Destinations: Kochi (2)- Thekkady(Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary) (1)- Alleppey (1) – Kovalam (1)
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01: Arrive Kochi
Upon arrival in Kochi Airport / Railway Station and Transfer to Your Hotel
Day 02: Kochi Sightseeing
Enjoy a full day tour of Kochi today including visits to the Dutch Palace, the Jewish synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. While driving along the coastline at the harbour’s mouth, one can also which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. Your tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk around the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old fort are still amazingly well preserved.
This evening enjoy a Kathakali dance show, with characters divided into the noble, wicked and grotesque wearing extravagant costumes.
Day 03: Kochi to Thekkady(Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary)
Depart Kochi this morning and transfer to Thekkady (). The drive will be approx. 4hours (164km).
Later this afternoon you will meet your local naturalist in the hotel lobby and proceed for visit of a spice plantation followed by an Elephant ride. Afterwards, return to the hotel for time at leisure.
Day 04: Thekkady(Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary) to Allepey
This morning you will meet your local naturalist in hotel lobby and proceed to enjoy a boat ride on Periyar Lake inside the park. Keep a look out for wildlife such as Elephants, Bison, Sambhar, Wild Boar, Otter and Flying Squirrel as you walk around the park. There are also 320 species of birds and 160 species of butterfly to find. After touring you will be transferred to your hotel for Breakfast.
After breakfast leave your hotel and drive approx. 3 to 4 hours (155km) to Allepey. Upon arrival at the dock, you will board your houseboat and cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Popularly known as ‘kettuvallam’, the houseboats are converted from traditional rice barges.
Day 05: Allepey to Kovalam
Disembark from your house boat at Allepey and travel for approx. 4-5 hours (170km) by road to Kovalam. Upon arrival the afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 06: Kovalam–Trivandrum – Kovalam
Enjoy a tour around Trivandrum today visiting the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Sree Chithra Art Gallery and Napier Museum, with its bronze collection. Also enjoy a walk through a local fruit & vegetable market.
Day 07: Depart Kovalam
After Breakfast you will transfer to Trivandrum Airport / Railway Station, Where your arrangements End.