Our representative will meet you at a location convenient to you in Cochin and transfer you in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel of stay. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel.
After checking-in at the hotel, set out on an afternoon sightseeing tour of Cochin - a fishing port and cosmopolitan hub. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will visit the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry island and St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. See the huge Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought to Kochi by Chinese traders. Lastly, you will halt at the Willingdon Island, an artificial island created from the sand dug out while deepening Kochi port. It has been named after Lord Willingdon, the erstwhile Madras governor, who was instrumental in implementing the island project.
After exploring the major attractions of Cochin, return to your hotel and spend the night. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken on a scenic drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam, about 90 kilometers from Cochin. At Kumarakom, check-in at a backwater resort. Nestled on the shores of Kerala's Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a beautifully sleepy village ideal for a laidback holiday. Boating, fishing and sightseeing options abound here. You are at leisure for the rest of the day. Spend the night at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, drive about 51 kilometers before switching to a boat for a ride through the many canals and waterways all the way up to Alleppey. Enjoy unlimited surfing on backwaters, sip refreshing coconut water, get disturbed by just the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and savour mouthwatering delicacies prepared by your Kitchen crew. Spend the day soaking up the backwater life. Overnight stay in the houseboat. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, disembark and drive on a scenic route dotted with plantations of rubber, cardamom, cocoa, green pepper and areca nut, to the wildlife reserve at Periyar. Located about 155 kilometers away, it will take you about 4 hours to reach Periyar.
Upon arrival in Periyar, check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure; you can walk around the peaceful town known for its fragrant spice and coffee plantations. Overnight stay at your hotel in Periyar. Overnight at Hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, enjoy an early morning boat ride on Lake Periyar. Keep your binoculars handy all along, as you might spot a herd of elephant grazing with gay abandon or a plod of hippo by the water's edge. In the afternoon, set out on a scenic drive to the hill station of Munnar, about 160 kilometers from Periyar. Upon arrival in Munnar, check-in at a pre-booked hotel and spend the night. Overnight at Hotel.