South Kerala at Best

Number of Days :10
Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – House Boat / Backwater Resort – Kovalom – Trivandrum – Kanyakumari

Day-1
Arrival at Cochin. Transfer to hotel. Sightseeing of Cochin City. Places of importance include Fort Cochin,Chinese fishing nets, synagogue and Dutch Palace through Motor Boat. Evening For Shopping. Overnight at Hotel

Day-2
Departure for Munnar after Breakfast. Check in at Munnar Hotel.
Munnar is 135 KM from Cochin and drive time is approximately 4 hrs. The land of rolling hills and tea estates, Munnar is 6500 feet above sea level and highest peak of South India. Visit Pothamedu valley view, and trek through the tea estates in the evening. Option (extra cost) for boating in the river is available. Overnight at Hotel.

Day-3
Full day sight seeing of Munnar. Sightseeing trip to Rajamallai – Eravikulam national park, where you can see Nilgiri tahr – a rare species of goat found only in the high altitudes. Rajamallai is a haven for trekkers. Go for a walk in the tea estate & cardomon plantation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day-4
Departure for Thekkady (periyar) after Break fast. Check in at Thekkady Hotel.
Thekkady is 110 KM, approximately 3-4 hrs drive from Munnar.Periyar is one of India’s most famous Wild life Sanctuaries, with elephants, monkeys and wild boar, which are found in abundance. The Sanctuary offers 2 hrs around the man made lake, which the wild life areas encircle.The greatest attractions are the herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake to frolic on the waters, along with their young ones. After noon free for trekking, Spice plantation visit Overnight at Hotel.

Day-5
Departure for Alleppy & Transfer to House Boat. (After Boat ride at Periyar Lake & Breakfast)
A ride on House Boat (Kettuvallam) so traditional but luxurious is the ideal way to take in the enchanting sight of backwater frilled with softy swishing evergreen Coconut grooves. House Boats are custom made to provide a homely feeling complete with neat cozy bedrooms, spacious living rooms and a deck porch where you can stretch out and marvel natural beauty. The cane and bamboo thatched roof, European toilets, variety of gourmet is all there to provide maximum Comfort. Traditional Kerala Cusine Served on board. Overnight at House Boat or stay in Backwater resort.

Day-6
Transfer to Kovalom from Alapuzha Finishing point of House Boat/BACK WATER RESORT
Kovalom is 80Km, Approximately 4/5HRS drive from Alapuzha Kovalom beach, situated 16Km south of Trivandrum City, is one of the Best beaches in India, on account of its natural location, it affords facilities for safe sea bath. A rocky promontory jutting into the sea renders the beach safe for sea bathing even in the roughest weather. Evening free at beach. Over night at hotel.

Day-7
After Break fast Proceed to the Trivandrum City.Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. Has many important cultural places,art Galleries, beaches and Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, Museums, Zoo, Art Gallery, Veli Beach etc. Over night at Hotel

Day-8
Departure for Kanyakumari, kanyakumari 100KM, Approximately 4 Hrs drive from Kovalom.
The Southern most tip of India, it is the place of the confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, where you can enjoy the unique exprence of watching the sun set and moon rise simultaneously on a full moon evening, Swamy vivekananda, the great Indian Philospher went into contemplation here on a rock off the Shore. On the rock the viveknanda Rock Memorial stands today Over night at hotel

Day-9
Sun rise/Boat ride to Vivekanada rock/Sun Set

Day-10
Departure Transfer to Trivandrum

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