Simply Kerala

This tropical beauty on India’s palm tree lined Malabar coast beckons swarms of visitors every year. Learn about the history and culture of Cochin and visit some important places. Head to the cool terrain of the Munnar hills and rejuvenate your senses with its pure air and serene locales. 

The tea plantations beckon you as do the endangered flora and fauna at the Eravikulam National Park. Next enjoy the uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations of Thekkady and finally proceed to bask in the eternal beauty of the backwaters in Alleppey enjoying the most scenic surroundings cruising around in your houseboat. Our Yatra experts have handpicked this itinerary to give you the best of Kerala in these 5 days. Easy on the pocket and high on pleasure, book this vacation now.

 

Day 1 Arrive in Cochin | Drive from Cochin to Munnar (135 km/approx. 5 hours)

Arrive in Cochin and meet Our representative, who will help you board the designated vehicle to reach Munnar.

Cochin is a major port city, situated on the west coast of Peninsular India. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east. This unique location has earned Cochin several renowned titles like 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' and 'Gateway to Kerala'. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the breathtaking scenic beauty and age-old charm of the state.

Once you reach Munnar, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Thereafter, the remaining day is free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Munnar

After a relaxing overnight stay, start your day and leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Munnar.

From undulating hills to expansive tea estates, Munnar has a lot in store for tourists. This serene hill station is bestowed with diverse landscapes marked by enchanting waterfalls, gushing streams, rich biodiversity and lush greenery. Start your excursion to the Eravikulam National Park, where you can see several rare species of fauna and flora, such as the Mountain Goat and Neelakurinji, respectively.

Eravikulam national park will be closed for visitors from 20 Jan till 31st March.Later, enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 Drive from Munnar to Thekkady (130 km/approx. 4 hours)

Embark on a road journey to Thekkady (Periyar).

Located on the Western Ghats, Thekkady is famous for its natural reserves and spice plantations.The region is an abode to varied animal species, including tiger, elephants, spotted deer, langur, sambar and wild boar. A tour of Kerala is incomplete without visiting this place that offers ample opportunities for leisure activities like a boat ride on the Periyar Lake, excursion to Periyar National Park and visit to spice plantations.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. Explore the famous site of spice plantations (Charges applicable), which will revive your mind with its serenity and aroma of different spices, such as pepper, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.Thereafter, return to your hotel room for an overnight stay.

Day 4 Drive from Thekkady to Alleppey (160 km/approx. 4 hours)

Eat a healthy breakfast and then check out from the hotel to get transferred to Alleppey. Alleppey or Alappuzha is known for its houseboat cruises along the rustic backwaters of Kerala. Upon arrival, move to the houseboat and then later venture out to see the glowing Alappuzha Beach. Overnight stay in Alleppey Houseboat.

Day 5 Depart from Cochin

Checkout and proceed to the Cochin Airport to board the flight for your onward journey. Tour Ends.

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary in shared air conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast at Munnar & Thekkady
  • All Meals at shared houseboat
  • Anything not included in inclusions
  • (Govt.Service tax) GST @ 5%
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Tips, laundry & phone call
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museum
  • All personal expenses

Payment Policy

Advance Booking Fee

  • 30 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 19 days or less before date of departure: 100% of total cost

Important : The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 20 days before date of departure.

Cancellation Policy

If you Cancel your Holiday

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:

Cancellation charges per person

  • 30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost
  • 29 – 20 days before departure: 50% of total cost
  • Less than 19 days before departure: 100% of total cost

If we change or cancel your holiday

  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather): We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.

If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.

If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.

All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.

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