Package Name :
Explore God's own country
Kochi - Thekkady - Kumarakom
- Houseboat - Kovalam
Day 01 : Kochi
- Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Kochi Airport/ Railway
Station and then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst
the comforts of your room. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure by
moving around on the local several quaint spots. Overnight stay at the
Day 02 : Kochi
- After the breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kochi. Kochi is having the best
preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to
take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing
Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and
Mattancherry palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 03 : Kochi – Thekkady
(195 kms. – 06 hrs.) - After the breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers
diverse attractions like Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantation.
Natures own little hideout nestled in the hills of Thekkady. Reach & check-in at
the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Visit the
local spice market for some garden fresh spices and handicrafts. Overnight stay
at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 04 : Thekkady
- After the breakfast proceed to the most attractive feature of Thekkady i.e.
Periyar Wild life Sanctuary. The place where one can go for a Wildlife cruise to
view a large variety of wildlife like Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar
Deer, Wild Bison, Wild Boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be
spotted. You can recreate yourself by having Optional activities like spice
plantation Tour, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Overnight stay at
Day 05 : Thekkady –
Kumarakom (130 kms.
– 03 hrs.) - After the breakfast proceed to Kumarakom. Reach & check-in at the
hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Kumarakom is one
of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through
boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic
canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and
enchantingly beautiful web. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 06 : Kumarakom
- Have an early wake up and make your day by hearing the chirruping melodies of
the sweet birds. Proceed to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of
the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be
observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons,
teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, as much as can the Siberian
storks which migrate to this area each year. Enjoy sumptuous breakfast later
explore the rest of the day at your own leisure by watching the Vembanad Lake
which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave
an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 07 : Houseboat
- After the breakfast proceed to the boat Jetty, board the traditionally
decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. The backwaters
of Kerala is a unique product of Kerala and is found no where else in the world.
A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure
to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your
own blood pumping around your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters,
coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel
to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.
Day 08 : Houseboat –
Kovalam (176 kms -
05 hrs.) - After the breakfast proceed to Kovalam. Kovalam beach is known as the
"Paradise of the South". This dreamland is an evergreen, serene, pleasant
climatic and enticing beach destination. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax
for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore on your own to see how the
everlasting sea touches the everlasting sky. Kovalam is the place where one can
see the golden sand at the day time & silver sand in the night. With high rock
promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique
aquarelle on moonlight nights. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 09 : Kovalam –
Trivandrum – Kovalam
- After the breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum.
Thiruvananthapuram literally means Ananthapuri, "the city of Ananthan", the
Thiru (Great/Lord) Ananthan's Puram (City). Ananthan is the serpent Sesha on
whom Padmanabhan or Vishnu reclines. The temple of Anantha, the Sri
Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most religious icon of the city. Other sightseeing
places are Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, the name Kuthiramalika means 'palace of
horses' derived from the frieze of 122 wooden horses on the exterior walls. Veli
Tourist Village,which has an excellent waterfront park with a wide range of aqua
entertainment facilities like fishponds, wading pools and landscaped garden.
Shangumugham Beach where one can watch the amazing sunset. Overnight stay at the
Day 10 : Kovalam
- After the breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Kanyakumari which is famous
for the Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin
Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South – East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock
Memorial, a blend of all architectural styles of India. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was so designed
that on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (02nd October), the first rays of the sun fall
on the exact place where the ashes of the father of the nation were kept.
Thiruvalluvar Statue the memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari. End
your day by watching the spectacular sunset there. Explore the rest of the day
at your own leisure at Kovalam Beach by enjoying the sun bath and Ayurveda
massages from the resort. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 11 : Kovalam –
Trivandrum (20 kms.
– 45 mins.) - After the breakfast pack your baggages with a promise to return
once again to this Paradise.... Proceed on time to board your flight/train with
sweet memories of your holidays. We await for your next visit ... Bon Voyage.