Cochin - 2 Munnar - 1 Thekkady – 1 Kumarakom – 1Kanyakumari- 2 Kovalam
DAY 01 COCHIN – MUNNAR
On your arrival at Kochi (Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station), you will be received by our representatives welcoming you to Gods on Country. Proceed to Munnar the picturesque hill stations in India. On the way to Munnar view the pristine Attukad waterfalls otherwise known as Attukal Waterfalls (seasonal). Moving further the driver will stop the vehicle to take some good photos in the tea gardens of Munnar. Later check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure spend as you please either relaxing or exploring tea city. Overnight at the hotel.
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DAY 02 SIGHTSEEING OF MUNNAR
After an elaborate breakfast at the hotel, we will take you taken for a full day sightseeing tour of Munnar. Sightseeing tour around Munnar takes one to tea gardens where picturesque colonial towns and meandering mountain streams present photo opportunities galore. You will be taken for a visit to Rajamalai where you can watch Nilgiri Thar in their natural habitat. You will also be visiting the nearby Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Blossom Park. Have a boating in the lake which will give you a rejuvenating feel.
By evening you will be taken for a visit to a Tea museum where they will show the processing of tea leaves. Later scroll at the local market. Overnight at Hotel
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DAY 03 MUNNAR - THEKKADY
After breakfast, drive to Thekkady. This will be an action pack day for you since you are staying only for a day. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Spread across the entire district is picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.
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Near to reaching Thekkady you have the option to go for a plantation tour where you will get an understanding of the spices of Kerala. They will explain to you about the plants and how the spices are processed. After lunch proceed for the famous boating at the Periyar lake. Periyar Lake is inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary where you might be able to see animals in close quarters. Later come back and take a walk in the local market where you can buy genuine spices. Evening there is Kathakali (Kerala Dance Form) and Kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts) performance. (Both optional). Overnight at resort in Thekkady.
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DAY 04 THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM
After breakfast checkout from your hotel and travel to Kumarakom, the renowned backwater destination on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals.
Check in to your hotel. Afternoon visit nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum which displays wooden sculptures. Evening visit the nearby bird sanctuary of Kumarakom. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many bird species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. People who visit in June and August are treated to many rare sights. This is the breeding season of the resident wetland birds such as Indian Darter, Little Cormorant, different species of egrets and herons, White Ibis, and several species of kingfishers. People also get to see the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, water duck, Siberian Cranes, parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, and wood beetles. Overnight at resort.
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DAY 05 KUMARAKOM – KANYAKUMARI
After your breakfast proceed to Kanyakumari. On the way to Kanyakumari visit the Chenkal Maheswaram Temple. Also known as Dakshina Kailasam you can see a huge Shivalinga reaching up to a height of 111 feet. It is the tallest Shivalinga in the country, with recognition from the India Book of Records. The construction has six meditation halls, 108 different Siva lingams, and 64 forms of Lord Siva.
Later visit the famous Padmanaphapuram Palace, the erstwhile capital of Travancore Kingdom. Your next place of visit is the famous Sucheendram Temple. Check in to your hotel.
After lunch take a boat cruise in the sea to visit Vivekananda Rock dedicated to Swami Vivekananda and Thiruvalluvar memorial (Thiruvalluvar is a Tamil saint and poet). The Memorial is built at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Coming back to the mainland, visit Gandhi Memorial, Kanyakumari Devi temple. Kanyakumari is a place where you can enjoy Sunrise and Sunset from the same point, something special to remember. Take a dip at the Triveni Sangam, the place where the three seas meet. It is believed that taking a dip in the Triveni Sangam is a holy thing. Later proceed to sunset viewpoint to view the sunset. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 KANYAKUMARI-KOVALAM
Wake up early morning by 5: 30 AM to view the sunrise. Most of the hotels are having the facility if not you have to go to the beachside. After having breakfast visit the newly constructed Tirupati temple at Kanyakumari. Later visit the wax museum. Check out from your hotel and proceeds to Kovalam. On the way back visits Vattakotta. Check in at Hotel. Evening relaxes by the beach of Kovalam. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 Kovalam/Trivandrum Sightseeing
Proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. The major places covered will be a tour that starts with The Zoo, The Napier Museum, Art Gallery. Afternoon visit the KuthiramalikaHeritage Museum and the local market. By evening you will be taken to the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Strict dress code). After Darshan, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
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DAY 08 DEPARTURE
Later check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey journey.