From luscious landscapes, wildlife, tantalising cuisine and not forgetting perhaps the most magical ingredient travellers encounter when visiting Kerala – the warmth of hospitality and smiles that linger long in the memory after leaving Kerala’s blissful shores. With no best time to visit Kerala as it is all year round destination, God's Own Country has been drawing travellers not only from India as well as around the world to enhance their family love. From the serene beaches of Kovalam to lush green hills of Munnar, spectacular backwaters of Alleppey to dense national parks in Thekkady, Kerala has everything when it comes to family holidays. Join our 6 nights/ 7 days Kerala Luxury Package and reaffirm your family ties and gift your family some of the best travel memories.
date_range 6 Nights / 7 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 – 10:00 hrs. - 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 Thekkday. Upon arrival there, check intothe hotel and have lunch (personal expense).In the afternoon, proceed for a boat cruise at Periyar Lake in Thekkday (Direct payment), 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. After that, you can either shop in the local market or opt for an Elephant ride (on direct payment basis) in the evening. Return to the hotel in the evening.
1. Periyar National Park - Periyar National Park is the most important reserve of Southern India which is an important Tiger and Elephant habitat. 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. It could be a sight that you will behold in your heart for a long time. The principle attraction of the national remains the Periyar Lake spread in the area of 25sq km that surrounds the national park. This is where you can enjoy the elephants playing in the water or the tigers on the bank quenching their thirst.
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- Thekkday 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.
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: Head to Kovalam (4-5 hrs. Journey)
Have a scrumptious breakfast served at the houseboat. Check-out and we’ll continue our journey to Kovalam in private vehicle. Enroute take halt at Trivandrum to fill your appetite at a good restaurant. Now we’ll head to visit Napier Museum and zoological park – enjoy a walk through the lush green zoo (Closed on Mondays). Reach Kovalam in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Day Excursion at Kovalam
After breakfast, enjoy the day excursion tour of Kovalm – spend your time exploring the beaches including Hawa beach, Light beach and some local places. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 7: Drop at Trivandrum Airport - Back to home
Check out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Trivandrum 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 (6 Breakfast only)
All ex-Cochin airport transportation in 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.
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.