9 Days & 8 Nights
Plan the long pending vacation to the charismatic land of Kerala by choosing this 8 Nights & 9 Days Kerala tour package. With a complimenting trip itinerary that includes visits to some of the most famous tourist attractions of Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kovalam and Kanyakumari; this Kerala holiday package is arguably the best in class.
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As per the itinerary given in the customizable 9 days Kerala vacation packages, the tour starts with a visit to Cochin and its major tourist hotspots like Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, and Marine Drive followed by sightseeing tour of Munnar. In Thekkady, enjoy jungle safari at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger reserve. Proceed your holidays in Kerala by visiting Munnar on the next day to explore the beautiful tea plantations, waterfalls, and viewpoints. Catch wonderful panoramic views from the top of Anamudi Peak and marvel at the expanse of the valley from scenic roads.
The famous houseboat cruise and a stay in the backwaters of Alleppey & visit to Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom add to the value of this Kerala holiday package. Sail past local fishing villages and enjoy sightseeing with on-board meal on your houseboat cruise in Alleppey. The last leg of this Kerala travel package includes a visit to the Marine Research Aquarium, the pristine beaches of Kovalam, the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, the prominent Thiruvalluvar Statue and the Kanyakumari Beach in Kanyakumari. Book this customizable 9-Days, 8-Nights Kerala tour package and enjoy the real comfortable travelling experience. Here is the detailed tour plan for your getaway to Kerala.
Kumarakom is a village located along the Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, India. It is one of the most popular backwater destinations among tourists who come to Kumarakom for a refreshing holiday. Apart from a backwater destination, Kumarakom is also a popular luxury getaway offering a panoramic vista of the lush green landscape that surrounds it. While most of the travelers always travel to Alleppey for a backwater stay experience, we suggest that Kumarakom must also be included while creating an attractive 9 days Kerala trip plan. The backwaters of Kumarakom looks emerald green in color and dotted with rich vegetation of paddy fields. On your visit to Kumarakom, enjoy the backwaters that offer ferries and houseboats for travelling. For a luxurious stay, take an opportunity to stay in a houseboat with furnished king-sized beds, teak furnishings and similar premier facilities.
Day 1 of your Kerala honeymoon tour starts with exploring Cochin post your arrival at Cochin.
Upon your arrival at Cochin, you will be received by agent’s representative and transferred to the hotel. Reach the hotel and complete check-in formalities.
Refresh and unwind before the trip itinerary of your Kerala tour package takes you to famous nearby tourist attractions of Cochin such as Mattancherry Palace, Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church and the Cochin Marine Drive. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Tip: Prefer packaged drinking water only while visiting stalls and restaurants in the local market.
The second day of your Kerala tour itinerary takes you to witness the striking natural beauty of Munnar.
Start day 2 of your Kerala holiday itinerary with an early morning breakfast before you are driven towards the hill-station of Munnar through lush green hills and valleys. Upon arrival in Munnar, check into the hotel and relax for a while.
Later, visit the Flower Garden, the cardamom plantation, and tea plantations. Enjoy the second half of the day at leisure and end this day of your Kerala tour package with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance from Cochin to Munnar: 130 km
Travel Time (Cochin to Munnar): Approx. 4 hours
Tip: Pack umbrellas/raincoats if you plan to stay out of the hotel for long.
Go for a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar with famous tourist attractions included in your Kerala trip itinerary.
Wake up to a delectable breakfast in the morning and then set out for a full day tour of Munnar. As per the trip itinerary of your Kerala tour package, visit famous tourist hotspots in Munnar like the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Photopoint view, Echo point, and the beautiful Kundale Lake.
Do not forget to capture enticing pictures of these most photogenic tourist hotspots in Munnar. Day 2 of your Kerala holiday package ends with an overnight stay at the hotel.
Optional: Travellers can enjoy boating activities in the lake (charges extra).
On the fourth day of your 9-day Kerala tour package, travel to explore the wild of Thekkady.
Treat yourself to a healthy breakfast, and then check-out from the hotel for an enticing onward journey to Thekkady. Take joy in the awe-inspiring scenic beauty of lush green hills and valleys. Upon arrival in Thekkady, check-in at the hotel and unwind.
Once you refuel yourself, your Kerala trip itinerary takes you to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where one can enjoy the jungle safari and catch glimpses of raw nature. After this, return to the hotel, relax and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Thekkady, marking an end to day 4 of your 9-day tour in Kerala.
Distance from Munnar to Thekkady: 94 km
Travel Time (Munnar to Thekkady): 3 hours
Tip: Go for live performances of famous Kathakali dance art.
In Alleppey, it’s time to experience a stay in houseboats on backwaters of Alleppey.
Enjoy breakfast with your co-travelers before checking out from the hotel and starting a road trip to Alleppey. Upon arrival in Alleppey, check into the Houseboat, have lunch on board and relax as boat cruises slowly in the still backwaters.
This is the most prominent and sought-after feature of all Kerala tour packages. Standing on the open-air deck late in the evening and viewing the night sky is a great experience that you may cherish forever. The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay in the houseboat.
Distance from Thekkady to Alleppey: 140 km
Duration (Thekkady to Alleppey): 4 hours
Tip: Carry a mosquito repellant lotion with you.
This day’s itinerary includes a road transfer to Kumarakom and visits to major attractions of Kumarakom
Have an early morning breakfast and then disembark from the houseboat to leave for Kumarakom using SH-40 which makes sure that you get to witness the surrounding natural beauty.
Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check-in to the resort and make yourself at home. Remaining part of the day of your Kerala tour package itinerary can be spent leisurely wherein you get to wander about the local markets and shop for some best things to buy in Kumarakom. The day ends with an overnight stay at the resort.
Distance from Alleppey to Kumarakom: 33 km
Travel Time (Alleppey to Kumarakom): Approx. 1 hour
Tip: Pack your shades and sunscreen lotions as you might stay out in the sun for longer durations.
Take utmost joy in exploring Kovalam which is the next destination as per your Kerala trip itinerary famous for beaches and other tourist attractions.
Fuel yourself with a hearty breakfast and then check out from the hotel as you get transferred to Kovalam. Reach Kovalam in the afternoon and check into the hotel. After relaxing for some time, visit some of the most famous beaches of Kerala such as Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach and Shanghumugham Beach.
Neyyar Lake, Vellayani Dam and Kovalam Fish Market are some other major tourist hotspots in Kovalam which are unique in one way or the other. As the day ends, return to the hotel to enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Distance from Kumarakom to Kovalam: 178 km
Travel Time (Kumarakom to Kovalam): Approx. 5 hours
This day, you leave for Kanyakumari- also known as ‘the Sunrise Point’.
The penultimate day of your holiday in Kerala starts with a piping-hot, well-served morning breakfast. After breakfast, you leave for the coastal city of Kanyakumari famous for its sunrise view. As you reach Kanyakumari, check into the hotel and take your time to relax and unwind.
Later, visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vattakottai Fort at the beach and Lady of Ransom Church which are some of the most popular tourist places in Kanyakumari. At the end of the day, return to the hotel and enjoy a goodnight’s sleep at the hotel.
Distance from Kovalam to Kanyakumari: 83 km
Travel Time (Kovalam to Kanyakumari): Approx. 2.5 hours
Optional: Travellers can visit the Tsunami Monument built to commemorate those who lost their lives in the deadly Tsunami of 2004.
The 8-Nights/9-days Kerala tour package ends as you get ready for the journey back home.
Have your breakfast and then check out from the hotel. You’ll be transferred to Trivandrum Airport/Railway Station as it’s time to say goodbye to Kerala with truck loads of memories.
Distance from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum: 92 km
Travel Time (Kanyakumari to Trivandrum): Approx. 3 hours