Kerala Nature's Extravaganza
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin- Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Day 01: Cochin
You will be picked up from Cochin Airport and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour in & around Cochin. Visit the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
After breakfast, checkout and drive straight to Munnar (04 Hrs drive). On the way, you will get to see some waterfalls and natural scenic spots. On arrival at Munnar, check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed to visit 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 4: 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 5: 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 06: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km 鈥?01 Hour drive) - This is 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, check in at the houseboat. Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Stay overnight in your deluxe houseboat.
Day 07: Alleppey - Kovalam
After early breakfast disembark from your houseboat drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check-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 08: Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 km) for onward journey. Tour ends.