Sandy beaches, backwater houseboats, hill station tea and spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls, scenic drives from the harbor town of Cochin through the Cardamom Hills - hit the favorite vacation spots on this magnificent tour of Kerala.
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Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Route: Cochin-Munnar -Periyar -Kumarakom-Alleppey Backwaters-Kovalam -Trivandrum
You will be met in Cochin by a KeralaToursCo Representative who will escort you to your hotel. Spend the day seeing the sights which may include a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica or a boat tour of the harbor islands. In the evening enjoy a Kathakali dance show after dinner.
After breakfast, you'll be driven through the Cardamom Hills to Munnar - famous for rolling hillsides of tea plantations. Dinner and overnight in Munnar.
Spend the day sightseeing - trek up into the clouds, go rock climbing and rappeling, go on an elephant safari.
Take another wonderfully scenic drive through the hilly countryside en route to Periyar. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. Spend the evening exploring nearby Kumily where every spice grown in Kerala is sold - you'll know you've arrived by the aromatic atmosphere.
Descend to the backwaters of Kumarkom - the Rice Bowl of Kerala. Kumarkom rests along the shores of Lake Vembanad, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Abundant in fish and fowl, coconut and palm groves and rice paddies, it's a virtual feast for the eyes. Relax and take it all in under nature's canopy.
Take a ride through the backwater region to Alleppey where you'll board your private houseboat for the night accompanied by the navigator and your own personal cook.
Continue your travels down the coast to the world famous beach resort town of Kovalam. Long an international draw, you'll find it a fascinating and enjoyable way to wind up this tour.
A day of leisure, a night of pleasure...stroll the boardwalk, explore the lagoons hidden behind the beachfront shops, hang out on the beach watching the fishermen bring in their fresh catch, relax at a rooftop restaurant and watch the sunset...a nice finishing touch to your week in the wonderland of Kerala.
Depart for Trivandrum to continue your onward travels.
Extend or Customize Your Tour
We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Twin Sharing Basis & Daily Breakfast
|Cochin||Gama Heritage||NO 18||Eighth Bastion|
|Munnar||Hotel C7||Blackberry Hills Mountain Lodge||Mountain club|
|Periyar||Wilder nest||Cardamom County||Shalimar Spice Garden|
|Kumarakom||Hotel Lakshmi||Saro Lake county||Coconut Lagoon|
|Alleppey||Deluxe Houseboat||Luxury Houseboat||Luxury Houseboat|
|Kovalam||Som||Travancore Heritage||The Leela Kempinski|