Explore Kerala Tour - 9 nights 10 days
Route: Kochi - Munnar - Periyar (Thekkady) - Kumararkom - Alappuzha (Houseboat) - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram
Day 1 - Kochi Arrival
Arrival in Kochi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Kochi.
Day 2 - Kochi sightseeing; To Munnar
Morning sightseeing with visit to the Dutch Palace(Mattancherry Palace), built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Cochin – Veera Kerala Varma, Jewish Synagogue, where scrolls of the Old Testament and copper plates inscribed in Hebrew script are preserved , Jews Street, St. Francis Church, built in 1503, the oldest European church in India where the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's body was originally buried, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Roman Catholic church with beautiful paintings on the ceiling, Chinese fishing nets & the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Afternoon drive to Munnar, the popular hill station in Kerala known for its lush green tea gardens. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 3 - In Munnar
Morning sightseeing with visit to Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Blossom Garden, Tea Museum & Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park famous for Nilgiri Tahr. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 4 - To Periyar (Thekkady)
Morning drive through the scenic Western Ghats covered with spice plantations of cardamoms, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon & cloves to your wildlife reserve at Periyar. Check-in to hotel. Evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wild elephants. Optional visit to Spice Market in the town. Overnight stay at Periyar.
Day 5 - To Kumarakom
Early Morning drive to Kumarakom. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 6 - In Houseboat
Afternoon, you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat (Kettuvallam), boat with bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your kitchen crew. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Day 7 - To Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam through the coastal area. Check-in to resort. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 8 - In Kovalam; Thiruvananthapuram sightseeing
Morning half day Thiruvananthapuram sightseeing with visit to Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum & Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 9 - To Kanyakumari
Morning drive to Kanyakumari with enroute visit to Padmanabhapuram palace and Suchindram temple. Check-in to hotel. Afternoon Kanyakumari sightseeing with visit to Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock, Devikanya temple & Sunset at Southern Tip. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 10 - Departure
Transfer to Thiruvananthapuram airport/railway station.
3 star Hotels/Resorts, CPAI Plan
AC Deluxe Houseboat, APAI Plan
3 or 4 star Hotels/Resorts, CPAI Plan
AC Luxury Houseboat, APAI Plan
4 or 5 star Hotels/Resorts, CPAI Plan
AC Luxury Houseboat, APAI Plan
AC car with English speaking driver