Essence Of Kerala Tour
Day 01 - (Poovar) Trivandrum
Arrive at Trivandrum Airport to a warm welcome from our representatives who shall assist & transfer you to a luxury resort. Rest of the day at leisure-enjoy a soothing massage at the resort or explore the capital city of Trivandrum. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 - Trivandrum City - Kovalam Beach
After a leisurely breakfast, your Kerala experience begins with sightseeing of Trivandrum city. We shall start from the sacred Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple displaying excellent craftsmanship in its traditional architecture. Later, we continue towards Puthan Maliga Palace Museum, Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery, all of which displaying rare and fascinating collection of ivory carvings, temple carts and other traditional artifacts.
In the evening we shall be visiting the famous Kovalam beach, arguably the most picturesque beach of Kerala. With coconut groves, palm trees, water sports and a fun filled environment, Kovalam offers all that one expects at a beach, and then some more.
Day 03 - Alleppey - Kumarakom Houseboat cruise
Experience Kerala’s famous backwaters with drive to Alleppey (4 hr), the ideal backwater destination. Upon arrival check in to the Houseboat as the cruise slowly meanders through the tranquil waters, with occasional sightings of small villages and islands. Overnight in the Houseboat.
Day 04 - Thekkady wildlife sanctuary
After breakfast drive to Thekkady (04 hrs drive), and upon arrival check-in at a luxury wildlife resort. Regarded as the most popular wild life sanctuary in South India, Thekkady houses a rich variety of flora & fauna including Elephants, Tiger, wild boar, and bison. Post lunch, enjoy the reserves one of a kind attraction- the boat cruise upon its picturesque lake which is popular means of experiencing nature from close quarters as well as sighting wild animals. Overnight at Thekkady wildlife resort.
Day 05 - Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar, one of the most beautiful hill stations in the state. The drive lasting 04 hrs passes along scenic tea gardens spreading over like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, hill tops crowned with snow clouds and a blissful environment. Upon arrival check-in at a luxury resort.
Enjoy a traditional Keralite lunch followed by sightseeing of Munnar, as you explore the pollution free, isolated town. Walk through the tea estates or visit some of its famous tourist attractions including Mattupetty Lake dam where you shall enjoy boating and the Swiss Livestock Project Farm. Dinner & overnight stay at Munnar resort.
Day 06 - Munnar
Continue sightseeing of Munnar starting from Raja Malai, a popular Munnar peak where the endangered Neel Thar (mountain goats) may be sighted. Eco Point is our next destination, famous for its natural echo and breathtaking views. Dinner & overnight at the luxury resort.
Day 07 - Cochin
Morning drive to Cochin and upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Cochin, a city known for its rich cultural and historical significance, apparent most in its ancient Churches, Synagogues and Palaces. Here we shall be visiting India’s oldest church, the St. Francis Church, and continue towards 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and the 500 year old Portuguese House.
After a short break, we drive towards Portuguese built Mattancherry Palace showcasing some of India's most beautiful murals. Enjoy shopping for traditional goods & handicrafts in the local market followed by return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08 - Departure
Your memorable tour ends as you are transferred to Cochin Airport for your onward/return journey.