Gods Own Country
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure
01 Day: ARRIVAL COCHIN
Welcome upon arrival (arrive in the morning), our company executive will meet and assist you at the airport. Transfer to hotel and check in. After relaxation visit best preserved Synagogue, The Dutch Palace and the oldest European Church in India the St. Francis Church where Vasco Da Gama was originally buried. A leisurely walk through the Fort Cochin area which gives you a close look at the operation of the huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets introduced by Chinese traders which is still used in Kerala backwaters as a traditional way of fishing.
In the evening enjoy the Kathak kali dance show. Kathakali is the ancient classical dance from of Kerala. It is based on the stories of the Indian epics acted out in this traditional show, where dancers tell stories to music using animated expressions. It is a stylized art form where dancer wears a painted face and mimes using animated hand gestures and facial expressions. Come back to hotel and overnight stay.
02 Day: COCHIN – MUNNAR (BY SURFACE 128 KM)
Morning drive to Munnar, it is Surrounded by lush green tea estates and situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, this picturesque hill station boasts of exotic flora and fauna. enjoy beautiful streams small waterfalls like vallara and cheeyappara water falls, Rubber, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests, Reach in the hotel and check in. overnight stay.
03 Day: MUNNAR
After breakfast, go for full day sightseeing trip of Munnar Perhaps one of the most romantic experiences you love to cherish in the album of your heart.Visit – Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary, famous for Nilagiri Tahr and Tea gardens & Tea Plantation. You never feel tired. The enchanting beauty of Munnar beats the sweat of your brow. Overnight stay.
04 Day: MUNNAR – THEKKADY (BY SURFACE 87 KM)
After breakfast, drive towards Thekkady. Reach in the hotel and check in. explore the Wildlife Sanctuary by jeep or on foot - for the adventurous there is the opportunity to camp overnight in the jungle. Elephants and tigers are the most famous residents and the lucky few will possibly see these, but the smaller fauna is equally interesting and even a short forest walk near the town will likely bring you into contact with the beautiful Malabar Giant Squirrel - bigger than a domestic cat. Also enjoy Boat ride in Lake Periyar where one can have a unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar, however are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Overnight stay.
05 Day: THEKKADY - ALLEPPEY (BY SURFACE 139 KM)
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey. Check in to the houseboat at 12:00. Cruising in a House Boat through the back waters of Kerala is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwaters, rivers and canals. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and breakfast will be served on board. All Meals will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
06 Day: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM (BY SURFACE 161 KM)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kovalam. Check in to hotel and day is free for leisure activities. Kovalam is the internationally renowned beach destination. Overnight stay.
07 Day: KOVALAM
After breakfast, take an excursion to Trivandrum visit Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Come back to Kovalam and enjoy at beach also visit to the Lighthouse. Overnight stay.
08 Day: KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum airport to board onward flight to home with everlasting memories of India.