Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Re-organisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions.
Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram.
Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. Kerala’s culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demographics, have made the state one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. In 2012, National Geographic’s Traveller magazine named Kerala as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 must see destinations of a lifetime”.Travel and Leisure also described Kerala as “One of the 100 great trips for the 21st century” In 2012, it overtook the Taj Mahal to be the number one travel destination in Google’s search trends for India.CNN Travel listed Kerala amongst its ’19 best places to visit in 2019′.
Kerala’s beaches, backwaters, lakes, mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient ports, palaces, religious institutions and wildlife sanctuaries are major attractions for both domestic and international tourists. The city of Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala. Until the early 1980s, Kerala was a relatively unknown destination compared to other states in the country.
In 1986 the government of Kerala declared tourism an important industry and it was the first state in India to do so.
Marketing campaigns launched by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, the government agency that oversees the tourism prospects of the state, resulted in the growth of the tourism industry. Many advertisements branded Kerala with the tagline Kerala, God’s Own Country.
Kerala tourism is a global brand and regarded as one of the destinations with highest recall. In 2006, Kerala attracted 8.5 million tourists, an increase of 23.68% over the previous year, making the state one of the fastest-growing popular destinations in the world. In 2011, tourist inflow to Kerala crossed the 10-million mark.
Day 2: Munnar
Day 3: Munnar – Thekkady
Day 4: Thekkady – Alleppy
Day 5: Alleppy – Kovalam Local Sightseeing
Day 6: Kovalam – Cochin
2 nights in Munnar
- Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mattupetty Lake & Dam
- Blossom Garden
- Echo Point
- Kundale Lake
1 night in Thekkady
- Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary
- Periyar Lake
- Spice Plantation
1 night in Alleppy
- Full day in Houseboat
1 night in Kovalam
- Old Travancore Kingdom’s capital Trivandrum
- Napier Museum
- Sri Chithira Art Gallery
- Padmanabhapuram Temple
- Adjacent Palace
5 Nights Accomodation in Mentioned Hotels
- Welcome Drinks
- Meals = Breakfast & Dinner
- To & From Transfer From Airport
- All Sightseeing In AC Vehicle
- Free use of Hotel Facilities
- GST Included
- All transfers & Sightseeing by AC vehicle.
- 05 Breakfast & 05 Dinner are included.
- Sightseeing as per below itenary.
- Presrent GST as per indian government.
- All toll, Parking, Driver allowance.
- Air Fare / Train fare.
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Service Tax.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
- Munnar – Green ridge Munnar / Similar
- Thekkady – Hotel Tiger Roar / Similar
- Allepey – Pagoda resort / Similar
- Kovalam – Park International / Similar
Standard basic rooms will be allocated. It can be up-gradable with the additional cost.
- 50% of the Land part + Train / flight fare + Non refundable service if any.
- 100% payment to be made at least 10 days prior to departure for Domestic tour.
- 100% payment to be made at least 21 days prior to departure for International tour.
For Flight tickets:
- Generally, Most of the cheapest flight tickets are non refundable / Non changeable.
For Train tickets:
- As per Norms by the IRCTC.
For Land Packages:
- Before 30 days of departure – 25 % of the land Package.
- Before 10 days of departure – 50% of the Land Package.
- Within 10 Days of Departure – There is no refund.
- GST will not be refunded.