Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered : Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom
- Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin
Day-01 Arrive Trivandrum-Kovalam (16Kms/10Miles)
Meeting and assistance on arrival and proceed for half
day city tour of Trivandrum. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple, Napier
Museum, Chitralayam Arts Gallery. (Both closed on Mondays/ Wednesday mornings),
Later drive to Kovalam and check-in at the hotel. Kovalam (16 Kms from
Trivandrum city) this international beach has been the favourite haunt
of tourist since 1930's. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches,
the southernmost, known as lighthouse beach is the most popular. This
most renowned beach destination is much sought after for sunbathing, water
sports, shopping, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenative
Ayurvedic body toning massages. Evening free at Kovalam Beach. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day-02 Kovalam-Alleppey (176Kms/110)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Alleppey for
check in House Boat. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers
from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse
animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has
always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha
has grown in importance as a backwaters tourist each year, attracting
several thousand of tourist. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races,
houseboat holidays, beaches., marine products and coir industry.Rest of
the day at House Boat. Overnight at House Boat.
Day-03 Alleppry-Kumarakom (51Kms/32Miles)
After breakfast disembark at Kumarakom and check-in at
the hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest village in Kerala blessed with
natures rare gifts is on the eastern side of vast Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom
provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are too
exhilarating. An exclusive attraction of this much sought after backwater
resort is Kumarakom bird sanctuary.Rest of the day at leisure at
Kumarakom. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04. Kumarakom - Thekkady by surface (127 km/80Miles)
Early morning visit the bird sanctuary. The Kumarakom Bird
Sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and favourite haunt of migratory birds
like the Siberian Stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. A cruise along the Vambanad
lake is the best way to view the bird life.After breakfast drive to Thekkady.
On arrival check in at Hotel. Periyar is South India's most popular wildlife
sanctuary spread across 777sq.km. in the picturesque rainforests of the Western
Ghats Evening boat ride on Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat.
The earliest sanctuary, it was set up in 1934 and forms part of the mountain
ranges, the Western Ghats. Cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals
like wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, langur monkeys and wild elephants. Overnight
Day 05. Thekkady - Munnar by surface (124
After breakfast you will be
taken for a plantation visit. Periyar is the center of spice plantations
such as Cardamom, Cloves & Pepper apart from Coffee and Tea. Periyar
with cool climate, spice-perfumed air and endless trekking options is
truly an exhilarating experience.Afternoon drive to Munnar and check-in to
Hotel. Munnar - Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams -
Mudra Puzha, Nalla Thanni & Kundala, this hill station was the summer
resort of British Government in South India. Sprawing tea plantations,
picture-book towns,winding lanes and holiday facility make this popular
hill station. Munnar has also has the highest peak of South India Anamudi
which towers over 2695 mtrs. It is ideal spot for trekking. Rest of the
day explore the city of Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06. Munnar
after breakfast you will be taken for a sightseeing of Munnar, which
includes Rajamalai, Matuppetty, Kundala Dam. Rest of the day explore the
city of Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07. Munnar - Cochin by surface (130Kms/81Miles)
After breakfast drive to Cochin. The commericial
capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala is Cochin (Kochi), is also
known as Queen of Arabian Sea. It is one of the finest natural harbours of
the world, this was once a major center of commerce and trade with
British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguees, Dutch etc. Afternoon sightseeing of
Cochin includes Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St.Francis Church, Chinese
fishing net etc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08. Depart Cochin by surface (130 kms/81Miles)
In time transfer to Cochin Airport/Railway station to
connect flight/train for onward destination.