Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as Gods Own Country. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. From time immemorial, the Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese have left indelible marks on the history and development of Cochin. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is proud of its world class port and international airport that link it to many major cities worldwide. Check in at Hotel. Evening sunset cruise in the backwater of Cochin, Shopping dinner and overnight stay.
Munnar area paradise situated at the confluence of three mountain streams and perched 1600 m above sea level. On the way to Hotel will visit Cheeyappara water falls (If time permits) and after check in formalities If time permits we will proceed to visit Echo Point, Kundala Lake, Madupetty Dam and Tea Museum. In the evening back to the hotel and overnight stay.
After Breakfast today being the day to explore more in Munnar, Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park etc. (Closed during FEB & MAR every year due to breeding period) Overnight stay at hotel. Please note the Timings for visiting : Eravikulam National Park- Timings 09.00 hrs-16.00 hrs. Tea Museum: Timings 10:0016:30 hrs: Mattuppetty Dam Timings: 09:30 hrs - 15:00 hrs
Thekkady is famous for its tea, coffee and pepper plantations. It has unending plantation gardens and one can literally smell the aroma of spices in the air. A visit to India\'s best wildlife sanctuaries will give you an experience that you won\'t forget for the rest of your lives. Make sure you take a cruise along the Periyar River for that mind-blowing experience.Overnight at hotel. Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary Boat Timings: 07:00; 09:30; 11:30; 14:00; 16:00; hrs. Note: No advance ticket booking for boating at Thekkady; the guest should take tickets directly on arrival. Kindly cross check the boat timings once you reach; since only a few boats are available for cruise at Thekkady.
Alleppey Venice of the East check in to the hotel and later after a small fresh up will proceed for Sightseeing tour of Alleppey covering backwaters and beach and evening back to hotel OR Alleppey Houseboat (Applicable only if Houseboat Accommodation) Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey , where you will be booked to stay overnight on the Houseboat. Staying in Houseboat is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner next day breakfast and will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Overnight at Houseboat.
Kovalam the International Beach destination of Kerala with shallow water for swimming and other water sports activities. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum located in the southwestern tip of India, bound by the Arabian Sea in the west and Tamil Nadu in the east. Named after Anantha Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu, the city is home to many ancient temples. The place has a long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Clean and green, Trivandrum the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Go for a visit to Padmanabha Swamy temple, Napier Museum and Srichitra Art gallery. Have a look around to Horse palace near the Padmanabha swamy temple which houses numerous artifacts. Visit the zoo near to The Napier museum. The park has plenty to excite the animal lover in you. The Trivandrum zoo is one among the best designed in Asia and is set amidst woodland, lakes and lawns. OR Proceed to Kanyakumari for Day Trip (only. if Included in Package Cost or Applicable Additional Cost). Kanyakumari, India lands end is where the three seas Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, and hence the confluence is called Thriveni Sangamam. The beach itself is a beautiful sight, with multi-coloured sands and spectacular sunrises and sunsets as the sky and horizon break into a riot of color. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Temple, Evening Visit Sunset Point. Evening Back to Kovalam & Overnight Stay at Hotel.