TOUR DURATION - 07 Nights / 08 Days
TOUR DESTINATIONS - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kollam - Houseboat - Periyar - Cochin
Day 1 : Trivandrum
On arrival at Trivandrum transfer to Kovalam Beach. There are hotels to suit all budgets at Kovalam. Rest of the day free to relax in the beach. Overnight at Kovalam
Day 2 : Kovalam
Overnight at Kovalam option to enjoy an Ayurvedic massage.
Day 3 : Kollam
Morning drive to Kollam, the gateway of Kerala backwaters. Here you will stay in a backwater resort on the bank of Ashtamudi Lake.
Day 4 : Houseboat
Morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey. Embark for the houseboat cruise to Kumarakom. You will cruise through the beautiful villages and lush paddy fields. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 5 : Periyar
Morning disembark the boat at Kumarakom and drive to 4hrs up into the hills to Periyar (Thekkady), one of the most fascinating wild life sanctuaries in India, noted for elephants and scenic beauty. Overnight at Periyar
Day 6 : Periyar
Morning go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Afternoon visit spice plantations like cardamom, pepper, tea etc. Overnight at Periyar
Day 7 : Cochin
Morning drive 6 hrs to Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala. Afternoon go for boat cruise to visit the nearby Islands. In the evening watch a performance of Kathakali Dancing. Overnight at Cochin
Day 8 : Cochin and departure
In the morning visit the historic area of Fort Cochin, including the enchanting Chinese fishing nets, St Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace with it's well preserved vegetable dye murals and the Jewish Synagogue, still in use today. After lunch transfer to Airport or Railway station for departure
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