South India Tours
Duration : 8 Nights / 9
Destinations Covered : Cochin - Periyar -
Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Trivandrum
Day 1: Cochin
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Cochin
Welcome to your "South India Tours"
On arrival in Cochin, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed
on a city tour of Cochin.
Visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, chinese fishing nets,
St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Also visit the
Hill Palace Museum which displays articles of archeological
Day 2: Cochin - Periyar
Early morning after breakfast drive to Periyar. Check
in at the Hotel. Afternoon, visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctury.
Enjoy Boat ride (at your own cost) in Lake Periyar to watch
wildlife. Sightseeing will include spotting a large variety
of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild
In the evening visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices.In
the evening walk around in the peaceful town known for various
Spice and coffee plantations
Day 3: Periyar - Munnar
Morning at Leisure at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctury. Later
drive to Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala. Arrive
Munnar and check-in at your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Day 4: Munnar
This morning proceed on a city tour of Munnar.
Visit Eravikulam National Park to see rare mountain goats
locally called the Nilgiri Tahr, Old Munnar Town, Dairy Farm
and the Mattupetty Dam. Enjoy the rest of the day on your
own. Visit the bazaars, plantations etc
Day 5: Munnar - Kumarakom
Morning drive to Kumarakom near Kottayam and upon arrival,
check into your hotel.Relax for a while and later proceed
on a city tour of Kumarakom.
Visit Churches, Kumarakom Bird Sanctury etc.
Day 6: Kumarakom - Alleppey
Morning drive a short distance before switching over to
a boat for a through many canals and waterways up to Aleppey.
The backwater cruise in a country boat is the best way to
explore the villages and rural life. In Aleppey you will be
taken aboard your floating houseboat, a different boat with
a bedroom and en-suite rest room for your comfort. Enjoy unlimited
surfing on backwaters, sip a coconut, get disturbed by only
the chirping of birds and occasional ripples in water and
savor mouthwatering delicacies prepared in front of you by
your Kitchen crew. Spend the night on board the houseboat.
Enjoy a cruise on the backwater through a maze of canals and
lagoons and enjoy freshly caught fresh water fish cooked to
your taste on board.
Day 7: Alleppey - Trivandrum
The houseboat comes to halt at Alleppey. Disembark the
houseboat after breakfast and drive to Trivandrum. Afternoon
sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, visiting the ancient temple
of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is one of the major attractions in
the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Napier Museum was built in
1880 and shows a harmonious blending of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese
and Italian architectural styles. Sri Chitra Art Gallery has
a good collection Tanjore, Mughal, and Rajput schools of art.
The Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram has many shady and delightful
walks. Overnight: Hotel
Day 8: Trivandrum - Kanyakumari Excursion
Day 9: Trivandrum
Full day return excursion to Cape Camorin, the southernmost
part of the Indian mainland. Visit the Vivekananda Memorial,
which is built about 400 meters offshore.
After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway station to
board the flight/Train for your onward journey to back home
with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Exotic Beaches of
Kerala' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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