Kerala is located on the southern tip of India with the Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats towering 500 – 2700 m in the east. Kerala is divided into three regions – the coastal lowlands, the fertile midlands, and the highlands. The lowlands of Kerala are networked by endless backwaters and the deltas of forty four rivers. The midlands are rich with cashew, coconut, areca nut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper, sugarcane, and vegetable plantations. The forested highlands abound in tea, coffee, rubber, spice plantations and wildlife.
Day 01: ARRIVAL AT COCHIN: Arrive at Cochin and transfer to hotel. After fresh up proceed for sightseeing at old part of Cochin, Fort Cochin, and Mattancherry. Visit the famous Chinese fishing nets which are distinctly unique to Cochin and watch its operations, then visit the famous St. Francis church where Vascoda Gama was buried. Next is the visit to Mattancherry palace (Dutch Palace), where you can find a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes of Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Then you can walk through the Jewish street and visit the famous Jewish Synagogue which is built in 1568 and magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Overnight stay at Cochin.
Day 02: COCHIN to MUNNAR: 140KM, 4Hrs Drive: After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to the famous hill stations of Munnar (140 Km; 4hrs Drive). Upon arrival check into the hotel and refresh yourself. Then proceed to sightseeing. Visit Rajamalai, the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Rajamalai is 2695 m above the sea level. (Visiting time: 07.00 to 18.00Hrs). Then back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 03: AT MUNNAR: After breakfast (0900Hrs) proceed to full day sightseeing at Munnar. Visit Mattupetty Dam (22Km from Hotel) which is situated at a height of 1700Mts. Mattupetty is famous for dairy farm, the Indo – Swiss live stock project. (Visiting time: 09.00 to 11.00Hrs & 14.00 to 15.30Hrs). After the visit to Eco-point and Kundala lake, back to the hotel and overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 04: MUNNAR to THEKKADY; 110KM, 3.30 Hrs Drive: After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady (110Kms / 3.30Hrs). On arrival check in the hotel. Later in the afternoon, proceed to visit the spice plantations and then enjoy boating in Periyar Lake. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 05: THEKKADY to ALLEPPEY; 140KM, 4Hrs Drive: After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey. Check into the houseboat. Enjoy the virgin beauty of the backwaters and overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 06: ALLEPPEY to KOVALAM; 190KM, 4.30Hrs Drive: After breakfast checkout from houseboat and transfer to the famous beach destination, Kovalam. En-route sightseeing at Trivandrum. Visit Kuthiramalika palace museum. Then visit the Napier museum, zoo, and Raja Ravivarma art gallery. Back to hotel in the evening, and spend rest of the day at leisure. Check in to the resort. Evening enjoy with beach activities and overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 07: DROP AT COCHIN; 225KM, 5.30hrs Drive: After breakfast proceed to visit Padmanabhaswamy temple for darshan. Then proceed to Cochin for departure. Drop at Cochin airport/Railway station.
TOUR COST INCLUDES
All transportation through an A/c Vehicle as per the itinerary
All meals in houseboat
Toll and parking for the vehicle
All accommodation as per the details given above
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Rate does not include Air/Rail fare
Any other item which is not included in the cost include list
Lunch and Dinner
Rate does not include entrance charges for the monuments and at destinations
Rate does not include Guide charges
Any extra Kilometer used during the journey
Rooms are subject to availability and rates are subject to change.
A/c in the houseboat will be working from 09.00 PM to 07.00 AM.
Houseboat will be anchored from 06.30 PM to 07.30 AM
Hotel check-in/checkout times – 12.00 Hrs
Houseboat check-in 12.00 Hrs and checkout 09.30 Hrs.
Accommodation in A/c rooms in all places, except in Munnar and Thekkady where rooms are Non a/c.