|DURATION||08 NIGHTS/ 09 DAYS|
|DESTINATION COVERED||COCHIN – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM – KANYAKUMARI – COCHIN|
|Cochin sightseeing; Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry palace, St. Francis Church.|
|Cochin visit The LuLu Mall is the largest shopping mall in India.|
|Cochin to Munnar En route visit to Cheyyappara Waterfalls.|
|Popular sightseeing spots in Munnar visit to Poopara, Pothanmedu, Devikulam, Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project & Eravikulam National Park.|
|The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady.|
|Padmanbhapuram Palace, Suchithram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhidham and Trivenisagam sightseeing attractions in Kanyakumari.|
|Visit the iconic spots Old Travancore Kingdom’s capital Trivandrum includes, Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Zoo, Padmanabhapuram Temple and adjacent Palace.|
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN COCHIN
Arrival at Kochi/ Cochin airport assist/meet with all formalities and transfer to hotel check-in hotel. Your itinerary here will include places like Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattancherry palace, St. Francis Church and more. The Jew’s street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin beach are the must see.
Evening visit The LuLu Mall is the largest shopping mall in India and Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 02 : COCHIN – MUNNAR
Today morning after breakfast, proceed to Munnar covering a distance of 140 kms/ 4 hrs. En route visit Cheyyappara Waterfalls. On the way to Munnar you can see tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lush green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of the area covered by Tata tea.
On arrival check-in the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 03 : MUNNAR SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, spend the day in local sightseeing in Munnar. Munnar drives its name from the confluence of three mountain streams; Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale. Mattupetty is a popular picnic spot where you can opt for activities like boating and horse riding. Indo Swiss Dairy Farm is a little ahead of Mattupetty lake is famous for around 100 varieties of cattle. Close by is the Echo Point, which offers you a panoramic view and the thrill of hearing your voice echo. Popular sightseeing spots in Munnar that can be visited also include Poopara, Pothanmedu, Devikulam, Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project, Eravikulam National Park.
Overnight stay at the resort in Munnar.
DAY 04 : MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast, check-out from the resort in Munnar and drive to Thekkady, on arrival check-in at the resort. Thekkady is well known for one of the world’s most fascinating wild life reserves Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km and is well known for its wild life and scenic beauty. In You can opt for a cruise on Lake Periyar. During the boat ride spot the wild life (elephants, Indian Gaur, Monkeys, Spotted deer, barking deer and birds of myriad varieties). Overnight stay at the resort.
DAY 05 : THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast, morning drive to Alleppey, popularly called the Venice of the East, to see the winding canals and an amazing network of backwaters. On arrival, you will be check-in to a traditional Kerala houseboat which will take you on a fabulous tour of the backwaters.
Stay overnight in the houseboat (Deluxe A/C).
DAY 06 : ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
Morning after a refreshing breakfast served onboard, check-out from the houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Up on arrival, check-in to hotel. This beach town ranked high among international tourists is an ideal destination to feel the tropical sun and to feel contented about the golden suntan. Water enthusiasts have a lot of beach activities to indulge in like kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing. Occasionally walk into some of the certified massaging centers alongside the beach and pamper yourself with an exotic herbal, body toning massage.
Overnight to be spent at hotel near the beach.
DAY 07 : KANYAKUMARI
Morning After a refreshing breakfast drive to Kanyakumari (100 kms/ 2 hrs), Kanyakumari is located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent and represents the site where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation upon a rock off of the coast. Padmanbhapuram Palace, Suchithram Temple, Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhidham and Trivenisagam are some of the sightseeing attractions in Kanyakumari.
Enjoy the sunset in the evening and overnight stay is arranged at the kovalam hotel.
DAY 08 : TRIVANDRUM CITY TOUR
Today after breakfast you will have an half day city tour to visit the iconic spots Old Travancore Kingdom’s capital Trivandrum includes, Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Zoo, Padmanabhapuram Temple and adjacent Palace etc.
After back to your resort and enjoy the beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 : COCHIN DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast, proceeding to Trivandrum or Cochin International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”