KERALA TOUR PACKAGES FROM MUMBAI
“How to book Kerala tour packages from Mumbai?” is one of the perplexing or tiresome questions that throngs the mind of any Mumbaikar while planning a Kerala trip! While the city of Mumbai is known to be the ‘City of Dreams’, Kerala on the other hand, is known to inspire the globetrotters to unleash all their dreams and relinquish into the magical hands of Mother Nature!
For those, who are planning to book Kerala tour packages from Mumbai anytime soon, they must keep a track on few factors. Even before deciding the tour dates, wanderlusts must do some research on climatic conditions, best mode of travelling, places to visit, things to do, and lot more. And in case, you are one among the travel-bugs smitten by Mumbai-Kerala tour, here are the things you should know while planning your trip:
1. Best time to book Kerala tour packages from Mumbai:
Being from Mumbai, you might find Kerala’s climate extremely pleasing as both the destinations exhibit almost similar climatic condition. While winter in Kerala starts from September and continues till March, Mumbai winter lasts from November to February.
If you are planning to book Kerala tour packages from Mumbai during the summer, you will hardly find any difference in the climate. Both places welcome the summers in the month of March, and it lasts till the end of May. However, unlike the heavy or continuous rainfall in Mumbai, you would find Kerala much more captivating with its natural green outlook!
2. How to reach Kerala from Mumbai:
- By Road:
For the road trippers, they can cover this wonderful journey in two different ways – via NH48 & NH50.
- NH48 (1,452km / 23 Hours):
Originating from Mumbai, this route takes a diversion from Pune (Maharashtra) and continues towards Satara via NH48. Here onwards, the drive will bring you to Hubli (or Hubbali in Karnataka), and continue towards Davangere, Sira and Tumakuru (Karnataka). Post this, the drive will take you through Bangalore and continue towards Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu), Salem (Tamil Nadu), and Malumichampatti (Tamil Nadu) before it makes its way to God’s Own Country Kerala.
- NH50 (1,301km / 25 Hours):
The first phase of this journey will be same with that of NH48 (Mumbai – Pune). After reaching Pune, the drive will continue through NH50 and proceed towards Vijaypura in Karnataka. Driving further, the route takes a diversion at Narasipura-Sira Road to reach Mysore (Karnataka).
Post this, the drive will become more exciting as it will take you through three of the most enthralling wildlife sanctuaries – Bandipur, Mudumalai and Amarambalam National Parks. Driving though Amarambalam National Park, you will finally reach your destination.
NOTE: You can also reach Kerala from Mumbai through NH48-NH50 (1,266km / 22 Hours).
- By Train:
Train journey from Mumbai to Kerala usually takes 22 hours with Trivandrum Central serving as the nearest railway station. There are several direct trains connecting these two destinations – CSTM ERS SPL (Mumbai SCT-Ernakulam Jn.), KCVL Garib Rath (Lokmanya Tilak T – Ernakulam Town), Mumbai-Trivandrum EXP (Mum CST – Ernakulam Jn.), and few more.
- By Flight:
Flight journey always prove to be the fastest mode of communication between these two destinations. Moreover, since all the major airlines have regular direct and connecting flights between Mumbai and Kerala, you can always expect an added amount of fun-frolic from your trip.
3. Things to Expect from Kerala Tour Packages from Mumbai :
Places to Visit (Approximate Distance):
- Alleppey (1,585km)
- Kovalam (1,715km)
- Thekkady (1,500km)
- Munnar (1,467km)
- Wayanad (1,177km)
- Trivandrum (1,722km)
- Cochin (1,540km)
- Varkala (1,670km)
- Kumarakom (1,580km)
- Kozhikode (1,256km)
- Things to Do:
- Backwater Trails
- Houseboat Stays
- Beach Tours