Destination Covered : Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Poovar – Trivandrum
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
DAY 01 : ARRIVE COCHIN
Upon arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station, you are picked up and transferred o your hotel. He will help you check-in at the hotel and after a short rest be taken to the tour of the port city, 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. Come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 02 : COCHIN - MUNNAR (135 KM 04 HRS DRIVE)
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a refreshing drive to the enchanting hill station of Munnar, which is also home to the world’s largest tea-growing estates. Check-in at the hotel. Go on a sightseeing tour of Munnar, including Mattupetty, Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pallivasal, and Attukal. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03 : MUNNAR
Enjoy a leisurely day at the beautiful locales of Munnar at your own pace and preference. Situated in the Kannan Devan Hills, the greenery and serenity of the place offer the low-flying clouds and the mist-filled valley, besides the virgin forests. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and overnight stay at the hotel at Munnar.
DAY 04 : MUNNAR - PERIYAR (110 KM 03 HRS DRIVE)
In the morning, after breakfast, enjoy a relaxed drive to Periyar, which is about 90 km away. Check-in at the hotel in Periyar. Spend a peaceful afternoon and visit local places of interest. Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 05 : PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM (135 KM 04 HRS DRIVE)
Very early morning, embark a boat cruise on an artificial lake along the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger reserve of India and catch the wildlife of Periyar in your camera from the haven of the boat. The morning play of herds of Elephants on the banks is a once in a lifetime experience. Besides one can also see Asiatic Deer, Black Buck, and even tiger. Return to the hotel for breakfast and rest. Leave for Kumarakom by afternoon and board the traditional rice boat or “Kettuvollam”. Overnight stay and dinner at the houseboat.
DAY 06 : KUMARAKOM - HOUSEBOAT
In the morning, Relish breakfast on the traditional rice boat or “Kettuvollam” at your own pace. Enjoy your sail through the picturesque backwaters constituted by a meandering network of lakes, canals, lagoons, rivers et al. Take pleasure in a tranquil flow of time with beautiful sceneries spread across by the interesting complement of land and water. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay at the houseboat.
DAY 07 : HOUSEBOAT - POOVAR (200 KM 05 HRS DRIVE)
Relish breakfast on board. Enjoy your houseboat ride to Alleppey backwaters. Visit Pathiramanal Island, C’ Block, R’ Block, Narrow canals and coconut lagoons, panoramic Paddy fields, Olden wooden house, Chavara Bhavan, and much more while cruising through the Punnamada lake. Disembark at Puthenagady Jetty and drive to Poovar. Check-in at the resort. Enjoy Dinner and Overnight stay at the resort.
DAY 08 : POOVAR
Enjoy a full day at leisure at Poovar, to be spent and cherished at your own pace and preference. The backwater canals with their coconut groves and thatched villages have developed into a first-class up-market tourist destination, minus the crowds. Overnight at Resort
DAY 09 : POOVAR - TRIVANDRUM (30 KM 30 MIN DRIVE)
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Trivandrum for your onward destination.