Enclosed by land on 3 sides and edged by the Arabian Sea on west coast, Kerala has a medley of landscapes and so is its weather, vegetation and wildlife. Deep valleys and tall mountains, gleaming lakes, endless backwaters and shimmering coastline, Kerala has it all. Wherecoconut-fringed backwaters formthe main tourist attraction of Kerala, the sereneand unexplored beaches with palm &coconut groves, exotic wildlife& birds, tea estates and spice plantations have never disappointed globetrotters
Rekindle your love for nature at Kerala with Max Holidays. This is a 10 days tour of Kerala that will treat your senses. The trip starts with your arrival at Cochin (Kochi) and sightseeing. Further your move to the exotic hill station Munnar for a stay. Then it’s time for some forest land at Thekkady, where you visit the coveted Periyar National Park. After a soul filling experience here, you will be visitingMararikulam, the beach village. Next on itinerary is Alleppey, the city with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. Before your tour ends at Trivandrum, or Thiruvananthapuram, the trade center for spices, sandalwood and ivory; you would definitely love to relax and unwind at the very scenic Kovalam beach.
Weather conditions are never a hindrance for a holiday in Kerala. Be it a hill station in summeror the Onam and other festivals in winter, this place has galore to offer. None the less, Kerala is a preferred monsoon destination for its eye-pleasing scenic beauty and Ayurveda. Explore and enjoy this God’s Own Country to create everlasting euphoric memories.
Arrive at Cochin International airport and drive to your hotel after a warm welcome. Relax in the hotel and in the evening visit a theatre to watch Kathakali Dance performance by some expert dancers from different parts of South India. Kathakali is considered to be one of the oldest theatre dance form in the world. If you have interest in seeing the pre performance preparation of the dancers, you have to reach early at around 5PM. After watching the one hour long show drive back to your hotel for stay.
After breakfast discover the historic sites and rich European legacy of Cochin with your guide in a private car. The sightseeing tour of Cochin will include the most prominent sites of interest including For Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jews Town, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and St. Francis Church. After finishing sightseeing tour make your way to the beautiful tea gardens of Munnar. It was once the summer retreat of the Britishers in South India. On arrival in Munnar check in to your resort for night stay.
Enjoy your leisurely breakfast in the hotel and take an excursion tour to the Eravikulam National Park where one can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr. Enjoy the beautiful sites of Nilgiri Mountains. Also visit the Mattupetty Dam, Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town and the local market. Evening free to enjoy your own schedule and night stay will be at the hotel in Munnar.
After an early breakfast, we will head to Thekkady (also known as Periyar National Park or Periyar Tiger Reserve). On reaching Thekkady check in at the jungle resort. After wash and change, leave for boat cruise to view the jungle activities where you can spot elephants, wild boar, sambar, and deer coming on the shore of the Periyar Lake. If you are lucky enough then you can also spot tigers coming to quench his thirst. Periyar Lake is the life line for all the faunas dwelling in the park. The vegetation is mainly of the moist deciduous type which mainly composes of marshy grasslands. The main fun is to watch the herds of elephant bathing in the Periyar Lake. Full day free for jungle activities. Night stay at resort
Following a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Mararikulam. Marari is a beautiful beach destination of Kerala endlessly covered with golden shining sand which will entice you to reach the beach as soon as possible. On arrival check into your hotel.
After breakfast take a leisurely walk around the beach. The beach offers a wide range of activities like swimming, surfing and sun bathing. You can also try mouth watering fresh sea food. If you are lucky enough you may get the opportunity to play with dolphins. Enjoy the warmth of the beach to its fullest and also enjoy the scenic beauty during sun set which is very rare and unique at Marari Beach. Overnight in the hotel at Marari.
Morning after breakfast embark the Deluxe Air-conditioned Houseboat which sails on the backwaters , taking you to some of the typical Kerala village where you can have the first hand experience of Kairali culture. See how toddy is tapped from the coconut tree, and how ropes are made of coir. The houseboat has all the modern facilities with well fitted wash room and cozy bed room. Overnight stay at Houseboat
After breakfast disembark from the Houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival, check in to hotel.
Day free to spend at leisure on the beach. Enjoy playing with the golden sands or take a swim in the shallow water. A soothing sunbath is a perfect option to unwind. The more adventurous ones can enjoy thrilling beach sports. Ayurvedic massage can also be availed (optional on direct payment basis). Return to hotel for night stay.
Day is at leisure to enjoy the spectacular beaches of Kovalam.
After breakfast, leave for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. The main attraction is Padmanabhaswami Temple, one of the 108 pilgrimage sites for the Vaishnavites. The exquisite carvings on its 400 pillars is notable. Proceed to the Trivandrum airport to board scheduled flight back home or onward destination.
For trip to Kerala especially Thekkady & Mararikulam Max Holidays is the best as they good contacts with the hoteliers. They provided us a tour package at a very good rate and took special care of the services. Kerala is truly a God’S Own Country as it blessed with natural beauty. It was flawless trip to Kerala for a family holiday tour.
Hello Sanya, hope you are doing great. It was such a wonderful trip and thanks to you for arranging it so well. Starting from arriving in Cochin till our departure, everything was so well organized. Exploring scenic places such an Munnar and Thekkady, staying on houseboat, spending time on white sand beaches was just few highlight of the trip. Our driver Ramesh is a down to earth person with so much of patience. We will definitely come back to India and in our wish list, next place would be visiting Ladakh on bike which I hope you do organize.
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
The payment can be made very easily via online and online mode of payments. For online payment services, you can use the credit/debit cards and for the facilitation of offline payments you can use our Swift Bank transfer services.
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