Exotic Kerala Tour

Duration: 08 Nights - 09 Days
Destinations: Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Tour Highlights
Cochin Boat Cruise, Kathakali, St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the Jewish Synagogue, spice market and Chinese fishing nets
Munnar Tea estates and Eravikulam National Park
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Boat Cruise & Spice plantation tour
Kumarakom Backwaters & Bird Sanctuary
Alleppey House Boat & Backwaters
Kovalam Beaches

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

You arrive in Cochin by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would meet & assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in.
Cochin always had a very popular and historical sea trade connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch and British. It has one of the finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions of the world. It is one of the few places in the world where one can see a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, architecture, mosques, temples and Chinese fishing nets, all in one city. A city of peninsulas and islands, today it is Kerala's commercial hub.
In the evening we see Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali.
Overnight stay in Cochin

Day 02: Cochin – Munnar (150 Km. - 4.5 hrs.)

Later we leave for a half day city tour of Cochin, with visits to St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese), Jew Town, the Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568, spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, and Chinese fishing nets.

Today we drive to Munnar. The distance of approximately 150 km is covered in around 4 hours while enjoying the scenic beauty with marvelous waterfalls, high mountains and low flying clouds passing through. Upon arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay. Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts. above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town.
Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 03: Munnar

Morning post breakfast we head for a half-day tour of Munnar, visiting the world's highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres, Lush green hills all around - a place to be seen to be believed, and Eravikulam National Park (Park is closed in the month of January and February), the best place to see the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). Rest of the day at leisure to explore the destination on your own.
Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 04: Munnar – Periyar (160 kms. - 4 hrs.)

Today we head for one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India, the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Upon arrival at Periyar, we assist you to check in at our hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar is a place to cruise on the lake and gives an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc, and a wide variety of birds.

Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to a guided Spice and plantation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous.
Overnight stay in Periyar

Day 05: Periyar – Kumarakom (135 kms. - 4 hrs)

Today we leave for Kumarakom known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake and the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Later visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds: between October and February there are cormorants, teals, and other ducks and from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night herons, egrets, and Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc.
Overnight stay in Kumarakom

Day 06: Kumarakom – Alleppey (By Houseboat)

Today we check out the hotel. Afterwards transfer to the jetty. On arrival board the houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around cruise around beautiful Vembanad lake, This lake offers an enchanting experience to the tourists. The lake is the best picnic spot, where you can relax your mind and body. While the water gives the place a cooling effect, trees and shrubs act as a respite to the parched eyes. The lake is an excellent family-picnic destination too. While seniors can laze around the lake reading a book or talking, youngsters can opt for fishing and boating. Later proceed to Alleppy through backwaters to observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters.
Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 07: Alleppey – Kovalam (165 Kms. - 4 hrs.)

Today morning after breakfast drive to Kovalam is located at the most Southern part of India and famous for it's beaches. There are two main beaches at Kovalam, separated by a high cliff. It is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, & recuperation & regeneration resorts which provide a slew of Ayurvedic.
Overnight stay in Kovalam

Day 08: Kovalam

Day free for leisure. Or you can avail ayurvedic traetment at hotel. (on direct payment basis as per the adviced by doctors there).
Overnight stay in Kovalam

Day 09: Kovalam – Trivandrum (15 kms. - 20 min.) & Departure

Today we will drive to Trivandrum to board the flight for onward destination.

Our tour concludes: We assists you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight.

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