Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Travele
Kerala is an established destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Kappad, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar, Parambikulam and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region—an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam, also see heavy tourist traffic. Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Hill Palace, and Mattancherry Palace, are also visited. The city of Trivandrum ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala] To further promote tourism in Kerala, the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival was started by the Government of Kerala in 2007. Since then it has been held every year during the December–January period.
Day 01: Cochin - Munnar [Drive 130 km]
Drive to Munnar, check-in at the hotel. Munnar, largely blanketed by tea plantations, this little hill resort offers breath-taking scenery. Situated at an altitude of 1525 meters, this town has a local bracing climate. The atmosphere is fragrant with extensive tea and cardamom plantations. There are enchanting high ranges, lakes and streams and lovely views of low flying clouds and mist filled valleys.
Day 02: Munnar Sightseeing tour.
Today after breakfast proceed to full day sightseeing tour for Beautifull Munnar Hill Station. Spend the entire day at Munnar, visiting Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pallivasal, Mattupetty, Echo-Point etc. Overnight stay.
Day 03: Munnar – Kumarakom
Drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a beautiful backwater village on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake, the largest lake of Kerala. Morning checkout from resort and board into a House Boat. Cruise in the canal by Bamboo Poles, sail through the lagoon with favourable wind. Evening witness sunset through coconut palms, silent lakes. Dinner under million stars. Overnight stay at House Boat.
Day 04: Kumarakom –Kovalam
Today proceed to Kovalam ( 03 hours), check in at the hotel in Kovalam. Visit Trivandrum, an ancient old town and the present Capital of Kerala. This town built over seven forested hills. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a seven storey stone structure is the most impressive landmark. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu contains several inscriptions and excellent murals, innumerable intricate stone carvings adorn the temple. Napier Museum of Arts and Crafts completed in 1880, it was an early experiment in what became known as the Indo Saracenic style. Evening Visit Magnificent Kovalam Beach.
Day 05: Kovalam to Kanya Kumari
Morning drive to Kanyakumari. Check in at your hotel. In the evening watch the sun set. Overnight stay at hotel. Early morning watch the sunrise. After breakfast, visit Vivekanada Rock, Kanyakumari temple, Gandhi Memorial etc.
Day 06: Local Visit of Kanyakumari
Today after breakfast local sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari
Day 07: Proceed to Trivandrum Airport / Rail station
Check out from Kanyakumari and proceed to Trivandrum Airport / Rail station. Tour End.