Best Of Kerala With Maldives

Valid Till 30 Sep 2025

11 Nights - 12 days

From Cochin

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Best Of Kerala With Maldives

Kerala and Maldives are places that can be best described as paradise on Earth. Our specially-crafted tour of Best of Kerala with Maldives combines a tour of both of these magical places. Start with the multi-cultural city - Cochin. Proceed to wildlife haven - Periyar and then to the backwater paradise - Kumarakom. Fly from Cochin to Male, the gateway to the heavenly islands of Maldives. On your arrival, escape to your relaxed holiday resort. Blessed with blue skies, cerulean waters, exhilarating diving and other incredible experiences get ready for a vacation like never before.

  • Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Places Covered: Cochin(2) > Periyar(2) > Kumarakom(2) > Male(5)
  • Day 1: Arrive Cochin

    Your Best of Kerala with Maldives tour starts with your arrival in to Cochin Airport, where you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and will assist you with the check in formalities. Cochin: - Widely known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin has one of the world’s most attractive natural ports. Cochin is well known for its spices, silks, ivory and sandalwood. It has traditionally rich heritage, but at the same time it is one of the most fast-paced and contemporary cities in India. It is very easy to be spellbound by the magic of Cochin and it is the beauty and comparatively good infrastructure that makes Cochin the ideal gateway to the state. Cochin, or Kochi as it is now called, offers visitors palaces, museums, old churches, cool backwaters; palm fringed lagoons, beaches and the practicality of a modern metro city. Overnight stay in Cochin.

  • Day 2: In Cochin

    After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of Cochin. Tour includes the following places of interest: Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace): The Portuguese constructed The Mattancherry Palace in 1557, and presented to the Maharaja of Cochin, Veera Kerala Varma (1537-61) as sign of goodwill. After 1663, the Dutch carried out some constructions and renovations in the palace, and from that day it was widely called as the ‘Dutch Palace’. The most significant thing about this palace is the amazing paintings in the bedrooms and other rooms. The paintings portray scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends connected with Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Kumara and Durga. These paintings are certainly the most extensive and attractive paintings to be seen anywhere in India. The Jewish Synagogue- The Jewish Synagogue is located near the Dutch Palace. This synagogue was constructed in 1568 and was brilliantly decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. The Synagogue has a giant scroll of the Old Testament. Cochin Harbor: The very popular tourist attraction in Cochin Harbor is the Chinese Fishing nets. These fishing nets are one of its kind and are found only in India. The fishing nets were popularized in Cochin Harbor by the traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan. St Francis Church - St. Francis church was constructed by the Europeans in 1503. St. Francis Church is the oldest European church in India. The Portuguese trader, Vasco da Gama died in Kochi, during his third visit to Kerala. Initially, his body was buried in this church, but after a few years his remains were moved to Portugal. In spite of all this the place where he was buried has been marked out inside the church. Fort Kochi Beach: Fort Kochi beach is an ideal location to saunter in a peaceful and relaxing way. This beach happens to be one of the favorite tourist spots in Kerala. The view of the sunset with the Chinese fishing net and the sailing ships in the background is a fine experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen alongside the shoreline. Later in the evening you will be picked up by the guide and will be taken to a Kathakali Dance Performance at a local theatre. Kathakali is a classical dance form, portraying Indian epics (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The costumes of the dancers are very colorful and elaborate. Dancers with painted faces depict the various characters of the ancient epics. The Kathakali dancers portray a lot of facial expressions and articulate body movements. Overnight stay in Cochin.

  • Day 3: Drive Cochin – Periyar (200 kms/ 05 hrs)

    After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check out formalities. And then you start your drive to Periyar, the next destination on your Luxury Kerala Tour. Periyar - Periyar is one of the most popular National Parks in Southern India, but these days this is more famous for its serene feel, than for sightings of wildlife. The uniqueness of the sanctuary extends around the banks of a huge artificial lake that was created by the damming of the Periyar River a century ago. The sanctuary is known for the Tigers. It has a wide range of animals, including elephants, bison, macaque leopards, jungle cats, wild dogs, mouse deer, gaur, sambar deer, barking deer. The sanctuary treasures a wide variety of rich flora and rare fauna. On your arrival in Periyar. Periyar: Nestled in the lush expanse of the Western Ghats, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular Elephant and Tiger Reserve. Abounding in wilderness and wildlife, it is one of the most popular places for wildlife safari in India. It is also the wildlife sanctuary where boat rides take you for a game safari. Transfer to hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc. at the Periyar National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees. Overnight in Periyar.

  • Day 4: In Periyar

    To experience the incredible sanctuary, early morning you will be picked up for a boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Most of the tourist activities are focused around the Lake. There are roughly 700 elephants roaming in the forest, and they are generally seen on the banks of the Periyar Lake. Later, in the evening the guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided tour to the nearby spice plantation. Cinnamom and ginger, pepper and cardamom, and various other spices grown on the Periyar hill made it nature’s taste factory in the 14th century, as Cochin became nature’s harbor, the shipping port for a spice hungry world. Later, the area came under the kingdom of Travancore, and many of its plantations, orchards and hunting lodges date from that time. The British Raj also left its mark on the Cardamom hills. Overnight stay in Periyar.


    After a relaxing breakfast, you start your drive to Kumarakom, the next destination on you tour. Kumarakom: Kumarakom is a small village on the Vembanad Lake in Kerela. This beautiful paradise stocked with mangrove forests, beryl green paddy fields and coconut groves comprises with water ways and canals adorned with while lilies. Kumarakom charms the tourist from all over the world. It offers a wide variety of flora, beautiful sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences. It is a part of Kuttanad region and the bird sanctuary spread over 14 acres is a safe home for many migratory birds. It is a fascinating sight for the visitors. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat ride round the islands, as hundreds of swaying verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to brush the tops of your heads. On your arrival in Kumarakom, check in to the houseboat. board on your private Houseboat for an overnight stay. Houseboat - One of the high points of your Luxury Kerala tour, will be the night spent on board the Houseboat. These rice barges or “Kettuvallams” sail alongside the shallow palm-edged lakes and narrow canals. The House Boat takes you through the villages constructed on narrow spits of land, where you can stop at the local markets, or to see the wonder of the craftsmen engaged in centuries-old boat-making tradition. These Houseboats offer one or two small cabins with a tiny sitting area and a crew of 2 staff and a chef. The Houseboats serve authentic Keralan cuisine. The overnight stay on the Houseboat is an extraordinary experience. Overnight on board Houseboat.

  • Day 6: In Kumarakom

    After a relaxing breakfast, and a bit of cruising on the lake, disembark your Houseboat. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Overnight in Kumarakom.

  • Day 7: Drive Kumarakom - Cochin Airport (70 kms/ 1 ½ hrs) & Fly to Male

    After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Cochin Airport in time for your flight to Male. On arrival at Male airport, meet tour representative and transfer to the resort by speed boat. Overnight in Male.

  • Day 8: In MAle

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Male.

  • Day 9: In Male

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Male.

  • Day 10: In Male

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Male.

  • Day 11: In Male

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Male.

  • Day 12: In Male

    Day at leisure. Overnight in Male.


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