Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our representative awaiting just outside the arrival hall, past the customs area & currency shops. Later at the hotel our representative will brief you about tour starting day after.
A significant seaport, Kochi also constitute of great historical importance. The city has emerged as a significant commercial and industrial hub of the state and on your drive to the hotel you will come across various local industries such as coir making, toddy tapping, spice producing and pot making and more. The city situated on a cluster of islands is owner of one of the best natural harbours in the world.
Later, move for a half day city sightseeing tour of Cochin. Cochin which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down the memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace.
Drive through the city to reach your hotel situated amidst pristine hilly region of Munnar valley. Located in the south of Western Ghats of India, Munnar is a charming hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. The land blessed with natural splendour looks dazzling with rocky peaks, rolled mountains, manicured tea gardens and soothing mountain air. Located at the confluence of Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers, the town is flocked by lush foliage adding serenity to the landscape.
Essentially a tea town, Munnar catches the visitor's attention with its refreshing aroma first and then continues to impress with its beauty and placidity. The sightseeing plan for the day includes visit to pristine Mattupetty Lake and neighbouring Swiss Livestock Project, a specialized dairy farm where about 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared. The breathtaking scenery of lush mountains of Rajamala is a natural habitat to estimate half the world population of Nilgiri Tahr. The region is worth paying a visit for both its enchanting flora and fauna.
Transfer to Thekkady & check into a wildlife resort. In the afternoon, set on wildlife safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which spreads over 777 sq km. Roughly half of the landscape is dense evergreen forest, savannah grassland and moist deciduous forest.
Set on a jeep safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. Home to myriad wild creatures this protected area lies in the middle of mountainous region of Cardamom Hills and is cradled with picturesque Periyar Lake. Venture deep inside the park and explore the verdant environs at the care of an expert naturalist. Animals such as elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and beauteous bird populations such as darters, cormorants, kingfishers and racket tailed Drongos have made the park their home. Spot these animals coming to the banks of Periyar Lake to quench their thirst while you sail on a boat in the pristine lake. Also, visit a spice plantation in the vicinity later before you return to the hotel for night stay.
Morning depart for Alleppey a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons, once described as the list of places known as Venice of the East by Lord Curzon. The most popular destination of Kerala renowned for its angelic beauty and picture perfect looks, this backwaters town is base for most houseboat action in the province. While sailing these canal routes you will come across scenes from everyday life at Kerala such as villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and more. This is where the renowned aquatic festival Nehru Trophy Boat Race is organized and where people cruise on traditional houseboats to soak in some flavor of tropical village life and the tranquility of backwaters. Enjoy backwaters boat ride amidst lush green vegetation at Alleppey.
The highlight of the tour will be a journey on the crystal clear backwaters while cruising on a traditional houseboat, Kettuvallam. This is the undoubtedly the best way to travel across Kerala backwaters for this way one gets to travel at one's own speed and thus to enjoy the pristine environs of the region completely at peace. Enjoy a comfortable Kettuvallam houseboat for a day cruise. These houseboats now exist in ultra chic style and are comparable to nothing less than floating cottages having ample space and equipped with state-of-the-art amenities ensuring pure luxurious stay amidst most tranquilizing environs of Kerala backwaters.
On this day you will proceed to Poovar which is renowned for owning one of the most picturesque beaches in India. The virgin beaches and unexplored backwaters beauty of the region sprinkled with dazzling gleam of golden sands the entire ambiance here has escaped reach of the worldly transformations. Surrender to the splendour of Mother Nature at Poovar beach as you sunbathe to get a perfect tan. Leisurely walks around the local villages and delectable preparations of seafood will be your constant companions during your beach holiday at Poovar.
Your trip ends back in Trivandrum where guided by our representative you will reach Airport in time to board your flight back home.