KERALA - GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Places Covered: Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Kanyakumari
DAY 1 : Cochin
Arrival at Kerala
Arrive Cochin and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon proceed for city tour of Cochin which includes Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace etc.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 : Cochin – Munnar
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning depart for Munnar (approx.4 hours journey), enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by.
Arrive Munnar and check in at hotel. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. 1600 meter above sea level this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in the blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
Overnight at Munnar.
DAY 3 : Munnar
Morning proceed for Munnar sightseeing after breakfast. Move through the tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. Lush green hills all around - a place difficult to describe. Very low population and moved away from the city pollution makes Munnar a special destination.
Sightseeing includes Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttuputty dam and the Indo Swiss project. You can also enjoy boating in the Lake. Overnight at Munnar.
DAY 4 : Munnar - Thekkady
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Thekkady - drive through tea estates, spice gardens and wild forests. Arrive Thekkady after a memorable drive of approx. 4 hours. Check in at hotel.
In the evening visit Kumily market to buy the best spices available.
Overnight at Thekkady.
DAY 5 : Thekkady - Kumarokom
In the morning proceed to Kumarakom after breakfast. Arrive at Kumarakom, after a journey of approx. 5 hours enjoying the beauty of the traditional Keralian houses.
An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarokom offers visitors many other leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarokom. Holiday packages on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvalloms, are an out-of-this-world experience at Kumarokom.
Check in at Hotel. Overnight at Kumarakom.
DAY 6 : Kumarokom
Morning go for boat cruise in the lake. Afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 7: Kumarokom - Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam, the international beach Resort with full of Coconut trees.
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful Bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse - sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programs, Catamaran cruising etc.
Evening enjoy the beach. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 8: Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam
Day excursion. Breakfast at hotel.
Full day excursion to Kanyakumari, Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Suchindram Temple. At Kanykumari visit Vivekanada rock.
Drive back to Kovalam in the evening.
DAY 9: Kovalam - Home
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer at leisure for flight.
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