9 days classic tour of Kerala

9 days classic tour of Kerala

Duration: 9 days

Price: From USD 587 per person

Places: Cochin-Munnar-Thekkady-Houseboat-Kumarakom

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Tour Highlights

  • Go on a boat cruise in Thekkady and spot animals in surrounding jungles
  • Go on trekking and bamboo rafting
  • Explore Cochin on a sightseeing tour– see monuments Chinese fishing nets etc.
  • Experience the folk dance of Kathakali in an art theatre in Kochi
  • Experience endless Tea Plantations in hill town of Munnar – Visit tea factories
  • Stay in a luxurious houseboat in Alleppey and traverse through the wonderful backwaters of Kerala
  • Places:
  • ACochin
  • BMunnar
  • CThekkady
  • DHouseboat
  • EKumarakom

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 2 COCHIN
  • Day 3 - 4 MUNNAR
  • Day 5 - 6 PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 7 HOUSEBOAT
  • Day 8 KUMARAKOM
  • Day 9 COCHIN

Arrive in Cochin and get transferred to a luxurious hotel. Take an exploratory tour of Cochin and visit various historical monuments which are considered to be architectural marvels, like the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Cathedral, the Bolgatty Palace, and Willingdon Island. Also watch the enticing traditional Kathakali Dance. In the evenings take a stroll on the Cochin Beach and view an extremely beautiful sight of sunset. Also see the famous Chinese fishing Nets silhouetted against a backdrop of the sunset. They make for a spectacular sight

Travel to hill town of Munnar – situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. This hill station was once summer resort of erstwhile British Government. Munnar is known for its sprawling tea gardens – literally a carpet of green till miles and miles away, waterfalls, short treks and mild adventure activities. This is also a perfect place to relax in the cool environs. On arrival check in to a luxurious hill resort and relax. Go for an exploration tour of Munnar and cover places like Top Station- the highest place in Kerala, Mattupetty dam, Eravikulam National Park – the above of wild endangered Mountain Goats, tea factory visit etc.

Depart to Thekkady – the road passes through some of the best scenery that Kerala has to offer – travel through wonderful landscapes, spice plantations and various small hamlets. On arrival check-in to a luxurious yet rustic nature resort. The place is known for its nature, wildlife sightseeing and adventure activities. It is a family destination – offering something or the other for all members of all ages of family. Go for a Boat cruise in the Periyar lake spotting Tigers, Elephants and other species, Spice plantation tours and buy spices at a really lower price, adventure activities like night trekking, day trekking etc and also you have an option of spending a day with Elephant. This is truly one of the important places of your luxury Kerala tour.

Travel to Kumarakom boat jetty and get transferred to a luxury houseboat. Cruise along the romantic backwaters amidst natural beauty and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Should you wish, get an insight into the daily lives of the local people. Spend the night in the houseboat -- Nightcap in a houseboat is a memorable experience!

Get transferred from Houseboat boat jetty to Kumarakom. Kumarakom, by the way, is the preferred haunt of Prime Ministers and Presidents.Relax and Rejuvenate in a luxury lake resort overlooking romantic backwaters. Go on short walks to explore the real beauty of backwaters or pamper yourself by having a rejuvenating ayurvedic massage. View the beautiful sunset on a short boat cruise or spot rare birds at the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary or simply relax and spend time with your family.

After morning breakfast travel to Cochin. Remaining day at leisure. Spend some time shopping. Tour Ends with sweet memories.

Accomodations

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard
  • Munnar – Club Mahindra Lakeview
  • Periyar – Spice Village
  • Kumarakom – Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
  • Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

Cochin – Brunton Boatyard

Brunton Boaryard hotel is a perfect start to our holiday in Kerala. With its blend of Portuguese, Dutch and English design and architectural influence, you travel back to 19th century architectural history of Fort Kochi. Don’t forget to check out the famous tea bar known for serving six different kinds of tea. Uniqueness of this tea is that inside of keeping in tea bags, they are preserved as tea leaves kept in air-tight jars to maintain the authentic taste of Kerala tea! It would be wrong to call Brunton Boatyard “Boutique” Hotel of choice for a modern, sophisticated traveler, with an interest in history, culture and local cuisine. Hotel Category: 5 Star

Munnar – Club Mahindra Lakeview

Club Mahindra Lakeview is set in a picturesque setting among mountains surrounded by tea plantations in the city of Munnar. The five star hotel has 93 rooms, facilities like Multi Cuisine restaurant, Library and facilities for indoor games. The hotel is built in Indo-British architecture and that makes the stay more memorable. The hotel overlooks a lake at a distance and is located 22 Km from Munnar. Hotel Category: 3 Star

Periyar – Spice Village

Club Mahindra Lakeview is set in a picturesque setting among mountains surrounded by tea plantations in the city of Munnar. The five star hotel has 93 rooms, facilities like Multi Cuisine restaurant, Library and facilities for indoor games. The hotel is built in Indo-British architecture and that makes the stay more memorable. The hotel overlooks a lake at a distance and is located 22 Km from Munnar. Hotel Category: 3 Star

Kumarakom – Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom

Vivanta By Taj known for its beautiful setting with "cottages" arranged around a lake. Not to forget you should pamper yourself with the traditional Ayurveda massages of Kerala. From the scenic beauty of Kumarakom, to the mouth-watering delicacies of the local cuisine, from the sheer warmth of the hotel staff, to the flexibility shown by the management, the stay at Vivanta By Taj is the one to remember for a lifetime. Hotel Category: 5 Star

Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A traditional houseboat built by one of the most respected hospitality groups of South India - The houseboat is a wonderful amalgamation of old and new - It has luxury interiors merged with traditional outside. The houseboat will be docked to the jetty in the evening and only does a day tour through backwaters.

  • Cochin – Old Harbour
  • Kumarakom – Kumarakom Lake Resort
  • Munnar – Blackberry Hills
  • Thekkady – Aanavilasam Plantation House
  • Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Cochin – Old Harbour

Old Harbour is absolutely perfect whether you rate it on its elegancy, relaxation, stunning location. With the belief that “Customer is the king “Old Harbour has ensured that they the friendly and the trained staffs who satisfies all your needs right at your doorstep! To add to this it’s a great place to relax with a drink or perhaps a light lunch, and a romantic spot for dinner with your special ones along with the live Indian music playing around you. Old Harbour Hotel makes you stay truly in a different league! Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

Kumarakom – Kumarakom Lake Resort

The rooms, villas and suites at the Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala’s traditional architectural charm and luxurious, modern amenities. Each a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads of God’s Own Country. Over a hundred ancestral homes had been purchased from across Kerala, dismantled and used to provide much of the material to create these authentic heritage abodes. The traditionally styled, luxuriously modern, open-roofed bathrooms and toilets set in small, aesthetically designed courtyards are a common feature to the villas and suites Hotel Category: 5 Star

Munnar – Blackberry Hills

If location, great food, and warm hospitality matters the most you then just have to select Blackberry hills as your holiday stay. Perhaps this is the reason of it being the most popular and commonly visited resorts in Munnar. With its beautiful view and commendable stay it is very ideal place for your honeymoon. Just relaxes your body and soul and helps you to explore your innermost beauty with its attraction all around you.

Thekkady – Aanavilasam Plantation House

Aanavilasam offers its guests a refreshing time far away from the bustle of the city life. It creates a sensation in you to see the Cardamom and Pepper plantation along with greenery all around you. Aanavilasam redefines luxury with its well-designed urbane rooms to suit the classy guests. So if you are planning to visit Periyar, just stay in this private estate for a stylish stay. Hotel Category: Luxury Heritage

Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Stay in a traditional yet luxurious Muthoot Houseboat - traditionally called Kettuvullam - the houseboats are a wonderful combination of luxury and traditional architecture. The interiors are good with amenities like AC and TV (no cable television). The meals are traditional, the cruise happens in the morning and late evening, during the night it is docked to Kumarakom/ Alleppey boat jetty.

  • Cochin – Cochin – Fort House
  • Periyar – Periyar Meadows
  • Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
  • Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples

Cochin – Cochin – Fort House

For a cozy and relaxing stay, Fort house ranks as the one of the best hotels in Kerala. The suits are very spacious designed to exhibit the true heritage and culture of Kerala along with all the necessary amenities to ensure a complete comfortable and peaceful stay. The beautiful view of the backwaters from the balcony of your suits adds more glimpse to it. Expect beyond your expectation with a stay in Fort House!

Periyar – Periyar Meadows

If Periyar Tiger Reserve which is on visit list then undoubtedly you’re perfect and closest stay would be Periyar Meadows.it offers you spacious rooms with all the privacy for you and your family. You can enhance your taste buds by trying out various regional specialties to various renowned chefs specialty. Don’t miss this opportunity in Periyar Meadows where you can come relax in the lap of nature.

Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A houseboat for a premier company in Kerala - the houseboat is made in a traditional style and has amenities like AC, TV and good interiors. Please do not expect a super luxury housboat with immaculate interiors as the houseboat is prepared for providing a unique insight into Kerala culture.

Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples

Backwater ripples is the ideal dream holiday overviewing the magnificient view of Vembanad Lake which is the second largest lake of India. Having beautiful surrounding all around Backwater Ripples, it promises you to offer some of the best sceneries of nature. But just ensure you carry you camera to capture these picturesque views forever! Whether it is a morning or afternoon in Backwater Ripples, you are going to enjoy every bit of your vacation in Backwater Ripples very far away from the noise and smell of the city!

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
Place Hotel
Cochin Brunton Boatyard
Munnar Club Mahindra Lakeview
Periyar Spice Village
Kumarakom Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom
Houseboat Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Period - Opulent Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)
( 5-30 % discount applicable - Contact us to know more)

Place Hotel
Cochin Old Harbour
Kumarakom Kumarakom Lake Resort
Munnar Blackberry Hills
Thekkady Aanavilasam Plantation House
Houseboat Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
Period - Luxury Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)
( 5-30 % discount applicable - Contact us to know more)

Place Hotel
Cochin Cochin – Fort House
Periyar Periyar – Periyar Meadows
Houseboat Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Kumarakom Kumarakom – Backwater Ripples
Period - Economy Price per person
01 Oct 2015 – 15 Apr 2016 For prices contact us
16 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
01 Oct 2016 – 30 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Price may be higher during New year period ( 20 Dec - 5 Jan)
( 5-30 % discount applicable - Contact us to know more)

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • All meals in Houseboat
  • Boat cruise in Thekkady
  • Elephant Bathing, feeding and riding
  • Kalariyapattu show
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car and for premium option a Tata Indigo sedan)
  • Kathakali dance in Kochi
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in Cochin
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

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