1 / Arrival Cochin
Arrive cochin, meet assist at the airport and proceed to Munnar(130km). Munnar
is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni
and Kundala. Located at 1600 M above sea level, this was once the summer resort
of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations,
picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar
unique experience. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort
of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate
throughout the year makes it the favourite tourist place of both Indians and foreigners.
Night stay in Munnar.
2 / Munnar
Proceed for sightseeing in Munnar. Mattupetty Lake Created by a small hydroelectric
dam project, this lake is situated at a distance of around 13 km away from Munnar.
Situated at a height of 1700 m , 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. Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) This idyllic hill station
with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare
experience. Rajamala is home to almost half the population of Nilgiri tahrs (a
rare mountain goat). Night stay in Munnar.
3 / Thekkady
proceed to Thekkady (100km). The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendour
and human innovation. The Thekkady wildlife sanctuary is popularly known as the
Periyar Tiger Reserve. This area is popular for its wildlife tours, jungle adventure
holidays, wildlife adventure and jungle trekking tours. This sanctuary is special
as it is ideal for watching and observing animals in their natural habitat. The
Periyar wildlife sanctuary is situated on the banks of an artificially created
lake, that is the Periyar Lake. This lake is unique in the sense it is manmade
and one can see partially submerged tree-trunks in the lake. After Boat cruise
in Periyar Lake proceed for spice plantation visit. Night stay in Thekkady.
4 / Kumarakom
breakfast proceed to Kumarakom an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove
forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting
waterways and canals adorned with while lillies . A picturesque world of backwaters,
thatched houseboats, Cormorants, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms. The ever-effervescent
Vembanad Lake takes you into the heart of the scenic lake where you'll come across
plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes. Sightseeing in Kumarakom
include The Kumarakam Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favourite
haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Night stay in Kumarakom.
5 / Kovalam
Proceed to Kovalam(180km). Kovalam is an internationally
renowned beach of Kerala, with three adjacent crescent beaches. The southern most
beach, marked by a prominent red and white striped Light House, known as the Light
house beach, is the most popular of the three. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt
of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory
on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
Night stay in Abad Plamshore.
6 / Kanyakumari
Morning proceed to Kanyakumari, located at the
southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The small temple dedicated to Kanyakumari,
or the youthful form of the primeval energy Shakti (Mother Goddess) is located on the seashore, in the town known by the same name, it is a place at
the confluence of the Indian ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. The
multicoloured sand is an unique feature of the beach here. It represents the site
where the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda spent days in meditation upon a rock
off of the coast. 400m off the coast, in a rocky island, stands a memorial dedicated
to Swami Vivekanand,. Evening after sunset, proceed back to Kovalam.
7 / Cochin
after breakfast proceed to Cochin(236km), the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is situated
on the west coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala. It is also referred
to as the Gateway of South India. Night stay in Cochin.
8 / Sightseeing
breakfast proceed for sightseeing in fort Cochin and Mattancherry which includes
famous Jewish Synagogue (Build in 1568 AD)The synagogue was magnificently decorated
by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can
be found here. The Dutch Palace (Build by Protuguese and presented to the Cochin
Raja) The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes
from the Hindu epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana., St. Francis church (The protestant
Church was built originally by the Protuguese in 1503 AD) & Chinese fishing
net. The chinese fishing nets found here are the only ones of its kind in India.
It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced
these nets here. Night stay in Cochin.
9 / Departure
in time to the Cochin airport to board the onward flight .