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8N/9D : Kochi-Munnar-Thekkady-Kumarakom-Kovalam-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum

What will you do: Sightseeing, Safari, Planation Walks, Backwater Cruise

What will you see: Nature, Wildlife, Backwater Canals, Tea Plantations, Spice Plantations

With this tour, visit one of the most graceful pieces of earth, Kerala, which is blessed with natural delights. A wonderful landscape interwoven with every possible make-up of nature can put on is here. Smallest of the South Indian states, it is encircled with the Arabian Sea, populated with rich tropical greenery. Over here you will find innumerable rivers and their rivulets, hills and valleys, the world famous backwaters, and warm welcoming people. Visit Kerala, where everything is in aplenty. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kochi

    Kochi Sightseeing

    Arrive at Cochin International Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station. Transfer assistance to hotel. Don’t go by the city’s hustle-bustle. Herein lies tons of history and a magnificent past to revisit. Head to Fort Kochi for an arresting experience of the Jewish settlement. Visit St. Francis Church (one of the oldest churches, where Vasco-da-gama was buried). Catch the quaint charm of the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Cemetery and Dutch Palace (Mattancherry Palace) symbolic of colonial rule, and watch fishermen lower and raise the iconic Chinese fishing nets. Return to hotel. Retire for the night.

  • Day 2 - Munnar (130km, 4 hours by road)

    Winding roads take you to Munnar after breakfast. Build your journey with resplendent nature scenes of beautiful streams, small waterfalls, plantations of tea, spices, and rubber, interspersed with tropical thickets. Munnar is Kerala’s shining star. Hotel check-in.  Enjoy some leisure time to familiarise with the hill station. Retire for the night.

  • Day 3 - Munnar Sightseeing

    Mattupetty Dam Visit, Echo Point Visit, Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

    Spend your day with nature. Relax, unwind as the day unfolds showcasing wonderful sights of Munnar. Cover tourist hot spots like Mattupetty Dam & Lake, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom International Garden, Pallivasal/ Pothamedu, Rajamalai – a part of the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, and tea plantations. Every stop will leave you spell-bound with Munnar’s symbolic weather, lush green mountain slopes, divine valleys, and unending estates. Return to hotel. Retire.

  • Day 4 - Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady (120km, 4 hours by road)

    Wildlife Experience

    After breakfast, drive through the panoramic Western Ghats covered with spice plantations and glimpses of waterfalls playing hide and seek to reach Periyar. Hotel check-in. If you wish, go boating in the calm, crystal clear Lake Periyar. One of the finest wildlife reserves in India, Periyar is the only one offering wildlife spotting from safety of a boat. Commonly seen wild animals include elephants, black panther, leopard, Indian bisons, etc. Return to hotel. Retire.

  • Day 5 - Kumarakom (130km, 4 hours by road)

    Houseboat Crusie

    Once a lesser known backwater village, Kumarakom is now a renowned destination. Leave for this lush green, backwater intense experience after breakfast. Be part of a lifestyle amidst canals of backwaters. Soak in luxury of a houseboat cruise and stay, meet local people as you absorb the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms. Relax on board. Enjoy local cuisine as you dock for the night. Stay over in the houseboat.

  • Day 6 - Kovalam (184km, 6 hours by road)

    Kovalam Beach Experience

    A popular destination, Kovalam is Kerala’s star beach. Dotted with people, shacks, and water sports this place lets you be! A massive rock promontory makes this beach safe for a swim or to take on water sports. Explore the beach line. Head back and retire for the day.

  • Day 7 - Trivandrum Sightseeing (15km, 45min by road)

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Visit, Srichitra Art Gallery Visit

    The state’s capital is a charming city with hidden treasures amidst an urban setting. Key highlights being the captivating Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple standing firm in the city center. Renowned for its towering gopuras, temples art and paintings, its main pavilion stands impressive with 400 marvellously granite carved pillars. Visit Srichitra Art Gallery which displays original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Napier Museum, and Zoo. Day’s end head back to Kovalam. Retire for the night.

  • Day 8 - Kanyakumari (75km, 2 hours by road)

    Padmanabhapuram Palace Visit, Kanyakumari Temple Sightseeing

    Your journey to India’s southern-most tip Kanyakumari, is by road. Enroute visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace. Hotel check-in. Post lunch proceed for local sightseeing - Devi Kanyakumari Temple, Triveni Sangamam and end your day at Vivekananda Rock Memorial to catch the magnificent sun set. Return to hotel and retire.

  • Day 9 - Trivandrum drop

    Catch the sun rising on India at Kanyakumari as you wind up with breakfast. The drive to Trivandrum airport/ railway station marks the end of a holiday well deserved. 

Other Inclusions

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  • Double occupancy or twin sharing at all places mentioned above
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  • Buffet breakfast at all places
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  • Sightseeing assistance for destinations mentioned above
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  • Driver allowance/ toll/ parking/ road tax/ fuel/ permit charges
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  • All applicable taxes and service charges

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