Kerala Honeymoon Tour

Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam - Trivandrum/Cochin

Overview

Marriage is a blessed bond between two people. Therefore, what a better way to start a great relationship and create some of the best memories in ‘God's Own Country’, Kerala? The exclusively crafted Kerala honeymoon tour offers a variety of delightful experiences to the newly married couples. Make your life partner fall more for you and take the relationship to the next level with the well-planned itinerary that takes you to beaches that stretch long and never-ending tea estates. Exploring the heart-shaped lake and serene backwaters are an added plus. Kerala is indeed a paradise on earth. This 7 nights and 8 days tour for a couple includes a visit to Cochin, exploring the stunning hills of Munnar and enthralling encounters in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. Also included in the tour is a houseboat cruise over the backwaters of Alleppey, enjoying at the beautiful villages, excursion to paddy fields, small churches, and temples and observing the day-to-day life of village people. While in Kumarakom, you will enjoy exploring the backwater and bird sanctuary. In Kovalam, you can enjoy the golden beaches and visit the famous and now the richest temple in the world, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Trip Highlights
  • Tour of Cochin City including Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Visit Eravikulam National Park
  • Enjoy the boat ride on Periyar Lake in Thekkady
  • A houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey
  • Pamper yourself with the Ayurvedic massage
  • Indulge in watersports in Kovalam
  • Explore the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari
  • Visit Trivandrum for an early morning sightseeing
Tour Map
Itinerary Details

As you arrive at Cochin airport, our representative will greet and escort you to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax for a while. Afterward, leave for the sightseeing of the Cochin city.

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic significance over the centuries is emphasized by the nickname 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Cochin is also recognized as the 'Gateway to Kerala'.

The Kerala honeymoon tour in Cochin consists of excursion to several tourist attractions. These are the Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace and St. Francis Church.

Santa Cruz Basilica: - The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the eight Basilicas at Fort Kochi. The church is one of the heritage sites of Kerala and one of the finest and most impressive churches in India. Visited by tourists all year round, the church is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural, artistic grandeur and colors of the gothic style.

Mattancherry Palace: - Popularly known as the Dutch Palace, the Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace. It now functions as a museum which displays the paraphernalia belonging to the Maharajas of Kochi. Learn about the captivating history of Kerala through the medium of unique artifacts and embellishments.

St. Francis Church: - It superbly displays the Portuguese architecture and is said to be one of its kind amongst all the European churches constructed in India. The fans along with the glass windows present in the entrance hall, compliment the ancient interiors of the church. There is an exquisite porch which is located at a height and is undoubtedly going to draw your attention along with the choir area and the bell tower.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Cochin.

After breakfast, leave for Munnar. It is a 4-hour drive from Cochin. After arriving, check in at the hotel.

Munnar is situated at an elevation of 6,000 ft. above sea level. Hailed as the 'Kashmir of South India', it charms the visitors with a pleasing climate, lovely surroundings and tea plantations, besides others. Spend the rest of the day on your own.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. One of the biggest tea-plantation areas in South India, Munnar is one of the most beautiful and popular hill stations in Kerala. Munnar consists of many natural viewpoints along with the tea plantations. The places which you will visit include Christ Church, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam and Anamudi Peak, which stands at an altitude of 2,695m above sea level. All these places are popular tourist attractions and offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and exploration.

Christ Church: - The church, counted amongst the most revered sites in Munnar, was built in AD 1910 by the British. This holy site is popular for its exquisite stained-glass windows. Besides, it has engraved brass plaques that were made in the memory of the tea planters. Christ Church is an iconic edifice in Munnar that boasts of elegant architecture and interiors. The massive glass windows and the serene surroundings are worth capturing! So don't forget to carry a camera while visiting this captivating place.

Eravikulam National Park: - The park is of undulating terrain and the highest peak is Anamudi (2695 m). Three major types of plant communities found in the park are Grasslands, Shrub Land and Shola Forests. Turner's valley splitting the park unevenly in half from the northwest to the southeast is the deepest. you can spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr here in this park.

Mattupetty Dam: - More than just a dam, the journey to the place and the surprises from the forests by the side of the road are more exciting. Feel the adrenaline rush as you spot a herd of elephants from close quarters. You can also enjoy a romantic boat ride here. Echo Point is a good spot nearby to go down to the river bed and have some fun.

Anamudi Peak: - It is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 meters (8,842 ft). Anamudi Peak is one of the only three prominent peaks in South India. It is having the greatest topographic isolation within India. It is also known as the "Everest of South India.

Return to the hotel and stay overnight.

On day 4 of your Kerala honeymoon tour, head to Thekkady after the breakfast. On reaching, check in at the hotel. Thekkady is well known for its thick evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist ephemeral forests and savanna grasslands. You will find herds of elephants, tigers, sambar, lion-tailed macaques, gaur, and Nilgiri langurs. Today, you will visit the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve.

Periyar National Park is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world and the best-protected reserve area that one can lay eyes on in India. Well-known for its attractiveness, vegetation and tranquility, the park is home to plentiful significant species such as the royal tigers and majestic elephants along with reptiles, fishes, and birds. The National Park is a remarkable blend of nature, adventure, and beauty. It is a place where you can relax in the peace and serenity you so desire. An opportunity to be one with nature and just a normal sighting of a Tiger or two, Periyar National Park is full of beautiful sights and sounds.

After the lunch head for a memorable boat ride on the Periyar Lake for sightseeing. This boat ride is a must for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Tall trees and exotic wildlife gives the tourists an opportunity to see the natural beauty of the forest.

Afterward, stay overnight at the hotel.

After the breakfast drive towards Alleppey.

Alleppey: - Officially called Alappuzha, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts. Alleppey is also popular for its Houseboat cruises. Spend a memorable time with each other as you sail on backwaters on houseboat also known as Kettuvallam. You can catch glimpses of green paddy fields, choir making activities, beautiful avifauna and witness the life of locals in Kerala. Towards the shore is the Alleppey Beach. It is a beautiful example of the gems you will see along the Malabar Coast.

Spend the night on the houseboat.

In the morning, disembark from the houseboat along the Alleppey shores and check out. From there head to Kovalam by road. The beach town is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motorboat riding. Ayurvedic treatments are one of the popular indulgences along with yoga, meditation and also other cultural activities. Kovalam is also a great shopping destination where you can buy rich spices, wooden statues and handicrafts that can be popular takeaways.

On reaching Kovalam, check in at the hotel and relax for a while. After lunch, opt to visit various beaches and indulge in watersports. Rejuvenate yourself with a nice massage at one of the several Ayurveda centers.

Stay overnight at the Kovalam hotel.

In the morning, stroll hand in hand along the beautiful Kovalam Beach and then head towards Kanyakumari. Surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant sea shores, Kanyakumari is lined with paddy fields and coconut trees. The place also boasts of aesthetically elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain.

Here, you will visit the Kanyakumari Temple, also known as the Bhagavathy Amman Temple or the Kumari Amman temple. It is one of the major Hindu temples all across India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kumari Amman and it is mentioned in almost all ancient Hindu scriptures. The temple is visited by pilgrims to pay their respects to the virgin goddess Kanya Devi.

Next, you will visit the brilliant Padmanabhapuram Palace. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in India which is the symbol of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India. It has been around for many centuries aptly. The Padmanabhapuram Palace houses several unique antiques and artifacts. What is worth noting about this palace is the fact that it is made entirely from wood and no other material. Decorated with attractive wooden carvings and designs, the simplicity of the Palace makes it a truly delightful destination.

Afterward, return to the hotel and stay overnight.

After breakfast, leave for Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. It offers an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy. The city of Trivandrum has an exceptional vibe to it. In spite of being the capital of Kerala, the town has quite astonishingly managed to keep itself far removed from the ruthless aura that generally surrounds a capital city.

Enjoy the sightseeing in Trivandrum. And then head to the airport to board the flight for the journey back home.

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