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Extensive Kerala
Kochi - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Extensive Kerala
Places Covering : Kochi - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

The state of Kerala stretches along the Malabar coast in southern India. Kerala is a land of natural beauty with a varying countryside ranging from the ghats to the backwaters. Kerala is home to sprawling plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic treatments, enchanting art and culture, exotic cuisine Kerala offers a unique experience. In Kerala explore the beaches of Kovalam and Poovar and Kumarakom or take in the sights in Cochin or Kochi, Alleppey and Thekkady.

ITINERARY
DAY 1
  • Arrival Kochi.

    Assistance on arrival at Cochin airport or railway station & transfer to the hotel. Post check in time free for relaxation. If time permits visit to local Spice Market and also visit to Marine drive which is an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. The walkway has two contemporaneously constructed bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2
  • Breakfast
    Kochi

    Morning after breakfast, enjoy your city sightseeing tour visiting Fort Cochin situated on the Mattancherry peninsula, is the historical part of the city and home to cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the Mattancherry Palace (also known as the Dutch Palace) which features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. Here also visit the Santa Cruz Basilica a church built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. Later continue your visits to the Jewish Synagogue or the Paradesi Synagogue built in 1568 is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations & followed by a visit to Bolgatty Palace built in 1744 & located in the scenic Bolgatty island is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. Evening at leisure & return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3
  • Breakfast
    Kochi - Munnar (145 Kms/ 4 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Munnar. Arrive & check in to the hotel. After refreshing time is free to drive across & explore the surrounding tea plantations, if time permits visit to the Tea Factory. Evening free for relaxation, overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 4
  • Breakfast
    Munnar

    Early morning after breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing tour visiting to Mattupetty Dam & its reservoir which is an idyllic place to enjoy the serene nature also visit to the nearby Mattupedi Dairy Farm famous for the Indo-Swiss Farm. Later continue visit to Kundala Lake, Devikulam, Eco Point & Top station. Evening free for leisure & relaxation, overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 5
  • Breakfast
    Munnar - Thekkady (100 Kms/ 3 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Thekkady, it time permits enroute visit to Kailasam to see the spice plantation & cardamom factory visit. Later continue to drive to Thekkady. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Evening free to explore the spice market & relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 6
  • Breakfast
    Thekkady

    Early morning visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, here enjoy a boat ride on the Periyar Lake to sight the wildlife in the park. Return back to the hotel for breakfast & refreshment. Later time is free for Jungle activities (like Elephant safari, Jeep safari, etc.) on own. Evening you may opt for Kathakali & Kalaripayattu presentation (optional). Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 7
  • Breakfast
    Thekkady - Kumarakom (120 Kms/ 3 hrs)

    Morning After breakfast, check out & drive to Kumarakom. Arrive & check in to hotel. After relaxation visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. It is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. Later visit Bay Island Driftwood Museum, which will give you a rare chance to view exhibits made of driftwood. Evening is free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 8
  • Breakfast
    Kumarakom - Alleppey (45 Kms/ 1 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast check out and drive to Alleppey. Arrival and check in houseboat. This backwaters town with picturesque canals, backwaters and lagoons is described as the "Venice of the East". The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alappuzha gives one a first hand experience of the lifestyle; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc., which remains more or less unchanged over the years. Alleppey is the only place where you can see the paddy fields which are below sea level. Overnight stay at the houseboat

DAY 9
  • Breakfast
    Alleppey - Kovalam (170 Kms/ 5 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, disembark the houseboat at Alleppey jetty & drive to Kovalam. Arrive Kovalam and check in to the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation and beach activities on own. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 10
  • Breakfast
    Kovalam

    Morning after breakfast, drive to Trivandrum (capital of Old Travancore Kingdom) for a sightseeing tour visiting the iconic spots starting from Padmanabhaswamy Temple followed by Kowdiar Palace & Napier Museum. Later continue your tour to visit famous Thiruvananthapuram Zoo. Later driver back to your hotel at Kovalam and enjoy the evening at beach. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 11
  • Breakfast
    Kovalam - Kanyakumari (90 Kms/ 2.5 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, check out and drive to Kanyakumari the southernmost tip of Indian sub continent. Arrive and check in to hotel. Post refreshment, enjoy city tour visiting the Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Thiruvalluvar Statue situated on 2 distinct rock islands where three major sea confluence together (The Arabian Sea, The Indian Ocean and The Bay of Bengal). Later return back to main land and visit to Kumari Amman temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace located in Padmanabhapuram Fort. If time permits visit to Our Lady of Ransom Church. Evening free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 12
  • Breakfast
    Kanyakumari - Trivandrum Drop (85 Kms/ 4 hrs)

    Morning after breakfast, bid farewell to God’s own country with a promise to return back soon to see more & explore more. At time you will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport or Railway station for your return journey to home town. Tour concludes with happy moments & long lasting memories.