Arrive into Cochin
Welcome to your “South India Tours”
On arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Cochin. Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the Hill Palace Museum which displays articles of archeological importance.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Cochin - Periyar
Early morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Check in at the Hotel. Afternoon, visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Enjoy Boat ride (at your own cost) in Lake Periyar to watch wildlife. Sightseeing will include spotting a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc.
In the evening visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices.In the evening walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Periyar - Munnar
Morning at Leisure at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Later drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive Munnar and check-in at your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - Munnar
This morning proceed on a city tour of Munnar.
Visit Eravikulam National Park to see rare mountain goats locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, Old Munnar Town, Dairy Farm and the Mattupetty Dam. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Visit the bazaars, plantations etc.
DAY 05 - Munnar - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and upon arrival, check into your hotel.Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Kumarakom.
Visit Churches, Kumarakom Bird Sanctury etc.
DAY 06 - Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Aleppey. The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Aleppey you will be taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat. Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on board.
DAY 7 - Alleppey - Trivandrum
The houseboat comes to halt at Alleppey. Disembark the houseboat after breakfast and drive to Trivandrum. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, visiting the ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful walks.
DAY 8 - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari Excursion
Full day return excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost part of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial, which is built about 400 meters offshore.
DAY 9 - Trivandrum
After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway station to board the flight/Train for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of ‘Exotic Beaches of Kerala’ escorted by Vardhman Vacations.