Exotic Kerala

  • Location: KERALA :: India

  • Duration: 06 nights and 07 days

  • Package ID: 1074

Exotic Kerala

Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler,Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, have made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy.

Until the early 1980s, Kerala was a relatively unknown destination, with most tourism circuits concentrated around the north of the country. Aggressive marketing campaigns launched by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation—the government agency that oversees tourism prospects of the state—laid the foundation for the growth of the tourism industry. In the decades that followed, Kerala Tourism was able to transform itself into one of the niche holiday destinations in India. The tag line Kerala – God's Own Country was adopted in its tourism promotions and became a global superbrand. Kerala is regarded as one of the destinations with the highest brand recall. In 2010, Kerala attracted 660,000 foreign tourist arrivals.

Kerala is a popular destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at KovalamVarkalaKollam and Kappad; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi LakeKollam; hill stations and resorts at MunnarWayanadNelliampathiVagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at PeriyarParambikulam and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region—an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Ashtamudi LakeKollam, also see heavy tourist traffic. Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram PalaceHill Palace, and Mattancherry Palace, are also visited. To further promote tourism in Kerala, the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival was started by the Government of Kerala in 2007. Since then it has been held every year during the December–January period.

The state's tourism agenda promotes ecologically sustained tourism, which focuses on the local culture, wilderness adventures, volunteering and personal growth of the local population. Efforts are taken to minimise the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people.

Places Covered: - Cochin- Munnar – Thekkady - Kumarakom/Allepy – Kovalam -Trivandrum (Kanyakumari Excursion).

Day 01: Arrival in Cochin - Munnar
On arrival at Cochin drive to Munnar and check into hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure and stay overnight.

Day 02: Munnar (Local Sight Seeing)
Go for local sight seeing in and around Munnar like Mattupatty Dam, Echo Point, Tata Tea Plantation visit, Ervikulam National Park, Rajamalai and Back to the hotel and Stay Overnight.

Day 03: Munnar - Thekkady
Proceed to Periyar Thekkady and check into hotel and Relax. Evening by 1600 Hrs. go for the Wildlife Sanctuary Boating by boat safari ( Extra Cost ) and Back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 04: Thekkady – Kumarakom / Allepey
Go for the Spice Plantation Visit, Garden Fresh Spice Shopping and proceed to Kum / Apy and check into the hotel and Relax. Evening go for the Backwater Cruise in the Lush Green Villages of Kerala ( Extra Cost ) and back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 05: Kumarakom / Allepey - Kovalam
Proceed to Kovalam and check into hotel and relax. Evening at leisure on the Kovalam Beach and Stay Overnight.

Day 06: Kovalam (Excursion to Kanyakumari)
Morning after Breakfast Visit the Famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Musuem, Naipier Dam, and by 12 noon Proceed to Kanayakumari. Visit the Vivekananda Rock, Vivekananda Temple, Triveni Sangam, Sunset Point and back to the Kovalam hotel and stay overnight.

Day 07: Departure for Trivandrum
Proceed for Trivandrum Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

§  Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

§  All transportation as mentioned above and group tour

§  Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin with daily breakfast (If any, 3rd person will stay on extra bed)

§  Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

§  All sightseeing tickets

§  Services charges and government tax

§  24/7 hotline support guaranteed.

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