Explore Kerala
Explore Kerala

Kerala tour with Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Varkala & Poovar Island

Things to do in Kerala:

Places to visit in Munnar
  • Stay in plantation houses
  • Spices shopping
  • Chocolate shopping
Places to visit in Thekkady
  • Elephant ride
  • Spice garden visit
  • Jungle view stay
Places to visit in Alleppey
  • Stay in Boathouse
  • Boating
  • Alleppey backwaters
Things to do in Varkala
  • Play in beach
  • Sunset
Things to do in Kovalam
  • Clearwater on the beach
  • Watersports
  • On the way
    • Cheyyappara waterfalls
    • Chellarcoil viewpoint
    • Vellathooval bridge
    • Ponmudi dam

Munnar Sightseeing (Day 1)

  • Arrival in Cochin international airport/railway station
  • Head to Munnar
  • Have breakfast on the way
  • Munnar local sightseeing
  • Campfire (depends on availability)
  • Stay: Munnar

Today we move away from the coastal region of Kerala & enter Western ghats towards the Eastern part of the state. You will notice the roads which go through the hustle of the towns in beginning - change into - hilly roads surrounded by mountains on both sides. There's no need to mention that greenery continues throughout! The route encompasses a couple of viewpoints where we might get down to breathe in the fresh air for a couple of minutes.

The main town area of Munnar will give the vibes of hustle-bustle, tourists crowding restaurants, public vehicles. As you move a little away, you can see that this is a hilly region & luckily if you get clear weather you can behold tea plantations on both sides of the hilly curves. Else, clouds & dense fog shall accompany you as you move by the curves. Either way, it's a pleasant experience that kind of welcomes you on your day 1 of the trip.

Thekkady Sightseeing (Day 2)

  • Wake up early and travel to Thekkady
  • We will have breakfast in the stay place or on the way (based on time)
  • Travel from Munnar to Thekkady
  • Jeep safari or Elephant Ride or Boating
  • Waterfalls visit and get into falls
  • Sightseeing on the way
  • Visit spice plantation tour
  • Stay: Thekkady (Periyar Tiger reserve view)

Alleppey Boathouse (Day 3)

  • Travel from Thekkady to Alleppey
  • Visit Tea plantation on the way
  • Get into the Alleppey boathouse.
  • Stay: Boathouse (Alleppey backwaters)

Varkala Beach & Sightseeing (Day 4)

  • Complete the final stretch of boating.
  • Alleppey to Varkala
  • Varkala cliff and sunset on the beach
  • Stay: Varkala

Trivandrum & Kovalam Beach (Day 5)

  • Wake up and head to Kovalam Beach 
  • Visit AnanthaPadmanabhaSwamy Temple
  • We will drop you at the Thiruvananthapuram airport/railway station


Note 1: Things to be carried in your Kerala trip change a bit as per the season during which you plan your trip. In the following list, we have mentioned seasonal things separately. Do check with your trek leader about the weather forecast before packing.

Note 2: You need not carry anything extra apart from the things mentioned in the list. It is curated in such a way that it perfectly suits the requirements of this backpacking trip & ensures your safety concerning rains & cold.

Head and Skin Protection & Accessories:
  • Cap / Sun hat/ Balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 and above)
  • Lip balm, Moisturizer & other skincare products if req.
  • Head Torch/ Hand-held Torch
  • Seasonal:
    • Woolen Cap (In winters - from November to February)
Clothing & Accessories:
  • Comfortable clothes (Full sleeves shirts & full pants, 2 to 3 pairs.)
  • Dry-fit cloths (Min 2 pair)
  • Windcheater
  • Innerwear (4 to 6 pairs)
  • Sport Shoes/ Trek Shoes
  • Sandals or Flip-flops
  • Socks (4 to 5 pairs)
  • Rucksack (40 - 50 Ltr should suffice. Avoid trolley bags.)
  • Small backpack (10L to 20L) (Mandatory)
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat/ Poncho (In Rainy season - from May to September)
  • Fleece/ Sweater (In winters - from November to February)
Documents & Electronics + Accessories
  • Original ID proof
  • Camera & Kit (Optional)
  • Mobile chargers
  • Power bank
  • Waterproof pouches for Mobile & liquid cash (Mandatory in Rainy season)
  • Liquid cash
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medicines (If any)
  • Dry snacks, ORS, dry fruits, chocolates, Nutri bars, etc.

Tip: While packing, you can use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Maintain separate bag for used tissues & napkins & then dispose of it properly.

Note 1: We need not carry backpacks during the hikes with us. You can keep them inside the hotel or vehicle.
Note 2: Littering any kind of rappers, tissues, napkins, bottles or anything else will strictly not be entertained. So doers shall be on their own thereafter.

  • Transporation from Cochin to Thiruvananthapuram in private vehicle
  • Activities:
    • Jeep safari or Elephant Ride or Boating
    • Boathouse in Alleppey backwaters
    • Spice plantation tour in Thekkady
    • Tea garden visit
  • Entry fee of all above activities
  • Stay: (AC)
    • 3 Star hotels (Triple sharing)
    • Couple sharing (extra 3000)
  • Food
    • Alleppey: Breakfast, Welcome drink, Lunch (Non-veg + Veg), Evening Snacks, Dinner (Non-veg + Veg)
  • Tour captain (Only if the group size is >7)
  • First aid
  • Vehicle:
    • Driver
    • Tolls
    • Parking

  • GST
  • Activities that are not part of Inclusions
  • Anything which is not mentioned under Inclusions.
  • Any kind of personal expenses, optional tours, insurance, laundry.
  • Costs incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather or natural calamities which are beyond our control.

     Day 1 Arrival

  • Cochin:
    • Airport: Report at the airport before 10 AM. Major cities of India are connected to Cochin international airport. Our vehicle will be waiting for you at pillar number 32. Washrooms are available at arrival and also at pillar number 28. Basic food stalls are also available outside the airport
    • Railway station: Report before 9 AM. Our vehicle will be waiting at parking.
    • KSRTC Bus station: Report before 9 AM. Our vehicle will be waiting at parking.
    • Note: We will be reaching stay around 2 PM. We will be halting at a restaurant after an hour of travel, basic washrooms are available there. The halt will be for 30 minutes. Plan getting freshened up & having breakfast accordingly. Airports have clean washrooms where you can freshen up & change clothes if needed. Do not expect a bath on day 1 during the daytime. You can take bath once you reach the stay place in the eve

      Departure on Day 5:
  • Thiruvananthapuram
    • Airport: You can plan your return journey after 6 PM. We will be dropping you at the airport around 5 PM. You can consider 60 to 90 min to complete check-in formalities.
    • Railway station: We will drop you at 6:30 PM. You can plan accordingly.
    • Bus station: We will drop you at 6:30 PM. You can plan accordingly.

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