Arrival at Cochin meets our executive there and drives to hotel in Munnar. On the way visit Cheeiappara w.falls,and Pothamedu view point Reach Munnar check in hotel .time for rest .Munnar is Situated at the convergence of 3 mountain stream- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kudale, Munnar is 1600 meter above sea level. Once the summer resort of the British in South India, Munnar is one of the sates finest hill resorts. The specialities of Munnar are jungle honey, strawberries, tea and most rare flower Neela Kurunji which blooms once in a 12 years. Overnight stay at MUNNAR.
After breakfast, proceed Sightseeing of Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park (15 km) to view endangered wild goat ‘ Nilgiri Tahr’.(National Park is Closed during breeding season. Please check with us regarding the visit prior to your arrival). Visit Tea Museum (03Km) and the Tea factory (Closed on Mondays and Good Friday) , Rose garden, Hydel park, Photo shooting Point ,Mattupetty Dam (13km) and Kundala Lake (28km).Overnight stay at the hotel in Munnar.
After breakfast, check out hotel and Drive to Thekkady, an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel. Go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. Sights on the way: Cardamom & coffee Plantations At Thekkady: Kathakali Show, Have Ayurvedic massage etc…Enjoy overnight in Thekkady.
Own arrangement for Boating : Please book online in advance http://www.periyarfoundation.org/ to avoid rush
After breakfast, check out hotel and Drive to Houseboat ,Board on to the House boat: Check in to the Houseboat at 12.00 Noon. With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss-crossing it, Alleppey is referred to as the Venice of the East by travelers from across the world. This backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. House boat cruise through narrow canals– Virgin village-paddy fields-historical places – Temples – Snake boat – Coconut beer shop (Toddy shop) –
You may enjoy the splendid sunsets, Waxing moon lights, dreaming stars and of course the delicious foods cooked and served by us. [You are mostly invited to our kitchen in the House Boat, to learn and try the list of ingredients and instructions for making something, especially a traditional food dish of Kerala for the dinner or for the breakfast. If you are satisfied; don’t forget to note down the recipe and try it in future.]
NB : Terms and conditions for house boats :
(1.) Check in time is after 12 noon and check out time is 9 am.
(2.) A/c will be operated in 9.00 pm to 6.00 am
(3.) House boats will be anchored by 17.30 hrs and there will not be any cruise till 07.00 hrs due to govt restrictions (As per GOVT. Rule- Village people need to put the net in the lake r fishing).
(4.) Normal menu is fixed
(5) The Houseboat will be idle in the lake at Lunch Time. Overnight stay at Houseboat.Visit R Block and C Block where paddy cultivated below sea level. Cruise through canals of Aleppey. The boat can stop some of the places and you can walk in the village to see and experience the village life – the best way to experience Aleppey backwaters in Houseboat.
Lunch, evening snacks, dinner and breakfast will be provided.
After breakfast, and Drive to Kanyakumari.On the way to visit Sucheendrum Thaanu Malayan Temple and the Natural Scenaries.And proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days( The beach itself is a beautiful sight with multi-coloured sand. The beaches are clean and the waters a clear, frothing blue. Kanyakumari is often set up as a geographical antonym to Kashmir, to suggest the span and variety of the sub continent. For the visitor the experience would be opposite and the pleasure equal. Besides the waters and the coast, Kanyakumari is essentially a temple town. The most prominent temple, the Kumari Amman, is dedicated to the goddess Parvathi as a virgin. It is said to mark the spot where the goddess won the Lord Shiva over with her penance. Its location has given rise to the legend that the goddess protects the country by guarding the southern door to India). Rest of the day at leisure . Overnight at Kanyakumari.
After breakfast, check out Houseboat and Drive to Kovalam.( It is also known as the paradise of the south) proceed to explore the beauty of Kovalam beach. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse-sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes. On the way Sightseeing of Trivandrum. Visit Kuthiramalika Palace, Sri Padmanabha swamy temple (gents needs dothi – no jeans permitted), veli tourist village, Padmanabhapuram palace, museum etc.Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night.Overnight at Kovalam.
After Breakfast, stay on leisure up to afternoon after that proceed to City shopping . Today is the last day of our tour. Your guide will drive you drive to departure area where you are expecting your flight/train back home. FIVE beautiful and richly-filled days came to an end. We wish you a safe journey and we hope that you will always gladly remember Kerala and have great memories of these days spent with us.
Any meals other than those mentioned above.
Any Airfare / Train fare.
Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.