Day 01 : Arrival At Cochin
After arriving at Cochin Airport, meet our representative who will escort you to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities rest and relax. Afterward, proceed for sightseeing in Cochin.
Cochin, likewise known as Kochi and Ernakulum, was an important port city in the ancient times. Today, this city, likewise referred to as "Queen of the Arabian Sea" as well as "Gateway to Kerala", is populated with numerous tourist attractions.
Santa Cruz Basilica- Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round.
Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace - The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
St. Francis Church Kochi - Originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent.
Day 02: Cochin - Munnar (130 Km - 4 Hrs)
Leave by road for Munnar in the morning. After arriving, check into the hotel. Munnar, situated almost 6,000ft above sea level, enchants visitors with its pleasant climate, lovely surroundings, and tea plantations, besides others. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, doing what you like.
Day 03: Munnar
Post-breakfast, head out for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. The places which you will visit include Christ Church, Eravikulam National Park, Nilgiri Tahr, Mattupetty Dam, and Anamudi Peak, which stands at an altitude of 2,695m above sea-level. All these places are popular tourist attractions and offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and exploration.
Eravikulam National Park - Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2 national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. Situated between 10º05'N and 10º20' north, and 77º0' and 77º10' east, it is the first national park in Kerala.
Mattupetty Dam - (Madupetty Dam), near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. A large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish.
Anamudi peak - Anamudi peak is one of only three ultra-prominent peaks in South India. It is also the peak with the greatest topographic isolation within India. It is the highest point in India south of Himalayas. Thus it is known as "Everest of South India".
Day 04: Munnar - Thekkady (110 Km / 3 Hrs)
After enjoying your breakfast, complete your check-out formalities from the hotel and also transferred to Thekkady, popular for its Periyar National Park and also Tiger Reserve. After finishing your check-in formalities, rest for some time. In the afternoon, take pleasure in a motorboat ride on Periyar Lake for sightseeing and tour. Periyar brings in vacationers with its unbelievable variety of wildlife, including birds, animals and also reptiles, besides others.
Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary - (PNP) is a protected area near Thekkady in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam, and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India. It is notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. The protected area covers an area of 925 km (357 sq. mi). 305 km (118 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982.
Day 05: Thekkady - Alleppey (130 Km / 3 Hrs)
Start driving towards Alleppey in the morning, also known as Alappuzha. After arriving, go onboard a luxury houseboat, locally known as Kettuvallam. Check into an overnight houseboat cruise in and around Alleppey. The houseboat, equipped with modern comforts, consists of many rooms with several variations. Enjoy the spectacular sceneries and observe the lifestyle of the people.
Kettuvallam - Kettuvallam is a houseboat widely used in the Indian state of Kerala. These have thatched roof covers over wooden hulls. The traditional Kettuvallam is mainly used for promoting Kerala tourism.
Day 06: Alleppey - Kovalam (160 Km / 4 Hrs)
The houseboat reaches Alleppey in the morning. Disembark the houseboat after check-out. Make your way to Kovalam, the beach town, by road. Complete your check-in formalities upon arrival. Rest for some time. After that, you have the option of visiting the various beaches or enjoying water sports. You can also enjoy a massage at one of the many Ayurveda centers.
Beaches in Kovalam - Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
Famous Beaches: - Samudra Beach, Hawah Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Day 07: Kovalam
Relax on the beautiful Kovalam Beach in the morning and then make your way towards Kanyakumari, also known as Cape Comorin during the British days. Here, you will visit the famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 08: Trivandrum (15 Km / 30 Minutes) / Cochin (6 Hrs)
Get transferred to Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. Enjoy sightseeing in Trivandrum in the morning. Drive to the airport to board the flight for your onward journey or get transferred to the Cochin Airport for the same.
Padmanabhapuram Palace - Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu Kingdom of Travancore. It is around 20km from Nagercoil and 60km from Thiruvananthapuram city. The palace is complex inside with an old granite fortress around four kilometers long. The palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills, which forms a part of the Western Ghats.
Napier Museum - The Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, India.