Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination: Cochin – Periyar – Munnar – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Trivandrum
Day 01: Arrival in Kochi
Upon arrival at Kochi, Saffrons of India representative will receive you and transfer you to the designated hotel. Freshen up and proceed for afternoon sightseeing tour of Kochi including – The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 02: Kochi – Periyar
Morning drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Arrive Periyar and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day free for walk around in the peaceful town known for various Spice and coffee plantations.
Day 03: Periyar – Munnar
Early morning enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to see wild elephants. Afternoon drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive Munnar and check – in at hotel.
Day 04: Munnar
In Munnar Day is free to relax and to walk around. Munnar is situated near the Anaimudi Peak, the highest peak in the Western Ghats.
Day 05: Munnar – Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and stay in one of the backwater resorts. The panoramic backwaters here offer an ideal retreat to enjoy nature at its best.
Day 06: Kumarakom – Alleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Alleppey. TheKumarakom Beach Tourism backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to explore the villages and rural life. In Alleppey 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.
Day 07: Alleppey – Trivandrum
Morning board your transport for an interesting 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. Later check-in to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 08: Trivandrum – Excursion
Full day return excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost part of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial which is built about 400 metres offshore. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Trivandrum
In the morning after having your breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport by the representative of Saffrons of India to board the flight for onward destination.