10 Days / 09 Nights: Cochin/ Munnar/ Thekkady/ Kumarakam/ Alleppey/ Kovalam/ Kanyakumari/ Trivandrum
Day 1 : Cochin (Port city). On arrival meet, assist and transfer to the hotel.Then a city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace and Antique shops. Overnight at Cochin.
Day 2 : Cochin – Munnar Morning after breakfast to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. Visit to Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats – the Nilgiri Thars. The day at leisure.
Day 3 : Munnar : Morning to Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grass land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 4 : Munnar – Periyar (wild life sanctuary & Spice plantation). Morning proceed to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Afternoon at Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating ( Extra Cost). This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat.
Day 5 : Periyar – Kumarakam (Backwaters). Drive to Kumarakam. By noon check in at the backwater resort in Kumarakam. Afternoon at leisure.. Overnight stay at Kumarakam.
Day 6 : Kumarakam –Alleppey. Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. By noon check inat the house boat in Alleppey for a 20 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.
Day 7 :Alleppey- Kovalam (International beach) Morning after breakfast check out from the houseboat and proceed to Kovalam- the internationally renowned beach destination. Spend the rest of the day in the sandy beaches of Kovalam flanked by coconut groves on one side and Arabian sea on the other. Overnight at the beach side hotel.
Day 8 : Kovalam. Morning after breakfast Visit Napier Museum and Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Trivandrum . day at leisure in Kovalam. Over night stay.
Day 9 :Kovalam – Kanyakumari. Morning after breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari- the southern tip of Indian sun continent. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and witness the majestic sunset. Overnight at Kanyakumari.
Day 10 : Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (Capital City). Morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station for onward journey.