Kerala Tour Package For Family
Trip Highlights

1- St. Francis Church, built in 1503 by Portuguese
2- Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace”
3- Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568
4- Mountain streams-Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala
5- Sita Devi Lake, Mattupetty Lake and Kundala Lake
6- Devikulam, Rajamalai, Pallivasal
7- Periyar National Park
8- Houseboat “experience through backwaters”
9- Houseboat or Kettuvallams
10-Planks of jack wood



DAY 01:

On your arrival in Cochin, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin, a city till today influenced by medieval Portugal, Holland, and England. You visit St. Francis Church, built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars where Vasco da Gama was buried for 14 years before his remains were transferred to Lisbon. His tombstone still stands. Nearby is the Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace”. The central hall on the Ist floor was the coronation hall of the rajas of Cochin. Other rooms depict scenes from the Ramayana and Puranic legends connected with Hindu gods. Amazing are the Chinese fishing nets. These cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor mouth. They were introduced by traders from the courts of Kublai Khan. You also see the Jew City with the Jewish Synagogue, constructed in 1568, with hand-painted, willow-pattern floor tiles brought from Canton in the mid-18th century by a Rabbi, who had trading interest in that city. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02:

In the morning, check out of your hotel and drive to Munnar. One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three Mountain streams-Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Munnar.

DAY 03: 

Full day at leisure to explore the hill station. Munnar town is located 5200ft above Sea level. The Sita Devi Lake, Mattupetty Lake, and Kundala Lake are memorable spots renowned for there Scenic beauty. The Eravikulam national park is a rare wild garden of rolling grasslands and evergreen tropical forests. Anamudi, the tallest peak in south India is located here. A top station is a picturesque place with laterite, Rocky Mountains. Where the rare Neelakurinji flowers (which flower once in 12 years) are seen. Devikulam, Rajamalai, Pallivasal etc. are other interesting places. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 04:

After breakfast drive to Periyar National Park. This unique wildlife sanctuary is about 780 sq. km centered around an artificial lake fed by the Periyar River. In the morning enjoy a short Trek in the forest with a naturalist. Different nature trails traversing diverse habitats form the trekking routes, generally 4 to 5 km. in length. This is an interpretive programme offering an excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. The trek lasts for about 3 hours per trek. The Nature walk is the right programme to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 05:

After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Alleppey. By noon board your private houseboat for the overnight stay.
Quote “Houseboat “experience through backwaters are very unique, but we suggest not to compare the facilities/luxury amenities with any of the star hotels.“Houseboat or Kettuvallams “are huge, tapering barges which were traditionally used to cargo rice and d other goods across Kerala. It has a portion covered with bamboo and coir serving as kitchen and restrooms for the crew. These boats are entirely built without the use of nails. Planks of jack wood are woven together with coir ropes and coated with a black resin made from boiled cashew kernelsModern-day Kettuvallams called houseboats, carry finished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony where tourists can laze on cushions. Sections of the carved roof of wood and plaited palms open out to provide shade and allow an uninterrupted view. Cruise through the tranquil backwaters, wider and narrow canals passing by lush green paddy fields, villages, temples, churches, rustic houses etc. giving you the opportunity to view the life on the backwaters –it beats at its own gentle rhythm.You will step into a different world altogether – this will surely be the highlight of the tour.
The meals will be served on board.Terms & Conditions at Houseboat-Alleppey
> Normal Houseboat cruise starts from 12:00 Noon to 17:30 hrs. & the next day from 06:30 AM to 09:00 AM
> Between 17:30 hrs. and 06:30 hrs. the boat will be anchored in safer place (in the lake or canal) for dinner and overnight stay
> Meal plan applied on full board basis (i.e.; inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)
> The Menu will be Traditional Kerala with 01 non- veg for lunch & 01 Non- veg for dinner
> Beverages like soft drinks & any additional dishes items apart from a normal menu to order will be charged extra on actual.
> Air conditioners in the bedroom will be switched on only from 9 PM to 6 AM

 DAY 06:

Morning departs for Kovalam by surface and on arrival check-in at the Hotel. Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor. Inland, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium displays technology used in pearl production. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07:

The day at leisure (No transport service on this day). Overnight at hotel.

 DAY 08:

In time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.

Accommodation on Twin / Triple sharing room on bed & breakfast basis.

All Transfers / sightseeing / excursions by Air Conditioned Vehicle.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure by our office representative.

Transfers from airport to hotels & vice versa, along with the transfer of baggage (01 piece per person).

Services of English speaking chauffer guide as per the itinerary.

All applicable current government tax

Check-in time is 1400 noon & checkout time is 12 noon

Enquiry about this trip

  • Gail Hogg
    We really enjoyed our trip to Darjeeling & Sikkim with my sister & her husband. Sunil was an excellent guide, who got the balance right of giving relevant information in a interesting manner. I didn’t realise he would be with us the whole time, but this was fine as he was such relaxed company. Ramesh was an excellent & safe driver too, with whom we felt completely safe – so thanks for organising. The hotels in Darjeeling & Gangtok were truly excellent & just the style we like! Real old world charm with impeccable service. The Chumbak & Sinclair’s retreat were ok, but fairly typical of modern Indian mid-range hotels.......good enough facilities, but not matching the service or whole experience we got elsewhere. It’s a shame the other two Elgin hotels were full, but we appreciate it was the busiest time of year. I will say that the Chumbak had the most amazing views & luckily the skies cleared briefly for sight of the snow capped mountains. One other comment to make is regarding the that it was a bit Monastery heavy! Having been to Ladakh, the monasteries in Sikkim are less impressive & so just to visit one in each town would have sufficed, with maybe other historic buildings to add variety. Thank you so much for arranging so many fantastic tours for us & our family & friends over the last 3 years! We are truly sad to be leaving such an amazing country, but very appreciative for all your efforts assisting us in discovering the best parts!!
    Gail Hogg
  • Shakeela
    Thank you for an excellent planned trip.
    The agent Manik must also be thanked for the meticulous way his drivers and guides executed their tasks.
    We throughly enjoyed our holiday.
    All the hotels were superb .
    Once again thank you and God bless.
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  • Fatima
    We have arrived back safely in South Africa so I thought that I should write to you. Thank you for a wonderful tour in India and Kashmir. My parents and I had a wonderful time. We found the service of Travlogue India to be exceptionally professional and we were most pleased with the drivers and the tour guides who were assigned to us throughout our stay in the respective cities. In Jaipur, we were met at the airport by Mr. Kanhiya Lal, the driver, who accompanied us all the way to Delhi. We could not have asked for a better person! Mr. Lal was exceptionally professional - from his attire to his demeanour - and we felt very comfortable with him. He was soft spoken and respectful to us at all times, ensuring that we were happy and that we would see everything within good time during our stay. He is also an excellent driver! Considering the chaotic traffic in India, at no point were we afraid to be on the road. We also enjoyed the long drives between the cities because he shared many anecdotes and historical information with us about the places that we passed. The 5 days that we spent in his company were most memorable. We were very sad to say goodbye to him because it felt like he had become a part of our family! Overall, we had wonderful time in India . I will be sure to book again with Travlogue India should I return to India. Say a prayer that I have the opportunity to do so again soon, please. :) Thanks again.
  • Pieter de Klerk
    We are back from India and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for all the arrangements.
    Everything went very smoothly.
    Please express a special word of thanks to our allotted driver, Rajed Singh. He really took good care of us.
    Pieter de Klerk
    I trust that you are well.
    I would like to thank you for the wonderful service you provided to me. It was a pleasure dealing with you, you are professional and efficient.
    The trip was amazing. All the places and hotels were amazing, except the Kanyakumari one. But you advised me it was the best you could get.
    Overall it was great and memorable trip till my next trip:)
  •  Mahomed Essop Jhatham
    As promised, some feedback on our recent trip to India.
    Overall, the trip went off quite well, meeting our objectives of getting an interesting glimpse of India, notably the parts visited: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mumbai.
    There were no significant logistical problems as to punctuality and transport. Finally, I would like to thank you, Sunil, and your regional representatives for responding timeously to any problems raised and solving them satisfactorily. We can certainly recommend Travlogue to our friends and families.
    With best wishes for all your future endeavours.
    Mahomed Essop Jhatham
  • Heidi Smit
    Yes we are safely back home. Indeed we had a wonderful time in India.We learned a lot in all the five cities. It was very remarkable to be informed and to actually be so close to the honorable Mahatma Gandhi through being to his grave. We also enjoyed the market and purchase of the different Indian spices, Indian outfits the art work in all its forms. The Mosques, temples and churches divulged the diversity of Indian religious beliefs.
    The Taj Mahal was the most spectacular of the wonderful historic places we visited. The Pink city was lovely too. While it was such a marathon to see all the beautiful architecture, it was very relaxing to get to Goa and Mumbai where we enjoyed India differently.
    We feel greatly indebted for all the hospitality and friendliness of the whole team that attended to us, from the company representatives, the guides, the drivers, the porters at the hotels, at the train station and at the airports, everyone was so useful and friendly to us.
    Thank you very much for a well organised holiday.
    Heidi Smit
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