Day 1 Mumbai-Madurai (By Flight)
Main Attractions:- Madurai.
On arrival at Madurai, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel. It is one of the oldest city of India, which is the third largest city of Tamil Nadu. The city is popular for its vibrant culture, tradition and rich history. The city has various historical monuments and temples, among them Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace are most popular.
Check in at your pre booked hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Madurai
Main Attractions:- Mariamman Teppakulam temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak.
After breakfast leave for visiting the city of temples such as, covering Mariamman Teppakulam temple, Meenakshi Temple and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. In the evening attend the prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi temple. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 3 Madurai-Periyar(By Road-168 Kilometres)
Main Attractions:- Periyar wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake.
After breakfast, proceed to Periyar by road. The Periyar wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Resave is one of the oldest protected area in the country, surrounded by dense forest along with the green grasslands. 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.
On arrival, check into a jungle lodge. In the evening, enjoy bird watching while boat riding on the Periyar Lake where you can spot both resident and migratory birds. Night stay in the lodge.
Day 4 Periyar-Kumarakom(By Road-130 Kilometres)
Post breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom by road. Kumarakom is the one of the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. It is renowned for backwater, located on the Vembanad Lake, which is the largest lake of fresh water. The backwater fishing village is indeed a heaven, and has had its attractions advertised by some stunning top end resorts by the side of Vembanad Lake.
En route enjoy the breath taking lush green surroundings. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend rest of the day in leisure. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 5 Kumarakom
Main Attractions:- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
After breakfast, proceed for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Protected by a thick cluster of mangroves, the bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres and home to over 180 species of birds. It is best to visit on foot by one and half kilometres on walking trek, where you are likely to spot heron, darters, water duck, waterfowl, owl, cuckoo and Siberian cranes. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction of the town.
After visiting at the sanctuary, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
Day 6 Kumarakom-Alleppey(By Road-33 Kilometres)
Main Attractions:- The surroundings of backwater
After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey by road. Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha. It is one of the oldest planned city of the kerala, located about 75 kilometres away from Kochi and about 155 kilometres from Trivandrum. It is one of the popular tourist destination of India. It is famous for backwaters. There are 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).
On arrival at Alleppey, check in to the houseboat. Rest day is free at leisure, enjoy the surroundings of backwater. Overnight at backwater.
Day 7 Alleppey-Cochin(By Road-54 kilometres)
Main Attractions:- Cochin
After having an early breakfast, drive to Cochin. It is one of the most important city of Kerala which is also known as Kochi. Located on the south-west coast in Kerala which is also known as the Gateway to Kerala, situated on the Arabian Sea. The city was also influenced by British, Dutch, and Portuguese, who has left their indelible marks which is spread over the city through the beautiful architecture, culture and traditions. We can still feel the essence of the cultural diversity.
Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Cochin
Main Attractions:- Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue and Kathakali Dance performance.
Post breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin, covering the major attractions such as Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church as well as the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance in the theatre. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 9 Cochin-Mumbai (By flight)
On the last day of the tour, after having an early breakfast, proceed to the Cochin airport to take the flight to Mumbai flight. On reaching Mumbai, head for the international airport for the onward destination.
We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.