The trip covers scenic Munnar and Thekkady. Throughout this trip you can enjoy different type of spice plantations and this also takes you to fascinating locations from where you can spot wild animals from close quarters.
Day 1 : Cochin – Munnar ( 140 kms /4-5 hrs )
Arrival at Cochin airport/ railway station. Then to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little heaven for visitors. The day at leisure. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 2 : Munnar
Visit to Rajamala- house of the highly endangered mountain goats – the Nilgiri Thars. Then to Echo point and Mattupetty Dam. Speed boating facilities are available here. The dam is flanked by forests and vast expanse of grass land on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. After noon at leisure. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 3 : Munnar – Thekkady ( 120 kms /4-5 hrs )
Morning proceed to Thekkady. By noon at Thekkady. Afternoon at Periyar lake around which the sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wild life at close quarters from the safety of boat .Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 4 : Thekkady – Alleppey ( 50 kms /1-2 hrs )
Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey. By noon check in at the house boat in Alleppey for a 20 hour house boating through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. On the way you will witness a full range of lifes and activities and some mind blowing scenery. Overnight in the house boat. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen ,dining area and private front deck to capture the beauty of the back waters.
Day 5 : Alleppey – Kanyakumari (300 kms / 7 hrs )
Morning After breakfast checkout from houseboat and proceed to Kanyakumari . Visit Vivekananda Rock and Kumari Amman Temple ( Kanyakumari Temple ) . Evening Witness the Sunset and overnight at Kanyakumari.
Day 6 : Kanyakumari – Kovalam ( 90 kms /3 hrs )
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Kovalam- the internationally renowned beach destination. Spend the rest of the day in the sandy beaches of Kovalam flanked by coconut groves on one side and Arabian sea on the other. Overnight at the beach side hotel.
Day 7 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
Morning after breakfast proceed for a city tour of Trivandrum covering Napier Museum and Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple.Afternoon at leisure in Kovalam and overnight at hotel.
Day 8 : Kanyakumari – Trivandrum
Morning after breakfast proceed to Trivandrum airport / railway station for onward journey.