Kerala Backwaters (6N/7D)

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1 Cochin - Munnar (Tea Garden & Hill station)

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. Afternoon visit Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Thars. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Munnar

Day 2 Munnar

Morning after breakfast proceed to Echo point (Here the sound comes back to you)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. Visit pothemedu view point , blossom park & tea museum .Overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 3 Munnar - Periyar (wild life sanctuary & Spice plantation)

Morning after breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Thekkady. Afternoon visit Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating (cost extra) .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. Stay in Thekkady.

Day 4 Periyar - Alleppey (Backwaters)

Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. By noon check in at the house boat (kettuvallam) in Alleppey for a 20 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind boggling sceneries. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.

Day 5 Alleppey- Kovalam (International beach)

Morning after breakfast check out from the houseboat 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.

Day 6 Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam

Morning after breakfast Visit Napier Museum and Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple , Sri Chithra Art gallery , international zoo in Trivandrum .Then back to hotel .Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 7 Kovalam - Trivandrum (Capital City)

Morning after breakfast check out hotel then proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station for onward journey.