Kerala is one of the most romantic honeymoon destination in India and there are many places in Kerala that you can explore. If you have been looking for a Kerala itinerary, then you have come to the right place! Think palm trees, cosy afternoons on the houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala, untouched beaches –tempting isn’t it?
The most convenient and fastest way to travel here is by a cab, even though it’s not the cheapest. Otherwise, if you’re looking for budget options it’s advisable to travel by the bus which is pretty reliable once you know the route and bus timings!
What to See and Do- Kerala itinerary
Most probably your flight will land to Kochi, which is the capital city of Kerala. If you are coming from Mumbai it is advised to book your Kerala tour packages from Mumbai itself well in advance for best deals and discounts. Kochi will be the first place on most of the people’s Kerala itinerary. From here you can head to Munnar which is South Indian paradise full of lush green meadows, beautiful hills, tea plantations & so much more. The drive from Kochi to Munnar is around 130 kilometres but it’s a scenic route and a perfect start to the Kerala trip!
You can also try seeing the Eravikulam National Park where one can see beautiful green hills and some amazing animals like the tiger and leopards as well if you’re lucky!
You can also romantic walk in the scenic park, with a sprawling view of the hills enthralls you more, then Hydel Park is perfect! They have a wonderful open view and the view of the hills from here is splendid. Just perfect for those evening walks!
For eating you can try to go to Sarvana Bhawan for an authentic Kerala meal. This is a very famous food joint which serves the perfect Keralan meal; Dosa, idli and sambhar.
The next day you an leave for Kumarakom early in the morning. You will have to maybe hire a taxi from here as it’s a slightly long ride of 165 kilometres. It is the crown jewel of Kerala tourism because of its beautiful lake which it is situated on & the dancing palm trees which enraptures many!
You can check out the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary here. The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian crane.
Next you can go and explore Alleppey, which is known as Venice of the East because of its vast backwater stretches. You can take a cab from Kumarakom to Alleppey, it’s just a one hour drive. Alleppey is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and there are more than thousand houseboats here. Do enjoy a houseboat experience by staying at least one night in the boat! If you want to book a full houseboat to yourself and cruise in the backwaters, this is the best place!
If you want a more comprehensive guide these are the 16 best things to do in Kerala.
When To Go
Monsoon time June-August is the best time to visit Kerala as its not too hot & monsoon weather is ideal for rejuvenation!
That’s it for the 3 day Kerala itinerary, if you want to cover more days there’s lots more to see as well.