Kerala – God's Own Country

08 Nights / 09 Days
Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin Airport

Arrive Cochin airport and meet & assist by our company representative and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight at Cochin hotel.

Day 02 : Cochin – Munnar (135 Kms/04 hrs drive)

Today morning after breakfast, proceed for a half day guided tour in Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, ST. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Maritime Museum and Chinese Fishing Nets.

Afternoon; drive to Munnar, a pleasing journey riding through the picturesque hills jacketed in greenish tea and spice plantations. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys, mountains and aroma of spice scented cool air make Munnar is a resort town. Upon arrival; check-in to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight at Munnar hotel.

Day 03 : Munnar

Today morning post breakfast, proceed to sightseeing at Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park at Rajamala (Here you can see the Nilgiri Thar), Echo Point, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Tea Plantations and TATA Tea processing Factory, Kundale Lake, Anayirankal Dam, Gap Point etc.

Overnight at Munnar hotel.

Day 04 : Munnar – Thekkady (110 Kms / 03 hours drive)

Post breakfast, drive to Thekkady; unending chains of hills and spices scented plantations. Periyar Forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wild life reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

On arrival, check in to the hotel and after fresh up visit spice market and spice plantations. Here you can see the Pepper, Cardamom, Vanilla, Cinnamon and other spices are grown.

Overnight at Thekkady hotel.

Day 05 : Thekkady – Kumarakom (135 Kms. / 04 hours drive)

Early in the morning before breakfast; leave for a wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. Later return back to the hotel and have breakfast. Afternoon; drive down to Kumarakom. Another scenic 4 hours drive. An unbelievable beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Kumarakom a beautiful small water world situated on banks of the Vembanad Lake. On arrival, check in at the backwater side resort and rest of the time leisure at hotel.

Overnight at Kumarakom hotel.

Day 06 : Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat)

Today morning post breakfast; drive to Alleppey; caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of Lakes, Lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing the backwater county.

On arrival check-in at Houseboat cruise Alleppey round (a luxury boat made in ethnic Kerala style having well appointed sitting room, bedrooms, toilet and kitchen) enjoy the tranquil beauty of the inland waters and the countryside for one day.

Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 07 : Alleppey – Kovalam (175 Kms/ 4.5 hrs drive)

Post breakfast; disembark houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam; this internationally renowned beach has been favorite haunt of tourists since 1930's. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the -Light House beach- is the most popular. On arrival check in at beach side hotel and rest of the time enjoy the beach and relax.

Overnight at Kovalam hotel.

Day 08 : Kovalam

Today morning post breakfast, stroll on the beach enjoying the bay of calm water ideal for sea bathing. Afternoon; proceed to Trivandrum city sightseeing. Visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple: This temple is located inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. In the evening enjoy the beach and watch sunset.

Overnight at Kovalam hotel.

Day 09 : Kovalam – Trivandrum Airport (25 Kms)

Post breakfast; on time departure transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the flight to onward journey.