Your Travel Destinations - Thiruvananthapuram / Kumarakom / Periyar / Munnar / Kochi / Departure
Your Travel Duration - 11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 01: Arrival at Thiruvananthapuram
Ending your crunching dreams which rob your few nights sleep of forthcoming visit to India, you will land at Thiruvananthapuram Airport to your Best of Kerala Travel. Feel the warm welcome of our tour representative at the airport and he will escort you the hotel. On the first day of your South India tour, you will feel and smell God’s Own Country as you will see the physical grandeur of the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. It is a city caught between ancient roots and modern sensibilities. Spend the first night at the hotel.
Day 02: Thiruvananthapuram
Have a succulent breakfast at the hotel; you can savor some Keralite flavors. Located on the Western Ghats of Indian peninsula, Thiruvananthapuram has so much to offer you. In Hindu mythology, it is known as the city of Lord Anantha, the seat of Lord Vishnu. Explore the cultural and heritage wonders of this Evergreen City of India- Padhmanabhaswamy temple, Napier Musuem, Chitra Art Gallery, Kanakakunnu Palace, etc.
The art forms preserved in the museums were patronized by the Travancore rulers. If you have a penchant for paintings works of Raja Ravi Varma, your dreams come true in Chitra Art Gallery. Here you can take your own choose regarding your sightseeing. You can explore the Veli Lagoon, Sankhumugham Beach, yoga ashrams, fishing village, etc.Your Best of Kerala Travel will be rewarded on the second day.
Day 03: Thiruvananthapuram - Alappuzha - Houseboat
As a part of your Travel to Kerala you have to drive to Alappuzha, a town with ancient flavors and commercial centers. Alappuzha, the Venice of the East is itself fascinating to catch your mind and heart. Meandering through natural treasures of Kerala you will reach in Alappuzha. The banks of backwater canals have coir, timer commercial establishments. The old churches will remind you the history of colonial past. At Alappuzha go to the houseboat jetty and hire a houseboat to cruise down to Kumarakom. What will be most fascinating of your Best of Kerala travel today that you will experience the boat cruise on Kerala backwaters and explore the scenic spots of the backwater canals?
Day 04: Houseboat - Kumarakom
During the whole night the houseboat will cruise down to Kumarakom. In the morning while reaching Kumarakom disembark the houseboat and take a backwater resort. The enchanting beauties of the islands of Kumarakom on the Vembanad Lake will make you oblivious. If you are a bird lover go to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to spot the various birds. May be you will see the migratory Siberian cranes here. Even you can relax at the resort and rejuvenate your body and mind taking an ayurvedic massage therapy. Don’t miss ayurveda and yoga in your Kerala tour.
Day 05: Kumarakom - Periyar
Start your morning drive to Periyar. As a part of your Best of Kerala travel you will avail chance to explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hilly mountains of Western Ghats, Periyar Lake and Periyar River are soothing to the eyes.
Day 06: Periyar
On the 6th day of Kerala south India tour, trek to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. You can view the park on a jeep safari or elephant safari. You will spot here tigers and elephants. Also enjoy some recreational funs at the Periyar Lake.
Day 07: Periyar - Munnar
Start drive for Munnar hill station, one of the tourists haunts of Kerala. The greeneries, mountains, lakes and waterfalls are enough to captivate your mind. Munnar is the confluence of three mountain streams-Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. On reaching here take a mountain resort.
Day 08: Munnar
Explore today tea and spice estates, Tata Tea Musuem, CSI Church, Mattuputty Dairy Farm, etc. If you want to explore more of the hill station trek to the hills which are overlooking the greeneries of the plains.
Day 09: Munnar - Kochi
After breakfast drive to Kochi, known as Queen of the Arabian Sea. On reaching take a hotel. In the evening enjoy a cultural programme in the city to view the aesthetic dance of Kathakali. As without exploring culture and at of Kerala your trip to Kerala will be incomplete.
Day 10: Kochi
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour in Kochi which is a home to colonial past. Visit places like the Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, etc. There you will notice and feel a colonial flavor. Indeed Kochi is a city of cultural diversity and rich history of mix colonizers.
Day 11: Departure
On the concluding day of your Best of Kerala travel itinerary,take your flight at Kochi International Airport. The memories of backwaters cruise, wildlife viewing, heritage and culture visit will remain in your mind forever. You will sure add more adjectives to God’s Own Country.