BEST OF KERALA TOUR
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations : Kochi - Munnar - Periyar - Alleppey - Kovalam
Day 01: Arrive Kochi
Our representative will receive you at the Cochin International Airport in evening and will escort youto
the hotel. Relax and fresh up.
Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsulain the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategicimportance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally,Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (Distance: 130 Kms / 4 Hours)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and Proceed to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous
waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by.
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and perched about 1600 m above sea level, the hill station of Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India. This hill station is marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather. It is also an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking. On arrival check in to the hotel & Rest of the day at Leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03: Munnar
After morning breakfast start for full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Here visit to Mattupetty Lake &
Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Tea Plantation and Eravikulam Wildlife
Sanctuary. Enjoy and relax near the tea gardens and appreciated the beauty of nature as you share
romantic talks. Later return back on time to the hotel and enjoy the stimulating hot tea sitting outside in
the garden. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady(Distance: 120 Kms / 4 Hours)
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and depart for Thekkady by road. En route visit the
panoramic Western Ghat hills covered with spice plantations and an occasional view of waterfalls and
streams, several types of spice plantations like cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon and clove.
Thekkady in India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms. The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. On arrival at Thekkady, check into hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.
Day 05 : Thekkady – Houseboat – Alleppey
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & process to Alleppey.
Alleppey or Alappuzha is the Venice of the East; It is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
Enjoy the magic of backwater by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters Rest of the day at leisure on the House Boat. Enjoy your evening on the sundeck away from polluted cities and maddening crowd. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at House Boat.
Day 06: Alleppey – Kovalam(Distance: 180 Kms / 5 hours)
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and transfer you to Kovalam.
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists, Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmers and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night. The beach complex includes a string of budget cottages, Ayurvedic health resorts, and convention facilities, shopping zones, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centres.
On arrival at Kovalam check into Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach at Kovalam enjoy the scene of Arabian waves embracing virgin sands in Kerala -Gods own country. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 07: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
Morning after breakfast we take you for a day sightseeing of Trivandrum.
Trivandrum is an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Raja of Travancore in 1750. The name is derived from 'Tiru Ananta Puram', the abode of the Sacred serpent Ananta, upon whose coils Vishnu lies in the main temple.
It is a peaceful attractive city built across seven hills; the city's old quarter clusters around the temple, while along the busy Mahatma Gamdhi Road are colonial mansions, churches and modern high-rises. Thiruvananthapuram had managed to retain some of the ambience characteristics of Kerala such as red tiled roofs, narrow winding lanes and intimate corner cafes.
Visit: The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, Sri Padmanabha Temple afternoon go to the beach for relaxation. Return back to the hotel and rest of the day free at lesuire. Overnight stay at Hotel, Kovalam.
Day 08: Departure Kochi
Transfer to Airport to catch flight to onward destination back to home country with sweet memories of
“Kerala – God’s Own Country”.