Highlights

   Houseboat Cruise on Backwaters of Kerala

   01 Night Stay onboard Houseboat

   11 Nights Stay in Hotel on Twin-sharing Basis

   Kathakali Dance Performance

   Cochin Sightseeing Tour

   Munnar Sightseeing Tour

   Madurai Sightseeing Tour

The Explore Kerala Tour is a 12 Nights, 13 Days Kerala holiday tour package designed to give you a fantastic experience of Kerala - God's Own Country. Visit the most popular tourist cities of Kerala in this tour - enjoy sightseeing tours of Cochin, stay in Alleppey and experience the bliss of cruising down the Backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat. Visit Munnar, one of the most scenic hill stations in South India, and one which remains unexploited and verdantly green to-date. A traditional Kerala village experience, a visit to Madurai - a city of Temples and a stay in Chennai are some of the features that make this Kerala holiday tour a fascinating holiday package for experiencing South India.

Explore Kerala Tour Itinerary


Day 1
Arrival / Cochin

This Explore Kerala Holiday Tour begins with your arrival at the Cochin Airport or Railway Station. A Jetways representative will greet you on arrival and escort you to the pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Rest and refresh yourself; in the evening, we will attend a Kathakali Dance performance.

Overnight in Cochin

Day 2
Cochin Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, begin your Explore Kerala Holiday tour in earnest, with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Cochin City. Attractions that we visit as part of the tour include the Chinese Fishing Nets, the 16th Century Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town and Synagogue and the Spice Market.

The tour ends with a drop back to the hotel. Guests can always opt for a special experience such as Sunset Cruise on the Arabian Sea from Cochin Harbour, a dance performance or any other folk performance at the Cochin Cultural Centre.

Overnight in Cochin

Day 3
Cochin - Road Trip to Alleppey

On Day 03 of this Kerala Holiday tour package, we will set out for the next stop on this tour - Alleppey. After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Cochin and embark on the road trip to Alleppey.

On arrival at Alleppey, proceed directly to your pre-booked hotel for check in. As no other activities are scheduled for the day, guests are free to explore the immediate neighbourhood, sign up for a relaxing Ayurvedic Massage or visit one of the famous temples or beaches of Alleppey.

Overnight in Alleppey

Day 4
Alleppey - Day at leisure

Day 4 of this Kerala Holiday tour is unplanned and leaves guests at leisure to explore and experience the many delights of Alleppey on their own pace. As no activities are scheduled, guests can relax and enjoy the many facilities of their hotel, sign up for canoeing, kayaking or fishing at the Backwaters of Kerala, enjoy a refreshing Kerala Ayurvedic Massage or spa session, or set out on a sightseeing tour of Alleppey.

Overnight in Alleppey

Day 5
Alleppey - Board the Houseboat

After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Alleppey and proceed towards the embarkation point for your Backwaters of Kerala cruise.

Check in to your Houseboat, alight it and be welcomed with fresh coconut water. The Kerala Backwaters cruise on a traditional houseboat is one of the finest experiences of Alleppey and a major highlight of any Kerala Holiday tour, including this one.

The houseboats that ply the Kerala Backwaters might be traditional in make, but they are beautifully furnished and equipped with all contemporary necessities of life including air-conditioning units, Entertainment units with Television and DVD player, continuous supply of hot and cold water, and much more.

Relax and enjoy the scenery as the houseboat cruises down the backwaters of Kerala on a round trip. Cruise past fishing villages, houses along the canals and scenic vistas; as night falls, the houseboat docks at a single place for the night.

Dinner and Overnight stay onboard the Houseboat.

Day 6
Houseboat - Disembark at Alleppey - Road Trip to Munnar

Today, arise early to enjoy the scenic sunrise; the houseboat is now once again on its way, cruising down the canals of the Backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy breakfast onboard the houseboat.

Once the houseboat arrives back at Alleppey, check out, disembark from the houseboat, and proceed on the road trip to Munnar, the next destination on this Explore Kerala holiday tour. The road trip to Munnar is lined with scenic vistas, past tea and spice plantations, up the hills to a hill station, that appears to float amidst the clouds.

On arrival, proceed directly to the pre-booked hotel / resort for check-in. As no other activities are scheduled for the day, guests are free to relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Overnight in Munnar.

Day 7
Munnar Sightseeing Tour

Day 7 of this Kerala Holiday Tour is dedicated to experiencing the many treasures of Munnar. After breakfast, embark on a Sightseeing Tour of Munnar; attractions that we visit include tea gardens, spice plantations, the Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake and the Eravikulam National Park.

We will enjoy boating at the Mattupetty Lake; once you near the opposite banks, you might see wild elephants frolicking in the water, or just enjoying a stroll down the lush verdant slopes. The tour of Munnar ends with a drop back at the hotel.

Overnight in Munnar

Day 8
Munnar - Road Trip to Periyar

After breakfast today, check out from the hotel in Munnar and embark on the road trip to Periyar, the next stop on this Kerala holiday tour.

On arrival at Periyar, check in at your pre-booked hotel and relax for a while. Later, in the afternoon, we will set out to enjoy boating at the Periyar Lake.

Overnight in Periyar

Day 9
Periyar - Road Trip to Athoor

Day 9 marks the beginning of the final leg of of this Explore Kerala Holiday Tour. After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Periyar and set out on the road trip to Athoor, a rural village renowned for its Lord Shiva Temple and a Catholic Church.

We will halt for the night at a hotel in the vicinity.

Overnight in Athoor

Day 10
Athoor Village Experience

After a sumptuous breakfast, set out to experience the simplicity and natural scenery of Athoor Village at your own leisurely pace.

Enjoy a walking tour and/or visit the famous Catholic Church - the Church of our Lady of Assumption, and temples such as the Sadayandi Temple and the Shri Kasi Vishwanathar Temple.

Overnight in Athoor

Day 11
Athoor - Road Trip to Madurai - Madurai Sightseeing Tour

Today, on Day 11, we will depart from Athoor and proceed on the road trip to Madurai, the next destination on this Kerala holiday tour. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Madurai; on arrival, check in at pre-booked hotel, relax for a while and set out on a Sightseeing Tour of Madurai.

Attractions that we visit as part of the tour include the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The tour ends with a drop back at the hotel.

Overnight in Madurai

Day 12
Madurai - Road Trip to Chennai

After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Madurai and proceed to Chennai, the last city that we visit on this Kerala holiday tour. On arrival at Chennai, continue on to the pre-booked hotel for check-in.

No other activities are scheduled for the day, leaving you free to relax and plan the day as per your own specific interests. You can choose to relax at your hotel, visit any of the famous beaches of Chennai - such as the Marina Beach or the more serene Anne Besant Beach; or simply visit the local markets for a tingling experience of sights and sounds.

Overnight in Chennai

Day 13
Chennai - Return Home

Today is the last day of your Kerala holiday tour. Depending upon the time of your flight / train, check out from your hotel and proceed to the airport / railway station to board the flight / train back home or to the onward destination with happy memories of your Explore Kerala Tour with JetwaysHolidays.com!

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