Package Name :
Relax and Enjoy the beauty of Kerala
Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Kovalam
DAY 01 ARRIVE AT COCHIN
- On arrival at Cochin Airport, meet and transfer to hotel for 02 nights'
stay. Cochin, the 'Queen of Arabian Sea' has one of the finest natural
harbors in the world. The ancient churches, palaces and synagogue in this
city are sought after by archaeologists and historians. Evening, go for
motorboat cruise to watch the sunset and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight stay at Cochin.
DAY 02 COCHIN
- After breakfast, go for half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin covering the
Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), which was built by the Portuguese in
1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The
Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays & Saturdays) was originally
constructed in 1568, but was destroyed by Portuguese in 1662. This was
rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. The St. Francis
Church, said to be India's oldest European-built church was constructed in
1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco da Gama was buried here for 14
years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. Afternoon at leisure.
Evening, drive to the Cultural Centre where you can enjoy the Kathakali
dance show. Overnight stay at Cochin.
DAY 03 COCHIN - THEKKADY
- After breakfast, drive to Thekkady, the land of unending chains of hills
and spice scented plantations. It has the famous wildlife sanctuary in
South India, which is also a Tiger Reserve. On arrival, check into the
hotel for 02 nights stay. Afternoon, visit the spice plantations and
Kumily town. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
DAY 04 THEKKADY
- Morning at leisure and free for own activities. You can opt for a soft
trek through the forest or for an elephant ride. Evening, enjoy boating
through Lake Periyar and watch the wild life. This is the only sanctuary
in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at
close quarters, from the safety of a boat.
Overnight stay at Thekkady.
DAY 05 THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM
- After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom where you will check into a
backwater resort for 01 night stay. Rest of the day at leisure for own
activities. You can opt for an Ayurvedic Full Body Massage at the resort.
Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
DAY 06 KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY (BACKWATERS)
- Morning, you can opt to visit the nearby Bird Sanctuary. Around 1230
hrs, check into a Houseboat for a night cruise towards Alleppey. Alleppey
has large networks of canals and is the centre for backwater cruises in
the state. During the cruise, you can stop for a short walk through the
nearby villages and enjoy local life. Meals will be served on board.
Overnight stay in Houseboat.
DAY 07 ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
- Arrive at Alleppey around 0930 hrs after a relaxing breakfast on board
and proceed to Kovalam. En route, visit the attractions in Trivandrum
city. Trivandrum is built over seven hills and is known as the 'City of
the Sacred Serpent'. The Padmanabhaswamy Swamy Temple is the landmark of
the city. The main other attractions of this city are the Puthen Maliga
Museum (Horse Palace), Napier Museum, and Sree Chitra Art Gallery (all
monuments closed on Mondays). Later, proceed to Kovalam and check into a
beach hotel for 0l night. Overnight stay at Kovalam
DAY 08 DEPART FROM TRIVANDRUM
- Morning at leisure. Later, transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your
flight back home.