Day 1 ARRIVE TRIVANDRUM – KOVALAM
On arrival at Trivandrum airport after you have cleared your immigration and customs
formalities, our representative will meet you and you are driven to Kovalam, one of the most
popular beach destinations in Kerala.
Arrive at Kovalam and check in to the resort.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 2 KOVALAM
Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, (Thiruvananthapuram) literally means 'the
abode of Anantha', the snake God. The main attraction of the city is the Sri Padmanabhaswamy
Temple dedicated to Vishnu (also known as Padmanabha) reclining on the snake Anantha. The
imposing gopuram (gateway tower) and intricate sculptures of the temple make it a very popular
tourist attraction. Later visit Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum which houses a
collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple
chariot and ivory carvings. Sri Chitra Art Gallery (Closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons)
displays the original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma which houses a collection of paintings from
the Rajput, Mughal and Thanjore schools. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian
mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th century.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 3 KOVALAM – BACKWATERS CRUISE
Check out from the resort and drive to Alleppey. Arrive at Alleppey and board the houseboat at
noon for a backwater cruise and for an overnight stay. While cruising in these floating luxury-
villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-
down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and
ancient temples and swaying coconut groves.
Overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 4 ALLEPPEY – THEKKADY
Disembark from the houseboat at 0900hrs after a refreshing breakfast on board and drive to
Thekkady. Situated within the confines of the Western Ghats in the southern Indian state of
Kerala, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in
the world. The picturesque lake in the heart of the sanctuary was originally 26 sq km but now
spans an area of 55 sq km. This perennial source of water, which initially led to the submersion
of large tracts of forestland, slowly attracted wild animals. It eventually resulted in the adjoining
forests being granted protection. Post-1975 Periyar finds itself in the enviable position of being a
protected tiger reserve. The terrain ranges from hilly to flat grassland areas at the edges of the
lakes. The vegetation is of moist deciduous type.
Arrive at Thekkady and check in to the hotel.
You are at leisure for the balance of the day to enjoy various activities at Thekkady. Activities
available are – boating on periyar lake, spice plantation visit, Elephant safari, nature walk,
Kalaripayattu – the traditional martial art performance, Kathakali & Tribal art performance.
Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 5 THEKKADY –COCHIN
Checkout from the hotel and drive to Cochin. Cochin – “Queen of the Arabian Sea” has one of
the finest natural harbors in the world. The ancient churches, palaces and synagogues in this
city are famous.
Afternoon – proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Depart to Jew Street which is
famous for the Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town. Visit St.Francis Church, first European
church built in India in the early 16 th century and the famed Vasco Da Gama was buried in this
courtyard. Thereafter visit the Dutch Palace in Mattanchery.
(Jewish Synagogue - Open: 10.00 am –12.00pm, 3.00pm –5.00pm. Closed on Friday /Saturday
& Jewish holidays) (Dutch Palace - Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm. Closed on Fridays)
Free time in the Jew Street. It is fascinating & vibrant Narrow Street with many shops selling
handicrafts, souvenirs, Antiques & Ethnic Garments. Later proceed to Fort Kochi and visit
Famous Chinese fishing nets.
Evening drive to a cultural centre to witness Cultural Kaleidoscope (fusion of south Indian
Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 6 COCHIN –DEPART.
Check out from the resort and drive to Cochin airport. Board the flight to your onward
destination feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.
Our services end after dropping you at Cochin airport.