Plan Kerala Tour: A Step by Step Guide

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A Practical Guide to Help You Plan Kerala Tour Package

If you are in the planning stage of a Kerala tour, I suggest you to go through the details below. This is written from my own experience in planning Kerala tour packages for many guests like you. The article, Plan Kerala Tour will definitely help you in deciding every aspect of your tour.

Getting Ready For Kerala Trip

  • Before doing any research to plan Kerala tour, finalize the number of days you can spend on your Kerala holiday. This is crucial as you can decide on places to visit as per your leave only.
  • If you are having enough leave from office, go through different tourist spots in Kerala, and with the help of your tour organizer finalize the number of days. In both cases, freeze your arrival and departure dates.
  • Once your kerala tour package is finalized, you can book your tickets to Kerala. While booking onward journey, it’s always advisable to book up to Cochin. Trivandrum is another option – book up to Trivandrum only if your first destination is Kovalam or Kanyakumari. Calicut is good only if your first destination is Wayanad.

How to reach Cochin

  • Cochin is also spelled as Kochi, and is also known as Ernakulam. While booking a bus you can make the booking to Ernakulam. While booking a train you may book to Ernakulam North or Ernakulam South as some trains stop only at one station. The station code for train booking is ERN or ERS. For flights, make the booking to Cochin or Kochi (location code is COK). By any means, try to reach Cochin as early as possible to cover maximum spots in our kerala tour packages. This should be a preference when you plan Kerala tour
  • Tourists from Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai and Hyderabad can reach Kerala by train, flight or bus. From Coimbatore, bus is the best option. If you are traveling from Bangalore, you have all three options. Normally a bus takes 9 – 12 hrs to reach Cochin from Bangalore. Nowadays multi-axle Volvo buses are reaching Cochin in 9 to 10 hrs. This varies on road conditions. There is a check post at Tamil Nadu – Kerala border and very rarely, we have seen buses come late due to checking at this check post. There are lots of buses plying on Bangalore – Cochin route and this is a good option to reach Kerala from Bangalore. You may even check for sleeper buses.
  • A train takes approximately 12 hrs from Bangalore but getting a ticket is the biggest challenge. If tickets are available, this is the best option. In any case, try to book a bus/train which reaches Cochin in the morning. If you are opting for flight, book a flight that reaches at least before noon.

Reach Cochin from Hyderabad

  • From Hyderabad, flight or train is the best option. Choose a bus only if nothing works out, as it takes almost 18 hours.
  • From Mangalore you can travel by bus or train. From Mysore, you have the option of only bus, or else you need to travel to Bangalore first and then to Cochin. If you are travelling from Chennai you can travel by bus, train or flight. Bus and train takes almost 12 hours to reach Cochin. This is a good option when you plan Kerala tour from Mangalore, Mysore or Chennai.
  • From Delhi, Ahmadabad or any other destinations to Kerala, you have the option of traveling by train or flight only.
  • For those who are coming from other countries, you have the option to come directly by flight. You can also get off at one of the metro city air terminals and come to Kerala by train. You need to do all the booking beforehand to avoid any confusion.
  • Once onward journey is booked, you may book return ticket. While booking return ticket, please be careful about timings and destinations. I suggest you book this only after finalizing the package, or at least the itinerary.

Pick the Tourist Destinations in Kerala

This is another aspect which need to be taken care when you plan Kerala tour. Here we need to finalise on the destinations to be covered. This is where we need to balance between the number of days you have and your interests. A small description about the major tourist spots in our Kerala tour packages should help you with this.

Major Tourist Destinations in Kerala

  • Cochin – In most cases this is the place you land in Kerala. If you are interested in Cochin sightseeing, you can either do this on the first day – upon arrival at Cochin, or if you have enough time on last day, go for it.
  • Munnar – This is the best tourist spot in our Kerala tour packages. You’d love to see it 100 times. Munnar is a hill station.
  • Thekkady – Thekkady has the Periyar wild life Sanctuary that you can visit when you go for boating at Thekkady. Thekkady has a lot of adventurous activities and eco tourism activities too.
  • Alleppey/Kumarakom – This is the place where you can go for a houseboat cruise. Alleppey also has a lot of resorts to relax, and there is also a beautiful beach.
  • Trivandrum- The capital city
  • Kovalam – Lovely beaches
  • Kanyakumari – Though this is in Tamil Nadu, if you are travelling up to Trivandrum (and if time permits), it is advisable to have a visit.
  • Athirapilly-Vazhachal – Biggest water falls in Kerala.
  • Cherai – Another beach near Cochin.
  • Guruvayoor – Pilgrim place, the famous Krishna temple. There is an elephant sanctuary at this place with more than 65 elephants.
  • Northern part of Kerala has Wayanad to visit. Wayanad is approximately 300km towards north from Cochin.

Plan Kerala Tour Itinerary

When you plan Kerala tour, itinerary plays an important role. This should be well balanced with sightseeing and free time with family. From the above listed major tourist destinations, make a list of places you wish to cover in our Kerala tour packages.

I shall be writing about all these places in detail below with travel time required for each. After reading this post, you would be in a position to finalize the places to visit depending on your leave from office. Once places of visit and number of nights in each destination are finalized, the itinerary can be prepared with ease.

Cochin:

Most of the time, this is the place where you land in Kerala. If you have enough days in Kerala, a full day visit of Cochin is worth doing. Cochin has lot of sightseeing places including Marine drive, Chinese fishing nets, Fort Cochin where you can visit Dutch palace, Jew Synagogue etc.

For more info read our blog post : 9 Must See Places in Cochin.

If you are short of time, I suggest you to move directly to your first destination from Cochin. This can be Munnar which is 4 to 5 hours drive from Cochin, Thekkady which is 5hrs drive, Alleppey 2hrs, Guruvayoor 2hrs and Athirapilly-Vazhachal, a short 2 hours drive. If you want Kovalam as your first destination, it is better to arrive at Trivandrum instead of having a hectic travel of 6 to 7 hours on the same day of arrival. This will be a good take when you plan Kerala tour and need to be finalised properly.

For every travel you need to consider halting time in between for sightseeing, food etc. When your first destination is Alleppey Houseboat, make sure you reach Cochin at least by 9AM so that you can check in to Houseboat at 12Noon. If your arrival is after 10AM at Cochin, then don’t plan Alleppey Houseboat cruise on the same day, as check in to houseboat is at 12Noon and check out is at 9AM next day. If you are reaching Cochin after 3PM, then don’t plan any travel on that day. In this case, best option is to stay in a hotel near to airport or railway station depending how you come to Cochin.

Stay near Airport

Most hotels near the airport offer free pick up from the airport, thus helping you save money on a vehicle for that day. Do inform your travel agent about your mode of arrival, so they can book the hotel accordingly. Cochin airport is almost 20km from Cochin city/railway station.

If you are planning to stay at Cochin on arrival day, normally check in time of all hotels is 12 Noon and if you are reaching early morning, do inform this in advance to your travel agent. In this case you can request for early check in. Most of the hotels allow this subject to room availability and do note that breakfast will not be complimentary for this day.

If you are planning to travel to other destinations on the same day, I suggest you to start directly to that destination, instead of having a half day sightseeing of Cochin and then traveling to next destination. If you are arriving at Cochin by train or bus or after a long flight travel, try to refresh yourself before driving from Cochin to your next destination. This helps you to enjoy the trip right from beginning and you can do all your sightseeing on the way. Coordinating your first destination in accordance with your arrival time is very important. This should also be taken care when you plan Kerala tour as you can save lot of time here.

Munnar

Munnar, a hill station, is one of the most beautiful place in our Kerala tour packages. There are lots of Tea plantations and more than a dozen places to see near Munnar. This is a must see place if you are visiting Kerala. Climate will be mostly cold throughout the year. Munnar is 140km from Cochin.

When you plan Kerala tour, if you wish to have better understanding of Munnar, read our blog post : 13 must visit places in Munnar!

If you are traveling to Munnar, you should try to stay there at least for 2 nights. For your onward journey, travel time listed from Cochin is 4 to 5hrs, but in practical you will reach Munnar in about 7 to 8 hrs only. There are lots of sightseeing spots in between. You can enjoy waterfalls and rolling hillside with tea gardens on the way. During this travel enjoy as much as you can on the day and don’t be in a rush to reach Munnar. You can even visit spice plantations on the way. After enjoying the scenery, you will be reaching Munnar by evening only.

If you feel like, you can spend some time in the market. If your hotel is away from Munnar town, try to have food and finish all activities in town and move to hotel. Coming back from hotel to town in night is not a good idea as there can be fog in the road and driving is not safe.

Second day at Munnar

Second day should be dedicated for sightseeing in and around Munnar. If you want to cover almost all places, try to start sightseeing by 8.30. Or you can choose places to visit according to your interest and mood. Purchase spices, tea etc. while you go for shopping. Do visit Eravikulam National Park to see the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr.

Selecting the resort/hotel is most important while you are in Munnar. Every hotel in Munnar is not in town, you will find hotels within a radius of approximately 30km from Munnar. See Hotels in Munnar .Most of the good resorts are away from city. . If you are a person who wishes to stay in city, do make sure the hotel you select is in city itself. If you want to be away from all traffic and love to have a relaxed mood select a resort/hotel accordingly. While approaching any tour operator, if you have a specific choice, make sure you communicate this clearly.

Hotel Selection at Munnar

It is always better to do a Google search on the hotel selected. Nobody can tell you whether you will like a hotel or not. As this is very subjective and depends upon your interests and background. Personally I like to stay away from city when I am on holiday and used to prefer hotels outside the city. But for business trips, I prefer city hotels. This need to be considered when you plan Kerala tour itself. Else you land up staying in a hotel which you may wont feel good with.

A normal package can be prepared with 2 night stay at Munnar. If you wish to stay at Munnar for 3 nights, you will get a lot of time to relax. A package with one night in Munnar is not that advisable. I have seen many times people taking package with one night at Munnar and one night at Alleppey when they have only 3 days to spend. This is not a good idea as they will not be able to cover neither Munnar nor Alleppey.

From Munnar, you can travel to next destinations like Thekkady, Alleppey, or Cochin. Moving to Kovalam directly from Munnar is not a good idea as travelling time would be minimum 10hrs. If you are moving to Cochin to catch return flight/train do make sure you have minimum 6hrs in between, as you may even stop for food during this travel. So do your time planning accordingly.

Here is an easy to follow map with the major tourist spots in Munnar. This map will help you in planning your itinerary during your visit to Munnar.

Click here to read Munnar travel guide which gives more idea on Munnar

Munnar Tourist Destinations Map to plan Kerala tour

Distance to various places from Munnar
  • Distance from Munnar to Madurai – 130KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Cochin    – 135KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Aluva     – 130KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Theni      – 165KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Thekkady – 110KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Trivandrum     – 280KM
  • Distance from Munnar to Alleppey – 190km
  • Distance from Munnar to Kodaikkanal – 180km

Thekkady

The famous Periyar wild life sanctuary is in Thekkady. Thekkady is sometimes referred to as Kumily or Periyar. Thekkady is the best place to visit if you are interested in adventure and eco-tourism activities. If you are not interested in such activities, you have only Periyar wild life sanctuary to see.

For more info read our blog post : More info about Thekkady 
To watch wild life closely, you need to go for boating through the Periyar River. Wild animals, forest areas of Periyar sanctuary and Mullapperiyar dam from long view can only be seen during this boating. Vehicles are not allowed inside the sanctuary for sightseeing.
Boating in Thekkady has fixed timings and the guest need to be personally in the queue to get tickets. You need to give your personal details as well as show ID card while taking this ticket. Depending on season, the rush for boating varies. In peak seasons, there might be heavy rush, so try to be in queue at least 3 to 4 hrs before the departure time. This time need to be considered when you plan Kerala tour itself.

Thekkady has lot of activities/shows running in the evening. If interested, you can watch Kalarippayattu (martial arts of Kerala), Kathakali, Magic show, musical fountain, tribal dance etc. You can also go for Ayurveda massage, Elephant ride, Elephant bath, Elephant shower, Spice plantation tour etc. You can plan for boating through Periyar River as well above activities if you have one night stay at Thekkady. Unless you are interested in adventurous activities, don’t stay for more than 2 nights there. If you are opting for two night’s stay, you can relax on the second day enjoying the wilderness of Thekkady.

Second Day at Thekkady

If you are an adventurous person, this is the place for you. Plan for 2 or 3 nights at Thekkady and you get to do all sorts of adventure activities here. You can go for Gavi tour which includes full day Jeep safari, trekking etc., bamboo rafting, eco-tourism, nature walk, night patrolling etc. Go through the details for these activities and fix the number of days you want to stay at Thekkady. Whether to stay for 2 night or 3 night should depend on your interest and need to be taken care when you plan Kerala tour itself.

From Thekkady you can move to Alleppey, Munnar, Cochin, Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Kodaikkanal (Tamil Nadu). Again Kovalam is not a good idea as there will be lot of traveling.

Very recently we have found a website where you can do online booking for boating at Periyar. Though we have not tried this, one of our guest did it themselves. Thought of sharing that website here.

Online booking for Periyar boating can be done on www.periyarfoundation.org.

Click here to read my travel experience to Thekkady

Distance to various places from Thekkady
  • Distance from Thekkady to Kumily – 4km
  • Distance from Thekkady to Munnar – 110km
  • Distance from Thekkady to Alleppey – 150km
  • Distance from Thekkady to Cochin – 170km
  • Distance from Thekkady to Kodaikkanal – 120km

Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey

Alleppey is another destination which you need to consider when you plan Kerala tour. The destination is famous for Kerala style houseboats. Alleppey has a good beach also. A houseboat cruise is a different experience and should not miss this if you have enough holidays with you. Houseboats give a different feel than staying in a hotel. These floating villas have dining hall, rooms with bath rooms and kitchens. Number of rooms varies from one to nine as of now.

Houseboat cruise can be of two types; you can either opt for a 21hrs overnight cruise or can take morning cruise for 5 to 6 hrs.

If you are opting for morning cruise, you have to check-in at 10AM and check-out will be at 4 or 5 PM depending on the cruise provider you opt. In this case, you will be greeted with welcome drink (lime juice or tender coconut) and will serve lunch prepared in boat and evening snacks. Boat will cruise through the inland canals, backwaters and lakes. And you can also watch the long stretch of paddy fields at Alleppey (Kuttanad). This cruise, I am sure, will be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime.

Boat will halt during lunch timings and food is prepared in the boat itself. The boat will have a Captain (driver), Cook and sometimes a helper too depending on the size of boat. These boats are engine driven.

Timing of Houseboat

For overnight stay houseboat cruise (21hrs), you need to check-in to houseboat at 12 Noon and check-out will be at 9 AM next day. The boat will take you for a cruise at 12 Noon and will be going around till lunch time. The boat will halt for lunch and after lunch it cruises till 5.30 to 6PM and then anchors till next day morning. You will be cruising again next day for at least an hour before check out.

For this kind of cruise, you will be getting welcome drink, lunch, evening snacks, tea, dinner and breakfast for the next day morning. Food is prepared in the boat itself and all boats will have their fixed menu. They take your food preference before you reach Alleppey and raw materials will be stored in boat before it leaves the shore.

If you are a non-vegetarian, you will be getting rice, vegetable (2types), fish fry, curd, pickles, pappad, Sambar for lunch and chicken, chappathy, rice, vegetable curry, dal for dinner. If you are a vegetarian, the menu is similar with some changes. It will be Payasam instead of fish fry for lunch and one more variety of veg curry instead of chicken for dinner. For breakfast, it will be idly-sambar, omelet and bread butter jam.

Strong Suggestion for Houseboat

It’s always advisable to inform them in advance if you have any specific preference as once you start the journey getting raw materials is not easy. If you have children with you and want more milk or such food, don’t forget to inform that in advance. During the cruise, you can purchase prawns, extra fish on your own (if you feel like). The crew will cook and serve that for you. Whether day cruise or full time houseboat need to be finalised considering all the above aspects when you plan Kerala tour itself.

AC in Houseboat

If you are opting for A/C Houseboat, unless specifically mentioned A/C operates from 9 PM to 6 AM only. If you require full time A/C or need extra hours, then inform the houseboat operator in advance. You will be charged extra unless your package is with full time A/C houseboat. If you want extra A/C time, they need to carry extra fuel with them and unless you tell in advance, this will be difficult.

While on board, do close the windows and doors of your room in the evening. As it is in water and flies may enter in the evening. Houseboats are normally parked in a safe place where the owner of houseboat has easy access or is near to his house. Houseboats are of different categories and rooms may not be as big as your hotel room.

The biggest disadvantage of houseboat is that if there is some issue with A/C or TV in the night, it may not be able to get it repaired till next day.  To get an electrician late night to that halting place may not be possible.  But such things happen very rarely.

Depending on your interest, either go for 21hrs cruise or take a morning cruise and then stay in a resort at Alleppey or Kumarakom.

Click here to read my experience in houseboat will help you to understand more about cruise.

Kumarakom and Alleppey Resorts

Alleppey is famous for Houseboats, backwater resorts and beach whereas Kumarakom is for Houseboats and backwater resorts. Both are just 30km apart. Both places have descent resorts as well as houseboats. Depending on the option selected, you may move to that place. You can plan for a resort stay either after a Houseboat morning cruise or for the next night after overnight cruise.

If you have enough days, I always suggest taking one night stay in a resort after your Houseboat cruise.  In most cases, you will be reaching Alleppey or Kumarakom after 3 night stay at Munnar, Thekkady or any other places and a resort stay here will definitely relax you.

You can either move back to Cochin to catch your flight back or can travel ahead to Kovalam after this relaxing stay.
While selecting a resort at Kumarakom or Alleppey, make sure you do enough research. Make sure the resort is as per your liking because there are few things to do at when you are in a Kumarakom/Alleppey resort. You can visit Alleppey beach in the evening and can relax. Some backwater resorts do provide additional facilities like pedal boating, swimming pool and Ayurvedic spa. There are resorts providing  countryside boating, fishing and cooking class. This resort can be either at Alleppey, Kumarakom and I know some good backwater resorts on the way to Cochin also. Alleppey or Kumarakom for stay should be finalised according to your interests considering above facts. You may do this when you plan Kerala tour itself.

What after Alleppey

Once you are done with Alleppey and Kumarakom , you have several options. It depends upon your travel plan. You can either move towards Cochin and return back home on the same evening or stay at Cochin and travel to Guruvayoor or Athirapilly-Vazhachal on the next day. Or you can move to south from Alleppey to visit Kovalam, Trivandrum, Varkala and Kanyakumari. You also have the option of going to Thekkady or Munnar from here if you started the tour from Trivandrum. Alleppey lies almost midway between Trivandrum from Cochin.

Distance to various places from Alleppey
  • Distance from Alleppey to Cochin – 80km
  • Distance from Alleppey to Munnar – 190km
  • Distance from Alleppey to Thekkady – 140km
  • Distance from Alleppey to Trivandrum – 170km
  • Distance from Alleppey to Kovalam – 180km
  • Distance from Alleppey to Kanyakumari – 250km

Varkala

Varkala lies in between Alleppey and Trivandrum and has a good beach. There are several beach resorts if you want to stay here. Opt for this place, only if you have extra days or skip this place. This is a great place to be considered when you plan Kerala tour.

Trivandrum and Kovalam

Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala. At Trivandrum, you can visit the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Museums, art gallery, Zoo etc. If you have plans to visit the temple, make sure you have the required dress to get inside. Pants or jeans are not allowed for both ladies and gents. The temple can be visited between 5 to 11 in the morning or 3 to 6 in the evening. Visit other places as per your interest and time availability.

While at Trivandrum, it’s advisable to stay at Kovalam which is famous for its beach. If you are really in a tight schedule, one night stay is sufficient but we recommend two night stay to fully enjoy this place. When you have two nights at Kovalam, you can visit Trivandrum one day and next day you can visit Kovalam beaches. Select resort as per your interest at Kovalam.

There are some luxury resorts at Poovar also. Poovar is a place just 14km from Kovalam and is famous for its estuary, where backwater and sea meet!  To fully unwind you can extend your stay for one more night, either at Kovalam or at Poovar.

Return from Kovalam

If Kovalam is your last destination, try to book return ticket from Trivandrum which helps you to spend enough time at this place and to avoid long journey of 6 to 7 hrs to Cochin. If your return ticket is from Cochin, try to leave Kovalam at least 8 hrs in advance to be on the safer side. And if the return ticket is for morning flight/train from Cochin, make sure you stay at Cochin instead of rushing from Kovalam on the last day. Stay between Kovalam or Poovar also is an important factor need to be consisted and should fix when you plan Kerala tour.

From Kovalam, you can do day-visit to Kanyakumari. You can spend one night at Kanyakumari, if you have time.  Kanyakumari is 90km from Trivandrum and is almost 2hrs drive. There is Kerala-Tamil Nadu check post in between.

If your tour is starting from Trivandrum, you have the choices of moving to Kanyakumari, Varkala, Alleppey, Cochin from here.

Distance to various places from Trivandrum
  • Distance from Trivandrum to Cochin – 250km
  • Distance from Trivandrum to Munnar – 310km
  • Distance from Trivandrum to Thekkady – 270km
  • Distance from Trivandrum to Kovalam – 13km
  • Distance from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari – 90km

Kanyakumari

Though Kanyakumari is not in Kerala, if you are travelling up to Trivandrum, I suggest visiting Kanyakumari too, if you have time. Try to have one night stay at Kanyakumari so that you can see the sunset as well as the sunrise. Make sure you reach Kanyakumari before 4 PM to see the evening. If you are on a tight schedule, you can also do a day visit to Kanyakumari.

Guruvayoor Temple

The famous Sree Krishna temple is at Guruvayoor. Guruvayoor is 90 kilometres, a 2-hour drive from Cochin towards North West. Though it is only a 2hrs drive from Cochin, you can expect a long queue and will have to wait for about 2 to 4 hrs to enter the temple.

If you stay overnight, you can visit the temple in the evening when the crowd is less. At around 7 PM, there are lots of rituals happening there. When I go, I visit the temple at 6 PM, have darshan, stay inside the temple till 8 PM, and return to the hotel. Then I wake up at 2.30 AM and revisit the temple early morning at 3.30 AM and return to the hotel. During this time, the rush will be less, and one can go inside quickly.

There is an elephant Sanctuary near to temple where you can see more than 60 elephants, and it is a must-see place if you are visiting Guruvayoor temple. If you are interested in visiting temples in Kerala when you plan a Kerala tour, this is an ideal destination.

Athirapilly-Vazhachal Waterfalls

There are few good resorts in Athirappily –Vazhachal region. Athirapilly Vazhachal is the biggest waterfalls in Kerala and is approximately 70km from Cochin. If you have enough holidays, you may consider visiting this place. During the Athirapilly visit, either you can stay in Athirapilly or come back and stay at Cochin.

Cherai Beach

Cherai is ideal for a beach visit and is only 30km from Cochin. Either you can have an overnight stay here or visit if you have enough time.

Wayanad

Wayanad is approximately 300km from Cochin towards the north. If this is your first destination, try to book a ticket to Calicut.   If your next destination is towards the south, suggest taking a night stay at Cochin. The drive from Wayanad to Cochin takes 7 to 8 hrs. A 3-night visit is advisable as all sightseeing places in Wayanad are not close to each other. When Wayanad is your last destination, you can book a return ticket from Calicut instead of driving back to Cochin.

Hope with the above details; you will be now able to chart your travel itinerary with the destinations chosen and the number of nights to be spent at each location decided.

Itinerary to plan Kerala tour

I am mentioning Some suggested route plans here.  I would recommend deciding on the number of days to at each location. This itinerary will help you to get the routing done quickly for your holidays.

If arrival is at Cochin
  1. Cochin – (135 km) – Munnar – (110 km) – Thekkady– (160 km) – Alleppey resort – Alleppey Houseboat – (80 km) – Cochin
  2. Cochin – (135 km) – Munnar – (110 km) – Thekkady– (160 km) – Alleppey resort –Alleppey Houseboat – (80 km) – Varkala – (150 km) – Kanyakumari– (90 km) – Trivandrum/Kovalam – (230 km) – Cochin
  3. Cochin – (80 km) – Alleppey resort –Alleppey Houseboat – (210 km) – Kanyakumari– (90 km) – Trivandrum/Kovalam – (230 km) – Cochin
  4. Cochin – (135 km) – Munnar – (110 km) – Thekkady– (160 km) – Alleppey resort –Alleppey Houseboat – (80 km) – Cochin – (90 km) – Guruvayoor– (140 km) – Athirapillyvazhachal– (70 km) – Cochin
  5. Cochin – (300 km) – Wayanad– (300 km) – Cochin – (135 km) – Munnar – (110 km) – Thekkady– (160 km) – Alleppey resort –Alleppey Houseboat – (80 km) – Varkala – (150 km) – Kanyakumari – (90 km) – Trivandrum/Kovalam Cochin
If arrival is at Trivandrum
  1. Trivandrum/Kovalam – (90 km) – Kanyakumari – (150 km) – Varkala – (80 km) – Alleppey Houseboat –Alleppey resort – (160 km) – Thekkady – (110 km) – Munnar – (135 km) – Cochin

Check the Weather Conditions

Kerala has a typical tropical climate around the year. December and January are relatively colder months, and the weather starts warming up from February. April – June are the summer months where it can be pretty hot and humid. The South-West monsoon season from June – September sees a lot of torrential rainfall. Following that, there is the North-East Monsoon that runs from October to December.

It’s best to plan your trip based on the weather conditions as well. Hill stations remain cool year-round, and you can expect a higher tourist population during the summer months. Kerala is quite enchanting during the monsoon season, and you can enjoy the weather if you come prepared with appropriate rain gear.

Selecting Vehicle for Kerala tour

Dzire/Ethios – Sedan Vehicle

Do select a vehicle as per the number of people travelling and the luggage you carry. When the number of people travelling is three or less, suggest Sedan. When four people are travelling, there will be enough luggage, and a Sedan is a vehicle that does not have a luggage career. In Kerala, finding a sedan with the carrier is difficult. If you are just 2 or 3 people travelling but require

Ertiga/Enjoy

If there are 4 to 7 persons, choose Tavera and Inova for better luxury. If there are eight or more people in your group, then travel in Tempo traveller. Do note that when you are on this holiday trip, you are travelling

Toyota Inova

You will be travelling approximately 150km every day that too through hilly areas. If you try to save money by congesting yourself in a vehicle, travel will not be relaxing, not only that your car will find it difficult in pulling through hills. There should be space to keep your luggage also while selecting the vehicle.

Luggage/Cash/ID card while plan Kerala Tour

While travelling, try to carry minimum luggage. Also, try to take minimum cash with you and fewer ornaments. You will find a lot of ATM’s in Kerala.

Do carry the ID card of every person who travels with you. For hotel Check-in ID card is required.

I hope this article helps you in planning your Kerala trip smoothly and to decide the itinerary. You may contact me at director@paradise-kerala.com for any clarifications required. I would be the happiest person in this world to clarify for you. I am reachable on 9947876214 at any time.

If you find me wrong anywhere in the article, I am open to discussion and will update the same.

Thank you very much, and I wish you a great Kerala experience.

Check out our latest blog post:Kerala Hotel Booking Guide – How to Select a Hotel of Your Choice

By Ratheesh R.Nath

Managing director at Paradise Holidays Cochin

409 comments

  1. This is really very good information for someone who is not aware of Kerala or someone who cannot decide on what/how to plan to visit in Kerala. It is really useful. Lot of practical information about various places in Kerala.

    After reading this blog, I am able to firm up my vacation plan in Kerala.

    1. It’s a wonderful article and has helped many people to plan Kerala trip. I plan to visit Kerela with my wife and 1 year kid in 3rd and 4th week of October 2017.
      My plan includes Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady- Alleppey – Kovalam/Trivandrum 9 days trip.
      I want to know whether self drive would be a good option or should I hire a local vehicle with a driver? I am a confident driver and believe I can manage it. Who provides such services of self drives where in I can.pick up the vehicle from Kochi airport and drop back at Trivandrum airport on last day of the trip?
      Thanks in advance.

  2. The link 9 places to see in Cochin is mis-directed and leads to the same page as 13 places to see in Munnar

  3. Links is really help full with all the details mentioned. No need of go ogle for Kerala destination. route map is clear can help our friends too if they plan.

    Your service are excellent, i have availed your service 3 times in the past.

  4. Hi …the info provided is excellent and will surely help for an memorable journey ahead….we look forward to get associate with you and your team shortly

    Vijay

  5. We enjoyed kerala trip very well with the help of Paradise Holidays.. Their support is awsome…and Its a memorable trip..

    Thanks to Riteesh and Pardise Holidays….

  6. This is very informative work. It looks very much Practical oriented facts which will be very useful to anybody who like to make a trip to Kerala.

  7. We with another couple been on holidays organised by Paradise from 12 to 18 March 2013.Thanks to Jai-Shree & Rathneesh for maling our holidays enjoyble.
    Rathneesh – your write up is excellent .

    With all the best,

  8. Our Kerala trip was really well planned by Paradise Holidays and we have enjoyed more then expected in our trip.Their support is very good and Its a memorable trip. All the best to Paradise Holidays Team & Thanks to Sridevi Riteesh and Pardise Holidays Team

  9. Mr Nath, thanks for putting this information together. I am travelling to Kerala in 6 weeks time from today & thru your company, excited on what to expect there & waiting to be there. Thanks!!

  10. sir, It’s excellent information provided by you. Hope it will surely help for an memorable journey at Kerala tour. All information are very useful to the visitors. Lot of practical information about various places in Kerala given by you. Hope my kerla tour will be memorable.

  11. Thanks for sharing the useful information.Alleppey is an awesome place..I used to go there with my friends.We enjoyed a lot.This month also we are planning,and we booked our tickets to kerala

  12. Excellent article! After reading this article we are leaving whole of our trip planning on u. We are worried about mansoon and weather condition. Details/ Probablity of weather condition in kerla during each month of a year could be of great help. U can add it to ur beautiful article.

  13. THE ARTICLE IS VERY INFORMATIVE.
    LOOKING FORWARD FOR A MEMORABLE TRIP.
    WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN MAY -JUN ?

  14. U done a great job sirji hats of to u it is very use full to all the people like me to enjoye the kerala

  15. Thank you very much for your blog with lot of information on Kerala Tour and how to plan …..Excellent..

    ….Vidyasagar

  16. Excellent places awesome location every year i used to come to india and visit different location. Previous year i stayed in kerala its awesome place and its really gods own country. next year i planned for Tamil Nadu let see how it would be. I will stay in coimbatore Hotel Vijay Park from their i will start my jouncy hope it wound be really ineterseting

  17. planning to Munnar Thekkady Kumarakom & Alleppy we are couple i want to know july is the best season or not.

  18. really useful information and tips..
    thanx a lot for the info..

    i was planning to visit both munnar and allepy in a 3 days time,
    but after reading ur blog i decided to go and enjoy 1 by 1 rather than trying to cover all in a rush..

    hope can enjoy my Munnar honeymoon trip in sep-13..

  19. Extremely helpful bolg….thanks for sharing your insight..Please advice me a budget resort in Alleppey for night….next day we’ll go for day river cruise….we will come from kolkata to cochin by flight…..will spend 2 nights at cochin will come to Alleppey and stay in a resort…
    Thanks once again

    1. Oh…Thank you Ms.Manika. We hope you will have a wonderful time in Kerala. You can contact our travel planning team to get up-to-date information. Please call this number – +91 963378 8866.

  20. Thanks a lot for giving valuable information. I and my friends are really grateful to you for giving such detailed information on everything about Kerala visits.

  21. Hi sir,
    Simply MIND BLOWING post on Kerala,cant expect more while planning a trip, Awsome job done, very informative !!!!! Cheers!!

    Planing kerala trip in mid Nov. Hope the trip would be simple n enjoyable after going through all the info. provided by u…..
    Excellent Post !!!

    Dr.Deepanjali singh Beniwal.

  22. Dear Dr.Deepanjali singh Beniwal. If you are planning a Kerala trip then you are at the right place and in right contact. Myself and my wife had planned our trip during Oct.2012 through Paradise Holidays. Believe ma it was one of the best organized tour I ever had. The vehical and the driver provided by the agency were excelent. The stay, food and sight seeing arrangements were also very good. Had a real nice and memorable trip.

    S.K.Malik

  23. Superb and excellent information for the people who want to travel Kerala.
    Thanks so much for the information. we are hoping that we will have good time during our trip.
    Sundar

  24. hi
    thanks for useful information.
    we are planning our Diwali vacation in Kerala this year…
    how much days we required for it?

  25. we are three couples with child (adult-6, child-5) and have 10-12 days, pl. send detail planning..
    thanks

  26. Hi I am Amita,Awesome! Its in fact amazing Blog for A visit to the incredible kerala is a memorable lifetime experience.kerala are definitely the most beautiful culture in India and its Onam festival are Most Famous.That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself there are still some conflicts on kerala best time to visit, read more on kerala packages for detailed information.

  27. Hello Ratheesh, you have done a good job; I have gone through your entire blog. It has excellent info about Kerala places. It is inspiring to visit Kerala. And also we got nice feedback about your company Paradise Holidays. We are travelling to Kerala in this month thru your company; we are looking forward to seeing Kerala!!
    Thank you so much for your nice blog post!!! 🙂

  28. Hello Team, Am plan to make my trip by Sep 15th for honeymoon trip and I plan to cover both Munnar & Alleppey for 3 days plan is this possible to do? please assist. Thanks

    1. It is indeed our pleasure and privilege to help you have an awesome vacation in Kerala. I will forward your email ID to our travel expert team and they will get back to you. Or you can call us directly to +91 963378 8866.

  29. Great article Ratheesh. Very informative and attention to details given to the things that may come handy and not thought when traveling unless required. Thanks for putting this.

    Cheers,
    P

  30. Your article was really nice. Our is a group of around 10/12 people who want to come to Kerala in Dec. vacations. Can you please plan our tour with hotels and a transport vehicle. We will book our own rail tickets from Pune.Our plan is as follows.If you can suggest some good changes it is welcome. Our budget per head will be 10/11 thousand per head.

    Day 1-Cochin-2 Nights stay-Visit Cherai beach
    Day2-,Athirapilly waterfalls
    Day 3-Move to Munnar- 2 nights stay.
    Day4- Munnar sight seeing
    Day5- Thekkady-sight seeing- 1 night stay.
    Day6-Backwaters 6 hours cruise at Alleppey and stay at Kumarkom resorts-1 night
    Day7-Move to Trivandrum, see Padmanabhaswamy temple stay at Kovalum-1 night
    Day8- Morning move to Trivendrum.Sight seeing

    Next day morning leave for Pune
    Please reply on my email id

  31. This is a great article. I have planned a Kerala trip this week starting from 15th Aug. Is it safe (and enjoyable) to visit places like Cochin, Munnar, Thakkedy, Alleppey given that this year it’s raining in abundant?

  32. This is excellent information; very helpful. I have already booked a tour from your company in September; hoping to have a good time.

  33. The article is very useful. I am planning to visit Kerla in November 13. tried to search for the information about the tourist destination. My search ends here. No need to go elsewhere.
    I am happy that all the important information, tips for tourists are available here.
    Now I am in a position to plan each minute detail and expecting that my tour will be memorable.

  34. Mr Rateesh,
    Great article. Initial fears to plan are over. Am determined to visit Kerala in Dec for sure.
    Thanks once again
    Zia.

  35. Can u help me plan my trip for 14 days at Kerala . We are 2 + 2 kids ( 9 and 16). Shall appreciate if you could send me the details on my email id .
    Choice of Hotel : Outside Town ( 3 star )
    Choice of vehicle : AC – Indigo

    Also would be interested to know the approx. overall expense ( +/- 10- 15 % )

    regards

    Zia

  36. hi,
    we are 3 couples and have only 7 days with us for touring.
    Actually i want to known that 7 days are enough for traveling in Kerala.
    please provide me the budget for 7 days in 3 star hotel include vehicle (in nova)
    please revert me asap in my email id.
    Email id: manishgusain03@gmail.com
    Phone no: 9924101514

  37. hello
    Firstly thanks for this useful blog.I am from kolkata. i will be there next year in January. i want to cover Trivandrum/Kovalam – – Kanyakumari – – Varkala – – Alleppey -Thekkady – – Munnar – – Cochin.

    i will arrive by flight to Trivandrum first. i have 2 questions.
    1) how many days does it take to cover all places? becoz i have 8 days in hand to cover all cities. and i will be returned from Ernakulam by train to kolkata.
    2 ) where to hire a cab in reasonable price? i will be coming with my husband only.

    please reply me

  38. Hi, I am planning to travel to Kerala towards the last week of December. I plan to travel one way by train so that my family can enjoy Konkan journey as well. Can you please help us which train and on which sector (Mumbai – Cochin or Cochin – Mumbai) should I take so that i get the maximum scenic view during the day time?
    Only constraints that I have is the train should be starting or leaving during the weekends only else Duronto from Cochin to Mumbai is good?

    thanks

  39. dear sir
    i wanted to know that weather of Kerala (Munnar) will be good for 7 months baby in the month of December. Awaiting for your reply.
    thanking you.

  40. Very useful information.
    I put a query on your portal and was suppose to be called by your executive but it hasn’t happened.

    Regards.

    1. I am so sorry for the delay Alpesh. Somehow it might have got missed. Extremely sorry for the inconvenience We will make sure that you will be contacted very soon by our travel team. Thank you for taking time to contact us again!

  41. What is ideal time of season to have a Kerala trip ? Can you offer personal (not in group) package tour from Mumbai ? If so, send me detail of package with Air fare and rail fare .

  42. Hello Sir, Good evening !!!!!!!!

    Today Morning we reached at our native place with lot of memories with paradise holidays.Last five days,We really enjoying Kerala trip with Paradise holidays.its very fantastic experiance for us.You are having very co-operative team.Our driver uncle Mr.Mohan taking lot of care of us.every stay at kerala was very fantastic experiance.every person was taking care of our needs and help us to being our trip special.Thanks for being our holiday special.

    Thanks & Regards

    Saidas Shinde
    Pune
    08149134916

  43. Dear Ratheesh & Swethi,

    Visiting and spending days in Kerala is a very amazing and interesting experience. We had been planning for spending some time at Kerala since last few years. Finally, we had reached, enjoyed and got much information about Kerala tradition, places and more amazing scenic view.

    All this has happened wonderfully with kind of service and help from Paradise Holidays tourism.

    We are very thankful to the Tourism Organization for being such a professional in providing amazing service in the beautiful place like Kerala.

    We are also thankful to the Car Driver Mr. Manikuttan, who have shared all the informations and safely and timely made us to visit all the places during our trip.

    We will be eagerly waiting for more tours in Kerala with help & service from you people.

    Thanks a Lot
    Sandeep Chakrawarthi & Padmini Sandeep

  44. Hi,

    I am looking for honeymoon package in Feb 2014, could you please help me for the same for 6 N & 7 Days.

    I will be in cochin on 16th Feb.

  45. Dear Ratheesh,

    The blog look very interesting and informative to a lay man to plan his trip. Hope I should be able to finalize a trip for Feb’14.

    Regards,

    Krishnan

  46. Hi, My parents had travelled with Paradise Holidays in Nov-11 and it was a memorable trip for them. I have booked the trip in Jan with paradise holidays….Hope this will be the memorable trip for me too…..and the information and response so far from your end is very good…..

  47. Hi,Firstly thanks for this very useful blog. Im planning to make my trip by Mar 15th for honeymoon trip and I plan to cover both Munnar & Alleppey. could you please help me for the same for 3 N & 4 Days. Please assist. Thanks.

  48. Extremely helpful bolg….thanks for sharing your insight..Please advice me a budget resort in munnea and Alleppey for nigh.

    I am looking for honeymoon package on 16th Jan 2014, could you please help me for the same for 4 N & 5 Days.

    Thanks once again

  49. Hi!!! Ratheesh
    I wanted to visit Kochi, but I have a very tight schedule, I think its only one full day. Could you please tell me how to manage time there. I will be coming on 11 jan 2014 2:00 AM and return ticket is of 12 jan 2014 8: 00 PM.
    Please help me out..
    Thanx

  50. Hi.. How better is Munnar from Ooty (during Feb)….. Have booked for Cochin-Athirapilly-Allepey(through Paradise holiday) , and Ooty thru friends.. Would want to know abt Munnar preference with Ooty… So that i might change options from Oooty to Munnar….

    Thanks in advance!!!

  51. Extremely very helpful blog if i received the same before 7days ago then I will planning for minimum 10 days for Kerala Tour ” God’s Own Country”

  52. Dear sir,

    I am Planning Honneymoon tour from 5th MAY 2014 for 8 to 10 days in kerala. is it a good time to come in Kerala for Honneymoon in the month of May. Kindly give me your Pune office contact details.

  53. Thank u sir for ur valuable feedback.We are going to plan our holiday during our puja vacation this year.This article will help us immensly,i think….

  54. After googling lot about kerala tourism, I find this blog as “The Best” as it gives very clear and insightful information.
    In addition, Along with the concluding “Get the Route Plan Done” column, if the approximate price for the packages given, it would have been an Pucka Planning material.
    Anyways, Great work, hope this ll help me for our tour ahead.

  55. Impressive guidance.. thx. for the same.. i am dreaming to drive down directly from Bangalore to visit all these places ? please guide me how safe will it be ?

    ALok

  56. This blog is too good and informative to me and my family are planning to travel on 23 March 2014. It is useful and shall plan my itinarary accordingly.

    Thanks,

    Ojal Pardesi

  57. I just want to say I’m all new to blogging and site-building and certainly liked your page. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your site . You certainly come with very good well written articles. Thanks a lot.

  58. Hi Ratheesh, really fantastic information given by you. I think this may the best information for the people who plans to visit Kerala. Excellent. Thank you

  59. Sir,

    I would like to travel kerala for honeymoon (4days), like to cover cochin, munnar, alleppy (house boat), kovalam, kumarakom.

    Tour starts at trivandrum
    and drop me at Cochin.

    Please let me know about the budget package price & itenary.

    Thanking you.

    1. Thank you Subba for contacting us. We look forward to help you plan a very relaxing honeymoon trip in Kerala. Our travel team will get back to you!

  60. Dear sir…me along with my friend is planning trip to Kerala in second weak of June. Need advise on stay ..with budgeted hotels .. and on tour guide too. Can I have ur contact no to get in touch with yourself. Thank u.

  61. Sir,

    This information about kerala is very helpful. I would like to travel kerala for 7days, like to cover cochin, munnar, Thekady, alleppy (house boat), kovalam, kumarakom.

    Tour starts at cochin.
    .

    Please plan for me a more enjoyable vacation with budget price.

    Thanking you.

  62. An excellent information compiled and dished out for people like me who want to know more and explore Kerala. I intend visiting the place with my family in the month of June specially for Munnar & Kovalam beaches. Kindly let me know whether, its the right time, in the light of Monsoon. Heard monsoons are quite harsh and one is stayed put in the Hotels during the season.

    1. Thank you Mr.Kanwaljit Singh for your kind words. Happy to be of help. June and July are our Monsoon months. They are exotic in their own way…but can be little harsh on some days. I love monsoon and it is the best time to get your body and mind refreshed. And traditionally, these are the months suggested by Ayurvedic Vaidyas (doctors) for best results in their treatments!!

  63. It is very useful & adviseable informations for kerla tour.I sent a message to make 7-10
    days tour plan kerla.we both r 75-76 years Sr.citizens,will come retun by train.which station will be better for reservation & month for visiting &required budget

    mobile:91+9779389389

  64. Nice information. In fact I contacted you this March regarding my tour plan but that did not materialize. I will surely visit Kerala in March 2015 and would approach Paradise Holidays for my arrangements

  65. Hi Ratheesh,

    This is the most informative and to-the-point information regarding Kerala Travel I have seen on internet after going through all the tripadvisor.com’s of the world.

    It had been a great experience with Paradise Holidays since my first trip in 2009 and since then I have done 2 trips myself and 1 for a friend. Happy to see Paradise Holidays growing like a successful start-up… Initiating operations within family, taking it to different cities, launching new Logo (like it a lot!), engagement in CSR and most important – creating confidence!

    All the very best for future!!!

    Regards,
    Suresh

  66. We are couple + 2 kids and want to plan 8 days tour.
    Requirements – Sightseeing, Pure veg jain food, Comfortable hotel stays

    pls revert on my cell – 9422620771

  67. Very useful and informative blog. It is of great help to people like me who are planning to visit kerala first time. Thanks for the help.

  68. It’s indeed great information ,who should know before visiting a place like Kerala , I see Mr. Ratheesh has covered most important aspects of Kerala trip ,which makes our trip smooth. Thanks

  69. Hello,
    Very nice information. I would like to know whether is it possible to cover Kerala plus Karnataka for honeymoon. We are planning for 10 days trip. Please help me with your valuable feedback.

  70. Such a wonderful post. Rarely, we could see such detailed information like Route Planning, A/C in House Boat etc..

    Such detailed information will help people to even plan the trip by themselves. Hats off !!!

  71. WoWwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….

    Really great, after I read above guidance I am very happy to go Kerala without any hesitation.

    Thank you

    Amit Bhansali

  72. I am planning for my Honeymoon in the month of Dec 2014. so i need some help to plan it with excellent way.
    please kindly revert to me on my cell 9881715727

  73. Dear Mr Nath,
    Infact I am already under finalizing stage my trip to Cochin,Munnar (2N), Alleppey (2), Cochin (2N) thru your organization wef 16/17 Dec14. Fortunately I gone thru your this blog “Kerala tour planning” & find very intensive helpful information. Now it has put us in a dilemma if we a couple being senior Citizen can bear the cold/winter of a hill station i.e. Munnar. We are resident of Chhattisgarh & normally minus temp never occurs even in winter season. Please give a genuine advise.
    Thanks

  74. Dear Shri Nath,
    I have gone through your article Plan your Kerala Trip, which is very informative for the tourists.
    We 4 adults from Gujarat would like to visit Kerala in last week of January 15 for approx.7 days and pick up and drop in will be from Ernakulam. We would like to visit Cochin, Munnar, Tekerry and Alleppy. I request you to send me good ittenarary for the same including cost of transporation, meals and budget hotels.
    Thanks
    K.N. MOTWANI

  75. My requirement is same as Mr KN Motwami above. Only different is that iwant to start from delhi and my time is first week of February 15. Kindly quote the prices.

  76. Dear Mr Ratheesh nath
    Indeed a nice informative blog.
    This shows ..what & how much difference there …in a tour operator ..when managed by simply educated & science student !!!!!
    Science student always do thing in systematic way.
    The writeup shows your deep involvement.
    It is informative for Kerala per se but it is educative also in a way that people will start thinking this way before planning their next holidays!!!
    Thumbs up

  77. me n my fiance are planing a january tour to kerala, this blog helped us and v almst planend evrythn… thanks a lot.. looking forward to approach paradise holidays for our arrangements..

  78. Dear Sir/Madam…
    I am really impressed by the information you have provided on your Web page and by the comments of the visitors who have enjoyed with your group. I along with my family are visiting kerala on 5th Jan and have planned to see nearby areas also as we are staying for twenty days. I request you to kindly arrange our tour package in such a manner which will be always remembered and without fatigue. We will be 4 persons including me my wife n two kids of age 2 and 5.

  79. Really, its great that you have provided all the information. We are planning for a holiday trip to Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppy on 22nd Feb 2015 (4 Adults). Please let me know the itinerary and quote. Pick up and drop point : Eranakulam.

  80. Thanks for a helpful information.I want to plan a trip to kerala.I am from PUNE.we want to celebrate our anniversary in Jan 2015.dates will be between 14-20 Jan.so plz guide me in making this tour as memorable one.no will be 09970557111.

  81. Extremely informative, after reading the blog can say confidently.

    THERE IS NOTHING THAT I DO NOT KNOW OF KERALA TOURISM. WHATEVER I DO NOT KNOW IS NOT WORTH KNOWING. (Hope this is true)

    Thanking you so much for the power packed information. If approximation of the rates were given it would have been more helpful to better plan our trip.

    Once again thanking you

    Hemant Gagwani

  82. Dear Paradisians,

    Shall be visiting Kerala in the first week of April. (04 Persons including 02 senior citizens) do not intend to run around and no adventure treks. Intend to enjoy peace and calm and some worthwhile places including guruvayoor temple. Think Munnar is best. Do send us the itinerary including rates for 3 star hotels or resorts.
    Thanks
    Hemant Gagwani

  83. We are planning a trip to Kerala in march 2015 for 8\10 days,honeymoon? 50 year late!!!! Two seniors 75\67 yes, still can walk. Will appreciate a suitable plan/iteniery. Budget GBP 800 for two of us. Look forward to your advice. Thanks. Pranab mitra. Hornchurch,UK. Phon . 0044 1708 459189,

  84. Hello Mr. Ratheesh,

    Greetings!

    Read your blog with great interest. It is very informative. Thanks.

    We have already booked Hotels in Munnar, Thakkedy etc. through your Paradise Holidays.

    Feedback: May be you would like to provide the map of entire Kerala by marking these tourism related places?

    Regards,
    Madhurananda

  85. Dear Mr. Ratheesh,

    As expected we had wonderful time at Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarkoah and backwater. Thanks again to your blog. Needless to say, when we have to visit Kerala again, we will only book it through Paradise Holidays.

    All the Hotels that your people had booked was realy great. Also driver Mr. Kumar, such a special person. He is both kind and knowledgeable.

    Thanks to Ms. Sylvia, who was so patient since the beginning of our interaction until we finalised the programme. Thanks also to your entire team, who have directly or indirectly participated in making our trip a great success.

    My few feedback:

    1. As mentioned earlier, you may think of providing entire kerala map along with the one already mentioned above.

    2. You may like to include Fun Adventerous Park along with the site seeing places. It was most exciting experience to be there. I am sure, no young people would like to miss it.

    3. We had to wait for more than 45 minutes to make our payment in your office, on the day we arrived at Cochi on 28th February. For most of us time is so important. It would be great if u find some ways to shorten that time.

    Thanking You again.

    Wishing all the Best for Paradise Holidays,

    Regards,
    Madhurananda

  86. A debt of gratitude is in order for a supportive information.I need to plan a trek to kerala.I am from PUNE.we need to praise our commemoration in June. Please guide me my tour plan.

  87. I also plan for a Kerala travel trip with my friends. so this blog is very informative and important for me.

  88. Have a plan to visit Kerela. DATE OF ARRIVAL -25-10-2015 and will visit Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarkoah and backwater. Need to book with Paradise Holidays as I have heard that it provides the best package. I shall be accompanied with my mother aged 70, my wife aged 38 (both are patients of CMC Vellore) and my daughter aged 11 years. I shall go directly from Vellore (Katpadi Jn) to Ernakulam. Reach on 25th morning at around 6.50A.M. Return journey date will be 29-10-2015 to Howrah(West Bengal). I would request you to give the best option as I shall be taking the people for a change. So keeping that in mind revert at the earliest so that I may plan at my end likewise.

  89. Very informative and help full. Though I’m reading it after I booked my trip it is very helpful to make my trip most memorable.
    Thanks Ratheesh for your efforts for putting many things together here at one palace.

  90. Dear Sir, A very nice blog indeed.
    I stumbled upon ur website while googling for Kerala vacation. I’m yet to visit Kerala and have submitted my query for quote through your website. Then I received a response email wherein I also received the link of your blog. I can see a sincere passion in your blog to assist the novice person to plan the tour in your beautiful state. I’m not sure how my Kerala tour will materialize but having gone through your blog Kudos to you for your endeavors to help people in traveling. God bless!
    Regards-Nilesh Joshi

  91. I have been to Kerala for honeymoon from 03.12.2015 till 10.12.2015, and its been a soothing and refreshing experience visiting there. thanks to Kishor Jacob for advising us the most worth places of visit. And also our driver Nisar. he was a good accompany talking to. thanks for making our trip memorable.

  92. i am planning to make a tour with my mother ,she is a nature lover so please tell me the place i can take her ,make a route and how much it will cost me and 15 days trip

  93. Dear Mr. Ratheesh,

    As per our expectation we had wonderful time at Munnar, Thekkady, Allepey & Cochin. Needless to say, when we have to visit Kerala again, we will only book it through Paradise Holidays.

    All the Hotels which were booked were really great . Also driver Mr. ShreeKumar, was both easy person to deal with.

    Thanks to Ms. Nupur, who was so patient since the beginning of our interaction until we finalised the programme. Thanks also to your entire team, who have directly or indirectly participated in making our trip a great success.

    My few feedback:

    1. Also there was a communication gap in Allepey between Houseboat & driver which was sorted out though we have to wait around 30 min roadside.

    2. We had to wait for more than 30 minutes while leaving for Cherai in morning, on 23rd February same day our flight was scheduled later in afternoon so time was of essence for us. It would be great if you find some ways to shorten that time.

    Thanking You again.

    Wishing all the Best for Paradise Holidays,

    Regards,
    Deepak Shah

  94. It’s better if have Complete Package. Though, it’s very informative and helpful to plan the kerala tour. Thanks for it.

  95. for one couple for month may 2016
    all including cost for 5 night 6 days
    not any hide cost
    please tell me emi
    give me three option

  96. We hope to spend a week after a tour of north India. We would like to relax as well as see some sights, including an overnight stay on a house boat. There will be 4 of us ( middle aged), what would you recommend? Your site is brilliant by the way 🙂

  97. Hi Team, I would like to travel to munnar and allapey for four days in the May month after 20th. Could you please assist, Thanks

  98. I M FROM KOLHAPUR,MAHARASHTRAP.PLS HELP ME TO PLAN KERALA TOUR WITH MY WIFE & 2 CHILDREN.I DON’T KNOW ABOUT KERALA.I WANT TO VISIT MUNANR ,THEKKADY ETC

  99. Hi I want to spend 4 day tour in kerala and arriving on Trivendrum. Please let me know package and what will be cover in Kerala.

    Thanks,
    pawan

  100. This information is more than enough for any individual who is planning tour for first time and i dont think i need any guide or travel agent for hotel bookings or for seeking which place to visit in kerala and i am really more than happy to get soo much information here only. Thank you soo much and will add up if i get some more information related to kerala. 🙂

  101. Wooooowwww.. very knowledgeable post 🙂 thanks alotttt for such a nice description 🙂 Got a lot of info to plan properly 🙂

  102. Detailed Information.. Very nice.! Impressed!

    I would like to visit kerela if you can provide package details. Thanks.

  103. Hi,
    Ratheesh
    Your blog is so good you have provided step by step guidance for planning a trip to Kerala it helped me a lot.
    Thank you very much
    Goodbye

  104. Hello, Thanks. This is of great help and a step by step guideline. Felt like, i am been walked through all the destinations 🙂

    We have a 18 month old daughter and wish if you could highlight some Dos and Donts when Kid are on board.

    Wish to also understand if North Indian Veg foods are easily accessible ?

    Thank you in anticipation.

  105. Hi
    I want to take 9 to 5 houseboat at Allepy. However I am unable to find the online fares . Kindly advise where to book that houseboat. I want it on 30.12.16

  106. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. I was looking for finest place to visit in Kerala, and no doubt I found it, just because of you. Detail itinerary will help to plan a best trip to Kerala. Thanks again…….

  107. first of all, i would thank you for this useful post. Sir, I am planning to visit Kerala in mid-november. Is it advisable? and i m planning to reach cochin (2 nights), munnar (3 nights) and alleppey (2 nights). kindly advise..
    thanks

  108. We are reaching Cochin on 6thof March and leaving on11th of March,could you tell the plan for five nights and six days.How much is the cost of two people

  109. HI
    Nice information sharing in Article
    I am planning to visit Kerala in mid-may.
    How many days r required for above tour.
    plz give some planning for that.

  110. Ratheesh R. Nath, Hi Dear.!! Kerala is the beautiful place in India. And Thank you such much to give best places of Kerala in your article.!! After reading this article, I will plan to go Kerala’s trip.

  111. Very useful information, while planning for Kerala.
    but it would be better if we go through this blog before we make our plan to know the best spots to visit in Kerala.

  112. Impressed by the given travel information on tourism and is very useful for a naive too !

    Actually i want to know the minimum budget for 3 days including fooding and lodging If I reach from cochin

    Regards
    Anurag

  113. Hi maam! This is amazing information! However I leave tomorrow with my mum to Kerela for a trip of 10 days starting from Ernakulam. I’m really worried we’ve picked a wrong time to travel. Also I’m confused where to start and where to end! Your assistance would really help me out. Thank you

  114. Nice article
    Planning to have a seven days trip to Kerala in October last with my wife & daughter.Your information will help us to plan properly.

  115. Hey your blog is very nice, such useful information you are sharing. I really like your blog the information is very accurate.

  116. This is a good and informative blog. Well-written and represented with beautiful pictures and have shared so many information about the place.

  117. Thanks for the information… I really love your blog posts… especially this guide for those planning a trip to Kerala

  118. It’s a wonderful article and has helped many people to plan Kerala trip. I plan to visit Kerela with my wife and 2 daughters in 4th week of October 2017.
    My plan includes Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady- Alleppey – Kovalam/Trivandrum 5 days trip.
    I want to know whether I can travel from pune to cochin by flight?
    Are you manage travel by flight?
    Want estimate for 4 persons.
    contact : 9881602100
    Thanks in advance.

  119. How is it to plan travel between various points on our own Vs taking a package? Is it easy enough to book cabs/taxis after reaching kerala or booking a package in advance is better?

  120. Awesome .. Simply Awesome…

    Its an awesome, appropriate, customized information one seeks for. You have mentioned everything in a proper way. Whatever question I had got cleared by just reading your blog.
    Thank you for giving your time in writing this unique and important INFO …

  121. Hi! Very useful tips! We’re considering 3 days by the beach. Which place is better: Varkala or Kovalam? We’re looking for a cosy guesthouse or cottage rather than resort. Where are the charming and calm pubs by the beach or ayurvedic spots? Thanks a lot ! 🙂

  122. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Kerala in last week of February. Please tell me whether this would be the good time or travel or we should postpone it further. I just don’t want to miss any fun while being in Kerala

  123. I am planning to visit Wayanad on my next vacation with my family. So I was in search of best resort to stay. This blog will really help me on my trip.

  124. Very interesting post, we enjoyed each and everything as per written in your post. Thank you for this article because it’s really informative.

  125. Hello,

    This is very interesting and helpful blog!

    Must say, good work guys.

    Wanted to know, typically how many days are enough for kerala trip?

    Thank

  126. I am planing to visit Kerala with my family for 5-6 days in mid of August. Is it worth to visit Kerala in mid-August

  127. Very good info. thanks for this.
    Planning my tour in the month of October in Dushera Holidays.
    I will connect once again in the month of September after finalizing the dates.

    Thankyou once again.

  128. First of all thanks for the beautiful article. all the valuable information explained very well. Definitely, this article will use when I planning for a trip to Kerala.

  129. I really loved reading your blog.Superb and Interesting post .Thanks for sharing this information, because it is very valuable and useful blog for everyone. Really awesome article.

    1. Thanks for sharing a part of your expertise through this blog. Reading this blog was a delight.
      It made me feel as if I was actually seeing it through my own eyes.

  130. This is such a elaborate narrative on Kerala. I really loved reading it. Superb and Interesting post .Thanks for sharing this info, because it was very valuable and useful in panning my trip to Kerala. I’m planning to Visit Kerala between 30th Oct 2018 and 5th Nov 2018.

    Kudos to the team!

  131. Hi Team

    well said Customer should always decide the dates and travel duration so that they can plan their holiday as per requirement.
    The destination also explained very well.

    keep posting

  132. This is incredible posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back very soon …

  133. Very nice information.
    any one can plan kerala trip easily after reading this blog.
    thanks.
    write one blog on veg food in Kerala,it will be more helpful to all vegetarians.

  134. Good information to read. This post is very effective and images also helping us to understand your point. Hey, I am so glad to read your thoughts because I really enjoyed reading this. The way you explain your travel experience is truly awesome.
    Thank you for this article because it’s really informative, I love reading your blog

  135. hello
    Aapka post bhut hi accha lga bt aap bta sakte h Kerala k tour k liy minimum kitne din lagege jisme jyada s jyada destination cover ho sake. Hum August m 7days ka tour banana chahte h! Plz reply

  136. Thanks a lot for the post! I am planning for a Kerala trip with my wife and parents and have the following requirements –
    1) Will reach Cochin by Train, so will need an Innova on the same or next day to travel in and around Kochi and go to Munnar

    2) Is there any bus option to travel from Cochin to Munnar?

    Kindly provide me details if possible and relevant contact person please

  137. Hello,
    I am planning my trip from Cochin, Can I use Indica for 8 days? or I can plan my trip with local bus services?
    If I need to plan with Indica, can I get it from 1st day?
    Need contacts for the same. Please advice.

  138. good expplanation.
    hi, can you give us honeymoon package detail for flight land at cochi munnar-thekedy-allepy\kumarkom-kovalam depart to trivendrum for 6 night 7 days or 7 night 8 days

  139. first of all thanks a lot for your information, secondly kindly let me know traveling cost by car for below.
    may i know how many days i have to book hotels in each city for normal visit, as i will come from Delhi to Kochi.
    Cochin – (135 km) – Munnar – (110 km) – Thekkady– (160 km) – Alleppey resort – Alleppey Houseboat – (80 km) – Cochin
    thanks
    deepak

  140. Hi Thanks for sharing the information about back waters of kuttanad in kerala also I Have also visit Houseboat Alleppey in kerala it’s one of the beautiful experience in my life

  141. Great i also like to go with this tours and travel with your organization. such a beautiful information you updated.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful info about Kerala tour. if you like to travel in mumbai tours or any another person want to travel in mumbai sightseeing tour or dharavi tour or bike tour. please visit our website to know more for booking.

  142. Kerela is a really beautiful place to visit, has amazing food and sightseeing options, beaches, etc, found this blog really helpful for complete planning of the trip. It has all the places to visit along with the traveling time and prices. Thank you.

  143. I am regular reader of your blog and again this is the great and best steps for Kerala Tour. So thanks for sharing this blog

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