Day 1 ARRIVAL KOCHI / COCHIN
ARRIVAL KOCHI / COCHIN : Arrival at the Kochi International Airport / Railway station meet and greet and transfer to hotel.After fresh up Proceed for a Half-day sight seeing of Cochin. A few interesting sites included in the tour are the Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, The Chinese fishing nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles work on the principle of balance. Vasco Da Gama Square, the narrow promenade that parallels the beach, is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea. Also visit Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow etc.Enjoy sunset view.Overnight at Kochi Hotel.
Day 2 KOCHI-MUNNAR
KOCHI-MUNNAR : After breakfast at hotel, drive to Munnar via Chayappara Waterfalls Check into hotel.Visiting Bothamedu View Point also called as Pothamedu. This is the location from where a number of the area’s plantations can be viewed from a single point. Coffee plantations, tea plants and cardamom fields are all here to behold. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 3 MUNNAR
MUNNAR : After breakfast, enjoy full day site seeing. Visit Eravikulam National Park. After driving about half an hour north from Munnar, you will have to take a short and reasonably difficult trek to get to this park – but the effort will be worth it. The reward is 97kms. of forested valley and rolling hills occupied by an array of wildlife. The ibex, lion-tailed macaque and the nilgiri tahr are among three of the most interesting creatures inhabiting the park. Also visit, Nayamakad Waterfalls, Tea Museum, A fascinating insight into the production of one of the world’s most popular drinks can be discovered at the Kundale Tea Plantation. Watch and learn the process of how tea is made starting from the plant you see covering the landscape all the way to the tea cup. Sundays the local planters gather together, making it an ideal time to visit.Visit Devikulam, this is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in the world. This tiny hill station located only 7kms from Munnar is a paradise of flora and fauna, with spanning views of the picture perfect countryside. The crystal mineral waters of Sita Devi lake, teeming with freshwater trout, provide the perfect spot for an idyllic countryside picnic. Visit, Christ Church This curiously Western-looking building was built in 1910 by the British settlers in Munnar. The stained-glass windows are among the most interesting features, while plaques standing in memory of British tea planters offer an insight into the history of the town. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 4 MUNNAR-KODAIKANAL
MUNNAR-KODAIKANAL : After breakfast, proceed to Kodaikanal. Visit Palani Temple, afternoon check into the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the nature beauty. overnight at Kodaikannal.
Day 5 KODAIKANAL
KODAIKANAL : After breakfast, start your full day site seeing Cruise in Kodai Lake - A magnificent star-shaped lake glitters like a jewel amidst the emerald green wooded slopes. This 24 hectare lake is skirted by 5Kms. long, black tapped road is focal point of kodai. This lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Hendry Levinge, who was the collector of Madurai, retired and settled in kodai. visiting Brayants Park - This park is situated on the eastern side of the lake. It is noted for flowers, hybrids and grafts. Cut flowers are exported from here. A glass house - which shelters fine varieties of flowers. Flower show is conducted every year in May as part of summer festival. Coakers Walk - It derives the name Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai. Coakers Walk runs along a steep, emerald green wooded slope. From Coakers Walk one can have a breath-taking view of the plains below. Green Valley View - it commands a beautiful view of entire vaigai dam, As the valley is very deep, dense and dangerous, recommended to see with precautionary measures, visit The Piller rock. Three boulders stand shoulder to shoulder vertically measuring of about 122 meters providing a beautiful view. Back to Hotel, overnight at Kodaikanal hotel.
Day 6 KODAIKANAL-THEKKEDY
KODAIKANAL-THEKKEDY : After breakfast proceed to Thekkedy. Check into your hotel, after freshup visit Periyar Lake, The rich forest area of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the worlds most fascinating natural wildlife reserves. Spread in an area of 777 sq.kms., of which 360 sq.kms. is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mulla Periyar dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Here, you can enjoy the unique experience of observing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. Though the greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants. You can also see gaur, sambar deer, tiger, jungle cat, sloth bear and wild boar which can be sighted from the boats. There are about 265 species of birds including migrants. Back to Hotel, Overnight at Thekkedy Hotel.
Day 7 THEKKEDY-ALLEPPEY
THEKKEDY-ALLEPPEY : After breakfast, Proceed to Alleppey. Check into your Luxurious House Boat/Hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the nature beauty.At the heart of the Backwaters is this area known as the rice bowl of Kerala. Scenic countryside, glittering waterways and lush farms greet visitors at every turn. Even more amazing is that the farms are below sea level, so the water ways are actually above the farming land. Overnight at House boat/Hotel.
Day 8 ALLEPPEY-KANNIYAKUMARI
ALLEPPEY-KANNIYAKUMARI : After breakfast, proceed to Kanniyakumari. Check into your hotel. Afternoon visiting Kanyakumari Temple - The temple overlooks the shoreline. It is dedicated to Parvati as Devi Kanya, the Virgin Goddess, who did penance to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva. The deity, Devi Kanyakumari is the protector of Indias shores has an exceptionally brilliant diamond on her nose ring, which is supposed to shine out to sea. The temple opens from 0430 to 1130 and from 1730 to 2030. Non-Hindus are not allowed into the sanctuary. Then visit Vivekanandha Rock - this memorial to Swami Vivekananda was built in 1970. Vivekananda was a social reformer and saint of modern India. He is supposed to have meditated on the rock where the memorial stands. Then visit the Gandhi Mandapam, constructed at the spot where the urn containing the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi was kept for public view, before a portion of its contents was immersed in the three seas. It resembles an Oriyan temple and was designed, so that on Gandhijis birthday (2nd October), the suns rays fall on the place where his ashes were kept. Overnight at hotel in Kanniyakumari.
Day 9 KANNIYAKUMARI-KOVALAM
KANNIYAKUMARI-KOVALAM : Early morning, witness the sun rise from the sea. After breakfast, proceed to Kovalam. Check in the hotel rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy in the Kovalam Beach. Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 10 KOVALAM-KOCHI DEPARTURE
KOVALAM-KOCHI DEPARTURE : After breakfast, drive to kochi and drop at Railway station / Airport for onward / Return Journey.