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 meters above sea level and also the place of South India’s highest peak (Anamudi - 2695 meter). 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.
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.
Note: Eravikulam National Park is closed during FEB & MAR every year due to breeding period.
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. Enjoy the boating in the backwater and have your meals in the houseboat (optional - can be arranged at additional cost). Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 5: Head 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 freshening up proceed for the sightseeing in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. The major tourists' attractions include St.Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica Chinese fishing nets, beach walkway in Fort Kochi and Jewish Synagogue, Palace and Jew town of Mattancherry. Lunch at the hotel and rest. Evening visit to Marine Drive. It is a popular hangout place which is built facing the backwater. You can enjoy the sunset cruise on a boat (optional). Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 6: Drop at Cochin airport - Back to Home
Check out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Cochin airport to board the flight back home. Bid the tour goodbye.
Welcome Drink on Arrival
1 room on double sharing basis at all the locations.
Meal plan: CPAI (5 Breakfast only)
All ex-Cochin airport transportation in private vehicle (A.C. Indigo / Dzire or 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
Any F & B other than those served with specified meals
Entry fee to monuments, museums, forts, parks, etc.
Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc.
Any personal Activities (like boating, elephant ride & Jeep safari)
Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, etc.
Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
Any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, Political closures, technical faults, etc.
Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, Political closures, roadblocks, technical faults, etc.
Any other service/s not specified under the section, 'Cost Includes'
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