09 Nights/10 Days
Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Kottayam - Alleppey
- Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai
Day 1 - Arrive Cochin
night, arrive Mumbai and transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to
Cochin by 9W 405 at 0545 hrs. On arrival in Cochin at 0730 hrs, assistance at
airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free. Evening attend the Kathakali
dance performance. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 2 - In Cochin
Morning Guided city tour.Afternoon free.
Cochin - the palmgreen commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural
harbours in the world.
The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese
through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish. Overnight in Cochin.
Day 3 - Cochin - Munnar
Morning: Drive to Munnar (135 kms/04½ hrs) enroute visit tea plantations.
On arrival in Munnar, check in at hotel. Afternoon: Boat ride in the lake. Overnight
Day 4- In Munnar
Full day free to visit the bazaars, plantations etc. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 5 - Munnar - Periyar
Early Morning: Drive to Periyar (100 kms/03 hrs) and on arrival, check in at
hotel. Afternoon: Boat ride in Lake Periyar t
watch wildlife. Later visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices. Overnight
Day 6 - Periyar - Kottayam
Early Morning: Drive to Kottayam (120 kms/03 hrs) and on arrival, switch over
to the House Boat and cruise along the backwaters, passing through paddy fields,
villages, market etc. The cruise is through `Kuttanad' literally meaning the
land which is lower than the sea level but is kept intact by its bunds and dikes.
It is the `rice bowl' of Kerala. The rice fields are very beautiful and this
lush land and surrounds governs the placid way of life of the people who live
on the backwaters. Overnight on board HOUSE BOAT.
Day 7 - Arrive Alleppey - Kovalam
Morning: Drive to Kovalam (180 kms/04½ hrs) and on arrival in Kovalam,
check in at a beach resort. Rest of the day to relax at the beach or indulge
in Ayurvedic massages. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 08 - Kovalam
day free on the beach.
Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 9 - Kovalam
Full day free on the beach.
Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 10 - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Mumbai - Depart
Morning: Assistance and transfer to Trivandrum airport (25 kms) in time to connect
flight 9W 335 at 1335 hrs to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai at 1535 hrs, assistance
at airport and transfer to city hotel for wash and change. Rest of the day free
for last minute shopping/packing. Evening: After farewell dinner, assistance
and transfer to International airport in time to connect your onward flight
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