovers, the Periyar Lake is a paradise. Here, you get an opportunity to observe the wild animals roaming in the jungle. The greatest attraction of this place is the sight of elephants that come down to play in the lake. Also, the Sanctuary Watch Tower in the interiors of the forest gives you a panoramic view of the entire park.

Sambar, bison, spotted deer, tigers, leopards, Malabar flying squirrels, stripe necked mongoose, etc are some other attractions of this park. There are also over 260 species of birds including Nilgiri Wood pigeons, blue-winged parakeets, white bellied tree pies, laughing thrushes and fly catchers.

You will spend the night at the hotel.

Day 5: THEKKADY

You will have the breakfast at the hotel and then we will proceed to the Periyar National Park to explore it by boat. One of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is situated in the confines of Western Ghats in the south Indian state of Kerala. Herds of elephants, wild pigs and gaurs wander near the Periyar Lake and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. Also, leopard, wild dog, barking deer and mouse deer can be seen near the lake.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride
Periyar Lake Boat Ride

From here, we will move to visit the spice plantations.

These fields are really fascinating farms to wander in, for different sections of these farms are dedicated to different spices. Some of the spices you will find here are vanilla, oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, mint, bay leaf and sage. And it will not be bizarre to say that you will find the best of fenugreek, white and green pepper, rolls of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise, coriander, cloves and the list is endless.

Spice Plantation Periyar
Spice Plantation Periyar

Continuing the tour, we will also visit Kajirapalli for Spice and Rubber Plantation.

From here, you will be driven back to the hotel and there you will have an overnight stay.

Day 6: THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM

After the breakfast, we will head to Kumarakom.

Kumarakom, also called the “Venice of the East”, is a veritable paradise lying in the lush backwaters of Kottayam in Kerala. The panoramic sights of palm fringed narrow canals through the paddy fields and the neat little hamlets lined up along the sides of these canals are unforgettable. The heartland of lagoons, palm fringed lakes and paddy fields, Kumarakom is interlinked with hundreds of winding canals, with typical slow slung country boats that carry everything from people to fish, rice and coconuts to different places.

Kumarakom
Kumarakom

After reaching Kumarakom, the rest of the day will be at leisure. You can lie in a hammock on the shores of Lake Vembanad which ripples under the vault of an impossibly large sky. Here, Darter birds go about their fishy business and you can relax in peace, but not silence. There is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary next door full of raucous neighbors and as soon as you sway a little, the scenery changes to a timber and tile mansion that seems to belong to this Earth, but to another time.

Kumarakom-Bird-Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

You will spend the night at the hotel.

Once you have breakfast, you will be free for the activities you wish to do.

In the afternoon, you will board the houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala.

These houseboats are also called “Ketuvallam” or the rice boats. The ride in the Vembanad Lake will the most romantic ride you will ever have with a night halt in the middle of the lake. Making an absolute cruiser of the twisting and meandering water streams, the backwaters make the centre of Kerala’s Travel Synopsis. What makes this journey spellbinding is the site of narrow canals crossing the exquisite villages, the lush green paddy fields and the tall coconut grooves.

houseboat-from-Kumarakom-to-Alleppey
houseboat from Kumarakom to Alleppey

You will have lunch and dinner in the houseboat and will spend the night there.

Day 7: ALLEPEY – KOVALAM

BY: ROAD

You will have breakfast in the houseboat and will check out from the boat at the Allepey Jetty. From there, your chauffeur will drive you to Kovalam.

Alleppey Boat Jetty
Alleppey Boat Jetty

When you arrive in Kovalam, you can proceed to check-in at the hotel and for the rest of the day you can take rest.

Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach lying about 16 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. Since the 1930s, this beach has been the favorite haunt for tourists, especially Europeans and a visit here leaves you with immense pleasure. Here, you can go for sunbathing, swimming and herbal body toning massages. Also, exceptionally good cultural programmes are organized here.

Kerala Message
Kerala Message

You will have an overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, you can enjoy the Ayurveda Treatment and yoga at the resort.

Ayurveda Treatment
Ayurveda Treatment

You will spend the night at the hotel.

Day 8: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM  & DEPART TRIVANDRUM      

After breakfast, you will be taken to Trivandrum. There, our representative will meet you and take you to the airport where you will board your flight back home.

Tour End

Kerala Spices and Ayurveda Tour

Famous across the world as God’s own country – Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers. This is a comprehensive Kerala tour that includes a wellness package as well as a visit to all the major tourist spots in Kerala.

Duration: 8N/9D

Itinerary: Mumbai – Cochin – Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Marari – Cochin – Mumbai

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.

Periyar National Park, also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, is in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala, southern India. This wildlife sanctuary is home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. In the park’s north, Periyar Lake is popular for boat rides. Farther north, spice plantations surround the town of Kumily.

Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It’s laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. Nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum displays wooden sculptures. In the lake, Pathiramanal Island is a haven for rare migratory birds. Ancient Thazhathangady Mosque is east of Kumarakom.

Nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala, Marari Beach is a perfect location for holidaying with family or friends. This beach in Kerala is eternal with coconut palm trees and golden sands. The beach is quite beautiful and the name ‘Marari’ arises from ‘Mararikulum’, which is a local village on the Arabian Sea Coast.

 

Tour Plan

Day 1: Abroad / Mumbai

On your arrival at the Mumbai International Airport, you will be received by one of our representative who will further escort you to the Hotel. At the hotel you will be welcomed with the Indian traditions which include Aarti-Tikka and garlands.

mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport
mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai

In the morning we will start our day’s tour with an hour’s boat ride across the Mumbai Harbor which will take us to the exuberant green Elephanta Island. There we will see the enormous and complex carved Elephanta caves which is said to be made in the 18th century. Also the marvelous three headed sculpture made by transforming rows of huge columns cut into solid rock from these three magnificent avenues will attract your attention. These three headed sculptures denotes Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer which all are dedicated to Shiva, showcasing the beauty and power and the various manifestations of overpowering Shiva.

Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves

In the afternoon we will start exploring the Mumbai city which is a blend of Victorian Gothic building from the time of British Raj and the contemporary style.

Gateway of India
Gateway of India
hanging gardens of mumbai
hanging gardens of mumbai
Marine Drive Mumbai
Marine Drive Mumbai

The tour will include the following:

  1. ‘Gateway of India’ overlooking the Harbour.
  2. The ‘Towers of Silence’
  3. Marine Drive
  4. The ‘Colaba Causeway’ – the commercial heart of Mumbai
  5. ‘Dhobi Ghat’, the unique and colourful outdoor ‘laundry’
  6. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely ‘Hanging Gardens’.
  7. The Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of the city and the Arabian Sea
  8. Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai – Cochin – Periyar

In the morning we will head to the Airport to catch the flight to Cochin. On arriving cochin you will be received and escorted to the hotel by our representative for lunch.

After Lunch we will drive to Periyar.

After reaching Periyar, you may proceed for check in at the hotel. Later we go visit Thekkady which is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India in Cardamon hills of the Western Ghats which is spread across 777 sq Kms. Rich in flora and fauna this place marks the best getaway situated among the hills.

 wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar

wildlife sanctuary of Periyar

Just outside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary you get to see a unique and luxurious Spice Village Resort which is set in a spice garden with around 37 cottages of thatched roofs surrounded by greenery.

Spice Plantation Periyar
Spice Plantation Periyar

Overnight Stay at the Hotel.

Day 4: Periyar – Kumarakom

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride
Periyar Lake Boat Ride

Go on a lovely cruise early in the morning on the lake of the popular wildlife sanctuary Periyar. Periyar – is a very important part of the wildlife sanctuary park, a dam on the river Periyar has created the artificial lake where you can see wildlife like wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tiger quenching their thirst. Breakfast will be served when you return to the hotel and post breakfast you can take a walk around the Spice Village and see the various spices grown there with a guide. Later on take a drive through the ghats and see the endless tea plantations & upon reaching the fascinating countryside visit the tea estates on your way to Kumarakom.

Periyar
Periyar

Kumarakom – a backwater village, located on the shores of the Vembanad Lake. A holiday in Coconut Lagoon is a completely different and new experience. Every cottage is reconstructed in compliance with the ancient art of carpentry with every cottage or “tarawad” at least a 100 years old. Unwind at the shores and watch the native row boats in an environment so calm that the sky feels a palm’s length away.

 Vembanad Lake
Vembanad Lake

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Kumarakom – Houseboat

A peaceful morning at the Coconut Lagoon will be followed by the cruise on “vanjis” or the traditional country canoes and seeing the locals of the backwater villages hard at work. Next up is the visit to the lovely bird sanctuary. Lunch will be served at the hotel. Post lunch you get to ride the traditional rice boats or “Kettuvallam” through the quaint backwaters and small lakes while enjoying the scenic beauty of Kerala. To get the full experience of the lifestyle of the people living there you’ll be given a one bedroom house with a lounge with meals prepared on board from the grocery bought at the local markets and served hot.

Kettuvallam
Kettuvallam
Houseboat
Houseboat

Overnight stay on board.

Day 6: Houseboat – Marari

Fresh cooked breakfast will be served on board. Proceed to Alleppey & step off at Puthenangady Jetty. When you reach your destination head straight to Mararikulam. Mararikulam – along the coastline of Kerala you will find one of the most quaint and beautiful fishing village. Spend the remaining day doing activities you want to at this lovely beach with an endless line of coconut.

Alleppey Boat Jetty
Alleppey Boat Jetty

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Marari

Spend the whole day doing activities you find fun and utilize the facilities of the hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Marari – Cochin

COCHIN – one of the first settlements done by the European, Cochin came to be known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Many sailors have been tempted to visit the shores of this city because it’s full of lovely backwaters and ancient charm. On your entry to Cochin the first thing you need to do is check into the hotel tour of Cochin or “Kochi” as it is known locally. For an eternity travelers from all around the globe have been drawn towards the shore of Cochin and left their imprint on the town. The Cochin we see now is a lovely montage of these limitless influences. A few places to visit in Cochin are the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis, the Bolghatty Palace & the famous Chinese fishing nets.

Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin
Jewish Synagogue Cochin
chinese fishnets Kochi
chinese fishnets Kochi

Cochin is blessed with one the best natural harbour and in the afternoon you get visit that. Alluvial soil deposits from the river has created many small island along the east and south side of the backwaters. Evenings will be full of fun and enjoyment as you get to experience the famous dance of ‘Kathakali’ and some make up demonstration. With more than 100 Mudras depicting Heroes, Kings, Heroines based on the famous Indian mythologies Kathakali has a 2000 year old history.

Kathakali Dance
Kathakali Dance

Dinner will be served at the hotel along with the overnight stay there.

Day 9: Cochin – Mumbai

In the Morning you leave for the airport to catch your flight to Mumbai. When you land in Mumbai you will meet with a representative who will transfer you to your hotels where you can relax and freshen up until you have to leave for the international airport for your flight.

mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport
mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport

Abroad – Mumbai

You will leave Mumbai and the tour will be commenced.

Tour End

Rasayana Chikitsa Ayurveda Tour

Kerala is the most sought after Ayurveda and Wellness Destination in India. In this itinerary, you will be taken through a comprehensive healing process using the ancient medical wisdom of India at Kovalam, which is famous world over for Rasayana Chikitsa.

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor. Inland, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium displays technology used in pearl production.

Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa) in Ayurveda aids in toning up the skin and strengthening body tissues so as to facilitate longevity. The overall resistance of the body increases as well, due to the optimisation of the ‘Ojas’ (primary vitality) and the ‘Sattva’ (mental clarity). The therapy also includes body and face massages using special herbal oils and creams that are tailor made as per the needs of the patient. Other treatment methods include special medicines as per the constitution of the patient along with medicinal steam baths.

Duration: 8N/9D

Itinerary: Cochin – Kochi – Trivandrum / Kovalam – Trivandrum Airport Drop

Tour Plan

Day 1: Cochin

After your arrival at Cochin International Airport / Railway Station, you will meet one of our representatives who will further take you to the hotel.

Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport

Day 2: Kochi – Trivandrum / Kovalam (270 kms)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Trivandrum/Kovalam. In Trivandrum, you will check in to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Kovalam

In Today’s tour, you will get to enjoy the Ayurvedic activities like Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa): This treatment includes body massage including hand and foot, by medicated oil and cream. This therapy also provides internal rejuvenation medicines and medicated steam bath. It is good to rejuvenate our mind, body and soul in order to strengthen all system and achieve ideal health and longevity.

rasayana chikitsa kerala
rasayana chikitsa kerala
rasayana chikitsa kerala
rasayana chikitsa kerala

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4: Kovalam

You are given a whole day to undergo Ayurvedic treatment.

ayurvedic foot massage
ayurvedic foot massage

Overnight stay.at the hotel.

Day 5: Kovalam

A full day is given for Ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic treatment

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Kovalam

You are given a whole day free for Ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic treatment

Overnight stay.at the hotel.

Day 7: Kovalam

You are given a whole day free for Ayurvedic therapy and internal rejuvenation.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic treatment

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam

You are given a whole day free for Ayurvedic treatment.

ayurvedic treatment in kerala
ayurvedic treatment in kerala

Overnight stay.at the hotel.

Day 9: Trivandrum Airport Drop

After breakfast, you will be taken to the Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.

Tour End

South India Motorcycle Tour

tea gardens munnar

Our South India Motorcycle Tour is a sensual extravaganza that combines the thrill of riding a motorbike, exploring some of the most beautiful locations across the world, across an ancient culture, through stunning landscape, soaking in the rich experiences that makes South India a treat to the most discerning world traveler.

Duration: 10N/11D

Itinerary: Cochin > Vythiri > Ooty > Kodaikanal > Munnar > Periyar > Kovalam > Alleppey > Cochin

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town with old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cozily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Vythiri is famous for its spice plantations, beautiful forests and the diverse traditions of its tribal communities. It is among the best picnic spots in the entire State.

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. Surrounded by trees, central Ooty Lake is a huge artificial expanse of water with pleasure boats. On the slopes of nearby Elk Hill, the Rose Garden is home to over 2,000 varieties of roses. The Government Botanical Garden, created in the 19th century, features ferns, orchids and a prehistoric, fossilized tree.

Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.

Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state. A hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, it’s surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.

The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spreads across the entire district are the picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle beautiful trails. Periyar National Park is among the top tourist attractions of Kerala & one of 48 tiger reserves in India.

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor. Inland, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium displays technology used in pearl production.

Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It’s best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city’s Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake’s snake boat races are a well-known annual event.

 

Tour Plan

Day 01-Cochin: Arrive Cochin

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Cochin International Airport
Cochin International Airport

Afternoon, after fresh up gather at hotel lobby for small briefing about your motorbike expedition and later test ride with Royal Enfield 500 CC around the fort Cochin town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02- Cochin –Vythiri (235 Kms/06 Hours Ride)              

Today morning ride to Vythiri en-route visiting Guruvayur temple which is situated near the Guruvayurappam Temple. The temple enshrines the idol of Lord Shiva and also houses smaller shrines of Ayyappa, Vishnu, Subramanyam and Ganapathy. Continue drive to Vythiri en-route visit to Kozhikode.

Guruvayur temple
Guruvayur temple

Vythiri, located in the hill district of Wayanad, is a popular hill station in Kerala. The destination has earned the reputation of having vast areas of spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions, especially that of the tribal communities. Vythiri, which still retains its immaculate natural wealth, makes it an excellent picnic spot for both locals and tourists. Visit Karalad Lake which is about 8 km from Vythiri is an unusually quiet retreat, the lake offers facilities for angling and boating as well as a recreational park.

karalad lake wayanad
karalad lake wayanad

Later visit Pookot Lake, about 3 km from Vythiri.

Pookot Lake wayanad
Pookot Lake wayanad

Overnight at Vythiri hotel.

Day 03-Vythiri – Ooty (135 Kms/3.5 Hours Ride)

Morning ride to Ooty and check in to the hotel.

Ooty is well known as “The queen of the Blue Mountains”, lies in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. Set at a height of 2268 meters, Ooty is a town of salubrious climate and scenic beauty. It was developed as a hill station by the British in the 19th century, and is famous for its rolling hills and valleys covered with pine and eucalyptus forests, and its tea and coffee plantations.

ooty botanical gardens
ooty botanical gardens
Ooty Lake
Ooty Lake

Later, proceed for half day tour of Ooty visit the Botanical gardens established in 1848.There are over 1000 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees among beautiful lawns and glass houses. There is also a 200 million year old fossilized tree trunk. See the Ooty Lake, where boating is a popular pastime, and the Doddabatta Peak which at 2623 m is the highest in the Nilgiri hills.

Overnight at hotel.

 Day 04- Ooty – Kodaikanal (250 Kms/6.5 Hours Ride) 

Morning ride to Kodaikanal. On arrival check in to the hotel.

Kodaikanal or Kodai lies at an altitude of 2100 m in the Palani Hills, about 120 km northwest of Madurai. It is surrounded by wooded slopes, waterfalls and steep rocky outcrops and is ideal for trekking and hiking. The artificial lake created in 1910 acts as the focus of the town and also provides opportunities for boating. Pleasant in the summer, it is slightly chilly in the winter, especially after sunset.

Kodaikanal lake
Kodaikanal lake

Afternoon visit in and around Kodaikanal include the Kodaikanal lake, the Solar Physical Observatory and museum, St Peter’s Church, Shenbaganur museum, waterfalls like the Silver Cascade and Bear Shola falls, and scenic walking tracks like Coaker’s Walk. Pillar Rocks, 7 km away, are granite formations over 120 m high.

Solar Physical Observatory Kodaikanal
Solar Physical Observatory Kodaikanal
St Peter’s Church Kodaikanal
St Peter’s Church Kodaikanal

Overnight at Kodaikanal hotel

Day 05- Kodaikanal – Munnar (161 Kms/4.5 Hours Ride)

Morning ride to Munnar. Check in to the hotel.

Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower that bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m.

Munnar
Munnar

High up in the Cardamom Hills, the town is surrounded by rolling tea plantations, the highest in the world at 6000ft, and interspersed with planters’ bungalows and grand old churches from the Raj era. There are many interesting walks around the plantations and hills. Trek through cardamom forests and landscaped tea shrubs. Take picnics besides scenic waterfalls or hill-tops with panoramic views.

tea gardens munnar
tea gardens munnar

Day 06-Munnar – Periyar (90 Kms/3 Hours Ride)

Morning ride to Periyar.

Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq. km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake, it attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants.

wildlife-sanctuary-of-Periyar
wildlife sanctuary of Periyar

At Periyar, it is possible to take guided treks into the sanctuary. You can also take a boat ride on Lake Periyar, and see the wildlife around the lake as you cruise along its banks. Apart from elephants, bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, otter and flying squirrel are common. There are also 246 species of birds and 112 species of butterfly.

Periyar-Lake-Boat-Ride
Periyar Lake Boat Ride

Overnight  at Periyar hotel.

Day 07-Periyar – Kovalam (210 Kms/4.5 Hours Ride)      

Morning ride to Kovalam. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

kovalam kerala
kovalam kerala

Day 08- Kovalam

Full day leisure to enjoy the beach or ride around or enjoy some Ayurvedic massages. Overnight at hotel.

ayurvedic foot massage
ayurvedic foot massage

Day 09- Kovalam – Alleppey (160 Kms/3.5 Hours Ride)  

After breakfast, ride to Alleppey where you board your houseboat to cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. Join the backwater cruise the most fascinating and enjoyable route available.

kuttanad alleppey
kuttanad alleppey
Houseboat
Houseboat

Kerala backwaters consist of a complex network of lagoons, lakes, & canals and are best experienced while slowly rowing down the labyrinth of canals in a traditional thatch-roofed houseboat, known as ‘Kettuvallam’. See life on the banks, lush green rice fields, and coconut groves with occasional temple or church as you cruise through the canals. Relish the special Kerala style meals prepared by your chef on board.

Overnight on Board Houseboat.

Day 10– Alleppey – Cochin (53 Kms / 1.5 Hours Ride)

Morning ride to Cochin. Check in to the hotel.

Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of fort Cochin by visiting “the Jewish Synagogue” at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town, “the St. Francis Church”, the oldest European Church in India, “the Santa Cruz Basilica” originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace and Spice market in narrow streets. Also visit the “Chinese fishing nets” huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have been brought to Kochi by Chinese traders.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin
Jewish Synagogue Cochin
St. Francis Church
St. Francis Church
Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Mattancherry Dutch Palace
Spice market Cochin
Spice market Cochin
chinese fishnets Kochi
chinese fishnets Kochi

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11– Depart From Cochin

Early morning transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

Tour End

Cost

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