Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination Covered: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum


Kerala, fondly called God’s Own Country is truly one of the best places to visit in India. Blessed with beauty that few can actually match, the southern state is a world of its own. The 8-day Best of Kerala tour by Morning Hospitality introduces you to the paradise.

Starting from the Harbour City, Cochin embarks to Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Enjoy the wild natural bliss of wildlife at Thekkady. Alleppey takes you on a tour of the blessed backwaters. For the bliss of the Arabian Sea, get to Kovalam. The tour ends at the historic and cultural capital city Trivandrum. Peruse the given itinerary for all details.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Cochin Airport
  • Departure Time

    Depends on your flight
  • Return Time

    Depends on your flight
  • Dress Code

    Anything comfortable for you
  • Included

  • Not Included

    Entrance Fee Not Mentioned
    Meals Not Mentioned
    Personal Expense
    Personal Guide
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Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Best of Kerala tours starts with your arrival at the Cochin Airport. Meet our representative who will pick you up and transfer to hotel. Check-in to your hotel and freshen up. Later, get ready for a local sightseeing tour of Cochin. The multi-ethnic port city of Kerala offers a number of historic sites, cultural treasures and other impressive sights. Your tour covers the unique Chinese Fishing nets, Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, and Bolghatty Palace. Enjoy boating at the Marine drive. Later, get to the Lulu shopping mall. In the evening you will be taken for a cultural performance of the Kathakali dance show. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Cochin – Munnar (130 km/ 4 Hrs.)

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Later, pack your bags and check out from the hotel. Today you will be driven to Munnar. The lush scenic hill station of Munnar is one of the most beautiful places in India and not just Kerala. En-route, stop at the water falls and enjoy the natural beauty. The misty roads, the cloudy skies and the amazing views accompany on your ride. On arrival into the hill town, check in to a listed hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Munnar

Wake up to the bliss of Munnar. Feast on a delicious breakfast and get ready. Proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Munnar. The first stop is the Tea Museum, where you learn about the processing of the favorite brew of India. Later, proceed to the beautiful Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake. In the afternoon visit the Eravikulam National Park. The high attitude sanctuary is known for the Nilgiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (90 Km/ 2.5 Hrs.)

Wake up to an early breakfast. Later, pack your bags and check out from the hotel. Today you will leave for Thekkady by road. On arrival at the nature blessed town, check in to the hotel or the jungle lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake. The Periyar National Park is right on the shores of the lake and on a boat tour it is quite possible for you to see wildlife and birds. Overnight stay at chosen accommodation.

Day 5: Thekkady – Alleppey (130 Km / 04 Hrs.)

Start the day with breakfast, after which check out from hotel. Get assistance for transfer to Alleppey. On arrival in the town, check-in to the Hotel. Enjoy the full day at the scenic backwater. Board one of the luxury houseboat chosen for you. Cruise through the wonderful ecology. The sight of picturesque village, paddy fields, charming churches and temples is soothing. Spot rare birds and cherish the blessings. Even the dark is quite amazing when on the houseboat. Spend the stargazing on the deck. Overnight stay on the houseboat.

Day 6: Alleppey - Kovalam (160 Km / 4.5 Hrs.)

Today the houseboat arrives to the land. Have an appetizing breakfast after which check out from the houseboat. Proceed to Kovalam by road. On arrival to the beach town, check in to the hotel. The day is free of schedules, spend at leisure. The serene beaches of Kovalam are perfect for scenic walks, sunbathing and a fun time with waves. Watch the marvelous sunset, get a grab of local seafood or you can indulge in one of the pampering Ayurvedic sessions. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Kovalam

Start the day with a delicious breakfast. Later, proceed for local sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. Pay a visit to the revered Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the earthly abode of the Lord Vishnu from which the town gets its name. Also explore the Napier Museum and Zoo. Afternoon is free for shopping. Have a look at the handicrafts, seashell created items, etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Kovalam - Trivandrum (15 Km/ 30 Minutes.)

Today is the last day of the tour. Have a delicious breakfast of local dishes of Kerala. Pack your bags and check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to Trivandrum airport /Railway Station to connect for onward destination. Return home with the best memories of Kerala.

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History Of The City

The culture of Kerala is a combination of Aryan and Dravidian cultures, created and blended for centuries, under impacts from different parts of India and abroad. It is characterized by its vestige and the natural congruity maintained by the Malayali people. Modern Kerala society took shape owing to migrations from various parts of India and abroad throughout Classical Antiquity. Kerala follows its non-ancient social beginning to its participation (around the AD third century) in an enigmatically characterized chronicled locale known as Thamizhagom —a land characterized by a common Tamil culture and including the Chera, Chola, and Pandya kingdoms. Around then, the music, move, dialect (first Dravida Bhasha —"Dravidian language" —at that point Tamil), and Sangam (a huge corpus of Tamil writing formed between 1,500– 2,000 years back) found in Kerala were all like that found in the rest of Thamizhagom (today's Tamil Nadu). The way of life of Kerala advanced through the Sanskritization of Dravidian ethos, revivalism of religious developments and reform developments against caste discrimination. Kerala features a culture novel to itself created through convenience, cultural assimilation and digestion of different resources of the acculturated way of life. Local conventions of classical performing arts include koodiyattom, a shape of Sanskrit drama or theatre and a UNESCO-assigned Human Heritage Art. Kathakali (from katerumbu ("story") and kali ("performance")) is a 500-year-old shape of dance-drama that translates antiquated legends; a promoted branch of Kathakali is Kerala natanam (developed in the twentieth century by dancer Guru Gopinath). Meanwhile, koothu is an all the more happy execution mode, similar to modern stand-up parody; an antiquated craftsmanship initially kept to sanctuary asylums, it was later advanced by Mani Madhava Chakyar. Other Keralite performing expressions include mohiniyaattam ("dance of the conjurer"), which is a sort of graceful choreographed dance performed by ladies and joined by melodic vocalizations. Thullal, Thirayattam, padayani, and theyyam are other critical Keralite performing arts. Thirayattam is a standout amongst the most remarkable Ethnic workmanship of Kerala. This dynamic ceremonial yearly performing artistic expression ordered in yards of "Kaavukal"(sacred forests) and town place of worship.

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