Day 1: Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport assistance & transfer hotel check in. In the evening enjoy Kathakali, a traditional dance form of Kerala with lavish costumes, exotic makeup, masks etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. City tour visiting Fort Cochin St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutchs Palace & Chinese fishing nets. Later drive to Munnar check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 3: Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point & Tea Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (110kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thekkady via Ramakkalmedu one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, one can find here a wind farm generating electricity. Visit Frog Rock, Turtle Rock and the highest twin-statue in Kerala called Kuravan & Kurathi. Evening watch Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat. Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephant, rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison. Later spice plantation tour to see crops of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee etc. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Thekkady - Kumarakom (132kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kumarakom, a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, in the Kuttanad region. Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologists paradise a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, Egret, Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Kumarakom - Day Cruise
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Alleppey boat jetty to board houseboat and sail through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters. Start sail through scenic backwaters, passing through one of the few areas in the world where farming is done below sea level. Lunch on board during the 4hrs cruise. Rest time free and easy to relax in your hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Kumarakom - Kovalam (190kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kovalam, check in at the hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika & Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Drive through famous beaches Shankumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach & Vizhinjam lighthouse. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Day free and easy to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Kovalam - Departure (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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