Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
Till Kanyakumari, the south tip of India, Kerala is extended and the trip to Kanyakumari via major places of Kerala is one worth opting for. Kerala is a unique combination of beaches, mountain, lakes and rivers and if you go deep into the villages of Kerala you may also find some waterfalls to go for. Kerala can best be experienced when visited in its remote areas and villages. The scene at villages is entirely different from what is happening there in town. The festivities and celebrations of any kind are at the highest level of enthusiasm in the villages. Besides, the festivals are epitomized by the masked men and women that portray different characters every time.
Apart from that Kerala’s culture and tradition is still alive in its dance forms like Kathakali. The followers of classical art form typically enhance and carry forward the rich culture and tradition of Kerala. Less inspired by Bollywood and highly inspired by the folk art form, Kerala showcase the art in the best possible way and still go with traditional forms to portray different messages.
The other specialties include the spice plantation and tea plantation in Kerala. Kerala is the biggest exporter of both the cash crops and a huge amount of income is generated through the export. However, apart from being a major cash crop, the spice plantation and tea plantation make up for a site to admire. The green farms spread across the land look quite appealing and the fragrance of spices and tea leaves certainly force you to buy some.
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 - Munnar (approx. 4 hours)
On Day 2, 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 3: Munnar
Day 3 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 4: Munnar – Periyar
In the morning of day 4, take pleasure in leisure walk in the pristine tea gardens of Munnar town. Here you can spot Neela Kurunji, a rare flower species in the region. Later in the day, begin your drive towards Periyar. Upon arrival in Periyar, check in to the jungle resort and unwind from the long journey. In the evening, you will be out to take pleasure in bird watching and boating at the Periyar Lake. You would be able to spot several colorful species of resident as well as migratory birds here. Return to the lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Periyar – Kumarakom
On day 5 of your Kerala tour, you will be driving towards Kumarakom, a town situated on the banks of Lake Vembanad. Upon arrival at Kumarakom, check in to the hotel or resort on the banks of Lake placid. Enjoy the magical view around the Lake while admiring the beauty of the Lake. Here, you can enjoy boating while spotting the colorful avifauna species. In the evening, explore the town and local markets for shopping the local specialties of the town. Later, return back to the hotel and enjoy the overnight stay.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Alleppey
On day 6, 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 7: Alleppey
Upon arrival in Alleppey, check into the houseboats on backwaters. Freshen up by relaxing for a while in your rooms. Experience the beauty of Alleppey backwaters for the majestic scenery they offer. Watch the sunset on this floating villa. Stay overnight in Alleppey.
Day 8: Allepey - Kovalam
In the morning drive towards Kovalam. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. After relaxing for a while move out for an excursion to Kovalam Beach. The beach is ideal for various kinds of water sports like Kayaking, surfing, skiing and swimming. You may pamper yourself with a body toning massage at any of the centers of your choice. Stay overnight in the beach resort in Kovalam.
Day 9: Kovalam- Kanyakumari- Kovalam (3 hrs)
On day 9 of your tour, you will be driving towards Kanyakumari on local sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari. Visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial and other famous temples. In the evening return to Kovalam for an overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 10: Kovalam-Trivandrum (16 km)
On the last day of your tour, you will be leaving for Trivandrum. At Trivandrum visit, prime tourist attractions such as the City Museum, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
Later in the day, get an assisted transfer to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.