Famous for its picturesque tea gardens and soothing backwaters, Kerala is your quintessential family getaway, a place that is beautiful all year round, a place that will rekindle your love for nature and would set your spirit free , from the sightseeing in Munnar to the elephant ride in Periyar national park to enjoying the mesmerizing view of Alleppey backwaters . Kerala would fulfil all your aspirations for a family vacation. So take some time off from work and get ready for a sweet escapade in nature. This specially designed Kerala package for family travellers who want to explore this pristine state and take away some beautiful memories. Join our 5 nights/ 6 days Kerala Package and reaffirm your family ties and gift your family the perfect getaway.
date_range 5 Nights / 6 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Cochin and head to Munnar (4 – 5 hrs. Journey)
Arrive at Cochin airport in the morning from where we’ll start our journey to Munnar – a beautiful hill station situated 1800 mtr above sea level and also the place of South India’s highest peak (Anamudi - 2695 mtr). Enroute we’ll visit Valara, Cheeyappara waterfalls and Tea Plantations.
On arrival at Munnar, check in at the hotel. After some leisure, we’ll head to visit the Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park - open as per the directions by the forest authorities), the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hilarious) - the mountain goat of South India followed by Tea Museum. Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 2: Local sight-seeing in Munnar
Wake up lazy morning. After breakfast, we’ll proceed for local sightseeing including Maduppatty Dam, Echo Point, Kundalay Dam, Pothenmedu View Point, and Blossom Park etc. In evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Eravikulam National Park is closed during FEB & MAR every year due to breeding period.
Visiting hours –
Eravikulam National Park – 09.00 hrs. -16.00 hrs.
Tea Museum – 10:00hrs. -16:30 hrs
Mattuppetty Dam – 09:30 hrs. - 15:00 hrs.
Day 3: Head to Thekkady (3-4 hrs. Journey)
After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Thekkady. Upon arrival, we’ll proceed for a boat cruise at Periyar Lake in Thekkady (on direct payment basis), which is synonymous with wildlife and nature treks. Later in the evening, visit the theatre (Non air- conditioned) to have a firsthand experience of arts and crafts through the traditional Kalari Show. In evening, we can either go for an elephant ride (on direct payment basis) or shop around local market area. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
1. Periyar National Park – It is the most important reserve of Southern India for Tigers and Elephants habitation. Rich in flora and fauna, the national park is a feast for all those who love nature and wildlife more than people. Enjoy a walk in the nature bliss which lies untouched by the human disturbances. Look out for the ambush of tigers and herd of elephants playing in the Lake. The principle attraction of the park remains the Periyar Lake, spread in the area of 25sq km surrounding the national park.
2. Elephant ride – When you are at Periyar National Park, a mere sight of the elephant isn't just enough to make your trip worthwhile. Enjoy the elephant ride hitching slowly in his habitat. If you think that's enough the mighty creature will further surprise you with its trunk on your head giving you blessings or you could just enjoy the bath with the elephants in nature's Jacuzzi.
3. Kalari show – Thekkady is full of surprises. When you have had enough of wildlife, it will offer you its culture, rising up your interest again. Kalari or Kalaripayattu is one of the major contributions India has given to the world. Kalari is an ancient form of Martial art which originated in South India and is still a popular art of Kerala. Do not miss this culture coupled with action show, with the stunts that will leave you in awe. Know your history better!
Day 4: Head to Alleppey (3 – 4 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and we’ll continue towards Alleppey. Reach Alleppey in the afternoon and check-in at the Hotel. You can enjoy the boating in backwater and have your meals in the houseboat (on your own). Overnight stay in the hotel.
AC Deluxe Houseboat Details (Alleppey) -
Check in Time: 12:00 noon and Checkout time: 09:00 A.M.
Houseboats are for exclusive usage and not shared.
Houseboats are accompanied by navigator and cook.
Meal plan – start with Lunch and ends with Breakfast (Typical Kerala Cuisine, if you require any other cuisine inform us in advance. If it will be on chargeable basis and client has to bear the extra charges.
From 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M., houseboat will be stationed, and cruise will start again at 8:00 A.M.
A.C. Houseboats - A.C. is operational only from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. (if you require 24 hour AC, it will be chargeable extra)
The cruise commences at 12:30 hrs. With lunch served on board and continues till dusk. At dusk, the boat will anchor in a wide waterway or lake for the night (The backwaters close to boat traffic at dusk as the fisherman lay their nets in the backwaters. Other boats are not
allowed to ply in the backwaters after dusk. On the following day the cruise commences again after breakfast and the guest will be dropped at Alleppey by 0900 hrs. Overnight stay in the House Boat.
Since houseboats are stationed in the bank of the backwater during the night, the problem of mosquito and water borne insects do come up hence you are kindly requested to carry mosquito and insect repellent along with you.
The choice of food in the houseboat is very limited and mostly basic south Indian meal is served.
The quality of the houseboat cannot be compared with the quality of the rooms in the hotel where the guest is staying. The rooms are basic and small.
The main concept of the houseboat is to explore the backwater beauty of the region at the closet to the nature.
Day 5: Back to Cochin (4-5 hrs. Journey)
Have a scrumptious breakfast served at the houseboat. Check out and we’ll continue our journey to Cochin. After freshen up proceed for the sightseeing in Fort Kochi and Mattanchery. The major tourists attractions includes St.Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica Chinese fishing nets, beach walkway in Fort Kochi and Jewish Synagouge, Palace and Jew town of Mattanchery.
In evening, you can visit the Marine Drive. It is a popular hangout place which is built facing the back water. You can enjoy the sunset cruise in a boat (on your own expense). Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Drop at Cochin airport
Check out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Cochin airport to board the flight back to home.
Welcome Drink on Arrival.
1 room on double sharing basis at all the locations as per the itinerary.
Meal plan: CPAI (5 Breakfast only)
All ex-Cochin airport transportation in dedicated & exclusive private vehicle (A.C. Indigo/Similar). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Airport pick-up and drop included.
Honeymoon Inclusions -
Cake on Arrival
Flower decoration and candle light dinner in Alleppey
All applicable taxes.
*Note - In Munnar and Thekkady, rooms would be non A.C. as they are hill Stations
Any F & B other than those served with specified meals
Entry fee to monuments, museums, forts, parks, etc.
Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, tips, laundry bills, etc.
Any kind of recreational activity such as boating, elephant ride & Jeep safari unless mentioned otherwise.
Any other service(s) not specified under the section, “Cost Includes”.
Any additional expenses incurred due to roadblocks, flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, Political disturbance, technical faults, etc.
Had an awesome time in Kerala with my family thanks to SOL :) The hotels at all the locations were great and the itinerary was very well planned. Thanks for the memories of a lifetime :)
Very good trip overall,. I faced no issues anywhere , either with bookings or cab and cab driver ( highly professional, will bring repeat business).....I just wish hotel rooms were slightly of higher quality!!!! Overall superb arrangements
My 1st trip with u & experience is superb good serice & good feedback all your words is true i give u 10/10 Must visit
It was great for me as the package arranged by shoes on loose and they cooperation was admirable and excellent
I was initially a bit hesitant while booking the package with Shoes on Loose. However, i have made up my mind and booked the package with them. The shoes and loose executives were very supportive and helped in all ways to customize the package according to my needs at a very competitive price. The overall experience with Shoes and Loose and the entire packaging is awesome...... Thanks for the memorable trip.... All the best
Jayantilal Maru Vipul Savla
Best services provided very much satisfied
It was indeed a very good experience.
The Club -Munnar was not good with the services and he also miscalculated Rs.100 extra for food while checking out. The food was not good and the Menu was Handwritten and 1 chicken dish. no other options. Periyar Meadows - Thekkady and House Boat Alleppey was Awesome.
Improve hotel service
Suggested excellent properties. Just a bit disappointed with the world backwaters maybe because all other properties where so good.(suggest you to maybe not give that property for 4-5star customers)
Thank you Ms. Tanya for making our tour fabulous and fantastic. Thank you once again for everything.