DAY 1 / Arrival Trivandrum
Arrive Trivandrum by air/train. Meet assist at the airport/station
and transfer to hotel at Kovalam. Rest of the day free at Kovalam
for beach activities .Kovalam is an internationally renowned
beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. A massive
rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of
calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this
beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal
body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising
etc. Evening enjoy the beach. Night stay in Kovalom.
2 / Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
After breakfast proceed for a day return excursion to Kanyakumari,
Padnabhapuram palace, Suchidram. Night stay in Kovalam.
3 / Trivandrum - Alleppey
After breakfast leave to Alleppey by surface 165 kms. On arrival
transfer to the Kettuvallam (House Boat). Cruise start after
Lunch on board and night stay at house boat.
4 / Alleppey - Kumarakom
After breakfast move from house boat at Kumarakom and transfer
to the backwater resort. Rest of the day free at leisure. The
panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature
at its best. Night stay in Kumarakom.
5 / Kumarakom
After breakfast visit to the nearby bird sanctuary. Afternoon
free at leisure Mangrove Forests, Paddy Fields, and Coconut
Groves networked by a maze of waterways and canals adorned with
waterlillies, make Kumarakam an unbelievably beautiful natural
paradise. Also optional boat ride to the nearby village through
the lagoons. Night stay in Kumarakom.
6 / Kumarakom - Thekkady
After breakfast drive to the tekkady 130 kms. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Evening boat ride on lake Periyar. Night stay in Thekkedy.
7 / Thekkady
After breakfast guided trek in the forestgo to Periyar Tiger
Reserve. Trekking with a local guide familiarizes you to the
rare birds, trees & flowers that are come across here. You
can even set upon a walk through the plantations filled with
the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A boat safari on the Periyar
Lake extends a lifetime’s chance to spot exotic wildlife
in its natural habitat. Like the eccentric bathing habits of
the wild elephants that come down to the lake. Evening boat
ride in the lake Periyar . Night stay in Thekkedy.
8 / Thekkady - Munnar
After breakfast drive to Munnar 110 kms.On arrival transfer
to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Munnar and top station
Rajmalai, Eravikulam National park etc. Night stay in Munnar.
9 / Munnar
Day free at leisure. Munnar has the highest peak in South India
– Anamudi – which towers over 2695m. An assortment
of wild life such as the Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Sambhar,
Gaur and the lion tailed Macaque are found in the rich tropical
forests around. Devikulam – This serene hill township
is a nature lover’s retreat. Trout fishing on the Devikulam
lake is a major attraction. Eravikulam National park - It is
the best place to see Nilgiri Thar, the mountain goat of South
India. Optional paragliding and trekking. Night stay in Munnar.
10 / Munnar - Cochin
After breakfast drive to cochin 150 kms. On arrival transfer
to hotel . Afternoon free at hotel/ Shopping at Ernakulam. Night
stay in Cochin.
11 / Cochin
After breakfast sightseeing tour of cochin including Dutch palace,
Jews Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets etc.
Return to hotel rest of the day free/ shopping at Ernakulam.
Night stay in Cochin.
12 / Cochin - Departure
After breakfast departure transfer to airport/ railway station
to board the onward flight/train.