Day 1 Cochin
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport, meet and greet by our representative and transfer to hotel. Cochin, known as the gateway of Kerala. This beautiful port town is situated on the south-west coast in Kerala. Located on the Arabian Sea. Since early centuries, the state was also renowned for the spice trading of India.
On arrival at your pre-booked hotel. Check in to the hotel. Rest for a while. Post lunch, proceed for a half day sightseeing covering the places such as Bolgatty Palace, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets and spice market.
In the evening, enjoy the Kathakali dance performance (Optional). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Cochin-Kothamangalam (By Road-54 kilometres-By Road)
Today after having an early breakfast, drive to Kothamangalam. Situated in the eastern part of Ernakulam district, Kothamangalam is one of the most beautiful town of Kerala. The town is renowned as centre of spices and forest products trading. Kothamangalam is also popular for its ancient Syrian cathedrals.
Upon arrival, check in at Mundackal Estate Bungalow. Take a rest for a while and explore a century old estate bungalow, situated in over 100 acres of multi crop plantation.
Later Visit the Kodanad elephant orphanage. Elephants are often referred to as the sons of the 'Sahya' (the Western Ghats) in Kerala. You may join in bathing the elephants in the river, as well as training and feeding the elephants. You can visit the tree house built by the Forest Department within the training camp. You can also enjoy the Elephant rides (Optional)
Overnight at the Mundackal Estate Bungalow.
Day 3 Kothamangalam-Munnar (By Road-77 kilometres-By Road)
After having breakfast depart for Munnar. It is one of the most picturesque hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala which offers the exotic species of flora and fauna, which enhances the beauty of the town. Munnar is not popular as a hill resort, but it is also the centre of the Kerala’s tea growing district.
En-route enjoy the scenic beauty and the stunning waterfalls, breath-taking mountains clouds.
Upon arrival at Munnar, check in at Tallayar Valley Bungalow. After freshen up. Proceed for sightseeing of
Munnar, here explore the various tea gardens of this region, which is spread over hundreds of kilometres like a green carpet. Enjoy the picturesque view of lust green hills, this tranquil place is covered by tea plantations. Also visit echo point and Mattupetty dam on the way.
Overnight at a bungalow.
Day 4 Munnar
Today after having the breakfast, proceed for a special training programme known as ‘Make a Cup of Tea’, here experience all process of tea making. Rest day is free at leisure, explore the beautiful surroundings.
Overnight in Munnar.
Day 5 Munnar-Periyar (About 85 Kilometres-By Road)
After having breakfast, proceed for Periyar. Periyar National Park which renowned tiger and elephant reserve which is located at Idukki districts and Pathanamthitta in Kerala. The sanctuary is surrounded with dense forest and grass lands. It is home of Indian tigers, elephants, lion tailed macaques, gaurs, deer, sambars apart from this 45 species of reptiles , 30 species of snakes, 13 lizard species.
Check into your hotel. Rest day is free at leisure or you can take a spice plantation tour (optional). Here you will enjoy the real aroma along with the harvesting process of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, pepper.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Periyar
Today after having an early breakfast, proceed for periyar wild life sanctuary, here spot animals. In the evening you could also go for a boat ride is an option where you will get the opportunity to sight elephants and other animals along the bank.
Also enjoy the Ayurveda massage here (Optional).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Periyar-Alleppey (About 92 kilometres-by road)-(Houseboat Stay)
After breakfast, drive to Alleppey. Also known as Alappuzha. It is one of the oldest planned city of the Kerala. It is famous for backwaters, with at least six navigable canals in the town. In the east they open to the backwater connecting the city to the mesh of backwater trials, which are abuzz with reinvented Kettuvalloms (houseboats). In this fresh and salt water eco system, visitors come to rediscover life lived at a deliciously slow pace.
Upon arrival, check in at your pre-booked luxury houseboat. Rest day is free at leisure. While the houseboat is cruising on the serene backwaters, enjoy the amazing view of paddy fields, coconut grooves and traditional village along with that you may also spot some beautiful birds.
Overnight at houseboat.
Day 8 Alleppy
Today morning after breakfast, disembark houseboat and drive to backwater place. Here you can see spectacular backwater stretches, lush paddy fields.
Upon arrival check into alluring backwater Homestay and rest of the day free to relax at the homestay. Night stay at Vembanad House.
Day 9 Alleppey-Marari Beach (About 11 kilometres-by road)
After having breakfast, proceed to Marari beach. En-route enjoy the spectacular paddy fields and coconut plams, facing Arabian Sea and gorgeous lakes. Blessed by nature, backwaters, boarded by coconut palms, a natural habitat of many rare birds.
Upon arrival check in to the Marari Beach Resort. The resort is established on a concept as a fisher man's village were guests can see the local fisher man working in traditional Kerala. Rest day is free at leisure.
Overnight at Marari Beach Resort.
Day 10 Marari Beach
Have your breakfast at resort. Rest day is free for leisure, you may explore the surroundings of the beach. This beach is quiet and beautiful. The name Marari is derived from Mararikulam, a small and sleepy fisherman's village. Here experience the traditional fishing village of Kerala and a recreation of an ancient harmonious way of life. Enjoy the whole day in the sunny, relaxed beach.
Stay overnight at resort.
Day 11 Marari Beach-Cochin(By Road-45 kilometres)
After an early breakfast, get transferred to the Cochin airport to catch a flight for an onward journey.
We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.