KERALA BACKWATER AND PALM TOUR

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alappuzha - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Day 01 - Cochin Arrival

Arrive Cochin Airport. Meet assistance at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Day free to relax. Overnight at Cochin Hotel.
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Day 02 - Cochin

After breakfast sightseeing tour of cochin visiting The Hill Palace Museum..Mattanchery Palace also known as Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese. Return to hotel to relax. Evening Witness Kathakali the famous dance drama of kerala. This dance is known for its great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Back to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at Cochin Hotel.

Day 03 - Cochin - Periyar

After breakfast check out and drive to Periyar known for its plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and wildlife reserve. Arrive Periyar and transfer to hotel. Later visit Periyar wildlife reserve sighting elephant and tigers. Later visit spice plantations to witness the cultivation of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg and also see how they are grown, harvested and processed before they are sold in the markets. Evening boat ride on lake Periyar. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Periyar Hotel.
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Day 04 - Periyar - Munnar

After breakfast check out and drive to Munnar. Munnar is a famous hill station in Kerala known for its tea estates, greenery, lakes & adventures sports and while on drive one can see tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. Arrive Munnar and check in the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar Hotel.

Day 05 - Munnar

After breakfast sightseeing of Munnar seing some of the spectacular sights covering Mount Carmel, the first Catholic Church in the high ranges, tea factory, Mattapetty Lake, Cattle breeding centre. Evening free at leisure and enjoy the place at its best. Overnight stay at Munnar Hotel.

Day 06 - Munnar - Kumarakom

After breakfast check out and drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is Kerala's heartland of lagoons having lakes and paddy fields. Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands with extremely fertile soil due to the water source with wide variety of flora especially the mangrove and coconut trees. On arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax/activates. Overnight stay at Kumarakom Resort.
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Day 07 - Kumarakom - Alappuzha

After breakfast check out and transfer to the House Boat. These are luxurious boats with well- appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms where you can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins which adds a touch of exotica to this experience. One can stop at villages and other places and visit vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders in small wooden boats. Enjoy the complete day sailing in the back waters. Overnight stay at house boat.

Day 08 - Alappuzha - Kovalam

After breakfast check out and drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is a renowned beach of Kerala ideal for sunbathing, swimming, herbal body massages, special cultural programs, cruising etc. Evening enjoy the beach area and relax. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel/Resort.

Day 09 - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

After breakfast excursion trip to Kanyakumari which is approx 85 Km is the southernmost point of India and the meeting point of three oceans named The Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean having beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters and important place for Hindu pilgrim. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Sangam the meeting point of the three major bodies of water. Drive back to Kovalam. Overnight stay at Kovalam Hotel/Resort.

Day 10 - Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure

Today after breakfast check out and transfer to Trivandrum airport to board the flight for onward journey.
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