Stroll through the eclectic markets, cruise along the twisting backwaters, catch the sun set over the Arabian Sea, spot elephants in wild, sip tea while soaking up spectacular landscape, relish the rich aromas of spice plantations and taste the local cuisine.
Duration : 10 Days
Route : Kochi → Munnar → Thekkady / Periyar → Alappuzha → Kovalam → Thiruvananthapuram
Days 1-2 Kochi (Cochin)
Kochi (Cochin), a major port city on the west coast of Kerala, straddles the backwaters, encompassing the northern end of a peninsula, several islands and a portion of the mainland.
Top attractions include Chinese fishing nets, Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basillica, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogoue, Fort Kochi, Princess Street, and Chendamangalam Palace Fort.
Day 3 Munnar
Munnar is a beautiful hill station, is famous for its tea plantations, many of them started by the British.
Eravikulam national park is one of the main tourist attractions, where you can spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Treks to Rajamala is also a popular for those who enjoy the outdoors. The region is rich in wildlife, which includes Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants.
Popular attractions include Atukkad Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Blossom Park, and Pothamedu View Point.
Days 4-5 Thekkady / Periyar
Thekkady is enchanting place with winding roads, tranquil countrysides, rich plantations and thick forests.
The Periyar National Park, centered around a large lake, supports a diverse range of animals including 62 species of mammals, 320 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles, 27 species of amphibians, and 38 species of fishes.
Enjoy safaris and walks in the park and end your evenings with an Ayurveda massage.
Day 6 Alappuzha (Allepey)
Alappuzha is inlaid with numerous channels that support its thriving backwater tourism. It is one of the best places to go on a houseboat cruise along the backwaters.
Alleppey is known for its snake-boat race held on the second Saturday of August.
Top attractions include Sreekrishna Swamy Temple, Karimadi Kuttan, and Marari beach.
Days 7-8 Kovalam
Kovalam beaches are extremely popular due to shallow waters and low tidal waves.
Enjoy the soft white sands, emerald sea and the swaying palms.
Days 9-10 Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Thiruvananthapuram, built on hills by the sea shore and sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, is a fascinating destination.
Popular attractions include Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, Fort, Napier Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery and the Palace Museum.