Morning proceed to Munnar (145 km/4 hrs). The meandering road that head towards Munnar is amazingly beautiful and offers you to enjoy scenic vistas of natural beauty. As you pass through the thick forests, pepper, cardamom, rubber plantation and lovely waterfalls, you will surly fall in love with the nature.On the way visit “Cheeyapara waterfalls”, “Valara waterfalls”, “Karadi Para View Point” etc, On arrival at Munnar, check into the hotel, freshen up and enjoy the welcome drink and stimulating hot/coffee prepared especially from fresh beans and tea leaves. Late in the Afternoon, - Covering Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, & Tea Plantation, a visit to old Munnar and the local market will be interesting. Eveing back to Hotel & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast proceeding to Thekkady, check in Hotel on arrival, afternoon by 0300 Pm, can do boating in wild life sanctuary (optional) and evening can visit in the local spice market. (boating charges not included the quoted rate – advance booking is not available, ticket has to buy on arrival at Thekkady).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening Snacks
Proceeding to Alleppey, Prior to arrval at Alleppey by 1100 Am ,Check in the AC deluxe House Boat, Enjoy the welcome drink - cruise through the back waters, is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Relax at the heavenly ambiance of the houseboat and enjoy the scenic vistas emerald green paddy fields, rustic village, and terrific temples. During cruise we serve a Kerala traditional lunch on Banana Leaf . The house boat is fully furnished with Two & Tipple bedrooms, with dining area & and the kitchen. It also comprises a chef, driver & cabin assistant. Enjoy the Kerala traditional Lunch and leisure stay at the Houseboat away from the maddening crowd and hustle and bustle of the city life till next day @0900 AM.
Morning check out from the houseboat and proceeding to Kovalm, which is considered one of the finest in the world. A beautiful, curving, palm-fringed beach of golden sands and safe bathing has made it India's major beach resort. It is an internationally known holiday destination. This natural bay is a safe sea-pool free from high waves and surges - ideal for swimming, surfing and skiing. The more adventurous can ride out into the sea on a catamaran. After visit Kovalm evening proceed to Kanyakumary check in hotel on arrival Lesuire & overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Trivandrum visit Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Open: 0415-0515 hrs,0645-0730 hrs,0830-10:30 hrs,1130-1145 hrs, 1715-1930 hrs) The temple is located inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidan styles of architecture. It is known for its mural paintings and stone carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India, the presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the Serpent. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Dress code: Men-Dhoti; Women-Saree and blouse.
Visit Kuthiramalika Palace Museum Museum: (Open 0830-1230 hrs & 1530-1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays.) The Palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma-the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family and is located near the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Entrace fee: Adults Rs.5. Children:Rs.3. Foreigners: Rs.20. Camera permit: Rs.25. Evening visit Shanghumukham Beach: Just 8 km from the city, this is a favorite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Airport and Veli Tourist Village. An indoor recreation club, the matsyakanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions here. Late evening back to Hotel & Overnight stay.
Day 6. Full day sightseeing at Cochin – Fort Cochin & Marine drive
Mattancherry Palace(Dutch Palace) (Open 1000 - 1700 hrs. Closed on Fridays): Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and the Dutch renovated Presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace in 1663. On display here are beautiful murals depicting scenes from the epic Ramayana and Mahabharatha, and some of the Puranic Hindu legends. The palace also house Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, coronation robes of former maharajas of Kochi as well as period furniture.
Synagogue (Open 1000 - 1200 hrs; 1500 - 1700 hrs. Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays): Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. Known for mid 18th century hand painted, willow patterned floor from Canton in China, a clock tower, Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls of the Old Testament, ancient scripts on copper plates etc.
Jew Town: The area around the Synagogue is a centre of spice trade and curio shops. Loafer’s Corner/Princess Street: One of the earliest streets to be constructed in Fort Kochi, Princess Street with its European style residences still retains its old world charm. St. Francis Church: Built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars, this is India’s oldest European church. This was initially built of timber and later reconstructed in stone masonry. It was restored in 1779 by the protestant Dutch, converted to an Anglican church by the British in 1795 and is at present governed by the Church of South India . Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal. The tombstone still remains. In the evening visit Fort Cochin beach.
Day.7 After breakfast get ready for outward journey, will drop you Cochin Airport as per your traveling schedule.
Ag2 Harmony Enclave, Kunjan Bawa Road, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala, India - 682001