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Kerala tour packages for family

Discussion in 'Kerala' started by ArvGaj, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. ArvGaj

    ArvGaj New Member

    I would like to take my family on holiday to Kerala, Gods own country as they say.

    I have seen packages for couples, but nothing as such for families. What I would like to know if there are any Kerala tour packages for a family, where the suitable accommodation would also be available.

    If there are I would like some detailed information about the packages including the cost.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there, welcome to the forum!

    Kerala-Packages.

    Overview

    Named as one of the Top Ten Paradises of the World by National Geographic, Kerala marvels in its lush greenery and beautiful backwaters. Hill stations, wildlife and beaches, these are all features of the state as well. That's not all, Kerala boasts of its rich culture and arts, embedded in any part of the state, from the most urbanised regions up to the most rural regions. It is a place where religious harmony occurs, where you can spot a mosque, a Hindu temple and a church, all in one area. As such, Kerala is one of India's most popular tourist destinations and it's not unusual to find tour agencies offering packages for sightseeing in the state. In this guide, we would highlight the family tour packages offered by tour companies in Kerala.

    Kerala Tour Packages For Family

    Chalukya Grace Tours - Chalukya Group Tours is a Trivandrum-based travel agency. They have extensive tour packages for the state of Kerala. Established in 1988, they have over 2 decades of experience in the tourism industry. The Government of India Tourism sector also recognises the tour agency. They can also provide for customised or individualised tours for clients, if the need arises. Kerala Trips is a unit of the Chalukya Group Tours, which is the main unit that provides for family tour packages for Kerala.

    Kerala Family Holidays Package ✰ - This package covers three types of destinations, hill station, wildlife and backwaters. It lasts for 5 days, with the first stay beginning in Kochi. Accommodations are three-star properties in Munnar and Thekkady while it's an AC houseboat in Alleppey. Daily breakfast is provided for the former two while all meals would be provided for the latter. The package costs Rs. 39,250 for 2 adults while a child above 5 years old and below 5 years old are considered complimentary.

    ↬ Package Details ↫

    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration4 Nights & 5 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredHill Station, Wildlife & BackwatersMunnar, Thekkady & Alleppey
    AccommodationElysium Garden, Grand Thekkady & HouseboatThree-Star Properties & AC Houseboat
    MealsIncludedAll Meals in Houseboat and Breakfast in Hotels
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsSightseeing, Driver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 39,250 for 2 PersonsComplimentary 1 Child (Above 5 Years Old) & 1 Child (Below 5 Years Old)
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Kochi. Then, you would be transferred to Munnar and on arrival, you can check in at your hotel, the Elysium Garden. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure, exploring the tea estates of the hill station or just strolling around the lush landscapes around.

    Day 2 - The second day would be spent on a guided sightseeing tour of Munnar. You would be covering sights like the Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Rajamalai Hills, Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point. After the guided tour, you can explore Munnar on your own.

    Day 3 - The third day would be spent transferring to Thekkady. On arrival, check in at your hotel, the Grand Thekkady and proceed for a boat safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Alternatively, you can also opt to just enjoy a spice plantation trek in the wildlife reserve.

    Day 4 - The next day, transfer to Alleppey where you would be cruising along the backwaters of the city. You would also be staying overnight in an AC houseboat. All meals of the day would be provided for in the houseboat.

    Day 5 - On your last day, transfer back to Kochi where you can board your train, bus or flight back home.

    Family Getaway Package ✰ - This package covers four types of destinations, city, hill station, wildlife and backwaters. It lasts for 7 days ensuring that you spend adequate time in each destination. All properties are three-star ones, with a deluxe AC houseboat in the backwaters as well. Breakfast in all hotels would be provided while for your last day in Alleppey, all meals would be provided for with the houseboat. Sightseeing in each destination would be covered by the management team as well but entrance fees and such are not yet included. The package costs Rs. 52,500 per 2 persons and 2 children, 1 above 5 years old and the other below 5 years old would be complimentary.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration6 Nights & 7 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredCity, Hill Station, Wildlife & BackwatersKochi, Munnar, Thekkady & Alleppey
    AccommodationAbaam Boutique Hotel, Elysium Garden, Grand Thekkady & HouseboatThree-Star Properties & AC Houseboat
    MealsIncludedAll Meals in Houseboat and Breakfast in Hotels
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsSightseeing, Driver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 52,500 for 2 PersonsComplimentary 1 Child (Above 5 Years Old) & 1 Child (Below 5 Years Old)
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Kochi. Then, you would be transferred to your hotel before embarking on a sightseeing tour of Kochi. Attractions like the Kochi Fort, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Jewish Synagogue and Chinese Fishing Nets would all be covered.

    Day 2 - The second day would be spent on Veegaland, also known as Wonderla, a water theme park in Kochi. Enjoy the whole day riding both dry and water rides. Tickets are additional expenses not included in the package.

    Day 3 - The third day would be spent transferring to Munnar. Upon check in at your hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. You would be covering attractions like Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Rajamalai Hills, Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point.

    Day 4 - The next day, enjoy a drive around the lush tea plantations of Munnar. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure thereafter.

    Day 5 - You would be transferred to Thekkady the next day where you would be visiting the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy a two-hour boat safari in the serene Periyar Lake.

    Day 6 - Transfer to Alleppey the next day where you would be staying at an AC houseboat. Cruise around the backwaters of Alleppey, enjoying the paddy field views and rural life. Overnight stay in the houseboat and do enjoy all the meals provided by the on-house chef.

    Day 7 - The last day, transfer back to Kochi and board your train or flight back home.

    Kerala Greenery - Kerala Greenery was established in 1999 which means they have over 18 years of experience in the industry. The company is based in Trivandrum and can be regarded as a small tour agency specialising in mostly tours around the state of Kerala. Their packages can be divided into three, namely: Kerala Honeymoon Tours, Deluxe Tours for Kerala and Kerala Family Holidays. Therefore, you can easily choose which type of package best suits you, whether you're a part of a couple or a part of a family or even someone who loves luxury.

    ST 01 Package ✰ - This package covers the most popular beach of Kerala which is Kovalam. The package starts from Trivandrum wherein a private AC vehicle would pick you up and transfer you to Kovalam. The hotel included in the package is a three-star one, which is located right at the shores of Kovalam Beach. Daily breakfast for your stay is also included in the package. The cost of the package is at Rs. 16,100 for 2 persons and you need to pay an additional Rs. 1,730 per person excess.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration2 Nights & 3 Days1st Day Starts in Trivandrum
    Places CoveredBeachKovalam
    AccommodationHotel JasmineThree-Star Property
    MealsIncludedBreakfast Only
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsDriver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 16,100 for 2 PersonsRs. 1,730 for Extra Person
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Trivandrum. From there, you would be transferred to your hotel, the Hotel Jasmine Palace. The property is located just a few metres away from the Kovalam Beach. You can have the rest of the day at your leisure, enjoying the beautiful shores and waves of the beach.

    Day 2 - Your second day can be spent at your leisure. You can enjoy some water sports on the beach or maybe taste the delectable seafood dishes.

    Day 3 - This is your last day in Kovalam and you would be transferred to either the railway station or airport of Trivandrum.

    ST 02 Package ✰ - This package covers the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey. The package starts from Kochi wherein an AC private vehicle would pick you up and transfer you to your houseboat in Kumarakom. During the duration of your stay in the houseboat, all meals of the day would be provided. You would also be staying at a resort in Alleppey, but here, only breakfast would be provided. The package costs Rs. 22,500 for 2 persons and you need to pay Rs. 1,750 per excess adult and Rs. 990 per excess child.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration2 Nights & 3 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredBackwatersKumarakom & Alleppey
    AccommodationHouseboat & Suvasam ResortAC Houseboat & Three-Star Property
    MealsIncludedBreakfast in Resort and All Meals in Houseboat
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsCruise, Driver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 22,500 for 2 PersonsRs. 1,750 for Extra Person & Rs. 990 for Extra Child
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Kochi. Then, you would be transferred to your AC houseboat where you would be staying for your first night in Kumarakom.

    Day 2 - On your second day, you would be transferred to the Suvasam Resort in Alleppey. You can enjoy the view of the backwaters from the resort proper.

    Day 3 - On your last day, you would be transferred to Kochi where you can board your train or flight back home.

    ST 03 Package ✰ - This package includes the beautiful beach island of Poovar. From Trivandrum, you would be transferred to the Poovar, where you can check in at your resort which is a four-star property. All breakfast meals during your stay would be provided by the resort. However, excursions out of the beach would be at your expense. The package costs Rs. 24,200 per 2 persons and an extra Rs. 3,900 per excess adult or Rs. 1,990 per excess child.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration2 Nights & 3 Days1st Day Starts in Trivandrum
    Places CoveredBeach IslandPoovar
    AccommodationEstuary Island ResortFour-Star Property
    MealsIncludedBreakfast Only
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsDriver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 24,200 for 2 PersonsRs. 3,900 for Extra Person & Rs. 1,990 for Extra Child
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Trivandrum. Check in at your resort in Poovar and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 2 - On your second day, you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Indulge in swimming or just lazing around the white sand shores of Poovar. You can also take a boat ride into the Poovar Island.

    Day 3 - On your last day, you would be transferred to Trivandrum, where you can board your train, bus or flight back home.

    ST 07 Package ✰ - This package includes the hill station of Munnar. A private vehicle from Kochi would pick you up to transfer you to Munnar. Daily breakfast would be provided by the hotel to the guests. Sightseeing is also part of the package, along with a private vehicle to take you around the hill station. The package costs Rs. 16,990 per 2 persons and an extra Rs. 1,950 per excess person.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration2 Nights & 3 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredHill StationMunnar
    AccommodationWhispering MeadowsThree-Star Property
    MealsIncludedBreakfast Only
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsDriver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 16,990 for 2 PersonsRs. 1,950 for Extra Person
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the railway station or airport of Kochi. Then, you would be transferred by private vehicle to Munnar. On arrival, you can check in at your hotel in Munnar. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure.

    Day 2 - On your second day, indulge in sightseeing around the hill station covering sights like the Top Station, Kundala Dam Lake and Attukal Waterfalls.

    Day 3 - On your last day, you would be transferred to Kochi, where you can board your train, bus or flight back home.

    ST 18 Package ✰ - This package includes the hill station of Munnar. A private vehicle from Kochi would pick you up to transfer you to Munnar. Daily breakfast would be provided by the hotel to the guests. Sightseeing is also part of the package, along with a private vehicle to take you around the hill station. The package costs Rs. 16,990 per 2 persons and an extra Rs. 1,950 per excess person.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration8 Nights & 9 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredWaterfalls, Hill Station, Backwaters & BeachAthirapally, Munnar, Alleppey & Kovalam
    AccommodationAyursoukhyam, Whispering Meadows, Suvasam, Houseboat, Hotel Jasmine and Dunes ContinentalThree-Star to Four-Star Properties and AC Houseboat
    MealsIncludedBreakfast in Resorts and All Meals in Houseboat
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsDriver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 62,700 for 2 PersonsRs. 7,150 for Extra Adult & Rs. 6,100 for Extra Child
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the railway station or airport of Kochi. Then, you would be transferred by private vehicle to Athirapally, where your three-star resort awaits you, the Kandamkulathy Ayursoukhyam Resort. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure after exploring the waterfalls. You can also indulge in Ayurvedic treatments provided for by the resort.

    Day 2 - On your second day, you would be transferred to Munnar. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel, the Whispering Meadows. You can then enjoy touring the tea plantations of Munnar at your leisure.

    Day 3 - On your next day, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the hill station covering sights like the Top Station, Kundala Dam Lake and Attukal Waterfalls. All activities like boating in the dam lake are at the expense of the client.

    Day 4 - Transfer to Alleppey the next day and check in at your resort. Enjoy the wonderful views of the backwater for the rest of the day.

    Day 5 - On your fifth day, transfer to your AC houseboat and enjoy cruising in the backwaters. All meals for this day would be given to you. You would also be staying overnight in the houseboat.

    Day 6 - You would be transferred to Kovalam the next day. Check in at your hotel, the Hotel Jasmine Palace located just on the shores of Kovalam.

    Day 7 - Enjoy the day at your leisure, indulging in water sports or other adventure activities. Taste the local delicacies through the various restaurants and beach shacks around Kovalam too. You would also be taken on a day trip to Kanyakumari.

    Day 8 - On your eighth day, transfer to Kochi and check in at your hotel. You can then explore the markets, busy streets and attractions of Kochi.

    Day 9 - On your last day, transfer to the airport or railway station of Kochi for your journey back home.

    Kerala Tour Mate - Kerala Tour Mate is a Kochi-based travel company under the management of Outlive Solutions. This company specialises in tours around the state of Kerala though they are fairly small. This just means that their packages are more personalised though so you can enjoy a more in-depth tour of the state according to your preferences.

    South Spice Package ✰ - This package covers the backwaters and beach destinations of Kerala, which are Alleppey, Kovalam and Kanyakumari. The tour lasts for 5 days, which begins in Trivandrum. Sightseeing tours of all cities would be provided for by the company. Breakfast is included in the package and all meals of the day would be provided for during the houseboat stay. An AC vehicle would be transferring you from one city to the other. The package costs Rs. 26,600 for 2 persons including a complimentary child under 5 years old.

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    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration4 Nights & 5 Days1st Day Starts in Trivandrum
    Places CoveredBackwaters & BeachAlleppey, Kovalam & Kanyakumari
    AccommodationHouseboat, Hill and Sea View, Sun World & HouseboatThree-Star Properties & AC Houseboat
    MealsIncludedBreakfast in Hotels and All Meals in Houseboat
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsSightseeing, Driver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 26,600 for 2 PersonsComplimentary for 1 Child Below 5 Years Old
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Trivandrum. From there, you would be transferred to your houseboat in Alleppey. Cruise amidst the backwaters of Alleppey and enjoy an overnight stay in the houseboat.

    Day 2 - Transfer to Kovalam on your next day and check in at your hotel on arrival. Later, do some sightseeing exploring the Old Lighthouse of Kovalam and enjoying the sandy shores of the Kovalam Beach.

    Day 3 - The next day, explore sights around Trivandrum like the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kowdiar Palace, Art Gallery, Trivandrum Zoo, Sanghumugham Beach and Veli Tourist Village. Back to your hotel in Kovalam for an overnight stay.

    Day 4 - Transfer to Kanyakumari and check in at your hotel on arrival, the Sun World. After which, explore sights around Kanyakumari like Vivekananda’s Rock, Tiruvalluvar Statue and Kanyakumari Temple through a guided tour. Overnight at your hotel before returning to Trivandrum the next day.

    Day 5 - After checking out of your hotel, spend some time exploring the markets of Trivandrum for souvenir shopping. Then, transfer to the airport or railway station for your journey back home.

    Splendid Holidays Package ✰ - This package covers various destinations, from a city, to a hill station, to the backwaters and yes, even beaches. Places covered are Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey & Cherai. Most properties are of the three-star variety but you can also opt for more luxurious options but you have to pay a higher rate. Daily breakfast is included in the hotels but on the houseboat, all meals for the day would be provided. Sightseeing via an AC vehicle would also be provided. The tour package costs Rs. 38,300 for 2 persons with 1 child below 5 years old being complimentary.

    ↬ Package Details ↫

    CategoryDetailsMore Information
    Duration7 Nights & 8 Days1st Day Starts in Kochi
    Places CoveredCity, Hill Station, Wildlife, Backwaters & BeachKochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey & Cherai
    AccommodationAbaam Hotel, Dream Catcher, Seasons Thekkady, Houseboat, Pagoda Resort & Cherai Beach ResortThree-Star Properties & AC Houseboat
    MealsIncludedBreakfast in Resort and All Meals in Houseboat
    TransportationIncludedAC Vehicle
    Other InclusionsSightseeing, Driver's Fee & TaxesAll Other Activities Extra
    PriceRs. 38,300 for 2 PersonsComplimentary for 1 Child Below 5 Years Old
    ↬ Itinerary ↫

    Day 1 - You would be picked up from the airport or railway station of Kochi. You would then be transferred to your hotel, the Abaam Hotel. Then, you can proceed for a half day tour of the city. Sights like Marine Drive, Kochi Fort, Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Paradesi Jewish Synagogue and Chinese Fishing Nets would all be covered.

    Day 2 - Transfer to Munnar on your second day with en route exploration of attractions like Adimali, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Valara Waterfalls, Karadippara View Point and Pallivaasal View Point. On arrival, check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the night at your leisure.

    Day 3 - The next day, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Munnar. You would be covering attractions like the Pothamedu View Point, Tea Factory, Blossom Park, Mattupetty Dam, Rajamalai Hills and Echo Point.

    Day 4 - Transfer to Thekkady the next day and check in at your hotel, Seasons Thekkady. Proceed for a boat safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Then, enjoy a stroll around the markets of the village of Kumily.

    Day 5 - Next day, transfer to Kumarakom and enjoy a cruise amidst the backwaters. The serenity and tranquility are sure to entice you. Overnight in the houseboat and enjoy traditional Keralan meals served to you.

    Day 6 - Transfer to Alleppey and enjoy some sightseeing exploring the city's temples and villages. You would also be visiting the Alleppey Beach, an isolated yet quiet stretch of sandy shores perfect for families.

    Day 7 - The next day, reach the Cherai Beach and check in at your hotel. Indulge in adventurous activities and water sports in the beach. You can then rest for the night at your hotel overlooking the beautiful sea.

    Day 8 - Transfer back to either the airport or railway station of Kochi where you can continue on for your journey back home.

    Conclusion

    These are the companies offering family tour packages for Kerala. There are many more tour agencies in the state and out of it that offers family packages. However, their rates are on a per person basis which can be very expensive. These packages given above have rates for two persons and sometimes, even for a family of three, so you can save more money with them. For additional adults or children, you can just pay for an additional fee as well.

    Good luck and enjoy your trip in Kerala!:)
     
  3. saniyajoys

    saniyajoys New Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to Kerala for your next family trip..
    Your question is more relevant- why only packages for couples mentioned in websites and not for family.
    The answer to the above question is simple.

    It is easy for the tour companies to submit the fare for 01 couple. For 2 adults ( 1 Couple), they can easily frame a tour package rate with 01 Sedan car and 01 Room at all destinations. If more members are included, then they have to add rooms and deploy a larger vehicle- for which rates would be different.

    So for a family tour package, you need to clearly specify the following points:

    1) Number of adults ( All above 12 years are considered as adults):
    2) Number of Children ( Between 6-11 years):
    3) Number of Kids ( All below 6 years):
    4) Number of Rooms required:
    5) Number of Extra Beds required:
    6) Vehicle Required:
    7) Number of days you wish to spent in Kerala:
    8) Any thing extra to be taken care of:

    Almost all companies operating for couples operate for families too. If you can give the above details, then they will plan an itinerary with cost and hotel options.
    Best of luck!!!
     
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