Number of Days: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Routing: Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Periyar – Kovalam
Arrive Cochin, after a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Today you will do sightseeing of Cochin which includes St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European Church in India. Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568 and magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles & Belgian chandeliers. Also visit the spice market, where the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices & history that brought the world to its doorstep. Chinese fishing nets are distinctly unique to Cochin. In the evening enjoy Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali.
Overnight Hotel – Cochin (B)
Morning After breakfast you will drive to Alleppey, also famous as Alappuzha, and called Venice of the East. A town with attractive canals, backwaters & lagoons, Alleppey is now the hub for backwaters tourism in Kerala.
On arrival you will check in to Houseboat, locally named Kettuvallam, cruise around backwaters of Alleppey to Kumarakom to experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters. Holiday on the houseboats is an unforgettable experience.
Overnight Houseboat (B, L, D)
Today you drive to disembark the houseboat in Kumarakom. It is a group of little islands, on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala.
Kumarakom, the land of lakes, canals and paddy fields, gives you sheer happiness. Holiday on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvallam, are an unforgettable experience. Furthermore Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the Karimeen (Pearl Spotted Fish), Chemeen (Prawns) & Konju (Tiger Prawns).
Rest of the day at leisure or free for personal activities.
Later you go and visit Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. There are two periods for birds: between October & February there are cormorants, teals, & other ducks & from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night herons, egrets, & Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow pheasant, white-breasted.
Overnight Hotel – Kumarakom (B)
Today after breakfast you will drive to Periyar (Thekkady), one of India's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where one can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, flora & fauna and birds are uniquely rich & varied and do not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
In the evening you will do your Spice Plantation Tour.
Overnight Hotel – Periyar (B)
In the morning you will enjoy the Elephant Safari (outside the park).
Later after breakfast you will drive to Kovalam, an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans
Overnight Hotel – Kovalam (B)
Day will be at leisure or free for personal activities (water sports and various Ayurvedic / Spa treatments in Kovalam.
Overnight Hotel – Kovalam (B)
On time you will be transfered to Trivandrum Airport to board your flight for your onward destination with some sweet memories of India Trip
Our tour concludes: India Tour Makers assists you with your transfer to the airport for boarding onward flight, thanks you for your support and looks forward to serving you again in the near future