This 8 Nights / 9 Days package starts from your arrival point in Kanyakumari and takes you to the shores of kovalam ,an enchanting cruise across the famous backwaters of Kerala with an overnight stay on the traditional houseboat of Kerala -forest reserves of Thekkady and takes you to the hill stations of Munnar and the long trees and beautiful green forest in Kodaikanal will be a treat for your eyes while the sweet sound of whistling woods will be a treat for your ears.
Day 1: Arrival Kanyakumari. Kanayakumari Sightseeing. Transfer Kanyakumari to Kovalam (90KM/2.30 HR). Stay @ Kovalam
Upon your arrival at Kanyakumari you shall be met by our representative. Proceed for Kanyakumari sightseeing. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of mainland India. The city’s beaches are also the only beaches in the world where you can experience both sunrise and the sunset. Visit the famous Vivekananda rock which is situated in the sea (accessible by boat), the statue of Thiruvalluvar on the rock, Gandhi Memorial, wax museum etc. in the evening enjoy an ever memorable sunset view from the beach where Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal are joining together.
Later proceed towards Kovalam the international beach destination of Kerala that truly captures the essence of Kerala. Situated 16 km south of Trivandrum it offers breathtaking backwaters, lush landscapes, coconut palms and pristine beaches. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. Check into your hotel / resort.
Day 2: Trivandrum and Poovar Sightseeing, Stay @ Kovalam
After breakfast, you can have a half day city tour of Thiruvannanthapuram (Trivandrum) and visit iconic spots which includes Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Zoo, Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple and adjacent Palace etc. Post lunch you may visit Poovar, a beach between the backwater and sea or alternatively relax at the beach. Overnight stay at your hotel / resort in Kovalam
. Day 3: Transfer Kovalam to Alappuzha (175 KM/4.45 HR). Stay in Houseboat Alappuzha
Post breakfast; proceed towards Alappuzha to board the traditional Kerala Houseboat for an overnight stay. What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala that it offers, while you float through the backwaters which consist of a complex network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. Now, wouldn't that be something? You would check in the house boat by noon to explore the back waters and its serene beauty. Enjoy the ride; delicious cuisines and an overnight stay with all meals (Lunch, Dinner, Evening Tea with snacks, Breakfast)served onboard.
Day 4: Transfer Alappuzha to Thekkady (160 KM / 3.30 Hr). Stay @ Thekkady.
After breakfast we proceed towards Thekkady (known as the spice bag of Kerala). Enjoy the journey by road through the scenic hills and valleys of Western Ghats to reach this jungle destination. Depending upon time and your convenience / preferences you may opt for the following (optional) activities: Have an amazing boat ride in Periyar Lake (timing b/w 7.30 AM – 3.30PM – advance booking advisable) which flows through the Periyar tiger reserve where you will have a chance to watch the wild animals like elephant, Bison, Sambar, Deer etc roaming the lake shore. You may go for a spice plantation visit (Kerala is the spice capital of the world) where cardamom, pepper, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ayurvedic herbs etc are grown. In the evening you could opt to see the famous Kathakali and Kalaripayatu show (Show duration is 1 to 1.30 hours each) which showcases the culture and martial art form of Kerala or go for a traditional Kerala Ayurvedic massage. Later return to your hotel / resort. Overnight stay at your hotel / resort in Thekkady.
Day 5: Transfer Thekkady to Munnar (110 KM / 2.45 Hr). Stay @ Munnar.
After breakfast proceed towards the hill station of Munnar. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - Yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit again and again. Upon arrival you shall check in to your hotel / resort. Evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay would be in Munnar.
Day 6: Munnar Sightseeing. Overnight stay @ Munnar
Today after breakfast we proceed to explore Munnar! The sightseeing takes you to Matupetty Dam, a beautiful spot for viewing the picturesque Munnar, Kundala Lake – a natural lake with recreational facilities like boating and having excellent view of Western Ghats as well as the surrounding forest. You shall also visit Eco point pass through the picturesque tea plantations. There are many other optional activities like visiting tea factory, jeep rides, elephant rides which you may indulge in. After noon you may optionally opt to visit Eravikulam National park where the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is conserved (park is generally closed for visitors from February to early April due to the calving season). Alternatively, you may prefer to stay back at your hotel / resort and savour the ambience of Munnar. Overnight stay would be in Munnar.
Day 7: Transfer Munnar to Kodaikanal(165 KM / 4.45 Hr). Overnight stay @ Kodaikanal.
Post breakfast proceed towards Kodaikanal acclaimed for its beautiful hills, lakes and waterfalls. Kodaikanal is situated 2000 meters above sea level and is referred as the "Princess of hill stations". Upon arrival check into your hotel / resort, evening is free. Overnight stay would be at Kodaikanal.
Day 8: Kodaikanal Sightseeing. Overnight stay @ Kodaikanal.
Post breakfast we proceed for Kodaikanal sightseeing. Visit the Kodai Lake and enjoy boat ride, Byrant Park and Green Valley view point. Shopping can be done in the evening.
Day 9: Kodaikanal to Dindigul / Coimbatore, Departure.
Depending upon your flight / train you shall be dropped at the station / airport.
# 8 Nights accommodation in hotels selected on Breakfast basis.
# Sightseeing as detailed in itinerary.
# Dedicated Swift Dzire A/C on Private basis for entire duration of the trip
# English / Hindi speaking chauffeur cum guide. (Arabic Speaking driver provided on special request.)
# Pickup from Kochi & Drop at Kochi
# Fuel, Driver Allowance, Toll, Parking & Interstate permit charges.
# Early Check In and Late Check Out in properties
# Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary.
# Vehicle availability per travel itinerary. Personal / Night life activity extra payable.
# Meals other than those mentioned under tour inclusion.
# Entry tickets at monuments and other sightseeing places.
# Visa / Air / Train Tickets unless specifically mentioned.
# Anything other than those mentioned under "Tour Inclusions" above
# Personal expenses like laundry, Medicines, telephone calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages.
# Expenses incurred or loss caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities, flight, train delays / rescheduling / cancellations, political / social unrest, hartal / bandh / strikes, war etc. We will endower to make the best possible alternate arrangements which may entail change in the itinerary / accommodation and any charges consequent thereof shall be extra payable.
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