Aptly known as God’s Own Country, Kerala needs to introduction. One of the hottest tourist destinations in the recent time, Kerala has risen sharply on global tourist map. We bring to you the highlights of this amazing land including the cosmopolitan city of Cochin, the sanctuary of Periyar, the tea country of Munnar, the serene backwaters of Kumarakom and of course, the famous beaches of Kovalam.
Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days
Tour Plan: Cochin > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin
This popular tour of South India is great for those who have limited time but great expectations. This tour starts at Cochin and includes sightseeing.
From Cochin we take you to Periyar which is famous for spice plantation, wildlife and Periyar Lake, where we will take a boat ride. From Periyar we will travel to Kumarakom, where we will enjoy a waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake. At Alleppey we will check into House Boat and enjoy the afternoon cruising through the backwaters, canals & coir villages.
Travel Plan Details:
Day 01 Arrive Cochin
Upon arrival in Cochin new name Kochi you will be met and transferred to hotel. Afternoon free to relax or to do your own activities.
Overnight: hotel in Cochin
Day 02 Cochin
At 0900 hrs you will be taken for morning city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net, Mattanchery Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church. Afternoon free to relax
Overnight : hotel in Cochin
Day 03 Cochin / Periyar (195 kms, 5 hours drive)
At 0845 hrs you will be driven from Cochin to Periyar (a few miles away from civilization, there is a place, the abode of many rare animals, birds and plants in the western ghats in Kerala, the land of green magic) and checkin at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax.
Overnight : hotel in Periyar
Day 04 Periyar
At 0630 hrs, you will be taken for a Boat ride (public boat sharing with other passengers) to view wildlife on the bank of Periyar Lake.
At 1130 hrs you will taken for spice plantation tour.
Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight : hotel in Periyar
Day 05 Periyar / Kumarakom (135 kms, 3 hours drive)
At 0945 hrs you will be driven from Periyar to Kumarakom – a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and checkin at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax.
Overnight : Hotel in Kumarakom
Day 06 Kumarakom / Alleppey (20 kms, 30 minutes drive)
At 1130 hrs you will be driven from Kumarakom to Alleppey Jetty Point (when someone steps aboard a Kettuvallam, they step back into history, for these “moving masterpiece” have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries) and checkin at house boat.
Your houseboat will move slowly thru’ narrow canals & backwater where you will see paddy fields, temples, churches, coconut palm trees, island etc.
Overnight : houseboat in Alleppey
Day 07 Alleppey/ Cochin (90 kms, 2 hrs drive)
At 1000 hrs your houseboat will reach Jetty point and then driven from Alleppey to Cochin Airport.
Like this tour? We will be glad to customize it to your requirements. You can ask us to add a night here and there, add activities, more sightseeing or even combine Two or more tour plans for a truly spectacular experience of India. Please visit Contact Us page to submit your query. We will work it all and send a quote to you. If you have a query, let us know. We will be glad to be of assistance.