Exotic Beaches of Kerala
Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 Days
Places Covered: Cochin - Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey
Day 1: Cochin
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Cochin
Welcome to your 'Exotic Beaches of Kerala'
On arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed
on a city tour of Cochin.
Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets, St.
Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the Hill Palace
Museum which displays articles of archeological importance.
Day 2: Cochin - Periyar
Early morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Check in at
the Hotel. Afternoon, visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Enjoy Boat
ride (at your own cost) in Lake Periyar to watch wildlife. Sightseeing
will include spotting a large variety of wildlife, which include
elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc.
In the evening visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices.In
the evening walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice
and coffee plantations
Day 3: Periyar - Munnar
Morning at Leisure at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Later drive
to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive Munnar and
check-in at your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Day 4: Munnar
This morning proceed on a city tour of Munnar.
Visit Eravikulam National Park to see rare mountain goats locally
called the Nilgiri Tahr, Old Munnar Town, Dairy Farm and the Mattupetty
Dam. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Visit the bazaars, plantations
Day 5: Munnar - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and upon arrival, check
into your hotel.Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour
Visit Churches, Kumarakom Bird Sanctury etc.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Aleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat
for a through many canals and waterways up to Aleppey. The backwater
cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages
and rural life. In Aleppey you will be taken aboard your floating
houseboat, a different boat with a bedroom and en-suite rest room
for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut,
get disturbed by only the chirping of birds and occasional ripples
in water and savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of
you by your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat.
Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and lagoons
and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to your taste on
Day 7: Aleppey - Trivandrum
Day 8: Trivandrum - Kanyakumari Excursion
The houseboat comes to halt at Alleppey. Disembark the houseboat
after breakfast and drive to Trivandrum. Afternoon sightseeing tour
of Trivandrum, visiting the ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy
is one of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram.
Napier Museum was built in 1880 and shows a harmonious blending
of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. Sri
Chitra Art Gallery has a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput
schools of art. The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and
delightful walks. Overnight: Hotel
Full day return excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost part
of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial, which is built
about 400 meters offshore.
Day 9: Trivandrum
After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway station to board
the flight/Train for your onward journey to back home with sweet and
unforgettable memories of 'Exotic Beaches of Kerala' escorted by Vardhman
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