Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station. Then to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. The day at leisure.
Overnight at Munnar.
Visit to Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars. Then to Lakkam water falls which is accessible by a short trek through the forest. Afternoon visit Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grass land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other.
Overnight at Munnar.
Morning proceed to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Afternoon at Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of a boat.
Overnight at Thekkady
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakam/ Alleppey. By noon check in at the hotel .. Afternoon do a couple of hours motor boat cruise (optional- cost not included) through the the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Kumarakam/ Alleppey.
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Kovalam- the internationally renowned beach destination. Spend the rest of the day in the sandy beaches of Kovalam flanked by coconut groves on one side and Arabian sea on the other.
Overnight at the beach side hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed for a city tour of Trivandrum covering Napier Museum and Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Afternoon at leisure in Kovalam.
Overnight at Kovalam.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari- the southern tip of Indian sun continent. Visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and evening witness the majestic sunset.
Overnight at Kanyakumari.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station for onward journey.