Arrive into Cochin, Welcome to your “Peaceful South India Tour”. On arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. proceed on a city tour of Cochin.Visit many interesting sites like the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing nets etc. OPTIONAL: In the evening enjoy the Kathakali Dance performance.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 - Cochin - Thekkady
On day second of your tour, drive to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar / Thekkady after breakfast. Thekkady is a wonderful place to visit during a trip to Kerala. Indeed, tours to Thekkady are fast gaining popularity with every passing day. Enjoy an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. This will enable you to have a close look at the park’s large variety of wildlife including elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and birds.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 - Thekkady
Morning, after breakfast boating through Periyar lake – Wildlife sanctuary. You can visit the rare species of plants and animals. Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc. on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Overnight stay at Periyar.
DAY 4 - Thekkady - Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kottayam. Reach and visit the Bird Sanctuary. Proceed to the Vembanand Lake. Check into a traditional houseboat of Kerala Style and go on a leisurely backwater cruise along the lake on a thatched houseboat. A ride on the houseboat is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.
DAY 5 - Kumarakom - Cochin
The houseboat comes to halt at Kumarakom. Disembark the boat and drive to Cochin. Check in your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 6 - Depart - Cochin
After breakfast transfer to Cochin airport to catch flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Peaceful South India Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations