- Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alappuzha - Kovalam
( 8 nights / 9 days )
01 / Arrival Cochin
Arrive Cochin. Meet & assist at the airport &
transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin
covering The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned
for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally
called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest
European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally
built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing
nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to
have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the
Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, is the
headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India.
Night stay in Cochin.
Day 02 / Cochin - Periyar
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations
of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut,
to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and
transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around
in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee
plantations. Night stay in Periyar.
Day 03 / Periyar
Early morning enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see
Afternoon drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of
Kerala. Arrive Munnar and transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 04 / Munnar
Day is free to relax and to walk around. Munnar is
situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak
in the Western Ghats.Also visit Rajamalai & Eravikulam
National Park, 15Kms from Munnar, this is the natural
habitat of the Nilgiri Thar, a rare mountain goat
(Hermitragas Hylocres). 2. Marayoor, 40Kms from Munnar,
the only place in Kerala that lays claim to the natural
growth of Sandalwood. The Muniyara caves with murals
and relics from the New Stone Age Civilization. A
Children’s Park, spread across a hectare of
land under the canopy of a Single Banyan Tree, are
of great interest to tourists. Night stay in Munnar.
Day 05 / Munnar - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in
one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters
here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
Night stay at Kumarakom.
Day 06 / Kumarakom - Alappuzha
Morning drive a short distance before switching over
to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up
to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat
is the best way to explore the villages and rural life.
In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat,
a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room
for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters,
sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of
birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering
delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen
crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy
a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and
lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked
to your taste on board. Night stay in Allapuzha.
Day 07 / Alappuzha - Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam & transfer to hotel. the
international beach Resort with full of Coconut trees.Kovalam
is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with
three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a
favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since
the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has
created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea
bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty
and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning
massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising
etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.
Day 08 / Kovalam - Trivandrum
Morning drive to Trivandrum- gateway to one of the
most beautiful states in India-Kerela. The city presides
over one of the most scenic states, stretching along
the southern coast of the country, with the backwaters
of the Arabian sea reaching deep into the veredant
countryside, kerela affords a fascinating experience.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting
The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of
the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram.
Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious
blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural
styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection
Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo
in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful
walks. Night stay in Trivandrum.
Day 09 / Departure
Morning transfer to airport to board the onward flight.
Optional Activities :
1. Ayurvedic Massage
2. Water Sports at Kovalam.
3. Boating at Periyar Lake.
4. Kathakali dance performance.
5. Elephant ride on the Tropical Forests.
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