Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
Kerala surely is a captivating site full of natural opulence and rich natural resources. Beaches, rivers, Lakes, hills, and emerald backwaters comprise the state of Kerala. Kerala is spread across 600 km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; lazy glistening backwaters; and the spice –and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of everyday life and offers the best time to live life to the fullest and in laid back style.
Apart from this, the vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. It's hard to deny Kerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'.
Besides, famous for spice plantation and export, Kerala offers some exotic food flavours that can be enjoyed while in the state. Let the spice flavours take a toll on your taste buds while you take rounds of the state. There is no second thought in enjoying the exotic beaches of the state where mere lying around could provide you the peace and buoyancy at the same time. Just enjoy your time in Kerala and let go off everything. Wildlife has a major part to play in all tourist influx with rare species of flora and fauna and captivating jungles and rivers inside the sanctuaries. A rare combination of everything, Kerala has it all. So, why go anywhere else when your own country has so much to offer.
Day 1: Arrival in Cochin (Kochi)
As you land in Kochi Airport/railway station, our cordial representative will dive you to the hotel. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and unwind from the fatigue of long journey. In the evening, explore the local markets of Kochi, take a stroll at the famous marine drive and enjoy the evening. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin Sightseeing
On day 2 of your tour, visit Synagogue in the Jew town, the walls of the synagogue has been adorned beautifully hand -painted Chinese tiles in white and blue colors. Later visit Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Ernakulam Shiva temple, St. Francis Church, and others. You get to see an influence of Portuguese architect in the city and the Marine Drive in Cochin offers a beautiful walkway while enjoying the sunset on the beach. The evening is scheduled for enjoying a Kathakali performance. Return to hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Cochin - Munnar (approx. 4 hours)
On Day 3, you will be driven to Munnar, famous for its tea plantations. Upon arrival in Munnar, check into the hotel and rest for some time. A beautiful hill station in Kerala Munnar is blessed with abundant scenic pleasures. In the evening, a wildlife Safari at the Eravikulam National Park is scheduled for you. Here you can witness rare species of a kind of mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr. Embark on a jungle safari inside the national park. Once back to the hill town, explore the old town market. Return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4: Munnar
Day 4 is reserved for a local sightseeing tour of Munnar town. If evening safai wasn’t enough, go for a morning safari inside the Eravikulam National Park where you can spot several exotic animal species such as Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian bison and more. The national park is a home to rich biodiversity with high elevation shoal-grassland ecosystem. Enjoy your day exploring the town and treat your eyes with the lovely lush views. Return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 5: Munnar - Thekkady (Periyar)
On day 5 of your Kerala trip, you will be leaving for Thekkady after checking out from the hotel. Drive towards Thekkady and upon arrival check in to the jungle lodge in the blissful town of Kerala. Unwind for a while and get ready to enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake. The Periyar National Park is right on the shores of the lake and on a boat tour it is quite possible for you to see wildlife and birds. After a nice satisfying boat ride, return back to the lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom
On day 6, leave for Kumarakom by road. Kumarakom is a beautiful small village made of the cluster of little islands. On the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is well known for its fresh water fish species like the Karimeen (pearl spot), Chemmeen (shrimp) and prawns. Upon arrival in Kumarakom chek in to the resort on the back waters for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Kumarakom - Alleppey
On day 7, you will board the houseboat towards Alleppey. Cruise towards Alleppey on the house boat and enjoy the ride back to Alleppey while exploring the vast backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy your overnight cruise to Alleppey from Kumarakom while admiring the environs around. Spend the night on board and enjoy your night.
Day 8: Alleppey - Cochin
Today, in the morning, disembark from the houseboat and drive to the Cochin airport to board flight back home.