Classic Kerela Tour - 12 Days


Kerala (God’s own country), is India’s most enchanting and acclaimed destinations in South India with its picturesque backwaters offering a unique insight into the lifestyle and culture of the local people which has mostly remained unaffected over the centuries.

You tour start from Cochin, which reflects the eclecticism of Kerala with a wealth of historical associations and its beautiful setting on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, we traverse to the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakkom. After the sunset cruise on Vembanad Lake and the visit to the Bird sanctuary, we embark on typical houseboats for the overnight cruise to Quillon.

This is one of the most wonderful and leisurely way to explore the mesmerizing waterways of Kerala and observe the unhurried pace of kaleidoscopic everyday life along its banks. After sailing gently through the eco rich and unpolluted areas and spending a night on these cozy, eco friendly accommodations we reach the renowned beaches of Kovalam. Here we can discover the power of Ayurveda – the knowledge of life in the calm serene atmosphere or simply relax on the pristine sandy beach surrounded by serene hillsides.


Day 1

Upon arrival, you will be met and received at the airport in Cochin and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2

In the historic town of Cochin we visit the Mattancherry palace built by the Portuguese in 1556; St. Francis Church considered to be the oldest in the region; the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 with its preserved scrolls of the old Testament in Hebrew and the Spice market.

Day 3
Cochin - Munnar drive (130 Kms/2 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Munnar (130 Kms) visiting elephant training camp at Kodanadu, located on the south bank of Periyar river. The hill town of Munnar (1524 m) is the commercial centre of world’s highest tea growing estates.

Day 4
Munnar - Kumarakum

In the morning, visit Eravikulam National Park (16 Km from Munnar), which is the home of the rare Nilgiri Tahr (a type of mountain goat). Drive to Kumarkkon (160 Kms/4 hrs) – a unique backwater destination situated on the banks of the Vembanad lake in time for a sunset cruise.

Day 5
Kumarakkom - Houseboat

Morning visit the Kumarakkom Bird Sanctuary – a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal with other common varieties of like woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots. Embark on the typical traditional country Houseboats. These large country boats have one or two bedrooms with attached bath, a kitchenette and a House boat in Keralasitting area. Each boat has at least three crew members and the meals are prepared and served on board. These boats gently sail on through the rural interiors of Kerala, which remain hidden from the road. Overnight on houseboat.

Day 6
Houseboat - Quillon - Kovalam

Arrive in Quillon and transfer to the hotel in Kovalam (92 Kms/2hrs). Kovalam has internationally renowned pristine beaches, coconut palms, lush landscapes and breathtaking backwater scenery.

Day 7

Full day excursion to Cape Comorin – the tip of peninsular India where the three seas – Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal meet. Also visit the beautifully kept wooden palace of Travancore rulers at Padambhapuram.

Day 8
Day 08

At leisure on the Kovalam beach. Possibility of optional Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy, yoga, meditation or simply relax on the sea and sandy beach.

Day 9

Day sightseeing Kovalam

Day 10

Last day at Kovalam

Day 11
Kovalam - Trivandrum - Departure

From Kovalam (28 Kms/1 hr), transfer to Trivandrum International Airport. Departure for onward destination.

The Itinerary Includes : 

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis on the chosen hotel / guesthouse
  • Daily breakfast and Dinner at hotel
  • All transfer and sightseeing by air-conditioned AC Coach or AC Cab
  • English speaking guide For the sightseeing of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Haridwar and Rishikesh
  • Entrances to the monuments
  • Presently applicable all the taxes.

Does not Include : 

  • Any airport taxes
  • Any airfares
    Any new tax imposed by the Government
  • Any expenditure of personal nature such as tips, drinks, telephone charges, laundry etc
  • Boat ride, cable car ride, elephant ride, rickshaw ride etc.
  • Expenses due to bad weather, road block and other natural or personal reasons beyond our control

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Classic Kerela Tour

Trip Facts

  • Kerala - South India
  • Cochin - Munnar - Kumarakum - Houseboat - Quillon - Kovalam - Trivendrum
  • Hotels / Houseboats
  • Heritage tour / City sightseeing / Nature tour

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