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Kerala Leisure Holiday

TIN18: 11 Days Private Tour of Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Periyar - Munnar - Kochi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy TempleNapier Museum, TrivandrumHouseboatHouseboatWhite Jewish SynagogueChinese fishing nets
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Day 1 Arrival in Trivandrum & Trivandrum - Kovalam
When you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted at the airport by our representative, and then we will drive to Kovalam, which is one of the most visited destinations in Kerala. Being blessed with an abundance of attractive beaches and natural scenery, Kovalam is attracting more and more tourists from all parts of the world. After checking in at a local hotel, you may have a leisure afternoon relaxing on the beach.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Resort, Kovalam
Kovalam beach
Stunning sunset view of Kovalam Beach
Day 2 Kovalam (Excursion to Trivandrum)
After breakfast, we will drive to Trivandrum (also called as Thiruvananthapuram) for our Kerala honeymoon package. We will first visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple (it allows only Hindus to enter). It is widely known as the richest temple throughout the world for housing a large collection of priceless gold, jewelry, silver and other antiques in the six underground vaults. Then we will head to Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace (Closed on Monday), built in the 1840s. With your guide, you will learn about the interesting history of Kerala. Next, we will visit Napier Museum, which enables you to delve into the profound cultural history of the whole Kerala State with various antique artifacts displayed inside, including ivory carvings, bronze idols, a temple chariot and Japanese shadow-play figures. We will end today at Sree Chithra Art Gallery, which shows the various genres of Indian art by various paintings. After these visits, we will drive back to your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum, Trivandrum
Napier Museum
Day 3 Kovalam
Full day free at Kovalam Beach for relaxation. (B)
An exciting day at Kovalam Beach awaits you! After breakfast, you are free to enjoy your own arrangements. It is suggested you admire the wonderful seascape while sunbathing on Kovalam Beach. Or you may engage in water sports, like swimming and snorkeling, which could definitely be a thrilling experience in this Kerala honeymoon package. It is also a must to sample various grilled fresh seafood. 

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Kovalam - Kumarakom
Drive to Kumarakom & check in at your hotel. Afternoon visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. (B)
After breakfast, we will set out for Kumarakom by a private drive. Stopovers are available at your request. On arrival, we will help you check in at your hotel. 

In the afternoon, we will head to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a heaven for the bird lovers. It is inhabited by divers migrant birds from Himalayas even Siberia. Mesmerizing by the elegance of the egrets, as well as the haunting acrobatics of darter and kingfishers, you will indulge in the exploration of this picturesque sanctuary by yourself. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lake Song, Kumarakom
Day 5 Kumarakom - Alleppey
Drive to Alleppey. Board a houseboat in Kerala's backwaters. Stay overnight at the houseboat. (B+L+D)
Today, our Kerala honeymoon package extends to Alleppey (aka Alappuzha). A private drive will transfer you to this peaceful town. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a houseboat cruise around Alleppey's backwaters. It is a very relaxing and enjoyable way to escape from the busy city life. The cruise will also give you insights about the traditional village life on the banks of the backwaters. In addition, your houseboat is full board, the chef will cook you delicious Kerala cuisines.

Friendly Tips: 
1. The best time for a backwater cruise is between 12:00 - 13:00 as the houseboat will stop sailing at around sunset (17:00 - 18:00)
2. On every second Saturday of August, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on the Punnamada Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lakes & Lagoon, Alleppey (Houseboat)
Houseboat
Houseboat cruise on backwaters
Houseboat
Tourists on the boat
Day 6 Alleppey - Periyar
Drive to Periyar & check in at hotel. Visit a spice plantation. Afternoon take a boat cruise in Periyar Lake. (B)
In the morning, we will drive to the next destination of this Kerala honeymoon tour package, Periyar. Upon arrival, we will help you check in to your hotel. Then you will have some time to explore a famous spice plantation on your own. The exotic spices will offer you a mind-blowing experience. 

In the afternoon, you will take a cruise on the beautiful Periyar Lake located in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You can spot a great variety of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, wild boar, antelopes, many rare bird species etc. Then the rest of the day is free for your own arrangements, or we can take you to enjoy the Kalaripayattu martial art show (at your own expense) if you want. It is one of the oldest fighting performance which combined many kinds of martial art forms. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Elephant Court, Periyar
Periyar Lake
Admire the natural beauty of Periyar Lake by boat
Day 7 Periyar - Munnar
Drive to Munnar & check in at hotel. The Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and drive to Munnar. Situated at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers, Munnar is a hill station in south India featuring natural beauty, serenity and cool climate. We will help you with the check-in procedures and then, you may spend the rest of the day wandering around the town.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Devonshire Green, Munnar
Day 8 Munnar
Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Echo Point, Top Station, Mattupetty. (B)
Today we will guide you visit Munnar. After breakfast, we will head to Eravikulam National Park. You will be able to see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat) and other wild animals and marvel at the supreme natural landscape consisting of rolling hills, vast prairies and flower fields, and clear ponds. Next, we will visit a Tea Museum to learn about the production of tea and the history of the tea plantation in Munnar. Later, we will move to the Top Station to enjoy a picturesque panorama of Munnar. En-route we will stop at the scenic Echo Point to explore the mystery of the natural echo phenomenon. Our last stop today is Mattupetty, a hill station where you can get totally relaxed by strolling around the peaceful Mattupetty Dam. 

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Munnar - Kochi
Drive to Kochi & check in at hotel. The Rest of the day is free at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, we will continue this Kerala honeymoon tour package to Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) by a private drive and check in at a local hotel. Facing the Arabian Sea, the port city of Kochi is crowned as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' for having become a busy seaport over the last centuries. The group of traditional Portuguese, British and Spanish architectures and European churches make up a distinctive landscape. You may spend the rest of the day wandering around and taking pictures of these distinctive buildings.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu, Kochi
Day 10 Kochi
Jew Town, Mattancherry Palace, St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Kochi Harbor. (B)
Today you will have a deeper exploration of Kochi. After breakfast, we will set off to take a walk along the Jew Town (closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays), where the buildings in the architectural styles of various countries sit peacefully. Then we will move to the Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace famous for the Kerala murals portraying the Rajas. Next we will go to St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. After visiting the 16th-century Jewish Synagogue, we will proceed to the Kochi Harbor, and see the Chinese-Style Fishing Nets that were introduced by a Chinese diplomat in the 14th century and are still in use today. Before returning to your hotel, you can choose to watch the performance of Kathakali (at additional cost), a traditional Indian dance form with a history of over 400 years. 

Meals: Breakfast
White Jewish Synagogue
Jewish Synagogue
Chinese fishing nets
Chinese fishing nets
Day 11 Departure from Kochi
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
It is the last day of your Kerala tour package for couples. After breakfast, your driver will see you off at the airport for your departure flight. We wish you a nice journey home! 

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast except in Alleppey (Houseboat) where stay will be on full board basis
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure
  • Regular shared boat ride on Lake Periyar
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides for the city tours mentioned(No guide in Kumarakom, Alleppey & Periyar)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • 2 bottles drinking water per person per day & wet tissues in vehicle
  • All presently applicable taxes
Price Excludes
  • Any flights & Airport taxes
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (camera feeslaundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
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