Places Covered: COCHIN – MUNNAR – PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM – RICEBOAT – KOVALAM
DAY 1 ARRIVE COCHIN
Taj Mahal Day Tour - OTI team members will be overwhelmed in receiving you at Cochin airport and you will be transferred to hotel for your check in. Relax for a while as and when you reach to your hotel. Now, you will begin with your Cochin sightseeing with the main tourist attractions such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church and Puthuvype Beach. To spend some romantic time with your partner you can go to Fort Kochi Beach. Later on, visit Marine Drive for taking a glimpse of the sunset. Stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 02: COCHIN – MUNNAR
Proceed to your next destination which is Munnar after a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Upon arrival, get to check into the hotel. Begin the sightseeing of Munnar and in evening you can walk through the Munnar Tea Museum and also visit the Cardamom Curing Centre. Spend your night in hotel.
DAY 03: MUNNAR
Today after your breakfast, you are going to spend a full day sightseeing of this extraordinary place, Munnar. Start quickly without wasting time by exploring Eravikulam National Park which is approximately 30 minutes away from Munnar and Nilgiri Thaars is the main attraction of this park being protected at its best. Return and explore Attukal Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Kundala Lake and Mount Carmel. After that, have your dinner at the hotel and stay for overnight.
DAY 04: MUNNAR TO PERIYAR
Drive to Periyar which is also called as Thekkady on the 4th day of your trip. It is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in South India. Check into the hotel as per your arrival. Relax for some time and then in the afternoon, go for sightseeing of this magical place of South India. Later, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05: PERIYAR
The day is dedicated for Periyar; so after breakfast start your sightseeing with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here to get a view of large variety of wildlife species like Wild Elephants, Sambar Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Wild Bison, Wild Boar and also some unique birds; then take a Wildlife cruise. After finishing up with the wildlife sanctuary, explore the Hill Station and Spice Plantation where you can do certain activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Later, get back to the hotel for a comfortable night stay.
DAY 06: PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM
Move to the next destination after breakfast that is Kumarakom. It is situated on the shores of the tranquil Vembanad Lake which is around 14 km from Kottayam. It is the best place in whole Kerala for clicking pictures of the scenic beauty. It caters many small clusters of islands which makes it more beautiful. Kumarakom has become very famous now and it attracts many tourists from all over the world; also it has grown up as a bird sanctuary. It is the best place to be laze upon over holidays, offering beautiful surroundings. There are many things to do additionally such as boating and fishing. After this fun-filled day, you will return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 07: KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY
The most waited day of this trip when you will leave for Alleppey to board onto the Houseboat. Earlier, Houseboats were known as kettuvallams or rice boats which were used as ferries to carry rice, now it has come out in the modern form. You will take your lunch on the houseboat and after that you will be taken on a cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. The stay is on houseboat itself. So, enjoy the sunset and later do peacefully the gazing of stars which can be rarely done when in crowded cities. Also, enjoy your dinner with the sounds of water gushing through and fro over the moors.
DAY 08: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
On 8th day, you will check out from your houseboat after breakfast and proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam beach is a dreamland and famously known as the “Paradise of the South”. It is a destination full of greenery, serenity, and pleasant climate. Reach at the destination and check into the hotel. Rest for some time and then proceed for sightseeing. It is the place where one would be able to see the golden sand at the day time and silver sand in the night time; it is so phenomenal. This beach paradise with high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters in total creates a unique aquarelle on moonlight nights. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 09: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM – POOVAR – KOVALAM
Proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum, after your delightful breakfast. We will begin with the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple which is the most religious temple of the city. Then we will explore some other places like Kuthiramalika Palace Museum and then followed with Veli Tourist Village which has an excellent waterfront park with an entire range of aqua entertainment facilities like wading pools, fishponds and landscaped garden. Later in the afternoon, head towards Poovar Beach and indulge in the endless beauty of the beach. Later, return to Kovalam and spend a comfortable night.
DAY 10: KOVALAM – KANYAKUMARI – KOVALAM
Your next destination of this tour plan is Kanyakumari. So, leave for it early in the morning and then after exploration return back to Kovalam for your stay. Kanyakumari was famous as Cape Comorin earlier and is located at the southernmost point of India. It attracts a lot of tourists because it is the geographical end of the mainland. Nagercoil and Thiruvananthapuram are the closest major cities. Kanyakumari is formed on the name of the Hindu Goddess Kanyakumari which is situated at the confluence of the three beautiful water-bodies stated as the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. After exploring Kanyakumari and watching the mind-blowing sunset, return back to Kovalam and stay for the night.
DAY 11: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM DROP
This is going to be the end of the Kerala exploration. After your breakfast, you will proceed to Trivandrum airport/railway station to connect your flight/train to the onward destination. Thank you for giving us a chance to serve you with this. Return home with sweet memories of your wonderful trip with your loved ones.
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