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Written by Shamanthika on July 10, 2020 Share on

5 Nights 6 Days tour plan to Kerala – Explore the God’s own country

Overview

From lush green forests to stunning hills, from elegant lagoons to the unique culture, from pristine beaches to beautiful backwaters, the Kerala state has it all. In other words, Kerala is for every kind of traveller. Aptly nicknamed the ‘God’s own country’, the state is a nature lover’s paradise. Here is a 5 nights 6 days tour plan to Kerala. The plan takes you the most beautiful districts of Kerala. You will visit Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady and Allepey. The 5 nights 6 days tour plan to Kerala introduces you to the rich art and culture of the God’s own country. You will visit the hill stations like Munnar and Thekkady. It also takes you to the blissful Allepey backwaters. Hence, Soak in the picturesque paradise and make the best of your 5 nights 6 days tour to Kerala.

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5 Nights 6 days tour plan to Kerala: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey

And yes, a Kerala holiday can be relaxing and rejuvenating. This charming state is located in the Southern part of India. This beautiful state is sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Arabian sea. But, the state also has bright mentions about being a part of the Indian spice route. Historically curious? Then you have the right plan! The first on the 5 Night 6 days plan is Cochin, the yesteryear Jew town. The buzzing city is known for the stunning Chinese tiles and eye-catching Belgian chandeliers. Its Gothic style furnishings and architecture can cast a spell on you. Take your camera to the photographed attraction, Chinese fishing nets at the Cochin beach. (colloquially called ‘cheena vala’)

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Enjoying the mountain views from the Munnar resort with a cup of hot tea, you can spend your day at leisure. On a clear day, float on the Periyar lake and soak in the lush green forests of the National park. Board the mesmerizing houseboat, exclusively waiting for you and your loved one. As you relish the ‘Fish Polichathu’ (an authentic Kerala dish), watch the sunset from the boat. So, yes this 5 Nights 6 days plan is exclusively for those travellers who want to enjoy nature. This 5 nights 6 days itinerary connects the famous districts of Kerala and each day will be different from another. Get, Set, Go, because the plan is here. . .

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Day-wise 5 Nights 6 days tour plan to Kerala

  • Day 1 – Arrive at Cochin and proceed for local sightseeing
  • Day 2 – Transfer from Cochin to Munnar and local sightseeing at Munnar
  • Day 3 – Visit Eravikulam National Park and proceed towards Thekkady
  • Day 4 – Day tour to Periyar National Park and shopping post-sunset
  • Day 5 – Transfer from Thekkady to Allepey and check-in at Houseboat
  • Day 6 – Depart from Allepey

Day 1 – Arrive at Cochin and proceed for local sightseeing

Welcome to Cochin. So, after arriving at the Cochin International airport, Kerala, you can collect your bags from the counters. Post which, you can hire a cab to proceed to reach the Cochin city centre. Check-in into your hotel and enjoy a good breakfast. Take some rest if you like, enjoy the room with a view and sip a cup of tea.

Alright, being a busy city, there are many things to do here. You can hire a cab and visit all around Cochin city. You can also explore the city at your pace. Visit the most beautiful Mattancherry Palace or Head to the St. Francis church, the oldest church in Kerala. Relish lunch at one of the finest Malabari restaurants. Stroll along the marine drive and enjoy sunset scenes. After that, you can grab a seat at the Kerala Folklore and theatre museum to watch Kathakali dance.

Must Visit

The Cochin Harbour: Spot Fisherman stitching nets and fishing. Choose the best among the fresh catch and treat your tastebuds.

Also Read: Top things to do in Cochin

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Day 2 – Drive through the steep roads and exuberant streams towards Munnar

It’s the second day of your 5 Nights 6 days Kerala tour plan and you will soon be on the lap of nature. Yes, proceed for a drive towards Munnar. This hill station in Kerala is a popular Honeymoon destination. The drive from Cochin to Munnar takes approximately 4 hours. Enroute you will see lush green tea plantations, heart-stopping scenery and yes, the journey will be unforgettable. You will go via wave-like roads with quick bends and turns. Stop by a tea factory and take a tea-break.

Must visit

Munnar markets: To taste some local food and shop for souvenirs.

Also Read: Top things to do in Munnar

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Day 3 – Scintillating tour to the Eravikulam National Park

The next destination of the 5 Nights 6 days holiday to Kerala is the exotic Eravikulam National Park. Wear a perfect pair of trekking shoes, sunglasses and fill your body with energy, because Day 3 of the 5 nights 6 days tour plan is a day of adventure. At the Eravikulam National Park, you can go on a trekking trail into the deep forests. Above all, keep your camera ready to capture the Nilgiri Tahrs.

Later in the evening, start your journey towards Thekkady. It takes about 3 hours to arrive in Thekkady town. The drive is the most picturesque one, astonishing you every 15 minutes. As you drive down the steep roads towards Thekkady, you will be also amazed by the wilderness of the Kerala state. In conclusion, the drive experience will be the most magical one.

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Day 4 – Enjoy the best of Thekkady’s beauty: Spot the wild at the Periyar National Park

There are several ways to go around the Periyar National park and discover its beauty. You either choose a forest trek or boat safari or an elephant safari and go round the park. The wilderness experience at the park will be the most unique experience of your lifetime. Above all, you can spot the unique flora and fauna from the Western ghats lining the Kerala state.

Must Visit

Abraham’s Spice Garden: Visit the most exclusive spice garden in Thekkady and stock them up for your dear one at home.

Day 5 – Float along the Calm backwaters of Alleppey: Soak in the beauty of Alleppey

The best part of the holiday plan is here, you will head towards the most alluring destination in Kerala. From Thekkady embark on a drive towards Alleppey. It approximately takes 4 hours to arrive at the Alleppey town. Upon arrival, you can check-in at your houseboat. In the houseboat, enjoy the evening at leisure.

The cooks in the houseboat will prepare the best local dishes exclusively for you. Taste the local delicacies and treat your taste buds. After that, explore the rural countryside of the Alleppey town and interact with the local people.

Must Visit

Alleppey Countryside: Ensure that your boatmen stop by the rural side of the Alleppey town. Get off the boat and walk along with the green fields.

Also Read: Best backwaters in Kerala

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Day 6 – Go Shopping in Alleppey town: Walk along the streets of Allepey

As the boat floats lazily on the backwaters, you can feel the sun kiss your cheeks in the morning. Wake up to the most picturesque scenery of water, sky and birds flying around. In addition, treat yourselves with a typical breakfast like ‘Puttu Kadala’ and more. Leave the houseboat behind and walk through the shopping streets of Alleppey. Buy some best souvenirs and several other local handmade products. After that, take some amazing photographs which are Instagram worthy. Its time to bid adieu to the most exhilarating God’s own country!

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As you retire from the mesmerizing state of Kerala, your heart will be etched with beautiful memories. The memories which will last for a lifetime, be unsubstitutable and make you revisit the state once again!

Enjoy the scenic attractions in Kerala covering Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady and Allepey. This 5 night 6 days tour includes Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, Eravikulam National Park, Periyar National Park, Alleppey boathouse and several other top attractions. Check out several other plans, packages to Kerala and make the best out of your holiday. Be it a Honeymoon or a family vacation, Kerala is the best holiday choice. You can also customise your vacation at Pickyourtrail with the help of our travel experts. Download the Pickyoutrail app and get your queries answered on the go. You can also Whatsapp our travel experts and we are at your service.

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