Day 01:-Arrive Cochin
Meeting & Assistance on arrival at Cochin airport by Indian Horizons representative and transfer to Hotel. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02:-Cochin / Periyar (195kms/4.5hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed for half day guided city tour of Cochin visiting The Dutch Palace, Portuguese Churches, Mosques, Hindu temples, Fort Cochin, still keeping alive its ancient Jew tradition, St. Francis Church, Jew's street and the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin.
Afternoon drive by surface to Periyar - the most tranquil town in Kerala. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03:-Periyar / Kumarakom (170 kms / 04 hrs)
Early morning visit the Sanctuary Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife. Apart from Elephants, the other animals to be seen in the Periyar sanctuary are Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Dole or Indian Wild Dog and very rarely, a Tiger. There are, now, an estimated 40 tigers here. Four species of primates are found at Periyar - the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Common Langur And Bonnet Macaque. Periyar also happens to be the habitat of the elusive Nilgiri Tahr. Back to hotel for breakfast.
Later afternoon drive by surface to Kumarkom a beautiful backwater village. Kumarakom situated on the banks of the giant lake named as Vembanadu. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities with options to either relax yourself with the rejunavating Ayurvedic massage at the hotel or by making your trip more vulnerable and adventurus by visiting bird Sanctuary and boating in vembanadu lake. Overnight at hotel
Day04:- Kumarakom / Alleppey - Alleppey Board
Morning after breakfast drive till the Alleppey Jetty to board the houseboat. Lunch at Houseboat. Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East has a largest network of Canals and is a centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. Large number of tourist are attracted to this district because of its boat races, houseboat. Your houseboat will take you for a Cruise around backwater villages of Alleppey. The cozy double bedroom, the sit - out, the sundeck, the well stocked kitchen and the modern toilette give the guests a feeling of being at home in the lovely waters. Dinner at Houseboat. Overnight on Houseboat.
Day05:- Alleppey / Marari (15kms/0.5hrs)
Morning after breakfast deboards from houseboat & drive by surface to Marari. On arrival check into hotel.
Rest of the day free for leisure to enjoy the sun and ambiance of some of the most beautiful bathing beaches in the world or Ayurveda meditation. Overnight at hotel
Morning after breakfast full day free for leisure to enjoy the sun and ambiance of some of the most beautiful bathing beaches in the world or Ayurveda meditation. Overnight at hotel
Day 07:- Marari / Cochin (60kms/1.5hrs) / Cochin Depart:
Morning after breakfast free to relax at hotel or leisure activities. Afternoon drive by surface to Cochin. On arrival you will be transferred to Cochin International airport to board flight for onward journey.
Wish you a happy journey..!!!