Kerala Tour Itinerary From Nasik (Maharastra)

Kerala Tour Itinerary From Nasik (Maharastra)

munnar-hillstation

This article is being published by SreesTours, a leading online travel agent located in Kumarakom, Kerala. Kerala is a south Indian state located nearly Arabian Sea shoreline. It is famous for its nature and culture. Kerala is a most popular destination for unique houseboat experience on Kerala backwaters. Kerala is a home of Ayurveda and wild life animals like elephants, tigers and many more. Want to Know More about Kerala tourism – please go here.


How to reach  Kerala from Nasik:

Kerala can be accessed by train or flight from Nasik .

By Flight:

The nearest airport is Mumbai which is 3 hrs away by road from Nasik.  Details of web sites offer cheapest prices.

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By Train:

There is only one direct train available from Nasik to Kerala and back. It takes almost 29 – 30 hrs to reach by train to Kerala.  The station to board is Nasik(NK)  and the station to reach is Ernakulam (ERS)  in Kerala.   Departure boarding station is depending upon the destination covered and tour packages selected.  For example in case destination covered only Munnar, Thekkedy, Kumarakom and Alleppey, arrival and departure should be Ernakulam (ERS).  In case  want to visit Verkala Beach, Trivandrum, Kovalam Beach with Kanyakumari visit, arrival should be at Ernakulam rly station and departure should be from Trivandrum (TVC) Rly station.  There is one more rly station called KOCHUVELI (KCVL) which is located 5 kms from Trivandrum city.

Train Schedule from NASIK (NK) to Ernakulum Rly Station (ERN/ERS).
Train No Train Name From Dep To Arrival Dist. Travel Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Class
12618 MNGLA LKSDP Exp NK 05:20 ERS 12:00 1717 30:40 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2A 3A SL
Train Schedule from Ernakulam Rly Station (ERN/ERS) to NASIK (NK).
Train No Train Name From Dep To Arrival Dist. Travel Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Class
12617 MANGALA LDWEEP ERS 10:45 NK 16:35 1717 29:50 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2A 3A SL


Best Places to Visit in Kerala:

While selecting places of visit in Kerala, we can divide Kerala in to four main destinations. Those destination are hill stations, wild life sanctuaries, backwaters and beaches.

      • Hill Stations: Most attractive hill station in Kerala is Munnar. Other hill stations are Wayanad, Ponmudi, Gavi etc.
      • Wild life sanctuaries & National Parks: Thekkedy (Periyar) wild life sanctuary is the most famous and easily accessed wild life sanctuary for the tourists who visit Kerala as its located between Munnar and Aleppey and close to Kochi also.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

houseboat in kerala

    • Beaches of Kerala: Most attractive and famous Beach of Kerala is Kovalam. Apart from Kovalam, Cherai, Marari, Poovar, Alleppey etc are other beaches of Kerala.

Apart from above destinations, those who look for famous temple tour – Guruvayur Temple, Sri Padmanabha temple, Sabarimala Ayyappa temple etc can be covered within the Kerala Tour.


Best Suitable Kerala Holiday Package from Nasik.

While planning Kerala Tour package, two options of packages is available according to number of days available with tourist.

  • Kochi to Kochi round package covering Munnar, Thekkey, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kochi. Minimum 5 days is required to cover this programme.   This package does not cover other destination like Kovalam, Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.
  • Kochi to Trivandrum covering Munnar, Thekkedy, Kumarakom, Alleppey , Kovalam, Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. Minimum 7 days required to cover this package.

In case the tourist has more days, some of the destination located near to Kerala can also be covered.  These destinations are below:-

  • Wayand (Vythiri): One of the most beautiful hill stations and wild life sanctuaries in Kerala, is located north of Kerala. Since it is too far off from Kochi, Wayanad cannot be included in short trips which cover Munnar and Kumarakom.
  • Kodaikanal:  Kodaikanal can be reached from Munnar. It takes almost 7 hrs drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal.  Minimum 2 days required to cover Kodaikanal.  After Kodaikanal, the guest can travel to Thekkedy (Periyar) which is 6 hrs drive from Kodaikanal.
  • Rameswaram: In case Rameswaram needs to be covered, one need to extend two more days and can travel from Trivandrum or Kanyakumari.   The nearest rly station is Rameswaram or Madurai from where one can get train to Mumbai.

How to Book this Package

Booking of the Kerala tour package with Srees Tours is very simple.  Once the hotels  options are given,  we need 25% advance.  You can send this payment by cr card, payment gateway, online transfer etc.  A receipt and hotel confirmation voucher will be issued very next day.  One day prior arrival, we will call and give message regarding the drivers.  Balance payment is collected during the trip.  These procedures are very simple and since balance payment is being collected almost at the end of the trip, the package is fully secured.

 


Our Office Contact at NASIK:

Those who need assistance for this tour package at Nasik, Please call Mr Anish.

Mr. Anish Soman,

# 148, Narayan Nagar,
Rasbihari meri link road
Panchavati
9130003053
8605400928


8 Days : Kochi – Munnar – Thekkedy – Houseboat – Kochi

Arrival and Departure : Ernakulam Rly Station.

Day 1 :

Departure early morning at 05:20 Hrs.

Nasik to Ernakulum by Train No 12618.  Overnight in Train.


Day 2 : Arrival Ernakulam at 12:00 Hrs

Meet, receive and transfer to Munnar.


Day 3 : Kochi – Munnar – 145 kms 4 Hrs

Arrival at Kochi, meet, receive and transfer to Munnar.  Enroute visit  Valera water falls, Karadippara View Point &  Kallar Falls. Check in resort. Half day sightseeing of Munnar. Rajamalai and Eravikulam national park.

  • Rajamali national park : Entry Fee @ Rs 50 per person.  Open all days from 09:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs. Closed from 01 Mar to 30 Apr every year. Entry ticket needs to be booked online in advance.
  • Tea Museum : Entry fee Rs 75pp. Open all days from 10:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs except Monday
  • Mattupetty Dam Boating : Rs 350 upto 5 adults.

Day 4 : Munnar

After breakfast Munnar sightseeing. Visiting  Mattupetti Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, International blossom Park, Pothenmedu sunset view, Tea museum etc.

Other Attractions:

  • Jeep Safari to Kudagumali View Point (cost approx Rs 1500 per person by Jeep)
  • Elephant safari / Kerala Martial Art / Kathakali etc
  • Stay in TREE House.

Day 5 : Munnar – Thekkedy. 120 kms 4 Hrs.

After break fast transfer to Thekkady.  On the way visit  Lockhart Gap View and tea plantation. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon Kathakali and Kalaripayattu (these are traditional art forms of Kerala.  Entry per person @ 250 per show).

Options & Activities:

  • Bamboo rafting (6 A.M. to 6 P.M.) and Trekking in forest with lunch. Armed Escort available.  @ Rs 1500 per person. Full day programme.
  • Morning and evening trekking – guide and armed guard avaiale
  • Boating in Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary – Cost Rs 200 per person (Timing 7 A.M., 10 A.M., 12 P.M, 2 P.M and 4 P.M.),
  • plantation tour – Rs 100 entry fee per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M)
  • Elephant safari – approx Rs 600 per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M).
  • Jeep Safari to GAVI Wild Life – 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. @ Rs 1500 per person.

Day 6 : Thekkedy- Houseboat (120 kms 3.5 hrs)

Proceed to Houseboat.  Check in Houseboat at 12:00 Hrs. Cruise and sightseeing.  Visit Alleppey Backwaters, villages, canals, Islands etc.  The boat can stop some of the places and you can walk in the village to see and experience the village life – the best way to experience Alleppey backwaters in Houseboat.  Lunch, evening snacks, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

Options and Activities:

  • Fishing in the lake and backwaters.

Day 7 : Kochi. 75 kms 2 Hrs

Check out from Houseboat at 8 A.M.,  departure for Ernakulam rly station.  Departure by Train No 12617 and overnight in Train.


Day 8 : Nasik

Arrival Nasik at 17:17 Hrs.


Kerala Tour Package:

Destination Budget Deluxe Option I Deluxe Option II
Munnar (2 Ni) Indeevaram Green ridge Hotel C 7
Or
Misty Mountain Resort
Thekkady (1 Ni) Wood lands Prime Castle Sandra Palace
Or
Green Court
Grand Thekkady
Or
Jungle Park
Houseboat (1 Ni) Lakeviewhouseboat AC Deluxe AC Deluxe AC Deluxe
Cost for a couple With Indica Car RS. 22,200 Rs 23,800 Rs 26,700
Cost for 4 Adults, 2 Rooms with AC Ertica / Tavera car Rs 33,700 Rs 35,900 Rs 42,700

Service Tax : 4.5% extra
Train ticket charges not included in the above price.

Validity : Valid from 01 Oct to 15 Dec and 15 Jan to 31 Mar.

Extra Person / Bed Charges:
Extra Person with Extra bed – @ Rs 500 – 700 per person per night.


Child Policy:

  • Child upto 6 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentarily.
  • Child upto 12 yrs – Rs 400 child charges per ni applicable, in case share the bed with parents.
  • Child upto 12 yrs with extra bed – Same charge of an extra person.

Tour Cost Includes:
  • A/c Accommodation except Hill Station (Munnar and Thekkedy) on twin sharing basis with Daily Breakfast
  • AC Indica car for all the transfers and the possible local sightseeing as per the given itinerary.
  • Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batta, etc)
  • All the applicable taxes
  • Child below 5 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentarily.
  • Hotel Check in and Check out at 12:00 Hrs.

Houseboat :
  • Cruise time from 12:00 Hrs to 17:30 Hrs with 1 hr lunch break.  Next day 08:00 Hrs to 09:00 Hrs.
  • Welcome drink, Lunch, evening coffee / tea and snacks, Dinner and Next day breakfast & Mineral water included.
  • Deluxe and Luxury Houseboat – AC working time 21:00 Hrs to 07:00 Hrs.
  • Premium – 24 hrs ac

Tour Cost Does Not Includes:
  • Train ticket charges not included.
  • The packages does not include Air/Train tickets, Airport tax, Entry fees , Monuments, Guide fees, Camera Charges, Massages, Elephant Safaris, Personal expenses like laundry, tips and  telephone calls, Optional Tours, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Children’s above 5 yrs is chargeable
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary & anything not mentioned in the above package inclusion.

6 Ni 7 Days : Kochi - Munnar - Thekkedy (Periyar) - Houseboat - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

The train suitable for this package is below.

From Nasik to Ernakulum. Train No 12618 Mangala Exp from Nasik is the most suitable train. It takes approx 30 hrs – departure from Nasik at 05:20 and arrival Ernakulam at 12:00 hrs.

Departure back from Kerala – After the trip, the nearest Rly station is Trivandrum. Since there is no direct train service from Trivandrum to Nasik, best suitable train is Netravati exp starting from Trivandrum till Mumbai.

Programme:

Day 1 : Nasik – Ernakulam.

By train no 12618 Mangala Exp dep at 05:20 hrs.


Day 2 : Ernakulam.  Arrival Ernakulam by 12:00 Hrs.

Arrival at Kochi, meet, receive and transfer to Munnar. Enroute visit  Valera water falls, Karadippara View Point &  Kallar Falls. Check in resort. Overnight stay in resort.


Day 3 : Munnar

Sightseeing of Munnar. Rajamalai and Eravikulam national park. Mattupetti Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, International blossom Park, Pothenmedu sunset view-, Tea museum etc.

  • Rajamali national park : Entry Fee @ Rs 50 per person.  Open all days from 09:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs. Closed from 01 Mar to 30 Apr every year. Entry ticket needs to be booked online in advance.
  • Tea Museum : Entry fee Rs 75pp. Open all days from 10:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs except Monday
  • Mattupetty Dam Boating : Rs 350 upto 5 adults.

Note: Water falls generally not available from Mar to Jun due to summer.

Other Attractions in Munnar:

  • Jeep Safari to Kudagumali View Point (cost approx Rs 1500 per person by Jeep)
  • Elephant safari / Kerala martial Art / Kathakali etc
  • Stay in TREE House.

Day 4 : Munnar – Thekkedy. 120 kms 4 Hrs.

After break fast transfer to Thekkady.  On the way visit  Lockhart Gap View and tea plantation. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon Kathakali and Kalaripayattu (these are traditional art forms of Kerala.  Entry per person @ 250 per show).

Options & Activities:

  • Bamboo rafting (6 A.M. to 6 P.M.) and Trekking in forest with lunch. Armed Escort available.  @ Rs 1500 per person. Full day programme.
  • Morning and evening trekking – guide and armed guard avaiale
  • Boating in Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary – Cost Rs 200 per person (Timing 7 A.M., 10 A.M., 12 P.M, 2 P.M and 4 P.M.),
  • plantation tour – Rs 100 entry fee per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M)
  • Elephant safari – approx Rs 600 per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M).
  • Jeep Safari to GAVI Wild Life – 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. @ Rs 1500 per person.

Day 5 : Thekkedy- Houseboat (120 kms 3.5 hrs)

Check in Houseboat at 12:00 hrs. Cruise and sightseeing.  Cruise through vembanadu lake.  Visit R Block and C Block where paddy cultivated below sea level.  Cruise through canals of Alleppey.  The boat can stop some of the places and you can walk in the village to see and experience the village life – the best way to experience Alleppey backwaters in Houseboat.  Lunch, evening snacks, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

Options and Activities:

  • Fishing in the lake and backwaters.

Day 6 : Houseboat – Kanyakumari. 7 Hrs by road

Early check out at 08:00 hrs and proceed to Kanyakumari. On the way visit Suchindram Temple.  The famous Hanuman temple. Arrival Kanyakumari by 17:00 hrs.  Evening sun set at sunset point.  Visit Kanyakumari temple at 18:30 hrs for Aarati.  Overnight in Kanyakumari.


Day 7 : Kanyakumari – Trivandrum.  2 Hrs

Early morning sun rise at sunrise point.

08:00 hrs boat to Vivekananda rock.  Visit Thiruvalluvur statue, temple etc.  Return to Hotel by 10:00 hrs and proceed to Kovalam.

During the season, the boat is always packed and needs to stand on queue for more than an hour to get tickets.

Check out and proceed to Kovalam.   Evening visit Kovalam beach, light house beach etc. Overnight stay in Trivandrum.


Day 8 : Trivandrum

Trivandrum sightseeing.  Visit Kuthiramalika palace, veli tourist village, museum, Sri Padmanabha swamy temple. (gents needs dothi – no jeans permitted).

Padmanabha Swamy temple – Open at 4 A.M and darshan available till 11 A.M. Evening it open at 4 P.M and darshan available till 8 P.M. Pants, Jeans, Bermuda etc are not allowed inside. Gents should wear Dhoti and ladies saree / churidar.  In case of churidar, Dhoti needs to wear over the churidar. Dhoti available in front the temple shop for Rs 40 per piece onwards. Small wallet, camera, mob phone, bags etc are not allowed inside the temple.

Drop at Trivandrum airport/rly station.  Tour ends.


Kerala Tour Package:

Destination Budget Deluxe Option I Deluxe Option II
Munnar Indeevaram
Or
Similar
Green ridge Hotel C 7
Thekkady Wood lands Prime Castle Green Court Jungle Park
Houseboat Lakeviewhouseboat AC Deluxe AC Deluxe AC Deluxe
Kanyakumari Hotel Rajam Hotel Temple City Singaar International
Trivandrum Hotel Chaitram Hotel Chaitram Maurya Rajadhani
Or
Similar
Cost for a couple With Indica Car RS. 32,800 Rs 34,900 Rs 39,500
Cost for 4 Adults, 2 Rooms with AC Ertica / Tavera car Rs 47,900 Rs 51,400 Rs 60,800

Service Tax : 4.5% extra
Train ticket charges not included in the above price.

Validity : Valid from 01 Oct to 15 Dec and 15 Jan to 31 Mar.

Total Extra Charges : Extra person with Extra bed – Rs 3000

Total Child Charges: 

  • Up to 5 yrs – free
  • 6 to 12 yrs – child charges – 1500, with extra bed – Rs 3000

Tour Cost Includes:
  • A/c Accommodation except Hill Station on twin sharing basis with Daily Breakfast
  • AC Indica car for all the transfers and the possible local sightseeing as per the given itinerary.
  • Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batta, etc)
  • All the applicable taxes
  • Child below 5 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentarily.
  • Hotel Check in and Check out at 12:00 Hrs.

Houseboat :
  • Cruise time from 12:00 Hrs to 17:30 Hrs with 1 hr lunch break.  Next day 08:00 Hrs to 09:00 Hrs.
  • Welcome drink, Lunch, evening coffee / tea and snacks, Dinner and Next day breakfast & Mineral water included.
  • Deluxe and Luxury Houseboat – AC working time 21:00 Hrs to 07:00 Hrs.
  • Premium – 24 hrs ac

Tour Cost Does Not Includes:
  • The packages does not include Air/Train tickets, Airport tax, Entry fees , Monuments, Guide fees, Camera Charges, Massages, Elephant Safaris, Personal expenses like laundry, tips and  telephone calls, Optional Tours, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Children’s above 5 yrs is chargeable
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary & anything not mentioned in the above package inclusion.

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