Best of Kerala Tour
Kerala known fondly as Gods own country, is located on India’s tropical Malabar Coast and boasts nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for beautiful boat cruises. It is the home of India’s ancient tradtional medicine – Ayurveda meaning knowledge of life. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose rolling green slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife.
Schedule of Best of Kerala Tour
Day 1 Arrival Cochin
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by one of our representatives who will take you to your car, from where you’ll be escorted off to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do with as you please.
Day 2 Athirapally Waterfalls
The 145 kilometres (90 mi) long Chalakudy River, originates in the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats and flows through the Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea. The river initially runs smoothly but becomes more turbulent as it nears Athirappilly. At Athirappilly Falls, the water surges around big rocks and cascades down in three separate plumes. Below the falls, the river remains turbulent for about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) until it reaches Kannamkuzhi.
Day 3 Cochin City Tour
A tour of beautiful Cochin city will give you a taste of diversity by visiting Mattancherry Palace (popularly called the Dutch Palace), Paradesi Synagogue in the centre of Jew Town and the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets along the coast in Fort Cochin. You’ll then have the chance to look around St. Francis Church, where Vasco da Gama was originally buried; the Santa Cruz Basilica, which is reminiscent of an iced cake rising up from the ground; and Hill Palace Museum, which displays a great collection of Royal and historical memorabilia.
Day 4 Munnar Sightseeing
Today we will take you for the sightseeing of Munnar visiting the Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point. The car will drive you back to hotel after the sightseeing.
Day 5 Munnar to Thekady
Today your driver will take you to Thekkady ( 02 Hrs 30 Mins / 90 Kms). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
On arrival the the Day is free to spend as per your interests. We have nothing planned for today as far as sightseeing or activities are concerned, however your hotel accommodation remains same as chosen.
Day 6 Periyar Sightseeing
Enjoy the sightseeing tour of “Thekkady” covering Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
The driver will then take you to Kumarakon ( 3 Hrs 30 Mins / 125 Kms). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Day 7 Kumarakom - Alleppey
Today We will vist Kumarakom bird sanctuary ,The bird sanctuary houses some extremely rare species of birds and is a treat for bird watchers. With gorgeous lakes and astonishing sites to behold you, nature lovers are in for a wonderful surprise as well.
Board the houseboat from Kumarakom and sail through backwaters to Alleppey. Enjoy the traditional houseboat and Keralan hospitality. All meals are served on board.
Day 8 Alleppey to Kovalam
The driver will take you to Kovalam ( 3 Hrs 30 Mins / 165 Kms approx.). Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to take breaks for refreshments and photography.
Day 9 Kanyakumari
The southern tip of India, the point at which three seas come together, Kanyakumari forms the basis of this trip. On reaching this sleepy town, also known as Cape Comorin, you’ll be able to explore the area and look out at the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the mighty Indian Ocean all at the same time. You’ll enjoy watching a spectacular sunset here before returning to your car for the drive back to Kovalam.
Day 10 Full ay at leisure in Kovalam
Free time to spend as per your interests. You can relax at the hotel and enjoy the recreational activities available (subject to direct payment if chargeable) or explore the surroundings on your own. Alternatively, you can replace this option with any other sightseeing tour available in this package.
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Day 11 Airport transfer
The driver will take you to Trivandrum airport ( 30 Mins / 12 Kms approx.)