Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Trivandrum – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Day 1 : Cochin – Sightseeing – 40 Km – 1hrs from Airport
You will be picked up from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and taken to the hotel. You can spend afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin like: The Queen of Arabian Sea – One of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc.
Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets.
You can spend overnight in Cochin
Day – 2: Cochin – Munnar – 140 Km – 5hrs
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (04 Hrs drive).
On the way enjoy waterfalls and natural scenic spots.
On arrival at Munnar check in at Hotel and relax for the rest of the day.
Spend overnight in hotel.
Day – 3: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast go for local sightseeing. Visit – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams.
Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India.
Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point.
In afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain like Goat, “NilgiriThars”, can be spotted.
Spend overnight in Munnar.
Day – 4: Munnar – Thekkady – 110 Km – 4hrs
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs);
On arrival check in at hotel and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady – one of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978.
Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost.
Overnight in Thekkady.
Day – 5: Thekkady – Alleppey (House Boat) – 150 Km – 4 to 5hrs
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey.
Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch.
While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual – skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves.
Food will be served onboard. Overnight in the houseboat
Day – 6: Alleppey (House Boat) – Kumarakom – 40 Km – 1hr
After a refreshing breakfast served on board check out from the house boat and drive to Kumarakom (01 Hr Drive).
Check in to the hotel. Day at Leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day – 7 : Kumarakom (02nd Day)
In afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom – a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day – 8: Kumarakom – Trivandrum / Kovalam – 180 Km – 5hrs
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel / houseboat and drive to Kovalam / Trivandrum (04 Hrs Drive).
On arrival check-in into hotel. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach.
Overnight at hotel.
Day – 9: Kovalam Sightseeing
After Breakfast explore different beaches of Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India.
Enjoy evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day – 10: Kovalam – Trivandrum Departure Transfer – 15 Km – half an hour
Check out from the hotel after Breakfast and proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station depend on your departure place) for your flight / train. Reach home back and feel contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God’s Own Country.