South India Wonderland


8  Nights   9  Days


Cochin (2) -> Munnar (2) -> Thekkady (1) -> Alleppey (1) -> Kovalam (2)

About Package

Honeymoon is a chance for a newly-wedded couple so that they can get to know each other and create the best memories of their life. One of the best destinations in south India to go for honeymoon, Kerala is an supreme heaven for honeymooners. The state has many awe-inspiring tourist spots that leave you enthralled and provide you with some lifetime reminiscences. The palm-fringed backwaters and the laid-back beaches of Kerala have been gifted with an aura of love and romance. This 7- night and 8- day Honeymoon package for Kerala gives you an opportunity to start a fresh and new chapter of love. This well-planned itinerary takes you to prime destinations of Kerala including Munnar, Cochin, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum.



A honeymoon is a chance for a newly-wedded couple so that they can get to know each other and create the best memories of their life. One of the best destinations in south India to go for honeymoon, Kerala is an supreme heaven for honeymooners. The state has many awe-inspiring tourist spots that leave you enthralled and provide you with some lifetime reminiscences. The palm-fringed backwaters and the laid-back beaches of Kerala have been gifted with an aura of love and romance. This 7- night and 8- day Honeymoon package for Kerala gives you an opportunity to start a fresh and new chapter of love. This well-planned itinerary takes you to prime destinations of Kerala including Munnar, Cochin, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam and Trivandrum.



Package Itinerary

Arrival in Cochin

Upon arrival at Cochin airport, meet our representative who escorts you to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities, settle in your rooms. Get ready for sightseeing in Cochin.

 

Also known as Kochi and Ernakulam, Cochin is a sophisticated city of the state that was an vital port city in the earlier times. This lively city is also referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' and the 'Gateway to Kerala'. It is dotted with a number of tourist attractions that are worth visiting. The significant places in Cochin that you visit today include Santa Cruz Basilica-one of India's 8 basilicas, it has Gothic style architecture; Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace- a two-storied structure was built around 1555, it is now a museum that is home to murals, weapons, paintings etc and finally, St. Francis Church- constructed way back in the year 1503, this is the oldest European church in the country. Stay overnight at hotel.

 

After breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of the City. The true character of the city is to be found in the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. It more or less exists as it used to be a 1000 years back, when it was first built. The roads have not been widened because the old haggard buildings, through patchwork repairs over the centuries, still stand on the edges. This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast. The fishing community of Cochin is also very interesting. They ancient cantilevered fishing nets called Chinese Fishing Nets. The net is fixed to a pole on the shore. While fishing, the entire net is lowered by a primitive fulcrum mechanism using long bamboo poles. By the same mechanism the pole is lifted along with the catch. We will explore the sights of Photographic as well as cultural interest. We would also visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace since the Dutch substantially renovated the palace in the 17th century.

 

The double storied quadrangular building surrounds a courtyard containing a Hindu temple. The Central Hall on the first floor was the coronation hall of the Rajas of Cochin; on display are their dresses, turbans and palanquins. The most important feature of this palace, however, is the astonishing murals in the bedchambers and other rooms, which depict scenes from the Ramayana and other religious legends. These murals are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and extensive anywhere to be seen in India. The unique feature here is the unexpected and isolated Jewish community, whose origins date back to AD 52. They are self-contained and have there own Synagogue. The area around the Synagogue, known, as ‘Jew Town’ is one of the main centres of spice trade.

 

Scores of small firms huddle together in old dilapidated buildings and the air is filled with the aroma of ginger, cardamom, cumin, turmeric and cloves. The area is very busy. The potters are loading gunny bags of spices on to carts, which keep running up and down the narrow lanes. We would visit Jew Town, in the Mattancherry section and a short walk from the ferry is one street long. Jews used to occupy virtually all the houses on Jew Town Road, where they sold fruits, vegetables and spices or worked as oil pressers or carpenters. The spice markets are still located on the narrow street.

 

In the evening we proceed to witness the strength and vigor of Kathakali dance drama, as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreates an incomparable sense of pageantry. Overnight stay at hotel.

Cochin – Munnar (130 km – 4 hrs)

Today, in the morning, leave  for Munnar. Check into the hotel. Munnar is perhaps the most popular hill station of Kerala that is flocked by tourists in crazy numbers. Placed at an altitude of 6000 feet above the sea level, this hill town has pleasant climate, green surroundings, several attractions, aromatic tea plantations, adventure opportunities and more. The rest of the day is free; you can indulge in the activities of your interest. Discover the charming surroundings on your own.Overnight stay in the hotel.

Munnar Visit

After having the breakfast in the morning, board on a sightseeing tour of famous tourist spots in Munnar. The attractions to visit  today include the Christ Church- constructed by the British in 1910, it is one of Munnar's most honored religious spots; Eravikulam National Park- home to the scarce mountain goat of Southern India- the NilgiriTahr, this wildlife reserve offers ample opportunities; Mattupetty Dam- constructed on a lake, this dam is a popular picnic spot amidst lush and tranquil surrounding and Anamudi peak- standing tall at an altitude of 2695 m above the sea level, this peak lies within Eravikulam and is popular for offering wonderful trekking opportunities.

 

We will visit the Tea Museum inaugurated by Tata Tea a major producer of packaged tea so as to keep the history of tea plantation in India intact. The Munnar Tea Museum houses some of the exclusive artifacts like the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant, the original Tea roller, and, an ancient rail engine wheel of the Kundale Valley that shuttled men and material between Munnar. Besides this Museum is a tribute to the efforts of all the unsung heroes who were determined to make Munnar a major tea plantation center in Kerala, India.Overnight stay at hotel.

Munnar – Thekkady (110 Kms / 3 hrs)

Savor the  hot breakfast, check- out from the hotel,  transfer to Thekkady, home to the very popular Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Check-into the hotel. settle down for some time. Afternoon is planned for Motor Boat Ride on the Periyar Lake for sightseeing. One of the most popular national parks in Kerala, Periyar is home to a decent variety of Indian Elephants and Tigers, along with lion-tailed macaque, NilgiriTahr, Indian giant squirrel and as many as 265 species of birds. Overnight at the hotel.

Thekkady – Alleppey (130 Km / 3 hrs)

In the morning, head towards  Alleppey, also  known as Alappuzha. On arrival, go on-board a luxury houseboat, commonly known as Kettuvallam. Alleppey  the 'Venice of the East'  has some breathtaking backwater routes. You check into an overnight houseboat cruise in and around Alleppey. This houseboat comes prepared with all kinds of modern comforts and comes with variation in number of rooms. You are accompanied by a rower and a trained chef. Admire the dazzling luxuriant views of the paddy fields, and the coconut grooves, and soak-in the serenity during you backwater cruise. Observe the locals busy in their routine work, spot colorful birds, visit the coir making industry etc. Night stay on the houseboat.

Alleppey - Kovalam (160 Km / 4 hrs)

In the morning, the houseboat is back in Alleppey. Complete the check-out and go ashore. Start the road journey to the lovely beach of Kovalam. Away from regular hustle-bustle of city life, this place offers complete entertainment and renovation. On Arrival, complete the check-in. Take rest for a while.
 

Thereafter, you have options to pick from. You can either visit the serene crescent-shaped Kovalam beach, comprising of Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach for partaking in water sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking etc.You can also go for a relaxing herbal Ayurvedic massage at any of the Ayurveda centers, which are spread all around. Overnight stay at hotel.

Kovalam Sightseeing

After breakfast, loosen up on the beautiful beach of Kovalam and carry on towards Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari, known as Cape Comorin during the British days, lies on the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills. Exceptionally popular as Hindu religious site, the city is home an ancient temple that is committed to Lord Shiva.

 

Visit the beach with multi-colored sand and participate in leisure time activities. Other places that you visit include Padmanabhapuram Palace- a beautiful architecture gem built during the 16th century, this palace has murals, carvings, rose wood furniture, huge Durbar Hall, delicate elaborate carvings etc and Government Archeological museum-consisting of murals, wood carvings and artifacts. Back to Kovalam.Overnight stay.

Kovalam - Trivandrum (15 Km / 30 Minutes) / Cochin (6 hrs)

Last day of the tour, get transferred to Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. Enjoy morning seeing the sights  of Trivandrum- the capital city of Kerala. Drive to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. The other option is to get transferred to the Cochin Airport for your onward journey.


Tour Inclusions And Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Hotel Accommodation for 5 nights on twin share basis.
  • Double Bedded Room
  • Private bath or shower attached.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel.
  • 1 Rajasthani Cuisine speciality Dinner.
  • Chauffeur Driven air-conditioned Private Car.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per tour program.
  • Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expenses.
  • Assistance by our representative on arrival.
  • Local English speaking Guide for city sightseeing.
  • Guided City Tours & Excursions.
  • Entrances to the monuments & museums.
  • Heritage Walk & Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur.
  • Elephant ride upto the Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Complimentary Mineral water during the surface travel.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa Fees
  • International & Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Movie/video camera fee at monuments.
  • Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary .
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc.
  • Any other service that has not been included into "cost inclusions".

Hotel information

Venue/Category

Superior

Premier

Standard

Delhi

Roseate House Aerocity

Le Meridien

Red Fox Aerocity

Agra

Radisson Blu

ITC Mughal

Atulyaa Taj

Jaipur

Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Sarovar Premier

Red Fox