DAY 01: COCHIN
Upon your arrival at Cochin Airport, a warm welcome awaits you, followed by a seamless transfer to your hotel/resort. At your leisure, set out to explore and visit the fascinating sights that this heritage city, Cochin, has to offer. Enjoy your journey as you delve into the rich history and culture of this remarkable destination.
Discover the city of Cochin, fondly known as Kochi, which stands as Kerala’s largest city and was once hailed as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” It’s a lively tapestry of diverse cultures, including British, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese influences. In 2020, it achieved the distinction of being ranked 7th among the top cities worldwide. Roam the historic Jewish town and step into the ancient Mattancherry Synagogue. Be sure not to overlook the iconic Chinese fishing nets, a centuries-old legacy attributed to the great Chinese explorer Zheng He. Kochi promises a vibrant and culturally rich experience that you won’t want to miss.
DAY 02: COCHIN – MUNNAR
After breakfast, embark on a pleasant four-hour journey to the enchanting Munnar. Upon your arrival, check-in to your hotel/resort, take a moment to refresh and then enjoy your leisure time in the breathtaking surroundings of Munnar.
Explore Munnar, a breathtaking sanctuary of peace and tranquility that stands as Kerala’s idyllic hill destination. Nestled at an elevation of 6000 ft, it was the favored summer retreat for British rulers. Munnar captivates visitors with its endless tea plantations, pristine valleys, and majestic mountains, all surrounded by exotic flora and fauna within its sanctuaries and forests. The air is perfumed with the invigorating fragrance of spices, creating an atmosphere like no other. Munnar’s enchantment, once experienced, is bound to make you never want to leave.
DAY 03: MUNNAR
After breakfast, embark on an exploration of Munnar’s splendid wonders.
Embark on your day of adventure in Munnar by starting at the Tea Museum, where you’ll be immersed in the world of lush tea plantations and the intricate art of tea production. Afterward, venture to Eravikulam National Park, a sanctuary for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, nestled amidst breathtaking rolling grasslands and adorned with exotic flowers. Thrill-seekers will find Anamudi, the towering peak, awaiting their exploration. For those craving adventure, Echo Point beckons with opportunities for trekking, nature walks, and the chance to witness stunning panoramic views of the lush green hills. This journey through Munnar’s natural and cultural wonders promises to create cherished memories.
DAY 04: MUNNAR – THEKKADY
After breakfast, embark on a scenic three-hour drive from Munnar to Thekkady.
Mentioning Thekkady conjures images of elephants, rolling hills, and fragrant spice plantations. Here, within the Periyar Forest, lies one of India’s most splendid wildlife reserves. This region also boasts charming plantations and hill towns, ideal for adventurous treks and mountain strolls. Embark on a journey of nature and culture in this breathtaking destination. Witness the wonders of wildlife at Periyar National Park, relish the aromatic treasures of spice plantations, and partake in the exhilaration of bamboo rafting. At Elephant Junction, revel in rides, feeding, and bathing with these gentle giants. Immerse yourself in an adventurous bamboo rafting experience along the picturesque Periyar River, all while being enveloped by the beauty of wildlife and stunning landscapes.
DAY 05: THEKKADY – ALLEPPEY
After breakfast, embark on a journey to Alappuzha, affectionately known as Alleppey, where Kerala’s backwaters merge with the Arabian Sea, creating a breathtaking landscape. Step aboard a luxurious houseboat designed in traditional Kerala style, providing a cozy and comfortable experience. Glide through the tranquil waters, meandering canals lined with swaying coconut palms, and the unique paddy fields. This extraordinary voyage promises to craft indelible memories. Savor freshly cooked Kerala cuisine served on board, indulging in the region’s authentic flavors.
Discover Alleppey, often referred to as the “Venice of the East.” Nestled between Kerala’s largest lake, Vembanad Lake, and the Arabian Sea, it’s a picturesque paradise. Its intricate network of backwaters, including canals, lakes, and lagoons, is a sanctuary for migratory birds. Cruise through serene canals, passing charming villages and lush paddy fields. Explore this enchanting destination, immerse yourself in village life, and savor exquisite culinary offerings aboard a houseboat, creating cherished memories.
DAY 06: ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
After breakfast, proceed to Kovalam. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel/resort. Then, take the opportunity to explore and discover the beauty of Kovalam, known as one of the world’s most stunning beach destinations.
DAY 07: KOVALAM
After breakfast, indulge in leisure by the captivating beaches of Kovalam.
Kovalam, the quintessential beach destination and a global favorite, owes its enduring allure to three crescent-shaped beaches and an iconic lighthouse. Nestled amidst palm-fringed coves, it’s a true haven of coconut groves. Dubbed the “Paradise of the South,” Kovalam boasts some of the world’s purest and most pristine beaches. With its tranquil waters and gentle waves, it has earned its place as a top global destination for beach enthusiasts. This coastal gem has been drawing tourists since the 1930s, witnessing the charming transformation of a fishing village into a premier hotspot. Experience the enchanting evolution of Kovalam, where every beach lover discovers their own paradise.
DAY 08: KOVALAM – TRIVANDRUM
After breakfast, head to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, captivating beaches, historic landmarks, and impressive architectural legacy. If time allows, you can choose to indulge in some sightseeing in Trivandrum. Later, you will be seamlessly transferred to Trivandrum Airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transition for your onward journey.
Embark on our captivating ‘Kerala Delight 08-Day Itinerary,’ a journey that reveals the finest treasures of picturesque Kerala. This voyage promises awe-inspiring encounters with nature, breathtaking landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage. Explore some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, from verdant hills to wildlife sanctuaries, spice paradises, pristine backwaters, and stunning beaches. Immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural tapestry as you traverse natural wonders, cities, and towns that rank among the world’s top destinations. Every step you take resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty, ensuring a mesmerizing holiday experience throughout your trip.