Day 01: Arrival in Cochin
Arrive Cochin Airport and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Cochin - Munnar
Cochin - Munnar
Distance: (Cochin -> Munnar 130km)
After breakfast enjoys City tour of Cochin - Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (closed on Fridays and public holidays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Visit the Jewish Synagogue (closed on all Saturdays and Jewish holidays) in Jew Town and Fort Cochin Area. There are a couple of streets of picture-postcard houses out of another age. Visit St. Francis Church - (closed on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs) the oldest European Church in India. It has several antiquities including a wealth of records. See the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Cochin unique to this part of Kerala and living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Later depart to Munnar by road. Arrive Munnar and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Enjoy the serene views which Munnar offers owing to its famous tea plantations, and
visit either one of the 2 attractions: Tea Museum or Eravikulam National Park (This is decided on the ground as per the availability and
Tea Museum (Monday Closed) - offers Informative and enjoyable session of around 01 hr on history Tea plantations, factory, and the
important role of tea in Munnar. Followed by Various stages of tea processing can be seen, which includes the making of black tea and a
tea tasting session and shopping
Eravikulam National Park:
The National Park has rich flora and fauna of the region. (Eravikulam National Park is shut around Jan to April; during these dates, Park
visits cannot be done but all other sightseeing tours shall be provided as per the itinerary).
We Also see Mattupetty Lake and Dam and Echo Point, famous for its echo phenomenon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady
Munnar - Thekkady (124 kms/4 hrs drive)
Today after breakfast depart for Thekkady by road. Arrive Thekkady and transfer to hotel. The town also houses one of the world's most
fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. In
the afternoon, proceed for the nearby activity camp. Enjoy an Elephant ride through a small spice plantation and witness Kalaripayattu - an
ancient South Indian martial art and one of the oldest fighting systems in existence today. Visit the spice market at Kumily where you can
buy fresh spices. Overnight at the hotel
Day 05: Thekkady - Kovalam
Thekkady - Kovalam (190Km/5Hrs)
Today morning enjoys a boat ride on Lake Periyar. The Park encompasses 26 sq. km. of the artificial lake take a boat ride on the lake to
view wildlife and water birds. Herds of elephants and bison come to the lake to drink water. Return to hotel, check out and depart for Kumarakom by road. Later Cruise on backwaters. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06:Kovalam/Poovar - Kanyakumari Excursion
Kovalam/Poovar - Kanyakumari (90 Kms /2 Hrs) Or Scuba
Today after breakfast proceed for an excursion of Kanyakumari - An inspiring spiritual joint of India and also a meeting point of three major seas
(the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal); En-route visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace (Palace of Marthanda Varma -
Padmanabhapuram Palace is located close to the town of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu). Reach Kanyakumari and visit
Vivekananda Memorial rock by boat (on direct payment basis), Statue of Thiruvalloor, Gandhi Mandapam and temple of Goddess
Kanyakumari. In the late afternoon return to Kovalam. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 07: Kovalam/Poovar - Alleppey/Kumarakom
Kovalam/Poovar - Alleppey/Kumarakom (190Km/5Hrs)
Proceed to Alleppey by road. After arrival in Alleppey, check-in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Departure
Kumarakom/Alleppey To Cochin Airport Drop (110Kms/2.5Hrs):
Today after breakfast depart for Cochin by road for onward journey. Transfer to Cochin airport in time to board your flight