Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination Covered: Cochin - Kodanad - Annamudai - Madurai - Periyar - Allepey - Thrikunpuzzha - Kovalam
Day 01 : Cochin
Right from this day, we begin our tour from Cochin. We specially explore the town of Cochin. Our exploration includes bazaars and old harbour area. What’s more, we also include warehouses, known for their exquisite smell of tea and spices. It also includes the trading activities in its vicinities. With hand-painted tiles from China and elegant Belgian chandeliers, everything becomes excellent. The other attraction we include is the fish market near the Chinese fishing nets.
Day 02 : Cochin
After enjoying our breakfast, in the early morning hours, we begin our tour the costal plain to Salim Ali bird sanctuary. It includes many local and migratory birds including the black-faced Cormorant and the Stork. We return to Cochin and enjoy our lunch. We also enjoy a Kathakali dance show, traditional Indian dance show.
Day 03 : Kodanad
Early today we move towards the Kodnad for elephant training centre. We witness these animals kept in nearby forests in a pleasant and humane environment. You can enjoy the feeding of the young elephants and what’s more, you also enjoy a small wildlife park attached to the centre. How can we leave the elephant ride? So, it’s there as well.
Day 04 : Annamudi - Munnar
After enjoying an early breakfast we move towards the Annamudai village and start our gentle trek in the surrounding hills. Well, the most attractive part of this day is the tea plantations there. With lush green tea estates, everything becomes simply amazing. We also visit the tea museum at Munnar.
Day 05 : Madurai
This day is kept for getting transferred to the bustling Madurai. You can always enjoy the Madurai as it constitutes one of Tamil culture's most vital centres. Well, you will also enjoy the vibrancy and joy that resides in this city. There is an optional visit to the Gandhi museum on the charts as well.
Day 06 : Madurai
This day is specially kept for visiting the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. The most fascinating part of this temple is its nine towering gopurams, which stand out with their colourful stucco images of gods. The other spectacular part is the complex, which dates back to the 16th century. We also take you to the bazaars, which are colourful and lively.
Day 07 : Periyar
In the early morning, we drive to Periyar. We also embark on some gentle hill walks in the picturesque surrounding countryside. This day also includes the evening at a campsite that involves fun and frolic for the entire family.
Day 08 : Periyar
In the early morning, we get on with the local farms and a traditional village. We then drive back to the Periyar. Well, the most attractive part of this area is its spice growing activity.
Day 09 : Periyar
In the morning we take our jungle walk for 2-3 hrs in the Periyar National Park. Well, this day is simply amazing with loads of fun in the jungle. In the afternoon also take you to board a boat and cruise on the Periyar Lake. While on the cruise, you can spot elephant, otters, wild pig and buffalo.
Day 10 : Alleppey
This day is especially reserved for transferring to Allepey on the coast. On this day, we board the houseboats and begin our cruise on those pristine water of Kerala. The houseboats are well decorated and you can enjoy comfortable journey in any of them. What’s more, you also enjoy the network of rivers, streams, lagoons and canals.
Day 11 : Thrikunpuzzha
Early in the morning, we check-out from our houseboat and drive to the Coir Village Resort at Thrikunpuzzha. After spending our night out there in the middle this place, in its wonderful little resort, surrounded by coconut palms and rice paddies, we begin our journey for the canoe ride along the backwaters to the ocean in time for sunset.
Day 12 : Thrikunpuzzha
In the early morning hours, we move towards to a local village to see coir making. In doing so, you can enjoy the the main sources of income for the local people here. Kovalam Beach also remains on charts.
Day 13 : Kovalam
This day is especially reserved for taking rest and we make sure that you spend this to unwind. So, whole day, you will relax at the beach!
Day 14 : Kovalam
End of the tour and we make sure that you get the utmost comfort even on the last day.