Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kovalam - Trivandrum
06 Nights – 07 Days
Day 01: Arrive Cochin – Munnar (130 Kms – 3H 53Min)
Arrive at Cochin Airport.Meet our representative and transfer to Munnar.Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.1600 m above sea level,this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.Sprawling tea plantations,picture-book towns,winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.On arrival check in to the hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Munnar
After breakfast proceed for full day sight seeing of Munnar.After breakfast proceed for full day sight seeing tour of Munnar visiting the Top Station,1700m above sea level,this is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal road,tea plantations,the Mattupetty dam and the Eravikulam National Park to view the Mountain Goats.Eravikulam is the natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr,Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level.
Day 03: Munnar – Thekkady (96.2 Kms – 3H 9Min)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive towards Thekkady.Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary,encompassing an area of 777 sq.km.Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake,it attracts over 300,000 visitors a year.Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973,it is better known for its elephants.On arrival check in to the hotel.Afternoon proceed for half day guided Spice Plantation Tour.Later in the evening free for shopping in the Spices Market.
Day 04: Thekkady – Kovalam (221 Kms – 5H 49Min)
Early morning go for boating at Lake Periyar inside the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary.Later after breakfast check out from hotel and drive towards Kovalam.Just 12 km to the south of Trivandrum lies Kovalam,an uncluttered beach of silvery sands fringed with rows of tall palm trees.Once just a series of sandy bays separated by rocky promontories,deserted except for some fishing villages,it has become a major tourist centre.Kovalam is a pleasant seaside place with a sheltered bay and a wide choice of water sports.On arrival check in to the hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 05: Kovalam
After breakfast proceed for half day sight seeing of Trivandrum.On a half-day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visit the 260 year old Padmanabha Swami Temple (non-Hindus cannot enter),Napier Museum,Sri Chitra Art Gallery (both are closed on Mon/Wed mornings),the Zoological gardens and Reptile House and the Observatory.Also visit Kanakakunnu Palace,which is a gracious building in the Indo-Saracenic style famous for the stuccowork on its domes and arches.Later in the evening leisure on the world famous Kovalam Beach.
Day 07: Kovalam
Full day at leisure on the beach.
Day 08: Kovalam – Trivandrum (18.1 Kms – 37Min)
Aftear breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to connect onward destination.
End of the tour with unforgettable memories.