BEACHES,HILLS AND BACKWATERS OF KERALA(6NIGHTS 7 DAYS)

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrival in Trivandrum

Meet our representative upon arrival in Trivandrum and drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore – Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches – Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

kovalam light house  kovalam beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 02: Sightseeing of Trivandrum

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum, covering Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Return to Kovalam for overnight stay.

  napier museumpadmanabha swamy temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 03: Kovalam –Alleppey (160 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

Proceed to Alleppey by road after breakfast. After arrival, check-in at the houseboat in backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day cruising through beautiful backwaters. Overnight at the Alleppey houseboat.

 vembanad lake  houseboat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 04: Alleppey – Munnar (175 km/approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar – derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

plantation munnar  munnar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 05: Sightseeing in Munnar

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

 mattupetty dam  shooting point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 06: Munnar – Cochin (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Cochin. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Later, proceed to explore this colorful city with Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

synagogue  fishing net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 07: Departure from Cochin

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home.

NOTE:

Monument Closed on

Cochin – Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Friday/Saturday/Jewish Holidays

Cochin – Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday

Munnar – Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March

Munnar – Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday