Kerala is one of the smallest states in the Indian union.It has an area of 38.855 squre kilometers is just 1.3 percent of the total area of India. The land of India comprises the narrow coastal strip bounded by the western Ghats and the east and the Arabian on the west.Kerala plays a vital role in the commercial and cultural history of India and known for its rich culture.Kerala with its evergreen mountains,dense forests stately palms, swift flowing rivers, extensive backwaters and blue laggons,it looks like a fairyland. See below one of the finest itinerary for
Duration : 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Destination Covered : COCHIN – CALICUT - WAYANAD – CHERUTHURUTHY - MUNNAR – THEKKADY - ALLEPPEY - HOUSE BOAT - VARKALA - KOVALAM BEACH - KANAYKUMARI - TRIVENDRUM
DAY 01 : ARRIVE COCHIN
Upon Arrival at Cochin ( Kochi ), you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02 : COCHIN
Full day tour of Cochin. Visiting Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow , Jewish synagogue etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : COCHIN – CALICUT BY TRAIN JAN SHATABDI EXPRESS DEP 09.30 HRS ARR 13.00 HRS
CLAICUT - WAYANAD 85 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning Transfer to Railway station to board Train for Calicut . On arrival met and Drive t to Waynad Wayanad has a multitude of options for its visitors. Part of a forest reserve, Wayanad is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The entire region is completely green with hilly ranges and wildlife . A great place to spot wild elephants, cool breeze, beautiful scenery, Wayanad is guaranteed to please your travel senses. Overall, a perfect weekend idea from cities of South India. On arrival check in at Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : WAYANAD
Morning sightseeing tour visiting Plantations, Edakkal Caves etc. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 05 : WAYANAD – CHERUTHURUTHY 180 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after Breakfast drive to Cheruthuruthy is home of The Kerala Kalamandalam, a cultural centre established in 1930 by Maha Kavi Vallathol to impart training in traditional art forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Thullal, Koothu, Drama and folk dances.On arrival check in at Hotel . Afternoon Visit the Kalamandalam center . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06 : CHERUTHURUTHY – MUNNAR BY ROAD 185 KMS 06 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. In the evening you can go for sight seeing of Munnar which includes the Raja Malai - a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats).Overnight at Hotel
DAY 07 : MUNNAR - ANAMUDI - MUNNAR
Morning, after breakfast, visiting tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal etc. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : MUNNAR – THEKKADY 110 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, drive to Periyar on the way visiting Idukki dam. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer and more. Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals and Spice Garden Visits . Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 09 : THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY - HOUSE BOAT 135 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, transfer to the Houseboat Embarkation point. The Kerala houseboats used to form an inseparable ingredient of the way of life in Kerala, this traditional boat is locally called as Kettuvallom. Check-in to the exclusive houseboat. Your private boat will be facilitated with bed rooms, bath rooms, living area, sun deck, dining and beautiful corridor. This full day cruise will include all your meals and an overnight stay on board. A Journey through the curving and winding Kerala backwaters in houseboats of Kerala is an experience of returning to nature. Full day cruise and over night stay onboard. The boat will be anchored in the lake for overnight stay.
DAY 10 : HOUSEBOAT – ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM 60 KMS 01 HOUR 30 MIN DRIVE
Morning disembark houseboat and drive to Kumarakom. On Arrival check in at your Resort. Day free to enjoy the backwaters at Kumarakom and Participate in the Cooking Demonstration . Overnight at Resort.
DAY 11 : KUMRAKOM- VARKALA 130 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning After Breakfast drive to Varkala is a town in the south Indian state of Kerala. It’s on the Arabian Sea and known for Varkala Beach, backed by palm-covered red cliffs. Just south, Papanasam Beach is believed to have holy waters. On a nearby hill, the ancient Janardanaswamy Temple is a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Vishnu. Farther inland, the Sivagiri Mutt monument memorializes the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, who is buried here. On arrival check in at Hotel . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 12 : VARKALA - KOVALAM BEACH 60 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala , with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 13 : KOVALAM - KANAYKUMARI - KOVALAM 80 KMS 02 HOURS 30 MIN DRIVE ONEWAY
Kanyakumari is a town on the southernmost tip of India. It is also known as Cape Comorin. It is located at 80 kilometers away from Trivandrum - a capital of Kerala, which has made Kanyakumari, is the one of the favorite tourist destinations for day trippers from Trivandrum. Geographical location of Kanyakumari is very unique as it rests at the position where the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea join. And the confluence of these three seas can be seen here. This place is named after the Goddess Kumari who said to have prayed Hindu God Lord Shiva to be his wife.
Tourism has been an integral part of Kanyakumari and has many tourist attractions to offer. It is also considered as a pilgrimage sites because it is dotted with many temples, churches, religious pillars and statues. It has been a center of culture for years, which is reflected in the arts, monument, food and even the people. Though there are countless tourist attractions in and around Kanyakumari but visitors flock here every day for spectacular sunrise and sunset. After Visiting Evening back to Kovalam . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 14 : KOVALAM
Morning Full day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting Anantha Padmnabhaswamy and Mahaganapathi Temple (Only from Outside) , Museum Horse Palace, Art Gallery etc. Enjoy leisure time at the exotic Kovalam beach in the evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 15 : KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM 13 KMS
Morning Transfer to Trivandrum Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey .