KERALA WITH MUMBAI TOUR
Mumbai – Mangalore – Bekal – Wayanad – Kozhikode(Calicut) – Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom– Quilon – Varkala – Kovalam
Kerala offers endless opportunities to its travelers and thus, it is one of the most popular states of India. In this tour you explore the very well-known destinations and beaches of this south Indian states such as Mangalore, Bekal, Calicut, Cochin, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Quilon, Varkala and Kovalam. The tour also includes wildlife viewing at the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary and Periyar wildlife sanctuary along with a visit to the attractions of Mumbai.
- Guided tours to Mumbai's attractions like Dhobi Ghat, Malabar hills etc.
- Enjoy fun activities at Marine Drive and Choupatty beach
- Explore the largest fort of Kerala, Bekal Fort
- Visit Pookot lake (boating) and Lakkidi, the highest point at Wayanad.
- Indulge in trekking/ wildlife viewing at the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.
- Visit to Kappad, the place from where Vasco da Gama entered, along with other Calicut attractions.
- Guided tours to Kochi attractions.
- Boat ride on the Periyar Lake/Adventure activities at Periyar Tiger Reserve.
- Night stay at a traditional houseboat in Kumarakom backwaters.
- Visit ancient churches and lighthouse in Kollam.
- Indulge in fun activities famous beaches of Kovalam.
Day 01: Arrival at Mumbai
Day 02: Mumbai
Day 03: Mumbai – Mangalore (By flight) – Bekal (50 kms)
Day 04: Bekal – Wayanad (225 kms)
Day 05: Wayanad
Day 06: Wayanad – Calicut (75 kms)
Day 07: Calicut – Cochin (225 kms)
Day 08: Kochi - Thekkady (185 kms)
Day 09: Thekkady
Day 10: Thekkady – Kumarakom (125 kms)
Day 11: Kumarakom (Houseboat)
Day 12: Arrive Tottapally – Quilon (35 kms)
Day 13: Kollam - Varkala (40 kms)
Day 14: Varkala – Kovalam (50 kms)
Day 15: Kovalam
Day 16: Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram (for onward destination)
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT MUMBAI
Upon arrival, get assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 02: MUMBAI
Day 2, after breakfast is booked for sightseeing where you are going to cover major Mumbai’s attractions such as Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Marine Drive, Vidhan Sabha, Malabar Hill and Dhobi Ghat. Spend the evening at leisure on the Chowpatty beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 03: MUMBAI – MANGALORE (BY FLIGHT) – BEKAL (50 KMS)
After breakfast, board a flight to Mangalore. On arrival, hit the road to reach Bekal. Check- in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, explore Bekal Fort, the largest and a well-maintained fort in Kerala that is situated along the Arabian Sea. Visit the underground tunnels and the Observation. Overnight stay.
DAY 04: BEKAL – WAYANAD (225 KMS)
Post breakfast, begin your journey towards Wayanad. In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Vythiri for visiting Lakkidi, located at an altitude of 700 m, it is the gateway to Wayanad and is one of the highest points at Wayanad as well. Enjoy the sight of the peaks, the water streams and the forests. Do not miss visiting the Pookot lake, surrounded by lush forests. You can enjoy boating, can visit the Children’s Park and the fresh water aquarium. Overnight in Wayanad.
DAY 05: WAYANAD
On day 5, after breakfast you can do the activities of your interest. You can either go for trekking or you can explore the wildlife at the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary. If there is still time, then you can also visit the Sentinal Rock Waterfalls in Soochippara. This is a special three-step waterfall at a height of 200 mts. You can enjoy a nature walk here. The other attraction that you can visit the Wayanad Heritage Museum, which has a collection of various artifacts of the region. Stay overnight.
DAY 06: WAYANAD – CALICUT (75 KMS)
After breakfast, drive towards Kozhikhode (Calicut). On arrival, move to your hotel. Afterwards, proceed for a half-day sightseeing where you will cover Mananchira containing the palace tank transformed into an architectural marvel, Marine Life Aquarium, the jetties at Kozhikhode beach. Last visit of the day will be Kappad, the very place from which Vasco da Gama entered India. Stay overnight.
DAY 07: CALICUT – COCHIN (225 KMS)
Do not miss an early morning visit Dolphin's point where you can observe dolphins playing in the water. After breakfast, set-off for Cochin (Kochi) by road. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening, you can simply relax or can visit the popular markets for shopping. Overnight stay.
DAY 08: KOCHI - THEKKADY (185 KMS)
Post breakfast, half of day 8 is for city tour where you are going to cover Kochi Fort for its European heritage, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis' Church, Dutch palace and the Jewish Synagogue. Later, drive towards Thekkady. Spend the evening in shopping at the handicraft and spice shops, starting from Kumily to Thekkady. Stay overnight.
DAY 09: THEKKADY
Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Post breakfast, you can do several activities at the Periyar Tiger Reserve such as Nature Walk, Jungle Patrol, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking or a Bullock Cart ride. Overnight stay.
DAY 10: THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM (125 KMS)
Once you have your breakfast, visit the Tribal Heritage Museum. Later drive towards Kumarakom. After reaching, check into a backwater resort. Enjoy the surrounding beauty or explore the surroundings on foot. Spend the day at leisure. Stay overnight.
DAY 11: KUMARAKOM (HOUSEBOAT)
Post breakfast. Drive towards the embarkation point to board your private Kettuvalloms, traditional name for backwater houseboat. Cruise along the scenic landscape, paddy fields, villages and the coconut groves. Lunch and dinner will be served on-board. Stay overnight.
DAY 12: ARRIVE TOTTAPALLY – QUILON (35 KMS)
Have breakfast on board. Disembark at Tottapally. From your road journey towards Quillon (Kollam) begins. On arriving, check-in at your pre-booked resort. You can either opt for enjoying a relaxing Ayurvedic massage at the beach or can enjoy fun activities at the beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 13: KOLLAM - VARKALA (40 KMS)
Have your breakfast, and leave for exploring a beautiful seaside hamlet, Thangesseri. Visit the remains of Portuguese and Dutch forts, ancient churches, built during the 18th century, a 3 kms long beach and a 100-year old lighthouse. Late evening, set-off for Varkala, by road. Check into resort and spa. Stay overnight.
DAY 14: VARKALA – KOVALAM (50 KMS)
Have your breakfast at the resort and then drive towards Kovalam. On arrival, check into your pre-booked resort. If you want then you can cover the major attractions today such as the lighthouse, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle etc. Overnight stay.
DAY 15: KOVALAM
Post breakfast, enjoy fun activities at the popular beaches of Kovalam- Samudra beach, Lighthouse beach and Hawah beach. Enjoy sunbathing, a leisure walk etc. Stay overnight.
DAY 16: KOVALAM - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (FOR ONWARD DESTINATION)
After having your breakfast, spend a relaxed day, laze on the beach or have an Ayurvedic massage. Get on-time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward destination.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable Holidays.
- Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis based on double/twin occupancy.
- Excursions and touring as specified in itinerary, all on private basis.
- All airport and ground transportation on private basis.
- Driver allowance and all presently applicable taxes.
*Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described, items of a personal nature.