8 Nights / 9 Days
Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Arrival at Cochin Airport / Railway Station. Transfer to Hotel. Check in to the Hotel. Sightseeing of Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Fort Kochi Beach , Chinese fishing Net etc. Sightseeing:- Fort cochin, navy museum, St. Francis church, Chinese fishing net, Santa clause basilica, Mattanchery palace, Jewish synagogue, Marian drive, Marine walk way, boating, Tripunitura hill palace. You can find some time for shopping at Cochin. Overnight Stay at Hotel.
After breakfast check out from hotel & you will be transferred to Munnar. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Munnar is located at the confluence of 03 rivers as the very name signifies. The sprawling tea plantations and picturesque towns make Munnar a popular hill resort town in South India. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
In the morning start the sightseeing of Munnar visiting the tea plantations, Tea Museum, the Eravikulam National park home of the endangered Niligiri Thar (Ibex), followed by visit to the Mattupetty dam, the the Kundala Lake and other scenic spots. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Morning transfer to Thekkady (Periyar). Thekkady has one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves noted for its geography, diverse wildlife and scenic beauty. Arive at Thekkady and check-in at Hotel: Later afternoon boat ride on the Lake Periyar where one can have a unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake (Wild life viewing is always dependent on one’s good fortune). Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Morning at leisure, at 1230 hours commence an overnight house boat cruise to Alleppey, which gives one a fascinating insight into the life of a Keralan Backwater Village. As the boat glides along the backwaters one can see the daily life in the backwater villages: the daily life in villages on narrow strips of land ,fisherman fishing, children swimming & playing in the water, women doing their daily chores, mobile shops in tiny canoes, the cultivation of paddy & its harvesting (during harvest season)
huge country barges ferrying the coconuts, rice, coir etc. people traveling to the mainland for work and numerous small market places, tiny temples & churches etc.
Note: The cruise commences at 1230 hrs with lunch served on board and continues till dusk. At dusk the boat will anchor in a wide waterway or lake for the night (The backwaters close to boat traffic at dusk as the fisherman lay their nets in the backwaters. Other boats are not allowed to ply in the backwaters after dusk. On the following day the cruise commences again after breakfast and the guest will be dropped at Alleppey by 0900Hrs. Ac will be closed during night. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kovalam, driving through beautiful countryside, coconut grooves and paddy fields. On arrival check-in your beach resort. Complete day at your own leisure exploring the white sand beaches of Kovalam. Kovalam is the magnificent beach of Kerala, can be compared to any of the finest beaches in the world. The blue water of the Arabian sea, miles and miles of the fine sand, the entire area dotted with stately palms, an ideal located to sun bathe in the silver sand. Overnight at Kovalam
Today you have an option to take a sightseeing of Trivandrum including
Padmanabha Swami Temple…Zoo, Art Gallery…Science & Technology Museum.
Kuthiramalika Palace..Aquarium..Overnight at Kovalam
Enjoy the sunrise on the beach, after breakfast checkout from the hotel and transfer to kanyakumari enroute visit majestic Padmanaphapuram The capital of the State of Travancore. Built in the Travancore architectural style arrive kanyakumari and check in at hotel afternoon go for kanyakumari sightseeing. Visit Vivekananda Rock that houses a memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekanan .The Memorial is built at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari is a place where you can enjoy Sun rise and Sunset from the same point, something special to remember. Enjoy Sunset of Kanyakumari from the tip of India, overnight at Hotel.
TAfter breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Trivandrum for your onward journey.
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|Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis as Per Plan, All permit fees & hotel taxes|
|A/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposable it will available to guest as per itinerary only.|
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|Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor & joy rides.|
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|Service tax as per government policy|
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