The 15 days Kerala Tour of India covers the backwaters in Kerala and also takes you to the mountains and the jungles. A night in a houseboat will leave you completely thrilled. Trivandrum has one of the richest temples of the world. Kovalam offers you the best of beaches of India. Alleppey is the Venice of India. Periyar Jungle offers you wild elephants. Munnar is a beautiful hill station. Kochi has a Jewish synagogue.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Departure from Home Country.
Day 2: Trivandrum: Trivandrum Sight Seeing. Arrive Trivandrum. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 3: Trivandrum:
Trivandrum Sight Seeing Morning tour of Trivandrum. Visit the famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Rebuilt in 1733, it ia an excellent example of South Indian architecture. Visit the Zoological Park (except Mondays), Napier Museum with its bronze collection,Sri Chitra Art Gallery with paintings from various schools; from countries like China, Japan, Java and Bali. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 4: Trivandrum - Cape Comorin - Trivandrum:
Kanyakumari Sight Seeing Full day excursion to Cape Comorin. Also called Kanya Kumari is the land's end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temple-a symbol of unity and sanctity-dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South-East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India.
Day 5: Trivandrum - Kovalam:
Kovalam Sight Seeing, Kovalam beach. Morning drive to Kovalam. Free time at the beach. Kovalam is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. The surf here is ideal for surf-riding and the water invites the visitor to ride the -Catamaran- or log, with the fisherman, or to take a cool swim. Nearby is the Beach Centre of aquatic sports. At the Yoga and Health Centre, Yoga classes and transcendental meditation are held. Ayurvedic oil massages and oil bath are given by experts. Overnight Kovalam.
Day 6: Kovalam: Kovalam Sight Seeing, Kovalam beachDrive free in Kovalam.
Day 7: Kovalam - Alleppey:
Alleppey Sight Seeing Drive to Alleppey. Board an houseboat (rice boat). Overnight on board. The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts.
Day 8: Alleppey - Kumarakom:
Kumarakom Sight Seeing Arrive Kumarakom by boat. Check-in to a hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature's rare gifts is on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. You could Cruise along the back-waters enjoying the bracing climate & green magic of nature. Overnight Kumarakom.
Day 9: Kumarakom - Periyar:
Periyar Sight Seeing, Periyar National Park Drive to Periyar National Park. Free time in for game viewing. Set up in 1934,it extends to 777 square km & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. Evening free for game drive. Overnight Periyar.
Day 10: Periyar - Munnar:
Munnar Sight Seeing Drive to Munnar. Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. Overnight Munnar.
Day 11: Munnar: Munnar Sight Seeing, Chamundi hill Day free in Munnar.
Day 12: Munnar - Cochin: Cochin Sight Seeing, Jewish synagogue Drive to Cochin and transfer to hotel. Overnight Cochin.
Day 13: Cochin:
Cochin Sight Seeing, Portuguese churches Morning tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Afternoon free. Overnight Cochin.
Day 14: Cochin: Day free in Cochin. Later transfer to airport.
Day 15: Departure.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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