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Day Wise Itinerary
Stretched between Arabian Sea and Western Ghats, the gorgeous land of Kerala is very fertile soil and is also rich with cultural and historic heritage. The emerald jewels of the region crowning the state are its seemingly infinite number of rice paddies, traditional houseboats, coconut palm groves shading its seashores, tranquilizing backwaters, sandy beaches and sun-worshipping crowds.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Arrival At Cochin
Welcome to Gods Own Country, upon arrival our ever smiling representative will greet you and will later escort you to the hotel in Cochin. Check in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later, move for a half day city leisurely walk around the city of Cochin. Cochin which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. Surrender to the comfort of your bedroom at the hotel for the night as your tour starts the day after.
Day 02: Cochin - Munnar
Full day sightseeing tour of Cochin will commence in the morning. On today's sightseeing you will get to explore St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and more. Believed to be the oldest church in India, it was built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan monks. Jewish Synagogue houses The Great Scrolls of Old Testament. The Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace features Kerala?s murals displaying Hindu temple art, portraits of former Kings of Kochi. Also watch the Chinese fishing nets in action along the sea front. Conclude the sightseeing trip with a visit to St. Francis Church; the church built in 1503 is the oldest European church in the country and thus is a significant historic monument as well. Moving ahead with the journey you will be escorted to your next destination, Munnar. A scenic hill station nestled in the lap of Mother Nature Munnar is known for its natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate. On arrival check-in a hotel for your stay in the town.
Travel from Kochi to Munnar
Day 03: Munnar
Located in the south Western Ghats of India, Munnar is a charming hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. The land blessed with natural splendor looks dazzling with rocky peaks, rolled mountains, manicured tea gardens and soothing mountain air. Munnar is located at the confluence of Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The day at Munnar brings a sightseeing tour of the picturesque environs of the town. Essentially a tea town, Munnar catches the visitor?s attention with its refreshing aroma first and then continues to impress with its beauty and placidity. The sightseeing plan for the day includes visit to pristine Mattupetty Lake and neighboring Swiss Livestock Project, a specialized dairy farm where about 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared. The region is worth paying a visit for both its enchanting flora and fauna. Take a stroll around the local markets to pick souvenirs before you return to your hotel in the evening.
Day 04: Munnar- Thekkady
Transfer to Thekkady and check into a wildlife resort. In the afternoon, set on wildlife safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary that spreads over 777 sq km of landscape. Roughly half of the landscape is dense evergreen forest, savannah grassland and moist deciduous forest. Set on a jeep safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. Home to myriad wild creatures this protected area lies in the middle of mountainous region of Cardamom Hills and is cradled with picturesque Periyar Lake. Venture deep inside the park and explore the verdant environs at the care of an expert naturalist. Animals such as elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and beauteous bird populations such as darters, cormorants, kingfishers and racket tailed Drongos have made the park their home. Spot these animals coming to the banks of Periyar Lake to quench their thirst while you sail on a boat in the pristine lake. Also, visit a spice plantation in the vicinity later before you return to the hotel for night stay.
Travel from Munnar to Thekkady
Day 05 : Thekkady - Kumarakom
On this day you will proceed to Kumarakom, the charming emerald peninsula sticking out into the ever-sparkling Vembanad Lake which will take you into the heart of the scenic land where you'll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. Morning enjoy a drive down through tea and rubber plantations to reach tranquil Kumarakom. Afternoon at Kumarakom will be free to enjoy the facilities at the hotel. You can enjoy swimming, fishing, go boating or opt for a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage here (Optional, at additional cost).
Travel from Thekkady to Kumarakom
Day 06: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning depart for Alleppey a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, once described as the list of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. The most popular destination of Kerala renowned for its angelic beauty and picture perfect looks, this backwaters town is base for most houseboat action in the province. Enjoy backwaters boat ride amidst lush green vegetation at Alleppey. The highlight of the tour will be a journey on the crystal clear backwaters while cruising on a traditional houseboat, Kettuvallam(Optional, at an additional cost). This is undoubtedly the best way to travel across Kerala backwaters for this way one gets to travel at one?s own speed and thus to enjoy the pristine environs of the region completely at peace. Enjoy a comfortable Kettuvallam houseboat for a day cruise. These houseboats now exist in ultra chic style and are comparable to nothing less than floating cottages having ample space and equipped with state-of-the-art amenities ensuring pure luxurious stay amidst most tranquilizing environs of Kerala backwaters.
Travel from Kumarakom to Alleppey
Day 07: Alleppey - Kanyakumari
After an early breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari has been named after Goddess Parvati, in one of her incarnations as Devi Kanya, who did penance on one of the rocks of this land’s end to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva in marriage. On arrival, check into the hotel, relax for some time and visit Sri Kumari Amman Temple. After darshan, visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue. You will need to use a boat to visit this beautiful memorial spot. Return back to the hotel in the evening and have a comfortable overnight stay.
Travel from Alleppey to Kanyakumari
Day 08: Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Depart early morning for Kovalam, arriving at the hotel there in mid-morning and spending the afternoon sightseeing. This internationally renowned beach town is a favorite haunt of tourists looking to spend laid-back vacations amidst beauteous environs. A former favorite jaunt of hippies, this tropical beach town is known for its picture perfect looks, traditional fishing villages providing a refreshing India tour experience. Day at Kovalam will be free for trying some recreational activities on the beach or at the hotel.
Travel from Kanyakumari to Kovalam
Day 09: Kovalam
After a hearty breakfast, go for a walk to the beautiful beaches of Kovalam. Do not miss the magnificent Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archeological museum. Also, have a look at the Vizhinjam Lighthouse and mosque besides some other attractions located around the beach. Drive back to Kovalam by evening and take rest at the hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam- Trivandrum- Departure
A memorable tour comes to an end today when you will be transferred to Trivandrum for onward destination.