Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar - Munnar Cochin - Lakshadweep - Cochin - Mumbai
Duration: 17 Nights 18 Days
☛On arrival at International airport you will be meet by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Day free to rest and leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
☛ After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Mumbai, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made, have crossbeams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvellous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Taraporewala Aquarium, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, and Hanging Garden. Return back to the hotel for overnight.
☛ Today early morning transfer to the airport to board the flight no. 9W336 at 1040 hours. Assistance on arrival at Trivandrum at 1240 hours. Transfer to the beach resort at Kovalam. Rest of the day free for leisure and rest. Overnight at Kovalam.
☛ After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Trivandrum City, visit Padmanabhaswamy Palace & Temple, Napier Museum, and Chaitra Kerala Art Gallery. Afternoon take an excursion tour to Cape Camorin (Kanya Kumari) – 84 kms from here to see Vivekananda Rock & Ashram, Amman Devi Temple and to see the 3 Seas meet over here (Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean & Arabian Sea) Sun Set from here is very scenic. Drive back to the Kovalam for overnight stay in the resort.
☛ After breakfast. Day free for rest and individual activities in the beach resort. Overnight stay in Kovalam
☛ The day free for leisure and beach activities, you can enjoy Ayurveda treatment and massage at the resort. Overnight at the Kovalam.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loade d kitchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat.
☛ Kumarakom - for the nature-lover. Here in this backwater town, you can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the egrets. Later visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favourite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Thekkaddy, on arrival transfer to the hotel, later visit at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary one of India's biggest wildlife sanctuaries covering 777 sq. Km (300 Sq.miles) is a Tiger Reserve. Its centerpiece, the man-made Periyar Lake at the height of 2000 ft. covers 26 sq.km. running through the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Munnar .On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visits the Rajmalai Wild Life sanctuary – this is the only sanctuary in India where Indian Ibex’s are found. Rest of day free to enjoy the serenity of this hill station and admire the surroundings or visit Tea & Coffee estates. Optionally you can go for Munnar Lake side, overnight in Munnar.
☛ After breakfast checkout and drive to Cochin. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a local sightseeing Santa Cruz Cathedral, Parishath Thamburan Museum in old Durbar hall with typical Kerala architecture & later Hill palace Museum. Evening enjoy Kathakali Dance (traditional dance of Kerala). Over night stay in the hotel.
☛ After breakfast, take a sight seeing tour of Cochin including The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese. The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Evening free for rest and individual activities. Overnight stay in Cochin.
☛Early morning check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the flight IC 502 depart at 0915 for Agatti. Arrival at 1050 hours. On arrival transfer to the boat to transfer to island resort. Rest of the evening free for leisure. Overnight at the resort in Lakshadweep.
☛ The day free for leisure, beach and water sports activities. Overnight at the resort.
☛ The day free for leisure, beach activities. Optionally you can take a cycling tour to see fisher mans houses. Overnight at the resort.
☛ The day free for leisure, beach activities. Overnight at the resort.
☛ Today morning after breakfast check out the resort and transfer to the Agatti airport to board the flight IC 401 depart at 1115 hours arrival at Cochin at 1250 hours. Later board the flight 9w 402 depart at 1305 hours arrival at Mumbai at 1450 hours. Overnight at the hotel.
☛ Day is free for leisure and individual activities. Optionally you can go for shopping at InOrbit mall. You can also visit the ISKON Temple in the suburbs. Later transfer to international airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.
The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.