The "God's Own Country" is home to colorful picturesque portraits, temples with stunning architecture, the aroma of exotic spices to entice you inside, and memorable experiences to experience. Kerala has everything you could ever need, whether it's an adventure, breathtaking scenery, unusual architecture, or modesty. No matter how often you visit, there will always be new things to discover in this state, which has surpassed the finest in every category. Bespoken with wonders, exploring a place of serenity, balance, and awe, the land of backwaters has a lot to offer to people from around the world.
‘The science of life and longevity, Ayurveda specializes at this spot. Take time to pamper yourself with the sights of temples and multi-cultural pilgrimage, decadent food, diverse culture, appalling landscapes, and flora and fauna of different kinds. Welcome yourself to one of the paradises on earth.
A fifteen-day package trip to the ‘Spice Garden of India’ makes you comfortable in the cities which speak harmoniously with nature, people and life.
• Seek the Parish of Church of St. Francis
• Majestic Athirapally Falls
• Tea Plantations of Munnar
• The Unparallel Periyar National Park
• Convergence of Ten Rivers, Vembanad Lake
• Houseboat Rides in Alleppey
• Kovalam & Varkala Beach and the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram
Day 1- Arrival at Kochi
You get a lift to your hotel after landing at Cochin International Airport, where check-in procedures and other formalities must be completed. Take a day of rest and indulge in some South Indian food. For the evening, consider taking a trip through the neighboring markets and trying some street food. If you enjoy the art, visiting the Kerala Kathakali Center for a beautiful performance of the dance form can be a good evening option for you.
Day 2- Kochi Sightseeing
Take some time after breakfast to see some of the area's attractions, including the Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi, Jew-Town, St. Francis Church, Paradesi Synagogue, Chottanikara Bhagavathy Temple, and Gowreeswara Temple. In the early nights, wander down Cherai Beach and reserve a jetty for stunning views of the marine drive. Rest for the night.
Day 3- Kochi to Athirapally (Approximately 70 Km, Reach Time 2 Hours)
Let us say goodbye to Kochi and hello to Athirapally. It boasts gorgeous sights to take in and appreciate, and it is notably recognized for its waterfalls and flora. Visit the Athirapally waterfalls first, also known as the Indian Niagara Falls. The waterfalls of Vazhachal and Charpa are also worth seeing. Visit the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, which also contains a dam called the Chimmini Dam, for a taste of adventure. Finish your day by spending the night at a forest resort retreat.
Day 4- Athirapally to Munnar (Approximately 131 Kms, Reach Time 4 Hours)
We leave the beautiful waterfalls behind and travel to the city of Munnar. Rest and light snacks are encouraged upon arrival. Traverse the lovely tea gardens in the beautiful green-capped hills and record your blissful moments. Proceed to the Tea Factory to witness and understand the process of manufacturing and packaging several types of tea! In the evening, you may also visit the Tea Museum to learn more about tea's past, present, and future. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 5- Munnar Sightseeing
The real highlights of Munnar are revealed on your second day. Visit the Eravikulam National Park to see a wide variety of plants and animals, including the notorious Nilgiri Tahr, a critically endangered species. The "Everest of South India," Anamudi, also called Anai Mudi, is only a short bus ride from Eravikulam National Park. The walk up to the peak, which can take up to two to three hours, is well worth it because of the stunning views. Camping is another option; the most acceptable times are early in the day or late at night. On the bus ride, you may see beautiful vistas of tea and spice plantations. Travel back to the resort, take a nap and spend the night.
Day 6- Munnar to Thekkady (Approximately 90 Km, Reach Time 3 Hours)
We reach Thekkady after traveling further. The Periyar Lake and National Park are this city's main draws. Famous for boat trips on the lake while taking in the discovery of the creatures. As soon as you get to your resort, make your way to see a Kalaripayattu performance, which is the world's oldest martial art. The execution and performance of this martial art, known as the mother of all martial arts, will astound you.
Day 7- Thekkady Sightseeing
Visit the Periyar National Park after breakfast to observe a variety of wildlife, including Gaur, Sambar, Wild Pig, Indian Giant Squirrel, Travancore Flying Squirrel, Dhole, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Salim Ali's Fruit Bat, Stripe-Necked Mongoose, and Nilgiri Marten. A fantastic way to explore the park is on an elephant ride. Come down to the lake to discover the area from a completely new angle. The Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple is about a half-hour drive away if you still want more adventure. It is a stunning temple to visit in person and is known for its Pandyan architecture. Return to Periyar and spend some time at the resort.
Day 8- Thekkady to Kumarakom (Approximately 125 Km, Reach Time 4 Hours)
Visiting Kumarakom, a tourist spot in a backwater area, is a magical experience. A trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is essential after some relaxation. An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across four acres and is home to a number of unusual birds that photographers and ornithologists are always on the lookout for. Back at the resort for some rest.
Day 9- Kumarakom to Alleppey
Arrive in Alleppey after breakfast. The houseboats and backwaters of Alappuzha are well known. The houseboat rides known as "Kettuvallam," which are located along the Arabian Sea shore, are a must-try. The best course of action is to reserve a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in advance. It's impossible to forget the majestic sunsets and landscapes. Dinner and lunch are served on the houseboat along with a stay.
Day 10- Alleppey to Kollam (Approximately 90Kms, Reach Time 2.5 Hours)
This city, located on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake, is recognized as the "Cashew Capital of the World." The city processes cashews and does research on them. Tangasseri Light House, Kerala's second-highest lighthouse, is a famous tourist destination. Also, an hour's drive away is the most unusual natural park you've probably seen. Jatayu's Earth Centre is famed for its massive bird sculpture, which is the world's largest bird sculpture. The concept of the natural park is mythology and adventure. It has a 6D theatre, a digital audio-visual room, a cable car, and the Siddha Cave Healing Centre. The virtual reality museum here tells the story of Jatayu to visitors. Activities such as paintball, laser tag, archery, bouldering, rock climbing, air-rifle shooting, zip lining, trekking, rappelling, valley crossing, etc., are also available for visitors to enjoy. Returning to Kollam to spend the night.
Day 11- Kollam to Varkala (Approximately 35 Km, Reach Time 1.5 Hours)
After leaving Kollam, you reach Varkala. It's a nice beach area and the only point where cliffs border the Arabian Sea. Take off towards the flawless splendor of Varkala Beach. Many people enjoy sunbathing on pristine, clean beaches. Visit Sri Janardanaswamy Temple next, a sacred location. It is believed that many medicinal plants wash up on the shore, hence, the 2000-year-old temple is well known for its Ayurvedic studies and practices. For the remainder of the evening, rest.
Day 12- Varkala Sightseeing
Spend the majority of your time on the coasts and beaches. You can choose from and take part in water activities. The Anjengo Fort, which is ten minutes away by foot, has some interesting architecture. The Thiruvambadi Beach, a black sand beach, is worthwhile a visit too. Spend time getting the greatest possible shots of nature. Return to your Varkala resort.
Day 13- Varkala to Poovar (Approximately 70 Km, Reach Time 2.2 Hours)
We entered Poovar, saying goodbye to the beaches but welcoming more. Beautiful resorts and, of course, beaches can be found on the island of Poovar. Spend time investigating the sand and water in your immediate vicinity. Visit a resort for the night.
Day 14- Poovar to Thiruvananthapuram (Approximately 35 Km, Reach Time 1 Hour)
After reaching Thiruvananthapuram, you take a brief journey to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple to receive your final blessings from the gods of the south before going straight to the airport to return home. This is where it ends.