Location:- Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam – Trivandrum/Cochin
Duration:- 07 Nights/08 Days.
Kerala 07 Nights Tour
Duration: 07 nights/08 days
Destination Covered: Cochin - Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey (Houseboat) - Kovalam – Trivandrum/Cochin
Day 1: Arrival at Cochin Airport
-Upon arrival at the Cochin airport,our representative will escort you to the hotel. After the check-in formalities,get ready for sightseeing in Cochin.
Also known as Kochi. This vibrant city is also referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' and the 'Gateway to Kerala'. The places of interest in Cochin that you visit today include Santa Cruz Basilica-one of India's 8 basilicas, it has Gothic style architecture; Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace- a two-storied structure was built around 1555, it is now a museum that is home to murals, weapons, paintings etc and finally, St. Francis Church- constructed way back in the year 1503, this is the oldest European church in the country.
Stay overnight in your hotel at Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin – Munnar (130 km – 4 hrs)
Today after breakfast, leave by road for Munnar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Munnar is probably the most popular hill station of Kerala visit by tourist from all around the world.This hill town has pleasant climate, green surroundings, several attractions, aromatic tea plantations, adventure opportunities and more. The rest of the day is free for your own activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Munnar
After breakfast in the morning,Start your tour of famous tourist spots in Munnar.your visit include today the Christ Church- constructed by the British in the year 1910, it is one of Munnar's most revered religious spots; Eravikulam National Park- home to the endangered mountain goat of Southern India- the Nilgiri Tahr, this wildlife reserve offers ample opportunities; Mattupetty Dam- constructed on a lake, this dam is a popular picnic spot amidst lush and serene surrounding and Anamudi peak- standing tall at an altitude of 2695 m above the sea level, this peak lies within Eravikulam and is popular for offering amazing trekking opportunities.
Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady (110 Kms / 3 hrs)
After your breakfast, check- out from the hotel, followed by surface to Thekkady, home to the very popular Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. On arrival, check-into the hotel. Relax. Afternoon is scheduled for Motor Boat Ride on the Periyar Lake for sightseeing. One of the most popular national parks in Kerala, Periyar is home to a decent variety of Indian Elephants and Tigers, along with lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian giant squirrel and as many as 265 species of birds.
overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady – Alleppey (130 Km / 3 hrs)
Early In the morning, start driving for Alleppey, now known as Alappuzha. On arrival, go on-board a luxury houseboat, locally known as Kettuvallam. Alleppey is known as the 'Venice of the East' and has some wonderful backwater routes. You check into an overnight houseboat cruise in and around Alleppey. This houseboat comes equipped with all kinds of modern comforts and comes with variation in number of rooms. You are accompanied by a rower and a trained chef.Enjoy the stunning views of the paddy fields, and the coconut grooves, and soak-in the serenity during you backwater cruise.spot colorful birds, visit the coir making industry etc.
Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 6: Alleppey - Kovalam (160 Km / 4 hrs)
In the morning, the houseboat is back in Alleppey. Start the road journey to the lovely beach town of Kovalam. Away from regular hustle-bustle of city life, this place offers complete relaxation and rejuvenation. On Arrival, complete the check-in formalities.
Thereafter, you have options to pick from. You can either visit the tranquil crescent-shaped Kovalam beach, comprising of Hawa Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Samudra Beach for partaking in water sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking etc. The other option is of going for a relaxing herbal Ayurvedic massage at any of the Ayurveda centers, which are spread all around.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 7: Kovalam
On day 7, after Breakfast in the morning, relax on the beautiful beach of Kovalam and proceed to Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari, known as Cape Comorin during the British days,Extremely popular as Hindu religious site, the city is home an ancient temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit the beach with multi-colored sand and Other places that you visit include Padmanabhapuram Palace- a beautiful architecture gem built during the 16th century, this palace has murals, carvings, rose wood furniture, huge Durbar Hall, delicate intricate carvings etc and Government Archeological museum-consisting of murals, wood carvings and artifacts.
Back to Kovalam. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 8: Kovalam - Trivandrum (15 Km / 30 Minutes) / Cochin (6 hrs)
On the last day of the tour, get transferred to Trivandrum Enjoy morning sightseeing tour of Trivandrum- the largest and the capital city of Kerala. Later, drive to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. The other option is to get transferred to the Cochin Airport for your onward journey.
Your tour ends here…..