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Tropical Treasures: Backwaters, Temples, and Wildlife in South India”



13 Nights/ 14 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Explore the “Tropical Treasures” of South India on this captivating journey. Experience the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, visit ancient temples that resonate with spirituality, and encounter diverse wildlife in lush sanctuaries. This tour seamlessly blends culture, nature, and relaxation, offering a well-rounded adventure through the vibrant landscapes of the southern region. Discover the essence of South India’s rich heritage, scenic beauty, and incredible biodiversity.


  • Experience the vibrant Kathakali dance performance in Cochin, showcasing Kerala's rich cultural heritage.
  • Cruise through the picturesque backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat.
  • Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, home to diverse wildlife species.
  • Discover the stunning tea plantations and scenic beauty of Munnar, including Rajamala Hill and Echo Point.
  • Visit the iconic Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and the Great Living Chola Temples in Thanjavur, Darasuram, and Gangaikondacholapuram, showcasing exquisite architecture.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 49%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 52%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 57%


Day 1: Arrive Cochin
Arrival at Cochin airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening Kathakali dance performance, showcasing Kerala's traditional art form. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
After breakfast, explore Fort Cochin, St. Frances Church, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, and the famous Chinese fishing nets. Later, proceed to Alleppey and board a houseboat for a scenic cruise through the backwaters. Overnight on the houseboat.

Day 3: Alleppey - Thekkady (160kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and drive to Thekkady. In the evening, watch a Martial Arts & Kathakali Dance show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Thekkady
Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on a boat, home to various wildlife species. Later, visit a spice plantation. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar (100kms)
Drive to Munnar, with en-route visits to scenic spots. Check in at the hotel and relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Munnar
Explore Munnar's attractions, including Pothamedu, Mattupetty dam, Rajamala hill, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and the Tea Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Munnar - Madurai (160kms)
Drive to Madurai and visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (190kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, visiting Trichy's Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeshwara temple en-route. Check in at the hotel in Thanjavur. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Visit Great Living Chola Temples in Thanjavur, Darasuram & Gangaikondacholapuram (150kms round)
Full-day excursion to visit the Great Living Chola Temples in Darasuram, Airavateshwarar Temple, and Gangaikondacholapuram Temple complex. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Thanjavur - Rameshwaram (250kms)
Drive to Rameshwaram and visit Ramanathaswamy Temple and Adams Bridge. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (310kms)
Drive to Kanyakumari and visit Kanyakumari Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and Vattakottai Fort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)
Drive to Kovalam and check in at the hotel. Later, visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Attukal Temple, Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, and the popular beaches. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Kovalam
Enjoy a free day for relaxation and personal activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Trivandrum Airport (20km) or Cochin Airport (250km) for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 13 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight ticket
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Cochin - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Thekkady - Spice Village/ Carmelia Haven Resort
Munnar - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Thanjavur - Svatma
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Kanyakumari - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam - Raviz Kovalam/ Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove


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