Kerala provides an endless opportunity to its travellers and thus, it is one of the most famous states of India. Pick for Majestic Kerala Tour of 15 nights and 16 days itinerary that is going to let you explore the renowned destinations and beaches of this south Indian states like Mangalore, Bekal, Calicut, Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Quilon, Varkala and Kovalam. Widely famous as God's own country, Kerala is marked with countless appeals that draw the attention of the travellers from all over the world. It is a land where you can take pleasure in a revitalizing holiday. Kerala relishes exceptional environmental aspects that make it among the most sought-after travelling places in the country. It has everything one could dream of. The tour also includes wildlife sightseeing at the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary and Periyar wildlife sanctuary along with a trip to the attractions of Mumbai. In Mumbai’s attractions such as Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, VidhanSabha, Malabar Hill and Dhobi Ghat are included. Bekal is the city where you will explore Bekal Fort, the largest and a well-maintained fort in Kerala that is located along the Arabian Sea. In Wayanad visit Vythiri for visiting Lakkidi, it is the gateway to Wayanad. Also enjoy the sight of the peaks, the water streams and the forests. In Kozhikode (Calicut), enjoy a half-day sightseeing where you cover Mananchira, Marine Life Aquarium and the jetties at Kozhikode beach. You will then explore Places like Thekkady, Kumarakom, Quilon, Varkala, Kovalam as well.
Tour Duration : ( 15 Nights / 16 Days )
Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Mangalore – Bekal – Wayanad – Kozhikode(Calicut) – Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom– Quilon – Varkala - Kovalam
Day 1: Arrival at Mumbai
Arrival at the Mumbai Airport meets and transfers to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast sightseeing to cover major Mumbai’s attractions such as Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Vidhan Sabha, Malabar Hill and Dhobi Ghat.Spend the evening at leisure on the Choupatty beach. Overnight stay.
Day 3: Mumbai – Mangalore (By flight) – Bekal (50 kms / 1 hrs)
After breakfast, boards a flight to Mangalore. On arrival, drive for Bekal. Check- in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, explore Bekal Fort, the largest and a well-maintained fort in Kerala that is situated along the Arabian Sea. Visit the underground tunnels and the Observation. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Bekal – Wayanad (225 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast, begin your journalist towards Wayanad. In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Vythiri for visiting Lakkidi, it is the gateway to Wayanad and is one of the highest points at Wayanad as well. Enjoy the sight of the peaks, the water streams and the forests. Do not miss visiting the Pookot Lake, surrounded by lush forests. You can enjoy boating can visit the Children’s Park and the fresh water aquarium. Overnight in Wayanad.
Day 5: Wayanad
After breakfast you can do the activities of your interest. You can either go for trekking or you can explore the wildlife at the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary. If there is still time, then you can also visit the Sentinal Rock Waterfalls in Soochippara. This is a special three-step waterfall at a height of 200 mts. You can enjoy a nature walk here. The other attraction visit the Wayanad Heritage Museum, which has a collection of various artifacts of the region. Stay overnight.
Day 6: Wayanad – Calicut (75 kms / 2 hrs)
After breakfast, drive towards Kozhikhode (Calicut). On arrival, move to your hotel. Afterwards, proceed for a half-day sightseeing where you will cover Mananchira containing the palace tank transformed into an architectural marvel, Marine Life Aquarium, the jetties at Kozhikhode beach. Last visit of the day will be Kappad, the very place from which Vasco da Gama entered India. Stay overnight.
Day 7: Calicut – Cochin (225 kms / 5 hrs)
Early morning visit Dolphin's point where you can observe dolphins playing in the water. After breakfast, set-off for Cochin (Kochi) by road. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening, you can simply relax or can visit the popular markets for shopping. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Kochi - Thekkady (185 kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, city tour where you are going to cover Kochi Fort for its European heritage, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis' Church, Dutch palace and the Jewish Synagogue. Later, drive towards Thekkady. Spend the evening in shopping at the handicraft and spice shops, starting from Kumily to Thekkady. Stay overnight.
Day 9: Thekkady
Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Post breakfast, you can do several activities at the Periyar Tiger Reserve such as Nature Walk, Jungle Patrol, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking or a Bullock Cart ride. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Thekkady – Kumarakom (125 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast, visit the Tribal Heritage Museum. Later drive towards Kumarakom. After reaching, check into a backwater resort. Enjoy the surrounding beauty or explore the surroundings on foot. Spend the day at leisure. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Kumarakom (Houseboat)
After breakfast drive towards the embarkation point to board your private Kettuvalloms, traditional name for backwater houseboat. Cruise along the scenic landscape, paddy fields, villages and the coconut groves. Lunch and dinner will be served on-board. Stay overnight.
Day 12: Arrive Tottapally – Quilon (35 kms)
Morning breakfast on board, Disembark at Tottapally,from your road journey towards Quillon (Kollam) begins. On arriving, check-in at your pre-booked resort. You can either opt for enjoying a relaxing Ayurvedic massage at the beach or can enjoy fun activities at the beach. Overnight stay.
Day 13: Kollam- Varkala (40 kms)
Morning breakfast, and leave for exploring a beautiful seaside hamlet, Thangesseri. Visit the remains of Portuguese and Dutch forts, ancient churches, built during the 18th century, a 3 kms long beach and a 100-year old lighthouse. Late evening, set-off for Varkala, by road. Check into resort and spa. Stay overnight.
Day 14: Varkala – Kovalam (50 kms / 1 hrs)
Morning breakfast at the resort and then drive towards Kovalam, check in hotel. after that cover the major attractions today such as the lighthouse, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle etc. Overnight stay.
Day 15: Kovalam
Morning breakfast, enjoy fun activities at the popular beaches of Kovalam- Samudra beach, Lighthouse beach and Hawah beach. Enjoy sunbathing, a leisure walk etc. Stay overnight.
Day 16: Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram drop
After having your breakfast, Get on-time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward destination.