Day 01: Cochin
Arrive in Cochin and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon tour of Cochin visiting the Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India, Santa Cruz Basilica, the Dutch Palace and the Spice market.
Evening show of Kathakali, the famous dance drama of Kerala, characterized by grotesque gesticulations, amazing costumes and very extensive make-up.
Day 02: Cochin – Munnar (B)
Morning drive to Munnar, the highest town of Kerala with a cool, bracing climate exuding old-world charm and popular for extensive tea and cardamom plantations.
Day 03: Munnar (B)
Today visit a local Tea Museum and Tea Plantation Estate. Here local tea pickers will explain the importance of regional tea’s grown here. Enjoy the Tea Tasting!
Later enjoy a Nature Soft-Trek inside the Eravikulam National Park famed as the first and most famed national park of Kerala. Amongst other rare flora & fauna here, enjoy sighting Nilgiri Tahr- A world rare species of mountain goats found only here.
Day 04: Munnar – Alleppey (Houseboat) (B/L/D)
Today drive to Alleppey and join your traditional Kettuvallam Houseboat. Board your houseboat at mid-day for an exhilarating experience. As you sail down a maze of canals, you see villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fishermen and local life. Meals and overnight are onboard.
Day 06: Houseboat – Kovalam (B)
Late morning, disembark at Alleppey jetty, also known as “Venice of the East” for its narrow canals and backwaters. Drive to Kovalam for a beach stay. Kovalam is one of the best places to enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic massage.
Day 07: Kovalam (B)
Day at leisure to explore beaches on your own
Day 08: Kovalam – Trivandrum (B)
Transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your onward flight
Included: Accommodation in Hotels, meals as shown above, transportation using Air-conditioned private vehicle, local English speaking guides, entrance fees and all taxes.
Excludes: International flights, Visa, Insurance,Meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.