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A Romantic getaway in Kerala

duration:

5 Days 4 Nights

where:

Munnar & Alleppey

group size:

2-8

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Kerala is a dream destination for couples who want to spend some quality time with each other.  There is plenty of opportunity to pamper yourself, stay at stunning romantic locations and share private intimate moments with your loved ones. On this getaway you’ll spend time in the stunning mountains of Munnar and the serene backwaters of Kerala.  If that does not interest you then here goes – Candle light dinner, Private Jacuzzi in the mountains, Couple massages at a SPA, Romantic sunset cruise on houseboats will liven up your getaway.

Munnar is one of foremost tea producing regions in India. On entering Munnar you’ll be greeted with miles and miles of unending tea plantations. Some of the world’s highest tea estates are located here. The tea is known for its medium bodied fruity flavors and a distinct lingering sweetness. The Misty mountains of Munnar provides stunning locations and great weather to enjoy your romantic getaway.  The Kerala backwaters are a vast network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, with navigable waterways spanning 900 kilometers! People of the region to this day rely on this web of waterways to get around and move goods.  While observing daily life of people here is a wonderful experience, nothing can beat the romance of a sunset over the backwaters as you cruise along in traditional houseboats.

For detailed Itinerary & Accommodation please refer the section below

When can I go?

Anytime of the Year

Pickup and Drop off: Eranakulam

Experience Highlights

  • A room with a private Jacuzzi nestled in the Mountains
  • Special Candle lite dinner included & Flower decorations on the first night
  • Overnight Private Cruise in the Backwaters to see stunning sunset - Houseboat
  • A couples massage at one of the SPAs in Kerala
  • Visit Cheeyappara Waterfalls and a Spice Plantation

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

MUNNAR

On arrival our representative will be receiving at Kochi international airport and drive for Munnar.  The drive would take approximately 5 hours. On the way we will stop at cheeyappara waterfalls and a spice plantation. Since we’ve reached Munnar after a long drive, we recommend you just relax and enjoy short walks through the beautiful property you are staying at.  Your room has a magnificent Victorian Jacuzzi with a splendid valley view, and we’ve decorated the room with a flower arrangement.

In the evening a candle light dinner has been arranged for you.

Day 2

MUNNAR

Today you have the entire day to yourself and can choose to spend it anyway you choose to. We have tried to list out the best options available here; the car will be at your disposal so if you choose to go out you can use it.  Also the property you are staying at has a lot of options.

Optional activities outside the Resort

Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation – This plantation and factory lies 7900 feet above sea level, which is the highest tea plantation in Munnar. To visit the plantation one has to rent a 4-wheel drive Jeep, beware it is not for the faint hearted.  But the spectacular views of rolling mountains lined with tea plantations are unparalleled in all of Munnar! If you want to do this we can arrange the same. Be sure to leave the hotel by 7:30 AM. Kolukkumalai tea plantation is 31 KM away from Munnar and it will take 1 hours drive through the mountainous road lined with tea plantations.

Eravikulam National park (Rajamalai) – Rajamalai is the tourism zone of the National Park, where the visitors are taken in forest department vehicles and introduced to the shola – grassland eco-system unique to this region. You can buy tickets at the location itself.  A safari to Rajamalai will give you a clear picture of western

Optional activities at the Resort

Ethnic Cooking Classes – They say Couple that cooks together stay together!  So spend sometime with your special one learning to cook some special Kerala dishes. This can be arranged on prior request only.

Tea Tasting – For those who are interested, a detailed tea tasting experience can be conducted upon prior request. You will be briefed on the production of tea, and introduced to the different varieties of tea available in Munnar. It is conducted between 4 to 5 pm, and the session ends with high tea.

Soft Treks – There are plenty of possibilities around the Resort for soft treks, which are not very strenuous. Just ask the property manager or the receptionist for guidance.  You can also arrange for a guide to take you on short treks from the property

 

 

Day 3

ALLEPPEY

Today after refreshing breakfast checkout from the resort.  We will then proceed to Alleppey, on arrival check-in to your backwater resort (5 hrs drive), enjoy a leisurely time in the backwaters resort.

The Resort has a world class SPA where you can book many of their specialised treatments.  We recommend you book one of the couple massages.

 

Day 4

ALLEPPEY

Today have a leisurely morning at the resort.  Be ready to check-out by noon and transfer to your houseboat which will come to pick you up at the resorts dock itself.  Set on an overnight private cruise for two on your houseboat!

Your premium houseboat will pick you up from the Hotel’s private dock around 12.30 PM.  Once aboard the houseboat, the cruise along the backwaters begins. Shortly afterwards delicious lunch will be served.  The houseboat will cruise for hours before docking at a scenic spot for the night.  What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of rural Kerala that it offers, while you float in comfort! The boat is exclusively private for you. Lunch, dinner and breakfast on next day will be served on board.

Day 5

After breakfast transfer to Kochi international airport (2 hours).

 

 

 

Additional Information

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spice Tree Munnar
  • Spice Routes Premium Houseboat
  • Citrus Retreat Alleppey

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as per Itinerary.
  • Meal Plan = Hotels / Resorts on Breakfast basis and Houseboat with all meals.
  • A/C Indigo/ Dezire transportation at disposal, including pickup and drop.
  • Welcome drink at all resorts
  • 1 Candlelight Dinner at Munnar
  • 1 Flower arrangement at Munnar

EXCLUSION

  • Any service not mentioned in Inlcusions

EXTRAS / ADD-ONS

  • Kolukkumalai Tea estate visit can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Tea Tasting, Soft treks and Cooking Classes can be arranged at Munnar on request for extra charge
  • SPA treatment can be booked in advance in Alleppey at the Citrus Retreat
  • Wine service can be arranged onboard houseboat for extra charge

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