Cochin to Cochin - 10 Days
Arrival at Cochin. Transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing of Fort Cochin a whole day by visiting the Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery, St.Francis Church of 16th century where you can see the tomb of Vasco-da-gama, a Portuguese sailor and Santa Cruz Basilica. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Full day sightseeing of Cochin including the visit of Ernakulam, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, sunset cruise and Kathakali-Traditional dance performance show of Kerala in the evening. Overnight stay at Cochin.
In the morning drive to Munnar, a beautiful hill station which is about 1600 to 1800m above the sea level. While driving from Cochin, you can able to see many tea estates, spice plantations, water cascades and the villages. Relax in cool climate Overnight stay at Munnar.
Explore the whole day in Munnar.With Optional Half Day / Full Day treckking with guide. The main attractions in Munnar are Eravikulam Wild life Sanctuary, Mattupetty Dam, Boat ride etc. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Drive to Periyar, also known as Thekkady, the frontier between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In the evening visit the spice plantations with a guide who explains the medicinal benefits of each and every plant such as pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg etc or optional elephant package to spend 1 hour 30 mintues with elephant for ride washing to see timber lifting and to understand command and communicating with the massive animal. Overnight stay at Periyar.
If you feel free,you can do some interesting activities like trekking in the Periyar Wildlife Reserve, boat ride, traditional ayurvedic massage. Have a walk in the spice streets. Overnight stay at Periyar.
After the breakfast, drive to Alleppey(the land of backwaters). In the afternoon, check-in the Air-conditioned Houseboat (also known as Kettuvallam) at about 12:30 pm and have your delicious lunch and dinner in the houseboat. You can have the backwater cruise for about four hours by passing through the canals and see the real life activities of the people on the backwaters. In the evening, the houseboat will be stopped at one place. Have a dinner and comfortable stay in the houseboat.Overnight stay at Air-conditioned House boat .
After the breakfast, check out from the houseboat, drive to Marari. Have a relax in a beach resort Overnight Stay at Marari.
Day free to relax.
Marari - Departure to Cochin International Airport.