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Best of Kerala

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  • 2nt Munnar, 1nt Thekkady, 1nt Kumarakom, 2nt Kovalam
  • 6 Nights / 7 Days

This is a special package that combines the best aspects of Kerala in a single holiday. From the rolling green tea plantations of cloud-covered Munnar, the lush rainforests of Thekkady, the captivating ebb and flow of Kumarakom’s and Alleppey’s backwaters and Alleppey, to the beautiful beaches of Kovalam, God’s Own Country never disappoints. Discover peace and happiness in God’s Own Country… in food, in culture, in people and the warm hospitality. So, what are you waiting for? Just grab your bags and head towards this mystical land.

Arrival & Departure
  • Pick-up from Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Railway Station
  • Drop at Trivandrum Airport / Railway Station
Inclusions
  • A/c Accommodation except Hill Station (Munnar & Thekkady) on twin sharing basis as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation in Munnar
  • 1 night accommodation in Thekkady
  • 1 night accommodation in Houseboat
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kovalam
  • Daily Breakfast in Hotel / Resorts. Pl. note there is no B/F on the day of arrival.
  • All Meals on Houseboat only.
  • Pick-up from Kochi Airport / Railway Station
  • Drop at Trivandrum Airport / Railway Station
  • AC Sedan Car for all the city to city transfers and local sightseeing as per the given itinerary
  • Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (Tolls, Tax, Parking, Permits, Driver Batta, etc.)
  • All applicable hotel taxes
  • No Hidden Cost
Exclusions
  • Lunch and dinner wherever not included.
  • Air travel, Air/Train tickets and Airport taxes.
  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends.
  • Entry fees in all places of Museum / Monuments / Guide Fees / Wildlife / Optional Tours, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Camera Charges / Massages / Elephant Safaris / Shopping, etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc.
  • Personal expenses such as bottled beverages, table drinks, telephone calls or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, petrol hikes, taxes etc.
  • Children above 5 yrs. are chargeable.
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Anything not mentioned in the "Inclusions".
What to Expect

This package cover the most attractive place in Kerala – Munnar hill station, Periyar wild life sanctuary, Aleppey backwaters and last day heritage tour in Kochi. The most advantage of the package is less and more comfortable travel between the destinations.  Other important aspect of the package including destination covered, its importance are below.

Munnar – is one of the best hill stations in Kerala which tourists cannot avoid visiting.  It stood first in domestic and international tourism due to its greenery, tea plantations, waterfalls, viewpoints, cool-climate – a combination of all these make Munnar a No 1 destination.

Thekkedy (Periyar) – Periyar tiger reserve is located in the western ghats.  This is one of the best places where you can have a boat safari in the river to see the wildlife. There are many activities conducted by the forest department for the tourists to experience the wildlife.

Houseboat – Houseboat in Aleppey is an experience beyond imagination.  The main attraction of Aleppey is crisscrossed canals, lagoons, villages on the banks of these canals, paddy fields, etc – all these make Aleppey backwater a much sought after destination among tourists.   During stay in houseboat you will be provided with full board with veg and on veg dishes prepared exclusively for the occupants of the houseboat.

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Itinerary

Day 1 :Kochi - Munnar

Arrival at Kochi, our representative will meet, receive and transfer to Munnar. It takes approximately 3.5 hrs. to cover 148 kms. On the way to Munnar, you can have your lunch at Onnukal, where veg and non-veg restaurants have restrooms available. Post lunch moves to Munnar, on the way you can see Valera waterfalls. You can spend some time there and proceed to Munnar and check in the resort. Leisure and relax in the resort. Overnight stay in the resort.

Note: All Munnar waterfalls are depended upon rain and when the rain stops, the waterfall may or may not have water.

Day 2 :Munnar

Since there is only one day to cover all the sightseeing in Munnar, the appropriate time to start is at 0800hrs.  Below are the possible sightseeing available for the day.

  • Rajamali National Park: It is located 10 kms. away from Munnar town. Basically it’s a mountain where one can spot rare species of mountain goat called – Nilgiri Tahr.  Entry permit can be obtained through online booking.           

Note: Main attraction of Rajamali is Nilgiri Tahr and once you reach on the top of the hill, you can have a good view point.  Since this involve approx 2kms trek, those who have breathing problems should avoid this.  Also those who are not interested in this Nilgiri Tahr and view point, this trip can be avoided.

  • Tea Museum: Once Rajamali is over, TATA Tea Museum located near to the city, which gives an idea of how tea is processing from raw tea leaves, is an attraction.

Now its lunch time and Munnar city provide restaurants which caters veg and non veg food, jain etc. 

Post lunch, you will be visiting below places.

  • Top Station: This is one of the best view points.
  • Echo Point: This is a place near Mattupetty dam where if you make a sound, it bounce back with eco.
  • Mattupetty Dam: Mattupetty dam and its park gives you some time to relax.  If you are interested, here speed boat trip with full security is available. There is a small play ground for children is also available.
  • Kundala Dam: This is another dam enroute, good place for photography.

Your second day in Munnar is fully packed with sightseeing. This is the time for shopping.  Main shopping items are Ayurvedic products, coffee/ tea etc. We will surely recommend not to buy spices from here as  you are visiting Thekkedy (Periyar) all the species are cheaper. Return back and overnight stay in resort.

Day 3 :Munnar - Thekkedy (Periyar)

Today your trip is to Thekkedy (Periyar).  Thekkedy is located approximately 135kms and it may take minimum 3.5 hrs. to reach.  You can go Thekkedy by choosing two different directions.

Munnar city – Chinnakanal – Thekkedy.  This route is one of the best routes as you can see below sightseeing options on the way.

  • Lockhart gap view point – one of the best view points after Top Station.
  • Periya kanal water falls – this is available during Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep.
  • Anayirangal Dam – 1.5km from the main road, this is one of the best scenic spot in Munnar. Sometime you can see wild elephant also there.
  • Lockhart tea plantations – around 30mins drive through this tea plantations – one of the best experience and best place for photography.

The other route to Thekkedy is via Kunjithanni, Rajakkad, Udumbanchola.  You can save approx. 20 kms and around 30 mins.

Note : Guest whose hotels located in Anachal, Kunjithanni, Chithirapuram etc cannot go this route as one need to first go to Munnar city which 17kms more and it takes another 40mins.

  • Periyar National Park: Periyar national park is famous for elephants and tigers. The sanctuary surrounds Periyar Lake which was formed when the Mullaperiyar Dam was constructed. One should note that like other wild life sanctuaries in India – Ranathambore, Gir etc, you cannot go inside the forest in a jeep or any other transport to see wild life animals.  Since Periyar National Park is surrounds by Periyar Lake, the forest department conduct boat safari in this Periyar Lake to see wild life animals. The boat trip starts at 0730hrs which is for 2hrs and all other trips are for 1.5hrs only.  There are 4 boats available for trip in the lake. One needs to book online ticket for the safari.  When the boat moves through the Periyar lake, you can see wild animals.  The interesting thing to note that till now except elephant, birds and wild gaur etc, none of the visitors have seen a tiger.  Therefore, if you are coming to Periyar national park to see tigers, sorry to inform that this is hardly possible.

Apart from the boat safari in the Periyar Lake, the forest department conduct many activities like overnight stay in forest with armed guards, night trekking, bamboo rafting etc. If you are interested for these activities, it’s always recommended to stay minimum two nights in Thekkedy.

Arrival at Thekkedy, Check in Hotel.  After lunch below are the activities we recommend for you.

  • Boating in Periyar National Park.  You need to book a boat safari ticket online in advance.  Otherwise during  peak time, getting a ticket is difficult.  Since you are staying just one night, we recommend to book a ticket in 1530hrs trip.  The boat trip start at 1530hrs and ends at 1700hrs.
  • 1800hrs – visit an art centre to see kathakali (art form) and kalaripayattu (martial art).  It takes almost 2hrs for this.

Apart from the above, you can also go for elephant safari, plantation tour etc.  If interested, these can be experienced next day also.  Overnight stay in resort.

Day 4 :Thekkedy - Kumarakom (Houseboat)

Today you are going to experience stay in a Houseboat.  It may take approx 3.5hrs drive by road to cover around 150kms.  We always recommend starting sharp at 8am so that you can comfortably reach houseboat by 1200hrs.  On the way from Thekkedy to Houseboat there is nothing much to explore except a couple of view points.

Arrival and check in houseboat.

1 Night Alleppey – Kumarakom Houseboat Trip Plan
The below Houseboat backwater programme has been designed for those who like to visit the best canals in and around Aleppey.  Boarding Jetty in Kumarakom and alight at Alleppey Jetty.

Boarding Houseboat from Kumarakom Jetty at 1200hrs.

Check in Houseboat at 1200hrs and houseboat make a trip through the biggest vembanadu lake.  From 1200hrs to 1730hrs, the houseboat make a trip thorugh the below beautiful rivers and canals with an hour lunch break.

  • Vembanadu lake: biggest fresh water lake.
  • Punnamada kayal: river famous for Nehru trophy boat race.
  • SNDP canal: one of the smallest canal in this trip.
  • Pamba river: almost 150 ft. width river.
  • Irumbanam Thod: best narrow canal.

We provide 01 hr. country boat trip in narrow canal where houseboat cannot make a trip.  This will be a unique experience for our guests.

Evening Options and Activities: Fishing in the lake and backwaters. (most of the houseboats is always having a fishing roads and you will surely get small fishes).

Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 5 :Kumarakom (Houseboat) - Kovalam

After a relaxing trip in Houseboat, it’s time to move next destination ie Kovalam. It takes approximately 5 hrs. to cover 165 kms.  On the way, if interested, one can see Jatayu adventure centre to see the world-famous sculpture.  Please note that since it’s almost 1000 ft in height and the statue is constructed on top of the rock, it is too hot from 1100 hrs. till 1600 hrs.  Therefore, if you are interested to visit this, you should start at around 0730 am from the houseboat.  The approximate time to visit this place is 2 hrs.  Arrival Kovalam beach by 1600 hrs.  Evening it’s better to spend time on Howa beach or lighthouse beach (both are side by side).  Leisure and overnight in hotel.

Day 6 :Kovalam - Trivandrum Sightseeing - Kovalam

After breakfast, proceed for Trivandrum Sightseeing. We can explore some of the places in Trivandrum.  These are:

  1. Padmanabha Swamy Temple: Open at 4am and darshan available till 11am. Evening it open at 4pm and darshan available till 8pm. Pants, Jeans, Bermuda etc are not allowed inside. Gents should wear Dhoti and ladies saree / churidar. In case of churidar, Dhoti needs to wear over the churidar. Dhoti available in front of the temple shop for Rs 40 per piece onwards. Small wallet, camera, mob phone, bags etc are not allowed inside the temple.
  2. Kuthiramalika palace
  3. Chala Market for shopping.

Other attractions in Trivandrum include.

  • Raja Raviverma art gallery
  • Shangumugam beach
  • Veli tourist village.

Later, return back to Kovalam and Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 7 :Kovalam - Trivandrum - Departure

This is the last day of the trip. After having breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drop at Trivandrum Railway Station/Airport at an appropriate time. 

Tour ends here with some of the best memories of your life.

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FAQ

Points to note before visiting Thekkady

  • If you think that you are coming Periyar National Park to see tigers and lions, it’s a misconception and you should skip this destination.
  • If you are staying only one night and next day if you are moving for Houseboat, the best suitable boat ride to book is at 1530 hrs. on the same day of arrival.  In case you have not booked a houseboat or you are staying here or any other destination, it is always recommended to book early morning boating tickets which start at 0730 hrs.
  • If you are interested in trekking, staying in the forest with armed guards, night trekking etc, there are many such programmes organized by the Forest Department for which you may needs to stay one or two more days in this destination.
  • Thekkedy market is very close where you are staying. This is the best cheapest shopping place for spices, Kerala traditional saree for ladies etc.

What are the Houseboat Policies?

  • Cruise time from 1200 hrs to 1730 hrs with 1 hr lunch break. Next day 0800 hrs to 0900 hrs.
  • Welcome drink, Lunch, evening coffee/tea and snacks, Dinner and Next day breakfast & Mineral water included.
  • Menu is fixed and in case of any additional food will be charged extra.
  • AC working time in Deluxe and Premium packages is 2100 hrs to 0700 hrs.
  • Houseboat check-in time: 1300 hrs and check-out time: 0900 hrs.
  • 24 Hrs. AC is available with only Luxury Houseboats. Upgrade charges applicable.
  • Your houseboat trip inclusive with full board i.e. all the meals starting from lunch to B/F.
  • In case you are reaching late, all boats booked through us will not stop for Lunch.
  • In case you have allergic to any particular food, it should be notified well in advance.
  • Houseboat menu inclusive of Kerala local food.  No continental or Chinese is available.
  • You have an option of visiting local sightseeing place by walking or walking through villages.  The boat man will help you for the same.
  • There are many ayurvedic massage centers are available where the houseboat is halting. We do not recommend having these massages during your houseboat stay as these are not properly licensed.
  • We do not recommend buying extra fish or any other items from the local market.  In case you are fond of a particular extra food, we will be ready to help you.
  • You can skip staying in a houseboat and stay in a resort – this will cost the package with additional costs.
  • This programme is possible only if the guest check in at 12pm.  In case of delayed check in, covering all the canals and rivers is not possible.
  • Paddy fields are available from Oct. to Feb. only.
  • Big boats having more than 2 rooms and top floor will not make a trip through Akkathara and Venattukadu canals.
  • Dinner time is at 2100hrs and at 2200hrs the lobby will be closed.
  • In case of delayed check in, check out cannot be extended after 0900hrs.
  • Early Checkout from Houseboat ie check out at 7am or before needs to be notified in advance as accordingly night halting location needs to be changed.
  • Late Check in Houseboat.  Normally extending after 9am next day is not possible since the boat is having another check in at 12pm.  But all houseboats booked through SreesTours have special consideration.  In case of late check in after 2pm, we avoid lunch break of an hour, extending trip till 6pm and next day till 0945-1000hrs in case possible.
  • Smoking in Houseboats is prohibited.
  • Liquor will not be provided by the service provider.  But that guest who wants to consume liquor can bring their items and can be used in the boat.  For those who cannot bring their stuff, we provide the same in the boat in the case ordered in advance with extra service charges.
  • Night Halt of Houseboat. All the houseboat owners have their own night halting place.  This cannot be changed in case the guest does not like the place.
  • Requests like sun set cruise, park houseboat to view sunset, night halt in the middle of the lake or river, change location etc. will not be entertained.

Important Points

  • In case of strike in Kerala. Due to strike called by political parties, safe driving of car and driver is difficult. In that case alternative arrangements with the permission of guest will be made and expenses incurred due to the same are not included and will be charged additional.
  • The Hotels you selected according to your budget.
  • We recommend you to check reviews and location of hotels in the Trip advisor to make sure it is as per your preference and on arrival in case you want to change the hotel, retention charges or additional charges for the new hotels needs to be paid.
  • Taxi used to revisit same place already visited will be charged extra.
  • No portion of the tour will be refunded in case of any sightseeing place not visited due to any particular reason.

Please Note:

  • The above hotels are subject to availability, in case of non-availability similar hotels will provide.
  • Child below 5 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentary
  • Hotel Check-in and Check-out at 1200hrs.

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  • 100% payment to be made in advance at the time of booking the trip.
  • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
  • Cancellation as per terms and conditions.
  • 5.00% GST is applicable on the total bill amount.

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