Colors of Kerala

7 Nights & 8 Days

DAY 1 :
COCHIN
Kerala Tourism
Arrival at Cochin International airport/ railway station. Meet at the airport/ railway station and transferred to your hotel.

Activities for the day:
Visit the Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, the 16th century Jewish Synagogue containing some of India's most beautiful murals, the St.Francis Church at Fort Kochi and enjoy a majestic view of the cantilevered ancient Chinese fishing nets.
DAY 2 :
COCHIN - MUNNAR (135 KM; 4HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Transfer from Cochin to Munnar. Check in to the hotel at Munnar, a hill station at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level, at the confluence of three mountain streams, and popularly famed as 'Tea City'.

Activities for the day:

Enjoy the cool and transcendent climate and the unpolluted environments. You will be visiting Munnar's tea plantations. Take a stroll through the blue hills kissing the clouds, inhaling the sweet scent of fresh tea leaves. The endless greenery will make you a poet or dip in your favorite book in the lap of mother nature.
DAY 3 :
MUNNAR
Kerala Tourism
Sight seeing in Munnar. Overnight at Munnar.

Activities for the day:

Visit Eravikulam National Park (It is the home of Nilgiri Tahrs, a species of wild ibex, which are on the verge of extinction), Echo Point and Munnar town.
DAY 4 :
MUNNAR - PERIYAR (110KM; 4HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Transfer to Periyar (Thekkady) from Munnar through the picturesque vale of the Cardamom hills in the Western Ghats. On arrival check in to the resort.

Activities for the day:

Take a leisurely walk in the local spice market. You can also pay a visit to the souvenir shops around.
DAY 5 :
PERIYAR
Kerala Tourism
Sightseeing of Periyar.

Activities for the day:

Visit Periyar wild life sanctuary, one of the well maintained wild life sanctuaries of South India, which sprawls over an area of 777 sq kms. Boat cruise on the serene Periyar Lake offers the opportunity to view of Tiger, Bison, Spotted, Deer and Gaur in their natural habitat, if lucky.
DAY 6 :
PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM (125 KM; 4HRS) ~ ALLEPPEY(BY HOUSEBOAT)
Kerala Tourism
Drive to Kumarakom, a small backwater village which lies along the backwaters of Kerala, with a bird sanctuary overlooking the Vembanad Lake. Here, you can get a feel of the essence of a typical village life of Kerala. Check in to houseboat for an overnight cruise through the unique back waters of Kerala. Houseboat will be your transportation for the day and accommodation for the night. Glide along the narrow canals laced by the infinite greenery imparted by coconut palms, watch the gentle and soothing greenery of paddy fields and the village folk at work. Relax on board listening to the lullaby of the wind and waves. Chill yourself out, watching the endless strips of greenery passing by and the emerald green waters meet the crystal blue sky, whilst the houseboat cruises in a relaxing pace. This would be an experience, which you would always treasure to remember.

Activities for the day:

Cruise till 6 in the evening by when the houseboat halts in the lake for overnight stay. (Next day, cruising starts at 7 am.) Enjoy a fabulous dinner onboard houseboat. Overnight on board
DAY 7 :
ALLEPPEY - KOVALAM (180KM; 4HRS)
Kerala Tourism
Check out at Alleppey, the 'Venice of the East' and head to the majestic Kovalam Beach, leaving behind, the placid backwaters. Overnight at the resort in Kovalam.

Activities for the day:

En route to Kovalam, take a short city tour of Trivandrum, the Capital city of Kerala. Visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier's museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery.
DAY 8 :
DEPARTURE TRIVANDRUM
Kerala Tourism
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport / railway station.