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Overview of Kerala Tour Packages

Kerala is like a jewel in the crown. It is neither wonder nor an exaggeration that this Indian state is renowned as “God’s own country”. Kerala stands out from other places of the world with its captivating landscape, exciting culture, and historical prominence. All these attractions give Kerala an array of tourist destinations. The exciting factor about the Kerala tour package and travel destinations of Kerala is its diversity and captivity. As a result, touring through Kerala becomes a unique travel experience for vacationers. If you go through the main attractions of Kerala you will find that this region is embellished with glorious backwaters, adventurously beautiful hill stations, amazing wildlife, breathtakingly attractive beaches, delicious delicacies, exciting and interesting culture, rich tradition and historical monuments, and more.

Travotic Holidays bring to you an ample range of Kerala tour packages that give you opportunities to live the dream. You can enjoy sightseeing at the most sought-after destinations in Kerala like Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad, Alleppey, Kovalam, Cochin, Kanyakumari, and lots of other destinations on this trip to Kerala. The houseboat cruise through the lavishly calm and serene backwaters Kerala’swill bring you peace and complete rejuvenation. Whatever the budget, from standard to luxury, our Kerala tour packages are customizable as per your wants.

Our expert professionals can custom-design your Kerala trip after gaining a piece of in-depth knowledge about your holiday dreams. Our expert advice will help you save your time and worries. We offer many holiday packages and explain them to you in detail. If you feel stuck at any point, our expert guidance will help you choose the most suitable holiday destinations in Kerala without any worry.

Packages Price DURATION NIGHT STAY
Kerala Tourism Package
₹16499
7 Nights / 8 Days
Munnar (02 Nights) Thekkady (01 Night) Alleppey (01 Night) Kovalam (02 Night) Kanakumari (01 Night)
Kerala Tour Package from Kolkata
₹14399
6 Nights / 7 Days
Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Alleppey Houseboat (1N), Poover (2N)
Kerala Honeymoon Package
₹12799
05 Nights / 06 Days
Munnar (2N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Kovalam (2N)
Kerala Budget Tour Package
₹6399
03 Nights / 04 Days
Munnar (2N) Periyar (1N)
Kerala Budget Tour Package

3 Nights / 4 Days

Munnar (2N) Periyar (1N)
₹ 9500
₹ 6399
Per Person Cost
Kerala Honeymoon Package

5 Nights / 6 Days

Munnar (2N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Poover (2N)
₹ 15000
₹ 12799
Per Person Cost
Kerala Tour Package from Kolkata

6Nights/7 Days

Munnar (2N) Thekkady (1N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Kovalam (2N)
₹ 18500
₹ 14399
Per Person Cost
Kerala Tourism Package

7 Nights / 8 Days

Munnar (02 Nights) Thekkady (01 Night) ALLEPPEY (01 Night) Kovalam (02 Night) Kanakumari (01 Night)
₹ 19800
₹ 16499
Per Person Cost

Best Time to Visit Kerala Tour

Get Climate Information of Kerala for Kerala Package Tour

Kerala has a typical tropical climate around the year. December and January are relatively colder months, and the weather starts warming up from February. April – June is the summer months where it can be quite hot and humid.

The southwest monsoon season from June – September sees a lot of torrential rainfall. Following that, there is the North-East Monsoon that runs from October to December.

It’s best to plan your Kerala trip based on the weather conditions as well. Hill stations remain cool year-round, and you can expect a higher tourist population during the summer months. Kerala is quite enchanting during the monsoon season, and you can enjoy the weather if you come prepared with appropriate rain gear.

The Winter season between September to March is the best time for Kerala Trip. This is the time when Kerala has a comfortable climate and pleasant weather with less humidity. If you wish to explore the enchanting lagoons, tranquil canals, and spicy plantations of Kerala’s amazing cities, winter is the perfect time for you. In the summer months in Kerala, like April and May, hill stations like Munnar and Wayanad are popular among guests. People who are looking for ayurvedic treatments prefer the Monsoon season from June to August. 

Essentially, the winter season between September to March is the best time for the Kerala group tour package, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in pleasant weather. The best time to visit backwaters in Kerala is from November through February Like Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City, Kerala sparkles with a thousand shades of green, paradise tinted with forest hues, it beckons travelers to its coasts, shores, hills, valleys, and plains. Renowned for its delicious tea and sumptuous cuisine, it’s no surprise that Kerala tops every wayfarer’s bucket list. No matter the time of year, Kerala manages to entice, excite, and enrich locals and foreigners alike. Those yearning for solitude, amidst nature’s symphony, need not look too far.

Peak Season for Kerala tour packages – If you wish to explore the enchanting lagoons, tranquil canals and spicy plantations of Kerala’s amazing cities, October to February is the perfect time for you. Individuals travel far and wide for a slice of Kerala’s pie. 

Shoulder Season – March to May

Low Season – June to September

Travel Seasons

Min/Max Temperature

Season

October-February
18-29°C
Cool and Pleasant
March-May
32-36°C
Hot and Humid
June-September
19-30°C
Heavy Rainfall

How to Reach Kerala Tour

Kerala has just become India’s only state with four airports that run both domestic as well as international flights. They are the Trivandrum, Cochin, Kozhikode, and Kannur Airports. This makes flying into Kerala easy and convenient, no matter which part of India or the world one is coming from. Each airport sits in a different region of the state, so you can easily land at the one that best suits your itinerary. 

BY AIR -

  • Kerala is the second state in India to have four international airports, namely Trivandrum International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Calicut International Airport, and Kannur International Airport (which is yet to become operational). Kollam Airport is a domestic airport in Kerala that offers connectivity among major cities of the state itself. One can easily find themselves an economical flight to Kerala via any of the major airlines, which is why a majority of travelers opt for flights.

Kerala Package Tour guides Travelers in the southern part of Kerala find easily the  Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, whereas travelers in the central part of Kerala use the Kochi International Airport. On the northern side of the state, travelers access the Calicut International Airport.

BY ROAD -

Kerala is connected to most nearby states via well-maintained roads. Private taxis and buses are easily available in all major and minor parts of the state. Travelers from nearby destinations can also opt to drive their own vehicles to Kerala. Luxury overnight buses, some with built-in bathrooms, are available from destinations such as Alleppey, Kannur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Wayanad, and Thiruvananthapuram for various other cities across the state.

If you’re in for a road trip to Kerala, you’re sure to find abundant heart-warming vistas on your way. The roads are bordered by tea and banana plantations, small lakes, and lush vegetation. You could even come across various waterfalls. The picturesque villages lining the roads offer a remarkable insight into the local way of life. And the best part about a road trip to Kerala with Kerala trip package is that you can stop for an impromptu photo session with the lush greenery in the backdrop.

BY TRAIN -

Kerala has more than 200 railway stations, connecting various major cities as well as small towns of the state. Direct trains to various destinations in Kerala can be availed from major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata, among others. Superfast and express trains such as Rajdhani and Duronto connect the larger junctions, whereas mail and passenger trains are also easily available. Kerala’s railway network runs from Kasargod, a north-western point of the state, to the south-western Thiruvananthapuram.

By Air

By Road

By Train

Kolkata to Kerala
2.0 hours
37.0 hours
37.0 hours
Bangalore to Kerala
1.0 hours
8.0 hours
9.0 hours
New Delhi to Kerala
3.0 hours
11.0 hours
42.0 hours
Mumbai to Kerala
3.0 hours
22.0 hours
24.0 hours

Attraction of Kerala Tour Packages

Kochi finds a place on every bucket list. The queen of the Arabian Sea brings people from faraway lands to its shores. The city provides a glimpse of the Anglo-Indian connection. The well-maintained remnants from the past, the cafes, architecture, palaces, beaches, backwaters, and the famous fishing nets invoke interest in every kind of traveler. Athirapally waterfalls lie closer to Kochi and a drive through the thick forest is exciting as well.

 

KOCHI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. FORT KOCHI- Fort Kochi is a heritage center in Kochi with a rich history. Throughout centuries, it was under the rule of the Kochi kingdom, Portuguese, Dutch, and the British. The place also gave asylum for Jews, Muslims, and Jains. It hence contains diverse relics that proclaim its prolific past. The historical monuments in Fort Kochi include Mattanchery palace (Dutch Palace), Jew Street, Synagogue, Jain Temple, Santacruz basilica, and so on which makes it a busy tourist attraction in Kochi.
  2. MARINE DRIVE -Marine Drive is a picturesque walkway in the heart of Kochi city. It has developed into a thriving tourist location due to its view of backwater, sunset, and the line of restaurants. Natives and tourists throng the area usually during evenings. The clean long walkway is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of hard labor.
  3. BOLGATTY PALACE - Built by the Dutch in 1744, the Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest Dutch mansions outside Holland. The place was the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar. Later it was leased to the British in 1909. It served as the palace of the British resident of Cochin during British colonial rule.
  4. HILL PALACE - If you are interested in the cultural heritage and architecture of Kerala, the place is sure to enthrall you. The largest archeological museum in Kerala is located in Thrippunithura, about 10 kilometers from Kochi. Built in traditional Kerala architecture in 1865, the palace was the official residence of the Maharaja of Kochi. The palace is now transformed into an Ethno-Archeological museum and the first-ever heritage museum in Kerala.
  5. MUSEUM OF KERALA - Founded in 1986, this is one of the oldest art and history museums in Kerala. The well-set museum stands as one of the best holiday destinations in Kochi. You will be thrilled to understand the history of Kerala through 36 dioramas, each representing a key historical moment or personality. A light and sound show accompanied by commentaries in Malayalam and English greets the visitors to the museum.
  6. KERALA FOLKLORE MUSEUM - If you love the traditional architecture and heritage of Kerala you should visit the Kerala Folklore Museum. The place has developed into a tourist attraction in Kochi due to its great art collection. There are more than 6000 exhibits here that will blow you away. The unique museum is the best place to learn about traditional Kerala arts, woodworks, and ancient carpentry. Entry Fee: Rs.100/- for Adults and Rs.50/- for Students.
  7. WONDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK -One of the best amusement parks in India, Wonderla, is located just 12 kilometers from the Kochi city center. It is a major tourist location in Kochi, luring families from different parts of India. Spreading over 30 acres of land, the amusement park has more than 50 exciting rides. If you have children, they would be thrilled at the prospect of spending a whole day in this wonderland.
  8. KOCHI BACKWATERS - The backwater tourism of Kochi is second only to Kumarakom house boating. Renowned as the ‘Queen of Arabian sea', the beautiful land contains serene lakes ideal for cruising. The lush green shores, Chinese fishing nets, and view of local village life reserve it the first spot in every Kochi tourism package. You will feel re-energized after a one-day cruise through the placid backwater, with the cool breeze blowing in your face. You may also get to see some varieties of migratory birds resting or peacefully soaring through the blue sky.

Munnar is a natural beauty in all its glory. The panorama of cloud-kissed mountain peaks, mist-covered valleys; green carpets like tea plantations, and rich wildlife make this hill station a destination that cannot be missed! A drive through Munnar provides you with exceptional experiences. Travel lovers glorify the climate, landscape, wildlife spotting, waterfalls, and greenery of this hill-town. Silent Valley, Devikulam, Pazhathottam, Kanthalloor, Top station- Vattavada, Chinnar, Mattupetty, Eravikulam, Chinnar, Marayoor are the major sightseeing spots in Munnar. Endangered species- Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji which blooms once in 12 years are major specialties of Munnar.

MUNNAR ATTRACTIONS:

  1. MATTUPETTY DAM - Mattupetty, otherwise called the ‘cattle village', is ranked top among Munnar places to visit.  The dam and its premises are known for their sightseeing opportunity.  The elephant herds coming down to drink water is a sight that interests sightseers. Apart from elephants, the premise is also famous for other species of wild animals, birds, and butterflies. The dam is also famous for the Indo Swiss farm project or Livestock project which was launched in the year 1963. The farm and the view of the cattle grazing around is a beautiful sight for tourists.  The major attraction of the dam is the still water which has a beautiful reflection of the landscape around it. The spot is ideal to engage in activities like trekking, boating, and more.
  2. ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK - Eravikulam National Park, the first national park of Kerala is famous for its endangered species Nilgiri Tahr and butterflies.  A must-visit Munnar sightseeing, the park is also famous for Neela Kurunji which blooms once every 12 years, and Anamudi peak, the highest peak in South India. A heritage site, the park is beautified with plateaus, green lands, mountain peaks, streams, and waterfalls. Also, the park is separated into three regions; the core area, the buffer area, and the tourism area,
  3. TATA TEA MUSEUM -Munnar is blessed with plenty of best places and the Tata Tea Museum is one of the must-visit Munnar attractions.  The plantations and the museum display the milestones of Munnar's history in tea plantations. The different stages of tea processing and the types of machinery used in the tea powder-making procedure can be seen here. In the history of Munnar places to visit and Munnar tourist places, the tea museum holds a prominent place. Visiting this museum is a great experience for those who are interested to explore the culture and history of places. The tea beds look like a green carpet spread over the valley
  4. MUNNAR TOP STATION - The Munnar Top Station, the highest peak located on the Munnar – Kodaikanal road provides a magnifying view of the Western Ghats and Theni Valley. Among other Munnar attractions, Top station is the only destination that overlooks the entire Munnar Township. The magnificent view of the green valleys and cloud-kissed mountain peaks is a beauty one cannot be missed.
  5. VATTAVADA - An unexplored and hidden gem of Munnar known for its topography and climate, Vattavada is home to lands, animals, and birds. Those who are keen on exploring the culture and nature will love their visit to Vattavada. Traveling is going to be a splendid experience to and through this landscape. It has beautiful woods, climate, wildlife, vegetation, and more. Vattavada is famous for strawberry wine and jam made from the berries freshly picked from the farm.
  6. CHOKRAMUDI -Chokramudi, one of the Munnar best places gifts you with a stunning panorama of the astonishing landscapes of this region. You can go on a trekking with your friends or family to this beautiful hill station to enjoy the view of rocky hill slopes on one side and ever charming Shola forests on the other end.  This Munnar sightseeing offers you a wonderful view of ‘Anamudi peak', the highest peak in India, and the architectural brilliant Idukki Dam, the highest arch dams in Asia.
  7. CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY -Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary is a famous Munnar attraction. It is situated in the eastern region of the Southern Western Ghats. The sanctuary shares its borders with Eravikulam National park and Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary. One of the best places in Munnar, the 90 km long sanctuary is known for its ecology, geography, and culture. Famous as one among the twelve restricted areas in Kerala, Chinnar is a haven for wildlife and a perfect destination for trekking.
  8. MUNNAR ECHO POINT - Munnar places to visit are known for their beauty and charm but the Echo point is known for its natural phenomenon. Located at a height of 600ft and above the Echo point is a perfect spot to go for a stroll enjoying the soothing climate and screaming out to listen to the echo that invokes the child in you. The Echo point also provides a view of panoramic tea gardens, clouds, and misty mountain peaks. Among the other Munnar tourist places, the Echo point is distinguished by the presence of Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthiana) flowers, boating, chirping of birds, mist, and more.
  9. MARAYOOR -Marayoor is known for its naturally grown sandalwood plantation. The smell of sandalwood and jaggery otherwise famous as Marayoor Sarkara made from sugarcane makes this place distinguished from other sightseeing places. This beautiful landscape is situated 40Kms away from Munnar. Muniyaras or dolmens are a major attraction of Marayoor which asserts the existence of prehistoric men in these regions.
  10. LIFE OF PI CHURCH -Named after the Hollywood blockbuster, “Life of Pi”, the Mount Carmel Church in Munnar is the first-ever Catholic church in the high ranges. The church was founded in the year 1898 by Father Alphonse who belongs to the Spanish Missionary.  The church stands tall amidst the mist-covered and cloud-kissed Munnar hills. The ambiance and the positive aura of the church are astonishing. The view of Munnar from the church is beautiful

Thekkady Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is a great way to enjoy a jungle vacation.

Periyar National Park, being a major attraction, is one place where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam, hiking, and in the midst of the wilderness, shopping! Popular for its good eating joints, you can also enjoy its vast stretches of spice gardens and various adventure sports. You can also enjoy a night trek in the wilderness of Periyar. The early morning ride in the boat within the sanctuary is an extremely awesome experience and you might be able to spot wild elephants, bison, wild boars, various kinds of birds, etc.

THEKKADY ATTRACTIONS: 

  1. PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK -Periyar National park may be the first location that comes up on your search for the best places to visit in Thekkady. The dense evergreen forest of Periyar National Park with its deciduous trees and lush green flora can enchant anyone. The preserved area devoid of human intervention pulsates with the innate beauty of nature. You will be thrilled when you see the wildlife filled with elephants, deers, Nilgiri langurs, and sambar living peacefully in their natural habitat. The exciting safari gets you very close to their unperturbed life in the wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady.
  2. PERIYAR LAKE -Though Periyar National Park is the major tourist attraction of Thekkady, the lake ride through Periyar Lake is so exotic to the point that it almost eclipses the fame of the wildlife sanctuary. The boat cruise through the placid backwater of Thekkady provides a unique perspective of the wildlife. It is usually the children who enjoy the fun-filled ride more than their parents. Nevertheless, if you have a taste for bird watching, you can find rare species like Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon resting peacefully on the logs standing alone in the lake
  3. KUMILY - At a distance of 4 km from Thekkady, Kumily stands as a typical Kerala village famous for its hospitality. The tranquil countrysides of the region can calm your nerves and blot away all your worries.  It is a cheerful experience to take a ride through the winding road in between the densely growing green vegetation and small hills.
  4. MANGALA DEVI TEMPLE - Deep in the forest of Periyar National Park rests an unlikely surprise for the tourists, a historic temple of Mangala Devi Kannagi. Believed to be erected by the ancient Tamilakam king Cheran Chenguttuvan nearly 2000 years before in remembrance of the legendary character Kannagi, the temple is an amusing monument for history lovers.
  5. PANDIKUZHI - Located just 5 kilometers away from Thekkady, Pandikuzhi is an exotic location that will impress you with its green hills, rich vegetation, and chilling streams. For those trapped in the hustle of city life, the breathtaking landscapes and captivating environment of the place is a great getaway. The serene atmosphere of this tourist spot in Thekkady is sure to reenergize anyone who enjoys getting connected with the environment.
  6. CHELLARCOVIL VIEWPOINT - Chellarkovil is one of the most gorgeous viewpoints in Thekkady. Anyone who has been to the place will never forget the serene sunset.  The green foliage of the valley assumes a golden glow when the last rays of sunshine on them. Combined with the music of a distant waterfall that overlaps with the orchestra of chirping birds returning to their nests, the sunset creates a heavenly feeling.
  7. VANDANMEDU -Vandanmedu offers a unique opportunity to learn the commercial processing of one of the most expensive spices in the world; cardamom. Tourists can also buy and relish high-quality cardamom at a reasonable price. Those who enjoy the aroma of the spice will find it difficult to get out of the place as the incessant cool breeze is impregnated with it. The busy tourist spot in Thekkady also showcases some old buildings constructed around the early 20th century. The post office, known locally as the Anchal office is one of the kind.

Alappuzha is the favorite Kerala honeymoon destination.  A network of lakes, lagoons, and freshwater rivers, Alappuzha is also referred to as "the rice bowl of Kerala” and the "Venice of the East." Alappuzha is the most fascinating holiday spot to slow down, unwind, and relax. Though famous as a Kerala honeymoon destination, Alappuzha interests travelers of all kinds. The main specialties of Alappuzha include houseboat cruising, sightseeing, exploring beaches, ayurvedic spa, and delicious food is the main specialties of Alappuzha.

ALLEPPEY ATTRACTIONS:

  1. ALLEPPEY HOUSEBOAT – Alleppey is a nature blessed land. The specialty of this landscape is its waterways that intersect with the lagoons, lake, and sea.  Cruising through Vembanad Lake is going to be a special experience because one feels closer to nature. There are plenty of houseboats available, from smaller ones to bigger ones. So depending upon the number, the size of the boat can be fixed. All the houseboats are luxurious and cozy, giving the sightseers a royal experience. Travelers have the freedom to choose the timing of the cruising- Day or night. Spending a whole night in the houseboat is an exceptional experience. The houseboats look like a hotel suite. Holidayers will feel excited about the way they enjoy sightseeing, which is different from the usual Alappuzha sightseeing experience.
  2. ALLEPPEY BEACH -Alleppey beach is famously known as Alappuzha Beach is a favorite getaway of tourists and locals. The main attraction of the beach is the pier which leads to the sea. The pier was constructed 150 years back and watching the evening sky from here is an experience beyond words could explain. The beach is known for various festivals including the Sand Art festival, Alappuzha Beach Festival, and more. Also, the beach attracts people with local stores, parks, and other beach activities.
  3. NEHRU TROPHY BOAT RACE - The Nehru Trophy boat race famous as "Vallamkali" is an exhilarating event held every year as part of the Onam Celebration.  It has also taken Alappuzha tourism to the next level. The boat race is famous on an international level and people float to Alappuzha during this period.  During the festival, a boat similar to a canoe which is 100-120 feet long exhibits movements like serpentine in the water. Based on this name, the boat race has gained the name of the snake boat race. It is said that once Nehru came for the boat race and the boat he got into won first prize, and since then the race is named the Nehru Trophy boat race.
  4. KRISHNAPURAM PALACE -In and around, Alappuzha tour places have many interesting places to visit. Krishnapuram Palace in Kayamkulam is a fine example of art, architecture, and glamour. The palace is 47 km away from Alappuzha and should be included in Alappuzha sightseeing.  The palace is a true beauty built by the renowned Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the Travancore King. The palace is built in the Kerala style and is decorated with mural paintings. The roof, corridors, and windows display the style of Kerala's traditional construction style. Presently the palace is looked after by the Archaeological Department of Kerala and it has plenty of attractions maintained from the past.
  5. KUTTANAD - Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala is bliss. This beautiful landscape is one of the most attractive among Alappuzha tour places. The extensively spread green paddy fields are beautiful and are spellbinding to watch during sunrise and sunset. The sun kisses the paddy crops and reflects offering the photographers a magical frame. Kuttanad is set on the backdrop of backwaters, lagoons, and scenic outskirts. The main attraction of this place is the farming which is carried on 2mts below sea level also the waterways lies above land level, a rare feature to watch. Animal farming is another attraction of Kuttanad and there is plenty of ducks swimming through the water, a wonderful experience for photographers.
  6. CHAVARA BHAVAN -The house of blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara is a major attraction among Alappuzha Sightseeing.  One can reach this blessed shrine only by boat. The ancestral home of blessed Kuriakose Chavara and a chapel are the attractions of this place.
  7. MANNARASALA SREE NAGARAJA TEMPLE -Alappuzha sightseeing is not all about tourist locations but divine sites as well. Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is one of the blessed shrines renowned internationally. The temple located 32km away from Alappuzha is dedicated to Nagaraja, the serpent God. The head of the temple is a priestess who belongs to the Brahmin family. Devotees also seek blessings from Sarpa Yakshi and Naga Yakshi, who serve the Nagaraja. The belief is that the Nagaraja is blessed with the presence of Lord Vishnu and Shiva.
  8. PATHIRAMANAL ISLAND - Pathiramanal or the ‘Sands of Night' is a pretty little island in the Alappuzha district.  The island also recognized as the Anantha Padmanabhan Thoppu can be reached only by boat. The island accessible from Kumarakom as well as Muhamma offers a captivating view of nature. A houseboat cruise sighting the mesmerizing beauty of Pathiramanal is a rare experience. The island is blessed with the presence of a wide range of species including migratory birds, animals, and plants. Pathiramanal visit takes Alappuzha sightseeing, an unforgettable experience. During an overnight stay,
  9. KARUMADI -Karumadi is a beautiful village located near Ambalapuzha. This village is named after the black granite idol of Lord Buddha- KarumadiKuttan. This 9th-century statue is in a sitting position and is almost 3ft tall.  A major attraction of the idol is that the left hand is missing. When the Dalai Lama came to Kerala in 1965, he visited Karumadi. This place is known for its serenity attracts tourists and history- buffs. A village named after the idol, Karumadi is equally blessed by nature. A walk through the village provides an insight into the local life and culture of people.
  10. AMBALAPPUZHA -Ambalappuzha is famous for its temple and PaalPayasam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the offering, the yummy sweet milk porridge otherwise- Paal Payasam. The temple is 14kms away from Alappuzha and is renowned for its fascinating paintings that display Dasavatharam, ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The temple is also famous for Ottanthullal performed by Kunjan Nambiar who criticized the socio-political situations of Kerala.  The architectural style of the temple is renowned by art lovers around the globe.

Kumarakom:Located at a distance of 16km from Kottayam in Kerala and located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

Known for paddy fields, fishing, a network of backwaters, delicious local cuisine, traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) houseboats, and luxury and budget resorts. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Take a two-hour canoeing trip during the sunrise or sunset to experience the beauty of this place. Kumarkom is the first destination to implement responsible tourism.

KUMARAKOM ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, also popularly known as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary, is a breathtaking and beautiful bird sanctuary that is located at Kumarakom in the Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kerala Backwaters, this bird sanctuary is a favorite destination for many native as well as migratory birds, which makes the place a dreamland full of ecstasy and delight for bird watchers and nature lovers.
  2. Kumarakom Backwaters -The Backwaters of Kumarakom, formed by the beautiful Vembanad Lake, are located about 17 kilometers from Kottayam in God's Own Country, the South Indian state of Kerala. Vembanad Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the state and is known worldwide for its famous backwater tourism. The Backwaters of Kumarakom offer a picturesque location that proves to be a perfect backwater destination for travelers who are persistently searching for one.
  3. Bay Island Driftwood Museum - Founded by Raji Punnoose, a schoolteacher in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay Island Driftwood Museum is famous for its innovative modern art techniques deployed to design various kinds of root and tree-trunk sculptures.

Other sculptures made of driftwood comprising of twisted tree trunks, stumps, roots, etc. are also on display here. She had developed this collection shaped in the form of birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes during her teaching days. 

      4. Fishing in Kumarakom - Fishing is not just a livelihood in Kumarakom but it has also turned out to be an excellent tourist bait. Catering to the newly emerged demand from visitors, travel planners, resorts, and agencies include fishing using traditional methods in their tour packages.

The tourists can have their pick from fishing with nets, angling, and handpicking of clams.              

      5. Angling in Kumarakom - The canals running across the village, as well as the shallow waters of Lake Vembanad, offer great opportunities for angling. With patience and a little bit of skill, you are sure to have a fairly good catch as well as a lot of fun, taking part in a traditional village activity. The traditional angling gear consists of a simple fishing rod, a fishing line, and a hook. The popular bait, earthworms, is found in abundance all around.

       6. Kumarakom Beach- Kumarakom Beach is famous for recreational activities and water sports. The pristine clear waters are apt for swimming. The glimmering sands, gentle waves, several restaurants, and resorts make it a perfect tourist attraction in the city. This is one of the beaches where one can find delicious seafood.

Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music, and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for its Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.

Varkala has some of the best pristine beaches, hills, lakes, forts, lighthouses, natural fisheries, and springs - all of this together makes this town a little paradise. You will also find a lot of shops with signboards in Hebrew selling Yoga mats, oxidized silver jewelry, and harem pants made of cotton. Ayurvedic spas, affordable resorts, hostels, clean beaches make it a must-visit city of Kerala.

VARKALA ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Water Sports in Varkala - Varkala is a beautiful coastal town in the Thiruvananthapuram district. It lies in the southern part of Kerala. It is the only place in Kerala where the hills come close to the sea. The uniqueness of the place is the merging of cliffs with the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is a popular beach where you can enjoy various water sports activities such as para-sailing and paragliding.
  2. Varkala Beach – Set amid a beautiful setting about 10 km away from the calm and quiet hamlet of Varkala in Kerala, Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasam Beach, is a beautiful stretch of sand renowned for its solitude unlike other commercial beaches of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The backdrop Arabian Sea against the cliffs of Kerala is a unique one since these sedimentary formation peaks are not found anywhere in the otherwise flat coastline of Kerala.

The beach itself is divided into two parts, the southern area of the beach lying at the end of the road leading from Janardhana Swamy Temple regarded as sacred by Hindus. However, if you are a tourist, the north part of the beach right at the bottom of the cliff is worth going renowned for its natural mineral spring.

     3. Edava Beach, - Untouched and unspoiled by tourist activities, the Edava beaches are the virgin stretches circling a blue lagoon where sea and backwaters run parallel divided by a more-than-one km of straight road. There is also an estuary that connects the sea with the backwaters here.

      4. Thiruvambadi Beach-Lying 1 km off Thiruvamdabi road, this black sand beach adjacent to the North cliff is an ideal picnic spot amidst lush coconut groves to relax and unwind.

      5. Anjengo Fort -Anjengo Fort, situated 12 km off Varkala at Anjengo, is believed to have been built in the 17th century. Presently the fort is protected by the National Heritage monuments.

       6. Sivagiri Mutt - Located at Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is one of the popular ashrams of Shri Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt. This ashram celebrates Guru Deva Jayanti (in August) and the Guru Deva Samadhi (in September) every year. Janardhana Swami Temple and Varkala Beach are some nearby attractions that one should never miss during their visit to Sivagiri Mutt. Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), a saint, social reformer, philosopher, and leader of the Ezhava community, made Varkala his headquarters. Sivagiri mutt, instituted by Sree Narayana Guru, is another major pilgrim center here. The 'Sivagiri Pilgrimage' is usually conducted between 30th December and 1st January every year. Even decades after the Guru breathed his last breath here in 1928; his Samadhi (resting place) continues to be thronged by thousands of pilgrims. The Sivagiri Mutt is also the headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Sangham, a religious organization established by the Guru to propagate his concept of 'One Caste, One Religion, and One God'.

Poovar is a small rustic town situated 27 km from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoiled, unexplored golden sand beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala.

Also known as a fishing village, the tranquil Poovar Island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. Hiring a boat, (especially during the sunset) that will take you through the mangrove forest of backwaters is a must-do activity. The boat ride costs around INR 3000- INR 4000. The town has some beautiful resorts and hotels that are known for the hospitality they offer.

Poovar beach is secluded and is only accessible by boat. Swimming is allowed here throughout the year except for the monsoon months


POOVER ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Poovar Beach: A stunning beach with golden sand and gentle breeze nestled between the gorgeous River Neyyar and the Arabian Sea. The swaying coconut palms add to the beauty of this picture-perfect beach which is only accessible via a water taxi alone. Offering perfect environs for relaxing and unwinding, the beach does not indulge in water sports due to the active fishing population.
  2. Thirparappu Falls - Located at a distance of about 55 kilometers from Kanyakumari, the cascading waters of the Tirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolic around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise. Thirparappu Falls are best seen on a day trip from Kanyakumari or as a stopover while you travel between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum.
  3. Vizhinjam, Poovar - Vinzhinjam is a popular fishing village located only 17 km from the city center of Thiruvananthapuram. You can witness a rare and curious sight of hundreds of fishing boats lined across the fishing harbor as they cruise in perfect harmony without colliding with each other! Its geographical setting makes it a natural port and quite an important one. Other than its political and economic significance, Vinzhinjam is a very popular tourist attraction and one of the favorite getaways of the south. The village is blessed with spectacular scenic beaches that lend a peaceful and tranquil aura to the town. Relaxing on the white sand beaches as you stare into the azure waters is a perfect way to melt away all the tensions and stresses of fast-paced lives.
  4. The Fishing Village - A village lying in the proximity of Poovar is comprised of a fisher's community. The people of this village make their living solely by fishing in a traditional old way.

Their livelihood has completely relied on river and sea including their way of commutation. As tourists, you can witness the rustic ways of their unique lifestyle along with a pinch of traditions of the Kerala coastal area.

     5. Cruises - Amid the crystal clear ripples of water and surrounded by raw nature, make sure you do not miss out on the cruise to the neighboring fishing villages.

The expedition will give you a chance to talk to the fisherman and learn the traditional art of fishing especially the one using the Chinese fishing net. River rafting and other sports activities can also be enjoyed here. However, if you are on a romantic vacation, there couldn’t be a better option than a houseboat.

Kovalam is a dream destination for sightseers. A perfect beach town, known for relaxing and enjoyment, Kovalam attractions comprise three crescent-shaped beaches namely Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, and Hawah Beach. All three beaches are unique and are known for their engaging and exciting activities.

Crowned as the “Paradise of the South“, Kovalam gained popularity during the hippie times and even today holds the title of must-visit tourist spot in India. Photographers go crazy about this place as the land, sea, and sky come in one frame, a magnificent view!


KOVALAM ATTRACTIONS:

  1. VIZHINJAM MARINE AQUARIUM: Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Kovalam. The place lies closer to Kovalam and is one of the fishing harbors which are busy throughout the day. The aquarium is officially named Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium and is home to many rare marine animals including squirrelfish, moon wrasse, and many ornamental fishes that attract sightseers.

 

  1. HALCYON CASTLE: Halcyon Castle often called the Kovalam Palace is one of the top-most Kovalam tourist attractions. The palace constructed in the typical Kerala architectural style was a summer resort of the then ruler M.R. Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran. In 1964, the Government of Kerala took over the palace and the palace was converted into a luxurious hotel. People who are aware of the historical relevance choose this heritage site to stay.
  2. LIGHTHOUSE BEACH: Kovalam beach attractions are priceless. One of the top-most Kovalam sightseeing places is the lighthouse beach. This white sand beach is the largest beach when compared with the Samudra beach and the Light House beach. The main attraction of this beach is the 30-meter high Lighthouse which has an observation platform that offers the sight of Poovar Island and Beemapally Mosque.
  3. VALIYATHURA PIER-Valiyathura Pier is a prominent Kovalam sightseeing place. It is one of the best places to watch the sunset. The pier is 50 years old that offers a wonderful view of Shanghumugham and Kovalam.  People enjoy visiting the pier during the evening and choose to relax under the shades of the pier.
  4. VELLAYANI LAKE -Vellayani Lake is one of the popular Kovalam tourist attractions. This is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram. It is situated 7km away from the town and attracts local and international tourists alike. Boating is an interesting activity of Vellayani. From Kovalam, tourists can hop onto the country boats and enjoy an exciting ride to the Lake.
  5. EDAKALLU -Edakallu is an interesting spot among Kovalam sightseeing places. This romantic destination is situated between the Light House beach and Eve’s beach, creating a romantic ambiance. The sunset view from this place is eyeful. When it is time for sunset, sightseers can take a stroll through the beach enjoying the color changes in the sky and the grandeur of the setting sun. The calm and peaceful backdrop sends a positive vibe that lifts the spirits.

Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala is an amazing place to relax and feel rejuvenated. This city is known for its perfect amalgamation of rural life and contemporary lifestyle and also the places for sight-seeing and relaxation are plenty.  Vacationers love scenic beaches, historical prominence, and hill stations, no wonder Thiruvananthapuram is the most sought-after tourist attraction of the state!

The attractions of Thiruvananthapuram include Ponmudi, Kovalam, Shanghumugham Beach, Aruvi Waterfalls, Akkulam Tourist Village, Veli Tourist Village, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, etc... 

TRIVANDRUM ATTRACTIONS: 

  1. PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE - Padmanabha Swamy Temple is one of the prominent Thiruvananthapuram attractions. The temple has gained popularity for its grandiosity and history. Artists and believers love visiting this temple which is a perfect example of Kerala and Dravidian architecture styles. The mural paintings and the stone carvings of the temple are interesting for art lovers. Situated in the heart of the city, the temple is top listed among Thiruvananthapuram's local attractions.
  2. PONMUDI - Ponmudi or the Golden Peak is one of the topmost Thiruvananthapuram attractions. The peak is located 915 meters above sea level. Enrooted Ponmudi situates Meenmutty waterfalls which help sightseers engross themselves in the solitude of nature. The Ponmudi peak is known for the presence of wildlife animals especially Nilgiri tahr. Between the months of August-February, the peak and the route is mist-covered, a visual treat for beauty seekers.
  3. KUTHIRAMALIKA PALACE MUSEUM -Kuthiramalika Palace Museum is one of the most famous Thiruvananthapuram tourist attractions. The palace is constructed by the famous poet, ruler, musician, and reformer Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma. The museum lies closer to the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple and has amazing collections of Thiruvananthapuram rulers. The main attraction of the palace is the 22 wooden horses that greet the visitors of the Kuthiramalika.
  4. AGASTHYARKOO DAM - Well-known for its exceptional beauty, Agasthyakoodam is the second highest peak and is a part of the Sahyadri mountain range. Situated at 1890mtrs above sea level, this region is known for the presence of wildlife, rare medicinal plants, and birds. In 2016, UNESCO added Agashtyamala to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Bonacaud and Neyyar are part of Agasthyakoodam and are known for their tranquillity. Trekking is one of the major attractions of Agasthyakoodam.
  5. VELI TOURIST VILLAGE - Veli is Thiruvananthapuram's most celebrated picnic spot. The beauty of Veli is the estuary where the Veli Lakes merges with the Arabian Sea. Converted as a tourist village, Veli is known for activities including boating, horse rides, games, etc. Veli sightseeing is beyond what words could explain. Vacationers love to explore the beautiful garden, a children’s park, a floating restaurant, and recreational facilities. The floating restaurants are also an attraction of Veli where authentic Kerala snacks and foods are served. Veli's visit is an amazing opportunity to explore and immerse in the beauty of Thiruvananthapuram's local attractions.

A trip to Kerala is incomplete without a visit to the Wayanad. Bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Wayanad is a strikingly beautiful town set on the backdrop of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This nature-blessed land is like a painting that opens a beautiful canvas in front of you. Wayanad rests on the lap of Western Ghats crowned with mountains, green woods, wild animals, waterfalls, and more.

 

WAYANAD ATTRACTIONS: 

  1. EDAKKAL CAVES - Wayanad’s best places are not only known for their natural beauty but also for their historical prominence as well. One such Wayanad destination is Edakkal caves. This is one place that provides an insight into the lives of Stone Age men. In history, Edakkal caves hold a prominent place by providing historians an insight into the lifestyle of our ancestors. The caves are situated on Ambukuthi hills and trekking to the caves is a great experience.
  2. MUTHANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - A drive to Muthanga is one of the most celebrated Wayanad destinations. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary shares its border with Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve, Mudumalai, and Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park.  A major part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1973. Among Wayanad things to do, a drive-through Muthanga Forest comes first and foremost.  The region is the perfect spot to explore wildlife as well as the tribal lifestyle.
  3. PAKSHIPATHALAM - Pakshipathalam is one of the most treasured trekking routes in Kerala. The thick forests, rivers, and hills attract nature lovers and ornithologists to this bird’s abode. It will take almost 3hours to trek through this landscape. The sanctuary is situated at a height of 1740 mt in the Brahmagiri mountain region. The thick forest is home to birds and a wide range of animals that evoke excitement and thrill. Since camping is impossible within the forest, trekkers have to return from the forest before getting dark.
  4. BANASURA SAGAR DAM - Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest earthen dam in India is located at the base of Banasura mountain regions, the third biggest hilltop of Western Ghats. The dam is built over the Karamanathodu River, a confluent of the Kabini River. The dam was built to support the hydroelectric power project of the Kakkayam region. Today the dam is one of Wayanad’s best places and is a favorite tourist destination too.
  5.  JAIN TEMPLE - Jain Temple at Sultan Bathery is assumed to have been constructed in the 13th century AD. The temple is situated in the heart of Bathery town and confirms the presence of Jainism in the region during ancient times. This heritage was taken over by Tipu Sultan to hide during the war period.  At present, the Archaeological Survey of India looks after the monument considering its historical prominence. The temple built in the Vijayanagar style of construction is attractive with the huge granite pillars with carvings.
  6. THIRUNELLI TEMPLE - Thirunelli Temple is set on the backdrop of the charming Brahmagiri mountain region and is on the ancient temples devoted to Lord Vishnu. The temple is also known as Sahyamala Kshetram and is surrounded by forests and mist-covered hills. The Kashi of South, Thirunelli temple is the only temple where devotees can carry out rituals that relate from birth, death, and life after death. The Papanasini River lies closer to the temple. A walk to the river is tedious but memorable. The majority of the visitors are devotees who come to perform ancestral ceremonies.
  7. KURUVA ISLAND - Kuruva Island is a paradise situated in the heart of the Kabini River. The island is amazing with a diverse variety of flora and fauna. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the island is known for its fresh and unpolluted air. The island is blessed with exceptional trees, plants, and water, also a wide range of plants, birds, and animals as well. The enthralling charm of the island makes this place a favorite tourist spot to experience solitude and tranquillity.  This Wayanad tourist attraction is accessible by a raft or fiberglass bottle and in a 10 minutes ride, you will arrive at the most exotic destinations in the world- Pristine, fresh and captivating
  8. MEENMUTTY WATERFALLS -Meenmutty waterfalls are a fascination for their picturesque beauty. The waterfall is located near Kalpetta. This waterfall offers a spectacular view and an unforgettable drive through the woods.  Those who have a fascination for trekking will love this place for its wilderness. A visit to the waterfalls takes its visitors to a place of tranquillity and solitude. The lullaby of this silver line amidst the greenwoods is a spectacular view.
  9. POOKOT LAKE - Pookot Lake, a natural freshwater lake is a prominent tourist attraction in Wayanad. The bumpy roads to the Lake give an off-road drive experience.  River Kabani is one of the main tributaries of the Lake. The aquarium with a number of different types of fish is another attraction of the Lake. The lake is also known for activities and attractions like boating, park, spice, and handicrafts emporium as well.  Because of the amazing climate and scenic beauty, the lake and its premises set a peaceful and breathtaking vacation mode for its visitors.
  10. THE THOLPETTY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - The Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most attractive ranges of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. A drive through this region is very engaging and explorative. The air is fresh and the wind is cool, you will spot wildlife in abundance! The forest department arranges wildlife safari into the deep forest which will last for around 2-4 hours. Safari is a good way to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. The best part about the safari is you will get a guide who will know the nook and corner of the forest. He will explain to you about wildlife, plants and their lifestyle.

Bordered by the three seas - Arabian, Indian, and the Bay of Bengal; Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. A small coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari was earlier known as Cape Comorin. The town is a mountainous terrain amid three seas, with elevated patches of hills, coconut trees, and lined with paddy fields. Kanyakumari is also the only place in India where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach.

The town is not only popular for its unique phenomenon but also its beaches, temples, iconic monuments that attract a huge number of tourists throughout the year. The Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Statue of the Poet Thiruvalluvar, the Palace, the Vattakottai Fort, and the Gandhi Memorial Padmanabha Puram are a few of the most important sites in Kanyakumari. 

KANYAKUMARI ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Thirparappu Falls - Located at a distance of about 55 kilometers from Kanyakumari, The cascading waters of the Thirparappu Falls make up for an enchanting sight. This waterfall is a manmade one and falls from a height of 50 feet. The water collects in a quaint pool below which is an ideal place to frolic around, especially for children. The falls are surrounded by thick green foliage and indigenous fauna, which make it a nature lover's paradise.

These falls are a unique combination of streams that flow together to form a magnificent waterfall. The containment below is no less than a top-tier water park and is perfectly safe too. The entrance of this destination has a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is highly revered by the locals.

     2. Vivekananda Rock - The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located on a small island off Kanyakumari. It has the picturesque Indian Ocean in its backdrop and hence serves as a peaceful and serene destination for visitors from all across the globe. It is situated on one of the two adjacent rocks projecting out of the Lakshadweep Sea and comprises the 'Shripada Mandapam' and the 'Vivekananda Mandapam'. The ferry ride up to these rock islands is a thrilling journey and hence attracts a lot of nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

This statue depicts the spectacular architecture and was built in the year 1970 and has been a major tourist attraction ever since. The island on which the statue is located is said to have been the site where Vivekananda attained enlightenment. The Shripada Mandapam has a study hall and a museum, where you can explore Vivekananda's life and work in depth. 

    3. Thanumalayan Temple -Situated in Suchindram, Thanumalay temple is also known as Sthanumalayan Kovil is the sacred shrine dedicated to Trimuthis (Bramha, Vishnu, and Shiva). The beautiful temple was renovated in the 17th century, and its inscriptions date back to the 9th century.

This beautiful temple represents great architectural magnificence. One of the major highlights of this temple is the four musical pillars carved out of a single stone placed in the alankara mandapam area. These musical pillars emit a variety of musical notes when struck with a thumb. Another striking aspect of the Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple is that it depicts both Shaivite and Vaishnavite sections of Hinduism.

      4. Thiruvalluvar Statue - Dedicated to the accomplished philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar, this beautiful statue finds itself on a small island near Kanyakumari. Thiruvalluvar was the author of a legendary work in the world of Literature, Tirukkural, and the classic Tamil text. In his devotion, the work for the statue started in 1990 and continued till 1999, during the year in which the figure finally got completed.

       5. Padmanabhapuram Palace- Padmanabhapuram Palace in Tamil Nadu is one of the most exquisite palaces of India that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country that has been around for many centuries aptly. This was the capital city of the erstwhile Travancore Empire and has been a true standing symbol of the region's history.  Believed to have been built in the 16th century, the Padmanabhapuram Palace is home to many unique antiques and artifacts. What is worth noting about this palace is the fact that Padmanabhapuram Palace is made entirely from wood and no other material. 

In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according to the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.

Onam - The national festival of Kerala celebrated the coming of King Mahabali. This festival falls in August-September and has a wonderful story attached to it. Onam is a very important festival for the people of Kerala and has been celebrated in a grand manner every year. The houses are decorated with florals for ten days before the actual day. On the day of Onam, presents are exchanged; relatives meet each other no matter how far and sit together to feast on Plantain leaves.

Vishu - There is not much to be said about Vishu but it is the second most important festival of Kerala as it marks the New year which normally falls on the 14th, 15th, or 16th of April. This day determines how the rest of the year is going to be for the Malayalis. It is believed that the whole year depends on the first thing that the person sees on the morning of the Vishu and it has to be an auspicious article. So, the people prepare a Kani to see the next day. The main attractions of this festival are the first gift that the elders give to the young ones, shopping and of course, most importantly what the kids enjoy the most- Fireworks!.

Thiruvathira Pooram- This festival is one of the most famous temple festivals of Kerala. It is celebrated in Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur. People sit on huge elephants that are fully dressed for the occasion outside the temple. It requires a continuous dedication of 3 days which is almost 36 hours in which time people do their traditional pujas, decorations, and ens the beautiful festival with breathtaking fireworks. Thrissur Pooram is celebrated mainly to worship Lord Shiva and has a lot of color and music.

Theyyam Festival - What is Theyyam Festival? The painted, masked faces you saw when you were little dancing to beautiful rhythms, Theyyam is just that. This festival is almost 800 years old and has people coming from all over India to perform their dances while dressed up as Deities.
The performers go through 3 main stages being:
1st stage: This is when all the dancers cover themselves with colors, flowers, and masks;
2nd stage: This involves self-torture and
3rd stage: This is the most important one of all and it is all about dancing to a rhythm. This festival is celebrated on a large scale and people have so much fun that it takes them to a whole new level of pleasure.

Attukal Pangala –This is celebrated on the ninth day of the ten long days of the actual festival in the month of February- March, only women are allowed to participate in this festival. The sweet dish called ‘Pongala’ is prepared by the women in the morning and is ready by noon for the offering. This dish is made from boiled rice, jaggery, and coconut. Pongala is then offered to the Attukal Devi and is blessed by the holy priest and taken back by the women to the house to consume the blessed food. Attukal Devi is said to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva. This is one festival, where people celebrate it without remembering their religion, caste, or color.

Makaravilakku - Makaravilakku is an annual festival that is celebrated in Sabrimala temple on the occasion of Makar Sakranti on 14th January each year. A procession of people, dressed up in sacred attire, carries ornaments of Ayappan that are called Thiruvabharanam.

The Arattu at Trivandrum - The Arattu (holy bath) of Lord Padmanabhan is held in Padmanabaswamy temple during the Painkuni Festival. It is one of the important rituals held as part of the festival, and the uniqueness of this festival is that the head of the Travancore royal family still escorts the idols in his traditional attire during the procession to the Shanghumugham beach.

Ambalapuzha Arattu -Held at the Sree Krishnaswamy Temple at Alapuzha, the Ambalapuzha Arattu festival is celebrated enshrining Ambalapuzha Unnikannan. It is a ten-day festival where the Arattu is conducted on the final day called the Thiruvonam Nakshatram. Built somewhere between the 15th and 17th centuries by the ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran; the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

The Aranmula Uthrattathi - The Aranmula boat race is a century-old boat race that’s celebrated on the occasion of Aranmula Uthrattathi. The snake boats move in pairs with an excited crowd cheering on the banks of the river Pampa. As per the legends, the boat carrying offerings to the temple Aranmula Parthasarathy was attacked by enemies, and neighboring people sent their snake boats to protect it. Which is now a snake boat race celebrated during the festival.

Adoor Gajamela- It is all in the name. Gaja in Sanskrit means elephant and mela are fair. Kerala is a place that revers elephants, hence any of the temple festivals you visit, you’re sure to witness elephants. Adoor Gajamela is a ten-day-long festival held in the Parthasarathy Temple that’s dedicated to Lord Krishna. The festivities include Ashtamirohini, the birthday anniversary of Lord Krishna, Parichamuttukali – a martial art, Velakali – a symbolic dance of ancient warfare, Mayooranritham – a form of peacock dance, and a significant number of cultural programs as a highlight.

Nelliyampathy Jungle Safari - Nelliyampathy is a beautiful hill station near Sahyadri hills in Palakkad. When you go on a jeep safari, you can go trekking and camping as well. It depends on what kind of tour package you choose. Nelliyampathy Jungle Safari would let you up, close and personal with the exotic flora and fauna. On a jungle camping safari, you need to spend only as low as Rs. 2000. The park timings are from 7 am to 7 pm on all days, including Sundays and public holidays. Night Safari at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Munnar Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush greenery and a sizeable population of exotic birds and animals. A night safari along the terrain in the night is an incredible experience, thanks to the diverse ethnic system and rich cultural heritage that you can observe along the way to Chinnar. Chinnar is located along with the shadowy areas of the eastern side of the Western Ghats.

Jungle Safari in Gavi - Gavi is slowly becoming well-known to the outside world and the wildlife sanctuary offered in Gavi exhibits an excellent habitat of many animals and birds. Apart from jeep safari, you can also indulge in outdoor camping, canoeing, birding, elephant safaris, night safaris, and wildlife watching.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary - The inner sanctum sanctorum of Parambikulam is open to wildlife enthusiasts all throughout the year. Depending on your inclination, you can choose a stay package. If you want to stay in a treetop hut to feel nature in its best form, so be it. The jungle safari at Parambikulam would take around 3–4 hours accompanied by a naturalist so you can spot the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Thekkady — Periyar Tiger Reserve - Spot wildlife profusion at Periyar Tiger Reserve and enjoy plenty of opportunities to spot various kinds of flora. Thekkady — Periyar Tiger Reserve is located in the Idukki district and is one of the 27 tiger reserves in the country. The rich diversity of the reserve provides for veritable visitor satisfaction. The sanctuary is best managed by the forest department and provides ample opportunities if you want to spot wildlife at close quarters.

Jungle Safari at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad -Tholpetty Wildlife sanctuary is one of the delightful sanctuaries in Kerala and offers an incredible population of wildlife and birds, not to speak of the lush green landscapes on the way. Located on the northern side of Wayanad, Tholpetty sanctuary is a must on your Kerala itinerary. The safari timings are from 7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 5 pm. You can even see the animals coming up to quench their thirst at the lakes within the forest. A safari would take around 2 hours and the cost would be Rs. 2500+ depending on the season. The prime season is from November to May .

Jungle Safari to Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollam - Rosemala Jungle Safari at the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is a fairly new project. The safari is within the Myristica swamp forest with a soft jungle trek within the sanctuary. The jungle safari consists of a one-night stay at the sanctuary with a day visit. The price would be Rs. 7500 for two persons and you will have two forest watchers, a guide and a cook as well. As this is a pretty new one, you will be taken to the core areas with guaranteed wildlife sightings.

Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Wayanad, and KERALA - Contiguous to Bandipur in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad is best visited from June to October months. The entry fees are Rs, 10 per adult for an Indian, and Rs.100 per adult for a foreigner.

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Kerala Budget Tour Package

3 Nights / 4 Days

Munnar (2N) Periyar (1N)
₹ 9500
₹ 6399
Per Person Cost
Kerala Honeymoon Package

5 Nights / 6 Days

Munnar (2N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Poover (2N)
₹ 15000
₹ 12799
Per Person Cost
Kerala Tour Package from Kolkata

6Nights/7 Days

Munnar (2N) Thekkady (1N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Kovalam (2N)
₹ 18500
₹ 14399
Per Person Cost
Kerala Tourism Package

7 Nights / 8 Days

Munnar (02 Nights) Thekkady (01 Night) ALLEPPEY (01 Night) Kovalam (02 Night) Kanakumari (01 Night)
₹ 19800
₹ 16499
Per Person Cost
Packages Price DURATION NIGHT STAY
Kerala Tourism Package
₹16499
7 Nights / 8 Days
Munnar (02 Nights) Thekkady (01 Night) Alleppey (01 Night) Kovalam (02 Night) Kanakumari (01 Night)
Kerala Tour Package from Kolkata
₹14399
6 Nights / 7 Days
Munnar (2N), Thekkady (1N), Alleppey Houseboat (1N), Poover (2N)
Kerala Honeymoon Package
₹12799
05 Nights / 06 Days
Munnar (2N) Alleppey Houseboat (1N) Kovalam (2N)
Kerala Budget Tour Package
₹6399
03 Nights / 04 Days
Munnar (2N) Periyar (1N)
WHERE TO STAY AT YOUR ‘AJODHYA PAHAR BARANTI TOUR PACKAGE FROM KOLKATA

Here is the baest food list in Kerala (You must try it)

  • Puttu and Kadala Curry – Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake that is cooked with coconut shavings. This is a popular breakfast item in Kerala and a portion of the staple food. It is usually served with Kadala Curry, which is essentially black chickpeas.
  • Appam with Stew – Anybody from Kerala can vouch that this dish is Kerala’s favorite dish. Appam is basically a rice pancake with soft and thick centers. It is usually paired with a southern style stew making it Appam with Stew.
  • Idiyappam – The dish is basically made of rice flour, water, and salt. Then numerous strands of vermicelli are entwined together to make this version of an Appam.
  • Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry) – Chicken Fry is a must. This version of a chicken fry is something that is served on a banana leaf, the chicken is fried with onion, garlic, chili, vinegar, and coriander. The fiery taste adds to its taste.
  • Kerala Prawns Curry – Missing out on the Prawns Curry in Kerala is criminal. The prawn curry is sprinkled with chili, salt, pepper, and then dipped in lots of coconut milk, jaggery, and then finished with curry leaves.
  • Malabar Parotha – The Parotha is the mouth-watering street food of Kerala. It originates from the Malabar region. The dish has a flaky, crispy, and crumbly texture. It melts in your mouth and leaves behind a sweet taste.
  • Fish Molee – Fish Molee is nothing but lightly fried fish made into a stew. It is cooked in an earthen pot for that authentic taste with coconut milk and kokum and spices along with fresh green chilies.
  • Banana Fritters – A favorite tea-time snack in Kerala is the Banana Fritters. Ripe bananas coated in plain flour and deep-fried in oil are what make this dish.
  • Palada Payasam – This dish is prepared during the festival of Onam. The dish is made out of rice, sugar, milk, and ghee.

Important Notes

REMARKS:
  • In case if any sightseeing is not done due to weekly closure, alternative sightseeing will be done for the same.
  • The tour price mentioned for this tour is for Indian nationals only.
  • The tour price varies for foreign nationals, for more details kindly contact our Travotic Teams.
  • NRIs and Foreign nationals please ensure proper identity is conveyed to the booking executive at the time of booking and all details along with passport copies are handed over to the booking executive.
  • The Standard Check-in and check-out time of hotels in India is generally 12.30 PM and 11 AM respectively.

Travel Documents & Requirements

  • Aadhar Card front and Back page
  • ADULT: Voters ID / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving Licence
  • CHILD 5- 11: Passport / Aadhar Card / School ID
  • CHILD 2- 4 year: Birth certificate (In English)/Aadhar Card / School ID
  • INFANT: Birth Certificate and Carry 03 passport sized photographs
  • Additional Requirement: ID type & ID no. should be uploaded for Safari booking
TRAVEL TIPS:
  • For convenience make a reservation of hotels, transport, and local sightseeing of the city and journey on Luxury Trains.
  • Carrying an authorized map of the State and City to which you are traveling.
  • Carry woolen clothes in winter and walking shoes for all seasons.
  • Carrying all essential medicines as advised by your doctor.
  • Travel insurance can protect you from any unseen hazards.
  • Avoid taking the services of unknown and unauthorized guides/touts.
  • Avoid heavy baggage and prefer to use lightweight bags with wheels to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Inform your allergies and food habits in the hotel or restaurant before you order meals or beverages.
  • Avoid carrying expensive items like jewelry, gold, and valuables of high worth.
  • Make purchases from authorized shops and take proper vouchers of purchases made with telephone numbers and identification of salesman or owner of the shop.
  • Carrying safe drinking water and dry eatables while traveling.
  • In case of ill-health during the stay in hotels or traveling on luxury trains, Please contact our 24 X 07 Customer Support Number -8585-86-5050
  • Always carry a photocopy of your travel documents i.e. Passport, Visa, or Travel Pass, and inform the police immediately of the loss of any of such documents.
  • Give a proper wake-up call at hotel reception as and when you have to catch the early morning or late night connecting Bus or Train.
  • Avoid getting extra familiar with hotel staff or any other guests during your stay and in case of any abnormal or indecent behavior, report to Hotel Manager or THPL Customer Support Mobile number
  • Avoid booking tickets or hotel bookings through unauthorized agents.
Terms & Conditions

In the event of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

60 days before arrival: 10% of the Tour/service cost
45 days before arrival: 20% of the Tour/service cost
15 days before arrival: 25% of the Tour/service cost
10 days before arrival: 50% of the Tour/service cost

07 days before arrival: Non Refundable

NOTE: In the case of Special Trains Journeys and peak season hotel bookings a separate cancellation policy is applicable (which can be advised as and when required).

Refund for hotel payment will follow the hotel’s cancellation policy
Train tickets cancellations will follow the Railway’s policy
Flight tickets cancellations will follow the airline's company policy

In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals, etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

  1. Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments/museums, Taxes, fuel cost, or guide charges – the same would be charged as extra.
  2. As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/Ration Card at the point of check-in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.
  3. In case of the non-availability of requested hotels/hotels, we will provide accommodation in a similar category of hotel/hotels.
  4. If there is any unavoidable incident occur during the tour, Travotic will not be labile for any responsibility
  5. There will be no refund for any No Show / Unutilized services.
  6. The itinerary may be modifying based on various factors like maintenance of monuments/museums/major like spots conventions, religious festivals, etc.
  7. Itinerary timings on the tour are approximate and may be subject to change.
  8. Transfers and sightseeing on a SIC basis mean transport through a comfortable coach/bus/van depending on the total number of passengers traveling with you on that same tour. Please note that Travotic Holidays will be putting together all the passengers arriving around the same time and dropping them at their respective hotels. You may talk to our holiday experts about private transfers/ transport facilities, which will be made available at an additional cost.
  9. The customer needs to avail of the SIC from the scheduled pick-up point at the scheduled time. Travotic Holidays are not responsible if the pick-up is missed due to the customer’s delay.
  10. All personal extras such as laundry, room service, alcohol, minibar, telephone bills, pre-paid or post-paid SIM cards, etc. will be on a direct payment basis by the traveler to the service provider & Travotic Holidays will not be liable for the same at any point of time.

Payment Details

For all the services contracted, a 25% advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on a confirmed basis & for flight ticket booking need full actual fare. The balance amounts need to be paid 10days before the commencement of the services. Management personnel holds the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

Apart from the above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels, or resorts bookings during the peak season (like X-Mas, New Year, Puja, Diwali), a 50% advance payment should be made to hold the booking and 20days before full payment is required to be paid.

Note: Above mentioned payment policy may change during peak season.

Bank Details
Bank Details
Account Name:
Travotic Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Bank
HDFC Bank Ltd
Account No:
50200054360411
IFSC Code:
HDFC0009262
Branch:
Hatibagan Branch
Bank Address:
81A, Ground Floor, Sikdar Bagan Street, Hati Bagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004
Bank Details
Account Name:
Travotic Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Bank
Axis Bank Ltd
Account No:
921020009936818
IFSC Code:
UTIB0000153
Branch:
Dalhousie Square Branch
Bank Address:
Ground Floor, Mukti Chambers, 4, Clive Row, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
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Tour Reviews

This Ajodhya hills tour is awesome for a short tour. We went from Kolkata to Ajodhya by car. The scenic beauty of the hill is awesome and the route is also very beautiful. The view of the lakes is very nice. The hotel is Good especially Food. Well organized by Travotic holidays Team. Thanks to Mr. Abhijit for advising such a good weekend destination. - Mr. Suman Mukherjee

Suman Mukherjee

Thanks Travotic Holidays, for organizing an awesome trip. It was so well organized. We went Ajodhya hills Purulia, visited upper – Local Dam, Mathaburo pujo and Falls. Hotel was fine , Car was Brand New and Driver Mithun is a nice person with good knowledge. Special thanks to Mrs.Arpita Saha her cooperation.She customised our tour program so beautifully.Hotels were pretty good,in nice location.

Ms Alpana Ghosh

Decent trip organizer for weekend Destination. Visited Ajodhya last week. hotels and Car and Services provided are of top-notch.

Md. Nehal Anwar

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