Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places Covered: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppy - Kovalam - Mumbai
1: Arrive Cochin: Ex - Delhi or Mumbai
Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening Sunset cruise to view Chinese fishing nets and visiting Bolghaty Island. Later view traditional kathakali classical dances. Overnight Cochin.
Day 2: Cochin /Periyar (03 hrs)
Proceed by road to Periyar. Check into Spice Village, set in the heart of the cardamom hills of Kerala. The village lies just outside Periyar Tiger Reserve and a stay here is a perfect way to appreciate the environment. This is a place for anyone who Loves nature to fill your lungs with fresh air, to savour the rich fragrance of cinnamon and cloves or to watch young elephants at the water's edge. Day at leisure to visit nearby coffee plantations, spice gardens with pepper vines or a trek deep into the tropical forest. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Periyar
Tour of Periyar wildlife sanctuary by Boat to see elephants and to view a rich variety of wildlife: Tiger, Elephant, Wild Boar, deer and Monkeys. Overight at Hotel.
Day 4: Periyar /Cochin (03 hrs)
Drive to Cochin. Check into hotel. Later city tour visiting the Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue
Day 5: Cochin/ Kumarakom (03 hrs)
Drive to Kumarakom. Check into cottages of the heritage hotel - Coconut Lagoon resort situated on the Backwaters. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon
Day 6: Kumarakom
Day free to explore the backwaters and the lake by quiet motorboats and canoes through water channels or visit the bird Sanctuary on the opposite bank or just relax and enjoy "Pizhichin" a particularly energizing Ayurvedic Oil Massages, which is particularly rejuvenating.
Day 7: Kumarakom /Alleppy /Kovalam
Drive to Allepey, also known as the "Venice of the East" for a 3 hour bakwater cruise upto Kottayam. It gives a uniquely quaint view of the unspoilt village life of Kerala,past lush green paddy fields, coconut and banana groves. From Kottayam,drive to Kovalam (02 hrs). Check into Beach resort. Overnight at Kovalam
Day 8: Kovalam
Full day at leisure at the Beach.
Day 9: Kovalam /Mumbai /Homebound
Transfer to airport in Trivandrum for outbound flight.