Best of Kerala
Destination : Cochin Munnar Thekkady
Kumarakom - Houseboat Kovalam Kanyakumari
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 01 : Arrival Cochin (35 km-1 hrs)
arrival at the Airport/Railway Station in Cochin, you will be met and
transferred to Hotel. After lunch go across the Cochin Harbour, which takes
you to the gateway of the Arabian Sea. On arrival at Fort Cochin, proceed on
a sight seeing tour, which includes a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish
Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, etc. Rest of the day at
leisure. Overnight stay at Cochin
Day 02 : Cochin - Munnar (150 km-4.5 hrs)
After an early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel & embark on
a fascinating journey to Munnar enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the
Cardamom hills & green carpets of tea plantations enroute. On arrival,
check in at Hotel/ Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure trekking
around the estate. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03 : Munnar
A morning sight seeing trip of Munnar; visiting the Eravikulam National
Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats locally called the
Nilgiri Tahr, Visit Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Dam, Echo Point, View Point &
Tea Gardens. Rest of the day at leisure and enjoy another overnight stay at
Day 04 : Munnar - Thekkady (120 km-4 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out from the Hotel & proceed to the
wildlife sanctuary at Periyar/Thekkady and check in at the Hotel/Resort. Go
on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able
to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer,
wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. Later,
come back to the hotel; relax & enjoy your stay overnight.
Day 05 : Thekkady - Kumarakom (140 Km-4 hrs)
morning breakfast, Proceed to Kumarakom. Check into a resort at the bank of
the Vembanand Lake where you will forget everything except enjoyment of
life. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 06 : Kumarakom - Houseboat- Alleppey (40 Km-1 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey, board the houseboat. Staying in this
moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a
maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields,
coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast
and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake
make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Dinner
and Overnight in the houseboat.
Day 07 : Alleppey - Kanyakumari (246 Kms - 6.15 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari. The virgin Goddess
Kanyakumari has watched over the phenomenon since the beginning of time,
standing at the top of the country in, as if, an unending vigil, with the
water of Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal drawing to her feet. A
temple stands here today, dedicated to the virgin Goddess. Visit Swami
Vivekananda Statue Island. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 08 : Kanyakumari - Kovalam (74 Km- 2 hrs)
After sumptuous breakfast proceed to kovalam. Full day at leisure at Beach.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 09: Kovalam
After breakfast proceed for a sight seeing of Thiruvananthapuram covering
Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum,
Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. Later back to
Kovalam for your another stay at Kovalam.
Day 10: Departure Kovalam - Trivandrum (30 Km-1 hr)
Depart as per schedule to Airport / Railway station for your onward