Duration: 17 Days - 16 Nights

Destinations :Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Marari - Allepey - Varkala - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Day 01: Arrive Cochin (By Flight)

Arrive Cochin; upon arrival you will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' (welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you.

Cochin: the queen of Arabian Sea. Cochin is known as the main spice trading hubs since the ancient times. Here you can buy the finest tea made at the tea processing units. The cottage industries here produce delicious chocolates and natural honey. The mall culture is fast taking over Kerala. No wonder Kerala is slowly turning into a shopper's paradise. Apart from the glossy boutiques in the cities that sell the best in western and ethnic wear, there are numerous small scale industries that deal in handicrafts, pickles, tea, chocolates, honey, snacks, bamboo products and spices.
Overnight Hotel - Cochin

Day 02: Cochin

Today we will visitKochi beach, popularly known as the Fort Kochi beach located in Kerala, South India is one of the most popularly visited beach tour destinations in this part of South India. This serene beach holiday spot is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from the main Kochi city in Kerala, South India.
Optional: - Evening see Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakkali
Overnight Hotel - Cochin

Day 03: Cochin - Munnar (150 km / 03Hrs)

Post breakfast we drive to Munnar. The distance of approximately 150 km is covered in around 3 hours while enjoying the scenic beauty with marvelous waterfalls, high mountains and low flying clouds passing through.
Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India, Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a tea town.
Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel
Later we head for a Day tour of Munnar, visiting the world's highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres, Lush green hills all around - a place to be seen to be believed, and Eravikulam National Park (Park is closed in the month of January and February), the best place to see the NilgiriTahr(mountain goat).
Overnight hotel - Munnar

Day 04: Munnar

Post Breakfast, we will visit the following places. Devikulam
At a distance of 7 km from Munnar, Devikulam is an idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience you can feel here. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
Overnight hotel - Munnar

Day 05: Munnar - Periyar (160 km/ 04 Hrs)

Today we head for one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India, the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Upon arrival at Periyar, we assist you to check in at our hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most popular Wildlife Sanctuary.
Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to a guided Spice and plantation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations for which this region is famous.
Overnight hotel - Periyar

Day 06: Periyar

We have our breakfast in hotel. Post breakfast we visit the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuaryand go for Boat Cruiseto see wild life. Periyar Lake or reservoir created by a dam on Periyar River is the heart of the Wildlife Sanctuary wild elephants, Asiatic Deer, Black Buck and even Tigers come to shores of the lake for a drink. We will also go for Elephant Safari.
Elephant Safari: Duringthe ride, you can watch the wild elephants taking bath in the water ponds. The photographers can easily take pictures of the wilds while riding and as a souvenir of the amazing journey into the wilds, take one with the elephant too After wildlife viewing we get back to the hotel.
Thereafter at leisure to explore the neighboring spices market.
Overnight hotel - Periyar

Day 07: Periyar - Kumarakom (130 Km / 03 Hrs)

TWe have our breakfast in hotel.
Post breakfast we will drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Kumarakom is on man-made land reclaimed from the vast Vembanad Lake. The name Kumarakom was derived from the deity of its oldest temple Kumaran. Kumaran's Akam or place became Kumarakom. The place was fertile and most suitable for cultivation of rice and coconut trees. This village was part of Vadakkancore kingdom. But in 1750 MarthandaVarma the King of Travacore conquered and annexed it to Travancore.
Overnight hotel - Kumarakom

Day 08: Kumarakom - Kottayam - Kumarakom (12 Km / 24 Min.)

We have our breakfast at the hotel.
Today we will go for Kottayam sightseeing.
Vennimala - The hill of victory
Vennimala, a stone's throw away from the bustling Kottayam Town is the serene and beautiful hill top destination, Vennimala is located nearly 15 km from the Kottayam town and can be assessed easily through the Kottayam- Kumili road.
Vembanad Lake
stretching across the verdant lands of Kerala, Kottayam is a vast network of rivers and canals, which empty into the great expanse of water called Vembanad Lake. One of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia, it is an enchanting tourist spot and a fast developing Backwater Tourism destination, provides boating, fishing and sightseeing experiences that are truly exhilarating.
Overnight hotel - Kumarakom

Day 09: Kumarakom - Marari (45 Km / 1 Hr)

Post Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Marari. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Marari Beach an endless vista of sand and surf, but it is more. This beach is having an authentic experience of the world Kerala's traditional fishing villages, and a recreation of an ancient, harmonious way of life. Marari originates from "Mararikulam ", one of the local fishing villages. Here life still goes on much as it did a hundred years ago, with the men going out to sea each day to earn a living bringing in the daily catch. The tourists can experience the local charm and traditional Kerala Hospitality at its best.
Overnight Hotel -Marari Beach

Day 10: Marari Beach

We have our Breakfast at the Hotel.
Day is free for leisure.
Overnight Hotel - Marari Beach

Day 11: Marari - Allepey (15 Km / 20 Min.)

Post Breakfast,we leave for Allepey known for its backwaters,
The houseboats in Allepey offer a perfect blend of modern and traditional Keralan living lifestyles. The eco-friendly boats are designed and craft with deluxe rooms with contemporary facilities, open sit our area, sun-deck and attached bathroom that form the common sight. More of all the in-house restaurants, delicious delicacies made by the experienced chefs offer to enjoy authentic Keralan delicacies to delight amidst the true and enchanting Keralan beauty.
Have Lunch and Dinner at the Houseboat.
Overnight Stay at House Boat

Day 12: Allepey - Varkala (117 Km / 03 Hrs)

Post Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Varkala. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline.Varkala is a beautiful beach that has a more than 2000 years old shrine of Lord Vishnu. This beach of Kerala is rich in mineral water springs that are known for their medicinal value.
Overnight Hotel - Varkala

Day 13: Varkala - Kollam - Varkala (40 Km / 1 Hr one side)

Post breakfast, we drive towards to Kollam, Kollam is the fourth largest city in Kerala and is known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. The city lies on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake. It is the southern gateway to the Kerala Backwaters
Colonial Relics: The square shaped clock tower, which you can see from any part of historic Chinnakada market, is the best place to start touring Kollam beach India. It was built in 1944. Nearby is Roman Catholic Church and English Church Cementry intact with 19th century tombstone of the Britishers.
Thevally Palace: The Thevally Palace, currently used by the army is ideally viewed from the lake. Most of it has been painted over or whitewashed that gives the palace a rustic look.
Ashtamudi Backwater: A houseboat trip is a must in your Kollam itinerary. DTP Kollam offers a number of rides along Asthamudi Lake and its offshoot canals. There are also plenty of private operators at the jetty near the bus station.
Later visit we drive back to Varkala, upon arrival check into Hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Varkala

Day 14: Varkala

Post breakfast, Day is free for leisure.
Varkala Adips in the holy waters of Varkala beach is believed to purge the body and the soul of all the sins hence the name 'Papanashini' for this shore. At the break of dawn following the new moon in the Malayalam month of 'Karkidakam', thousands offer 'Vavu Bali', a ritual believed to help the souls of ancestors rest in peace
Overnight Hotel - Varkala

Day 15: Varkala - Kovalam (57 km / 1Hr)

Post Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night.
Overnight Stay -Kovalam

Day 16: Kovalam

We have our breakfast at the Resort.
Day is free at your own leisure activity.
Overnight Stay - Kovalam

Day 17: Kovalam - Trivandrum Airport (11 Km / 18 Min.)

Post Breakfast, we will check out and drive to Trivandrum International Airport to board flight back to home.
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.

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