Beautiful Kerala Tour

Waving palms and wide sandy beaches…. It’s the Tropical Paradise, Kerala.

A sliver-line on the deep-down coastline of South India, Kerala is a world-class beach, backwater, forest &wildlife destination. Explored yet unexploited, this coastal line is shaped by myriads of landscape. Around about a 600km stretch of the gorgeous Arabian Sea coastline makes beaches of Kerala far from the frenzy of elsewhere. Its laid back serenity adds to your note of relaxation. This tropical paradise is a most sought after destination to relax and unwind from the hustle-bustle of rat-race at metropolitan cities. Along with beaches this state of India is blessed with lush vegetation and flora & fauna. A home to elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, Kerala is also known for ayurvedic treatments& spas and delicately spiced cuisines, vibrant Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races. Rightly terms as “God’s own country”, Kerala is a vacationer’s delight.

This mysterious state is endowed with numerous sightseeing and experiencing options and is best explored with experiential tours. Max Holidays brings forth this detailed tour package that will take you through the best of beaches, forests and wildlife of this place. Initiating your journey from Cochin, the destinations you visit include Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Thekkady, Thattekkad, Nattika, Wayanad, Bekel and Calicut, further to Mumbai for departure.

The natural beauty, pristine greenery, clean & fresh air, vast expanses of water bodies, aromatic spice blends and refreshing filter coffee best describes Kerala. This vibrant state Kerala is blessed with marine beauty, beyond comparison. Enjoy this vast spectrum of travel experiences and create memories for ever.

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin

On your arrival at Cochin airport, meet our representative who will receive you and transfer you to your reserved Hotel. Cochin known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea is the commercial capital of Kerala. It is famous for its beaches, Kathakali dances, churches, museums, backwaters, landscapes and snake boat races. Cochin has been blessed with one of the finest harbour in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 02 : Cochin – Mararikulam

After breakfast, we leave for Cochin sightseeing. Start the tour with Jewish Synagogue –a very old and must visit sight followed by visit to Kochi Fort and Dutch Palace – which holds many antique pieces of the Portuguese time. Also visit St. Francis Church – one of the oldest churches in India. Evening enjoy leisure time at Kochi Beach to watch Chinese fishing net. If time permits visit Wallingdon Island and enjoy the magnificent view. Further, drive towards Marari beach. Arrive Mararikulam and check into the pre booked hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Mararikulam

Mararikulam is endlessly covered with golden shining sand which will entice you to reach the beach as soon as possible. After breakfast take a leisurely walk around the beach. The beach offers a wide range of activities like swimming, surfing and sun bathing. You can also try mouth watering fresh sea food. If you are lucky enough you may get the opportunity to play with dolphins. Enjoy the warmth of the beach to its fullest and also enjoy the scenic beauty during sun set which is very rare and unique at Marari Beach. Overnight in the hotel at Marari

Day 04 : Mararikulam – Alappuzha

After a relaxed breakfast, head for the next destination – Alappuzha. Alappuzha with a great picturesque view is popularly known as ‘Venice of the East’. Alappuzha is also a starting point for your backwater activity. Embark the house boat and be ready for the everlasting experience. Night stay at the house boat.

Day 05 : Alappuzha – Thekkady

Disembark the houseboat at Alleppey and drive towards Thekkady. The best chances of viewing Wildlife especially that of the herds of elephants are quiet frequent during boat rides on the Periyar Lake. The magnificent view will hypnotize you for long and you will enjoy the pleasant natural settings. Overnight stay in the hotel booked for you.

Day 06 : Thekkady

Early morning after a relaxed and leisurely breakfast, enjoy being in the nature’s lap. Visit the artificial lake which has all the charm to attract tourists towards it. Enjoy the day to its fullest and have a soothing sleep at the hotel in Thekkady. Sightseeing attractions in Wayanad include Pookoda Lake, Lakkadi, Kuruva Island, Edakkal Cave. Overnight stay in Wayanad

Remark: you can enjoy the bamboo rafting, done in the thick forests Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is one of the thrilling experiences while in Thekkady. This is like a delight to the photographers.

Day 07 : Thekkady – Thattekkad

After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Thattekkad. Arrive Thattekkad and check in the designated hotel for you. Get freshen up and head for the sight seeing of Thattekkad. The most attractive sight in Thattekkad is the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary that offers a wide range of migratory birds to satisfy the thirst of nature lovers. Overnight stay at hotel in Thattekkad.

Day 08 : Thattekkad – Nattika

On 8th day of your Kerala Beaches and Forests tour, move towards the next destination i.e. Nattika. Visit one of the holy places for Hindus that is Shree Rama Temple and the 300 year old Mosque. Nattika beach will offer you a picturesque view with an option of fishing. Explore the local near by area and people. Overnight stay at hotel in Nattika.

Day 09 : Nattika

After breakfast take a short drive to Irinjalakuda to visit the bell metal workshop (subject to permission) and later in the afternoon enjoy a half day visit to Guruvayoor temple (non Hindus are not allowed) and the nearby Punnathoor Kota, where the elephants of Guruvayoor temple are camped. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Nattika.

Day 10 : Nattika – Wayanad

After breakfast drive towards Wayanad which is at an altitude of 700 - 2100 m above sea level. Arrive Wayanad and check into your pre booked hotel. Get freshen up and enjoy the natural environment of Wayanad. Wayanad located on the western ghats of Kerala is a lovely hill station and offers a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and wildlife tours. Enjoy an evening jeep safari to the Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary. Overnight stay in the hotel at Wayanad. Kappad Beach

Day 11 : Wayanad

This morning after breakfast start for the sightseeing of Wayanad which holds the fast-flowing Rivers like Panamaram, Mananthavady and Kalindy, which in turn all together adds to the beauty of Wayanad. Sightseeing in Wayanad include Lakkidi – considered to be the entry point of Wayanad and known to receive the highest rainfall, the next attraction adjacent to Lakkidi is Pookoda Lake – the adventurous destination in Wayanad, Kuruva Dweep Island – a unique picturesque tribal village to experience local life, Edakkal Cave – worth visiting for its pre historic carvings, paintings and wildlife. Overnight stay in hotel at Wayanad

Day 12 : Wayanad – Bekel

This morning proceed for Bekel which is located 16 kms from Kasaragod in North Kerala. Kasaragod is one of the picturesque district of Kerala, as it is the abode of eleven rivers out of forty four in whole Kerala. It is renowned as the land of Gods, beaches, forts, rivers and hills. On arrival in Bekal, check in hotel and get freshen up. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bekal

Day 13 : Bekal

Post-breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Bekal. Visit Bekal Fort – it is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala, Chandragiri Fort – a magnificent and attractive fort, Malik Deenar Mosque – a popular sight of Bekal, Kodi Cliffs, and Bekal Hole Aqua Park. Evening is free for personal activity. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Bekal – Calicut

After a leisurely breakfast at the beach sight in your hotel, drive towards Calicut. Arrive Calicut and check into your prebooked hotel and get freshen up. Later proceed for the sight seeing tour of Calicut and visit Kappad Beach – Well renowned for its moss-covered rock that extends into the sea. On the rocks nearby, there exists an ancient, 800 year old temple, where lot of devotees offers prayers every year. Next visit Beypore – Worth visiting for its port and beach, Beypore port is the oldest commercial port, Planetarium, CSI Church, Kozhikode Beach – an unexploited and pleasant beach and SM Street. Evening free at leisure and drive back to the hotel for night stay

Day 15 : Calicut – Mumbai / Depart

Early morning depart to the airport with the assistance of the Max Holidays representative to board a flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport you will be transferred to the international airport to board a flight for your onward journey/ Home.

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin

On your arrival at Cochin airport, meet our representative who will receive you and transfer you to your reserved Hotel. Cochin known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea is the commercial capital of Kerala. It is famous for its beaches, Kathakali dances, churches, museums, backwaters, landscapes and snake boat races. Cochin has been blessed with one of the finest harbour in the world. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 02 : Cochin – Mararikulam

After breakfast, we leave for Cochin sightseeing. Start the tour with Jewish Synagogue –a very old and must visit sight followed by visit to Kochi Fort and Dutch Palace – which holds many antique pieces of the Portuguese time. Also visit St. Francis Church – one of the oldest churches in India. Evening enjoy leisure time at Kochi Beach to watch Chinese fishing net. If time permits visit Wallingdon Island and enjoy the magnificent view. Further, drive towards Marari beach. Arrive Mararikulam and check into the pre booked hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Mararikulam

Mararikulam is endlessly covered with golden shining sand which will entice you to reach the beach as soon as possible. After breakfast take a leisurely walk around the beach. The beach offers a wide range of activities like swimming, surfing and sun bathing. You can also try mouth watering fresh sea food. If you are lucky enough you may get the opportunity to play with dolphins. Enjoy the warmth of the beach to its fullest and also enjoy the scenic beauty during sun set which is very rare and unique at Marari Beach. Overnight in the hotel at Marari

Day 04 : Mararikulam – Alappuzha

After a relaxed breakfast, head for the next destination – Alappuzha. Alappuzha with a great picturesque view is popularly known as ‘Venice of the East’. Alappuzha is also a starting point for your backwater activity. Embark the house boat and be ready for the everlasting experience. Night stay at the house boat.

Day 05 : Alappuzha – Thekkady

Disembark the houseboat at Alleppey and drive towards Thekkady. The best chances of viewing Wildlife especially that of the herds of elephants are quiet frequent during boat rides on the Periyar Lake. The magnificent view will hypnotize you for long and you will enjoy the pleasant natural settings. Overnight stay in the hotel booked for you.

Day 06 : Thekkady

Early morning after a relaxed and leisurely breakfast, enjoy being in the nature’s lap. Visit the artificial lake which has all the charm to attract tourists towards it. Enjoy the day to its fullest and have a soothing sleep at the hotel in Thekkady. Sightseeing attractions in Wayanad include Pookoda Lake, Lakkadi, Kuruva Island, Edakkal Cave. Overnight stay in Wayanad

Remark: you can enjoy the bamboo rafting, done in the thick forests Periyar Tiger Reserve. This is one of the thrilling experiences while in Thekkady. This is like a delight to the photographers.

Day 07 : Thekkady – Thattekkad

After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Thattekkad. Arrive Thattekkad and check in the designated hotel for you. Get freshen up and head for the sight seeing of Thattekkad. The most attractive sight in Thattekkad is the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary that offers a wide range of migratory birds to satisfy the thirst of nature lovers. Overnight stay at hotel in Thattekkad.

Day 08 : Thattekkad – Nattika

On 8th day of your Kerala Beaches and Forests tour, move towards the next destination i.e. Nattika. Visit one of the holy places for Hindus that is Shree Rama Temple and the 300 year old Mosque. Nattika beach will offer you a picturesque view with an option of fishing. Explore the local near by area and people. Overnight stay at hotel in Nattika.

Day 09 : Nattika

After breakfast take a short drive to Irinjalakuda to visit the bell metal workshop (subject to permission) and later in the afternoon enjoy a half day visit to Guruvayoor temple (non Hindus are not allowed) and the nearby Punnathoor Kota, where the elephants of Guruvayoor temple are camped. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Nattika.

Day 10 : Nattika – Wayanad

After breakfast drive towards Wayanad which is at an altitude of 700 - 2100 m above sea level. Arrive Wayanad and check into your pre booked hotel. Get freshen up and enjoy the natural environment of Wayanad. Wayanad located on the western ghats of Kerala is a lovely hill station and offers a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and wildlife tours. Enjoy an evening jeep safari to the Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary. Overnight stay in the hotel at Wayanad. Kappad Beach

Day 11 : Wayanad

This morning after breakfast start for the sightseeing of Wayanad which holds the fast-flowing Rivers like Panamaram, Mananthavady and Kalindy, which in turn all together adds to the beauty of Wayanad. Sightseeing in Wayanad include Lakkidi – considered to be the entry point of Wayanad and known to receive the highest rainfall, the next attraction adjacent to Lakkidi is Pookoda Lake – the adventurous destination in Wayanad, Kuruva Dweep Island – a unique picturesque tribal village to experience local life, Edakkal Cave – worth visiting for its pre historic carvings, paintings and wildlife. Overnight stay in hotel at Wayanad

Day 12 : Wayanad – Bekel

This morning proceed for Bekel which is located 16 kms from Kasaragod in North Kerala. Kasaragod is one of the picturesque district of Kerala, as it is the abode of eleven rivers out of forty four in whole Kerala. It is renowned as the land of Gods, beaches, forts, rivers and hills. On arrival in Bekal, check in hotel and get freshen up. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bekal

Day 13 : Bekal

Post-breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Bekal. Visit Bekal Fort – it is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala, Chandragiri Fort – a magnificent and attractive fort, Malik Deenar Mosque – a popular sight of Bekal, Kodi Cliffs, and Bekal Hole Aqua Park. Evening is free for personal activity. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Bekal – Calicut

After a leisurely breakfast at the beach sight in your hotel, drive towards Calicut. Arrive Calicut and check into your prebooked hotel and get freshen up. Later proceed for the sight seeing tour of Calicut and visit Kappad Beach – Well renowned for its moss-covered rock that extends into the sea. On the rocks nearby, there exists an ancient, 800 year old temple, where lot of devotees offers prayers every year. Next visit Beypore – Worth visiting for its port and beach, Beypore port is the oldest commercial port, Planetarium, CSI Church, Kozhikode Beach – an unexploited and pleasant beach and SM Street. Evening free at leisure and drive back to the hotel for night stay

Day 15 : Calicut – Mumbai / Depart

Early morning depart to the airport with the assistance of the Max Holidays representative to board a flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport you will be transferred to the international airport to board a flight for your onward journey/ Home.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

01 nights aboard ac houseboat, 07 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

08 Breakfasts, 01 Lunches, 01 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Spice plantation tour, Common boat ride at Periyar, visit to Kumarakom bird sanctuary

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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