Kerala - A Little Longer



DAY 01 - ARRIVE COCHIN


Arrive Cochin international / domestic airport

Meeting and assistance at the airport

Transfer by car to your hotel in Fort Cochin

Check in at the hotel

In the afternoon proceed on a walking orientation tour of Fort Cochin

Visit Kathakali dance programme at the theatre

Overnight at the hotel in Fort Cochin



DAY 02 - COCHIN


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning visit Dutch Palace and Jewish Synagogue

Later walk around Jew Town

In the afternoon visit Chinese fishing nets

In the evening proceed on a sunset cruise over Arabian Sea

Overnight at the hotel in Cochin



DAY 03 - COCHIN / ALLEPPEY


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning leave for Alleppey

Drive through Marari beach -If you are beach lover, spend some time at the beach before heading to Alleppey

On arrival you will proceed to an island resort

Lunch at a guest house

Later explore other backwater villages in a boat

Check in at your hotel

Overnight at the hotel in Allepey



DAY 04 - ALLEPPEY


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning you can experience the Ayurvedic massage at the hotel or at a centre outside the hotel

Cruising through the backwaters of Allepey on a house boat is a unique experience

You will check in on board a house boat and lunch will be served on arrival

Cruise along the main canals of the backwater until evening.

The boat will be anchored at around 1700 hrs

Dinner will be cooked on board

Overnight on board the house boat



DAY 05 - ALLEPPEY / KOVALAM


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning leave for Kovalam

On arrival check in at a beach resort

Rest of the evening free

Overnight at the beach resort in Kovalam



DAY 06 - KOVALAM


Breakfast at the hotel

Full day free on the beach

Optional visit to Suchindram temple in the morning

Overnight at the hotel in Kovalam



DAY 07 - KOVALAM / PERIYAR


Breakfast at the hotel

Start your long journey to Periyar

Arrive Periyar and check in at the hotel

Evening visit Kalaripattu martial arts show at the theatre

Overnight at the hotel in Periyar



DAY 08 - PERIYAR


In the morning proceed on a short trek along the forests or you can take boat ride over Lake Periyar for game viewing

Return to the hotel for breakfast

In the afternoon you will spend couple of hours with an elephant

Enjoy the evening with a cooking class with Chef Sheril

Overnight at the hotel in Periyar



DAY 09 - PERIYAR / MUNNAR


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning leave for Munnar

The second leg of the journey will be with beautiful view of tea gardens

Arrive Munnar and check in at the hotel

Overnight at the hotel in Munnar



DAY 10 - MUNNAR


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning leave for a full day trek and visit to tea plantations

Lunch at an old English bunglow

In the afternoon you will visit a tea factory to have first hand information on the production of tea and the nuances of tea industry

Overnight at the hotel in Munnar



DAY 11 - MUNNAR / CHERRAI


Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning leave for Cherrai

Arrive Cherrai and check in at the beach resort

Relax on the beach

Overnight at the resort in Cherrais



DAY 12 - CHERRAI


Breakfast at the beach resort

You can take a short cruise along the backwaters or try an authentic Ayurveda Massage.

Time to relax on the beach

Overnight at the beach resort in Cherrai



DAY 13 - CHERRAI DEPARTURE


Breakfast at the beach resort

Time has come to pack your bags back more - you will sure have lots of excess baggage - that is lots of sweet memories to carry back.



Note - In Munnar you can also choose to stay at one of the tea estates outside the bustling city atmosphere. There are many tea bunglows situated in the tea estates spread across Munnar - giving you a mixture of staying in a tea estate and also having a colonial feeling