Karnataka is amongst the most amazing states of south India, or for that matter entire India. Its plethora of attractions, ranging from historical monuments, museums, temples to virgin beaches and exotic wildlife make it a tourists’ delight. And as if these were not enough, there is also a luxury train that offers pampering comforts on your tour.
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations : chochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Houseboat, Kovalam, Kanynakumari
Cochin -On arrival at Cochin airport / Ernakulam Railway station, you will be will transfer you to Hotel. After relaxation go for a half day sightseeing of Cochin, Visit the famous Dutch Palace – with its wonderful mural painting the entire story of the Ramayana in its walls, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St.Francis church, Chinese fishing net – are huge cantilevered fishing net & the indo-Portuguese Museum. Later transfer you back to Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Cochin – Munnar-AM: 0900 Hrs checkout from Cochin hotel after breakfast, and we take you to Munnar (140 Kms / 04 Hrs). Throughout the journey enjoy beautiful streams small water falls, Rubber, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests, God has blessed his own country with incomparable beauty on arrival at Munnar check in to Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel, Munnar.
Munnar-After breakfast we take you for a full day sightseeing trip of Munnar -which is a nature lover’s paradise with endless teagardens lakes on western ghat hills; basically it is a tea town. covering – Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai – offering a spectacular view, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary, home of Nilgiry Thar( very rare mountain goat), considering the ecological faunal, floral, geo- morphological and zoological significant & Tea Plantation. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Munnar – Periyar-AM: 0900 Hrs checks out from Hotel after breakfast and move to Thekkady (120 kms / 4 Hrs). Check into Hotel at Thekkady. After refreshing go for a spice plantation Tour to see crops of cardamom cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estate (Optional) & later for boating in the Periyar lake- its centre piece of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary also Periyar Tiger reserve, man made lake of the height of 2000 ft, enjoying view the wildlife at the Periyar tiger reserve (Optional). Later return to hotel for overnight stay in hotel.
Periyar – Kumarakom-0900 Hrs after breakfast checks out from Hotel and we drive down to Kumarakom (145 Kms / 4 Hrs) the lush green vegetation and the climate attract a number of tourists to this place. On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and later check in at hotel in, Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater with lovely views all around by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake and overnight stay in hotel.
Houseboat-Morning at leisure at resort, 1230 hrs checks in at houseboat. Rest of the day at leisure on the House Boat. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwater canals of Kumarakom & Alleppey and seen in breathing green, the village slumbers by the Vembanadu Lake. On cruise scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of lush green and deep blues. As the boat glider along the gorgeous green of the fringed palms the ripples in the blue water blend in to little wavelets. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and Overnight stay on House Boat.
Houseboat – Kovalam -In the morning leisure on House Boat. Later at 0900 Hrs boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. On arrival check out from houseboat after breakfast and we transfer you to Kovalam (190 Kms / 4.5 Hrs). On arrival at Kovalam check into Hotel. Kovalam considered as the Paradise of the South. It consists of three adjacent crescent beaches and also picture perfect tropical beaches. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach at Kovalam. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam-AM: 0900 Hrs After breakfast we take you for a day sightseeing of Trivandrum. Visit: The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, Sri Padmanabha Temple afternoon relax at on the beach Overnight stay at Hotel, Kovalam.
Kovalam – Kanyakumari-AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast checks out from Hotel and we drive down to Kanyakumari (100 KM/ 3 hrs) on arrival check into the hotel in Kanyakumari. After some rest visit the Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Rock, Devikanya temple and return back to Hotel after seeing the sunset from the southern tip of India. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Departure -wake up early to enjoy the sun rise later we will pick up from Hotel and transfer you to Trivandrum – airport / Railway station.