- Best time
- October to March
- Destinations Covered
- Mumbai – Cochin – Munnar – Kumarakom – Kovalam – Trivandrum
- Hotel Category
- Budgeted, Mid-Budget, Luxury and Houseboat
- Main Attraction
- Mumbai, Eliphanta Caves, Tea Gardens, Spice garden, Rice boat, Bird sanctuary, Kumarakom islands, Ayurveda massage, Beaches, South Indian architecture and cuisine.
- Day 01
- Arrival - Mumbai
Meet on Arrival & drive to Hotel
After traditional welcome, at hotel check in to the room
- Day 02
After breakfast proceed by ferry to Elephanta Island to see Caves of carving- The complex is divided in to two parts – First - five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva. Dated between the 5th and 8th centuries.
Back to Mumbai and after lunch proceed for sightseeing of Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan and Gateway of India.
Dinner, as per your choice Overnight: Hotel
- Day 03
- Mumbai- Cochin
After breakfast, departure transfer to the Cochin
Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel
After getting fresh, proceed for fisherman boat ride and also take tuk-tuk ride till Ernakulam city. Ernakulam is adjustment city of Cochin, well connected with Ferry and road network
Back to the city and dinner at local restaurant
- Day 04
After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing of Cochin with our local guide, visit - Jewish Synagogue, Mattencherry Palace and a casual stroll through Fort Cochin.
After lunch day free to explore Chinese nets and fisherman area
Evening: attend Kathakali dance at local auditorium, Kathaklai dance - is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion.
Dinner at local restaurant
- Day 05
- Cochin- Munnar (124 KS)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar – Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and perched about 1600 Mts. the hill station of Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India. This hill station is marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather.
En route enjoy elephant ride and spice garden walk
Arrive Munnar and check in to hotel
Dinner and overnight: Hotel
- Day 06
After breakfast, explore the town of Munnar- is a hill station on the Western Ghats, situated at 1,450 mts. visit tea gardens - Commercial tea farming in India started around 1778 with the East India Company, directed by the English botanist Sir Joseph Banks. In the „Kanan Devan Hills“around Munnar.
Dinner and Overnight in Munnar
- Day 07
- Munnar- Kumarakom (141 KS)
After breakfast, Drive to Kumarakom, the route with amazing landscapes and natural beauty.
Arrive Kumarkom and transfers to the boat to check in to hotel at Kumarakom
After welcome drink and check in take a short tour of lake resorts and evening free for leisure
Dinner and Overnight: Resorts
- Day 08
After breakfast, visit the spice garden - educative services to the farming/trading community. It provides training programmes on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). You can see plantation and farming of all major spice. Also enjoy the lunch with a local spice farmer family.
Overnight in Kumarakom
- Day 09
- Kumarakom- Kovalam
After breakfast, drive to nearby Houseboat jetty. Here, embark on a 05 hours houseboat cruise in the back waters of Kerala. Enjoy authentic Kerala cuisine served on board.
Arrive to road head and drive to Kovalam. The drive is full of panaromic view and village till Kovalam
Overnight in Kovalam
- Day 10
After breakfast, day is free to relax.
In 1930 Queen of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination. It is a perfect destination for beaches, cuisine and very calm life style.
Overnight in Kovalam
- Day 11
- Kovalam- Trivandrum- Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing of Trivandrum- Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the main attraction of your sightseeing, also visit local market, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and other place with our guide. After lunch, drive back to Trivandrum
Dinner at beach restaurant
Overnight in Kovalam
- Day 12
- Kovalam- Trivandrum- Home
After breakfast departure transfer to Trivandrum Airport and fly to Mumbai
After farewell dinner, fly to your home
Fly back Home.
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- You can also club Goa with this itinerary, There is a direct flight from Goa to Cochin