Day 01: Cochin
Dutch Palace, Cochin
Arrive at Cochin in the morning. You will be received and transferred to hotel, wash up and get fresh. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin including The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, it 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 Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Finally, the Willingdon Island, named after Lord Willingdon, it is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command of India.
Day 02: Cochin - Periyar
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations
Day 03 : Periyar - Munnar
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wild elephants. In the afternoon drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive in Munnar and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 04 : Munnar
You have whole day free to relax and to walk around and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.
Day 05 : Munnar - Kumarakom
In the morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
Day 06 : Kumarakom - Alleppey
In the morning after a short drive we swith over to a boat for a memorable boat ride through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Alleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board.
Day 07 : Alleppey - Trivandrum
In the morning board your transport for an interesting drive to Trivandrum. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, visit the ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy, which is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection of Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks.
Day 08 : Trivandrum - Excursion
Full day excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost part of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial which is built about 400 metres offshore. Return to Trivandrum.
Day 09 : Trivandrum
Transfer to airport to catch the flight for onward journey.