DAY 01 – COCHIN ARRIVAL
Arrive Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station, assisting all arrival formalities, and you will be transferred to Cochin Hotel. Cochin, ‘The Queen of Arabian Sea’, is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula. Cochin (now, Kochi) is a blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village. On arrival check in to Hotel. Later in the day enjoy a half day city tour of cochin visiting the Jewish Synagogue, St.Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Net, Marine Drive. Overnight at Hotel in Cochin.
DAY 02 – COCHIN to MUNNAR – 140 KMS / 4 HRS
Later proceed to Munnar. Munnar, “The Southern Kashmeer of Kerala”, located 1800 meters above Sea level. This hill station is marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather. A 4 hour scenic/picturesque drive to Munnar through hill station. Enroute visit Spice Plantations, Valara/Cheeyappara Falls. Arrival at a place which is called ‘nature’s lovers paradise’. On arrival check in at Hotel. Later in the day free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel in Munnar.
DAY 03 – MUNNAR SIGHT SEEING
Morning depart to enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Munnar visiting Madupetty Dam/Lake, Echo Point, Nursery Garden, Photo Point, Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park – famous for Nilgiri Tahr(Wild goat), Anaimudi Peak – South India’s Highest Peak, Tata Tea Museum. Evening Spice/Tea trailing at Munnar. Overnight at Hotel in Munnar.
DAY 04 – MUNNAR to THEKKADY(PERIYAR) – 120 KMS / 4 HRS
Morning proceed to Thekkady, set in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala. A scenic journey past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls & delightful trekking trails form the access to your hide way here. On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed. Later depart to enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Thekkady. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake through Periyar Tiger Reserve extends a lifetime’s chance to spot exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. Later visit to Spice Plantation. Evening walk through the bustling Spice Market in the Kumily village. Overnight at Hotel in Thekkady.
Optional Activities : Ayurvedic Massage, Kathakali Show, Kalaripayatru Show, Jungle Patrolling
DAY 05 – THEKKADY to ALLEPPEY(HOUSEBOAT) – 175 KMS / 4 HRS
Morning proceed to Alleppey. Alleppey a charming village on the Vembanadu Lake. The land which is known for its azure backwaters, swaying palms, and floating houseboats. A 4 hour scenic drives through typical Kerala Village, Paddy Field. On arrival check in at Kettuvallam known as a famous Kerala Houseboat. Lunch at Houseboat. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and river. Visit Paddy Field, Kuttanadan Region the only region cultivate rice below sea level. Overnight at houseboat in Alleppey.
DAY 06 – HOUSEBOAT(ALLEPPEY) to KOVALAM – 175 KMS / 4 HRS
Morning disembark from the Houseboat at boat jetty. Proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam truly capture the essence of Kerala. This internationally renowned beach has been favorite haunt of tourists since 1930’s. A beach paradise with boundless blue of the Arabian Sea and is a sheltered natural bay. On arrival check in at Hotel. Day free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel in Kovalam.
DAY 07 – KOVALAM/TRIVANDRUM
Evening visit the Padmanabha Swami Temple, spectacular Kovalam Beach. Kovalam offers breathtaking backwaters, lush landscapes, coconut palms and pristine beaches. Overnight at Hotel in Kovalam.
Optional Activities : Ayurvedic Massage, Day Trip to Kanyakumari
DAY 08 – KOVALAM to TRIVANDRUM – 20 KMS / 1 HRS
Later proceed to Trivandrum. Bid farewell to this serene land as your holidays comes to an end as you get transferred to Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey back to home.
OPTIONAL : DAY TRIP TO KANYAKUMARI
Morning proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari, Confluence of three ocean, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean & Bay of Bengal. On the way visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suceendram Temple. On arrival depart to enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari visiting Swami Vivekananda Memorial, Triveni Sangamam and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Evening witness the spectacular sunset view. Evening return back to Kovalam.