Keralam, the land of kera or coconut, is a never-ending array of coconut palms… sun blanched beaches… kettuvallams over enchanting backwaters… magical monsoon showers… silent valleys vibrant with flora and fauna… misty mountains of the Western Ghats… fragrance of spices… evenings reverberating with the rhythm of a thousand artforms… fairs and festivals…
Duration: 07 nights & 08 days
Places covered: Cochin – Munnar- Alleppey –Kollam – Kovalam
Day 1 – Arrival at Cochin – Munnar (150 Kms / 4 hrs)
You are greeted on arrival at Kochi airport you will be received by our representative and we will proceed on a 4.5 hour drive to Munnar. On the way we will visit the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad and watch the elephants bathing. You can also take an Elephant Safari and play with Baby elephants while they are bathing. The other attractions on the drive include Spice Plantations, Valara waterfalls, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Karadippara view point, Attukkad water fall view etc. Once you reach Munnar Check in to the hotel for 02 nights. Stay overnight at the Munnar.
Day 2 – Munnar Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, take a sightseeing tout of Munnar visiting the Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Old Munnar Town and the town market. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 – Munnar – Alleppey (Houseboat)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the Houseboat Embarkation point. Check-in to the exclusive houseboat. Your private boat will be facilitated with bed rooms, bath rooms, living area, sun deck, dining and beautiful corridor. The boat will also have a Kitchen that prepares all your meals onboard. This full day cruise will include all your meals and an overnight stay on board.
Day 4 – Quilon (Kollam)
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Quilon is the centre of countrys cashew trading and processing industy, one of the oldest ports of Malabar coast. 30% of the of this historic place is covered by Ashatamudi Lake. Over night at a beautifull resort in the side of this beautifull lake. Stay overnight at the hotel, Kollam.
Day 5 – Quilon (Kollam)
Morning after breakfast, go for visit Amrithakala Gurukulam which is an institution for Indian traditional arts, crafts and languages. Where you can see some classical art forms, villlage crafts, pottery making, wood caring etc. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 – Kovalam Beach
Morning after breakfast, check out and proceed on a 3 hour drive to Kovalam. Kovalam Beach was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. There are three beaches at Kovalam, separated by outcrops jutting out to the sea. The larger one is called Light House Beach for its 30 meter high light house. The second largest one is Hawah Beach. Once you reach Kovalam check in to the hotel. Relax in the hotel for the rest of the day. After settling down set out on sightseeing in Kovalam. Enjoy the sun setting in Kovalam Beach. Stay overnight at the hotel, Kovalam.
Day 7 – Kanyakumari Excursion
Morning after breakfast go for full day excursion trip to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India, the meeting place of three great ocean and also one of the important pilgrim centre of Hindus.The Kanyakumari beach is famous for its spectacular sun rise and sun set.VisIt the famous old palace called Padmnabhapuram Palace and famous Suchendra Temple. Later drive back to the Kovalam. Evening free to enjoy the beach.
Day 8 – Departure
Enjoy the morning at your leisure and checkout of the hotel after breakfast. We will drop you back at Trivandrum airport for the departure flight back home.
*******Tour Ends with Happy Memories********