Fondly called as the ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala truly lives up to the label with its wonderful locales. All the facets of a perfect India tour are perfectly rooted in the land of Kerala. Right from the erstwhile European colony ‘Cochin’ to backwater haven ‘Alleppey’ and wildlife centre of Periyar to sandy Kovalam beach, our ‘Beautiful Kerala’ tour package of 9 nights and 10 days has all the elements of a picture perfect Kerala tour. You will visit Cochin where you will embark on a sightseeing tour. The destinations that you will visit include Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace, Bolghatty Palace, Kerala History Museum, Gunda&Willingdon Islands, Hill Palace Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets and more. The package also includes the city Munnar where you’ll enjoy a relaxing walk in the lush green surroundings and marvel at the beauty of Munnar. Also, take delight in the breathtaking beauty of the Munnar valley and explore the lush fragrant tea plantations. You will also hit the road to Thekkady and set out to explore the local fishing village, be a watcher of the honey collection process and marvel at the verdant flora. Enjoy a boat safari on Periyar Lake. Set out for a fun-filled backwater cruise in Kumarakom. Explore the avifauna population of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You will also visit places like Kanyakumari, Alleppy and Kovalam and will enjoy the surroundings and tranquil locales.
Tour Duration : ( 09 Nights / 10 Days )
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Day 1: Cochin
After arriving in Cochin, meet and transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax for a while in your hotel room. Later in the day set out for the sightseeing tour of Cochin. The major hotspots to visit in the city include Cochin Fort, Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue. Also watch the large Chinese Fishing Nets in action. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
Morning after breakfast, leave for Munnar by road. On arrival in Munnar, get transferred to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day can to be spent relaxing in your room. The Munnar is an idyllic tourist destination offering an unending expanse of tea plantation. The presence of lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs and forests is there to enthrall you. The place is visited by many adventure-seeking travelers, who have a keen interest in Paragliding. In the evening go about for a leisurely walk to explore the nearby areas. Enjoy a comfortable night stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Munnar
Morning and after breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. The the day’s highlights include visit to Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park and Pothamedu View Point. Also enjoy an excursion to Eravikulam national park, another major tourist attraction, where one can find the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr. In the evening pay a visit to explore the Rajamala Hills. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady (Periyar 130 km / 3 hrs)
Morning post breakfast, leave for a four hour drive to Thekkady. While on drive to Thekkady enjoy the drive as the road winds through the thick jungles and rich plantation. Upon arrival, check in at one of our enlisted hotels in the city. In the afternoon proceed to Periyar Wildlife Tiger Reserve to enjoy the jeep safari. Periyar is a veritable paradise of elephants. Scores of them can be witnessed bathing and swimming here. Later in the evening you may enjoy boat ride at Periyar Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady – Kumarakom (160 km / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast, head straight to Kumarakom. The place proves to be a paradise for bird watchers. On reaching Kumarakom pay a visit to the bird sanctuary. After bird watching head to the hotel for check-in and breakfast. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may indulge in water sports like water skiing and wind sailing. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Kumarakom – Alleppey
Post breakfast leave for Alleppey in a houseboat for an overnight cruise. The Kerala backwaters have been known for their mesmerizing and alluring backgrounds that are popular with tourists. While cruising along the backwaters feast your eyes on lush green padded fields, palm fringed costal lines and enjoy the majestic scenery.
Day 7: Alleppey
On arrival in Alleppey, check into one our listed backwater houseboats. Refresh yourself by relaxing for a while in your rooms. Experience the beauty of Alleppey backwaters for the majestic scenery they offer. Watch the sunset on this floating villa. Overnight stay on your houseboat.
Day 8: Allepey – Kovalam (80 km / 2 hrs)
In the morning drive towards Kovalam. Check-in at one of the listed hotels, on arrival. After relaxing for a while move out for an excursion to Kovalam Beach. The beach is ideal for various kind of water sports like Kayaking, surfing, skiing and swimming. You may pamper yourself with a body toning massage at any of the centers of your choice. Overnight stay at the hotel near the beach.
Day 9: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Next morning leave for Kanyakumari. On reaching Kanyakumari, pay a visit to some of the major tourist attractions like the Kanyakumari Temple, Sri Padaparai, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Gandhi Memorial. Later in the evening drive back to Kovalam for an overnight stay in the same hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum
Morning wake up early and after breakfast, drive straight to Trivandrum. Pay a visit to the major tourist attractions like the Padmanabhaswami temple, Puthenmali Palace, Napier Art Museum & Gallery and the Museum Complex. After the visit get transferred to the Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward destination.