(Hillstation village) : Arrival at Cochin . Then to Thekkady, a small hill station village. By noon at the resort/ hotel in Thekkady. By evening at Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
After breakfast proceed for a spice plantation tour covering tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations. By noon back at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Evening visit the local spice market for garden fresh spices. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Drive to Kumarakom. By noon check in at the backwater resort in Kumarakam. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at Kumarakam.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. By noon check in at the house boat in Alleppey for a 20 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.
Get down from the houseboat and proceed to Cochin for a bit of shopping. Afternoon to the Cochin airport/ railway station for onward journey.