If you are interested in touring south India then you may as well take this 09D KOCHI TO KANYAKUMARI TOUR because this is as best as it gets. Touching the best tourist destinations in South India, this tour extends to the southern tip of India with a visit to Kanyakumari.
The best places to visit in Kerala: Munnar, Thekaddy, Kumarakom/Alleppey, Kovalam will captivate you with their varied smells, scenes, sounds, culture and cuisine. Visit Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets and Cherai beach in Kochi. Enjoy wildlife in Eravikulam National park, Lakkam waterfalls and Mattupetty Dam in Munnar. Visit Periyar Lake in Thekaddy. For a more profound experience, you can opt for these killer optional shows: Kalaripayattu, Kathakali dance, Ayurvedic massage, Elephant ride, Spice plantation tour. Enjoy the sun and the sand at the fantastic beach of Kovalam and the Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Trivandrum.
The Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Tiruvalluvar and Kumari Amman Temple shall welcome you at Kanyakumari. Fond lifetime memories of this awesome trip.
01 Night in Cochin
02 Nights in Munnar
01 Night in Thekkady
01 Night in Kumarakom/Alleppy
02 Nights in Kovalam
01 Night in Kanyakumari
Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
On arrival, get transferred to the hotel. After check-in to the hotel, proceed for a city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace and Antique shops. Evening to Cherai beach. Overnight at Cochin.
Note: Dutch Palace (Friday closed), Synagogue (Friday Saturday closed), St. Francis Church (Sunday closed)
Day 2: Cochin - Munnar (Tea Garden & Hill station)
After breakfast, proceed to Munnar. This beautiful hill station was once the summer capital of the British Government in India. The never ending vast expanse of tea plantations and the round the year moderate climate makes it a little haven for visitors. After hotel check-in, the day is on leisure. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 3: Munnar- Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the Rajamalai National park - house of the highly endangered mountain goats - the Nilgiri Tahrs. Then proceed to the Lakkam waterfalls which is accessible by a short trek through the forest. In the afternoon visit the Echo point and Mattupetty Dam; speed boat facilities are available here (optional- cost not included). The dam is flanked by forests and the vast expanse of grassland on one side and the Kundala tea plantation on the other. Overnight at Munnar.
Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady (Wildlife sanctuary & Spice plantation)
After breakfast, proceedto Thekkady. By noon reach Thekkady & check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the Periyar Lake, around which the wildlife sanctuary is built, for boating. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing the wildlifeat close quarters from the safety of a boat. Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom/ Alleppey (Backwaters)
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom/ Alleppey. By noon check in to the hotel. In the afternoon do a couple of hours motorboatcruise (optional- cost not included) through the legendarybackwaters of Kerala. On the way, you will witness a full range of mind-boggling scenery. Evening on leisure. Overnight at Kumarakom/ Alleppey.
Day 6: Kumarakom/Alleppey - Kovalam (International beach)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kovalam- the internationally renowned beach destination. Spend the rest of the day onthe sandy beaches of Kovalam, flanked by coconut groves on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 7: Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Trivandrum covering the Napier Museum and Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Afternoon on leisure in Kovalam. Overnight at Kovalam.
Day 8: Kovalam- Kanyakumari
After breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari- the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Tiruvalluvar. Then visit the Gandhi Memorial & the most famous Kumari Amman Temple which is dedicated to goddess Parvathi. In the evening witness the majestic sunset. Overnight at Kanyakumari.
Day 9: Kanyakumari -Trivandrum (Capital City) Departure
After breakfast, proceed to Trivandrum airport/railwaystation for onward journey.