7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam – Trivandrum/Cochin
Marriages are often incomplete without going for a magical honeymoon with your spouse. This trip helps the newlyweds to celebrate the union of love and create memories. If you are a lover of rolling hills and lush greenery, there is no better place in our country than Kerala. The luxuriant panorama with glistening backwaters, pristine beaches and picturesque tea estates makes this region sheer heaven for honeymoon goers. No wonder, all these can be better explored with a Kerala trip honeymoon package.
Our 8 days and 7 nights Magical Kerala honeymoon tour is carefully crafted keeping in mind the requirements of the newlyweds. The tour will allow you to explore Kerala in the best possible manner and absorb its tropical vibe. This is an opportunity to start a new chapter of your life with love and romance.
Tourism of India also offers customized Kerala tour packages for couples. In case you are looking for a modification in our suggested itinerary, please let us know in advance. We would be glad to customize your honeymoon trip as per your needs.
Your honeymoon trip to Kerala starts once you arrive at the Cochin Airport. IHPL representative will greet and escort you to the Hotel. After the check-in formalities are completed, freshen up and get ready for sightseeing around Cochin.
Often referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', Kochi was a major port city with a glorious past. The rich blend of colonialism and typical South Indian flavors makes it one of the most delightful places to explore. The region is filled with a number of attractions belonging to the Portuguese, Dutch and British era.
This tour will take you to the Gothic style Santa Cruz Basilica. This heritage site is the centerpiece of Christianity and holds a lot of historical and religious significance. It is one of the eight Basilicas in our country that is located very close to the holy St. Francis Church.
St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. It is believed that the body of legendary Vasco da Gama was buried here before it was shipped to Lisbon. Tourists from all over the world visit this sacred landmark to get a closer look at his gravestone.
The day ends after visiting the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, commonly known as the Dutch Palace (Closed on Each Friday). The monument is constructed in the Nalukettu style with a grand courtyard in the center. This palatial structure never fails to dazzle visitors with its striking aura.
Overnight at Cochin.
Have a hearty breakfast and leave for Munnar by road. The estimated travel time is 5 hours (130 kilometers). Once you reach Munnar, check-in to the hotel and relax. Perched at an elevation of 6000 feet above sea level, this is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. The vast expanse of rolling hills draped in emerald green tea estates and dotted with thick forests enthralls visitors with its charm. The day is free to explore the breathtaking surrounding on your own and spend some quality time with your partner.
Overnight at Munnar.
Today you will embark on an early morning sightseeing tour around Munnar. The day begins with exploring the Christ Church, one of the most revered churches built in 1910 during the British era. This holy site is known for its gothic architecture style, brass plaques and the stained glass window panes.
Eravikulam National Park is closed every year in Feb and March. The tour continues to Eravikulam National Park is the first in the state of Kerala. It is the home to the endangered mountain goats, Nilgiri Tahr. This park is also known for the Neelakurunji flowers that bloom once in every 12 years.
Finally, you reach Mattupetty. This pristine hamlet near Anamudi Peak is a visual delight. The main attractions here are the dam and the lake. This is a hotspot for vacationers where they can soak up the scenic views and enjoy the pleasant weather. Mattupetty also offers immense trekking opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. The day ends after returning back to the hotel.
Overnight at Munnar.
After savoring the delicious breakfast, it is time to proceed towards Thekkady. Thekkady is the home to the largest tiger reserve in India. The approximate travel time between Munnar and Thekkady is 3 hours (110 kilometers). On arrival, complete the check-in formalities and relax for some time.
In the afternoon get ready for an exciting boat ride on Lake Periyar that borders the national park. This is the only sanctuary in the country that gives tourists the opportunity to get closer to the wildlife from a lake. Apart from tigers, the Periyar National Park is the home to a variety of other wild animals including the Nilgiri Tahr, Sambar Deer, Leopard, Elephants and so on. Finally, drive back to the resort.
Overnight at Thekkady.
After breakfast, pack your bags and drive towards Alleppey. The estimated driving time is 3 hours (130 kilometers). Alleppey is commonly known as the 'Venice of the East' for its extensive network of waterways. The green-fringed paddy fields, laid back village life and the tranquil backwaters make this town mesmerizingly beautiful.
After arrival, check-in to a houseboat cruise that comes with modern amenities. A rower and an expert chef will accompany you during the entire journey. Staying overnight on a houseboat is the best way to celebrate your marriage and propose love to one another. Admire the beautiful sight when the boat glides smoothly along the backwaters.
Overnight at Alleppey.
Check-out of the houseboat early in the morning and enjoy a scenic drive to Kovalam. The approximate driving time between Alleppey and Kovalam is 4 hours (160 kilometers). Kovalam is a quaint beach town that stretches along the coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is a well-known beach destination that is flocked by tourists across the globe.
Once you reach Kovalam, check-in to the designated hotel and rest for some time. Today, you have two options to choose from. You can either explore the sun-kissed beaches (Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach and the Samudra Beach) or you can indulge in an Ayurvedic massage in any of the massage centers spread across Kovalam.
Overnight at Kovalam.
Start the day with a lip-smacking breakfast and get ready for a day trip to Kanyakumari, often known as Cape Comorin. This is a renowned Hindu pilgrimage destination located on the southernmost tip of the country where India Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea meet one another. The followers of Hinduism take a bath in the sacred water and make religious offerings at the temples. Afterward, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the golden sandy beaches and engage in different activities.
You will also get the opportunity to visit the 16th-century Padmanabhapuram Palace which is an architectural masterpiece. The beautiful wooden palace is adorned with murals and intricate carvings that never fail to astound travelers with its irresistible charm. The huge Durbar Hall with its glistening black floor will give you a taste of royalty and take you back to the glorious past. There is also an archaeological museum that showcases murals and artifacts belonging to the 17th and 18th century.
Drive back to Kovalam and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Trivandrum, Kerala's capital. The estimated travel time between these two destinations is 30 minutes (15 kilometers). The morning is scheduled for a city tour and later you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
You have another option, where you can directly get transferred to Cochin Airport and board the flight. The approximate journey time is 6 hours. Your honeymoon trip to Kerala officially ends here.