Best of Kerala

Best of Kerala

Duration : 09 Days / 08 Nights

Route : Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum

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Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrive Cochin
Welcome to God’s Own Country upon arrival at Cochin airport Discovery Prime Tours representative will greet you and assist you towards your hotel. Check in and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Cochin
After breakfast get ready for your sightseeing visit Jew Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing net etc. Spend your evening watching Kathakali Dance performances. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Cochin – Munnar
After breakfast proceeds your drive to Munnar a short drive will then take you to the beauteous hill station of Kerala known as Munnar. Munnar is known for its natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate. Located in the south Western Ghats of India, Munnar is a charming hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. The land blessed with natural splendor looks dazzling with rocky peaks, rolled mountains, manicured tea gardens and soothing mountain air. On your reach to Munnar check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Munnar
The day at Munnar begins with a sumptuous breakfast and will be followed by a sightseeing tour of the picturesque environs. Essentially a tea town, Munnar catches the visitor’s attention with its refreshing aroma first and then continues to impress with its beauty and placidity. The sightseeing plan for the day includes visit to pristine Mattupetty Lake and neighbouring Swiss Livestock Project, a specialized dairy farm where about 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared. At the lake one gets the option of enjoying a boat ride and can also explore the nearby Eco Point.Also visit the breathtaking scenery of lush mountains of Eravikulam National Park. The park is a natural habitat to estimate half the world population of NilgiriTahr along with other ungulates such as Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer. Other inhabitants of the park are Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Tiger, Dhole and more. The region is worth paying a visit for both its enchanting flora and fauna.

Day 05 : Munnar – Thekkady
After breakfast check out and drive to Thekkady. Set on a jungle safari inside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake. The sanctuary is one of the biggest natural reserves in India which covers about 777 km squares. Home to myriad wild creatures this protected area lies in the middle of mountainous region of Cardamom Hills and is cradled with picturesque Periyar Lake. Animals such as elephant, sambar, gaur and wild boars and beauteous bird populations such as darters, cormorants, kingfishers and racket tailed Drongos have made the park their home. Spot these animals coming to the banks of Periyar Lake to quench their thirst while you sail on a boat in the pristine lake. Also, visit a spice plantation in the vicinity later and return to the hotel for night stay. Take a stroll around the local markets to pick souvenirs before you return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Thekkady – Alleppey
On this day you will proceed towards Alleppey, the beauteous land where most of backwaters action takes place After breakfast at the hotel drive towards Alleppey , check in to your pre booked house boat. And enjoy this beautiful experience for rest of the day and relax. Stay overnight at the house boat.

Day 07 : Alleppey – Kovalam
After breakfast at houseboat check out from the houseboat and start your drive for Kovalam. This internationally renowned beach town is a favourite haunt of tourists looking to spend laid-back vacations amidst beauteous environs. A former favourite jaunt of hippies, this tropical beach town is known for its picture perfect looks, traditional fishing villages providing a refreshing India tour experience. Day at Kovalam will be free for trying some recreational activities on the beach or at the hotel.

Day 08 : Kovalam
After breakfast at hotel, go for a sightseeing of PadhamanabhaSwamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. After an eventful day relax on the beach of Kovalam for a perfect closure to the day. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 : Kovalam– Trivandrum airport Departure
Today day free till departure. Later as per your flight timings get transferred to the Trivandrum airport for boarding your onward flight.

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