DAY 01: COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Then, at your convenience, head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Cochin.
Explore the city of Cochin, known as Kochi, Kerala’s largest city, once the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” It’s a vibrant blend of cultures – British, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In 2020, it ranked 7th among the top world cities. Discover the Calvathy Mosque, a 14th-century marvel of Indo-Islamic heritage. Explore the historic Jewish town with the ancient Mattancherry Synagogue. Don’t miss the iconic Chinese fishing nets, a centuries-old legacy attributed to Chinese Zheng He.
DAY 02: COCHIN – MUNNAR
After breakfast, embark on a delightful four-hour journey to Munnar. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel/resort, refresh, and enjoy your leisure time in Munnar.
Explore Munnar, a breathtaking haven of peace and tranquility, is Kerala’s idyllic tourist destination. Nestled at 6000 ft, it was a favored summer retreat for British rulers. Munnar dazzles with endless tea plantations, pristine valleys, and mountains, along with exotic flora and fauna in its sanctuaries and forests. The spice-scented cool air fills the atmosphere. Munnar has it all, and once you visit, you’ll never want to leave.
DAY 03: MUNNAR
After breakfast discover Munnar’s wonders.
Start your adventure at the Tea Museum to delve into its lush tea plantations and the art of tea production. Then, venture to Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, surrounded by breathtaking rolling grasslands and exotic flowers. Anamudi, the towering peak, and for adventure, head to Echo Point for trekking, nature walks, and stunning panoramic views of lush green hills. Discover Munnar’s natural and cultural marvels in one memorable journey.
DAY 04: MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast, embark on a scenic three-hour drive from Munnar to Thekkady.
The very mention of Thekkady brings to mind elephants, rolling hills, and aromatic spice plantations. Here, in the Periyar Forest, you’ll find one of India’s finest wildlife reserves. This region also offers picturesque plantations and hill towns, perfect for treks and mountain walks. Explore nature and culture in this stunning destination. Encounter wildlife at Periyar National Park, savor aromatic treasures in spice plantations, and brave thrilling bamboo rafting. At Elephant Junction, enjoy rides, feeding, and bathing with gentle giants. Immerse in an exhilarating bamboo rafting adventure along the scenic Periyar River, surrounded by wildlife and stunning landscapes.
DAY 05: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast, embark to Alleppey, where Kerala’s backwaters meet the Arabian Sea in a breathtaking setting. Step onto a luxury houseboat designed in traditional Kerala style, offering cozy comfort. Cruise through the tranquil waters, meandering canals lined with swaying coconut palms, and unique paddy fields. This extraordinary journey promises indelible memories. Savor freshly cooked Kerala cuisine served on board, indulging in the region’s authentic flavors.
Discover Alleppey, the “Venice of the East.” Nestled between Kerala’s largest lake, Vembanad Lake, and the Arabian Sea, it’s a picturesque paradise. Its intricate network of backwaters, including canals, lakes, and lagoons, is a haven for migratory birds. Cruise through serene canals, passing charming villages and lush paddy fields. Explore this enchanting destination, immerse in village life, and savor exquisite culinary offerings aboard a houseboat, creating cherished memories.
DAY 06: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
After breakfast, proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel/resort. Then, take the opportunity to explore and discover the beauty of Kovalam, known as one of the world’s most stunning beach destinations.
DAY 07: KOVALAM
After breakfast, indulge in leisure by the captivating beaches of Kovalam.
Kovalam the beach destination, a global favorite, owes its allure to three crescent beaches and an iconic lighthouse. Nestled amidst palm-fringed coves, it’s a true coconut grove. Dubbed the “Paradise of the South,” Kovalam boasts some of the world’s purest beaches. With tranquil waters and gentle waves, it’s a top global destination. This coastal gem has drawn tourists since the 1930s, witnessing a charming fishing village evolve into a premier hotspot. Experience the magic of Kovalam’s transformation, where every beach lover finds their paradise.
DAY 08: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM
After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort and head to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, known for its cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and Indo-Islamic architectural heritage. If time allows, you can opt for sightseeing in Trivandrum. Later, you will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport for your onward journey, ensuring a seamless departure.
Embark on our captivating ‘Kerala Delight 08-Day Itinerary,’ a journey that unveils the finest treasures of picturesque Kerala. Experience awe-inspiring nature, breathtaking landscapes, and Islamic cultural heritage. This voyage offers a profound glimpse into the world’s most visited places, from lush green hills to wildlife, spice havens, pristine backwaters, and stunning beaches. Immerse yourself in the rich Indo-Islamic cultural heritage as you explore natural wonders, cities, and towns that rank among the world’s top Halal-friendly travel destinations. Every step resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty, all while enjoying a mesmerizing Halal-friendly experience throughout your trip.