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Trivandrum Alleppey Kumarakom Periyar Munnar Cochin

SPLENDORS OF KERALA - SOUTH INDIA TOUR
Trivandrum /Alleppey / Kumarakom / Periyar / Munnar / Cochin
12 Nights / 13 Days

Kovalam Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Periyar Lake
Day 01: Arrive At Trivandrum – Kovalam
Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to a Beach Resort at Kovalam - is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favorite haunt of tourists. Rest of the day free. Overnight.

Day 02: Trivandrum – Kovalam
Morning breakfast and proceed for a full day sightseeing, visit to Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave-there are rock cut sculptures of the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam, Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace, Sree Chithra Art Gallery - The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali, The Zoological Park - it is like a small jungle in the heart of the city, University Observatory - Located at the highest point in the city, near the Museum. Return to resort and overnight.

Day 03: Trivandrum - Kovalam
Morning breakfast, relax at the beach or proceed for day trip to Kanniyakumari - the land’s end of India or the point where the three seas meet, enchanting Kanniyakumari or Cape Comorin is one of the most popular tourist spots in the South India. Visit to Vivekananda Memorial - built on the Vivekananda Rock where the charismatic and philosopher Swami Vivekananda meditated and transformed himself. Return to resort and overnight.

Day 04: Trivandrum –Kovalam / Alleppey (175 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast, check out proceed to Alleppey. On arrival, check in to a Houseboat. The Houseboat takes you around the backwater of the Alleppey & Kumarakom. All meals on board the houseboat. Overnight in the houseboat.

Day 05: Alleppey / Kumarakom (65 Kms / 1 Hrs)
Morning breakfast, checkout and check in to a resort at Kumarakom- an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchating waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Evening visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - An enchanting backwater destination, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Overnight.

Day 06: Kumarakom
Morning breakfast and relax for the rest of the day enjoying the backwaters of Kerala. Overnight.

Day 07: Kumarakom / Periyar (130 Kms / 3 Hrs)
Morning breakfast and check out and proceed to Thekkady - the very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. On arrival check into the resort. Lunch and relax. Later on visit to The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Return to resort and overnight.

Day 08: Periyar
Morning breakfast and relax for the rest of the day or opt for plantation tour or forest trekking. Overnight.

Day 09: Periyar / Munnar (100 Kms / 2 Hrs)
Morning breakfas,t checkout and proceed to Munnar - one of the most popular hill stations in India is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. On arrival check into a resort, lunch. Later on half day sightseeing, visit to Lock Heart Gap - This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit. Echo Point - This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here, Nyayamakad - is a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 metres. Return to resort and overnight.

Day 10: Munnar
Morning breakfast and proceed to full day sightseeing, visit to Anayirankal - It's a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirankal Dam is surrounded by the Tata Tea Plantation and evergreen forests. Pothamedu - offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Tea Museum - Munnar is perhaps the choicest of places to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges. Return to resort and overnight.

Day 11: Munnar / Cochin (130 Kms / 3 Hrs)
Checkout after breakfast and proceed to Cochin - The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi, in Ernakulam, is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, on arrival check in to a hotel. Evening free to go around the city for shopping. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 12: Cochin
Morning breakfast and proceed to full day sightseeing, visit to Cochin St. Francis Church - these centuries old church built completely of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry, Pierce Leslie Bungalow - this charming mansion was the office of Pierce Leslie & Co., Characteristic features are wood panels that form the roof of the ground floor, arched doorways, carved doors and sprawling rooms. Loafer's Corner/Princess Street - One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 13: Cochin
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Airport to board your flight to onward journey.

Tour Ends
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