Day 1: Arrive Capital City of Kerala!
Our friendly Local Representative will be waiting for you at the Trivandrum Airport to welcome you. From the airport we drive to the world-renowned beach resort of Kovalam – just 13 kilometres away. Check into your beach resort. The rest of the day is free for you to experience and know why Kovalam beach is so universally admired. Thanks to its natural location, Kovalam is also one of the safest beaches in the world.
Day 2: Kanykumari Excursion
After breakfast, we drive to Kanyakumari – the southern most tip of the Indian sub-continent. En route we make a detour to Sri Padmanabha Puram Palace – the former residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore. Marvel at the splendours of a royal past.
We then continue our journey to reach Kanyakumari by afternoon. Later we board the ferry to the offshore Vivekananda memorial – the monument in the name of Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian philosopher. He once sat on this rocky island in long deep meditation. The memorial is a blend of many architectural styles of India. Then we take you to the seashore to watch a spectacular sunset.
By late evening back to Kovalam Hotel & Overnight stay.
Day 3: On to Alleppey (160 Kms – 3.30 Hrs)
Enjoy a Backwater stay at AlleppeyAfter Break Proceed to Alleppey,Checkin to the beautiful Backwater resort at Alleppey,where you can taste the tranquility of Kuttanadan Paddy fields & Languid Vembanad Backwaters. Afternoon we can visit Coconut Plantation and Coir Village. Overnight Stay at the Resort.
Day 4: Onto Periyar (160 Kms-5 hrs)
Enjoy Pleasure Boating,Elephant SafariAfter breakfast, we drive to Periyar, hometown of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival at Thekkady, check into the Periyar Jungle Resort. There is time for relaxation. Later we take you to enjoy a rather unusual way of exploring a wild reserve – aboard a boat.
The picturesque Periyar Lake is a beautiful setting. Your boat ride affords views of elephant herds and bison. If you are lucky enough you can spot more exotic animals. Don’t forget to take your binoculars!
Later you can enjoy an Elephant Safari & end today’s Tour.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.
At Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Enjoy Day ToursToday we go on trekking trails that take us closer to the majestic Nature in this area – an exciting experience. Later, visit a Spice plantation garden to get a feel of spice industry based here. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your resort.
Day 5: Onto Munnar (100 Kms-3.30 Hrs)
At the Mid of Tea Gardens – Visit Tea Museum & Tea Garden. After breakfast, we leave Periyar for a a scenic drive to Munnar – Kerala’s tea garden hill station. Evening you will free for Shopping some Tea & Spices from the Busy markets of Munnar Town. Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Visit the Eravikulam National Park
The endangered mountain goat species, the Nilgiri Tahr. Take snaps of the frolicsome and rather friendly goats. Admire the valley in front of you. Next to Mattupetty & Top-station, the highest point in Munnar and the place where you find an abundance of Nilakurinji plants, which flowers only once in twelve years. Enjoy a fine dinner and overnight stay at your resort.
Day 7: Onto Cochin(130 Kms-3.30 Hrs)
Enjoy historickal tour & Kathakali Show. After breakfast, we drive you to Cochin – ‘the Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Check in to your resort on arrival. Afternoon proceed on a guided tour in and around Cochin.
Day 8: See the historic Dutch Palace
A tribute to the relationship between the two cultures during the previous centuries. We will also see the only Jewish Synagogue in India at Mattancherry; only one direct descendant of the family that set up this shrine is now alive. Later we will visit St.Francis church-where Portughese invador Vascoge Gama was buried-, Santha cruz Baselica,Chinese fishing nets etc –all are located at Fort Cochin. In the evening, we take you to witness one of the most colourful and exquisite performing arts in the world – Kathakali. After two hours of glorious entertainment, remember to get photographed with the Kathakali performer.
Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at your hotel. We are sure that your Body & soul merged with the tradition of this Magical Land. But you have to say good bye at least for the moment. We will take you to the Airport in time to catch the return flight.
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