Often referred as ‘the God’s own country’, Kerala has some of the best Tourist Places in India for any kind of holiday. Kerala is bestowed with scenic hill stations, enchanting backwaters, cascading waterfalls, sandy beaches and exotic wildlife. Typically, 3-4 days is required to explore best Kerala Tour Packages. Kerala has been one of the top honeymoon destinations in India for a long time. Munnar, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Cochin, Kollam, Kovalam, Thrissur, Athirapally, Trivandrum, Wayanad and Thekkady are the popular Places to visit in Kerala. Along with Kumarakom, Alappuzha is among the most famous destinations of Kerala Backwaters. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. One can also enjoy the wildlife at Thekkady and Ayurvedic therapy at Kovalam.
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
- Photo Point
- Mattupetty Dam
- Echo Point
- Kundala Lake
- Top Station
- Pothamedu Viewpoint
- Tea Museum
- Rose Garden
- Boat Cruises
- Elephant Rides
*This package is for 4 people traveling together* (Solo travelers and 2 people traveling together contact us)
NOTE: Eravikulam Park is usually closed in Feb & March (calving season). Alternate sightseeing will be arranged in this season.
Tour Cost does not include safari at Eravikulam, which needs to be booked online. Preferred timeslot is 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM. You need to reach safari entry 30 minutes before the given slot.
- Accommodation in selected category hotel (NA for Day Trips)
- Breakfast, except on Check-in Date (NA for Day Trips & Govt Properties)
- Sightseeing as per Itinerary by Private Cab
- Parking & Toll Charges
- Driver Allowance
- Inter-state Entry Tax, if applicable
- Ferry Tickets & Airport Transfers (for Andamans)
- Pickup & Drop from Your Origin City (Optional)
- Total fare includes GST
- Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Beverages
- Entry Fees & Local Guide Charges
- Activity Fees
- Hotel Early Check-in / Late Check-out Charges, if applicable
- Other items not mentioned in Inclusions
- Boat Cruises
Boat cruise is the best mode in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to watch the wildlife from a close distance. Boating in Thekkady is arranged by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) in the Periyar Lake and is one of the most popular things to do here as part of Kerala Tour Packages. The lake was formed by Mullaperiyar Dam constructed in 1895. The land surrounding the lake is commonly frequented by wildlife.
Elephants are the most common wildlife you can see on the shores of the reservoir. Apart from Elephants, the sight of Wild Boar and Sambar Deer is also possible. The upper deck in the boat is best for wildlife viewing. The tickets for boating is issued at Thekkady Boating Point which is 4.5 Km from Kumily Bus Stand. The boats are mostly crowded and better to come early and allocate good amount of buffer time for boating. Early morning and evening are the best times to spot wildlife.
The duration of boat ride is usually one to two hours. Seating capacity of the boats vary from 15 to 150. Equipped with high standards of safety, boating in Thekkady is a wonderful experience suited for tourists of all age groups. Small two seater boats are also available at Rs. 350.
Advance booking is possible through KTDC with additional cost. To do advance booking for boating at Thekkady, you may contact KTDC Lake Palace on 04869 222014 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boating Charges (1-2 Hrs): Rs. 225 for Person
Boating Timings: 7.30 AM, 9.30 AM, 11.15 AM, 1.45 PM, 3.30 PM
- Elephant Rides
Elephant rides are famous in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The elephant rides through the spice gardens are arranged by Elephant Junction. This park is situated 4 Km away from Kumily Bus Stand. It offers a rare opportunity to experience the safari on an Elephant through a Spice Plantation where the gentle breeze refresh ones, with the spice scented air.
Elephant Junction is a place where one can actually interact with the elephants getting indulged into activities such as bathing elephant, elephant ride and enjoying getting around with playful elephants. Elephant safaris are equipped with a howdah on the back of the elephant on which two tourists sit, with an umbrella over the riders head. Elephant trainers will be at side, walking along with the elephant.
30 minutes elephant safari: Rs.350 per person
60 minutes elephant safari: Rs.750 per person
90 minutes elephant safari: Rs. 1500 per person
Elephant Safari Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM.
- Photo Point
At a distance of 4 km from Munnar Bus Station, Photo Point is a beautiful spot on Mattupetty road lined up with tea gardens on both sides. As the name suggests, this place is a famous photography point in Munnar due to its breathtaking background of mountains surrounded by lush green tea gardens. Photo Point is one of the best tourist places to visit in Munnar.
The tea gardens are owned by Kannan Devan Hills Plantations Limited owned by Tata Group and it is a private property. Visitors can take photographs at the entrance of garden without disturbing the plantations.
This place is situated on the main road with running traffic and tourists are advised to be careful while taking pictures standing close to the road.
- Mattupetty Dam
At a distance of 10 Kms from Munnar Bus Station, Mattupetty Dam is one of the most scenic places in Munnar situated on Top Station Road. This is one of the best places to visit in Munnar and also a great place to experience the beauty of Munnar along with boating. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Munnar packages.
Constructed in 1953, the lake and dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations, makes a great view. Boating in the Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience. If possible, hire an exclusive speed boat. Often, elephants from surrounded forest take bath in the waters of the lake and watching them (while boating) is a pleasant experience. This place is also famous for Eucalyptus Oil, which is sold near the dam. The tea plantations enroute the Dam might be crowded with visitors rushing to take snaps.
Mattupetty Boating Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Boating Fee: Speed boat – Rs.600 for 15 min (max. 5 persons)
Mattupetty is also famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, an Indo-swiss project. It is open for visitors between 9 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3:30 PM.
- Echo Point
At a distance of 15 kms from Munnar, Echo Point is a beautiful place situated on the way to Top Station between Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake. This is one of the major tourist places to visit in Munnar. Echo point is situate on the main road towards Kundala Lake on the backwaters of Mattupetty Dam amidst rolling hills.
This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills. Trekking and nature walks are popular activities in this scenic destination with beautiful views of the green hills. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.
This is a wonderful place for photography. Boating is also available at Echo Point.
- Kundala Lake
At a distance of 20 Kms from Munnar, Kundala Lake is a picturesque lake situated on the way to Top Station from Munnar. The tea estates spread across Kundala are a real feast to the eyes.
The lake is formed by Kundala artificial dam, which is a small dam in cured shape. The lake offer boating facility. The unique experience of boating in Kashmiri boats in this lake is a special attraction. These boats are also known as Shikara Boats. Kundala Lake is one of the best places for sightseeing in Munnar.
There is also a golf course which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd in Kundala village.
Boating Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Boating Fee (30 minutes): Shikara Boat – Rs 200 for 2 persons, Row Boats – Rs 150 for 4 persons, Pedal Boat – Rs 100 for 2 persons
- Top Station
At a distance of 32 Kms from Munnar, Top Station is a breathtakingly beautiful place on Kerala – Tamilnadu boarder. From here, one can get 360 degrees view of the Western Ghats. This is one of the best Munnar tourist places and among the prime place to visit on a Munnar tour.
At an altitude of 2200 meters, this place is also known for the Neelakurunji Plant, which flowers only once every 12 years (next flowering year is 2018). The view point is at a distance of 2 kms from the road point and has to be trekked down. The trek path is very steep with deep valleys one side. One should be very careful while trekking to the view point, which offers lifetime memories. Top Station is the highest approachable road in South India.
The viewpoint at Top Station offers breathtakingly beautiful views of Kannan Devan Hills. The valleys all around, the misty mountains and distant waterfalls all make this place a must visit spot in Munnar.
Top Station is also a wonderful trekking destination in Munnar. There are multiple trekking routes in Top Station. The most popular route starts from Kurangani, a small village in Theni district of Tamilnadu. The total distance of Kurangani to Top Station is about 9 km and it usually takes around 6 hours to complete the trek. Camping is also allowed on the trail if overnight stay is preferred. This can also be done as a single day trek. This trek is of moderate difficulty with well marked path.
Other trekking trails start from Top Station and run through Pambadum Shola National Park and end up at Vattavada / Koviloor in Kerala or take a diversion to Kilavari / Kavunji in Tamilnadu (known as Kerala – Tamilnadu border trail). This trail is a part of protected area and taking permission at the check post at the entrance of Pambadum National Park (after Top Station) is mandatory along with payment for trekking permission. Accommodation on this is also available at forest hut on the trekking route. This trail is little difficult and prior trekking experience is suggested to participate in this.