Place to visit: Cochin - Periyar - Kumarakom - Mararikulam - Alleppey
DESCRIPTION: This tour takes you to one of the most visited and popular tourist destinations – Kerala (God's Own Country). Mentioned in prominent magazines as one of the "ten paradises of the world" and "50 must see destinations of a lifetime. It's known for its beautiful beaches, backwaters, houseboats and Ayurveda spas.
Day 1: Arrive Cochin
Airport to hotel transfer by company representative.
Day 2: Cochin
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights – walking tour of Fort Cochin, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synangogue, Spice market.
Day 3: Drive Cochin – Periyar (190 km, 5 hrs.)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Periyar. Check-in at hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 4: Periyar
After breakfast at hotel proceed for full day sight-seeing tour of Periyar. Highlights – visit spice plantations, boat ride on Lake Periyar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 5: Drive Periyar – Kumarakom (145 km, 4 hrs.)
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. Check-in at hotel.
Day 6: Kumarakom – Alleppey
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for full day sightseeing of Kumarakom. Highlight – Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Then board houseboat for backwater cruise to Alleppey. Overnight on houseboat.
Day 7: Drive Alleppey – Mararikulam (65 km, 1.25 hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Mararikulam. Check-in at hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 8 and 9: Mararikulam
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to enjoy the day at Marari beach.
Day 10: Mararikulam – Cochin (66 km, 1.25 hrs.) – Home
After breakfast drive to Cochin. Transfer to airport for flight back home.