Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
Destinations Covered: Trivandrum - Varkala - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Munnar - Kochi
Day 1: Arrive Trivandrum
AM. Arrive Trivandrum and transfer to hotel PM. Rest of the day relax and explore the city by your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Trivandrum - Varkala
Morning after breakfast you will proceed towards Varkala: The most unspoilt beach resorts of India you also have an option to go for body therapy over there. Overnight at a beach resort.
Day 3: Varkala - Alleppey
Morning after breakfast depart by surface to Alleppey(135 kms/ 3 hrs drive approx) to embark houseboat for your backwater cruise the best way to experience Kerala villages. Today you will go through the world famous backwaters of Kerala. You can also have stops to see the villages. Enjoy the typical Kerala cuisine. Rest of the day and night in the boat.
Day 4: Kumarakom
Morning arrive at Kumarakom. Met with and transfer to a lake resort. Rest of the day to relax and enjoy the sorroundings by your own.Overnight stay at resort.
Day 5: Kumarakom
Get Set for the moments that will approach you with a boat ride into the countryside, your visit to the Bird Sanctuary. If you are adventurous enough, you can indulge in water sports such as Wind Sailing & Water Skiing. You can even take a canoe out into the quiet lakes. Overnight at resort.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Periyar
Getting to Periyar is as sublime as the destination itself. A scenic journey past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular water falls & delightful trekking trails form the access to your hide way here. On arrival check into hotel, refresh yourself & be relaxed. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Periyar
After breakfast you can even set upon a walk through the plantations filled with the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake extends a lifetimes chance to spot exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. Like the eccentric bathing habits of the wild elephants that come down to the lake. Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Periyar - Munnar
In the morning, head towards Munnar a place which is called as " nature lovers paradise" Sprawling tea plantations. Picture books town. Winding lanes filled with the heady fragrance of fresh tea, all 1800m above the sea level (100 Kms /3 hrs drive approx) .The whole area is covered with tea estates look like a green carpet on earth. On arrival check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Munnar
Munnar has the highest peak in South India Anamudi which towers over 2695m. An assortment of wild life such as the Nilgiri Thar, Nilgiri Langur, Sambhar, Gaur and the lion tailed Macaque are found in the rich tropical forests around. Devikulam This serene hill township is a nature lovers retreat. Trout fishing on the Devikulam lake is a major attraction. Eravikulam National park - It is the best place to see Nilgiri Thar, the mountain goat of South India.Evening to visit the local market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Munnar - Kochi
Today morning drive to Kochi (140 km / 4 hrs drive approx),On arrival in "Queen Of The Arabian Sea" check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax. In the evening enjoy Kathakali dance show. Kerala renowned through out the world for its harmonious blending of poetry, music, costumes and gestures to narrate stories from Indian Epics. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Kochi
Morning city tour covering: Jewish Synagogue Built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand - painted Chinese tiles in blue & white. St. Francis church Originally, built out of wood in 1503 and thus earning fame as the oldest European church in India. Vasco de Gama was buried there. Dutch Palace As you climb its stone steps, you enter a different world of Palanquins and heraldry, jewels and rich murals. Roam about in the cobbled streets, you will love it. Overnight at hotel
Day 12: Kochi Departure
Transfer to railway station/airport to connect train/flight for your onward destination. Tour Ends.