|Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days|
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Kovalam
Day 01: Arrival Cochin (35 km-1 hrs)
On the first day, as you arrive at the airport or at the railway station you will be received and immediately transferred into the hotel in the conveyance arranged by the tour operator. Then you are allowed a break till lunch after which you will be taken across the Cochin Harbour. As you arrive at Fort Cochin, take off for a sight seeing tour covering the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, etc. Then return to take rest for the remaining part of the day and enjoy the leisure. Spend the night in Cochin
Day 02: Cochin - Munnar (150 km-4.5 hrs)
Take a grand breakfast at the hotel and check out to set off on a fascinating journey to Munnar. On your way to your destination enjoy the stunning view of the Cardamom hills & greenery of the tea plantations. When you reach Munnar check in at Hotel/ Resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure to relieve the exertion of the tiresome journey. you can also relieve yourself by trekking around the estate. Then have an overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03: Munnar
Next morning set out early in the morning to visit the Eravikulam National Park. See the very rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr and then visit the Mattupetty Dam & Dairy Farm, Old Munnar Town, the town market. Go back to the hotel and take rest for the day. Have an overnight stay at the hotel
Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady (120 km-4 hrs)
On the fourth day you will be somewhat busy. Take a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, check out and set off for the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar/ Thekkady and check in at the Hotel/Resort there. At the evening go on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake and see a large variety of wild animals like elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc, and some exotic birds. Now it's time to return to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady - Kumarakom (30 Km-1 hrs)
Take the morning breakfast at the hotel and move out for Kumarakom. On reaching there check into a resort at the bank of the Vembanand Lake and enjoy life to the fullest.
For the rest of the day you will get an opportunity to enjoy the natural bliss at leisure. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 06: Kumarakom - Houseboat- Alleppey
Take a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 24 hours in your floating villa and get a new experience in life. Enjoy the ambience by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters. Enjoy the sunset which is believed to be one of the best scenic view in Backwaters & stay overnight on the houseboat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the onboard cruise.
Day 07: Trivandrum - Kovalam (30 Km-1 hrs)
On the 7th Day make your schedule a little slow. After sumptuous breakfast proceed to Kovalam and spend the whole day at leisure at the exotic Beach. Overnight stay at Kovalam and sink into the natural beauty.
Day 08: Kovalam
On this 8th day take the breakfast and set off to see the Thiruvananthapuram Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, and Shangmugham Beach. Return to Kovalam for another blissful stay at the beautiful place.
Day 09: Departure Trivandrum (30 kms-1 hrs)
Check out of the houseboat cruise as it is the time as per the schedule to leave for the Airport/ Railway station at Cochin for your onward journey back home.