Backwaters of Kerala - 04
Duration 08 Nights / 09 Days
Places to Visit: Cochin - Alleppey - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Thekkady - Munnar
On the first day of the Kerala Tour Itinerary, arrive at Cochin International Airport/Railway Station where our representative meets you and transfers you to the hotel. Check into the hotel and leave for a city sightseeing tour that includes a visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Dinner & overnight stay.
Cochin – Munnar (Approx 4½ hrs)
After Breakfast, Morning checks out from the hotel and continue to drive to Munnar (4½ hours), the beautiful hill station of Kerala. Transfer to hotel on arrival. Spend the remaining day at leisure and enjoy picturesque landscapes. Visit the aromatic tea plantations or indulge in thrilling sport activities like paragliding. Overnight stay.
Day 3 of Kerala Tour Itinerary is devoted to sightseeing in and around Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Anaimudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m, is visible from Munnar. Visit the Christ Church and proceed for wildlife watching at Eravikulam National Park (16 km). Continue to Rajamala Hills lying adjacent to the park and stop by at Madupetty Dam, a famous picnic spot for boating and horse riding en route to Top Station. Return to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay.
Munnar – Thekkady (Approx 4 hrs)
Leave for Periyar in the morning (4 hours) and transfer to the hotel on arrival. You may opt for a pleasant boat ride along the Periyar Lake in the evening. Enjoy watching varied birds and animals like tigers, elephants, wild boar, deer, etc at the Periyar/Thekkady National Park. You can also visit a few tribal villages around Periyar and witness fascinating activities of tribals collecting honey from dangerous hill bees. Return to the hotel at night. Overnight st
Thekkady – Alleppey (Approx 5 hrs)
Leave for Alleppey (5 hours). Check-in at a backwater resort upon arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Evening Sunset Cruise in Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay.
Alleppey – Kovalam (Approx 4hrs)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Kovalam. Exotic Kerala Beach destination. Check-in & rest of the day free. Overnight stay.
Leave for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast. The main attraction is Padmanabhaswami Temple, one of the 108 pilgrimage sites for the Vaishnavites. The exquisite carvings on its 400 pillars is notable. Dinner and Night.
Kovalam – Kanyakumari (Approx 3 hrs)
Today leave for Kanyakumari to visit to famous Swami Vivekanand Memorial, Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Smarak, Sunset Point, Triveni Sangam, etc. Dinner and overnight stay.
Kanyakumari – Trivandrum
Early morning after breakfast, leave for Trivendrum station or airport for your onward journey.