INDIA - SOUTHERN
MUMBAI / KOCHI / MUNNAR / THEKKADY /
BACKWATER / KOVALAM / TRIVANDRUM
(10 Days / 9 Nights)
We will always try to accommodate the needs of the traveller.
Day 1 Mumbai / Kochi:
Morning assistance on arrival at Mumbai international airport and sightseeing of the city before evening transfer to Mumbai domestic airport to board flight for Cochin. On arrival transfer to Brunton Boatyard. Overnight Kochi.
Day 2 Kochi:
After breakfast sightseeing to include:
- Jewish Synagogue
- St Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India
- The Dutch Palace
- The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portugese
- and if time permits Chinese Fishing Nets
Afternoon at leisure, overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Kochi/Munnar
After breakfast have an early start (8 am) and drive (04 hours, 140 kilometers) to Munnar, the only hill station of Kerala, as developed by the British on the Western Ghats has lakes, reservoirs, forests and tea estates. It is called the Nature-Lovers's Paradise. It stands at the confluence of three rivers - the Muthirappuzh, Nallathanni and Kundala. Moonu in tamil means "three" and aar "river". It is a major center of Kerala's tea industry. Today visit the spice market and take in the influences of the Raj influences in this hill station. Overnight Munnar.
Day 4 Munnar / Thekkady
In the morning drive (04 hours, 140 kilometers) and reach Thekkady. In the evening walk thru the specie plantations. Overnight at Spice Village.
Day 5 Thekkady / Backwater
Early start to take a boat ride on Periyar Lake to watch the wild life (0630 – 0900 hrs). Then drive (04 hours, 160 kilometers) and reach Kumarakom to commence with the backwater safari in a house boat, served by a Keralaite attendant who will double-up as chef as well. Enjoy an evening on the boat, and overnight.
Day 6 Backwater / Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel at the house boat. Later disembark from the House Boat and drive to Kovalam, one of the best beach in Kerala, upon arrival check into the beach resort. Overnight at the Leela Beach resort.
Day 7 Kovalam
Full day, to explore around Kovlam Beach. Overnight at the beach resort.
Day 8 Kovalam - Trivandrum
After breakfast set out early around 7am for full day sightseeing to include:
The Padmanabhapuram Palace, which is about 60 Km. from
Trivandrum Padmanabha Swamy Temple and
the Napier Museum in Trivandrum.
Day 9 Kovalam / Mumbai
Morning at leisure, later transfer to the Trivandrum airport to board flight
for Mumbai ETD (13:35 / 15:35) Assistance on arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel Leela.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Mumbai
At leisure in the morning until transfer for departure flight.
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