Cochin - Munnar-Thekkady – Kumarakom-Kovalam
South India, also known as Dakshina Bharata or Peninsular India, consists of the southern part of India encompassing the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana, as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, comprising 19.31% of India’s area (635,780 km2 or 245,480 sq mi) and 20% of India’s population.
Day 01: Cochin
Pickup from Cochin Airport/ Railway Station and transfer to Cochin City, Check into the hotel and free for relax. Afternoon start the City tour visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Chinese Fishing Nets, Marine Drive. In the evening enjoy private sunset boat cruise in the harbor. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Day 02: Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast transfer to Munnar (140 Kms / 4 hrs) the lovely hill station, filled with tea plantations and misty mountains. The drive to Munnar is very scenic crossing the narrow hair – pin roads where you see beautiful valleys, tea gardens and small waterfalls on the way. Vallera & Kallar waterfalls. Sightseeing includes Pothenmedu view point. Check into hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03 : Munnar
After breakfast proceed to Munnar, on the way visit tea and spice plantations, Cheeyappara waterfalls, view point etc. Arrive Munnar and check in your hotel. Rest of the day free for your own activities. Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, kundala dam, Rajamalai – where we have ERAVIKULAM National Park, you could find NILGIRI THAR, an endangered species, Tea museum. Overnight at hotel in Munnar.
Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, Proceed for sightseeing –The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is thick evergreen forest, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. You can also do things in Thekkady like – Boat cruises on the Periyar Lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady – Kumarakom
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (130 km/04 hrs) – world’s one and only beautiful & delighted backwater destination, check in to the resort the day free to explore the resort, with the surroundings of backwater. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 06: Houseboat at Alleppey / Kumarakom
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Alleppey, check into houseboat, and enjoy & experience the full day back water life. Cruise will cover the canals & village area also. Lunch, evening tea, dinner & breakfast will be serving at houseboat. The food is authentic kerala cuisine. Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 07: Houseboat at Alleppey / Kumarakom – Kovalam
After breakfast, check out from houseboat and proceeds to Kovalam (160 km/ 4 hrs). The famous beach destination in South India. Check into the hotel. Enjoy in soft evening beach and overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 08: Kovalam
After breakfast proceeds to sightseeing in there you can visit Sri Chitra Art Gallery – house paintings from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. Besides these, the gallery has a rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetoslav and Nicholas Roerich. An Oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali are a visual treat to the visitor. You can also visit zoo, museum, Shangumugham beach etc. Overnight stay Hotel at Kovalam.
Day 09: Kovalam – Trivandrum (Departure)
Today you will be transferred to Trivandrum International Airport in time to connect for your flight to Home.
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