At the southern tip of India lies the oblong state of Kerala, aptly referred to as God’s Own Country for its miles of golden sandy beaches dotted with coastal villages, verdant landscapes of the Western Ghats, fragrant spice, tea and coffee plantations and its own vibrant culture.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Trivandrum And Transfer To Kovalam (18kms/approx 45mints)
Arrive Trivandrum with its internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches, hill stations and a rich cultural heritage. Check in at the hotel at Kovalam. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Kovalam Sightseeing
Today guided tour of many cultural attractions in the city. Visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace, a wooden palace dating back to the 17th century. Afternoon visit Kovalam beach. Overnight at hotel.
The Kovalam beach is an internationally renowned beach, that has gained popularity during the hippie era since the 1930's in India. There is a huge rocky promontory on the ...
Light House Beach Road, Kovalam
Day 3: Kovalam To Alleppey (160kms/approx 4hrs)
Drive to Alleppey, embark on private houseboat and cruise on the canals, lakes and coves. Luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms. Sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape. Observe the countryside lifestyle. Enroute stop at villages, paddy fields and other places. Overnight on board.
Travel from Kovalam to Alleppey
Day 4: Alleppey To Thekkady (140kms/approx 4hrs)
After breakfast drive to Thekkady. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Alleppey to Thekkady
Day 5: Thekkady To Munnar (90kms/approx 3hrs 15minutes)
After breakfast drive to Munnar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Travel from Thekkady to Munnar
Day 6: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing which includes Photo Point, Mattupetty Dam (at extra cost) ( Optional Boat ride), Echo Point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting Point, Kundale Lake. On second half visit Tea Museum ( Monday Closed ) and Blossom Park. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 7: Munnar To Cochin (130kms/approx 4hrs)
After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Fort Cochi. Walk and see the suspended Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Continue your stroll down to St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Next visit the Santa Cruz Basilica (at extra cost), one the largest and most impressive churches in India. Finish your tour at Mattancherry Palace. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Paradesi (also called Pardesi) Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India. Overnight in Cochin.