Kerala Tour Package From Durg (Chattisgarh)


Kerala Tour Package From Durg (Chattisgarh)

Kerala Backwater Houseboat

This article is being published by SreesTours, a leading online travel agent located in Kumarakom, Kerala. Kerala is a beautiful Indian state in South India and known as a God’s own country. It is one of the most visited and awesome place to travel in India. Kerala have some of most popular tourist destinations such as hill stations, backwaters, houseboats, wild-life sanctuaries, waterfalls, stunning beaches and many more. Kerala is paradise place for nature lovers and also enjoyable place to make holidays trip with friends & family.

How to Reach  Kerala:

Kerala can be accessed by train or flight from Durg .

By Flight:

The nearest airport is Raipur which is 55 kms away from Durg.  There is no direct flight from Raipur Airport to Kochi (Cochi) Airport.  All the flights are via Mumbai /Delh/Kolkotha / Bangalore.  It takes approx 12 – 18 hrs to reach Kochi by flight. Details of web sites offer cheapest prices.

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By Train:

It takes almost 35 – 36 hrs to reach by train to Kerala.  The station to board is Durg (DURG) and the station to reach is Ernakulam (ERS)  in Kerala.   Departure boarding station is depending upon the destination covered  and tour packages selected.  For example in case destination covered only Munnar, Thekkedy, Kumarakom and Alleppey, arrival and departure should be Ernakulam (ERS).  In case the guest want to visit Verkala Beach, Trivandrum, Kovalam Beach with Kanyakumari visit, arrival should be at Ernakulam rly station and departure should be from Trivandrum (TVC) Rly station.  There is one more rly station called Kochuveli (KCVL) which is located 5 kms from Trivandrum city.

Here is the train schedule from Durg (DURG) to Ernakulum Rly Station (ERN/ERS).
Train NoTrain NameFromDepToArrivalDist.Travel TimeMonTueWedThuFriSatSunClass
22647KRBA TVC ExpDurg00:30ERN12:25205635:55NoNoNoYesNoNoYes2A 3A SL
22815BSP ERS S F ExpDurg11:00ERS21:30200734:30YesNoNoNoNoNoNo2A 3A SL
22619BSP TEN ExpDurg11:00ERS21:20200734:20NoYesNoYesNoNoNo2A 3A SL
Here is a train schedule from Ernakulam to Durg (DURG).
Train NoTrain NameFromDepToArrivalDist.Travel TimeMonTueWedThuFriSatSunClass
22648KRBA ExpERN10:20Durg21:40205635:20YesNoNoYesNoNoNo2A 3A SL
22816ERS BILASPUR ExpERS08:50Durg18:50200834:00NoNoYesNoNoNoNo2A 3A SL
22620TEN BILASPUR ExpERS08:15Durg18:50200834:35NoNoNoNoNoNoYes2A 3A SL
Here is a train schedule from Trivandrum (TVC) to Durg (DURG).
Train NoTrain NameFromDepToArrivalDist.Travel TimeMonTueWedThuFriSatSunClass
22648KRBA ExpTVC06:10Durg21:40227839:30YesNoNoYesNoNoNo2A 3A SL


Best Places to Visit in Kerala

While selecting places of visit in Kerala, we can divide Kerala in to four main destinations.  Here is the list of them.

    • Hill Stations: Most attractive hill station in Kerala is Munnar. Other hill stations are Wayanad, Ponmudi, Gavi etc.

    • Wildlife sanctuaries: Thekkedy (Periyar) wild life sanctuary is the most famous and easily accessed wild life sanctuary for the tourists who visit Kerala as its located between Munnar and Alleppey and close to Kochi also.
    • Backwaters and Houseboat: Main attraction of Kerala tourism is the houseboats which is located in Kumarakom and Alleppey.
    • Beaches of Kerala: Most attractive and famous Beach of Kerala is Kovalam.  Apart from Kovalam, Cherai, Marari, Poovar, Alleppey etc are other beaches of Kerala.

Apart from above destinations, those who look for famous temple tour – Guruvayur Temple, Sri Padmanabha temple,  Sabarimala Ayyappa temple etc can be covered within the Kerala Tour.


Best Unforgettable Experiences in Kerala during the Visit:

There are number of activities which makes an unforgettable experience for the guest during their visit to Kerala.  Some of them are given below.

  • Athirapally water falls. This is one of the best water falls in Kerala.  The best time to visit this place is from Jun to Feb.  Explore the list of famous waterfalls of Kerala with breathtaking images.
  • Overnight stay in a tree house in any of the destinations in Kerala.  For more details visit this link.
  • Country boat trip in Kumarakom or Alleppey in a narrow canal. For more details visit us here to book your houseboat tour package at best price ever.
  • A sun set cruise through the lap of Vembanadu lake.

Best Suitable Kerala Holiday Package from Durg:

While planning Kerala Tour package, two options of packages is available according to days available with tourist.

  • Kochi to Kochi round package covering Munnar, Thekkey, Kumarakom, Alleppey and Kochi. Minimum 5 days is required to cover this programme. This package does not cover other destination like Kovalam, Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.
  • Kochi to Trivandrum covering Munnar, Thekkedy, Kumarakom, Alleppey , Kovalam, Kanyakumari and Trivandrum. Minimum 7 days required to cover this package.

In case the tourist has more days some of the destination located near to Kerala can also be covered.  These destinations are below:-

#1: Kodaikanal:  Kodaikanal can be reached from Munnar.  It takes almost 7 hrs drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal.  Minimum 2 days required to cover Kodaikanal.  After Kodaikanal, the guest can travel to Thekkedy (Periyar) which is 6 hrs drive from Kodaikanal.

#2: Rameswaram:  In case Rameswaram needs to be covered, one need to extend two more days and can travel from Trivandrum or Kanyakumari.   The nearest rly station is Rameswaram or Madurai from where one can get train to Durg via Chennai.

How to Book this Package:

Booking of the tour package with SreesTours is very simple.  Once the hotel are selected,  we need 25% advance.  You can send this payment by credit card, payment gateway, online transfer etc.  A receipt and hotel confirmation voucher will be issued very next day.  One day prior arrival, we will call and give message regarding the drivers.  Balance payment is collected on the 5th day of the trip.  These procedures are very simple and since balance payment is being collected almost at the end of the trip, the package is fully secured.

6 Ni 7 Days Kerala Tour Package from Durg:

Arrival and Departure : Ernakulam Rly Station.

Day 1 (Thursday) :

Departure early morning at 00:35 Hrs.

Durg to Ernakulum by Train No 22647.  Overnight in Train.

Day 2 (Friday) : Kochi – Munnar – 145 kms 4 Hrs

Arrival Ernakulam at 12:25 Hrs.  Meet, receive and transfer to Munnar.

Enroute visit  Valera water falls, Karadippara View Point &  Kallar Falls. Check in resort. Half day sightseeing of Munnar. Rajamalai and Eravikulam national park.

  • Rajamali national park : Entry Fee @ Rs 50 per person.  Open all days from 09:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs. Closed from 01 Mar to 30 Apr every year. Entry ticket needs to be booked online in advance.
  • Tea Museum : Entry fee Rs 75pp. Open all days from 10:00 Hrs to 16:00 Hrs except Monday
  • Mattupetty Dam Boating : Rs 350 upto 5 adults.
Day 3. (Saturday): Munnar

After breakfast Munnar sightseeing. Visiting  Mattupetti Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, International blossom Park, Pothenmedu sunset view, Tea museum etc.

Other Attractions:

  • Jeep Safari to Kudagumali View Point (cost approx Rs 1500 per person by Jeep)
  • Elephant safari / Kerala Martial Art / Kathakali etc
  • Stay in TREE House.
Day 4 (Sunday): Munnar – Thekkedy. 120 kms 4 Hrs.

After break fast transfer to Thekkady.  On the way visit  Lockhart Gap View and tea plantation. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon Kathakali and Kalaripayattu (these are traditional art forms of Kerala.  Entry per person @ 250 per show).

Options & Activities:

  • Bamboo rafting (6 A.M. to 6 P.M.) and Trekking in forest with lunch. Armed Escort available.  @ Rs 1500 per person. Full day programme.
  • Morning and evening trekking – guide and armed guard avaiale
  • Boating in Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary – Cost Rs 200 per person (Timing 7 A.M., 10 A.M., 12 P.M, 2 P.M and 4 P.M.),
  • plantation tour – Rs 100 entry fee per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M)
  • Elephant safari – approx Rs 600 per person. (Morning 6 A.M. to Evening 6 P.M).
  • Jeep Safari to GAVI Wild Life – 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. @ Rs 1500 per person.
Day 5 (Monday) : Thekkedy- Houseboat.

Check in Houseboat at 12:00 Hrs. Cruise and sightseeing.  Cruise through vembanadu lake.  Visit R Block and C Block where paddy cultivated below sea level.  Cruise through canals of Alleppey.  The boat can stop some of the places and you can walk in the village to see and experience the village life – the best way to experience Alleppey backwaters in Houseboat.  Lunch, evening snacks, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

Options and Activities:

  • Fishing in the lake and backwaters.
Day 6 (Tuesday) :

Check out from Houseboat and proceed to Kochi. Half day Kochi sightseeing and shopping.

Visit Fort Kochi, Chinese fishing nets, Jewish synagogue, mattancherry palace(dutch palace), Marine drive etc and over night stay at hotel.

  • Jewish synagogue will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

Options. (cost not included)

2 Hrs sun set cruise at Kochi in Sagara Rani Mini ship.

Day 7 (Wednesday) :

Transfer to Ernakulam rly station.  Departure by Train No 22816 at 08:30 Hrs.

Day 8 (Thursday) :

Arrival Durg at 18:30 Hrs


Kerala Tour Package:

DestinationDeluxe Option IDeluxe Option IILuxuryPremium
MunnarGreen Ridge
Las Palms
Hotel C 7
Misty Mountain Resort
Aranyaka Resort
Tea Valley
Tall Trees
The Fog
ThekkadyGreen Court
Sandra palace
Grand Thekkedy
Jungle Park
Ranger Woods
Abad Jungle Park
Green Woods
Forest Canopy
Houseboat LakeviewhouseboatAC DeluxeAC DeluxeLuxury ACPremium
KochiDiwan CourtHotel SealordBroad BeanTrident
Cost for a couple With AC sedan carRs 26,900Rs 30,700Rs 35,900Rs 46,900
Cost for two couple 2 rooms with Ertica / Tavera AC carRs 39,700Rs 44,900Rs 53,600Rs 74,400
Extra person with extra bedRs 3,750Rs 3,750Rs 4,500Rs 5,300

Service Tax : 4.5% extra
Above cost does not inclusive of Train Tickets.

Validity : Above is applicable from 01 Oct to 31 Mar.  Not applicable from 20 Dec to 10 Jan.

Child Policy:

  • Child upto 6 yrs sharing same bed with parents will be complimentarily.
  • Child upto 12 yrs – Rs 400 child charges per ni applicable, in case share the bed with parents.
  • Child upto 12 yrs with extra bed – Same charge of an extra person.
Tour Cost Includes:
  • A/c Accommodation except Hill Station (Munnar and Thekkedy) on twin sharing basis with Daily Breakfast
  • AC Indica car for all the transfers and the possible local sightseeing as per the given itinerary.
  • Well experienced and bilingual driver till the departure
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batta, etc)
  • All the applicable taxes
  • Hotel Check in and Check out at 12:00 Hrs.
Houseboat :
  • Cruise time from 12:00 Hrs to 17:30 Hrs with 1 hr lunch break.  Next day 08:00 Hrs to 09:00 Hrs.
  • Welcome drink, Lunch, evening coffee / tea and snacks, Dinner and Next day breakfast & Mineral water included.
  • Deluxe and Luxury Houseboat – AC working time 21:00 Hrs to 07:00 Hrs.
  • Premium – 24 hrs ac
Tour Cost Does Not Include:
  • The packages does not include Air/Train tickets, Airport tax, Entry fees , Monuments, Guide fees, Camera Charges, Massages, Elephant Safaris, Personal expenses like laundry, tips and  telephone calls, Optional Tours, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Children’s above 5 yrs is chargeable
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary & anything not mentioned in the above package inclusion.
  • Cost does not inclusive of Train Tickets.

Durg to Ernakulum by Train No 22647. Overnight in Train.

Arrival Ernakulam at 12:25 Hrs. Meet, receive and transfer to Munnar.

After breakfast Munnar sightseeing. Visiting Mattupetti Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, International blossom Park, Pothenmedu sunset view, Tea museum etc.

After break fast transfer to Thekkady. On the way visit Lockhart Gap View and tea plantation. Check in at Hotel. Afternoon Kathakali and Kalaripayattu (these are traditional art forms of Kerala. Entry per person @ 250 per show).

Check in Houseboat at 12:00 Hrs. Cruise and sightseeing.

Check out from Houseboat and proceed to Kochi. Half day Kochi sightseeing and shopping.

Transfer to Ernakulam rly station. Departure by Train No 22816 at 08:30 Hrs.

Arrival Durg at 18:30 Hrs

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