Day 1: Visit Kochi Jew Street for lunch and shopping
Complete Kerala Tour
See Kerala in all its splendour. Visit the backwaters of Kumarakom, tea plantations of Munnar, pristine Varkala beach and tropical forests of Thekkady.
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Holiday TypeCulture, Food, History, Jungle, Sightseeing, Wildlife
A gateway to paradise, travelling through Kerala will leave you spellbound. Best experienced through its abundance of natural beauty, Kerala is gifted with various landscapes ranging from misty hill stations to beautiful tropical beaches. This tour will you give a complete experience of Kerala's beautiful diversity.
Starting with Kerala's cultural hub Kochi, your journey with VAYU takes you to Periyar's wildlife sanctuary, enchanting hill station of Munnar, serene backwaters of Kumarakom, beautiful tropical beaches of Varkala, and a lot more sprinkled throughout the way. Experience 'God's own country' in all its glory on our complete Kerala tour.
Why we love this trip:
- A boat ride on Kerala's backwaters is an unforgettable experience.
- Ayurvedic therapy gives you a first-hand experience of a timeless medicinal practice.
- Get elbows deep in Kerala's authentic coastal cuisine.
- Sunbathing in the serene beach town of Varkala.
Hotel lobby/Airport in the city of arrival.
Arrival and departure transfers are available if needed, please let us know at the time of booking.
What to Remember:
We do not do any hotel and flight bookings, however, we are more than happy to give you recommendations for hotels and suggest activities, once you have booked the tour.
- Transport to all cities mentioned in the itinerary
- Air-conditioned vehicle of your choice
- Your VAYU chauffeur
- Airport Transfers
- The price of the tour includes car fuel, parking fees, state tax, driver allowance and toll taxes.
- Any value added service that you choose for at the time of booking*
*Our value added services include services like in-car Wi-Fi and have to be purchased as an add-on to your tour at the time of booking. The price of value added services is not included in the price of the tour.
- Hotel bookings
- Entry fees for monuments
- Fees for any other activity
- Tips to your chauffeur
- Food and drinks
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Day 1 - 80 Kms
It's not every day that you get to travel to 'God's own country'. Kerala is one of the smallest states in Southern India but the state is home to the region's most astonishing landscapes that include: rivers, canals, backwaters, beaches, green hills, lush tropical forests and tea plantations. You can choose for your VAYU chauffeur to pick you up at Kochi International Airport or choose to meet him directly at your hotel. Your VAYU chauffeur is with you throughout the day so feel free to start exploring the city at your own pace.The cultural capital of Kerala, Kochi, is a centre for Keralan arts, both traditional art forms and contemporary. Try catching a Kathakali (Dance form) and Kalaripayattu (martial arts) performance in the evening. Suggested Activities: Watch a Kathakali and Kalaripayattu show in Kochi.
Day 2 - 140 Kms
Kochi to Munnar
Post breakfast, get ready for a picturesque drive as you pass by sprawling tea plantations amidst lush undulating hills of Munnar. A tranquil hill station in Kerala, Munnar is an ideal place for nature lovers, wildlife and adventure enthusiasts alike. Indulge in boating, trekking or paragliding while you are here and soak in the calm and serenity.
Day 3 - 100 Kms
Munnar to Thekkady
After you've had breakfast at your hotel, a 4-hour drive in the morning transports you to the evergreen forests of Thekkady. One of the finest wildlife reserves in India, Periyar National Park spreads throughout the Thekkady district and is a major tourist attraction. Rejuvenate with a glass of Kerala's famous buttermilk as you have a whole day of exploration ahead. Are you a foodie, culture sponge or nature enthusiast? Your VAYU chauffeur is always ready with helpful suggestions. Suggested Activities: Visit a local Spice Plantation.
Day 4 - 80 Kms
Explore Thekkady at your own pace, there is plenty to see and do during your stay here: How about experiencing ancient Indian medicine first hand. With some of the best health spas in Kerala, a Shirodhara massage in Thekkady is a unique body therapy from the natural medical system of Ayurveda. Immerse yourself in the region's culture by attending a Kathakali performance followed by a gladiator-esque kalaripayattu (martial art of Kerala) performance. There's a lot to see and do in Kerala including nature walks and night treks in the National Park. Suggested Activities: Enjoy a shikara ride in Kundala Lake. Visit Eravikulam National Park.
Day 5 - 130 Kms
Thekkady to Kumarakom
"From sprawling tea estates to enchanting backwaters, the beautiful diversity of Kerala is what makes it 'God's own country'. Leave early morning as you do not want to miss your time along the backwaters. Stay in one of the resorts that line up the shores and don't miss out on boating, fishing and bird watching. Our advice, a night on one of Kerala's infamous houseboats lives up to its popularity and then some." Suggested Activities: Add a spice garden tour en route to Kumarakom.
Day 6 - 150 Kms
Kumarakom to Varkala
After a sumptuous breakfast your VAYU chauffeur will take you to one of Kerala's most exotic beaches, Varkala. A golden beach with a stunning backdrop of high cliffs, Varkala beach is a major tourist attraction. Suggested Activities: Visit a 2000 Year Old Shrine of Lord Vishnu and the Janardana Swamy Temple.
Day 7 - 80 Kms
A great spot for sunbathers and swimmers, you can also find many restaurants, ayurvedic healing centres and yoga centres upon the cliffs that surround the beach. Relax and watch the sunset paint the sea gold. Suggested Activities: Take a dip in the mineral-rich water springs of Varkala.
Day 8 - 43 Kms
Varkala to Tirvandaram
Trivandrum is a great place to finish your complete Kerala tour. A bustling city, the capital of Kerala, Trivandrum, has consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in India. A major tourist centre, Trivandrum is famous for Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam beach and Napier museum. Explore the city at your own pace with your VAYU chauffeur and take in the best that the city has to offer.
Day 9 - 80 Kms
It's always hard saying goodbye. Check out from your hotel as per your convenience and depart for the airport. If you wish to stay a few more days or need help with any transfers, please let us know and we will be happy to help you out.
Day 4: Catch a Kathakali performance in Thekkady
Day 5: Leave early morning and spend a day on a Houseboat
No, hotels are not included in the price of the tour. We do not do hotel bookings. VAYU gives you complete control of the choice of hotels you want in the cities listed in a tour. Book your own hotels and we will get you there.
However, once you have booked a tour with us, feel free to ask us for suggestions regarding hotels, we would be happy to help.
No, we do not do flight or train bookings. However, if you need any suggestions regarding flights or trains, please feel free to ask us.
There are no fixed activities in our tours. You are free to choose any activity you want in the cities that you visit during a tour with us. Your VAYU chauffeur would be happy to take you to the places you want to visit in the comfort of your personal car. If you need suggestions on things to do and places to visit in the course of your tour, please feel free to ask us.
The prices for all our itineraries are listed as per 'base price'. 'Base price' is the price of a tour in a sedan car that accommodates up to 4 people. If you need a bigger vehicle, once you click the Book Now button you will be directed to a page that will allow you to book different vehicles.
Note: The price of a tour changes as per different vehicle categories.
Note: The price of a tour changes as per different vehicle categories.
Our travel amenities are value added services specially suited for travelers. We have a range of fixed amenities - Wi-Fi, mobile sim cards and baby seats. Perhaps you want a guide to a city, batteries or food and drink, you can ask us anything that you need specifically and we will make it happen. You have to purchase our travel amenities separately as they are not included in the price of a tour. Once you have selected a tour you can add amenities in the booking page.
Yes, airport arrival and departure transfers are included in the price of the tour.
Every itinerary is customizable to your liking. Under the book now button, just click on the customize button, that shall open a form. Fill out your details and the changes you would like to make in the itinerary and we will get back to you with a new price for the tour.
Whether it’s outstation transfers, one-way transfers, intercity and multi-city travel, we have you covered. Simply click on ‘plan my journey’ on the top right corner of the page. Fill in your details and your travel needs and we will get back to you.