Besides the famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali, theyyam, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight/Train.|
Day 01: Cochin Arrival – Sightseeing (40kms-1hrs)
Welcome to God’s Own Country. Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Cochin Airport/ Railway Station and then transfer to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Later, proceed for a half day city sightseeing tour of Kochi.. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
(Note :- Dutch Palace & Jewish Synagogue closed on Friday & Saturday).
Day 02: Cochin – Munnar (150Kms-4hrs)
After relishing morning breakfast, proceed to Munnar, This small town in the Western Ghats is famous for its picture book towns, sprawling tea gardens, mist clad hills, sanctuaries and above all the climate is one of the most sought after tourist destination in India today. Munnar is the gateway of Hills in South India.On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls of Cheeyappara & Valara and later Reach & check in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore the rest of the day along with the nature. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 03: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit Eravikulam National Park where on can view the famous nilagiri Thar (National Park is Closed Park Closed from 01 Feb to 31 March due to breeding season), Later proceed to Mattupetty & Kundala Dam were you can enjoy boating through the reservoir flanked with tea garden on one side and never ending Grass land on the other. The Echo point, famous for its echo phenomenon is a famous halting point for the tourists, Shooting Point and Tea Museum. Evening Return to the resort and overnight stay.
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady (140km-4hrs)
Take breakfast and then drive to Thekkady. Thekkady offers diverse attractions wildlife sanctuary, hill station and spice plantation. Hence it has been very popular among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Reach and check in the hotel. Freshen up and relax with comforts of your room. Later drive to Periyar National Park that is the most attractive feature of Thekkady. Enjoy wildlife cruise over the Periyar Lake to see wild life animals. You can also enjoy other delightful and exciting activities such as spice plantations tour, bamboo rafting, jungle trekking and elephant ride. Do not forget to make a visit to local spice market for buying handicrafts and some garden fresh spices. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Thekkady – Alleppey Houseboat (40kms-1hr)
Wake up to the lap of nature. Take a relaxed breakfast. Then proceed to Alleppey. By noon check in to the Houseboat for a 20 hour long stay and 5 hours cruise through the world famous backwaters of Kerala. Houseboat (Kettuvalloms) is a indigenously developed and designed private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters. The cruise through palm fringed narrow canals, the unique life of the backwater people and above all the nature around you will make long lasting impressions in your mind. Overnight stay in a houseboat.
Day 06: Alleppey – Kovalam (180km-5hrs)
Arise to the watery world, After breakfast check out from Alleppey and Proceed to Resort/ Hotel in Kovalam- the internationally renowned beach destination. By noon check in at the resort. Spend the rest of the day at this palm fringed beach. A massive rocky promontory on the beach makes its waters absolutely safe for swimming and water sports. Overnight at the Resort/Hotel.
Day 07: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam (50kms-2hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum. The temple of Anantha, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most religious icon of the city (dress code of Lungi & Saree is followed). Other sightseeing places are Veli Tourist Village, which has an excellent waterfront park with a wide range of aqua entertainment facilities like fishponds, wading pools and landscaped garden. Shangumugham Beach where one can watch the amazing sunset. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 08: Kovalam – Trivandrum Departure (40km-1hrs)
Enjoy the breakfast. Later pack your baggages with a promise to return once again to this part of the world…. Proceed on time to Trivandrum Airport/Railway station to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. We await for your next visit … Bon Voyage. Service ends.