Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters
Popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) is one of the finest natural harbors in the world and is the gateway to the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Kochi is the business capital of Kerala and is one of the fastest growing cities in India.
Ask any Keralite to name his/her most preferred hill station and without any moment of hesitation would come the answer -Munnar. This hill station nestled in the exquisite mountains of the Western Ghats is your ideal place to attain peace and tranquility.
Thekkady is one of the most visited tourists, especially honeymoon, destinations in Kerala. Thekkady is considered as a heaven of spices with its great mountains that grows cardamom and other spices. This exotic land with myriad natural beauty and ambience is a paradise for honeymooners.
Alappuzha (Alleppey) is fondly called as the Venice of the East, for its maze of interconnecting waterways and channels. Alleppey or Alappuzha as it is known in local language truly lives up to its name! The waterways and channels are best explored in country boats as in Venice.
Kovalam beach is the most sought-after exotic beach holiday destination in Kerala. Kovalam has emerged as the enchanting beach destination with most tranquil and exotic views of nature. Kovalam is known for various beach spread across the coastal region. The most sought after beaches in Kovalam are light house beach, Hawa beach and Samudra beach.
Place – Cochin 1N –Munnar 2N –Thekkady 1N—Alleppey 1N- Kovalam 2N
Duration – 7 Nights /8 Days
Dates – Open
Season –Sept – May
Tour type – Hill stations, Backwaters, Beaches
Day 1 – Arrival at Cochin & Check into the Hotel & sightseeing
Day 2 – Drive from Cochin to Munnar (150 km-4 hrs),
Day 3 – Munnar Sightseeing
Day 4 – Drive from Munnar to Thekkady (125 km-4 hrs), sightseeing & wild life safari
Day 5 – Drive from Thekkady to Alleppy enroute sightseeing & Backwater ride (160 km-4 hrs),
Day 6 – Drive from Alleppy to Kovalam (180 km-5 hrs)
Day 7 – Sightseeing kovalam
Day 8 – Drive from Kavalam to Trivandum (100 km-2 hrs)
Arrival at Cochin, kerela hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Visit Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, Mattancheri palace, Fort Kochi beach, Jew Street. & Check into the Hotel and Relax.Stay Overnight
After breakfast drive to Munnar – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and perched about 1600 m above sea level, the hill station of Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India. This hill station is marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather. It is also an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking. Check into hotel & Relax. Day at Leisure.
Overnight Munnar (B, )
After taking breakfast do some local sightseeing in Munnar. Visit the Kundale tea plantation, The High Range Club, Top Station (Chargeable), Mattuppetty, Devikulam, Chithirapuram, Marayoor (Chargeable), Pallivasal/Pothamedu, etc Evening free for leisure and shopping in Market. Overnight in Munnar.
Overnight Munnar (B)
This morning, After Breakfast drive from the land of tea plantations into the heart of the spice hills in Thekkady. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy a walk through the bustling spice market of Kumily village in Thekkady or you have the option of taking a boat cruise (own cost) on Lake Periyar which is the best way to locate wildlife in Periyar Sanctuary (boats can be hired directly there).There are other options for adventure at direct payable basis.
Overnight Thekkady (B, )
After breakfast proceed for Alleppey, you can enjoy sightseeing points in Alleppey, Enjoy nature with the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of Lakes, Lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of east, by travelers from across the world. This backwater country is home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala
Overnight Alleppy (B)
After having your breakfast , Half day sightseeing in Trivandrum including Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Puthen Malika palace, Napier Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Zoological Gardens, Reptile House, Observatory and Kanakakannu Palace. Relax and have leisure on the Kovalam beach- an internationally renowned beach. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc. Evening go for an Ayurvedic Massage (optional). Overnight at resort.
Overnight Kovalam (B)
After breakfast proceed for a Local sightseeing of Thiruvananthapuram covering Museum complex, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science & Technology museum, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club, Shangmugham Beach. Return back to Kovalam. Overnight at Kovalam.
Overnight Kovalam (B)
Proceed to Trivandrum. Transfer to airport for onward journey
Price per Person (Indian National)
|Cochin||Starlit Suites – Suite Room||Olive downtown or similar|
|Munnar||Aranyaka Resort or similar||Tea village or similar|
|Thekkady||Silver Crest or similar||Forest Canopy or similar|
|Alleppey||Arcadia Regency or similar||Uday backwater resort or similar|
|Kovalam||Sagara Beach Resort – Non-sea View Room or similar||Uday Samudra or similar|