Kerala & Goa Tour Package

Enjoy Backwaters & Beaches

Destinations

Cochin- Munnar- Periyar- Kumarakom- Alleppey- Goa

11D/10N

Best time to visit- Although both destinations are accessible all year round, the best time to visit is between September and March.

Unique Experiences

Kathakali dance performance, Tea production, tasting varieties of tea, wildlife, bird sanctuary, houseboat, forts, beaches & churches

Kerala and Goa are two different little worlds. Thus, Kerala & Goa tour package will give you completely different experiences. Starting from Cochin, you will explore forts, palaces and the traditional dance form of Kerala- Kathakali. In Kerala, you can enjoy staying in houseboat, varieties of tea, tea plantation, hill station, waterfalls, national park, bird sanctuary and beaches.

On the other hand, Goa offers the beautiful sights from Portuguese era. Temples, churches, forts and beaches constructed during Portuguese era have many stories to tell. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Mary Immaculate Conception, Reis Margo Church and Aguada Fort are the major attractions in Goa.

So, get ready to get some incredible experiences during Kerala & Goa tour package to rejuvenate yourself. The serenity of Kerala and Portuguese architecture of Goa will surely hit your nerves and will imprint on your mind for lifetime.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 01: Arrival at Cochin

Upon your arrival at Cochin airport, you will be escorted by Indecubo Travels’ representative to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and relax for the day.

 

The day is set at leisure.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Cochin.

Day 02: Cochin Sightseeing

cochinPost breakfast; get ready for the city sightseeing tour. In Cochin, Cochin Fort is the oldest settlement. Here Portuguese flag was hoisted in 1500. Near the church, you can witness Chinese fishing nets that were first brought between 1350 and 1450 AD.

 

Next stop would be St. Francis Church. It was built in 1510. It is the first church that was built in India. Vasco Da Gama was buried in this church. However, the remnants were later taken to Lisbon but the gravestone is still here. Jewish Synagogue was built in 1568 and was then adorned in mid 18th century with a clock tower and hand-painted tiles. The tiles were brought from China.

 

Dutch Palace is also a major attraction. It was built during 1550 by Portuguese and was then taken over by Dutch. Later it was presented to Cochin Rajas. Mythological murals and typical Keralite flooring of a mixture of coconut shells, egg whites, lime and plant juices adorn the palace. Collectively, they provide a polished effect to the marble.

 

A Kathakali dance (traditional dance of Kerala) performance is scheduled for evening. This dance is the finest form of art and drama. The characters in this dance are from Indian epics- the superhuman, demons and ordinary people.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Cochin.

 

Note: Synagogue remains closed on Friday, Saturday and Jewish Holidays.

 

Dutch Palace remains closed on Friday.

Day 03: Cochin- Munnar (180 km/6-7 Hrs)

waterfallPost breakfast, check out from Cochin hotel and start driving to Munnar. Visit Athirappilly waterfalls on the way. It is nestled at the entrance of Sholayar ranges. It is the favourite spot among travellers. This waterfall is around 80 feet high. It is tucked with lush green landscapes that can fuel your instincts. Athirappilly Falls merge in Chalakudy River.

 

Continuing the drive, reach Munnar. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Munnar.

Day 04: Munnar Sightseeing

MunnarHave breakfast and then proceed for sightseeing tour of Munnar. Lush green tea plantations seem to be a treat to eyes. As tea is the national drink of Indians so Kerala is major contributor to tea production. Next in line would be Tata Tea Museum where collection from colonial era can be witnessed. Tea production demonstration, machineries information, processing and tasting of tea can be experienced in this museum. CSI Church was built in 1910 AD by British. This church is very well known for stained glass windows.

 

Devikulam is a hill station and is quite popular for its natural beauty and unique flora & fauna. Sita Devi Lake is an ideal spot for fishing and picnic. This lake is surrounded by green hills and thus seems to be a perfect panoramic sight for sacredness. Its water is believed to have curative powers.

 

Eravikulam National Park is not at a large distance from Munnar. It is sprawled over 97 square kilometres area. Located along Western Ghats, this national park has the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr. Not only Nilgiri Tahr but also other wildlife creatures such as Sambar Deer, Indian Porcupine, Golden Jackal, Funambulus, Ruddy Mongoose, Dusky Striped Squirrel, Small Clawed Otter, Wild Dog and more. Many species of birds such as black and orange flycatcher, white bellied shortwing and Nilgiri Wood Pigeon are also found.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Munnar.

 

Day 05: Munnar- Periyar (160 km/ 4 Hrs)

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and start driving towards Periyar. Upon arrival at Periyar, check-in to the hotel.

 

Noon is set for a spice plantation tour. Periyar or Thekkady is the hub of spice plantation. You can witness varieties of spices in Thekkady. However, the spice that is found in most abundance is pepper. Other spices are cinnamon, clove, curry leaves, ginger, nutmeg and turmeric.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Periyar.

Day 06: Periyar to Kumarakom (185 km/ 4 Hrs)

periyarEarly morning is set to explore the wildlife while enjoying boat ride on Periyar Lake. Periyar National Park is nestled amidst the Western Ghats. It is sprawled over 777 square kilometres. This national park is popular for large elephant population and is a treat to eyes. Other animals such as barking deer, gaur (Indian bison), bonnet macaque, sambar, squirrels, leopard, sloth beer, primate, wild dog, mouse deer, wild boar and more. The artificial lake is one of the chief attractions where travellers can enjoy the wildlife. The park is inhabited by few rare species of birds as well.

 

After enjoying the wildlife, return to hotel for breakfast. Later on, drive towards Kumarakom. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Kumarakoram.

Day 07: Kumarakom- Alleppey (By Houseboat)

lakePost breakfast, check out from the hotel and get ready to explore Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. At Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, you can witness a huge range of migratory birds. Crow Pheasant, Tree Pie, White Branded Water Hen, Little Cormorant and Snake Bird are few of the species that can be found here. You may also get an opportunity of making water ablaze by native kingfishers. Golden backed woodpeckers and night herons are the add-ons. This bird sanctuary is spread across 14-acre area where you may catch the glimpse of birds that cannot be found anywhere else.

 

After visiting bird sanctuary, you will be transferred to jetty to get on the houseboat. Kettuvallam is the local name for houseboat. These are huge carriers and were used to trade rice and other goods across Kerala. These houseboats are facilitated with all the modern amenities such as bedrooms, toilets, kitchen and a balcony.

 

Sail around Vembanad Lake to soothe your senses with magnificent beauty. Vembanad Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Vembanad Kayal is the local name for this lake. It is a huge reservoir and an ecological resource.

 

Dense vegetation on the banks of lake is an eye-pleasing sight. It is then followed by sailing towards Alleppey through backwaters. On sailing houseboat, all your worries will also sail out. As you start cruising through there can be few stops along the canals of Arabian Sea to explore small and quaint villages, ancient temples and churches.

 

Overnight stay would be in a houseboat at Alleppey.

Day 08: Alleppey to Cochin (70 km/ 1.5 Hrs) & Cochin-Bangalore- Goa

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and then you will be transferred to Cochin airport to board the flight to Bangalore. Upon arrival at Bangalore, board the connecting flight to Goa.

 

From Goa airport, our representative will escort you to the hotel.

 

Remaining hours of the day will be set at leisure.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Goa.

Day 09: Goa Sightseeing

bomPost breakfast; get ready for sightseeing tour of Goa. Start with Shri Manguesh Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is a major attraction among devotees. The most fascinating fact about the temple is that it is built in tradition architectural style of Hindus.

 

Next stop is Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. Remnants of St. Francis Xavier were preserved here. It is said that he came to India to spread Christianity as he was the member of Society of Jesus. Adjacent to Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral is also a magnificent edifice. It was built in 16th century during Portuguese rule and in the commemoration of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Mary Immaculate Conception is an incredible church and is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Goa. Later visit Reis Margo Church which is also a testimony to Portuguese architecture.

 

Proceeding the tour, reach Aguada Fort. Aguada Fort was built in 1612. The reason of construction of Aguada Fort was the protection of northern shores of Mandovi from invasions of Dutch and Marathas.

 

Panjim is the capital city of Goa. It is a quaint town having beautifully painted houses and is a hub for shopping. Last stop of the day would be Dona Paula. It offers the beautiful sunset point. This spot is named after Dona Paula de Menezes. It is also called Lover’s Paradise. The reason of calling it a Lover’s Paradise is a story of daughter of Viceroy. It is said she was in love with a poor fisherman. Her family denied their marriage and then she jumped off the cliff.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Goa.

Day 10: Goa Sightseeing

GoaPost breakfast, stroll at nearby beach and enjoy your day at leisure.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Goa.

Day 11: Depart from Goa

Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to your next destination.

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