Fort Cochin, Hill station “Munnar”, Tiger reserve “Periyar wild life park” Backwater & “Kovalam Beach”
Covered Places :
Cochin – Munnar – Periyar wildlife Park – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovalam – Cochin
Watch Kerala traditional Kathakali dance show at Cochin, Boat safari at Periyar wildlife park & overnight stay in a houseboat at Backwater
Upon arrival at Cochin International airport, you will be greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and and escorted to your prebooked hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Today morning,after breakfast, visit Cochin, popularly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is situated in the South Western Coast of the Indian Subcontinent. Visit Fort Cochin, The true character of the city is to be found in the older parts of the Fort Cochin area. This part of the city reflects an unusual blend of medieval Portugal, Dutch and English country life grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast Also visit Chinese Fishing nets.These nets popularly known as Cheenavala is one of the unique features of the city. . Visit the 16th century Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. We would visit ‘Jew Town’, in the Mattancherry section.The area around the Synagogue, known, as Jew Town is one of the main centres of spice trade. St. Francis Church, and Jewish Synagogue. Evening show witness the Kathakali Dance Show in an auditorium. as it enacts episodes from great Indian epics. The extremely stylized gestures, the elaborate make-up, the masks and the splendid costumes of these all-male dancers, recreates an incomparable sense of pageantry. Overnight stay in hotel.
This morning, after breakfast, proceed to Munnar. Munnar – breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free. Overnight stay in hotel.
Morning visit Tata Tea Museum, Collection of old bits and pieces from the colonial era can be seen here. CSI Church-A church built with stone in 1910. It has fine stained glass and brass plaques. Above all, a calm place to pray and meditate. Devikulam is 7 Km away. Mattupetty is 14 Km away from Munnar. Mattupetty dam has an agriculture garden on its banks. Speed
boat ride through the dam is also available. Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park) is situated 13 Km away from Munnar on Udumalpet road (SH17).
Also visit Nyayamaked waterfall. Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast, proceeed to Thekkady ( Periyar wild life sanctuary). Periyar, spread over an area of 777 sq km, has about 35 tigers and leopards. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. In the afternoon we shall take a boat safari on Lake Periyar to view wildlife. Evening free. Overnight stay in hotel.
Today, after breakfast proceed to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. Upon arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary. Rest of time free to enjoy beauty of backwater. Overnight stay in hotel.
This morning drive to Alleppey. Upon arrival board on Housebaot.
Sail along the winding network of Kerala backwaters, see the unique water world and experience its myriad charms. Spot colorful insects and butterflies flitting over flower bunch that adorn the lush green vegetation on the banks of the Kerala backwaters. Cruise through the unique web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers.
Enjoy an overnight leisure stay in a houseboat also enjoy lavish lunch & Dinner at Houseboat.
Today morning, after breakfast, check ou form houseboat to proced and proceed to kovalam beach. The Kovalam beach in Kerala offers the best of facilities to its visitors like sunbathing, swimming, Ayurvedic massages and plenty of other options. Day relax on beach. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
This morning drive to Cochin. Upon arrival board on flight for onward destination.