Draping the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent, Kerala is as magical as it is serene with picturesque landscapes wherever you look. Known as God’s Own Country, Kerala offers travellers a scintillating mix of beaches and temples, palaces and plantations, all wrapped in a fascinating culture and history. See the best of Kerala only with Akbar Holidays.
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On arrival at Cochin Airport, you will transfer to your hotel and check-in. Cochin is known as the"Queen of Arabian Sea" due to its long maritime history; the Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese have all followed sea routes to Cochin.
Later drive to Munnar, the verdant Paradise of Kerala with an unending expanse of tea plantations, spice plantations and a variety of flora and fauna. Check in at your hill resort and spend the afternoon at leisure. You could also pay a visit to Munnar and its surroundings.
Today after breakfast, head to Mattupetty Dam; a beautiful spot for enjoying the serene landscapes of Munnar, and Kundala Lake a natural lake set in the heart of the Western Ghats. You will also have the chance to visit Munnar’s Echo Point and tea plantations. In the afternoon you can visit the Eravikulam National Park where the endangering Nilgiri Tahr is conserved. Later drive back to your resort and stay overnight.
Leave Munnar for Thekkady, one of the biggest wildlife destinations in Kerala. It is also known as the spice bag of the state. You can enjoy a beautiful journey through the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats to reach this jungle destination. Check in to your hotel and later go for an optional Kathakali show, spice plantation visit, elephant ride, or an Ayurvedic massage treatment. You could also take an amazing boat ride in Periyar Lake which flows through the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You will also have the chance to spot wild animals like the elephant, bison, sambar and deer.
After breakfast, check out of your resort and drive to backwaters of Kerala in Alleppey. Also known as the Venice of the East because of its vast back water stretches and paddy fields, Alleppey is one of the biggest tourist magnets in the state. By 12 pm you can board your houseboat to explore the back waters and its serene beauty. Enjoy the ride with delicious Malayali meals and an overnight stay onboard.
Check out the houseboat in the morning and drive to your beach resort at Kovalam; the popular international beach destination in Kerala with shallow water for swimming and perfect for other water sports activities. After lunch enjoy the beach till the sun set in the Arabian Sea.
Today after breakfast you will have an half day city tour to visit the iconic spots of Old Travancore Kingdom’s capital Trivandrum including the Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Trivandrum Zoo, Padmanabha Swami Temple and the adjacent palace. Return to your resort at the end of the day and enjoy the beach.
Today you will drive towards Kanyakumari, the southern tip of Indian subcontinent and an important destination for pilgrims as well as leisure travelers. On the way you will stop at the magnificent Padmanabapuram Palace and reach Kanyakumari at noon. In the evening visit the famous Vivekananda Rock which is situated in the sea and the statue of Thiruvalluvar on the rock. Enjoy an ever meet.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & check out for your transfer to Cochin International Airport/ Railway station for your onward journey.
Munnar Castle/ Munnar Bloom
Whispering Meadows/Ayur County
Silver Crest /Ambadi
Maria Heritage/Pagoda Resort
Swagatha /sagara beach Resort