Beautiful Kerala | South India Tourism

Beautiful Kerala

Beautiful Kerala
Day 1   Arrive Cochin – Munnar

On your arrival at Cochin Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station you will be welcomed by our representative. Further drive straight to Munnar hill station where you will go through the narrow hairpin roads and where you will enjoy a cool climate. Enroute stop at the Valera and Cheeyappara Waterfalls (less water other than in monsoon period from June to September). Munnar is famous for its large expanse of tea plantations , mountains and waterfalls along the way everywhere. Reaching Munnar, check into the hotel and relax. From the small town of Munnar, you may buy quality tea powders of Kannan Devan hills and home-made chocolates. Overnight at Munnar

Day 2   Munnar full day sightseeing

After your breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing in the lovely hill station. First visit the Eravikulam National Park located at the Rajamala Peak (closed during February & March months as it is the breeding season of mountain goats there) / (if possible it is better to take the park tickets in the morning itself from the reservation counter at Munnar town to avoid the long queue at the Park’s ticket counter) and the Tea Museum (closed on Mondays) located in the town. After lunch proceed to visit the Mattupetty Dam where you have an option to do speed boating, Echo Point and back to town to visit the Blossom Park (also known as Hydel Park which is open till 6pm). Overnight at Munnar

Day 3   Munnar – Alleppey (5hrs drive)

After an early breakfast from the hotel , drive to Alleppey to embark the private houseboat at 12noon . Houseboat cruise with an overnight stay is the most thrilling experience which Kerala offers and undoubtedly this is the highlight of any trip to South India. Cruise around the beautiful backwaters and your crew members will serve delicious Kerala food around 1PM with a stopover . After lunch continue the cruise and during the journey you can see ancient temples, churches, paddy fields and can watch the day to day activities of the local people who live nearby. Evening you will get tea /coffee with snacks and around 5PM, the houseboat will be anchored a safe village area where you could walk around. There is no cruise during the night time. Have dinner and Overnight at the Houseboat in Alleppey

Day 4   Alleppey – Kovalam (4.5hrs drive)

Post breakfast , the cruise will continue and disembark from the houseboat at Alleppey jetty at 9AM . Drive towards the world famous beach at Kovalam which is now a favorite relaxing destination for the tourists. Check in at the beach resort and relax. Here you have an option for various Ayurveda massages/treatments and if interested try the different sea foods options available at the in-house restaurant. Overnight at Kovalam

Day 5   Kovalam – Trivandrum city sightseeing – Kovalam

Today after a relaxed breakfast from the hotel, you will be moved to Trivandrum city for a sightseeing. The sightseeing here includes the Napier Museum, Kuthira Malika or Puthen Malika (also known as Horse Palace), the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple (only Hindus are allowed and dress code: ladies must wear saree or salwar & gents must wear dhotis /mundu & remove their shirt), Sri Chithra Art Gallery, etc. Also you can do a variety of shopping in the city- get some souvenirs which are handmade in Kerala. Back to Kovalam and Overnight at Kovalam

Day 6   Kovalam – Cochin

Have breakfast and drive back to Cochin, the Queen of Arabia Sea and is said to be the commercial hub of Kerala. Since this is a long drive , rest of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight at Cochin

Day 7   Cochin Departure

Today after breakfast if time permits (if you have an evening departure) you can do the sightseeing of Fort Cochin covering the St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace (closed on Saturdays) and the Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays & Saturdays). Later free for shopping and as per your departure schedule you will be transferred to Cochin Airport/Ernakulam Railway Station for your onward journey back home.