Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days.
Destination: Delhi – Goa – Mumbai – Kochi – Munnar – Periyar – Kottayam – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum – Mumbai- Delhi
Day 01: Arrival in Goa
You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Goa. Upon arrival at Goa Airport you will be welcomed by Saffrons of India representative who will transfer you to the designated hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Goa Sightseeing Tour
Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches – namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine’s Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach – This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same place. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Goa
Full day at leisure for own activities and to enjoy the facilities of the resort. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Goa – Departure
Saffrons of India representative will transfer you to the airport for flight to Delhi or Mumbai.
Day 05: Mumbai – Kochi
Late night, arrive Mumbai and transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Cochin by 9W 405 at 0545 hrs. On arrival in Kochi at 0730 hrs, assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free. Evening attend the Kathakali dance performance. Overnight in Kochi.
Day 06: Kochi City Tour
Morning Guided city tour. Afternoon free. Cochin – the palmgreen commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world.The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish. Overnight in Kochi (Cochin).
Day 07: Kochi (Cochin) – Munnar
Morning drive to Munnar (135 kms/04½ hrs) enroute visiting tea plantations. On arrival in Munnar, check in at hotel. Boat ride in the lake. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 08: Munnar Sightseeing Tour
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Full day free to visit the bazaars, plantations etc. Overnight in Munnar
Day 09: Munnar – Periyar
Early Morning: Drive to Periyar and on arrival, check in at hotel. In afternoon enjoy boat ride in Lake Periyar to watch wildlife. Later, visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices. Overnight in Periyar.
Day 10: Periyar – Kottayam
Early Morning: Drive to Kottayam (120 kms/03 hrs) and on arrival, switch over to the House Boat and cruise along the backwaters, passing through paddy fields, villages, market etc.The cruise is through `Kuttanad’ literally meaning the land which is lower than the sea level but is kept intact by its bunds and dikes. It is the `rice bowl’ of Kerala. The rice fields are very beautiful and this lush land and surrounds governs the placid way of life of the people who live on the backwaters.Overnight on board HOUSE BOAT.
Day 11: Arrive Alleppey – Kovalam
Morning: Drive to Kovalam (180 kms/04½ hrs) and on arrival in Kovalam, check in at a beach resort. Rest of the day to relax at the beach or indulge in Ayurvedic massages.Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 12: Kovalam
Enjoy full day sightseeing tour in Kovalam after having a very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Kovalam beaches are the most major tourist attractions. Spend your day on the beach. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 13: Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for morning and evening sightseeing tour in Kovalam. Explore Kovalam Beach, Light House Beach, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, etc. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 14: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Mumbai – Depart
Morning: Assistance and transfer to Trivandrum airport (25 kms) in time to connect flight 9W 335 at 1335 hrs to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai at 1535 hrs, Saffrons of India representative will assist you at airport and transfer to city hotel for wash and change. Rest of the day free for last minute shopping/packing. Evening: After farewell dinner, assistance and transfer to International airport in time to connect your onward flight home.