09 Nights / 10 Days
Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady(Periyar) - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
The Itinerary is designed to let you experience God 's Own Country – Kerala. Situated on the southern part of India. Truly the nature is at its best on the vast tea plantations at Munnar, scenic back water of Kerala. The program takes you through the various important places of interest in Kerala. Visit the famous city cochin which still have the Dutch influence but at the same time watch the traditional Kathakali Dance Show. At Munnar visit Tea plantations and learn about Tea and Tea Making. Another place Thekkady is famous for Wildlife Reserve and Spice plantation. Cruising on the backwaters is a visual treat. The program ends with the stay at one of the resorts on the beaches of Kovalam
Detailed Tour ItineraryDay 01 : Arrive Cochin
Upon arrival at Cochin international airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, typical of Kochi, have been in use for centuries.
Overnight at hotel.
St. Francis Church, Cochin
Morning after breakfast, we take you around the city of cochin for a half day guided tour where you will be shown some important places such as Jewish Synagogue one of the oldest in Asia constructed in year 1568., Dutch Palace originally constructed by Portuguese and later by Dutch, ST. Francis Church, and Chinese Fishing Nets introduced by Chinese travelers in 14th century but still used in these parts of Kerala.
In the evening attend the traditional "Kathakali Dance Show". One of the famous dance forms of India where male actors tell a story by wearing facemasks and colorful costumes Overnight at hotel.Day 03 : Cochin - Munnar (145Kms/4Hrs)
Afternoon; drive to Munnar, a pleasing journey riding through the picturesque hills jacketed in greenish tea and spice plantations. The resort town of Munnar is famous sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys, mountains and aroma of spice.
Upon arrival; check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Munnar hotelDay 04 : Munnar
Today morning post breakfast, proceed to sightseeing at Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamala famous for Nilgiri Thar, Echo Point, Tea Plantations and TATA Tea processing Factory, Kundale Lake, Anayirankal Dam, Lockhart Gap Point etc.
Overnight at Munnar hotelDay 05 : Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar) (120Kms/3Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best game sanctuaries in India. In the evening leave for a wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. There is no better way see the herds of elephants than one the boat cruising on the lake.
Overnight at hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom. scenic 4 hours drive. An unbelievable beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Kumarakom is famous for bird sanctuary. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later take an walk inside the sanctuary famous for its birds.
Overnight at hotel.
Alleppey Houseboat, Kerala
Morning after breakfast board on Houseboat. A cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Rest of day free to relax at the Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.Day 08 : Alleppey - Kovalam (160Kms / 4Hrs)
Morning disembark at Alleppey & drive to Kovalam, a popular beach holiday destination for water sports & Ayurvedic treatments. Arrive & check-in at hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.Day 09 : Kovalam
Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 10 : Kovalam / Trivandrum Departure
Morning drive to Trivandrum & visit Padmanabhaswami temple. On time transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination.