Fascinating Kerala

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered: Cochin – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Cochin

Day To Day Itinerary

Day 01:    Arrive Cochin
On your arrival at Cochin airport our representative will welcome you in the arrival lounge and assist you for transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Cochin.

Day 02:    Cochin
Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed for your city of Cochin, now called ‘Kochi’ is the commercial hub of Kerala and a town of great historical importance. It has one of the finest natural harbors and is called the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. You visit The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders.

In the evening we take you enjoy a traditional Kathakali Dance presentation.
Overnight at hotel in Cochin.

Day 03:    Cochin – Thekkady
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you check out and drive to Thekkady. On reaching Thekkady check in to your hotel and relax.

Balance of the day free to relax and enjoy the stay at the hotel in the natural surroundings.

Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.

Day 04:    Thekkady
Breakfast at the hotel.

Start the day with your visit to the Periyar National Park. Here you get the opportunity to view the wildlife on a boat cruise on the Periyar Lake.

Periyar: The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is as popluar as a tiger reserve. A boat ride on the splendid Periyar lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the few places where the chances are pretty high that you will spot an elephant in the wild at close quarters and from the safe confines of a boat. Not just elephant but if it’s your lucky day, gaur, masher, otter and other wildlife.

Later enjoy a Spice Planation Tour.

Overnight at hotel in Thekkady.

Day 05:    Thekkady – Kumarakom
Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we depart to destination, Kumarakom. On reaching Kumarakom check in to your hotel. You can swim, go boating or opt for a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage (at an extra cost).

Kumarakom: An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, in this small water world you’ll come across plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake. The resorts nearby offer comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like an Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming.

Overnight at hotel in Kumarakom.

Day 06:    Kumarakom – Alleppey
Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will be transferred to the Houseboat boarding lounge where you board into a traditional Kerala Style boat to begin the journey in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. Evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.

Overnight on the Houseboat.

Day 07:    Alleppey – Kovalam
Breakfast at the houseboat.
Disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey and drive to Kovalam beach which is rich with palm trees. The journey through the tropical landscape of Kerala gives a good idea of people living in here. Kovalam beach is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in India. On arrival Kovalam check in to hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 08 – 09: Kovalam
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy and relax at the beach resort.

Overnight at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 10:    Kumarakom – Trivandrum/Cochin
Breakfast at the hotel.

Afternoon in time transfer to the airport at Trivandrum/Cochin for your flight to onward destination.

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