Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north. It is also known for its backwaters, mountains, coconuts, spices and art forms like Kathakali and Mohini Attam. It is the most literate state in India, and a land of diverse religions, where you can find Hindu temples, mosques, churches, and even synagogues. With world class tourist sporting options, ayurvedic spas and treatments, eco-tourism initiatives, a large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rain forests to golden sun-sand beaches and an enormous range of accommodation, Kerala has much to offer the visitor.
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Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
On arrival at Cochin meet & assist and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar
After breakfast check – out from the hotel & drive to Munnar, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India, on arrival check – in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar
After breakfast proceed for Sightseeing in Munnar covering Mount Carmel, the first Catholic Church in the high ranges, Mattapetty Lake, tea museum, cattle breeding center, Top Station-the topmost point in Munnar and Devikulam-a small hill station. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar
After breakfast rest of the day free for leisure, Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 5: Munnar - Thekkady
After breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Thekkady. Arrive Periyar early afternoon and check into your hotel. Afternoon go for a cruise in the lake. Animals in their natural surroundings can be viewed while cruising on the lake. Trekking, elephant ride, watchtowers etc. are the other main attractions. Later in the afternoon visit the spice plantation and local market. Overnight stay at Thekakdy.
Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom
In the morning, leave Periyar for Kumarakom - In the lush backwaters of Kottayam in Kerala, lies a veritable paradise, which is called Kumarakom, or the 'Venice of the East'. Kumarakom is Kerala’s heartland of lagoons, palm fringed lakes and paddy fields, inter-linked with hundreds of winding canals, and with the typical low slung country boats that carry everything from people to fish, rice and coconuts to the milkman and newspaper boy, local politicians and priests to wedding parties. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 7: Kumarakom - Kovalam
In the morning, leave Kumarakom for Kovalam by car. Arrive Kovalam and check into your hotel. Kovalam is India's most spectacular beach resort, just 16 km from Trivandrum. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 8: Kovalam
After breakfast a full day free leisure . Overnight stay at Kovalam
Day 9: Departure
After breakfast check – out from the hotel & drive to Trivandrum airport to board flight for your onward destination.
Accommodation of 08 nights on TWIN/ DOUBLE share basis at choice of hotels
Daily buffet breakfast at hotel coffee shop.
Transfers and tours with surface transportation using air-conditioned Vehicle.
Entrance to the monument.
Local English speaking guide only in Cochin, Munnar & Kovalam for sightseeing as per programme.
Common boat ride and spice planation in Thekkady
All applicable taxes including government service tax.
Visa fees for India
Any meals or options not mentioned in the itinerary
Above given rates are not valid for Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.