Kerala Culture Tour.
Duration : 13Nights/ 14Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Wayanad - Guruvayoor - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Varkala - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
DAY 01 ARRIVE COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin ( Kochi ) met and transferred to your prebooked hotel. Afternoon half day city 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 02 COCHIN - WAYANAD BY ROAD 280 KMS 7 HOURS
Wayanad is a hill resort of Kerala that offers nature at its best. There are the mist - clad mountains, spice plantations and the stretches of greens as far as the sight goes. The majestic mountains of the Western Ghats add to the charm of Wayanad. Upon arrival check in at hotel . Overnight at hotel .
DAY 03 WAYANAD
Full day sightseeing tour of Wayanad . Overnight hotel .
DAY 04 WAYANAD - GURUVAYOOR BY ROAD 195 KMS 5 HOURS
Today morning, drive to Guruvayoor. Check in at hotel there. Visit famous Elephant camp in the afternoon. In the evening, visit the famous Guruvayoor temple, where only hindus are allowed inside. Overnight at hotel .
DAY 05 GURUVAYOOR - MUNNAR BY ROAD 180 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty and 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 06 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 07 MUNNAR - PERIYAR 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, the great Indian tiger and more. Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at hotel .
DAY 08 PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM 130 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
This morning after breakfast visit Spice Plantation and local marktes etc. Later get ready for your drive to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. A picturesque, clean village, Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanad lake. Check in to your resort where calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently swaying palms where the primary attraction however, is its lazy ambience. Afternoon visit the villages, the Bird Sanctuary, the Country Boat Cruise etc. Overnight at Resort .
DAY 09 KUMARAKOM - HOUSE BOAT
After breakfast, transfer to 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 - VARKALA 145 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning disembark Houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Varkala . Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varkala . Overnight at hotel .
DAY 11 VARKALA - KOVALAM 55 KMS 1 HOUR 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 12 KOVALAM - KANYAKUMARI - KOVALAM BY ROAD 80 KMS 02 HOUR DRIVE ONEWAY
Morning excursion to Kanyakumari to see the sunset. Evening back to Kovalam . Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 KOVALAM
Day free at Leisure. Overnight at hotel
DAY 14 KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM 13 KMS
Today transfer to Airport to board flight back Home .