Welcome to the paradise of South India, often called “God’s own country”. The country is indeed full of wonders of nature and its beauty sprawled across in its all diverse forms – rain forests, hills, beaches, plains, backwaters, Ayurveda – you name it and its here in its full bloom and glory. The place magically relaxes tourists to calm and rejuvenates mind as in waking up after a refreshing nap.
Places Covered: Calicut – Wayanad – Palakkad – Munnar – Periyar – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Receive a warm welcome from our representatives at the Cochin airport as you arrive and be escorted to the pre-booked hotel for check in.
To introduce Cochin, the city is also known as Kochi. It is a buzzing city situated along the south west coastline of the Indian peninsula. Also referred to as “Gateway to Kerala”, Cochin endorses the scenic magnificence of its home state.
Set off for sightseeing tour of the city post-breakfast and explore the port city with all its historical monuments including, Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Jewish Synagogue. The ancient Chinese fishing nets on the coast of Cochin are also worth a visit. Spend the rest of the day your way. In the evening, watch the splendid regional classical dance called Kathakali.
Day 03: Cochin/ Calicut
Its time to leave the port city Cochin in favor of North part of Calicut. You may visit the ancient form of boat-making at Beypore, if time allows.
Day 04: Calicut / Wayanad
Drive further to Wayanad to indulge in soulful sightseeing. Wayanad is a charming location by all means with its mist capped mountains, lush meadows in valleys, white water springs, blue water lakes and the wild forest.
Day 05: Wayanad / Palakkad
A day well spent at Wayanad and now its time to move further on to Palakkad. The place is famous for its Ayurvedic treatments and offers a plethora of massages to soothe your body, mind and soul.
Day 06: Palakkad
This is your day to be spent your way at your own pace at fascinating Palakkad.
Day 07: Palakkad / Munnar
After a laid back day, you gear up for a long drive to the divinely picturesque Munnar. The hill station offers you ample opportunities for nature watch, adventure sports, nature walks et al.
Day 08: Munnar
Another beautiful day at the beautiful Munnar allows you to indulge in heart’s fill of sightseeing, including the Raja Malai You get to watch Neel Thar (mountain goats) in their natural habitat, visit Muttupetty dam, the Indo Swiss project and stroll in the sprawl of verdant tea gardens over hundreds of kilometers vast.
Day 09: Munnar / Periyar
In the morning, you move for Periyar and check in at a hotel there. Later in day, you set off for a tour of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary and watch wild life, including wild elephants, boars, deers, and even tiger if luck by your side. Evening reserved for a pleasant boat cruise across the Periyar lake. Finally return to the comfortable hotel room to get over fatigue and sleep night long.
Day 10: Periyar / Alleppey
Get transferred from Periyar to Allepey and board a traditional houseboat there. Most popular for its many boat races, houseboats, coir products and serene backwaters, Alleppey or Alappuzha is bound to steal your heart upon the tour.
Day 11 Alleppey / Kumarakom
After Alleppey, it’s the turn of Kumarakom. Check-in at hotel. One of the world’s renowned backwater lakes, Kumarakom sits alongside the Vembanad Lake. The location is ideal for boating and visiting the countryside. The rest of the day is to be spent as per your own whim and fancy.
Day 12: Kumarakom
Engross in the feel of being at Kumarakom and indulge in individual ways to spend quality time.
Day 13: Kumarakom / Kovalam
Bid bye to Kumarakom’s backwaters and say hello to the country’s finest of beaches at Kovalam. The three crescent beaches forming Kovalam on the whole are enveloped in golden sand and dotted with palm trees. Just 16 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam is any tourist’s dream come true destination.
Spend another perfect day at Kovalam undertaking independent activities for fun or otherwise, by you!
Day 15: Kovalam / Trivandrum / Depart
Take breakfast, relish some peaceful time and check out of the hotel when it’s the time for your flight at the Trivandrum airport for your journey back home.
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