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Green Escapes & Coastal Charms: Kerala’s Tea Estates & Kovalam Beach


9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a journey through Kerala’s lush landscapes and serene coastal beauty with our “Green Escapes & Coastal Charms” tour. Explore the verdant tea estates of Munnar, where mist-covered hills and sprawling plantations create a picturesque backdrop. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Cochin, discovering its colonial heritage and bustling markets. Cruise the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey aboard traditional houseboats, witnessing rural life unfold along the waterways. Relax on the golden sands of Kovalam Beach, where palm-fringed shores and gentle waves invite you to unwind. This itinerary promises a blend of natural wonders and coastal allure, offering a rejuvenating escape into Kerala’s enchanting landscapes and laid-back beachfront charm.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Arrive in Cochin and transfer to your hotel. Cochin, also known as Kochi, is a vibrant city on the southwest coast of India, reflecting a blend of colonial influences and traditional Kerala culture. Explore Fort Kochi, where you can witness the iconic Chinese fishing nets silhouetted against the sunset. Visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, and the nearby Santa Cruz Basilica with its stunning architecture.

Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140kms)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Munnar, situated in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level. Munnar is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations, mist-covered hills, and cool climate. Enroute, stop at Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls cascading down steep hillsides amidst lush greenery. These waterfalls offer picturesque photo opportunities and a refreshing break.

Day 3: Munnar

Begin your day with a visit to Eravikulam National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its endangered inhabitant, the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). The park is also famous for its vibrant flora, including the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once every twelve years. Explore Mattupetty Dam, set amidst rolling hills and tea gardens. Enjoy a boat ride on the reservoir or simply soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding hillsides.

Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)

Depart for Thekkady, home to the Periyar National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. Thekkady is known for its dense evergreen forests and diverse wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and rare bird species. Embark on a thrilling boat safari on Periyar Lake, where you can observe wildlife gathering along the shorelines to drink water and bathe.

Day 5: Thekkady

Visit spice plantations in Thekkady to learn about the cultivation of cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. Enjoy a guided tour through the aromatic spice gardens, where you can smell and taste fresh spices in their natural habitat. Opt for a nature walk or trekking experience in the lush greenery of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who share insights into the region's biodiversity and conservation efforts.

Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom (132kms) Sailing Boat Cruise to Alleppey

Travel to Kumarakom, a serene backwater destination nestled on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is famous for its bird sanctuary and traditional houseboat cruises. Board a houseboat for a leisurely cruise through the tranquil backwaters to Alleppey (Alappuzha), passing by scenic landscapes of coconut palms, rice paddies, and rural villages.

Day 7: Kumarakom - Kovalam (190kms)

Proceed to Kovalam, a picturesque beach town renowned for its crescent-shaped beaches and laid-back coastal vibe. Relax at Kovalam Beach, where you can sunbathe on golden sands, take a refreshing dip in the Arabian Sea, or indulge in Ayurvedic massages at beachfront resorts overlooking the azure waters.

Day 8: Kovalam

Explore Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala's capital city, and visit the ancient Padmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and known for its Dravidian architecture and intricate stone carvings. Discover the Napier Museum and Art Gallery, housing a rare collection of archaeological artifacts, bronze sculptures, and traditional Kerala art forms.

Day 9: Kovalam

Spend the day exploring local markets in Trivandrum, where you can shop for souvenirs, spices, and handcrafted goods. Experience the bustling atmosphere of Chalai Market, known for its vibrant street food stalls and cultural diversity. Relax on the sandy shores of Kovalam Beach and enjoy leisure activities such as beach volleyball, yoga sessions, or simply watching the mesmerizing sunset over the Arabian Sea.

Day 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of Kerala's tea estates, backwaters, and coastal delights.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 Nights' accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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