Day 1 - Arrival in Cochin
On your arrival at the Cochin Airport/ Railway Station, meet and greet with your tour representative who helps you in getting transferred to your hotel and with local information. Complete the check-in formalities and settle in your room.
After breakfast proceed on sightseeing tour of Cochin. Visit the region's prime attractions like St. Francis Church- the oldest European church in India that was constructed way back in the 1503; Dutch Palace, also known as Mattancherry Palace, this Portuguese palace is known for its murals, portraits and exhibits of Rulers of Kochi, and Jewish Synagogue or Paradesi Synagogue- the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, it is one of those synagogues that are used even today. The evening is scheduled a special Kathakali dance performance.
Overnight at Cochin.
Day 3 - Cochin – Munnar (04 hrs min. drive)
Post breakfast, drive to Munnar. Enroute, treat your eyes with the views of green tea plantations and Cardamom hills. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 4 – Munnar
The day is scheduled for the sightseeing tour of beautiful and lush Munnar. Visit Mattupetty Dam, a storage concrete gravity dam built on a Lake, it is surrounded by peaceful ambiance, Shola ranges, lush forests and lofty hills; Old Munnar Town, dotted with a number of attractions and viewpoints, it shows a different side of the hill town; Town Market, a bustling market selling anything and everything; Eravikulam National Park, placed along the Western Ghats, it is home to the largest population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and Indo-Swiss dairy farm, popular for cattle farming, spread in a lush land of 191 hectares, it houses over 400 high quality cattle, including cows and breeding bulls.
Overnight in hotel in Munnar.
Day 5 – Munnar - Alleppey (By Houseboat)
After breakfast on day 5, start your road journey to the hub backwaters in Kerala, Alleppey which is now known as Alappuzha. On reaching, check-in to a Kettuvallam, or a houseboat that is well-equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities. This delightful backwater cruise is going to be an overnight journey. There are a number of popular backwater routes/ optional day tours that offer delightful views, serene ambiance, visit to popular sights, paddy fields and much more.
Overnight on-board the houseboat.
Day 6 -12 - Alleppey – Lake Kadinamkulam
Today have your breakfast on board, disembark from the houseboat and hit the road to Lake Kadinamkulam a stunning, Lakeside resort near Thiruvananthapuram. Upon arrival, check into the hotel LAKE PALACE for your 7 night’s stay in a Lake view delight room with breakfast
Day 13 - Trivandrum departure, end of tour and return home
After breakfast check out followed by assisted transfer to Trivandrum airport for your onward journey.
Kerala is composed and cosmopolitan in nature and is an integral part of Indian culture. It has been developed through centuries of contact with neighboring cultures and abroad. However, the geographical insularity of Kerala from the rest of the country has resulted in the development of a distinctive lifestyle, art, architecture, language, literature and social institutions. There are around 10,000 parties that are celebrated in the state. The Malayalam calendar, a solar calendar started from 825 CE in Kerala, finds common use in the planning of agricultural and religious activities.
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.