Glitters of Kerala
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin- Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom 鈥?Houseboat - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Day 1: Cochin - Munnar
Arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be assisted by our representative and drive straight to Munnar. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Munnar.
Day 2: Munnar
After breakfast enjoy the local sightseeing of Munnar. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar - Thekkady
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs); on arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed for an afternoon boat ride over Lake Periyar. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. You may enjoy the optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride during the day at an extra cost. Stay overnight in Thekkady.
Day 4: Thekkady - Kumarakom
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (05 Hrs Drive). On arrival, check in at your backwater resort. Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Day 5: Alleppe
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey, a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. On arrival at Alleppey, check in at your houseboat. Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Kovalam
After breakfast, disembark from your houseboat and drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check-in in at your beach resort. Kovalam is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Kovalam Beach. Stay overnight in your beach resort.
Day 7: Trivandrum sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum- an ancient city, dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total of 2,192 sq. km. Visit Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 8: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure Transfer
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station depend on your departure place) for your flight / train back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God's Own Country.