Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered :Cochin - Trichur - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Kovalam - Trivendrum
DAY 01: ARRIVE COCHIN
Arrival at Cochin International Airport. Meet and greet by a representative, and transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Cochin. Rest and relax after your journey. In the evening, you can explore the local markets or enjoy a cultural show (optional). Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin.
DAY 02: COCHIN - TRICHUR
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Trichur (Thrissur). En route, visit Kalady, the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya. Explore the Adi Shankara Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam and other temples in the area. Continue your drive to Trichur. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, visit Vadakkunnathan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Kerala, and the nearby Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple. Later, you can explore the vibrant markets of Trichur. Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichur.
DAY 03: TRICHUR - MUNNAR
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Munnar, a picturesque hill station known for its tea plantations and stunning landscapes. On the way, visit the famous Valara and Cheeyappara waterfalls. On arrival in Munnar, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Rest and relax for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
DAY 04: MUNNAR
After breakfast, start your full-day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Visit Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, and the Top Station viewpoint offering panoramic views. Explore the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (subject to park timings and availability). Later, visit the Tea Museum to learn about the tea processing and history of the region. Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
DAY 05: MUNNAR - THEKKADY
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady, known for its wildlife sanctuary and spice plantations. On arrival, check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Periyar Lake to spot wildlife, especially elephants, deer, and various bird species. You can also opt for an optional elephant ride or visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve (subject to availability and additional cost). Overnight stay at the hotel in Thekkady.
DAY 06: THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kumarakom, a tranquil backwater destination. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Rest of 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, also known as the "Venice of the East." Enjoy the picturesque views of paddy fields, coconut groves, and village life along the backwaters. Experience the unique stay on the houseboat, complete with delicious Kerala cuisine. Overnight stay on the houseboat.
DAY 08: THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM 145 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Thekkady and proceed to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands located in the Kuttanad region, surrounded by the serene Vembanad Lake and lush palm trees. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel or resort in Kumarakom. The village offers a picturesque and tranquil ambiance, perfect for relaxation. In the afternoon, explore the nearby villages, witness the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters. Visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is a haven for various migratory and local bird species. Experience a peaceful country boat cruise on the backwaters. Overnight stay at the resort in Kumarakom.
DAY 09:KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY - HOUSEBOAT
Morning Proceed to Alleppey Houseboat Boarding point to board Houseboat . 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 - COCHIN
After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark at Alleppey and drive to Cochin (Kochi), a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. On arrival in Cochin, check in at your pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, set out for sightseeing in Fort Cochin, an area that showcases a blend of Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese influences. Visit the famous Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, showcasing traditional Kerala murals and artifacts. Witness the unique Chinese Fishing Nets, which are a distinctive feature of Cochin's waterfront. Explore the St. Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India, and visit the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth located in the Jewtown area. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance, a classical dance form of Kerala. Overnight stay at the hotel in Cochin. After breakfast, check out from the resort.
DAY 11: COCHIN - KOVALAM 195 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Cochin. Embark on a morning drive to Kovalam, a world-renowned beach destination in Kerala. Kovalam's fame dates back to the 1930s and has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans. The beach boasts three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches and a massive rocky promontory that creates a bay with calm waters, perfect for sea bathing and water activities. On arrival in Kovalam, check in at a hotel and relax. You have a wide range of leisure options at the beach, including sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying herbal body toning massages. Additionally, you can participate in special cultural programs or opt for a relaxing catamaran cruise. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
DAY 12: KOVALAM - KANYAKUMARI - KOVALAM 80 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE ( ONE WAY)
Early morning, embark on an excursion to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and Indian Ocean converge. Witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the ocean, a unique spectacle that draws visitors from all over the world. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, dedicated to the great spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. Explore the Thiruvalluvar Statue, a grandiose sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. Discover the Kumari Amman Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari. Late in the evening, return to Kovalam. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
DAY 13: KOVALAM
Today is a free day at leisure in Kovalam. You can spend the day enjoying the beautiful beaches, indulging in water sports, or simply relaxing by the sea. Optional: Visit nearby attractions like the Vellayani Lake or the Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam.
DAY 14: KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM AIRPORT
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum International Airport for your onward journey. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.