Destinations Covered: Mumbai – Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Marari
Kerala Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Kerala Honeymoon Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai International Airport by flight.
Meeting, garlanding on arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 2 Mumbai
After breakfast proceed for Elephanta Caves by motorlaunch.
Elephanta Caves – The rock-cut Hindu shrines at Elephanta, an island 6 miles across the harbor provide electrifying glimpses of Indian sculpture that dates back to 7th century. Huge panels depict scenes from the Hindu mythology relating to Lord Shiva, the central one being the most imposing one – a five meter bust of the God, represents his three aspects as creator, preserver and destroyer. Motor-launch takes about an hour to reach the island where the caves are located.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mumbai.
Mumbai – Capital of the state of Maharashtra and perhaps the most important commercial and trade centre of India, Mumbai is many cities in one. As the world’s largest textile market, a major industrial center, the seat of Indian film industry (said to be the Bollywood) and country’s busiest port handling over 40 percent of India maritime trade, Mumbai is said to be the city of dreams and fortunes. Mumbai has no recorded ancient past. Mumbai ‘s colonial legacy is the Gateway of India was built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The highlights of Mumbai are Prince of Wales Museum built to commemorate George V’s first visit to India in 1905 and houses collections of Indian sculpture, miniature paintings and Nepalese and Tibetan art, Flora Fountain, St. Thomas Cathedral, Crawford Market, Chor Bazaar (Thieves’ market), Marine Drive, Malabar Hills, Hanging Gardens & Kamla Nehru Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Mumbai – Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport for flight to Cochin.
Assistance on arrival and drive to Munnar 135 kms. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Day 4 Munnar
After breakfast car at disposal to explore Munnar.
Munnar – Largely covered by tea plantations, this little hill resort offers awe-inspiring scenery. Situated at an altitude of 1525 metres, this town, 135 km from Cochin, has a local invigorating climate. The surroundings are fragrant with extensive tea and cardamom plantations. There are enthralling high ranges, lakes and streams and lovely views of low flying clouds and mist-filled valleys. Overnight at the hotel.y.
Day 5 Munnar – Periyar Drive 110 Kms
After breakfast drive to Periyar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon boat cruise to visit Periyar Sanctuary.
Periyar – Sprawling over an area of 777 sq. km, this wildlife sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. However, sighting a tiger in Periyar is not so easy and considered to be a fortune for one out of thousand. The park encompasses a 26 sq. km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and has luxuriant greenery. Overnight at the hotel..
Day 6 Periyar – Kumarakom Drive 114 Kms
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Kumarakom
Day free for independent activities & overnight.
Day 8 Kumarakom – Alleppey – Marari
After breakfast enjoy backwater cruise Kottayam to Alleppey.
Boat Cruising on the backwaters of Kerala is one of the most exclusive experiences. The boats cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and travel along narrow shady canals providing glimpses of small settlements on the narrow land – shops, schools and trading on boats and flourishing rice fields. These canals are well connected between Kottayam – Alleppey – Changancherry – Quilon and Kumarakom on the edge of Asthamudi Lake. The delightful backwaters of Kerala begin from this picturesque town.
On arrival in Alleppey drive to Mararikulam (15 kms), check-in at hotel for overnight.
Day 9 Marari
Day free for independent activities & overnight. hotel for overnight.
Day 10 Marari – Cochin Drive 74 Kms
After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Evening sunset cruise in Cochin & overnight.-in at hotel for overnight.
Day 11 Cochin – Mumbai Flight
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin – commercial and trade center of Kerala, it is one of the world’s finest natural harbors. Cochin (Kochi) is a gateway for Kerala and is famous for Mattancherry (Dutch) Palace, St. Francis Church, Wellington Island, Bolghatty Island, Chinese Fishing nets and Jewish Synagogue. Cruising on the backwaters provides glimpses of the rural life, fine view of the harbor and three islands.
Later transfer to Cochin airport in time to connect flight for Mumbai. On arrival, transfer straight to International Airport in time to board flight for onward destination on Day 12.