Kerala


Kerala

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays.

Kerala is an established destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Kappad, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar, Parambikulam and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region—an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam, also see heavy tourist traffic.

In the decades that followed, Michael Holidays was able to transform itself into one of the niche holiday destinations in India. The tag line Kerala – God's Own Country was adopted in its tourism promotions and became a global superbrand. Kerala is regarded as one of the destinations with the highest brand recall.


Itineraries
Arrival in Cochin to Munnar
* After arriving in Cochin, get picked up from Cochin Airport/Railway station,& drive to Munnar and on the way you can savor splendid views of tea plantations and small towns, looking beautiful with the backdrop of picturesque lush surrounding.
* Besides this, you can witness Cheyyappara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls and Attukal waterfalls that are sure to leave you spell bound.
* Adimali, a wholesale place for cardamom and spices and Pallivasal are other attractions worth exploring.
* After reaching Munnar town, you can check in your hotel, relax and enjoy overnight stay.
Sightseeing at Munnar
* Wake up to a complimentary breakfast and head further into the day, where you get to visit fabulous Mattupetty Dam which proffers splendid views of gushing waters.
* You can enjoy optional boat drive here.
* Echo point, well renowned for natural echo phenomenon, the famous Shooting Point where film shootings are organized and Kundale Lake offering shikara boating is included in itinerary.
* Sightseeing continues after lunch, including a visit to Tea Museum, Blossom Park and Pothenmedu View Point.
* Overnight stay in the hotel
Munnar - Thekkady
* Voyage from Munnar to Thekkady begins in the morning, allowing you to visit various splendid attractions on the way, like Pooppara, Vandanmedu, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Ankara.
* Following this, you can check in the hotel on reaching Thekkady.
* After relaxing for a while you can indulge in exhilarating optional activities, such as elephant safari, Kalari Payette-a traditional martial art form, Kathakali show, Jungle Jeep safari, Ayurveda massage, plantation visit and boating in Periyar.
* You are then taken back to the hotel where you can enjoy overnight stay.
Thekkady - Kumarakom Resort stay
* Pleasant journey from Thekkady to Kumarakom initiates after breakfast. You can check into the hotel on arrival at Alleppey / Kumarakom and relax for a while. After which you can indulge in adventurous activities, like fishing, village walk and optional boating in narrow canals.
* Sightseeing accompanied by local activities covers temples, churches, snake boat, renowned resorts on river banks, bird sanctuaries, paddy fields and many more. You will be then transferred back to hotel for overnight stay.
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Thekkady - Alleppey Resort stay
* Post breakfast, Drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom / Alleppey for Houseboat cruise, which takes you through inland waterways and breathtaking backwaters of Kumarakom / Alleppey.
* There you can enjoy an overnight stay on the houseboat. Afternoon marks your arrival at Kumarakom / Alleppey, where you would be greeted with non-alcoholic welcome drink.
* Following this, cruise begins, taking through backwaters. Sightseeing includes visits to coconut lagoons, resorts of Kumarakom/Alleppey, bird sanctuary.
* Journey halts for lunch where fish, chicken etc, is served and continues again, taking your to C-block, R-block and Rajapuram.
* Cruise stops in the evening and you can enjoy evening walk in the village. Sightseeing ends at night and you can relax in your A/C rooms.
Kumarakom / Alleppey - Kovalam
* After breakfast, driving you to Kumarakom.
* Sightseeing begins after breakfast and includes amazing destinations on the way, like Alleppey.
* After visiting these attractions, check in the hotel on arrival at Kovalam and relax for a while.
* You can then proceed with sightseeing activities. Enjoy visit to Kovalam beach and other alluring coastal areas that proffer amazing views of lush green surroundings.
* Underwater scenery visible during snorkeling is also worth witnessing.
* Relax in the hotel and overnight stay.
Kovalam Sightseeing
* Voyage to Trivandrum begins after breakfast.
* The destinations visited include Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Shangumugham beach, Sree art gallery, Planetarium and Kuthiramalika Palace. Besides this, other attractions like Wildlife Park, Napier Museum and Priyadarshini are also included in the itinerary.
* The trip then takes you back to Kovalam hotel where you can enjoy a relaxing overnight stay.
Back to home
* The trip comes to an end and our representative will drive you back to Trivandrum airport or railway station post breakfast.