Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered :Cochin -Athirappally - Munnar- Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Houseboat- Marari - Kovalam- Trivendrum
DAY 01: ARRIVE COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin met and Transferred to your pre-booked hotel.Afternoon city tour of Cochin covering the famous Bolgatty Palace, St. Francis Church - the oldest European Church built in 1503, a Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch Palace now called Mattancherry Palace.Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: COCHIN -ATHIRAPPALLY - MUNNAR BY ROAD 135 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Munnar via Athirappally,where sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make it a unique experience. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile british empire in south india, Check in to your resort and get ready for the special trip to Pothamedu for an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Return to the resort in the evening.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: MUNNAR
This morning after an Early Breakfast breakfast, visit Mattupetty lake and dam, which is a very beautiful picnic spot. You could enjoy boating in the lake and view mountains and landscapes from afar. Onwards proceed to Echo point famous for the natural echo phenomenon and then to Top Station offering marvellous views of Munnar valley below. Afternoon visit Raja Malai - a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats).Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 04: MUNNAR - THEKKADY 110 KMS 3 HRS 30 Min. DRIVE
Morning drive to thekkady nestled in spice and rubber plantations 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 visit Spice plantation and local markets .Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 05: THEKKADY
Full day sightseeing tour.Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06: THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM 145 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
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. where calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently swaying palms where the primary attraction however, is its lazy ambience. Upon Arrival check in at Hotel . .Afternoon visit the villages, the Bird Sanctuary, the Country Boat Cruise etc. Overnight at Resort .
DAY 07: 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 08: HOUSEBOAT - MARARI
After breakfast drive towards Marari - Mararikulam is one of the picturesque fishing villages that dot the lovely coastline of Kerala.This private, shallow beach is fringed with unending lines of coconut plams. Upon arrival check in at your pre booked beach Resort . Overnight at Resort
DAY 09:MARARI - KOVALAM 190 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning disembark houseboat at Alleppey and 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 10: KOVALAM
Day at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11: LEAVE KOVALAM
Transfer to Trivandrum to board flight / Train for onward Joruney