Daphne’s two week trip to Kerala in May

Route

Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mumbai,India

Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore division, Karnataka, India

Mysore, Karnataka

Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad, Kerala, India

Wayanad, Kerala

Fort Kochi, Kerala

Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India

Fort Kochi, Kerala

Thekkady, Kerala

Thekkady, Kerala, India

Thekkady, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala, India

Munnar, Kerala

Kumarakom, Kerala

Kumarakom

Kumarakom, Kerala

Tour description

Daphne got in touch with us for help with planning her trip to India. Since she was traveling to India in the summer month of May, she wasn’t sure of where she could travel to. Having extensively traveled North India in the past, she wanted to travel to South India and was wondering if it is possible to do Kerala in May.

Summer in India kicks in from the month of April and ends in June. Traveling to some destinations in India can be unbearably hot in May. However there are parts of Kerala that you can visit which still are relatively pleasant.

Daphne considers herself to be a flashpacker and she wanted to experience the wild-life and beaches of Kerala while at the same time, she wanted to do the usual favorites, the Backwaters of Alleppey and Cochin.

With regards to accommodation, Daphne stayed in a combination of hotels, guest houses, home-stays and a houseboat in Alleppey. The places she visited had pleasant weather and interesting things to do even though it was May (which is one of the hottest months of the year in India).

This is a great tour if you are looking to combine experiencing the bustling city life in Mumbai with enjoying the laid back atmosphere, temples and palace of the south Indian town that is Mysore, and ending with time in nature in Kerala.

The last week of the tour is all about nature and relaxation in the midst of coffee, tea and spice plantations and a visit to the Periyar National park. This tour ends with a relaxing night on a houseboat on the backwaters.

Ideal for

  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Spirituality

Best Time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Approximate Price

Backpacker 500 Euros/ 550 USD per head
Budget 600 Euros/ 650 USD per head
Comfort 800 Euros/ 850 USD per night
Luxury 1100 Euros / 1200 USD per head

The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 9% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 3
    Mumbai

    The city of dreams is home to Bollywood and almost twenty million immigrants.
    There's a lot you can do in Mumbai. Take a tour of the largest slum colony in India or go on a Bollywood tour.

    Abode
    Day 3 - 5
    Mysore

    The cultural capital of Karnataka is known for the stunning Mysore palace. Mysore also boasts some very beautiful temples and the spice markets are fun to walk around.

    Mysore B&B
    Day 5 - 7
    Wayanad

    Lush green landscape, beautiful tea and coffee estates, wildlife, lakes and waterfall. Wayanad is blessed with everything that nature has to offer.

    Dhanagiri Home-stay
    Day 7 - 9
    Fort Kochi

    Cochin is the other end of the spectrum in comparison to Kozhikode, a tourist hub with beautiful churches and lovely cafes. Cochin is also home to the oldest church in India, St Francis Church, built by the Europeans.

    Lazar Home-stay
    Day 9 - 11
    Munnar

    Munnar offers green and lush greenery and one of the best tea in entire India. This place in the Western Ghat mountain range invites you to hike through tea plantations and sandalwood forests, visit the many waterfalls and perfect viewpoints or just relax over a cup of tea.

    Dewdrop, Munnar
    Day 11 - 13
    Thekkady

    Thekkady is the heart of wild Kerala, “God’s own country”. Still in the Western Ghats mountain range you can experience deep rain forest, spice farms as well as different kind of plantations. It’s a great place to indulge into pure nature.

    Chrissie's
  • Day 13 - 15
    Kumarakom

    The backwaters of Kerala are a paradise of water lilies covered lakes, and small winding canals overgrown by palm and fruit trees and little villages far from urban chaos. Being a labyrinth of 900km waterways parallel to the coast of the Arabian sea this place offers serenity and peace for the nature loving traveller.

    Backwater Heritage