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.
Discover Munnar, a breathtaking sanctuary of peace and tranquility that stands as Kerala’s idyllic tourist destination. Situated at an elevation of 6000 ft, it was the favored summer retreat for British rulers. Munnar bewitches visitors with its boundless tea plantations, pristine valleys, and majestic mountains, all within the embrace of exotic flora and fauna in its sanctuaries and forests. The air is scented with the invigorating fragrance of spices, creating an atmosphere like no other. Munnar has an enchantment that once experienced, will 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 – KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, proceed on your journey to Kumarakom, a celebrated destination for leisure and relaxation.
Kumarakom, a masterpiece of natural beauty, effortlessly enchants its visitors with its irresistible charm. Embark on an exploration of the magnificent Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the captivating Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Renowned for its exceptional luxury backwater resorts nestled along the shores of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom beckons as a destination that will beckon you back time and again. This tranquil backwater hamlet offers exotic vistas and a serene atmosphere, transforming it into a verdant and peaceful retreat.
DAY 06: KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities in Kumarakom, the lush backwater paradise.
Kumarakom stands as one of the world’s most enchanting backwater destinations, a true haven for rare birds, providing captivating boat rides and unforgettable backwater cruises. Delve into the unique experience of fishing in these waters, a one-of-a-kind adventure. Immerse yourself in the exploration of the local village life, where the backwaters serve as the daily backdrop for work and daily living, revealing a world unlike any other.
DAY 07: KUMARAKOM – MARARI
After an early breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to Mararikulam. Upon arrival at Marari, transfer to hotel/resort. Here, prepare to be enchanted by the sheer beauty of the beach-town, renowned as one of the world’s most breathtaking beach destinations. The serene beaches and pristine landscapes await, promising an unforgettable escape in paradise.
DAY 08: MARARI
After breakfast, enjoy leisure activities at Marari Beach.
Indulge in paradise at Marari Beach, the ultimate haven for beach enthusiasts in Kerala. This tranquil fishing town, nestled along the Arabian Sea Coast, presents a haven of serenity and unadulterated beauty. Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you savor a tranquil holiday on one of the most exquisite beaches you’ll ever encounter.
DAY 09: MARARI – COCHIN
After breakfast, embark on your journey back to Cochin, where you will be seamlessly transferred to Cochin Airport for your onward travel. Our team will carefully coordinate your transfer to align with your flight schedule, guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free departure from the city.
Embark on our captivating ‘Kerala Classic 09-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.