Discover Kerala, a laid back coastal land lined with coconut trees and beaches, a land of vibrant culture and hospitality. A leisure trip to Kerala can be made memorable with a stay in the elegant houseboat in Kumarakom, taste the delicately spiced cuisine, be mesmerized at the vibrant Kathakali dance, indulge in a rejuvenating Ayurveda massage, drive through the infamous spice and tea covered hills of Munnar, spot wild elephants at Thekkady and over all witness a blissful part of India.
On arrival our representative will be meeting & assisting you at Cochin airport. Check in to your hotel. In the afternoon, half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Places of interest are Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Chinese Fishing Net, Bolgatty Island, Bolghatty Palace, Willington Island, Marine Drive & Broadway.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out Cochin hotel and proceed to Munnar. On your way visit the infamous tea and spice plantations, Cheeyappara waterfalls, view point etc. A
Upon arrival at Munnar, check in your hotel . Rest of the day free for your own activities.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for Munnar full day Sightseeing – Anayirangal Dam, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Rajamalai – where we have ERAVIKULAM National Park, you could find “Nilgiri Tahr”, which is an endangered animal species. Anamudi the highest peak in South India is situated in the southern region of the park.
Overnight at hotel in Munnar.
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing –
The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is thick evergreen forest, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park.
You can also indulge in activities like – Boat cruises on the Periyar lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation etc.
Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.
After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey .Arrive Alleppey and check in to hotel. In the evening go for sunset cruise in the Vembanadu Lake (optional – at your cost). Also visit Alleppey beach and explore some local shopping options.
Overnight at hotel in Alappey.
OR Thekkady – Kumarakom (140 kms / 4 hrs)
In case of stay in Kumarakom, in the evening visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist’s paradise, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian Stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Other common varities like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.
Overnight stay at hotel.
OR Alleppey Houseboat
Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey, where you will be booked to stay overnight on the Houseboat. Staying in Houseboat is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner next day breakfast and will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place.
Overnight at Houseboat.
After breakfast, transfer to hotel at Kovalam. Later go for half day city tour covering Museum complex, Sri. Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Full day free at the resort for Ayurveda treatment and enjoy the resort facilities or visit to Kovalam Beach. This internationally renowned beach has been a favorite spot of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost called the light house beach, is the most popular.
Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.
After breakfast check out the hotel and drop at Trivandrum airport / Railway station for departure.