Step back in time on this 7-day tour through India’s southern state of Kerala. The wealth of spices has created an exceptional history unlike anywhere in the world. From the European neighborhoods of Cochin to the tea plantations of Munnar, you will witness the diverse landscapes and captivating culture. Dip your toes in the sand on Kovalam Beach and indulge in a moonlit dinner as you drift down the serene canals around Alleppey. The depths of history and local magnetism are endless in Kerala .
Terms & Conditions:
COCHIN –MUNNAR – THEKKADY- ALLEPPEY /KUMARAKOM- KANYAKUMARI – KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM
Day 01: Cochin – Munnar (Drive: 135 Kms / 3.5 Hours)
On Your arrival at the Cochin Airport/Ernakulam Stn. and transfer to Hotel Munnar enroute visit Cheyyappara Water Falls. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 02: Munnar Local Sightseeing
After Breakfast Spend the day with local sightseeing, Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in south India. Local Sightseeing of Munnar includes visit the tea plantations, Tea Museum, the Eravikulam National park, Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point and other scenic spots. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai National Park where the rarest species of mountain goat, Nilgiri Thars (Ibex)’, can be spotted. Evening return to Resort, Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03: Munnar – Thekkady (Drive: 125 Kms / 3 Hours)
After breakfast proceed to Thekkady has one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves noted for its geography, diverse wildlife and scenic beauty. In the afternoon at 1300 Hrs arrive at Thekkady and check-in at Hotel. In the Evening at about 1530Hrs go for a boat ride on the Lake Periyar (own arrangement) where one can have a unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake (Wild life viewing is always dependent on one’s good fortune). Other interesting optional activities like Elephant safari, Spice Plantation visit, Theatre shows like Kathakali, Kalarippayattu, Trekking, Bamboo rafting etc can be considered.Overnight at Hotel in Thekkady.
Day 04: Thekkady – Alleppey /Kumarakom (Drive: 125 Kms / 3 Hours)
Today after breakfast, check out the resort and proceed to Alleppey /Kumarakom
Kumarakom or Alleppey /Kumarakom, with its labyrinth, of canals, bridges along silver beach, makes for a memorable holiday. Its cheerful people add to the town’s charm.
In Alleppey /Kumarakom we can offer you 2 options:
1. Houseboat : Check in house boat by 1200 Hr board the world known Traditional Style Kerala Houseboat. You will have an ever memorable backwater cruise through the beautiful lagoons and waterways coir villages in Alleppey /Kumarakom. All your 3 complimentary meals, evening tea and snack will be prepared and served by an exclusive chef on board. Overnight stay in houseboat.
2. Hotel /Resort Stay: On arrival we check in to Hotel / Resort in Alleppey /Kumarakom : After some Relaxation we can proceed with sightseeing on Alleppey /Kumarakom City . In the evening one can take a sunset cruise on the Alleppey /Kumarakom Backwater. Overnight at Hotel in Alleppey /Kumarakom
Day 05: Alleppey /Kumarakom – Kanyakumari (Drive: 240 Kms / 6 Hours)
After Check Out we proceed to Kanyakumari. Check in Hotel at Kanyakumari. After some refreshment get ready for Sightseeing tour to visit Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock and Devikanya Temple. Return back after enjoying the magnificent and alluring view of the sunset view in the southern tip of India. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kanyakumari.
Day 06: Kanyakumari – Kovalam (Drive: 85 Kms / 1.5 Hours)
Rise Early to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise in the southern tip of India, After Breakfast Check out hotel and transferred Kovalam. Proceed to Trivandrum City during the Day & visit Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo.Spend Evening on the Kovalam Beach, Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.
Day 07: Kovalam – Trivandrum / Cochin Drop
Today after morning breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport/ Station to connect flight for onward destination. . Guests who have Flights / Train from Cochin are dropped back to Cochin. Guests who have late flight they can do Cochin City Tour.
Price mentioned is not final. The price can be customized based on the final choice of travel dates, level of accommodation, type of transportation and other custom preferences. Please enquire about this trip
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