Duration : 09 Days / 08 Nights
Route : Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Category : First Timer Tours
Highlights of Tours
On your arrival at Cochin Airport, you will be received by our Intense India Tours representative to assist you and transfer to hotel. After freshen up you may leave your room to take a short walk into local market. Later return to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast get ready for a local sightseeing tour of Cochin that covers India’s oldest Synagogue, we will further take a tour to the Dutch Palace and the oldest European Church in India – the St. Francis Church where Vasco De Gama was originally buried. Later in the evening, take a leisure walk through the Fort Cochin area to witness the vivacious European architecture and the vast and giant fixed Chinese fishing nets which are still being used for fishing purpose at the coastline line. In the evening you will be taken to cultural performance of Kathakali Dance show. Later return to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast depart to Munnar, once the summer resort of erstwhile British Govt. in South India. The place is best known for its picturesque tea plantation covered hills. The misty roads, the cloudy skies and the amazing views accompany on your ride. On arrival into the hill town, check in to the hotel, rest of the day is at your leisure.
After delicious breakfast get ready for sightseeing tour of Munnar. The first stop is the Tea Museum where you will learn about the processing of the favorite brew of India. Later explore the beauty of Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point and Kundale Lake. After noon visit Eravikulam National Park famous for its Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast depart for your next destination i.e. Thekkady which is located at the river side of Periyar. On arrival at the nature blessed town, check in to the hotel after freshen up get ready for wildlife viewing to the sanctuary on Lake Periyar by boat cruise. Later in the evening you will be taken to guide tour of spice plantation wander amidst of green farms to experience the real taste and smell of these spices. Return to hotel and evening free for your leisure and overnight stay in the hotel.
After taking breakfast, depart for your next destination i.e. Alleppey. Best known for the palm fringed canals, picturesque lakesides and the tranquility of this place can be best experienced with an overnight house boat journey. So, on arrival to Alleppey, board a traditional house boat of Kerala to explore and experience the backwater lifestyle of Kerala. Take on overnight stay on the houseboat itself to witness the breathtaking panoramic views of nature’s beauty at its best.
After breakfast disembark from the house boat and proceed to Kovalam by road. On arrival check in to the hotel after freshen up explore the serene beaches of Kovalam and enjoy walk, sunbathing and see the breathtaking view of sunset later return to hotel and stay overnight.
On this day after breakfast in the morning, relax on the beautiful beach of Kovalam later excursion to the southernmost tip of Cadamom Hill Kanyakumari also known as Cape Comorin during the British days. Surrounded by three seas, this island is best place to view the picturesque sunrise and sun set. On the way to Kanyakumari visit Padmanabhapuram Palace a beautiful architecture gem built during the 16th century famous for its opulent sculpted décor and rosewood carvings. On arrival at Kanyakumari visit Vivekanand Rock Memorial. Later drive back to Kovalam and stay overnight in hotel.
This day after breakfast you are free to relax and enjoy your time at your leisure, to make a good use of time available before departure enjoy morning sightseeing of Trivandrum capital city of Kerala. Later drive to the airport to board flight for your onward journey back home.