Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Places Covered : Cochin - Trichur - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Varakala - Kovalam - Trivendrum
DAY 01: ARRIVE COCHIN
Arrival at Cochin International Airport. You will be greeted by a representative who will assist you with the airport formalities. Transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Cochin. After check-in, freshen up and relax. Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin, also known as Kochi, which is a blend of modernity and rich history. Visit popular attractions like Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the Chinese fishing nets at the waterfront. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 02: COCHIN - TRICHUR
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and start your drive to Trichur (Thrissur). En route, visit Kalady, the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya, a prominent Hindu philosopher. Continue your journey to Trichur. Upon arrival in Trichur, check in at your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, explore Trichur, known for its cultural heritage and festivals. Visit Vadakkunnathan Temple, Kerala Sahitya Academy, and Shakthan Thampuran Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichur.
DAY 03: TRICHUR - MUNNAR
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Munnar, a breathtaking hill station. The drive to Munnar is a scenic journey through lush tea plantations, rolling hills, and serene landscapes. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings of Munnar or relax at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
DAY 04: MUNNAR
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit the Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake, which offer stunning views and picturesque settings. Explore the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, famous for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. If time permits, you can also visit the Tea Museum to learn about the tea processing in the region. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 05: MUNNAR - THEKKADY
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Thekkady (Periyar). Thekkady is known for its wildlife sanctuary and Periyar Tiger Reserve. On arrival, check in at your hotel and have some leisure time. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you may spot various wildlife species like elephants, deer, and birds. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thekkady.
DAY 06: THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom, a beautiful backwater destination. Kumarakom is set against the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater lake in Kerala. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel and relax amidst the serene backwaters. The day is free to explore the village or indulge in Ayurvedic massages and treatments. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumarakom.
DAY 07: KUMARAKOM - HOUSEBOAT
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and board a traditional Kerala houseboat. Embark on a backwater cruise from Kumarakom to Alleppey (Alappuzha), passing through the scenic Vembanad Lake and narrow canals. The houseboat journey will provide a unique experience of living on water with all modern comforts. Enjoy the picturesque views of paddy fields, coconut groves, and village life along the backwaters. Overnight stay on the houseboat.
DAY 08: HOUSEBOAT - VARAKALA
After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark at Alleppey and drive to Varkala, a tranquil coastal town. Varkala is renowned for its stunning cliffs overlooking the Arabian Sea and pristine beaches. On arrival, check in at your hotel and relax on the beautiful beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varkala.
DAY 09: VARAKALA - KOVALAM
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kovalam, another famous beach destination in Kerala. On arrival in Kovalam, check in at a beach resort and relax on the sandy shores. You can also explore the local markets and indulge in some beach activities. Overnight stay at the resort in Kovalam.
DAY 10: KOVALAM
After breakfast, the day is at leisure until your departure transfer. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey.On Day 10, you'll be transferred to the airport to board your flight for onward journey, marking the end of your 10-day tour.