Duration of Programme: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places to Visit: Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Cochin.

India Gate-DelhiDay 01: Arrive Cochin
Morning arrive at Cochin International airport.

Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

On arrival meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel, where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel's vouchers, feedback report, etc) to you. overnight in the hotel

w3infotekDay 02: Cochin - KATHAKALI DANCE SHOW
After breakfast at hotel visit Mattancherry Palace -The Dutch Palace exhibits beautiful mural paintings that depict the scenes from Ramayana. Fort Kochi -Fort Kochi is inhabited by Anglo-Indian community. The whole of the region presents a different aura and ambience. The culture is quite unique and represents the Eurasian culture. St Francis Church -This church was built by the Portuguese in the year 1503 A.D. It is said that Portuguese explorer Vasco-da-Gama was originally buried here and his remains were later brought to Lisbon. Santa Cruz Basilica -Built by the Portuguese around 500 years back, the Santa Cruz Basilica is known for its Gothic exterior with soaring spires. Also visit Chinese fishing net.

Later in the evening visit to watch traditional Kerala Kathakali dance Show. Overnight at hotel.

imgKathakali dance - It is Kerala's very own, much celebrated dance drama. Kathakali evolved in the 8th century from 'Ramanattam' a dance drama created by Kottarakkara Thampuran, a great admirer and promoter of traditional art forms. Kathakali draws its theme from the wealth of Indian mythology and folklore. The performer is assisted by vocal and percussion accompaniments while the dancer through 'hasta mudras' or hand gestures expounds the theme. Expressions of face and eyes hold the key to perfection. Unique among the Indian dance forms, Kathakali ranks high among the Indian dance forms. Noted for its archaic costumes, weird make up, the elaborately painted faces often mistaken for masks and grand headgears, Kathakali is perhaps the only dance form in India in which the masculine aspect of the dance is preserved in its elemental vigor.

w3infotekDay 03: Cochin - Munnar (125kms )
After breakfast at hotel drive to Munnar.

Munnar - Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave. 

On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

w3infotekDay 04: Munnar

After breakfast at hotel enjoy full day city tour with our guide visiting Nilgiri Thar and Mattupetty Lake & Dam. Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Evening visit Nyamakkad - a land of breathtaking waterfalls. Very beautiful down pour clear and chilly water from a peak amidst dense forest. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 m. The enticing surroundings make an excellent picnic spot and trekking point. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Munnar - Thekkady (90kms ) - BOAT SAFARI AT LAKE PERIYAR
After breakfast at hotel drive to Thekkady.

(Periyar National Park) - Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a perennial source of water for the local wildlife. Herds of elephant and sambar, gaur and wild pigs wander down to the lake-side and can be observed from the launches that cruise the lake. On arrival, check in at hotel.

After wash and change at hotel enjoy boat safari to explore wildlife inside the park. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Thekkady - Alleppey (153 Kms) - OVERNIGHT AT HOUSEBOAT

After breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey. On arrival board on houseboat to enjoy cruise in backwaters. This cruise is very exciting and sensational to watch the real traditional Kerlan life who lives on the banks of backwaters. Enjoy lunch, Dinner at Houseboat. Overnight at House boat.

Day 07: Alleppey - Trivandrum - Kovalam (158 kms)
Morning disembark from house boat and drive to Kovalam on the way you can enjoy half day city tour of Trivandrum with our guide. Visiting Padmanabha Swamy Temple (From outside), Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum.

Later continue drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / Beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Kovalam - FREE DAY
Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Kovalam Trivandrum (20kms.) / Departure

Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. In time transfer to Trivandrum airport to board on flight for onward destinations.

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