Updated: 06-Sep-23 What can be a better season than winter to plan a trip to Kerala? And what can be the better opportunity to execute the plan during the winter holidays? Sounds like a perfect plan and a fabulous Christmas gift for your kids.
An overview of the itinerary of 7 nights and 8 days in Kerala -
Day 1. Cochin (arrival) and transfer to Munnar (2 nights)
Day 2. Munnar sightseeing
Day 3Periyar National Park (1 night)
Day 4. Thekkady sightseeing (1 night)
Day 5. Kumarakom sightseeing (1 night)
Day 6. Alleppey Houseboat (1 night)
Day 7. Alleppey sightseeing (1 night)
Day 8. Trivandrum (departure)
With the commencement of the winter holidays in your child’s school, the plan for Kerala becomes instrumental. The trip begins with the arrival in Kerala from Cochin. Reach Cochin either by train to Ernakulum Junction or by flight to Cochin International Airport. After reaching Cochin transfer to Munnar to begin with the sightseeing expedition. The distance from Cochin to Munnar is about 127 km.
Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala with heaven-like beauty. It is a great holiday destination preferred by family, couples and friends. Munnar is ideal for both summer and winter vacations and is a great place known for bulk production of tea and spices.
The key highlights of Munnar -
1. Chokramudi Peak
2. Kundala Lake
3. Lakkom Waterfalls
4. Lockhart Gap
5. Mattupetty Dam
6. Top Station
7. Tata Tea Museum
8. Indo Swiss dairy Farm
10. Pothamedu View Point
11. Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park
Spend 2 nights and 2 days to cover the best sightseeing spots in Munnar.
Tourists visit Thekkady with the predominant intention of enjoying wildlife at Periyar National Park. In this trip to Kerala, Periyar tour package booking is the prime motive, especially for the amusement of the kids. Mostly children encounter animals in the zoo behind the cages. A visit to Periyar National Park will facilitate them with close encounters with the wild animals in their natural habitat.
The distance from Munnar to Periyar National Park is approximately 93 km. There are accommodation options available near the national park. Bamboo rafting, boat safari, nature walk, jungle scouting, and Periyar tiger trail are the enthralling activities at Periyar National Park. Spend a day admiring the wildlife of Periyar.
On the second day visit some of the nearby places such as-
1. Cardamom Hills
2. Abraham’s Spice Garden
3. Mangala Devi Temple
Drive from Thekkady for around 113 km to the next destination Kumarakom. Kumarakom refers to the interiors of a fort and offers a perfect mix of charming beauty, culture and history. Make a stay for 1 night to visit some of the signature spots of Kumarakom.
Key highlights of Kumarakom-
1. Vembanad lake
2. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
3. Poonjar Palace
4. Bay Island Driftwood Museum
5. Marmalade waterfalls
6. Munroe Lighthouse
Alleppey is approximately 33 km from Kumarakom and is popular among tourists with the nickname Venice of the East. the experience of an overnight houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey is the prime attraction of the place. Check-in directly to a houseboat on arrival to Alleppey from Kumarakom. It will be a one-of-a-kind experience. The houseboats are furnished with all the basic amenities and maintain proper hygiene. Meals are freshly cooked and served in the houseboats which contain authentic Kerala cuisines. The scenic wonders of dotted coconut trees near the banks of the backwaters are a true visionary treat.
Checking out from the houseboat on the next morning head towards sightseeing in Alleppey.
1. Alappuzha Beach
2. Malapuram Palace
4. Arthunkal Church
5. Ambalapuzha Temple
Transfer to Thiruvananthapuram from Alleppey to mark the end of the family holiday from Trivandrum Airport or Trivandrum Railway Station.