Cochin to Trivandrum - 13 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 for the rest of the day.Overnight stay at Munnar.
Explore the whole day in Munnar. The main attractions in Munnar are Eravikulam Wild life Sanctuary, Mattupetty Dam, Boat ride, elephant ride etc with optional treckking with guide. 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. Overnight stay at Periyar.
If you feel free,you can do some interesting activities like trekking in the Periyar Wildlife Reserve, elephant ride, boat ride, traditional ayurvedic massage. Have a walk in the spice streets. Overnight stay at Periyar.
After the breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. Enroute if you are interested, you can do the guided tour for the visit of tea plantations. In the afternoon visit the Kumarakom Birds Sanctuary and relax in a backwater resort situated on the land of backwaters. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Relax and day free at Kumarakom. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
In the afternoon, check-in the Air-conditioned Houseboat (also known as Kettuvallam) at about 12:30 pm in Kumarakom 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 anchored at the edge of the lake / backwater. Have a dinner and comfortable stay in the houseboat.Overnight stay at Air-conditioned House boat.
In the morning, after the breakfast in the houseboat, Check out from the House Boat. Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam - A Beach Paradise, India's most spectacular beach destination just 14 kms from Trivandrum. It is a sheltered natural bay with the boundless blue of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy the luxury of the sun and surf on the sea shores. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Full day free and relax in the sea shore. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Relax on the shores of the beach at Kovalam. Overnight stay at Kovalam
In the morning, drive to Trivandrum - the Capital city of Kerala. Visit the most famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the main city and have a walk in the bazaar streets. Departure from Trivandrum.