7 Nights & 8 Days
PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:? Trip to Eravikulam National Park, TeaPlantation & Museum, Munnar? In Thekkady, boating on Periyar Lakeand Kalari Show? Stay in Alleppey backwater andcruise in Kerala backwaters? Optional –Sunset cruise in VembanandLake, Kumarakom? Kovalam beaches, Napier Museum,Art Gallery & PadmanabhaswamyTemple in Trivandrum? Excursion to Kanyakumari? Sightseeing tours by private airconditionedvehicle? Start in Cochin and End in Trivandrum
Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, proceed for boat-ride at Periyar Lake, and in evening watch traditional Kalari show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Proceed to Alleppey by road after breakfast. After arrival, check-in at the houseboat in backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day cruising through beautiful backwaters. Overnight at the Alleppey houseboat
After breakfast, check-out and proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Enjoy a sunset cruise in vembanad Lake (On direct payments). Overnight at the backwater resort. Day 06
After breakfast, drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore - Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches - Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.
After breakfast, take excursion trip to Kanyakumari – visit the Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Museum and southernmost point. While returning, also cover Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Return to Kovalam for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home. End of Services.
NOTE:Monument Closed onMunnar - Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & MarchMunnar - Tata Tea Museum will be closed on MondayTrivandrum - Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Non-Indians are not allowed. Dress code to enter at the temple is Dhoti for Men & Sareefor WomenMedium vehicle will be provided for 1-3 travelers and Innova will be provided for 4-5 travelers.Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrsIf applicable, there will be mandatory supplement on Christmas and New YearAdditional supplement will be charged for stay between 10 November to 02 December and 15 December to 15 JanuaryThese peak season supplements dates can be changed without any prior intimation