- Start Date04/28/2020
- TypeGuided Tours
- Departure CityCOCHIN
- End CityKOVALAM
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 10 days 9 nights
India is a nation of rich culture, magnificent scene, and special history. On this uniquely customized visit you will discover the appeal and miracle of backwoods loaded up with elephants, wandering channels fixed with lavish palm forests, and the calm Arabian Sea as it paints the skyline with sapphire water. Uncommon flying creatures roost on the marshlands. The aroma of coconut manors offers sweetness to the air. From huge slopes to radiant Dutch castles, you will find the particular magnificence of the south and the stunning appeal of Kerala.
Your get-away starts with your appearance in Cochin. The city is known as the entryway to Kerala due to its extensive exchanging history that goes back 600 years, from the Portuguese to the Chinese. At night you will appreciate a customary Kathakali execution that offers understanding into social legends through move and melody. After a morning voyage through the city you will visit the Mundackal Plantation in transit to Munnar. The ranch offers understanding into the genuine existences of Kerala, from the cultivating to the nourishment. Go through the day in the Munnar Hills and crossing the heap of Rajamal, home to the secured Nilgiri Tahr, an uncommon mountain goat.
Once in Thekkady you will step on board a vessel and appreciate a voyage on Periyar Lake looking for the encompassing untamed life. In the first part of the day you have the option to cross both the lake and the timberland of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary looking for Gaur buffalo, macaque monkey, and Asian elephants. Advance toward Kumarakom and appreciate the confined marvel of the close by lake and the normal marshlands of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Move to Alleppey where you will invest energy in a sumptuous houseboat investigating the popular southern waterways. End up on Kovalam Beach and appreciate two days on the marvelous sand. The water is fresh and clear. The environment is good humored and celebratory. On your last day you will have a private exchange to the Trivandrum Airport to make your flight home.
- Experience the outstanding history of Cochin that goes back more than 600 years
- Enjoy the customary ensembles and music of a Kathakali execution
- Witness the enormous tea estates in the superb Munnar Hills
- Discover the impeccable natural life at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, from wild buffalo to elephants
- Traverse the beguiling backwater waterways around Alleppey in the private solaces of a houseboat
- Feel the mitigating warm sand and reviving waters on the shores of the Arabian Sea at Kovalam
- Audio guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN COCHIN – SEE THE ENLIGHTENING SOUTH
Arrive Cochin, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. One of the finest natural harbors on the Arabian Sea coast, Kochi has been a port of call, for foreign traders from early times. One of the most interesting towns in South India; its cosmopolitan character is reflected, in its low rise, picturesque buildings and structures. A prime tourist destination and commercial hub of Kerala; with its wealth of historical associations and its settings, in a stunning location, between the Arabian Sea and Backwaters, the city of Kochi, perfectly reflects the eclecticism of Kerala. A city of peninsulas and islands, it is one of the largest ports of India, a major naval base, and one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Night stay in Cochin.
DAY 02 – IN COCHIN - SOUTHERN PERCEPTION
After breakfast city tour visiting , St.Francis Church : Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan Friars, this is India's oldest European church. Chinese Fishing Net : Lined along the sea front, these fishing nets exhibit a mechanical method of catching fish, introduced by Chinese traders from the court of Kublai Khan. Jewish Synagogue : Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling, during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. Night stay in Cochin.
DAY 03 – COCHIN TO MUNNAR – THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS OF MUNNAR
After breakfast depart by surface to Munnar. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Munnar. The places in and around Munnar abound in beautiful landscapes and cool pleasant atmosphere. Besides tea and other plantations, the old-world charm of Colonial establishments attracts visitors to this place all the year round. Pothamedu is known for its plantation business apart from trekking and hiking options amidst sylvan surroundings. Devikulam is an idyllic hill station near Munnar. Pallivasal is home to the first hydropower project in Kerala. Attukal has several panoramic waterfalls and offers trekking options. Nyayamakad is again a well-known picnic spot around Munnar. Mettupetty has an artificial lake built by a small hydroelectric project. Rajamala is known as the natural habitat of endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Chitthirapuram is a small hill station that was once the favourite of the British while Echo Point is known for the natural echo effect it produces. Night stay in Munnar.
DAY 04 – MUNNAR – PERIYAR – THE ENCHANTING WILDLIFE
After breakfast depart by surface to Periyar. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Thekkady is one of the major destinations of the state of Kerala, the God’s own country. Due to its unmatched natural beauty and serenity, this small town is visited by a large number of tourists every year. The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. Thekkady is also the major base point to access some of the other exotic sites in Kerala as well as in Tamil Nadu. A visit to Thekkady also provides you the opportunity to see wildlife at close ranges, besides the varied vegetation and a wide variety of birds. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900 m above sea level, Thekkady has a cool and comfortable climate. Out here, you can also go for treks and mountain walks. Night stay in Thekkady.
DAY 05 – IN PERIYAR - A NEW RESERVE EXPERIENCE
After breakfast visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Thekkady has a lot to offer you in sightseeing. The name Thekkady, for those who have already visited this place, brings to mind images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Moreover, the flora and fauna of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is absolutely thrilling. The wildlife sanctuary here is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species. The Periyar Lake is a paradise for the nature lovers. It gives you an opportunity to observe the wild animals roaming in the jungle. The lake is also a birdwatcher’s delight. The greatest attraction of Periyar Lake, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary Watch Tower situated in the forest interior gives you a panoramic view of the park. Night stay in Thekkady.
DAY 06 – PERIYAR TO KUMARAKOM – THE PLEASING CALLS OF KUMARAKOM
After breakfast depart by surface to Kumarakom. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of kumarakom. Kumarakom is Located at a distance of 128 kilometres from Thekkady, Kumarakom is a must visit place of Kerala. The main attraction includes the Kumarakom bird sanctuary set in 14 acres of woods. The sanctuary has a large variety of migratory birds and offers a visitor the options of sailing in its backwaters. Sailing in the boathouses out here is a once in a lifetime experience. Poled by local oarsmen, the houseboats are generally furnished with a living room, a bedroom, a private sit-out for the passengers and some of the water related hobby options. Kumarakom is also famous for its old churches and the exceptionally popular ayurveda treatment. Night stay in Kumarakom.
DAY 07 - KUMARAKOM TO ALLEPPEY – WATER SURROUNDED ALLEPPEY
After breakfast depart by surface to Alleppey. On arrival check-in at House boat. Night stay in Alleppey.
DAY 08 – ALLEPEY – KOVALAM - GOLDEN SANDS
After breakfast depart by surface to Kovalam. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Kovalam is located Sixteen kilometres away from Thiruvananthapuram lies Kovalam, an internationally renowned beach. The beach has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. Night stay in Kovalam.
DAY 09 – IN KOVALAM - A DAY AT THE SHORE OF THE GREAT SEA
After breakfast visit to the beach provides you with plenty of leisure options. You can go for sunbathing, swimming and herbal body toning massages. Special cultural programmes are also organised here. Kovalam has been developed as an integrated seaside resort by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The beach complex includes the Ashoka Beach Resort (owned by ITDC), low-budget cottages, Ayurvedic health centres, shopping zones, and swimming pools. Night stay in Kovalam.
DAY 10 – KOVALAM TO TRIVANDRUM - A BEACHSIDE DEPARTURE
In time transfer to Trivandrum airport to your flight for onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.