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Kerala back waters cruising

Kerala Tour

"Gods Own Country"

An exciting 7 day tour through the Western Ghats, Kerala backwaters and the National Parks originating in Cochin.

Fully escorted private tour by

air conditioned car and private driver.



"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." - Mark Twain

Kerala Tour by private car & driver
10 days  |  9 nights  |  from  $2499 USD

This tour is an exciting introduction to "Gods Own Country"  - Kerala province, in southern India. Your private tour takes you to the tea plantations at Munnar, the waterfalls and green Thekkady wildlife sanctuary, a backwater cruise and overnight stay on an authentic houseboat at Alleppey, a tour of the state capital of Cochin and exploring the famous beaches at Kovalam. A great  overview of southern Kerala with your own personal driver and car. 

Accommodations are hand-picked local inns and resorts, luxury houseboat and beach villa. Authentic local cuisine and famous Kerala dishes make this tour a foodie delight!



DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 1 - Cochin to Munnar

Pick up by your private car from Cochin Airport or railway station in the morning and travel to Munnar arriving late afternoon.


On the way, we will visit the Kodanadu Elephant Care Centre, Cheyyara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls, Attukadu waterfalls, Spice and Tea plantations. 


Check-in hotel and sightseeing Munnar.

Overnight Munnar. Dinner at your hotel.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 2 - Munnar 

Breakfast at your hotel then a whole day sightseeing in your private car with driver around the beautiful hill country including - Eravikulam National Park (Raja Malai), Mattupetty Dam, Tea Estates, Echo Point -  where you can hear your voice come back, The Rose garden, Scenic photo point (for the best picture of Munnar's lovely hills), Tea museum, Kundale dam and the top station.

We'll stop for pedal boating on Mattupetty Lake, and take in the splendour of the green hills.


Optional full or half day trekking can be arranged - ask for details.

Overnight Munnar. Dinner at your leisure.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 3 - Thekkady

Breakfast at your hotel then whole day sightseeing. Destinations we'll visit in Thekkady include the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary home to wild elephants, boar, deer, and the great Indian tiger. Mullaperiyar Dam, spice plantation tour where you can see how exotic spices are cultivated.

In the evening there are several options: Evening Boat Cruise on the lake experiencing the green wilderness, Martial Arts of Kerala show, Kathakali theatre, bamboo rafting, jeep safari, nature walk or a relaxing ayurveda massage.

Dinner at your leisure. Overnight Thekkady.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 4 - Alleppey
After breakfast, we'll leave Thekkady and the hills and travel to Alleppey for a quiet backwater tour of Kerala's scenic canals. 

The backwaters act as a vital waterway for the transport of goods, people and their produce and are often the only link between isolated villages and crowded towns. In Kerala, the total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500 kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alleppey which forms the main part of this network has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride.

On your houseboat you will be greeted with welcome drinks, tea, snacks and mineral water.


Lunch, dinner and breakfast is included.

Overnight stay in the houseboat.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 5 - Kovalam

Today we leave after breakfast in Alleppy for the fabulous Kovalam beaches with their lovely coconut palms fringing the golden sand. There is excellent diversity with three curve shaped beaches, separated by stony outcroppings.


Sightseeing today includes Lighthouse beach, Howah Beach, Ashoka beach.  

The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque.


You can enjoy a relaxing afternoon walking the beaches and visiting the many little shops along the way.

Overnight stay in Kovalam. Dinner at your leisure.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 6 - Trivandrum

After breakfast you can opt for a Trivandrum city tour or spend time at Kovalam beach relaxing until evening.

Sightseeing in Trivandrum includes Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace museum, The Napier museum, Sree Chithra art gallery, the Zoological park, Science and Technology museum, Kanakakunnu Palace and Planetarium. 

Overnight stay Kovalam. Dinner at your leisure.

DAY 7 - Kovalam to Cochin

Leave after breakfast for Cochin. Sightseeing tour includes Fort Cochin, Navy Museum, St. Francis church, Mattanchery Palace, Jewish synagogue, Marine drive and boardwalk, Tripunitura Hill Palace.

DAY 8 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 9 - Kovalam to Cochin

DAY 10 - Cochin


Our escort will drop you at the Cochin Airport/Railway station and will do necessary transfer support there.

Tea plantation in Western Ghats
Periyar Lake in Thekkady
Rose Garden in Kerala
Periyar Tiger wildlife viewing
Napier Museum, Kerala
Malabar giant squirrel
Kerala exquisite cuisine



Munnar Tea and Spice Plantation tour


Munnar full day tour of hills, lakes

and waterfalls

Visit to Periyar National Park


Visit Raja Malai National park

Stop at Echo point

Sightseeing Tour of Trivandrum

Guided city tour of Cochin


Overnight boat tour through

Alleppy backwaters 

Munnar Hills
Raja Malai National Park, India
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam beach and Lighthouse
House boat cruise in Kerala


4 Star accommodations

in our select hotels and

Luxury Houseboat


Daily breakfast and lunch


Comfortable air-conditioned

car or mini van


Expert guide

and professional driver


Flexible leisure time

and optional activities

Airport transfers for

arrival and departure

Top Kerala sites

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