Kerala Tour Package 6 Nights 7 Days Pune,Mumbai
Package Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered: Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Houseboat, Kumarakom
Cost: Rs.35000.00 / Rs.42000.00 per couple ( Total 2 PaX)
More About Kerala
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala - God’s Own Country If you are planning for a Kerala trip, you should be aware that it is situated on the Malabar Coast of the Indian republic. It is the 22nd-largest state in India, area-wise and is bordered by Tamil Nadu to its east and south, Karnataka to the northeast and north. On its west lies the Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea. Kerala acquired statehood in November 1956 after the States Reorganization Act that combined all the Malayalam speaking regions. Malayalam is the most commonly spoken language in Kerala. Many Kerala tour packages will allow the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the place and experience the vivid Malayalam culture and traditions completely.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Places to see in Kerala
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Alleppey has Kerala’s most amazing backwaters which offer stays on houseboats which can be a mind-boggling experience. Other than amazing houseboat stays, Alleppey also boasts of a serene beauty that remains unmatched. There are vast stretches of paddy fields, fishing villages, quaint chapels and lakes full of water lilies which add to its beauty.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.One of the popular hill stations, Munnar used to be the summer capital of the Britishers. Munnar has about 80,000 miles of tea plantations, a huge spread of aromatic vegetation and mist covered valleys with low lying clouds that makes it a perfect honeymoon spot. You can check out our Kerala honeymoon packages for a perfect getaway. Attukal Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, and Anamudi are the most popular sites in Munnar.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.A quiet little hamlet with beautiful sceneries, Kumarakom is located near lake Vembanad. Kumarakom boasts of ever-pleasant weather which makes it possible for different types of activities to try all year long. Common activities include boating, cruising, fishing and houseboat stays. Kumarakom is nature’s gift and is filled with mesmerizing lakes, aromatic coconut grooves, thick mangroves forests, and beautiful waterways. Kerala sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, the Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, and the famous Kumarakom backwaters.
Best time to visit Kerala, Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala is mostly a rainy state, and it has three tourist seasons - peak season from September to March is perhaps the best time to visit the beautiful state. The weather during these months is warm and pleasant and not hot. Summer season from March to May is hot and a little humid as it is near the tropics, but it is not unbearable as evenings are mostly pleasant with slight rainfalls. The monsoon season from June to August is the best time to go to Kerala is you are looking for authentic Ayurvedic treatments and rejuvenation packages. The best time to visit Kerala might vary from one individual to the other depending on what you are looking forward to doing, once you reach there.
Things to do in Kerala
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.There are innumerable tourist places in Kerala, and once you start exploring the state, you will come across many exciting things to do. Still, we have some of them that are included in the Kerala holiday packages listed only for you!
Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary - This sanctuary has exciting activities like elephant safaris and bathing and feeding elephants and their babies.
Alleppey - Houseboats stay with authentic home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed while on a lake.
Munnar - A visit to the Eravikulam national park to watch the Neelakurinji bloom once in twelve years can be a major experience.
Nilgiri Thar - Tourists can go to spot the endangered species of Goat while trekking up the Nilgiri Hills.
Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village - One can experience an authentic rural way of life here by exploring paddy cultivations, learning about crab farming and canoeing in the mangrove forests.
How to Reach Kerala
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala has three international airports which also serve almost all domestic flight carriers. Kochi International Airport is in Central Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is on the southern part of Kerala, and Calicut International Airport is situated up north.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala is well connected by road to different parts of the country via National Highways 17, 47 and 49. It is directly connected to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by road and has many car and bus services that run throughout all these states.
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala has about 200 railways stations - big and small, that are interconnected to various places in and out of the state. There are direct trains to Kerala from most major cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai.
Things You Should Know For Kerala
1. Is Kerala a good destination for a honeymoon trip?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala has got some of the most serene destinations, abundant nature, idyllic backwaters and pristine beaches wrapped in the mesmerizing panoramic views. Some of the most notable honeymoon locations in Kerala include Kochi, Alleppey, Kovalam, backwaters of Kerala, and Marari. Enjoy houseboat cruise rides and shikhara rides in the backwaters, romantic dinners by the Marari beach, visit the heart-shaped lake, tree house stays, romance in floating cottages, boating across the tranquil backwaters, and long walks amidst the tea gardens and heritage colonies. So, couples can get enough scope to spend some quality time and enjoy their privacy amidst the beautiful sunsets.
2. Where can you stay in a houseboat on your trip to Kerala?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.The most number of houseboat services are available in Alleppey which serves as the gateway to the Kerala backwaters. You can find ample options for houseboats, of varying ranges, here. You can venture to places like Kumarakom, Kottayam, and Alumkadavu (near Kollam), from the hub of Alleppey. If you are planning to stay in luxury resorts, then most of them have their personal houseboat facilities and offer sunset views and overnight cruises. Even standard resorts can arrange houseboat facilities for you. Hire them either for a few hours, or for a few days, or for a whole week and enjoy!
3. What is the ideal duration required to complete a Kerala trip with family?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.The duration of four-nights and five-days is ideal, to plan a Kerala trip with your family. Though the duration of Kerala trip can be stretched to seven-nights and eight-days if you want to spend your days at leisure, doing nothing. But the period of five days can work like a wonder. You can tick away from your family’s checklists of things to do, the best places to visit and satiate yourself with the best of Kerala’s cuisines within these five days trip. You can also save up a lot on your Kerala trip budget by cutting it down to a shorter duration.
4. Which is the most celebrated festival in Kerala?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Onam is one of the most important festivals of Kerala and is celebrated in every part of the state with great pomp and fervour. It is a popular harvest festival and is celebrated once in a year during the months of August to September; known as the Chingom month of Malayalam. It spans over a period of ten days, beginning from the Malayalam New Year and ending with Thiruvonam. The fervor of the festival is further amped up by celebrations like tiger dances, boat races, flower rangolis, martial arts, and folk songs.
5. Is monsoon a good time to plan a Kerala trip?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Yes! Kerala experiences two monsoons season, one which begins from the month of June, and another one which begins from the middle of October. However, due to its geographical proximity, the rains in Kerala are not torrential and incessant. There are occasional splashes once or twice a day, accompanied by soft sunshine. It is definitely the best time to explore the vibrant green nature as the temperature remains pleasant, ranging between twenty-three degrees Celsius to twenty-nine degrees Celsius. Moreover, the festive fervor of Kerala tends to double-up during these two seasons. So, undoubtedly the monsoon is a good time to plan your Kerala trip.
6. Which are the best places in Kerala for a beach vacation?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala, dotted with a stretch of coastlines, has a number of locations for planning a perfect beach vacation. Enjoy the solitude of the Varkala Beach, pamper yourself with some Ayurveda treatments in Thiruvananthapuram beach, experience backwater drives and thrilling boat races in Alappuzha Beach, explore the historical Kappad Beach, delve into the mesmerizing sunset views of Hawah Beach, and taste the lip-smacking seafood of Kerala in Kovalam beach. Summing it all up, you can definitely make your Kerala trip, an ideal beach vacation to cherish. So, make sure you do not skip out on any of these beaches mentioned above!
7. What are the top dishes one should try in Kerala?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.Kerala boasts its blend of spices and bursts of flavor when it comes to food. So, most of the dishes included in the wide Kerala cuisine, are spicy and full of flavours, and yet have a healthy twist to it. You can feast on a number of spicy curries both vegetarian and nonvegetarian, healthy stews, spicy blend of rice, tasty desserts and a variety of dosas, idlis, and sambars. The popular dishes of Kerala which you must not miss during your Kerala trip, are Sadhya, Appam, Dosa - Sambar, Prawn Theeyal, Mutton Biryani, Puttu and Kadala Curry, Cassava, Payasam, and Idiyappam.
8. Are there any wildlife experiences that you can indulge in a Kerala trip?
Maya Holidays Information To Tourist.There are a number of wildlife experiences that you can indulge in, during your Kerala trip. Visit the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary and explore ample animals, amidst abundant nature and spice-scented plantations. Next, there is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is replete with elephants and offers scopes of trekking, boating, and elephant safaris. The bird watchers out there, cannot miss paying a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is abundant with numerous species of birds. You can even spot some unique migratory birds during your visit. Do not forget to carry your cameras with you while you are visiting these wildlife reserves for some best captures!
The fastest way to reach from Pune to Alappuzha is flight to Kempegowda International Airport, then flight to Cochin International Airport, then cab to Alappuzha and takes 7h 9m. The recommended way to reach from Pune to Alappuzha is flight to Kempegowda International Airport, then bus to Alappuzha and takes 12h 55m.
Day 1: Cochin to Munnar
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and proceed to Munnar. Check in at Munnar Hotel and after fresh up Proceed for Munnar sightseeing. The sightseeing places are echo point, photo point, Kundala dam, tea museum; blossom park etc .Munnar is a hill station, which was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Enjoy over night stay at hotel.
Day 2: Enjoy Munnar ‘s Splendors
After breakfast, we proceed on a daylong sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit the Eravikulam National Park - home to the endangered mountain goat species, the Nilgiri Tahr. Take snaps of the frolicsome and rather friendly goats. Then we take you to visit Mattupetty, Devikulam, and Tea plantations. Return back at hotel and Enjoy overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Munnar to Thekkady
After breakfast check out from Munnar and proceed to Thekkady. Check in at Thekkady Hotel and proceed for Thekkady sightseeing . As you wind your way up the road, the wooded terrain clears to reveal a breathtaking spectacle of rolling tea and cardamom plantations. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air; savor the rich fragrance of cinnamon and cloves. Thekkady is situated 2800 ft above sea level; the climate is pleasantly cool throughout the year. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. This is the only wild life sanctuary in India that offers the unique opportunity of viewing wild life in their natural habitat at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. After a guided spice plantation tour in the afternoon (optional at extra cost), enjoy a boat ride in the lake and if you are lucky you can watch young elephants drinking at the water’s edge. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Thekkady to Alleppey.(Kumarakom Sightseeing)
After Breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Alleppey resort. Check-in at Alleppey resort . After fresh up, proceed for Kumarakom Sightseeing. The enchanting backwater destination of Kumarakom is a small village that is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. A short ride 10 Km to the west of Kottayam brings you at Kumarkom, on the vast Vembanad Lake, a well known bird sanctuary, parrots, egrets, herons, teal, larks, fly catchers, wood beetle and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons. Every year hundreds of Siberian cranes come across from far away Siberia to roost and breed before going back. A cruise on the Vembanad Lake, gently rocked by the waves rippling to the rhythm of the swaying coconut palms on the distant banks could be truly exhilarating. Back to Alleppey resort. Overnight stay at Alleppey resort.
Day 5: Alleppey Houseboat
After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Alleppey. By 12.00 noon, Check in the House boat, embark on an exciting a/c houseboat cruise through the back waters. Board the traditional houseboat at Alleppey and start the long and meandering ride through the unique backwaters of Kerala in a thatched roof houseboat. The houseboat is an improvisation of the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land's ethos in days gone by. The kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, one/two/three bath attached AC bedrooms and a kitchenette, and are extremely eco friendly. Every houseboat is manned by a crew - cook, guide and oarsman. Winding through the vast expanse of the paddy fields and tiny hamlets and palm fringed narrow canals is an unforgettable experience. Night stay at the houseboat.
N.B. (Regarding House Boat)
Day 6: Cochin
- In A/C House Boat, A/C will be switched on inside the bed room from 9pm to 6 am.
- Check in / checkout time for House Boat: 12 noon - 9 am
- Houseboat will be moving from 12 noon to 5 pm and 8 am to 9 am.
- Between 5pm and 8 am House boat will be anchored near to the shore.
- Food in HB is normally Non Veg. If you require only Veg food inform before the tour
Your Kerala tour package starts on arrival in Cochin airport or Railway station we will meet you and transfer to Cochin hotel. Check in at Cochin Hotel and proceed for Cochin sightseeing. which includes Jewish synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery , Dutch Palace and the Fort Cochin beach( If Time Permits). Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Cochin Railway station/ airport drop
After breakfast, check out from Houseboat proceed to Cochin railway station or airport. Drop on Time.
Package cost Excludes:-
- Any meals other than those mentioned above.
- Any air fare or train fare.
- Any Entry Fee.
- Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, road blocks, and vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, Natural calamities etc.
In case of any changes in fuel rates& Government taxes, the same will be implemented in our rates.
As per Kerala government policy, please carry any photo identity proof of the guest for the security reason. Also note that if the guest is non residential Indian please carry the passport (must)