Destinations Covered: Cochin – 1 night, Munnar – 2 nights, Thekkady – 1 night, Kumarakom - 2 nights, Alleppey – 1 night and Kovalam – 2 nights (Duration for 09 nights / 10 days)
Day 01: Cochin
Today arrive at Cochin International Airport/Railway Station where our representative meets you and transfers you to the hotel. Check into hotel and leave for a city sightseeing tour that includes visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Cochin – Munnar (125 kms)
Morning check out from hotel and continue drive to Munnar (4½ hours), the beautiful hill station of Kerala. Transfer to hotel on arrival. Spend the remaining day at leisure and enjoy picturesque landscapes. Visit the aromatic tea plantations or indulge in thrilling sport activities like paragliding. Night stay at hotel.
Day 03 - Munnar
Today enjoy panoramic views of Anaimudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m, is visible from Munnar. Visit the Christ Church and proceed for wildlife watching at Eravikulam National Park (16 km). Continue to Rajamala Hills lying adjacent to the park and stop by at Madupetty Dam, a famous picnic spot for boating and horse riding en route to Top Station. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar) (85 kms)
Leave for Periyar in the morning (4 hours) and transfer to hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc at the Periyar/Thekkady National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees. Return to hotel at night.
Day 05: Thekkady – Kumarakom (120 kms)
Leave for Kumarakom (3½ hours) on day 5 of Kerala Tour Itinerary. Check in at backwater resort on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Overnight at the resort.
Day 06: Kumarakom
Day free for leisure activities. A boat ride into the countryside, visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, adventure thrills in water sports like wind sailing and water skiing or canoeing at the lake. Night at resort.
Day 07: Kumarakom – Alleppey (48 kms)
Today we takes you on an enthralling houseboat cruise. Morning transfer to Kottayam and board the houseboat for an overnight journey along the tranquil Kerala backwaters to Alleppey.
Day 08: Alleppey – Kovalam (161 kms)
Disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey and transfer to Kovalam. Check in to hotel near the beach upon arrival. Day free to spend at leisure on the beach. Enjoy playing with the golden sands or take a swim in the shallow water. A soothing sunbath is a perfect option to unwind. The more adventurous ones can enjoy thrilling beach sports. An Ayurvedic massage can also be availed (optional on direct payment basis). Return to hotel at night.
Day 09: Kovalam
The day is free at leisure. (no transportation)
Day 10: Kovalam – Trivandrum (10 kms) / Depart
Today depart to Trivandrum airport for departure transfer to board scheduled flight back home or onward destination.