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Kerala Honeymoon Tour

  • 05 Nights / 06 Days
  • Cochin-Munnar-Alleppey-Kovalam Beach

Kerala Honeymoon Tour is a highly recommended tour for honeymooners and newly- wed couples. The places and experiences incorporated into this tour plan are exhilarating. With the Arabian Sea to the west, the Western Ghats to the east and crisscrossed by 44 rivers, no less, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of honeymooners. Given the sobriquet, ‘God’s own country’, you will enjoy Kerala’s equable climate, long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters and lush green hill stations. Cascading waterfalls, sprawling plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic health resorts, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historical and cultural monuments and more will make your tour a unique experience.

Day 1 Cochin Arrival- Cochin sightseeing tour- Munnar (by car-110 kms/ 03 hrs)

Activities on the first day of Kerala Honeymoon Tour are dependent on the presumption that arrival at Cochin by flight or train is either late morning or early noon. On arrival at Cochin, our representative will greet you and introduce you with Cochin tour guide and Kerala tour driver. Along with Cochin tour guide, move for Cochin sightseeing. Cochin, which in the past used to be the main gateway to South India for foreign visitors, offers many places of interest to tourists. It also gives easy access to almost all tourist places in Kerala since it is well connected by air, road and rail to all the major places. The merging of the backwaters with the sea here gives a host of opportunities for exciting and enjoyable boating and rafting. The ride through the lagoons in Kerala-style houseboats is also an unforgettable experience. Cochin, regarded as commercial capital of Kerala, is one of the best natural harbours of the world. Situated on the mouth of the Arabian Sea, this is one of the best natural harbours in the world and a great place witnessing major trading to and from the area. Cochin sightseeing tour includes several historical monuments, places and objects like the Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, spice market etc. Late afternoon, you will be driven to Munnar, the best hill station of Kerala. A trip to Munnar from Cochin is a travel through the green blankets of nature on both sides of the road with spice, cardamom and tea plantations spread on a vast stretch of land. On arrival at Munnar, you will be transferred to Munnar hotel to get checked in and have overnight stay therein.

Day 2 Munnar sightseeing tour

Kerala is renowned for its nature tourism. Mostly nature tourism of Kerala is identified with backwaters and beaches. Travel to Munnar will definitely smash this myth and add another exotic aspect- Kerala is endowed with pleasant greenery all around. Munnar, also known as The Kashmir of the South, is without doubt the most beautiful place in Kerala. Located 5,250 ft. above sea level, this place was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. The lush green hills and mountains here adorned by tea and coffee plantations are a sight to behold. Being in Munnar, in the midst of thick mist and surrounded by the plantations is indeed a heavenly feeling even as the surrounding hills present a spectacular view. There are also numerous waterfalls and trekking paths for the adventurous traveler. The Indo-Swiss dairy farm project, and the lake and dam there are other sights to look forward to in Munnar.

Second day of Kerala Honeymoon Tour is scheduled for leisurely enjoyable sightseeing. Having relished delicious breakfast in relaxed morning hours, proceed visit prominent attractions of Munnar, namely, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Eco-Point, old Munnar town, and Tata Tea Museum. Eravikulam National Park is known for endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr. While exploring through the town, do not miss to notice the small mountain goats happily grazing fresh grass almost pretending as if they were exploring the beauty of nature too! The road to these tourists destinations pass through tea and spice gardens. A visit to Tata Tea Museum reveals the origin and evolution of tea-plantation in this region. Late afternoon return to your hotel and spend rest of the day, a tryst with the nature, in leisure, amidst pollution-free and aromatic ambiance. Overnight stay has been scheduled in Munnar hotel.

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Day 3 Munnar- Alleppey (by car-170 kms/ 04 hrs)

The most distinguishing USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of Kerala is enjoying breathtaking backwaters with houseboat stay. A trip to Kerala will be incomplete without a houseboat experience. Having rejoiced delicious breakfast in Munnar hotel, drive to Alleppey, best place that offers traditional houseboats called the 'Kettuvalam'. You will be directly transferred to reserved houseboat as you reach Alleppey. Your breakfast, lunch and dinner will take place in the houseboat. Get aboard for a houseboat experience in the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey. Stay in & cruise of houseboat will be a lifetime experience of your life. Besides the natural beauty of the place, do not miss to also feast on the lifestyle of the natives here. Enjoy traditional meals while onboard and some very scintillating sunset and sunrise views. Leisurely enjoy the pleasantly scenic pathways, green lagoons, villages, emerald green paddy fields and exotic natural surrounding while houseboat cruises through the backwaters.

Day 4 Alleppey- Kovalam (by car-170 kms/ 04 hrs)

Have delicious breakfast in Alleppey houseboat and proceed for Kovalam. On arrival at Kovalam, our representative will ensure your smooth check in at Kovalam beach hotel.

Kovalam, described by visitors as breathtakingly beautiful and a haven of peace and tranquility is the idyllic tourist destination in ‘God's own country’. Kovalam has three picturesque beaches that wholly satiate a visitor. The beaches are ‘curve shaped’, set amidst rocks in the hinterland which are precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms and offer exquisite views of the sea. Kovalam has been among the most popular tourist spots in India since the hippy era. It still ranks high on the popularity charts of visitors – Indian and foreign. Kovalam now has begun to offer Ayurvedic salons which offer a range of Ayurvedic treatments including recuperation and regeneration resorts Spend the day at leisure in Kovalam hotel. Your night stay has been planned in Kovalam hotel.

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Day 5 Kovalam beach relaxation- Trivendrum sightseeing-Kovalam

Have relaxed breakfast in Kovalam hotel and relax on the serene beach of Kovalam till noon. The morning and noon hours have been kept free for leisure. You can avail rejuvenation therapy of Ayurvedic massage.

After beach relaxation, during early afternoon, proceed for sightseeing of famous monuments of Trivandrum (Thiruananthapuram). Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a ‘must see destination’ for every tourist visiting Kerala because it offers a multitude of places of interest. Kovalam, one of the finest beaches in the whole of India is nearby. Another wonderful beach and pilgrimage centre, Varkala is also easily accessible by road. Kanyakumari, the place where one can behold both the sun rise and the sun set at the same time is in close proximity to Trivandrum.

The sightseeing city tour of Trivandrum will encompass visit of Padmanabha Swami Temple and Nappier Museum. The Padmanabhaswamy temple, also knownas the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple , is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu, located inside the Fort in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The temple is one of the 108 divya desam, the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu. The main deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is a form of Vishnu in Anananthasayanam posture (in eternal sleep of yognidra).This is an ancient temple and the city of Thiruvananthapuram derives its name from the name of the presiding deity enshrined in the temple. Napier Museum was established in 1855. In 1874, the old Museum Building was demolished and foundation for the new building was laid. The new building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872.

Early in the evening, return to Kovalam hotel to relax and spend night in the hotel.

Day 6 Kovalam – Trivendrum (13 kms) –Departure

Have relaxed breakfast in Kovalam hotel, spend morning hours on serene beach of Kovalam. Later, early noon, you will be transferred to Trivendrum airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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Cochin

Cochin is also termed as Kochi. Cochin is a fabulous city, culturally rich and commercially vibrant. It is divided into two parts – Ernakulum and Kochi. Come into Cochin to visit Kochi. Kochi is aptly termed as Queen of the Arabian Sea, being the finest natural harbor in the world. Enjoy Kochi with ferry rides commanding its breathtaking view as you cruise around man-made islands with lush green lawns sloping down to the water's edge. These ferries offer luxurious environment on board. Aboard, you can relax with a drink watching the Arab dhows in the foreground, and behind, the tree shaded buildings of the families who sold gold, ivory, timber and peacock to King Solomon, 19 centuries ago. Kerala, the God's own country, beckons you with the best of natural beauty. Cochin is gateway to Kerala. Pleasant ambience, simple people, delicious cuisines, rich past, giant Chinese fishing nets that billow from massive teak and bamboo poles dot the entrance to the harbor. Silhouetted against the setting sun, they present a magnificent sight of the waterfront. Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India. Recording a history of visitors who came, saw and stayed for hundreds of years. Layered impressions of Chinese, Arab, French, Jewish, British and Portuguese are contained within its environment.

Enjoy Cochin during Cochin Carnival. Ring in the New Year with great festivity and cheer at the Cochin Carnival. This week long extravaganza presents to you colourful parades, variety programmes and events to enjoy. And, of course, cherish December 25th to 31st every year.

Munnar

Munnar is a tiny green paradise teetering on Anamudi – the highest mountain peak of South India, 1549 mteres above sea level. Munnar meaning 'three rivers' is situated at the confluence of three mountain hill streams and a delightful hill station of Kerala and South India. Sprawling tea plantations with trekking paths running through and further leading up to breath-taking waterfalls make it a place worth visiting while on Kerala tour. Far from the maddening crowd, Munnar offers an ideal retreat. Munnar is easily accessible from Cochin. Munnar, a hill station in Idukki district of Kerala, is nestled in soothing environ of Western Ghats. In context of 'nature-tourism', Munnar with its lush-green landscape turns out to be essence of eco-tourism of Kerala. There are many worth watching tourist attractions in and around Munnar. Mattupetty Dam (13 kms from Munnar), Mattupedi Dairy Farm ( an Indo-Swiss scientific farm), Kundala Lake (20 kms from Munnar, a man-made lake), Echo Point (about 15 km from Munnar), Rajamalai ( a part of Eravikulam National Park that is known for Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species), Tea Museum (intended to educate people about laborious tea production process), Marayoor Sandalwood Forests (home to natural sandalwood and heritage site depicting the ancient stone age civilization dated back to 10,000 B.C. stone age paintings, rock edicts and dolmens), Attukad Waterfalls, Blossom International Park and Munnar tea plantations are main tourist attractions of Munnar.

Alleppey

Kerala is worldwide known for its backwaters and backwater tourism. Alleppey is locally called as Alappuzha. An intricate maze of canals and backwaters lined on both sides by lush greenery makes Alappuzha an interestingly beautiful place. Much sought after by the tourist, the boat rides served by ferries to Kollam and Kottayam offer you an experience of a life time. Famous as the "Venice of East", Alappuzha is also the host to the spectacular Nehru Trophy Snake Boat races. Alleppey is the most popular and beautiful place to enjoy backwaters of Kerala while enjoying an overnight houseboat cruise. During your houseboat stay in Alleppey, see 400 year old Champakkulam church (one of the 7 churches established by St. Thomas) and the Chavara Bhavan. Passing through various canals and waterways and passing by sporadic islands will be an unforgettable experience of Alleppey backwaters tour. Alleppey deserves to be called as the Venice of the East, with its intricate network of canals, backwaters and bridges. Alleppey, sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Punnamada backwaters on Kerala's southern coast, can be characterized as "life in slow motion".

Kovalam

Kovalam, about five decades ago, used to be an unknown beach hamlet of fishermen. Since unprecedented influx of 'hippies' in the seventies, transformed the small and unknown village of Kovalam into a hotspot tourist destination of Kerala. Owing to clean shallow waters and low tidal waves, the beaches of Kovalam are highly popular among the western tourists. Kovalam, 16 kms from Trivendrum, is a serene emerald green sea-beach of Kerala, South India. Discover one of India's internationally renowned beaches. Popular since 1930, Kovalam consists of three successive crescent shaped beaches. A sheltered natural bay, Kovalam beach is juxtaposed between serene blue waters of Arabian Sea and an expansive spread of luxuriant palm groves. Kovalam offers a range of good hotels including heritage properties. The Kovalam beach is appreciated worldwide for diverse and plenty leisure options like sunbathing (the tropical sun tans skin here in few minutes only), swimming, specialized Ayurvedic massage for healing and toning body, exotic cultural programmes and catamaran cruising. The cultural programme and festival of Kovalam is Kerala Gramam, a village festival. This local festival takes you in the memory lanes of traditionally ancient Kerala. A small village is recreated for 10 days during January 14th to 23rd every year. This endeavour imparts an insight into traditional house, attire, food, crafts and much more.

Trivendrum

Thiruananthapuram is also known as Trivendrum. The sprawling capital city of Kerala State, 219 kms from Cochin (Kochi) with several of its building overlooking peaceful valleys, Thiruanantapuram is situated at the south-western tip of India. The city, built across seven hills, still retains its regal ambience with a number of colonial and traditional buildings. Ancient Padmanabhaswami Temple, built in a Dravidian architectural style is an important city landmark. Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala, is a beautiful sea-side city built on 7 hills, which had past trade links with many countries outside India. The name is derived from Tiru Anantha Puram, meaning the city of Anantha, referring to Vishnu as Padmanabhswamy. It is also known as the Holy City of Anantha. Marthand Varma, the most famous king of Travancore, dedicated the entire state to the deity and became the Padmanabha Das or the Servant of Lord Padmanabha. The city once formed a part of the erstwhile Travancore state which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram. The present capital city is well located with spacious avenues with several parks. The city forms the entry into the state from the southern side and serves as a base for the tourists who want to visit Kerala and its interesting places.

  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels on double sharing.

  • Daily breakfast basis on all places.

  • Total Meals: 07 (Breakfast-05; Lunch-01 & Dinner-01).

  • Total night stays: 05 (Munnar-02; Alleppey-01; Kovalam-02).

  • Well-appointed upgraded air-conditioned rooms at all places.

  • Along with breakfast at all places, 01 lunch & 01 dinner in houseboat.

  • Monument entrance charges.

  • English speaking & destination-specific guides for sightseeing of historical monuments, if in itinerary.

  • Meet & assist at the airport on arrival & departure.

  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Air-conditioned private car for the whole sightseeing tour.

  • Driver for the whole tour.

  • All prevailing taxes like luxury tax, service tax etc.

  • All transfers, city tours, excursions & drives by air-conditioned transport.

  • Interstate road tax, toll tax, parking charges, driver’s wages, fuel charges etc.

Optima Special:
  • Houseboat stay & cruise in backwaters of Alleppey.

  • A visit of Tea Museum in Munnar.

  • Jews settlement & spice market in Cochine.

  • Kathakali dance show in Cochin.

Don’t miss on Kerala Honeymoon Tour:
  • Do taste a variety of sea foods in Alleppey.

  • Do explore world-famous spice-market in Cochin.

  • Have a night of home stay to enjoy traditional family life of Kerala people with home-made food.

  • Houseboat stay and cruise in Kerala backwaters.

  • Enjoy incredibly serene beach holidays on Kovalam beach.

  • Ayurvedic massage for physical rejuvenation is a must.

  • Experience a session or two of Yoga.

Shopping:

Cochin: Explore curio shops, small and quaint, for ethnic articles like colorful bead jewelry, mat and bangles made of coir, wood, bamboo, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood.

Cuisines:

Alleppey: Appam (prepared of fermented rice and coconut dough) & Karimeen (prepared of freshwater fish).
Cochin:Meen Mollagitta curry (prepared of freshwater fish) & Kurukku Kalan ( a vegetarian specialty prepared of yoghurt, curry, toasted banana & rice).

Is This Trip For Me:
Travel Style Service Level TPhysical Demands Trip Type Trip Rating
Classic Standard FIT/Small Group 4.8/5
DestinationsStandardSuperiorDeluxeLuxury
MunnarHotel Tea CastleHotel Tea County Windmere EstateDavonshire Greens
AlleppeyHouseboatDeluxe Houseboat Premium HouseboatLuxury Houseboat
KovalamSagara Beach Resort Udai SamudraVivanta by Taj KovalamHotel Leela
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  • Please provide your passport details to Intrepid at least one month before travelling. Please note that if you do not provide your passport details you may be denied entry to any National Parks that are visited along this itinerary, or you may be charged a fee by the local government as passport details are now a requirement for entry into all national parks in India.

  • Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

  • In India normally the check in time is 02:00 PM and check out time is 10:00 AM.

  • Meals other than breakfast and as specified above.

  • Video camera/ still camera fee applicable at various monuments. The same will be paid by you direct on spot on actual basis.

  • Items of personal nature like telephone calls, laundry, tips, hard/soft drink etc.

  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.

  • Indian visa fees.

  • Any compulsory meal supplements during festive season is not included.

  • Early check in & late check out at the hotels.

  • Any other Items is not included in " Inclusions" heading.

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