Catch the sun set with the chinese nets as a backdrop, cruise along the twisting backwaters, spot elephants in wild, relish the rich aromas of spice plantations and taste the local cuisine. This Kerala Tour Package provides a great mix of contemporary and traditional India.
Duration : 10 Days
Route : Cochin → Kumarakom → Periyar → Backwaters (Houseboat) → Kovalam
Day 1 Arrive Cochin
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 In Cochin
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of city visiting the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue – (closed on Fridays) and Chinese Fishing Nets. Later in the evening head to the cultural centre to witness the traditional dance form of Kerala – Kathakali.
Day 3 Cochin – Kumarakom by surface (90 kms / 2 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check in at hotel.
Afternoon is at leisure to explore and enjoy the resort.
Day 4 Kumarakom-Periyar by surface (127 kms. / 3 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Periyar. On arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 5 Periyar
Early morning and late afternoon boat rides on lake Periyar to view wildlife.
Day 6 Periyar – Alleppey by surface (155 kms. / 4 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Alleppey from where you will board a Kettuvallam (houseboat) for cruising on backwaters.
Overnight on board the house boat.
Day 7 Arrive Quilon- Kovalam by surface (83 kms / 2-3 Hrs)
Arrive Quilon by Kettuvallam and later drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Chitralayam Arts Gallery, Observatory and Kanakakunnu Palace.
Day 8 Kovalam
Today you will proceed for a full day excursion to Cape Comorin enroute visiting Padmanabhapuram near Nagarcoil, which is an old fort and a pagoda-shaped palace with fine 17th and 18th century murals.
Day 9 Kovalam
Full day is at leisure.
Day 10 Kovalam – Trivandrum by surface and departure
In time transfer to the Trivandrum airport to board flight for onward destination.