Discover Kerala

Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations Covered : Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin


Day 01 ; Arrive Trivandrum - Kovalam (16Kms/10Miles)
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple,
Trivandrum

Meeting and assistance on arrival and proceed for half day city tour of Trivandrum. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple, Napier Museum, Chitralayam KovalamArts Gallery. (Both closed on Mondays/ Wednesday mornings), Later drive to Kovalam and check-in at the hotel. Kovalam (16 Kms from Trivandrum city) this international beach has been the favourite haunt of tourist since 1930's. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches, the southernmost, known as lighthouse beach is the most popular. This most renowned beach destination is much sought after for sunbathing, water sports, shopping, catamaran cruising, yoga, meditation and rejuvenative Ayurvedic body toning massages. Evening free at Kovalam Beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kovalam - Alleppey (176Kms/110)

After breakfast you will be transferred to Alleppey for check in House Boat. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is also 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. Alappuzha has grown in importance as a backwaters tourist each year, attracting several thousand of tourist. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches., marine products and coir industry.Rest of the day at House Boat. Overnight at House Boat.

Day 03 : Alleppry - Kumarakom (51Kms/32Miles)

After breakfast disembark at Kumarakom and check-in at the hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest village in Kerala blessed with natures rare gifts is on the eastern side of vast Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are too exhilarating. An exclusive attraction of this much sought after backwater resort is Kumarakom bird sanctuary.Rest of the day at leisure at Kumarakom. Overnight at Hotel.

Kumarakom
Fishing Boat, Kumarakom
Day 04 : Kumarakom - Thekkady by surface (127 km/80Miles)

Early morning visit the bird sanctuary. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian Stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. A cruise along the Vambanad lake is the best way to view the bird life.After breakfast drive to Thekkady. On arrival check in at Hotel. Periyar is South India's most popular wildlife sanctuary spread across 777sq.km. in the picturesque rainforests of the Western Ghats Evening boat ride on Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat. The earliest sanctuary, it was set up in 1934 and forms part of the mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Cruising on Lake Periyar, you are likely to see animals like wild boars, sambars, wild dogs, langur monkeys and wild elephants. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : Thekkady - Munnar by surface (124 kms/78Miles)

After breakfast you will be taken for a plantation visit. Periyar is the center of spice plantations such as Cardamom, Cloves & Pepper apart from Coffee and Tea. Periyar with cool climate, spice-perfumed air and endless trekking options is truly an exhilarating experience.Afternoon drive to Munnar and check-in to Hotel. Munnar - Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudra Puzha, Nalla Thanni & Kundala, this hill station was the summer resort of British Government in South India. Sprawing tea plantations, picture-book towns,winding lanes and holiday facility make this popular hill station. Munnar has also has the highest peak of South India Anamudi which towers over 2695 mtrs. It is ideal spot for trekking. Rest of the day explore the city of Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.

Periyar Lake Boat Ride
Periyar Lake Boat Ride
Day 06 : Munnar

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for a sightseeing of Munnar, which includes Rajamalai, Matuppetty, Kundala Dam. Rest of the day explore the city of Munnar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 : Munnar - Cochin by surface (130Kms/81Miles)

After breakfast drive to Cochin. The commericial capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala is Cochin (Kochi), is also known as Queen of Arabian Sea. It is one of the finest natural harbours of the world, this was once a major center of commerce and trade with British, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguees, Dutch etc. Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin includes Jew Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St.Francis Church, Chinese fishing net etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08 : Depart Cochin by surface (130 kms/81Miles)

In time transfer to Cochin Airport/Railway station to connect flight/train for onward destination.