Day 1 : Drive from Cochin to Munnar
Upon arrival at Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station, get assistance on all the arrival formalities and transfer to Munnar. Enjoy a four-hour scenic drive to Munnar through the hill station. En route, visit the spice plantations and Valara or Cheeyappara Falls. Once you reach, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel in Munnar.
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Munnar
After a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a sightseeing trip to the visually captivating places in Munnar. The major points of interest include Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, and Tea Museum. Your first stop, Mattupetty Dam, was built with the intention of reserving large amounts of water to generate hydroelectricity. Located about 15 kilometers away from Munnar, Echo Point is a much-loved destination for tourists, nature lovers, and trekking enthusiasts. The natural ‘echo’ effect and beautiful surroundings are the highlights of Echo Point. Get a glimpse of the thriving tea industry of Munnar and its humble beginning with a visit to the Tea Museum. Overnight stay will be arranged in Munnar.
Day 3 : Drive from Munnar to Thekkady
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady.
Thekkady in India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq. Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms. The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
On arrival check in to hotel. Evening, enjoy boat riding at Periyar Lake. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 4 : Drive from Thekkady to Alleppey
In the morning after the delicious breakfast, proceed to Alleppey and get charmed by its azure backwaters, swaying palms groves and floating houseboats. Enjoy a 4-hour scenic drive through the village and the paddy fields. On arrival, check in at the houseboat and later visit the beautiful Kuttanadan region, which is known for its rice cultivation. Witness a spectacular sunset and later see the Alleppey Beaches. Overnight stay will be arranged at the houseboat.
Day 5 : Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and set out to Kovalam. Enjoy a fun filled day at the beach and spend the evening at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Drive from Kovalam to Trivandrum
After breakfast at hotel drive to Trivandrum Pay your respects at Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Visit Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier Museum. Have fun at the zoo and check out Priyadarshini Planetarium. Stop by and Kuthiramalika Palace and Shankumugham beach than back to hotel for overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 7 : Departure |From Trivandrum
After breakfast at hotel check out from hotel and according to your flights timing move to Trivandrum Airport for back to home.
Meal Plan for Hotel : Breakfast
Houseboat Stay : Private Houseboat
Meal Plan for Houseboat : All Meals
Airport/ Railway Station Transfers
Parking/Toll/ Driver Bata/ Fuel cost
GST/VAT/ Service Charges
Accommodation (1 Room on Twin Sharing )
Sightseeing (As Per Itinerary )
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Kovalam||Kovalam Beach Hotel||Budget|
|Kovalam||Hotel Samudratheeram Beach Resort||Budget|
|Kovalam||Hotel Pappukutty Beach Resort||Budget|
|Thekkady||Hotel Seasons Thekkady||Budget|
|Munnar||Hotel Karoli Inn||Budget|
|Munnar||Hotel Summer Breeze||Budget|
|Munnar||Hotel Greenview Inn||Budget|
|Munnar||Spice Jungle Resort||Budget|
|Munnar||Bella Vista Resort||Budget|
|Alleppey||AC Standard Houseboat||Budget|
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Kovalam||Hotel Hawa Beach Resort||Deluxe|
|Kovalam||Unwind Hotel and Resort||Deluxe|
|Thekkady||Hotel Karar Garden||Deluxe|
|Munnar||Hotel Seven Springs Plantation Resort||Deluxe|
|Munnar||Hotel Blu Haze Resort||Deluxe|
|Thekkady||Hotel Sandra Palace||Deluxe|
|Alleppey||AC Deluxe Houseboat||Deluxe|
|Kovalam||Neelkanth ,Beach hotel||Deluxe|
|City Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Type|
|Kovalam||Abad Harmonia Ayurveda Beach Resort||Luxury|
|Kovalam||Jeevan Beach Resort||Luxury|
|Kovalam||Sagara Beach Resort||Luxury|
|Alleppey||AC Premium Houseboat||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Elephant Route||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Tiger Roare||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Spice Grove||Luxury|
|Munnar||Hotel Elysium Garden||Luxury|
|Munnar||Hotel Munnar Queen||Luxury|
|Munnar||Hotel Camellia and Ellatria Resort||Luxury|
|Thekkady||Hotel Tiger Roare||Luxury|
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains. The panchayath of Munnar formed in 1961 January 24 is divided into 21 wards for administrative convenience. Coimbatore district lies in the north, Pallivasal in south, Devikulam and Marayoor in east and Mankulam, Kuttampuzha panchayaths in the west.
Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. Thekkady is located about 257 km (160 mi) from Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport, 145 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari. Thekkady is considered as a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove.
Alappuzha , also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alappuzha is a city and a municipality in Kerala with an urban population of 174,164 and third among the districts having highest literacy rate in Kerala. In 2016, Centre for Science and Environment rated Alappuzha as the top cleanest town in India followed by Mysuru & Panaji Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast (reference encyclopaedia of Kerala in Malayalam language). Alappuzha is situated 28 km from Changanssery, 46 km from Kottayam and 53 from Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. Hence, it is known as the "Venetian Capital" of Kerala. Malayalam is the most spoken language. Alappuzha is an important tourist destination in India. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters can be booked. It connects Kumarakom and Cochin to the North and Quilon to the South. Alappuzha is the access point for the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year. This is the most competitive and popular of the boat races in India. The mullackal chirap is also one of the attractions of Allapuzha which is the festive season held for ten days every year in December. Other attractions in Alappuzha are Alappuzha Beach, offering a views of the Laccadive Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Krishnapuram Palace, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Mullakkal Temple, Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church (oldest Anglican church in Central Kerala) and Champakulam Valia Palli. Alappuzha is home to the Punnapra-Vayalar uprising against the British and also the revolt against the Feudal raj. Communist Party members were killed by the army of the diwan, 200 people at Punnapra on 24 October and more than 150 at Vayalar on 27 October. The total loss of life is allegedly estimated to be more than a thousand. Coir is the most important commodity manufactured in Alappuzha. The Coir Board was established by the Central Government under the provisions of the Coir Industry Act, 1955. A Central Coir Research Institute is located at Kalavoor.
Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km south of the city center. Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore.The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is built using stones, is colored in red and white bands and enjoys a height of 118 feet. It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part. Detour past Kovalam junction to land on Samudra Beach which is to the north of Ashoka Beach. One has the option to walk along the sea-wall too.The sight of the waves lashing on the rocks below is awesome.
Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.
The larger of the beaches is called Lighthouse Beach for its 35 metre high light house which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. The second largest one is Hawah Beach named thus for the topless European women who used to throng there. It was the first topless beach in India. However topless bathing is banned now except in private coves owned by resorts. Visitors frequent these two beaches. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach in tourism parlance. A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part. The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and Monazite. The normal tourist season is from September to May. Ashoka beach is also the part of Kovalam beach.
Thiruvananthapuram, known as Trivandrum, is the capital city and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. The city has a population of 957,730 inhabitants and a metropolitan population of 1.68 million making it the most populous city in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram is a major IT hub in India and contributes 80% of Kerala's software exports. The Technopark, Trivandrum is the largest Information Technology park in Asia in terms of area. Trivandrum is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the Evergreen city of India. The city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills. It is classified as a tier-2 city by the government of India. The world's richest temple Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located here.It was ruled by the Ays and was captured by the rulers of Kozhiko in the 10th century. In the late 17th century, Marthanda Varma who inherited the Kingdom of Venad expanded the kingdom by conquering kingdoms of Attingal, Kollam, Kayamkulam, Kottarakara, Kottayam, Changanassery, Meenachil, Poonjar and Ambalapuzha. In 1741 Marthanda Varma defeated the Dutch in the Battle of Colachel. In 1745, he shifted the capital of Travancore from Padmanabhapuram to Thiruvananthapuram. The kingdom of Travancore was dedicated by Marthanda Varma to the deity Sri. Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu). The rulers of Travancore ruled the kingdom as the servants of Sri. Padmanabha.The people who lives here is called as 'Trivians'. Thiruvananthapuram holds the most number of schools and colleges in the state often called as the educational hub of kerala.It is an academic and research focal point in the country with an array of premier institutions such as Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Centre for Development Studies, Kerala Technical University, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, and the National Centre for Earth Science Studies. The city is home to venerable media institutions like Toonz India Ltd and Tata Elxsi Ltd. Trivandrum is also home to Chitranjali Film Studio, one of the first film studios in Malayalam Cinema and Kinfra Film and Video Park, which is one of the most advanced film and animation production facilities in India. Being India's largest city in the deep south, it is strategically prominent and hosts the Southern Air Command headquarters of the Indian Air Force, the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station and the upcoming Vizhinjam International Deepwater Motherport. Thiruvananthapuram is a major tourist centre, known for the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu and its Western Ghats tracts of Ponmudi and the Agastyamala. The city is ranked among the best cities to live in India.The City is also ranked as the best governed city in India.