ESSENCE OF KERALA TOUR
COCHIN – MUNNAR – THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM – KANYAKUMARI – KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM / DEPARTURE
Duration : 08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE COCHIN
Arrive at Cochin airport, Cochin is the most interesting town in South India at Malabar Coast and is also known as Venice of South. On arrival meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you.
After freshen up visit St Francis Church, Museum, Fort, Chinese fishing Net, Beaches and Temple. Evening return to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: COCHIN – MUNNAR
After breakfast drive to Munnar, Munnar is a beautiful hill resort situated in the cradle of tea plantations. Munnar, the queen of hill stations is located at the confluence of three mountain streams namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, along the western Ghats on the eastern border of Kerala and was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns and winding lanes make this a popular resort.
Enroute visit Cheyyara waterfalls, Valara waterfalls, Attukadu waterfalls etc. On arrival Munnar check in hotel, overnight stay at Munnar hotel.
Day 03: MUNNAR
After breakfast proceed for full day Munnar visit Rajmalai, the top peak of Munnar and Mattupetty. Rajmalai is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr, located about 15 km from Munnar. Half of the world population of the rare mountain goat, which is becoming extinct, is now found here. Mattupetty is located about 15 kms from Munnar and known for its highly specialised dairy farm – the Indo Swiss Livestock project, tea estates, eco point, spice plantation, rose garden, photo point, honey bee tree, tea museum, blossom park, kundale dam and top station. Evening return to hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 04: MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast and check out from the hotel drive to Thekkaddy, Thekkady is a naturalist’s paradise of unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. It has unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wealth of animal and plant life. Thekkady is well known for the Periyar National Park and the elephants are the major attractions here.Than proceeds to Thekkaddy Sightseeing destinations include Periyar wild life sanctuary where you can see wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more, mullaperiyar dam (you can watch all these only while doing boating in the Lake) You can watch martial arts, kathakali, elephant ride, elephant bath, tribal dance, musical fountain and can go for ayurveda massages (all are optional activities with separate entrance fees). Evening check in hotel, overnight Thekkady.
Day 05: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Alleppey. Alleppey is one of the popular backwater destinations of India. It is one of the picturesque towns filled with canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. You have to check in houseboat for next 21 hours. You have to visit all the places to the houseboat. Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Day 06: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
After breakfast disembark from the houseboat drive to Kovalam, Kovalam beach is located about 16 kms. from the city of Trivandrum. This internationally renowned beach resort has been a favourite place of tourists since 1930. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost beach is known as the Lighthouse Beach and is the most popular beach. On arrival Kovalom check in hotel evening you will be visit and enjoy Sightseeing light house beach, Howah Beach and local market. Overnight Kovalam.
Day 07: KOVALAM
After Breakfast proceed for full day tour and visit Ashoka Sree, Padmanabha Swami Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace museum, The Napier museum, Sree Chithra art gallery, zoological park, science and technology museum, Kanakakunnu Palace, planetarium. Evening return to hotel, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: KOVALAM – EXCURSION TO KANYAKUMARI
After Breakfast check out from hotel and go to full day excursion of Kanyakumari and visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari Beach and Sunset view point. Evening drive back to Kovalam. Overnight Kovalam.
Day 09: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM / DEPARTURE
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum. On arrival Trivandrum transfer to the Airport / Railway Station for your onward destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.