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Enchanting Kerala

Highlight of The Trip
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days Visit : 02 N Munnar / 01 N Thekkady / 02 N Kumarakom / 01 N Houseboat / 02 N Kovalam

Day 01 – COCHIN - MUNNAR:

Arrive at Cochin by Bus/Train/Flight. In the morning pick up by the cab and proceed towards Munnar, which is called as nature lover’s paradise with sprawling tea plantations. Munnar is 1800mts above sea level, 130 kms from Cochin (3 hrs 30 mins drive). On arrival here, check into hotel. In the evening proceed to Mettupatty dam / Kundale dam for boating. On the way a visit to Echo point & shooting point. A further 7 kms drive will take you to top station for a spectacular view. Overnight to be spent at Munnar.

Day 02 – MUNNAR:

On this day you can explore Eravikulam National park - It is the best place to see Nilgiri Tahr, the mountain goat of South India. If possible visit tea gardens and Chinnakanal water falls. Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 03 – THEKKADY:  

After breakfast, Proceed to Periyar (95 kms & 3 hrs drive). A scenic journey past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular water falls & delightful trekking trails form the access to your hide way here. You can stay at Vandanmedu (25kms from before Periyar) or Thekkady. On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake extends a lifetime’s chance to spot exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. Overnight at Thekkady.

Day 04 – THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM:

Drive to Kumarakom -110 kms from Thekkady (3hrs), check in to the resort located on the Banks of the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate both the body and the soul. The resort is known for the Ayurvedic massages .The resort also has different kinds of boat rides for the more enthusiastic and the adventurous one on the vast lake. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 05 – KUMARAKOM:

Morning after breakfast, day at leisure for backwater activities. Overnight stay at Kumarakom resort.

Day 06 – HOUSE BOAT :

This day after breakfast, proceed to Alleppey at 12:00noon check into the houseboat - a ride into the countryside across the Vembanad Lake will include sightseeing like Kuttanad (paddy field), the coir village, and the local way of life. The food is served fresh inside the boat. The boat will be anchored in the evening at 6:00pm and overnight stay at the boat. (Lunch included)

Day 07 – HOUSE BOAT - KOVALAM:

After b/fast in the houseboat check out by 10.00 am & proceed to Kovalam (150 kms & 4 hrs drive) a total coastal drive from Alleppey - the Venice of east, On arrival in Kovalam check in at the beach resort, the day is for exploring the coastal stretch of Kerala you can enjoy the sand, the cuisine and the massages. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kovalam.

Day 08 – KOVALAM:

Morning after b.fast proceed for a sightseeing to Trivandrum, the capital city Famous for the Padmanabhaswamy temple, the museum and off course the shopping streets of Trivandrum for Jewellery and Silks. The afternoon can be planned to visit the Veli - the model tourist village, this is a popular picnic spot on Trivandrum where the Veli Lake merges with the Arabian Sea. The garden with exquisite sculptures, floating bridge and boating in the lake are the other attractions here. Overnight stay at the Kovalam.

Day 09 – KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM / COCHIN:

Morning after b/fast drop to Trivandrum Airport / rly station for return journey.

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