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Beaches, Backwaters & Hills of Kerala

Kovalam 2 Nights – Alleppey 1 Night – Munnar 2 Nights – Mararikulam 2 Nights

Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, have made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.Kerala is blessed with a unique set of geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. A long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, are just a few of the wonders that await you once you crossover to the other side.

Best Time To Visit

Kerala, land of backwater, palm trees and lakes can be visited any time of the year as Kerala has a very pleasant weather all across the year. Owing to such a pleasant weather, backwaters and numerous other reasons, The National Geographic Traveler Magazine has also honored Kerala as one of the “Ten Paradises of the World” and “50 Places of a Lifetime”.

Arrival in Trivandrum – Kovalam (16 Kms )

Day 1

Arrival in Trivandrum and drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore – Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches – Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Sightseeing of Trivandrum

Day 2

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum, covering Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Return to Kovalam for overnight stay.

Kovalam – Alleppey (160 kms / 5 Hrs Approx)

Day 3

Proceed to Alleppey by road after breakfast. After arrival, check-in at the houseboat in backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day cruising through beautiful backwaters. Overnight at the Alleppey houseboat.

Alleppey – Munnar (175 km / 6 Hrs Approx)

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to Munnar – derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Sightseeing in Munnar

Day 5

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various exclusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Munnar – Mararikulam ( 160 Kms / 6 Hrs Approx)

Day 6

After breakfast, drive to Mararikulam. Mararikulam is one of the best beaches in Kerala offering idyllic beach stay experience. Marari is a very relaxing beach retreat stays. Beaches are good for swimming and very private. Arrive and check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Mararikulam.

Day at leisure in Mararikulam

Day 7

After breakfast, enjoy full day at leisure – relax on white sand beaches of Mararikulam.

Departure from Mararikulam – Cochin (42 kms / 2 Hrs Approx)

Day 8

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.

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