Kerala is one travel destination which offers a bit of almost everything a modern-day traveller hopes for. If you are in a mood for a holiday but not sure where exactly to go, head straight for Kerala. The southern Indian state is known for its uncrowded beaches, glistening backwaters, rich wildlife and tea and spice plantations among others. Since Kerala is a 'Land of Spices' as well, dining here can be a lot of fun. There is a wide range of traditional mouth-watering delicacies awaiting you in the state. Plus, you can always rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with Ayurveda, which is yet another crowd-puller both for tourists from inside India and outside.
During your Fascinating Kerala Tour, local specialists from Max Holidays will help you rediscover the real charm of Kerala. Start with a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Catch a flight to Trivandrum from where you'll drive to Kovalam, which is a popular beach destination and a place of exquisite natural beauty. Have the time of your life in Kovalam and go for an Ayurveda massage therapy if you want. Drive to the next beach destination known as Varkala. Later, reach Kumarakom to explore the shimmering backwaters of Kerala and feast your eyes upon the expansive paddy fields and coconut groves. At Kumarakom, you can also indulge in fun-filled water sports like wind sailing and water skiing. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Periyar is your next destination where you will enjoy watching wild elephants in playful mood, along with a number of other wildlife species. Later, drive to Kottayam to get started on a scenic backwater cruise in a traditional houseboat.
After cruising in a Kerala houseboat, disembark at Alleppey and drive to Cochin, which is a famous port on the Arabian Sea Coast. Explore the city of Cochin on foot and uncover the attractions of the colonial era. The Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Chinese Fishing Nets are major attractions in Cochin. Finally, get to the Cochin Airport for your flight back home.
Reach Mumbai International airport, where our company representative will receive you and assist you to your reserved Hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay will be in Mumbai.
Early morning after lavish breakfast enjoy the sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Visit Prince of Wales Museum which is now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, was built to commemorate King George V’s first visit to India in 1905 and is one of the leading museum in country, Hanging Gardens also known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens presents a beautiful view of the city harbour, Gateway of India, principal landmark of Mumbai has a striking arch in the Indo-Sarcenic style with skilful integration of Gujarati and Islamic influences. Afternoon enjoy cruise to Elephanta Caves which are popular due to their rock cut temples.
Highlights : Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
On time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Trivandrum. On arrival in Trivandrum, take a short visit to Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Shri Chittira Art Gallery and Trivandrum Zoo. Further, drive towards Kovalam. Check in hotel and get freshen up. Later enjoy the day in the sand. You can also pamper yourself with a herbal and body toning massage from any of the centres nearby of your choice. Evening enjoy the magnificent and breath taking view of Sunset. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Kovalam presents a very great and picturesque view with three must to visit beaches – Samudra, Hawah and Light House. After soothing and relaxing view of Kovalam head towards Cape Comorin. Cape Comorin presents an overwhelming experience at the tri-junction point of three giants – Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal that makes everyone speechless. The colour of the water can be easily distinguished from one another. Enjoy the sightseeing tour covering Shakti Peetha – a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, Vivekananda Rock Memorial – the sacred place where Vivekananda had a long meditation and the giant statue of Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. After mind and heart catching sightseeing of Kanyakumari, return back to our hotel in Kovalam. Overnight stay in hotel at Kovalam
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the natural surroundings of Kovalam and further proceed towards the unique beaches of Varkala. Varkala has got spectacular sands and red cliffs because of which it is considered to be the most appealing beach destination these days. You can also go for body therapy over here. Visit Shree Janardhana Swamy Temple and enjoy the beautiful view of sunset on the beach of Varkala. Overnight is to be spent at hotel.
After a relax breakfast get ready to take a ride towards Kumarakom – a paradise of mangrove forests with paddy fields and coconut groves. Check into hotel. Experience the home away from home. About 23 kms from Alappuzha lies a small water world, Kumarakom that comprises of a cluster of little islands on the Vemband lake. If you love bird watching, visit the bird sanctuary, a favourite haunt of migratory birds, spreading across 14 acres. Leisure options like boating and fishing keep tourists engaged at Kumarakom. You can also indulge yourself in water activities like wind sailing and water skiing. Overnight stay will be at Kumarakom.
Today drive to Periyar also known as Thekkady confined within the Western Ghats is located in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. Tropical, evergreen and deciduous forests, bamboos, reed banks and savannahs spread over the 777 sq. km of hills. On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed. Tiger I believe this exciting word touches the core of your heart. So, be ready today you will get an opportunity to meet the beast. The best chances of viewing Wildlife especially that of the herds of elephants are quiet frequent during boat ride on the Periyar Lake. The reservoir in itself has many creeks, promontories and small islets serving as habitat for wild life. The hills around the lake provide food for elephants, gaur and sambar. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
In the morning, drive to Kottayam, from where you will get the chance to board the air-conditioned houseboats. Each houseboat is provided with a well furnished bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. You will start one night back water cruise which will end on 09th day morning at Alleppey. Spend the whole night lavishly at Houseboat and keep the treasure memory safely with you as a life time experience.
Today disembark the Houseboat with the tickling memories and smiling face at Alleppey and head with a pleasant drive towards Cochin. On arrival at Cochin you will be transferred to your pre booked Hotel. Afternoon enjoy the city tour covering Jewish Synagogue - The oldest synagogue in India constructed in 1568 AD, St. Francis Church - Built in AD 1503 by Portuguese Francisian friars, Dutch Palace - Built by Portuguese in 1557 as a gift for Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Cochin. In the evening enjoy the Kathakali dance show. After the sightseeing of this commercial center of Kerala drive back to hotel. Overnight stay at Cochin.
After breakfast timely transfer to Airport to board the international flight back to your home/ onward destination.
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