8 Days 7 Nights Deluxe Kerala Vacation

Cochin(1N)-Munnar(2N)-Thekkady(1N)-Vembanad(1N)-Kovalam(2N)-Trivandrum

Detailed Itinerary for 8 Days 7 Nights Deluxe Kerala Vacation

DAY 1

Our driver will pick you up from the airport or railway station in Cochin. You can check in to the deluxe-category hotel Abad and get ready for some sightseeing in and around the city.

Destination

Cochin

#4 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Cultural & Heritage Centers, Ayurvedic Centers, Museums & Historical Places, Cities & Urban Areas, Culinary Centers, Beaches,

Editor's Rating90%

Accommodation

Abad Plaza and Abad Atrium

#33 in 46 Accommodations in Cochin

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Cochin Town, Cochin
THEME: 3/4/5 Star Hotels,

Editor's Rating87%
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Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace)

#8 in 16 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Mattancherry, Cochin
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating85%
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Fort Cochin - Jewish Synagogue

#10 in 16 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating86%
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Chinese Fishing Nets

#9 in 16 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 5:30 AM to 5:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Outdoor Activities & Parks,

Editor's Rating86%

With a history that goes back five centuries, the Chinese Fishing Nets are a photographer's delight. Although they look simple, the majestic ocean in the background and the sunset make this site one of the best attractions in Fort Cochin.

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Santa Cruz Basilica

#5 in 16 Things to Do in Cochin

LOCATION: Fort Cochin, Cochin
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 9:00AM to 1:00PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating91%

After properly covering the tourist attractions in and around Cochin, we will drop you to your hotel where you can rest for the night.



DAY 2

After your breakfast at Abad, we will head to Munnar. En route the 4-hour drive, you will enjoy the spectacular views of scenic tea estates, rubber plantations and waterfalls. We will be covering the Neriamangalam Bridge, Rubber Plantations and Cheeyappara Waterfalls. We will stop for a while at the famous Pothamedu View Point.

Destination

Munnar

#1 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Culinary Centers, Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,

Editor's Rating98%

The Pothamedu View Point offers a spellbinding panoramic view of the tea, coffee and spice plantations spread across the valley.

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Pothamedu View Point - Munnar

#7 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Munnar Town, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Photography Walk, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating87%

Once we reach Munnar, you will check in to a beautiful farm stay called Kaivalyam Retreat. With serene surroundings, the retreat promotes a holistic way of life. After your lunch, we will take you to a tea museum and a little later, we could trek through tea plantations and visit the Attukal Waterfalls or we could take you to watch a beautiful cultural show. You can choose what you want to do.

Accommodation

Kaivalyam Retreat

#11 in 43 Accommodations in Munnar

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Pallivasal, Munnar
THEME: Yoga Retreats, Plantation Stays, Farm Stays, Tree Houses,

Editor's Rating87%
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Tata Tea Museum

#5 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Munnar Town, Munnar
DURATION: About two hours
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
ACTIVITY TYPE: Shopping/Souvenirs, Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating82%

At the cultural show, you will watch a highly-stylised classical dance drama and the ancient martial art form of Kerala. The show offers you a tremendous opportunity to get to know the distinctive aspects of Kerala's culture.

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Punarjani Traditional Village

#19 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Pallivasal, Munnar
DURATION: One hour per activity
TIMINGS: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Cultural Shows, Ayurvedic Centre,

Editor's Rating85%

You can have your dinner and rest for the night at Kaivalyam.



DAY 3

Have your breakfast at Kaivalyam and get ready to experience the beautiful hill station of Munnar in its fullest sense. We will be covering prominent tourist attractions of the town and you can expect to enjoy some relaxing adventures too.

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Kundala Lake & Dam - Munnar

#9 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating96%

Kashmiri Shikkara boats, pedal boats and row boats are available on rent at the lake. It is the boat rides that make the visit truly worthwhile.

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Mattupetty Dam

#3 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Shopping/Souvenirs, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating92%

Next, we visit a unique place where your voice is what will rule the picturesque environment.

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Echo Point

#4 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Top Station, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Kayaking, Photography Walk, Boating, Shopping/Souvenirs, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating87%
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Photo Point - Munnar

#8 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: One hour
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Photography Walk, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating90%
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Carmelagiri Elephant Park

#17 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Mattupetty, Munnar
DURATION: Thirty minutes
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Elephant Ride,

Editor's Rating87%

The 30-minute adventure on the back of an elephant will bring out the child in you.

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Eravikulam National Park

#2 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar

LOCATION: Rajamala, Munnar
DURATION: Half a day
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: National Parks/Gardens, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating93%

After a long and satisfying day, we will drop you back at Kaivalyam. 



DAY 4

Have your breakfast at Kaivalyam Retreat and get ready for a three-and-a-half-hour drive to the pleasant town of Thekkady. After we reach Thekkady, you can enjoy activities including a boat ride, elephant rides, and a spice plantation tour. Optional activities like nature walk, bamboo rafting, border hiking and jungle patrol can also be arranged depending on your interest. Some of these optional activities are only available during certain seasons. At Thekkady, you will spend the night in a deluxe cottage that belongs to a forest-themed resort named Forest Canopy.

Destination

Thekkady

#3 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Backwaters, Culinary Centers, Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,

Editor's Rating92%

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Periyar Boating

#4 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Thekkady Town, Thekkady
DURATION: One and a half hour
TIMINGS: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM & 3:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Boating, National Parks/Gardens,

Editor's Rating94%
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Bamboo Rafting

#3 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady
DURATION: Five or nine hours
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Boating,

Editor's Rating92%

The guided spice garden tour will not just be informative but also pleasing to the eye. 

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Abraham’s Spice Garden

#8 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Kumily, Thekkady
DURATION: Less than an hour.
TIMINGS: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
ACTIVITY TYPE: Tea/Spice Plantation Visit, Shopping/Souvenirs,

Editor's Rating85%

Does the thought of befriending a giant creature excite you? Of course it does. Our next stop will help you do just that.

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Elephant Junction, Thekkady

#7 in 10 Things to Do in Thekkady

LOCATION: Kumily, Thekkady
DURATION: Half hour to Full day
TIMINGS: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Elephant Ride,

Editor's Rating93%
Accommodation

Forest Canopy

#1 in 25 Accommodations in Thekkady

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Kumily, Thekkady
THEME: Resorts & Cottages,

Editor's Rating98%

After the exhilarating activities, we know you will have a good night rest in your cottage at Forest Canopy.



DAY 5

Have your breakfast at Forest Canopy and get ready for a long drive to the Vembanad Lake. We should reach Vembanad at around 12:00 PM.

Destination

Kumarakom

#2 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Ayurvedic Centers, Backwaters,

Editor's Rating90%

At Vembanad, a beautiful houseboat awaits to welcome you. You will check-in at about noon and we only hope you have a memorable experience ahead. A houseboat cruise is the only right way to experience the serene backwaters of Kerala in its true essence. Since the boat cruises at a gentle pace, you will have plenty of time to relax and feast your eyes on the quaint village scenes across the lake. Some of the pleasant scenes include tropical coconut palms, paddy fields, traditional huts and cottages, beautiful canoes and villagers going about doing their daily chores. To add to your experience, you will also have an opportunity to try your hand at fishing during the evening. We are sure you will remember this journey for the rest of your life. 

Your houseboat will have an air-conditioned room with an en-suite bathroom. The air-conditioner is kept on only from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM. But at an additional cost, you can have the AC on for the whole time. The houseboat staff consists of two heedful men who are always at your service.

All your meals will be taken care of by a special chef at the houseboat. You can always feel free to tell him your preferences. Tea, snacks and a welcome drink are also served to you during your cruise.

We hope you have a good night rest amidst the waters.



DAY 6

You will check out of the houseboat at about 9:00 AM after your breakfast and then we will head to Kovalam in Trivandrum.

Destination

Kovalam

#7 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Yoga Retreats, Beaches,

Editor's Rating91%

We will take you to the serene Kovalam Beach. You can try your hand at speed boating. For the next two nights, you will stay at a wellness resort in Kovalam called Thapovan Heritage. The resort is located close to the beach and offers rejuvenating ayurvedic massages.

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Kovalam Beach

#4 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum

LOCATION: Kovalam, Trivandrum
DURATION: Two to three hours
TIMINGS: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Boating, Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating87%
Accommodation

Thapovan Heritage Home

#18 in 33 Accommodations in Trivandrum

BUDGET: Deluxe
LOCATION: Kovalam, Trivandrum
THEME: Ayurvedic Centers, Wellness & Spa Resorts, Beach Resorts,

Editor's Rating85%


DAY 7

After your breakfast at Thapovan Heritage, you can get ready to explore Trivandrum by visiting some of the popular local attractions. You can also have a fantastic boating experience at Poovar.

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

#3 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum

LOCATION: Trivandrum Town, Trivandrum
DURATION: One to two hours
TIMINGS: 3:30 AM to 7:20 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating95%

It's quite rare to have a museum and zoo built together within the same fence. But that's what Trivandrum's all about, where rarity takes commonplace. The capital city of Kerala never fails to surprise.

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Thiruvananthapuram Museum and Zoo

#5 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum

LOCATION: Trivandrum Town, Trivandrum
DURATION: Two hours
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots, Museums & Historical Places,

Editor's Rating88%
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Poovar Beach

#2 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum

LOCATION: Poovar, Trivandrum
DURATION: One anda half hour
TIMINGS: No specific timings
ACTIVITY TYPE: Sightseeing Spots,

Editor's Rating86%
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Poovar Boating

#1 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum

LOCATION: Poovar, Trivandrum
DURATION: Two hours
TIMINGS: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
ACTIVITY TYPE: Boating,

Editor's Rating92%


DAY 8

You can have your breakfast at Thapovan Heritage and check out after which we will take you for some sightseeing around the capital. You could do some shopping as well if you want to.

Destination

Thiruvananthapuram

#11 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala


THEME: Museums & Historical Places, Cities & Urban Areas,

Editor's Rating85%

After moving around the city a bit, we will drop you at the airport or railway station at a time convenient for you.


More Info

  1. Stay and breakfast in all resorts.
  2. 1-bedroom deluxe houseboat stay including all meals.
  3. Transportation and travel expenses. (including toll, parking fee, driver allowances)
  4. All Taxes Applicable.
  1. Meals other than breakfast unless specified.
  2. Flight/Train booking charges.
  3. Activity charges if any.
  4. Entry fees at tourist spots if any.
  5. Ayurvedic massage charges if any.
  6. Jeep/jungle safari charges if any.

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