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Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Backwaters of Alleppey
Backwaters of Alleppey (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Lake View from a resort in Kumarakom (Nivalink Trip Dated - 24 April 2006)
Vembanad Lake with Hycinth (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 June 2011)
Periyar Boat Ride (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 May 2008)
Periyar Boat Ride (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 May 2008)
Periyar Boat Ride (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 May 2008)
Elephant Junction (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 May 2008)
Walking in Periyar (Photo Courtesy: Jonathanawhite)
Bamboo Rafting in Periyar (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)
Cheruthony Dam (Photo Courtesy: http://www.kseb.in/)
Gaur (Indian Bison)
Inside Periyar Sanctuary
Anayirangal Dam
Mattupatty Dam
Thoovanam Waterfalls
Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Kannan Devan Tea Museum
Mattupatty Dam
Kundala Dam (Photo Courtesy: Hrishikesh.kb)
View from Chinnakkanal
View from Chinnakkanal

This is a break that allows guests to visit most visited destinations in Plantation highlands (Munnar and Thekkady), Lake / Backwaters (Kumarakom, Alleppey) and Beaches (Kovalam) in Kerala.

Route

Munnar(2) - Thekkady(2) - Kumarakom(1) - Alleppey(1) - Kovalam(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Cochin and proceed to Munnar.
  • Day-2 Sightseeing In and around Munnar
  • Day-3 Proceed to Thekkady. Sightseeing around Thekkady
  • Day-4 Activities inside Periyar reserve forest
  • Day-5 Proceed to Kumarkom. Possible visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
  • Day-6 Proceed to Alleppey boat Cruise Jetty. Alleppey round houseboat cruise.
  • Day-7 Proceed to Kovalam. Enroute visit Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple.
  • Day-8 Kanyakumari excursion OR Visit to Neyyar Dam
  • Day-9 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Alleppey - Backwaters of Alleppey (1.00 kms), The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple (14.00 kms)

Kovalam - Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach (3.00 kms), Padmanabhaswamy Temple (11.00 kms), Aruvikkara (27.00 kms), Neyyar Dam (42.00 kms), Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre (42.00 kms)

Kumarakom - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (3.00 kms)

Munnar - Kannan Devan Tea Museum (1.00 kms), Punarjani Traditional Village (4.00 kms), Attukal Waterfalls (9.00 kms), Mattupatty Dam (15.00 kms), Top Station (37.00 kms), Marayur (40.00 kms)

Thekkady - Bird Watching in Periyar (1.00 kms), Walking in Periyar (1.00 kms), Bamboo Rafting in Periyar (1.00 kms), Elephant Junction (2.00 kms), Spice farm visit (3.00 kms), Periyar Boat Ride (5.00 kms), Gavi Ecotourism (40.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Trivandrum
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to relax at the end of the trip may spend an additional day in Kovalam. Depending on arrival and departure times guests may be required to spend a night in transit at the beginning or at the end.

Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Munnar -130 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Munnar to Thekkady -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Kumarakom -120 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kumarakom to Alleppey -33 kms (1 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Kovalam -159 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)
Route

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Munnar(2) - Thekkady(2) - Kumarakom(1) - Alleppey(1) - Kovalam(2) - Trivandrum

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Cochin and proceed to Munnar.  Arrive at Cochin and Proceed to Munnar (130 kms - 3.5 hrs). Munnar (5000+ ft asl) is a tea plantation region and a renowned Hill station in the plantation higlands of Kerala offering guests an experience of misty & salibrious climate and a relaxed stay around the tea plantations. Evening explore local market for shopping and visit Mattupatty Dam for boating. In the evening visit the Punarjani Traditional Village that offers daily evening shows of Kalaripattu (Martial art form) and Kathakali (Dance form).

Day-2 Sightseeing In and around Munnar Opt for one or two of the Mini-Excursions ex-Munnar such as Marayoor (Sandalwood Forests - 40 kms), Top Station (Highest view point in the area - 40 kms). Visit Kannan Devan Tea Museum and Attukal Waterfalls (8 kms from Munnar).

Day-3 Proceed to Thekkady. Sightseeing around Thekkady Proceed to Thekkady (2500 ft asl) (110 kms - 3 hrs). Thekkady is a spice plantation area surrounded by Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and visited for its salibrious climate, plantation backdrop and activities around Periyar reserve forest. Post Lunch can go for the touristy Periyar boat cruise and later Kathakali dance show. Given time Spice garden visit (Cardamom, Pepper, Cinnamon, Vanilla) can be done alongwith a visit to Elephant Junction for the elephant experience (elephant ride).

Day-4 Activities inside Periyar reserve forest Guests can opt for an activity inside Periyar forest such as half day jungle walk / trek forest programme or a full day forest programme involving jungle walk / trek and Bamboo Rafting. Guest also can opt for a full day Gavi eco tourism experience programme (42 kms from Thekkady) involving Jeep Safari (Gavi trip), nature walk / hike, bamboo rafting etc. These programmes require to be reserved in advance.

Day-5 Proceed to Kumarkom. Possible visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Proceed to Kumarkom (120 kms - 3.5 hrs). Kumarakom is a destination renowned for lakeside experience offered by premium / luxury hotels. Visit the Kumarakom bird Sanctaury (Boating, 1.5 hour walking trail, Bird watching) OR enjoy the lakeside experience.

Day-6 Proceed to Alleppey boat Cruise Jetty. Alleppey round houseboat cruise. Proceed to Alleppey houseboat Jetty (33 kms - 1 hr). Alleppey is renowned for its lakeside and backwaters and character and what gives Kerala the name "Venice of the East". Reach before 12 noon. Alleppey round of Houseboat Cruise. Overnight stay in Alleppey Houseboat.

Day-7 Proceed to Kovalam. Enroute visit Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple. Disembark at the jetty at 10 AM and proceed to Kovalam (160 kms - 4 hrs). Kovalam is a renowned beach destination in South Kerala visited for its premium / luxury resorts offering excellent views of the Arabian Sea. Enroute can visit Krishna temple at Ambalapuzha, Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Napier Zoo at Trivandrum. Evening visit to the Lighthouse / Hawa Beach.

Day-8 Kanyakumari excursion OR Visit to Neyyar Dam Guests have an option for day excursion to Kanyakumari (85 kms - 3 hours), a renowned Pilgrimage and heritage destination OR undertake an excursion to Aruvikkara Dam and Neyyar Dam (Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation etc).

Day-9 Departure Depart to Trivandrum (15 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Alleppey :

  • Backwaters of Alleppey - Kuttanad Backwaters in South Alleppey is what gives Kerala Venice of the East tag. Day cruises / hourly boat rides are popular and available from Alleppey jetty. Guests seeking an experience either opt for overnight houseboat or Kayaking tour.

  • The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple - The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is an 8th century Lord Krishna temple in South Alleppey and is one of the prominent Lord Krishna temples in Kerala after Guruvayur.

Kovalam :

  • Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach - Hawa Beach and lighthouse beach interconnect each other and have a number of bars and beachside restaurants connecting them. At both ends there are number of hotels stacked next to each other. Guests arrive here in the evening for the sunset and then hangaround at one of the restaurat / Bars / Curio shops. Mornings one can see fishermen at work taking out fresh catch from their nets.

  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple - Padmanabhaswamy Temple (1566) is a Lord Vishnu temple in Trivandrum and one of the richest temple trusts in India and one the most visited temples in Kerala. The 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style architecture is the prime attraction for tourists.

  • Aruvikkara - Aruvikkara is a village at 17 kms from Trivandrum having a reservoir and garden that is renowned for its ancient Bhagavathi temple dedicated to Durga

  • Neyyar Dam - Neyyar dam has been developed as a tourist centre and home to popular Lion safari park (where rescued lions are kept in natural environment), Deer park, Boating, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Lakeside garden and a Watch tower.

  • Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre - A crocodile farm was started at Neyyar Dam in 1977 for providing a safe haven for crocodiles. The number of crocodiles varies as muggers are raised and released to the Neyyar river and lake near the dam site. It also accommodates other reptiles like snakes that are caught straying at the tribal villages before they are released back into the sanctuary.

Kumarakom :

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an area overlooking vembanad lake and is renowned for bird population and provides nesting grounds for a variety of birds. A walk (takes 2 hours) across the sanctuary in the mornings and evenings would provide opportunity to sight birds. There is also a lake at the entrance where boating is possible.

Munnar :

  • Kannan Devan Tea Museum - Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Company Private Limited (KDHP) is the largest tea conglomerate in South India. Tea museum opened by the company is one of the first in India.

  • Punarjani Traditional Village - Punarjani Traditional Village offers daily evening shows of Kalaripattu (Martial art form) and Kathakali (Dance form)

  • Attukal Waterfalls - A waterfall at 9 km from Munnar near Pallivasal and a popular tourist visit option.

  • Mattupatty Dam -

    A reservoir and popular tourist spot where boating is offered.

  • Top Station - Top Station is notable as the historic transshippment location for tea delivered up here from Munnar and Madupatty by railway and then down by ropeway. Top station offers stunning views of the hills and plains beyond. Enroute waterfalls can be visited.

  • Marayur - Marayur is is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. Ancient dolmens and rock paintings found in Marayur date back to the Stone Age.

Thekkady :

  • Bird Watching in Periyar - 320 different kinds have been counted in Periyar. The bird life includes darters, cormorants, kingfishers, the great Malabar Pied Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongos. Bird watching is possible via taking up a forest walk from Periyar forest entry gate at Kumily.

  • Walking in Periyar - Periyar sanctuary gate in Kumily, the forest department offers guided walks inside Periyar wildlife sanctuary. This is perhaps the best way to explore the forest and to be able to spot wildlife. Indian Bison (Gaur) and elephants have been known to have been spotted on these walks. Forest rangers that accompany the walks ensure complete safety of the guests.

  • Bamboo Rafting in Periyar - One of the full day long forest programmes has a combination of walking, hiking and bamboo rafting across periyar lake. Its one of the definitive experiences of Periyar.

  • Elephant Junction - Elephant Junction is where guests enjoy interaction with elephant that includes bathing elephant, elephant ride and being around playful elephants. Elephant junction is a huge hit with inbound guests and familiies with kids.

  • Spice farm visit - Spice farm visit is a popular excursion for guests in Kerala. The spices grown around the area include cardamom, cinnamon etc. alongwith vanilla, tea and coffee.

  • Periyar Boat Ride - A highly touristy boat ride is the main attraction for average tourist to Periyar. The boats are filled with 30-40 tourists with the aim of spotting wildlife on the edge of the lake. Binoculars are a must to have any chance of spotting a wildlife.

  • Gavi Ecotourism - Gavi is a quiet and pristine forest located at a distance of 40 km from Periyar Tiger Reserve. Gavi often serves as a base camp for deep jungle trekkers, birdwatchers, nature lovers and research student. There are number of eco-tourism related activities that are conducted by the forest authorities around Gavi area and are popular with tourists. Guests typically opt for a full day Gavi eco tourism programme.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Trivandrum - Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and access point to visit Beach Resorts of Kovalam / Varkala and plantation highlands around Ponmudi.

Munnar - Munnar is a premier hill station in Kerala. It is situated at about 6000 ft above sea level and surrounded by tea and Cardamom Plantations

Thekkady - Thekkady (2500 ft asl) is a stopover on the South India Itinerary on Madurai - Kottayam route known for nature centric experiences connected with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kumarakom - Kumarakom is a patch Vembanad lakefront at 15 kms from Kottayam and renowned world over for their lake front resorts.

Alleppey - Alleppey is renowned for its backwaters and is known as the Venice of the east. Overnight houseboats in Alleppey lake and backwaters are considered an experience.

Kovalam - Kovalam is one of the few developed beach retreats in India alongside Goa and home to several luxury beach resorts.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)
Prefered Departure : No ImageTrivandrumNo ImageTrivandrum
Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Munnar -130 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Munnar to Thekkady -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Kumarakom -120 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kumarakom to Alleppey -33 kms (1 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Kovalam -159 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)

Deluxe

Rs. 34,030/-

Best of Kerala (8 Nights)

Per Person

Valid From: 22 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017

  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing
  • Vehicle with Driver
Destination No. of NightsHotelsRoom TypeMeal Plan
Munnar 2Edassery EastendPremium RoomBreakfast
Thekkady 2Green ForestJungle CottageBreakfast
Kumarakom 1Abad Whispering PalmsGarden Facing CottageBreakfast
Alleppey 1Shore N ShadeDeluxe - 1 BedroomAll Meals
Kovalam 2Soma Palmshore Beach ResortSea Facing Cottage (AC)Breakfast
Extra Person - Rs.11,280/- Child - Rs. 5,750/-

Inclusions:


Hotels
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan Indicated.
Car on Disposal :
  • Tata Indigo - AC for 9 days (930 kms)
Add Ons :
  • Thekkady - One Hour Elephant experience Program in Thekkady
  • Thekkady - Gavi Eco Tourism Experience
Extra:
  • Additional Kms above 930 kms (for Car on disposal) would be charged @ Rs.13 per km payable direct at the end of the trip.
Note:
  • Hotel room category subject to availability. All efforts will be made to confirm the same stay option stated. However If unavailable equivalent option will be provided and price adjusted accordingly.
  • Child of age 5 and above will be chargeable. Child above 12 will be considered an adult.
  • Supplements may be applicable for Peak season dates, local festival periods and long weekends.
Customization:

The package above is designed after selecting hotels that offer best value and experience based on our on travel experience and guest feedback. The above is fully customisable as per budgets, Individual preferences and specifications. Do email on ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

Nivalink is also able to easily construct customised package based on above itinerary for small, medium and large groups (using Teempo Travellers, Coach, Bus as transport). email to group
ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

*Service Tax extra as applicable

Hotel Information:-

Edassery Eastend

Munnar, Kerala

Hillside Hotel View

Edassery Eastend is a mid-segment hotel in Munnar town more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Children Play Area

Green Forest

Thekkady, Kerala

Getaway Resort View

Abad Green Forest is a premium segment resort near Kumily town centre, Thekkady in more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Spa

Abad Whispering Palms

Kumarakom, Kerala

Lake Resort View

Abad Whispsering Palms is a premium segment lakefront resort in Kumarakom, more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Health Club ,Spa

Shore N Shade

Alleppey, Kerala

Kerala Houseboat (Mid-segment)

Shore N Shade are a set of houseboats that caters to Indians as well as overseas guests more

Soma Palmshore Beach Resort

Kovalam, Kerala

Beach Hotel View

Soma Palmshore is a mid-segment hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea near Lighthouse Beach more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool

Deluxe

Rs. 32,630/-

Best of Kerala (8 Nights)

Per Person

Valid From: 01 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing
  • Vehicle with Driver
Destination No. of NightsHotelsRoom TypeMeal Plan
Munnar 2Edassery EastendPremium RoomBreakfast
Thekkady 2Green ForestJungle CottageBreakfast
Kumarakom 1Abad Whispering PalmsGarden Facing CottageBreakfast
Alleppey 1Shore N ShadeDeluxe - 1 BedroomAll Meals
Kovalam 2Soma Palmshore Beach ResortSea Facing Cottage (AC)Breakfast
Extra Person - Rs.11,280/- Child - Rs. 5,750/-

Inclusions:


Hotels
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan Indicated.
Car on Disposal :
  • Tata Indigo - AC for 9 days (930 kms)
Add Ons :
  • Thekkady - One Hour Elephant experience Program in Thekkady
  • Thekkady - Gavi Eco Tourism Experience
Extra:
  • Additional Kms above 930 kms (for Car on disposal) would be charged @ Rs.13 per km payable direct at the end of the trip.
Note:
  • Hotel room category subject to availability. All efforts will be made to confirm the same stay option stated. However If unavailable equivalent option will be provided and price adjusted accordingly.
  • Child of age 5 and above will be chargeable. Child above 12 will be considered an adult.
  • Supplements may be applicable for Peak season dates, local festival periods and long weekends.
Customization:

The package above is designed after selecting hotels that offer best value and experience based on our on travel experience and guest feedback. The above is fully customisable as per budgets, Individual preferences and specifications. Do email on ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

Nivalink is also able to easily construct customised package based on above itinerary for small, medium and large groups (using Teempo Travellers, Coach, Bus as transport). email to group
ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

*Service Tax extra as applicable

Hotel Information:-

Edassery Eastend

Munnar, Kerala

Hillside Hotel View

Edassery Eastend is a mid-segment hotel in Munnar town more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Children Play Area

Green Forest

Thekkady, Kerala

Getaway Resort View

Abad Green Forest is a premium segment resort near Kumily town centre, Thekkady in more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Spa

Abad Whispering Palms

Kumarakom, Kerala

Lake Resort View

Abad Whispsering Palms is a premium segment lakefront resort in Kumarakom, more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Health Club ,Spa

Shore N Shade

Alleppey, Kerala

Kerala Houseboat (Mid-segment)

Shore N Shade are a set of houseboats that caters to Indians as well as overseas guests more

Soma Palmshore Beach Resort

Kovalam, Kerala

Beach Hotel View

Soma Palmshore is a mid-segment hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea near Lighthouse Beach more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool

Premium

Rs. 40,890/-

Best of Kerala (8 Nights)

Per Person

Valid From: 22 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing
  • Vehicle with Driver
Destination No. of NightsHotelsRoom TypeMeal Plan
Munnar 2Ambady EstateCottageBreakfast
Thekkady 2Greenwoods ResortKanana (Deluxe)Breakfast
Kumarakom 1Eastend LakesongAshtamudiBreakfast
Alleppey 1Rainbow CruisesDeluxe - 1 BedroomAll Meals
Kovalam 2The Travancore Heritage ResortHeritage Home Breakfast
Extra Person - Rs.17,740/- Child - Rs. 11,700/-

Inclusions:


Hotels
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per meal plan Indicated.
Hotel Inclusions:
Ambady Estate :
  • Inhouse Spice Plantation Tour.
Greenwoods Resort :
  • Kerala Saree & Dothi demonstration( Between 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM)
  • Property visit including Vermi compost plant & Rabbit park
  • Vechoor Cattle Vist(an endangered species protected in resort)
  • A Unique experience to know about more than 45 types of trees from Rudraksham to Fig tree.
  • Cooking Demonstration (6.30 PM- 7.00 PM)
  • Thekkady Show ( 7.00 PM - 7.30PM)
  • Daily cultural performance like Mohiniyattam,Bharatanatyam & Kuchippudi (7.30 PM- 8.00 PM)
Car on Disposal :
  • Toyota Innova - AC for 9 days (930 kms)
Add Ons :
  • Thekkady - One Hour Elephant experience Program in Thekkady
  • Thekkady - Gavi Eco Tourism Experience
Extra:
  • Additional Kms above 930 kms (for Car on disposal) would be charged @ Rs.17 per km payable direct at the end of the trip.
Note:
  • Hotel room category subject to availability. All efforts will be made to confirm the same stay option stated. However If unavailable equivalent option will be provided and price adjusted accordingly.
  • Child of age 5 and above will be chargeable. Child above 12 will be considered an adult.
  • Supplements may be applicable for Peak season dates, local festival periods and long weekends.
Customization:

The package above is designed after selecting hotels that offer best value and experience based on our on travel experience and guest feedback. The above is fully customisable as per budgets, Individual preferences and specifications. Do email on ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

Nivalink is also able to easily construct customised package based on above itinerary for small, medium and large groups (using Teempo Travellers, Coach, Bus as transport). email to group
ke-19@nivalink.co.in or call +91-22-6150 6363 and speak to one of our travel planners.

*Service Tax extra as applicable

Hotel Information:-

Ambady Estate

Munnar, Kerala

Plantation Resort (Experiential)

Ambady Estate is a farm house stretched over the 70 acres of Cardamom plantation in more

Facilities - Conference Hall

Greenwoods Resort

Thekkady, Kerala

Getaway Resort View

Greenwoods is a premium resort near Kumily town centre, Thekkady offering cottage style more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Children Play Area

Eastend Lakesong

Kumarakom, Kerala

Lake Resort View

Eastend Lakesong is a premium segment lakefront resort in Kumarakom, more

Facilities - Wi-Fi Connectivity ,Bar ,Conference Hall ,Swimming pool ,Health Club ,Spa

Rainbow Cruises

Alleppey, Kerala

Kerala Houseboat (Premium)

Rainbow Cruises are the largest fleet of Deluxe, Premium and Elitaire houseboats in more

Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Thekkady Getaway

Thekkady (2300 ft asl) is a stopover enroute Kumarakom (100 kms from Kottayam) from Madurai and more

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Arrows indicate connectivity other than Road (e.g. Waterways or Air).
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Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Munnar -130 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Munnar to Thekkady -102 kms (3 hrs)
  • Thekkady to Kumarakom -120 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kumarakom to Alleppey -33 kms (1 hrs)
  • Alleppey to Kovalam -159 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Kovalam to Trivandrum -11 kms (0.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

This itinerary for those looking to do most visited destinations in Kerala without actually having to stay in and around a city. Guests looking to travel less and enjoy less touristy beaches instead of Kovalam may opt for Marari instead of Kovalam at the end.

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