The Complete 7-Day Travel Itinerary to Kerala with Kids For This Monsoons!

The Complete 7-Day Travel Itinerary to Kerala with Kids For This Monsoons!

6 Jul 2016 | 7 min Read

Nandini Aravind

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Kerala is a beautiful place that one can visit anytime of the year but there is something magical about it during monsoon that makes it the perfect time for an escapade. Monsoon in Kerala is unlike other places – the rain isn’t continuous but pleasurable with few hours of rain and then intervals of gorgeous sunshine.

What better time to enjoy waterfalls in Kerala or walk on rain kissed shores than during monsoons! Here is a 7-day itinerary to help you discover ‘God’s own Country’ with your family. 

In case you choose to explore Kerala this monsoon, here’s your perfect 7-day trip itinerary at Club Mahindra resorts starting at Kochi covering Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, and Allepey. 


Day 1&2: Kochi to Munnar:

Stay: 2 nights, 3 days
Distance: 140 km
Duration: 3 hours

Munnar: The Monsoon Beauty

Arrive at Kochi Airport or, Railway station. Reach Club Mahindra resort at Munnar which is a 130 kms drive from Kochi through a scenic route of plantations and gorgeous flora. This is just the right place to enjoy fishing, rappelling, night safaris and even bathing elephants. Now that’s a hit with the kids too! During the monsoons, Munnar is one of the most mesmerizing places to be in.



Club Mahindra offers: 

  • Beautiful Indo-British architecture beckons your attention. The landscape is thoughtfully designed with a romantic view of either vast tea estates or mystical mountains. 
  • All rooms are extensively equipped to cater to every need, from fully equipped kitchens, LCD TV and others to make you feel right at home.
  • Baby-friendly cuisines in every buffet spread and if you need, the Chef can also make special baby foods like ‘Baby khichdi’!




Family can bond over: 

  • A drive though the wildlife sanctuary where one can watch the elephants bathing or spot bears crossing the river and if you get lucky, probably a leopard as well. Kids are sure to love this one!
  • Delicious Indian and Italian cuisines at their multi cuisine restaurant Tea Room. 
  • A freshly brewed cup of tea at the estate or shopping at the local spice market.
  • A stroll through the National park which is home to 132 species of birds and butterflies. 



Things to do:

Take a nature tour to these following places to enjoy nature in all its glory:

  • Anamudi
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Marayoor
  • Devikulam



Day 3&4: Munnar to Thekkady

Stay: 1 day, 1 night
Distance: 110 km
Duration: 2 hours

Thekkady: Where Nature meets Adventure

After breakfast at Munnar, check out and leave for Thekkady. Thekkady lets you experience nature at its best with a blend of adventure. It is one of the best places for families to visit where wildlife thrives in all its splendour, while offering breath-taking views of serene spice plantations.

Club Mahindra Thekkady offers: 

  • The property offers well-equipped 49 rooms, a few offering panoramic views of lush greenery. Each room has its own private balcony.
  • To give you a ‘home away from home’ experience, all services are taken care of – right from laundry to stocked mini refrigerators to ordering meals in the luxury of your room. 

Families can bond over:

  • Boat rides on the Periyar, nature walks and elephant rides or even bathing an elephant or two. 
  • A swim in the pool, a jungle trek or a walk in the spice plantations. 
  • Munching delicious fruits like fresh mulberries, red bananas, passion fruit and guava.

 If you feel like wetting your palate with some Kerala cuisine, then head to The Periyar room and savour some local delicacies. At the restaurant, get the kids to try out Kerala’s famous breakfast Puttu, steamed rice rolls layered with freshly grated coconut and served with a delicious curry or a sprinkle of sugar. Don’t miss their version of pancakes called Paalapam, a fermented rice batter with coconut milk. A must-try is their sumptuous, traditional meal (good for both lunch or dinner) called Sadhya, which is an assortment of curries and vegetables served on a banana leaf that will leave you asking for more. End this grand meal with a heavenly dessert, Payasam – a concoction of lentils, coconut milk, milk and jaggery. 

Things to see in Thekkady:

  • The Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Mayynad
  • Matta Amrithanandamayi Ashram
  • Sasthamkotta
  • Vandanmedu



Day 4 & 5: Thekkady to Kumarakom

Stay: 2 days, 1 night
Distance: 120 kms 
Duration: 3.5 hours

Kumarakom: Gateway to the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala

After breakfast, check out and leave for Kumarakom. Kumarakom is the perfect getaway for families. Enjoy staying at the Club Mahindra property which is set on the gorgeous back waters of Kerala. 

Club Mahindra Kumarakom offers:

  • The resort is a smorgasbord of old world charm meeting contemporary style. You can lounge inside the AC rooms and then head out in the evening to savour the outdoors.

Families can bond over:

  • A relaxed cruise in the beautiful surroundings of the backwaters or, taking a close look at the backwater village life. 
  • A relaxed, fun game night at the creative corner, a game of pool, cards or challenging each other at board games. 
  • A swim or a bite at Nalukettu
  • Some mouth-watering delicacies at the resort restaurants, Fish Moilee or Karimeen for the fish lovers or even their breakfast staple Idhiyapam. 
  • Even their buffet spread has kid friendly options (cooked without artificial flavours) which is sure to satisfy the fussiest kid! 
  • Kids can play their hearts out at the play area or practice their badminton skills at the court. 

Things to do in Kumarakom:

  • Vembanad Lake
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Thazhathangadi
  • Cruise at Backwaters
  • Driftwood Museum
  • Pathiramanal



Day 6 & 7: Kumarakom to Allepey

Stay: 1 day, 1 night
Distance: 33 km
Duration: 1 hour

Allepey: The Venice of the East

Allepey is known for its rivers, lagoons and serene lakes. That’s why, it is called “The Venice of the East”. At Ramada Allepey, this is exactly what you will experience; the ultimate levels of hospitality while soaking in the best that nature has to offer. All of this is set in the backdrop of luxuriant greenery. 

Club Mahindra Allepey offers:

  • Breath-taking views of the Punamada back waters where the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race takes place. 



Families can bond over:

  • A houseboat cruise on these backwaters along the Vembanad Lake is a delightful experience

Have dinner at their roof top restaurant, the view of the backwaters adds to the experience of sharing a wonderful meal with your loved ones. Try a banana-delicacy called Kaalan. Veggie Lovers can treat themselves to delicious Thoran and Pachadi. You will literally be spoilt for choices, including kiddie meals.

Places to visit in Allepey:

  • Allepey Beach
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Amabalapuzha Temple
  • Kurumadi Kuttan Statue
  • St Mary Forane Church


Day 7: Allepey to Kochi

Distance: 53 km
Duration: 1 hour
Spend the afternoon at Allepey and pack your memories back to Kochi. Plan you trip soon! 

Wish you and your kids a very happy vacation in Kerala in advance!


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