Itinerary (Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Kovalam)
Day 1: Cochin
Arrive to Cochin Airport &meet our representative. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Then proceed for a sightseeing of Cochin. It includes various places of interest such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net and Indo-Portuguese Museum. Back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin – Munnar (140 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Munnar. En route enjoy beautiful streams, small waterfalls, rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea plantations and thick forests. Arrive to Munnar &check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Munnar
Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar in the morning covering Mattupetty Lake &Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary famous for the Nilgiri Tahr and tea gardens. Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 4: Munnar – Periyar (124 kms/4 hrs)
Have breakfast &leave for Thekkady by road. On the route visit the panoramic western Ghat Hills covered with spice plantations and an occasional view of waterfalls and streams, several types of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon and clove. Arrival to Thekkady &check into hotel. Then proceed for boating on the Periyar Lake (optional) and experience a view of Periyar Lake and Sanctuary. Watch different wild animals while boating. Stay overnight at Periyar.
Day 5: Periyar – Kumarakom (185 kms/5 hrs)
After Breakfast check out from the hotel and depart for Kumarakom. On the route visit the rubber and tea plantations. Arrive to Kumarakom and visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (famous for migratory and local birds). Check into hotel. Enjoy a sunset cruise (optional) or relax near the Venbanad Lake in the
evening. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.
Day 6: Kumarakom – Alleppey Houseboat (40kms/ 1hr)
Have breakfast &depart for Alleppey by road. Check into houseboat at Alleppey and spend the day relaxing. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on the houseboat itself. Stay overnight in houseboat.
Day 7: Houseboat – Alleppey – Kovalam
Spend the morning at leisure on the houseboat. Later, disembark houseboat at Alleppey and transfer to Kovalam (190 kms/4.5 hrs). En route visit the coastal areas with the coconut trees and a view of lagoons and palm-fringed Arabian Sea. On arrival at Kovalam, check into hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Kovalam.
Day 8: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
Have breakfast in the morning &proceed for a sightseeing trip of Trivandrum (Approx: 15 kms/30 mins one way). Visit Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. Relax on the beach in the afternoon. Stay overnight in Kovalam.
Day 9: Departure
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum airport/railway station for the destination.
- Accommodation at all places on twin sharing basis
- Daiy Breakfast
- Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner in Houseboat
- Transportation from Cochin to Trivandrum by – AC Indica
/ AC Tavera
- All sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary by
respective car as mentioned above
- All applicable taxes
- Airfare/train fare
- Any meals other then those specified in ‘Cost Includes’
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone
calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Guide &Entrance fees during sightseeing
- Service tax of the hotel
- Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’