Day 1: Arrival at Cochin
After arrival at Cochin airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax for sometime in your hotel room. In the evening you have the option to witness the sunset or enjoy the Kathakali dance show by the local performers. Then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Cochin
In the morning after breakfast, head towards the local fish and spice market of Cochin where you shall learn how to check the fish for the freshness. In the afternoon enjoy the Indian and Kerala cuisine. After lunch set out to visit the major tourist attractions like Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Cochin - Thekkady (164kms - 4.20 Hrs.)
Next day in the morning after breakfast, leave for Thekkady. Upon arrival at Thekkady, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while in your hotel room. Featured today in Cochin itinerary are visits to cardamom, rubber, pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee plantation areas. Moving forward, you will be shown around the tribal settlements, tea factory and the surrounding hilly region. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Thekkady
Post breakfast, head towards Periyar. On reaching, enjoy the boat safari on the Periyar lake. While enjoying the boat safari get a glimpse of monkeys, elephants and monkeys and a quite a lot of unique birds. After the refreshing cruise takes a walk in some of the spice garden present around the city. The trip covers spice plantations such as cardamom, pepper, vanilla, clove, cinnamon , nutmeg, Ayurvedic herbs etc. Thekkady being the spice capital of the world, over twelve varieties of spices are cultivated in Thekkady and its neighboring villages. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom (119kms - 3.10 Hrs.)
Next day in the morning after breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while before driving to the coast situated on the banks of Vembanad lake. Enjoy a boat ride to reach Coconut lagoon, located at the banks of Kavanar River. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Kumarakom
In the morning leave early to reach the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to enjoy an ultimate bird watching experience. Then return to the hotel for breakfast. Spent the rest of the day at your discretion. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Kumarakom - Alleppey Houseboat (48kms)
Morning after breakfast free to relax yourself with the rejunavating Ayurvedic massage (optional on direct payment) at the hotel.
Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science), ayurveda is an ancient medical science, which was developed in India thousands of years ago. Believed to have been passed on to humans from
the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved into what it is today from several ancient treatises, most notably Adharva Veda which dates back to five thousand years. The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.
Later drive till the Alleppey Jetty (12:00 Noon) 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
Day 8: Alleppey - Kovalam (162kms - 4.20 Hrs.)
In the morning, checkout from the houseboat drive towards Kovalam. Check-in at one of our listed hotels, on arrival. After relaxing for a while move out for an excursion to Kovalam Beach. The beach is ideal for various kind of water sports like kayaking, surfing , skiing and swimming. You may pamper yourself with a body toning massage at any of the centers of your choice. Overnight stay at the hotel near the beach.
Day 9: Kovalam -Trivandrum (15kms - 20 Min.)
In the morning wake up early and after breakfast, drive straight to Trivandrum. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Then head to visit to the major tourist attractions like the Padmanabhaswami temple, Puthenmali Palace, Napier Art Museum & Gallery and the Museum Complex. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Departure Trivandrum
After breakfast, get transferred to the Trivandrum airport to board a flight for your onward destination.
Wish you a happy journey..!!!