Backwaters of Kerala - 07
Duration 09 Nights / 10 Days
Lush Kerala is a kaleidoscope of swaying palm trees, tranquil backwaters, emerald paddy fields, and golden beaches. Little wonder that Kerala has been voted one of the top 10 travel spots in the world by 'National Geographic'. This state is now increasingly famous for its Ayurvedic nature cures. Every facet of 'God's own country' enchants, whether it is the formerly princely state of Cochin, one of the best natural harbors in the country, Kumarakom, where the backwaters lace through a rich tapestry of green & Munnar, the pretty little valley dedicated to growing, harvesting, curing and selling the drink that cheers - Tea
Places to Visit: Cochin - Alleppey - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Thekkady - Munnar
Cochin - Arrival – Kumarkoram Houseboat
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.
Alleppey – Kanyakumari Excursion - Kovalam
Breakfast on board. Pick up & Alleppey Jetty & transfer to Kovalam – Exotic Beach Destination (Approx 4hrs drive). Morning leave for Kanyakumari to visit famous Swami Vivekanand Memorial, Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Smarak, Sunset Point, Triveni Sangam, etc. evening transfer to Kovalam. Upon arrival check into the hotel.
After Breakfast 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. Night.
Kovalam – Kumarkoram
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out & depart for Kumarakom (4 hours) drive. Check-in at a backwater resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at the picturesque backwaters that form one of the major attractions of Kerala. Dinner and Overnight at the resort.
After breakfast, 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. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, Full Day free to Explore the Wild Life Park on Your Own. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel then transfers 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 sports activities like paragliding. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for sightseeing in and around Munnar. Enjoy panoramic views of Anaimudi, the highest peak of South India at 2695 m, which 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 the hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Cochin Airport to board flight for Mumbai.
!! Tour Ends With Sweet Memories Of Kerala by Crossworld Holidays !!