Namaste, welcome to magical India and welcome to Kerala! When you arrive at Cochin international airport, our driver and representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
After checking in, you can choose to have a good rest to adjust to the new time zone or just have some free time to visit around on your own.
In the morning after breakfast, you will start the tour by visiting the unique Chinese Fishing nets, Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays), Hill Palace, and Bolghatty Palace.
Enjoy boating at the Marine drive. This evening you will enjoy a cultural performance of the Kathakali dance show.
After breakfast, drive to Munnar (130KM, about 4 hours). With an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar is one of the most beautiful summer resort in South India. En-route, you can have a good view of the water falls.
When arrive, check in at your lovely hotel and the rest day is at leisure.
Having your breakfast at hotel, then you will take a leisure tour in Munnar - the Tea Museum, Tea plantations and walk around the Kundala Lake.
In the fternoon, visit the Eravikulam National Park to see the Nilgiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji flowers which bloom every 12 years.
Note: The Munnar tour is mainly for leisure. You can also contact your hotel to join some other activities about the tea such as how to plant the tea etc.
After breakfast, we will drive to Periyar (110KM, about 3.5 hours) which is famous for the Periyar Tiger Reserve (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary).
En-route, you will visit the Spice Garden where you can learn about many kinds of the local spices using for medicine and food. When arrive, check-in at your hotel and then drive to Periyar Tiger Reserve.
We will take a late afternoon cruise on the Periyar Lake where is located in the heart of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. There are many wildlife drink along the lake as well as many kinds of birds.
Note: it will a little cold in the evening by taking the cruise on the lake. Please take a coat with you. Optional activity: the ancient Kalaripayattu show.
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey (80KM, 2 hours) and board on your private houseboat. Starting to the leisure cruise by covering the local village, paddy fields, churches and temples etc.
Spot the birds on the lake and appreciate the sunset on your houseboat. Enjoy a delicious Kerala food by cooked from your chef on houseboat. Spend your leisure night on the deck.
In the morning, disembark from your houseboat and say goodbye to backwater. Then we will head to Kovalam (160KM, 4hours), which is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches.
Upon arrival, check in at your beach hotel and the rest day is the leisure time for you. You can join the activities from the hotel and do some water sports on the beach.
Today is leisure time to relax on the Kovalam Beach which is beach lovers’ first choice in Kerala.
Another leisure day to relax on the Kovalam Beach.
Have your breakfast of local dishes in Kerala. Then you will be transferred to Trivandrum international airport (15KM, 30moins) to catch your flight back home.
Say goodbye to India and thank you for taking your trip with us.