Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
- Day 1: Arrival in Goa
Once you land at Dabolim Airport in Goa, our representative will guide you to your hotel. After checking in, spend the evening at your leisure exploring the 'Beach Capital of India'. This could include visiting the historic Portuguese churches, trying your luck at a floating casino, experiencing Goa's vibrant nightlife, or just unwinding on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
- Day 2: Churches of Goa
Post breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Old Goa's churches including Catherine's Church, Church of St. Francis Xavier, and Se Cathedral.
Begain your day with a visit to Se Cathedral, an expansive church in Asia constructed to commemorate the Portuguese's triumph over the Muslim rulers of Goa. Marvel at the intricate carvings adorning the altars. Next, visit the Church of St. Francis Xavier, also known as The Basilica of Bom Jesus, where you can see the casket of St. Francis Xavier. This remarkable example of Baroque architecture has earned the esteemed distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the evening, take a drive to Miramar Beach and visit the Dona Paula fishing village to hear their eerie ghost tales. Named after the legendary figure Dona Paula Menezes e Souto Maior, the rocky beach draws tourists due to its scenic beauty. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 3: Beaches of Goa
Day 3 of the Goa and Kerala vacation package is a free day for you. You can participate in water sports, rejuvenate with an herbal Ayurvedic massage, or simply relax on the beach. With its breezy beaches and clear skies, Goa provides numerous opportunities for water sports like kayaking and beach games.
Spend your afternoon paddling through the mangroves, backwaters, and mini bays. If you're up for a challenge, try kneeboarding, scuba diving to discover the vibrant underwater life, or windsurfing to ride the waves of the Arabian Sea.
After a day of excitement, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
- Day 4: Goa to Cochin
On Day 4 of the Goa Kerala tour, enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Cochin. After arrival, you'll be guided to your hotel. Once checked in and rested, you can explore the tranquil streets of Cochin or visit the local market to buy cotton clothing and handmade trinkets. In the evening, a cultural performance will be organized at the hotel for your entertainment.
- Day 5: Cochin
After breakfast, head out for a guided tour of Cochin that includes a visit to the Jewish Synagogue, Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, and a look at the Chinese Fishing Nets. The day begins with a visit to the Jewish Synagogue, a place of meeting for Jews since 1561 and a witness to the British colonial struggle.
Next, explore Fort Cochin, a seaside area adorned with Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture. Then, pay a visit to the burial site of Vasco Da Gama at St. Francis Church. Later in the day, savor delicious Kerala cuisine at a local restaurant. During the evening, witness the unique fishing technique of the Chinese Fishing Nets, a sight that is particularly picturesque during sunset.
Afterwards, return to your hotel for a pleasant overnight stay.
- Day 6: Cochin to Munnar (126 km / 4 hours)
Following breakfast, complete the check-out process at the hotel and embark on a road journey from Cochin to Munnar. Upon arrival, check in at your resort and rest. Afterwards, enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Munnar Lake, also known as Kundala Lake. Located 1700 meters above sea level, the lake is surrounded by a beautiful landscape. The evening is set aside for you to explore the local markets of Munnar. Return to the resort for an overnight stay.
- Day 7: Munnar
Today, you have the choice to relax or explore Munnar's prime attractions. Waterfalls, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park, and the local tea plantations are must-visit destinations on a Goa Kerala tour. Begin with a trip to Lakkam Waterfalls for a refreshing dip and to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Then, make your way to Echo Point to experience the intriguing echo phenomenon. Continue your journey to Eravikulam National Park, where you can spot the rare Nilgiri Tahr. If you're lucky, you might even witness the blooming of the Neelakurinji, a flower that blooms only once in 12 years, amidst the park's lush green tea plants. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 8: Munnar to Periyar (85 km/ 3 hours)
After breakfast, take a drive to Periyar National Park. Upon reaching, check in at the nearby forest lodge. In the afternoon, relish a tranquil boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you can appreciate the abundant plant life and wildlife within the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The park is home to animals such as the Sambar deer, elephants, and Indian bison. Later in the day, continue north to the village of Kumily to explore its spice plantation and market. After a day of excitement, return to your hotel for a restful sleep.
- Day 9: Periyar to Kottayam (107 km / 3 hours)
On Day 9 of your Goa and Kerala itinerary, check out from the lodge and travel to Kottayam. Once there, board a traditional houseboat (Kettuvallam) for an overnight backwater cruise. Sail through picturesque villages, past paddy fields, charming churches, and temples. Enjoy the calming atmosphere and spot colorful birds in the sky, fishes in the water around your houseboat, and locals going about their daily tasks. Spend your evening stargazing from the deck while savoring traditional food.
Spend the night on the houseboat.
- Day 10: Arrive Alleppey - Kovalam
Wake up to the houseboat reaching Alleppey and continue your journey towards Kovalam through lush greenery. Sail through the lakes and lagoons under the shade of coconut groves. Enjoy your lunch on board and arrive in Kovalam in the afternoon. After reaching, move to your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 11: Kovalam
Day 11 of your Goa Kerala Tour is for relaxation at the beautiful Kovalam Beach, a combination of Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach. Here you can swim, walk on the beach, and rejuvenate your senses with Ayurvedic massage therapies. Stay overnight in Kovalam.
- Day 12: Kovalam
After a delicious breakfast, start your day with an herbal oil Ayurvedic massage. Make the most of the remaining day by basking in the sunshine and delighting in the beach. During the evening, take a walk and relax on the silver-white sand. The palm-backed beach also offers authentic Kerala dishes available at the beachside restaurants. Savor a coconut drink while swaying across a coconut grove and enjoying the breathtaking view of the sunset. Return to your hotel for a good night's sleep.
- Day 13: Kovalam to Trivandrum for Departure
After a farewell breakfast, you'll be driven from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram Airport. From there, board a flight to your next destination, marking the end of your Goa and Kerala tour.
During this 13-day tour, you'll experience sandy beaches, lively casinos and nightclubs, tranquil backwaters, wildlife reserves, and a houseboat ride. The itinerary is adjustable to suit your individual preferences.