Kerala Tours - An Extensive Coverage
Duration : 18 Days / 17 Nights
Destinations Covered : Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kanyakumary, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Chamundi Hill Palace, Thekkady, Periyar, Munnar, Cochin, Calicut, Vythiri, Kabini, Mysore
Day 01: Trivandrum - Kovalam
On arrival at Trivandrum, you will be received by our representative and transfer to Kovalam one of the best beaches of Kerala, enriched with coconut palms and golden sands. Check in to in to hotel, rest of the day relax on the beach. Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 02: Kovalam-Trivandrum- Kovalam
After breakfast sightseeing of Trivandrum, covering Padmanabha swami temple, the horse palace, Magnificent wooden palace, constructed by Travencore maharaja and now converted to a museum Zoo, Sri chitira art gallery and Napier museum. These are some of the best places to take excellent Photographs, overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 03: Kovalam- Kanyakumary- Kovalam
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari (96 km 3 hrs), enroot visit Padmanabha puram palace the magnificent wooden palace constructed by maharaja of Travencore and proceed to Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of India, visit Vivekananda rock memorial, Gandhi memorial etc, watch the sunset at kanyakumari a magnification sight return back to Kovalam. Overnight at Kovalam. Kanyakumari offers plenty of chance to take excellent photographs about life in beach and views of sunset.
Day 04: Kovalam -Alleppey
Morning proceed to Alleppey (175 km- 4hrs) a district of immense natural beauty.Referred to as the Venice of the east by travelers from across the world. This backwater country is also home to divers animal and bird life with the Arabian sea on the west and vast net work of canal, lagoons fresh water rivers cris crossing it by virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala, on arrival check in to the houseboat. Cruise through the backwaters and stay overnight on the boat; you can take photographs of life along the backwaters.
Day 05: Kumarakom
After breakfast the houseboat will drop at beautiful backwater resort at Kumarakom, check in to resort. A boat rides in to the countryside and visit to the bird sanctuary could follow. If you are adventurous, you can indulge in water sports such as windsailing and water skiing. You can take a country canoe out in to the quite lake. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 06: Chamundi Hill Palace (Ayurveda resort)
After breakfast transfer to Chamundi Hill palace (65 Km -2 Hrs) nestled in the lap of nature, on the foot hills of western gats amid a rubber estate spread over 250 acres of lush greenery. Check in at resort Lunch, evening Ayurveda Massage" abhyangam treatment" which is a gentle but firm whole body Ayurveda massage from head to toe using warm medicated oil. Oils are chosen by the Ayurveda expert according to the prakruti The ingredients for the Abhyanga body Massage are prepared together with soothing oils. The massage is done in a soft rhythmic way with one or two persons massaging at the same time for forty five to sixty minutes. Ladies are treated by a female therapists; gentlemen by male therapists.
Day 07: Thekkady
After breakfast drive to Periyar a scenic joury though the mist capped mountains spice plantations and open grass lands lined with spectacular water falls and delightful trekking trails form the access to your hideaway here. On arrival check in to hotel. In the evening you can go for an evening boat cruise in the lake to watch animals. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 08: Periyar
AM 0900 Hrs After breakfast you can set out on a walk through the plantations filled with the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A boat safari on the Periyar like extends a lifetime's chance to see the natural beauty and wild animals, mainly elephants fetching water from the lake. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 09: Munnar
After breakfast head for Munnar (115 K M- 4 hrs) a place called as nature loves paradise. Sprawling tea plantations winding lanes filled with heady fragrance of fresh tea, all 1800 M above sea level. The whole area is covered with tea estate and looks like a green carpet. On arrival check in to hotel, after lunch proceed for sight seeing and see tea gardens spread 100 s of kilometers, Mattupetty lake and dam which is located at a short distance from the Indo Swiss livestock project. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Munnar
After having a early breakfast sightseeing start with Alamode, the highest peak in south India, which towers over 2695 M. An assortment of wild life such as neelagiri Tahr, Neelagiri languor, Sambhar, gaur and the lion tailed macaque are found in the rich tropical foresters around. Proceed for devikulam; this green township is a nature lover's retreat. Trout fishing on the Devikilam Lake is a major attraction. Head for Eravikulam national park, the best place to see the neelagiri Tahr- the mountain goat of south India. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 11: Cochin
Check out from Hotel after breakfast and we take you to Cochin (140 Kms / 4 hrs). Arrive Cochin and check in to hotel, in the afternoon you are free to relax. In the evening enjoy kathakaly dance show and a sunset cruise. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Cochin
After breakfast We take you for a half day sightseeing of Cochin, Visit: The Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue- built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the common wealth stands, admired by 100s of exquisite hand -painted Chinese tiles in blue and white. Jews Street, St.Francis church, Chinese fishing net & the indo-Portuguese Museum. Later transfer you back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 13: Cochin - Calicut (224 kms/6hrs)
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel for a drive to Calicut enroute visit Kerala Kalamandalam, one of the most revered places for the traditional art forms of Kerala. The Kalamandalam is the cradle of Kathakali training in India which imparts training in Mohiniyattam, Panchvadyam, Kootiya- ttam, Thullal, etc. Visit Guruvayur. Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centers of Kerala. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna temple. According to belief, the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Gods, and Vayu, the God of winds. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Overnight stay in Calicut.
Day 14: Calicut- Vythiri
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast and transfer to Vythiri (87 km- 3 hrs) chekin at hotel later visit Lakkidi Ghat Pass -It is the Gate Way of Wayanad above the Thamarassery Ghat Pass of western ghat, guests can try a trek through the ghat pass which is long but not very tedious. Afternoon visit Pookot Lake: which is a perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children's park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the facilities available here. Overnight stay in Vythiri.
Day 15: Vythiri - Kabini
After breakfast depart to Kabini on the eastern fringes of the Nagerhole wildlife Sanctuary on the banks of river Kabini, the lodge is a dream come to for nature lovers. Arrive Karapur transfer kabini river lodge, freshen up and relax. Evening depart on a jeep ride to the dense forest of the Nagerhole wildlife sanctuary. You will come with the dozens of the jungle herds of wild elephants moving majestical, wild bear disappearing into the undergrowth, rhesus monkeys, spotted deer, samrar, burly bison and the leopard or the tiger itself in all its fury. Return back to the lodge for dinner, campfires are arranged at dinner times where the local Kuruka Tribes will entertain you with their energetic dancing. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 16: Kabini - Mysore
Early morning depart for a ride in the circular coracle boat inthe still waters of the river Kabini which is an uncomfortable experience. Thousands of bird chirping along, the silence of the morning hours, and the naturalist guide with you will help you identity them. Heron ibis Gormarant egrate, stock kingfisher, Sunbird eagle a colorful allay of the winged species life depart Kabini for Mysore in afternoon. Overnight stay in Mysore.
Day 17: Kabini -Mysore
After breakfast visit the Art Gallery and river up to Chamundi Hill to see the Chamundeswari Temple and a panoramic view of Mysore Sri Ran Gapatnan - where you can see the Fort and Palaces Tipu sultan and his dome. Tipu sultan's summer palace, Dari Daulat and his Mausoleum Gumbaz are situated outside the Fort. The interior of the palace is adorned with guided wall panels, carved ornate arches and colored frescoe. Back to the hotels for overnight stay.
Day 18: Departure
After breakfast Depart Mysore to take flight from Bangalore (140 Km 3 hrs), arrive Bangalore airport .End of Tour/ service.