Day 01 – Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport you will be taken to the hotel. Cochin perfectly reflects the electicism of Kerala. Cochin has a rich cultural history, but it is also one of the most modern cities of India. One of the best natural harbors in the world and a major port of India. The city has strong, palaces, museums, churches, rivers, lagoons but at the same time, it is a modern city.
Evening witness a Kathakali dance performance at the theater. Kathakali is a dance that displays the works of India's epic (Ramayana and Mahabharata). The dancers are dressed in many colors and details. Their faces painted to represent the heroes of the works.
Overnight in Cochin
Day 02 – In Cochin
Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting Jewish synagogue – the oldest synagogue in the entire commonwealth, St. Francis Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cochin Harbour, Terminus, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese is known for its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and dresses and palanquins used by Cochin’s erstwhile rulers.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cochin.
Day 03 – Drive Cochin – Munnar (135 kms / 04 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Munnar. Munnar -- with miles of teaplantations, mountains, plants and exotic animals in their forests and reserves, and the smell of spices in the fresh air, is a unique place in the world. Its beauty, its peace, tranquility make this town the perfect destination for any traveler. Situated at the confluence of 3 mountain streams - Mudrapauzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, at the height of 6000 ft in Idukki region. Munnar was the preferred destination of the English during the summers of the colonial era. On arrival in Munnar, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Munnar.
Day 04 – In Munnar
Morning after breakfast spend full day at leisure visiting, Spice plantation, Tea Garden, Mettupetty Dam - surrounded by tall hills and forest. Optionally you can also visite the Eravikulam National Park which is located around 16 kms from Munnar where you can see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex).
Overnight in Munnar
Day 05 – Drive Munnar – Periyar (125 kms / 03 hrs)
After an ealry breakfast drive to Periyar. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary created by British. Located in the Idukki region, Periyar (Thekkady) is known as one of the best places to see elephants in Asia. The park is covered with forests and various habitats allow the existence of a large variety of flora and fauna. In the animal reserve, there are elephants, deer, leopards, bison, wild dogs etc. The drive to this hilltop wildlife sanctuary is one of the most beautiful ones. On arrival in Periyar, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure exploring on your own.
Overnight in Periyar.
Day 06 – Periyar
Morning after breakfast visit of spice plantation. The area is famous for coffee, tea, and the plant in Asia.
Enjoy evening boat ride on Lake Periyar. All activities of the reserve is concentrated around the lake. There are nearly 700 elephants in the region, most often around the lake.
Rest of the time walking around and enjoying the surroundings.
Overnight in Periyar
Day 07 – Drive Periyar – Houseboat (165 kms / 04 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Allepey, the embarkment point to board the houseboat, which is one of the highlights of any trip to Kerala. It’s once a lifetime impression to have such a romantic and beautiful experience. Browsing through villages built on narrow pieces of land, stopping to visit local markets, or to watch craftsmen busy with their previous work to build boats. Time spend on the houseboat passing through the Backwaters of Kerala. Here your houseboat crew will prepare delicious Keralian meals from freshly brought vegetables from the market.
Overnight on board houseboat.
Day 08 – Transfer Houseboat – Kumarakom
Disembark houseboat at Kumarakom and transfer to the hotel. Seeing Kumarakom, it becomes very clear why Kerala is called the "Land of God." This charming village is made up of several towns on Lake Vembanad, a paradise for birdwatchers. With its mangroves so beautiful, its clear waters, its emerald fields, its canals lined with coconut palms and white lilies, the village is the perfect place for a few days of vacation. You can explore the bird sanctuary, walking on the canals, or fishing Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight In Kumarakom
Day 09 – In Kumarakom
Spend full day at leisure exploring the surroundings on your own.
Overnight In Kumarakom
Day 10 – Drive Kumarakom – Cochin out (80 kms / 02 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin airport in time to board flight for onward destinaion.