Places to visit: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum.
Duration: 09Nights / 10 Days
Day 01: On Arrival meet our representative at the Cochin International Airport/Railway Station and transfer to your Hotel. Afternoon you can go for sightseeing in Cochin. Visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Jew Town at Mattancherry, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Cochin. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Day 02: After Breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed to Munnar, This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in south India. Sprawling Tea Plantations, Picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. On the way visit Cheeyapara Waterfalls and Valara Waterfalls. Check in to your hotel by noon. Evening visit Pothamedu viewpoint, Headworks Dam and Blossom International Park. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03: After Breakfast you can go for sightseeing in Munnar. Visit, Rajamala – The natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half of the population of the rare mountain goat [Hemitragas hylocres], which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here. Eravikulam National park – the home of Nilgiri Tahr. Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a very beautiful picnic spot [DTPC Idukki provides Boating in the Dam]. Echo point – The scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon. And Kundale Dam – It’s a picturesque on the way to Top station. The Golf Course, which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd., is located here. The Kundala Artificial dam is another attraction. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 04: After Breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed to Thekkady on the way visit Lockhart Gap – The fresh Mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit, Powerhouse waterfalls and Anayirangal Dam. Check in to your hotel at Thekkady. Afternoon visit Spice Plantations of Cardamom, Coffee, Tea, Pepper Etc. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 05: After Breakfast, Visit ‘The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary’ – Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the fascinating natural wildlife reserves. It’s spread across 777 sq. km, of which 360 sq. km is thick evergreen forest. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat in the lake. Evening Wildlife Boating in Periyar Lake. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 06: After Breakfast, Check out from your hotel and proceed to Kumarakom. It is a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, Emerald green paddy fields and Coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways. Situated on the Vembanad Lake. Check into your Resort. Afternoon, visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian Stork, Egret, Darter, Heron and Teal. Evening Sunset Cruise in the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 07: After Breakfast, check out and proceed to Alleppey. Check in to Houseboat by noon, Enjoy a cruise through narrow canals, coir villages, Paddy Fields of Alleppey Backwaters. A houseboat [Kettuvallom] is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making are all local and Eco-friendly bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes, bamboo mats, coir carpets etc. The main wood used is “Anjali”. Overnight stay at House Boat.
Day 08: After Breakfast check out from Houseboat and proceed to Kovalam. Check in to your hotel. Kovalam is a internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It 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 programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening leisure at Beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 09: After Breakfast you can go for Sightseeing in Trivandrum. Visit Padmanabha Swamy temple dedicated to ‘Lord Vishnu’, Kuthiramalika Palace which is a rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of Architecture, Napier Museum, Sree chithra art gallery and The Zoological Park. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 10: After Breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed to Trivandrum International Airport/Railway Station. Depart with the sweet memories of Tour.
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