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Kovalam > Kanyakumari > Alleppey > Kumarakom > Thekkady > Munnar > Cochin
(10 Nights / 11 Days)
Day 01 : Arrival Trivandrum / Kovalam
Today arrival at Trivandrum airport. Excel’s representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would drive to Kovalam (17 Kms/30 Minutes). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on beach.

Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". It is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a dreamland for tourists all over the world. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sand bed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kovalam > Excursion to Kanyakumari (95 Kms/3 hrs one way)
After breakfast proceed for a day trip to Kanyakumari, also known as Kanniyakumari in Tamil Language. It is the confluence point of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is also a vital Hindu pilgrim center, renowned for its exotic sunrises and sunsets over the horizon. One of the unique features of Kanyakumari is the multicolored sand found on its beach. Visit Padmanabha Puram Palace & Suchindram Temple en-route & Vivekananda Rock at Kanyakumari.

Later return back to Kovalam after enjoying the sunset on the Beach
Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Kovalam
Breakfast at hotel. Full day at leisure on the Beach.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Kovalam > Alleppey (175 Kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Alleppey, "Venice of the east" is one of the most important tourist centers in the state. These large network of canals provide Alleppey its lifeline. Alleppey was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past with one of the best known ports along the malabar coast. Upon arrival check in at Ac House Boat for a cruise through the enchanting backwaters enjoying the swaying coconut palms, paddy fields & the village life at close quarters.
Overnight at AC House Boat

Day 05: Alleppey > Kumarakom > Thekkady (130 Kms/4 hrs)
After some more sightseeing through the narrow canals, disembark from the houseboat at Kumarakom & proceed to Thekkady is one of India's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where you can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, the flora and fauna and the birds of Thekkady are uniquely rich, vast and varied that it does not bear resemblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon a visit to the spice plantations & the evening is free for shopping in the spice market of Kumily town.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 06: In Thekkady
Early in the morning visit the famed Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary & enjoy a cruise on Lake Periyar. During the boat ride, spot the wild life (elephants, Indian Gaur, monkeys, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar & birds of myriad varieties). With an area of 777 sq. kms, this Sanctuary lies at an elevation of 914 mts. above sea level in the hills of the Western Ghats.

Afternoon & evening at leisure for individual activities.c.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 07: Thekkady > Munnar (98 Kms/3 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations in southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Enjoying the scenic beauty & the plantations of Rubber, Cardamom, Tea & Coffee en-route. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Afternoon to relax or could go for a walk through the tea gardens
Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: In Munnar
Today full day sight seeing which includes visits to the Rajamalai wild life sanctuary to view the endangered species of wild goats known as Nilgiri Tahr, Maduppetty dam & to tea gardens.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Munnar >Cochin (140 Kms/4 hrs)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon proceed to Cochin, the Queen of Arabian Sea is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: In Cochin
Morning City sightseeing, visiting the Jewish Synagogue, built over 400 years ago, containing beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers & paved with hand-painted tiles from China; the Dutch Palace with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana; St. Francis Church, the first European church built in India (16th century) & the original burial site of Vasco De Gama; the Chinese fishing nets bordering the Cochin Harbor mouth. Evening, enjoy a sunset cruise by motorboat.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Cochin Departure
Today in time transfer to airport to connect onward destination flight.