Best of Kerala

08 Nights - 09 Days
Cochin*-Munnar*-Thekkady*-Kumarakom*-Alleppy*-Kovalam

Overview
South India represents a different frame of India. With the long coastline it has, it comes out in a pleasantly different form of nature. Palm fringed coasts, thick coconut grooves, rice paddies, picturesque tea plantation make it a totally different experience. Adding to the beauty of the land is the cultural vastness which can be seen in various dance and art forms like Kathakali and Bharatanatyam; hill stations like Munnar and Backwaters which add to the beauty of South


Day 01 - Arrive Cochin

Arrive in Cochin and transfer to hotel, check into hotel rest of the day free and overnight stay.

Day 02 - Cochin to Munar

Morning tour of Cochin with its delightful mix of European and local cultures. Explore the fascinating sights partly by boat and party on foot. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets, the St. Frances Church, Mattencherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and walk through the narrow cobbled streets, lined with antique & handicraft shops of the Jew Town to the Jewish Synagogue, the oldest living synagogue in the world, later afternoon transfer to Munar, check into hotel, overnight stay.

Day 03 - Munar

Drive through the picturesque countryside to Munar. A popular summer retreat during the Raj, Munar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams and boasts of exotic flora and fauna. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy a city tour visiting the Christ Chruch Mattupetty Lake and Tata Tea Museum, overnight stay.


Day 04 - Munar to Thekkady

Today your journey continues from the land of tea plantains to the spice land of Thekkady, the Heart of God's own country, on arrival, check into your hotel, late afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar, the watering hole within the sanctuary and spot wildlife in their natural environment.

Day 05 - Thekkady to Kumarakom

After a morning plantation tour drive from the heart of the Spice hills to the Idyllic backwater of Kumarakom. Enter into the tranquil world of sheer magic set amidst marvelous forests, coconut canopies, swaying palms and green paddy fields interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals. On arrival transfer to your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 06 - Backwater Cruise (Kumarakom–Alleppey)

Morning at leisure. Afternoon your will be transferred to the jetty to embark on a leisurely exploration of the Kerala backwater. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful backwaters in the Houseboat. As you float through the placid waters passing palm fringed canals, lakes and villages. Overnight on the board the houseboat.

Day 07 - Kumarakom to Kovalam

Following breakfast on board the houseboat, you will disembark at Alleppy and drive to the Coastal resort of Kovalam where you will stay for two nights. Afternoon is at leisure for your to relax and unwind in the picturesque environs or to enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage at your resort.



Day 08 - Kovalam

Today, you will enjoy a short excursion to the famous Old Palace of the Rajas of Travancore at Padamnabhapura, their former capital. Visit the beautiful palace, displaying the fine craftsmanship, especially in woodwork Characteristic of Kerala's art and architecture. Rest of the day is at leisure to indulge in beach activities and explore the town on your own.

Day 09 - Depart Kovalam

Today bid farewell Kovalam as you transfer to the Trivandrum airport for your international flight back home.