Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivendrum
Day 01 / Arrival Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport or Ernakulam railway station our representative having a placard displaying your name will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon take a half day city tour of Kochi. Your sightseeing will include Fort Kochi beach, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace or 'Dutch Palace' & the Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight at Hotel the Mercy Cochin.
Day 02 / Cochin to Munnar-God's Own Hill Station (130 Km, Travel time 4 Hrs )
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Munnar. Munnar is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in Kerala. It is the heaven of tranquility and peace far from the busy and hurry life of cities. This is an idyllic tourist spot in Kerala, God's own country. Munnar is a premium hill station in Kerala situated 1600m above sea level. This transcending hill station is surrounded by gentle undulating hills that are draped by green blushing tea plantations. The bracing climate, the laidback atmosphere, the refreshing colonial buildings and atmosphere makes it the most sought after hill station in India. The misty hills with tea plantations appear like velvet lawns on the gentle slopes of the hills. Some of the highest tea gardens of the world are located in Munnar. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel Blackberry Hills Munnar.
Day 03 / Munnar
This morning after breakfast visit Eravikulam National Park. Eravikulam National Park is the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr (Hermitragus Hylcrious) popularly known as the mountain goat of South India. Other attractions of Munnar are Kundale tea plantation surrounded by a lovely lake, Rajamala, Power House Waterfalls, Kundala, Echo Point, CSI Christ Church and to name a few. And if you are adventure enough you can take a trek to Anamudi-the heist peak in South India. Overnight at Overnight at hotel Blackberry Hills Munnar.
Day 04 / Munnar to Kumarakom (160 Km, Travel time 3 hrs 30 minutes)
This morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom located on the Southern coast of India enjoys a well-balanced tropical climate. Kumarakom is one of the 10 best preferred destinations in India for tourism. The village comprises of cluster of small islands on the famous lake called Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination to visit After check in at hotel visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, the best time for this is between November and March, when a range of migratory birds from Siberia make it their winter home. Some of the species include the Snake bird Little Cormorant, Crow Pleasant, White-branded water Hen and Tree pie. Occasionally you can catch the native kingfishers setting the waters ablaze in a psychedelic flash of colours. The night herons, the Golden-backed woodpeckers are added delights. At the fourteen-acre bird sanctuary one can glimpse many a rare bird some of which, sadly, may not be around forever. Evening enjoy the sun set cruise thereafter return to hotel for overnight. Stay overnight at hotel Kumarakom Lake Resort.
Day 05 / Kumarakom to Alleppey (65 Km, Travel time 2 hrs)
Today wake up early in the morning for the grandest show on earth. The sunrise. In the mornings, the lake is calm, misty and sensuous. And the sun breaks with a smile and stretches its arm across the river to wish you good morning. After breakfast transfer to Alleppey popularly referred to as 'Venice of the East' and check-in to the traditional houseboat for Back water Cruise, which will be a unique experience in your life. No tourist can go away from Alappuzha without taking a cruise along the backwaters in a traditional houseboat. The houseboats complete with a well furnished bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. There are drivers and a cook on board.On the houseboat you can observe the everyday life of locals, pick up toddy ( a mild alcoholic drink made from coconut sap ), dig into grilled prawns and indulge in bird watching. Enjoy dinner on board and overnight in the houseboat.
Day 06 / Alleppey to Kovalam (175 Km, Travel time 4 hrs)
This Morning after breakfast checkout from the houseboat and transfer to Kovalam and check in at hotel the Travancore Heritage. Kovalam is known as the 'Paradise of the South'. The beauty and serenity of Kovalam with excellent accommodations, ayurvedic massage parlors, yoga centres and water sport facilities attract thousand of tourist from all over the world. The crescent-shaped beaches of Kovalam can be divided in three parts. The southern most and the most popular beach is the Lighthouse Beach. Further south on the beach you can have a spectacular view of the Vizhinzam mosque. The middle beach is called Hawah. Each morning this beach acts as a base for the local fisherman. The northern most beach, Samudra, is least affected of all by the changing times. It is dotted with few rudimentary wooden fishing vessels. The day at free at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel The Travancore Heritage Kovalam.
Day 07 / Kovalam Beach Tour
This morning after breakfast indulge yourself in the beauty of the tiny beach. You can go for swimming and bathing at kovalam, it will be an exhilarating experience and if you go for snorkeling, you can get wonderful views of underwater coral reefs. Surfing is another water sport which you can enjoy in Kovalam. When you are in Kovalam do not forget to take an Ayouvedic Massage to refresh your body and soul. Overnight at hotel The Travancore Heritage Kovalam.
Day 08 / Kovalam to Trivandrum Airport (20 Km, Travel Time 30 Minutes)
Kovalam to Trivandrum Airport (20 Km, Travel Time 30 Minutes)