Silk Route Of Southern

(Cochin – Cherai-Munnar – Thekkady-Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kovolam – Kanyakumari – Varkalaa – Cochin)

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrive Cochin-Cherai (25 Kms)

Meet and greet at Cochin Airport/Railway station. Drive to Cherai Check in to the resort and explore the beauty of cherai beach and the guest can engage in different activities .Overnight stay in Cherai.

Day 2 : Cherai – Athirapilly (60Kms)

Visit Athirappally Waterfalls and Vazhachal Waterfalls. The Athirappally Falls are situated on the Chalakudy River, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats. Overnight at resort in Athirappalli.

Day 3 : Athirapilly – Munnar (132 Kms)

Morning after the breakfast drive to Munnar a beautiful hill station filled with tea and spice plantation was once the summer retreat of the Britishers. On arrival check- inin one of the hill resort. Leisure and overnight at resort in Munnar.

Day 4 : Munnar

Today full day explore Munnar, visit to Tea Plantations and Tea Factory, Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajmalai Park, High Range Club and Mattupetty Dam. Overnight stay at your resort in Munnar.

Day 5 : Munnar – Thekkady (90 Km)

Leaving behind Munnar head to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by the high mountains of the Western Ghats. This Sanctuary is famous for the tigers but apart from tigers you can also see herd of elephants. On arrival check in jungle resort. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight at resort in Thekkady.

Day 6 : Thekkady

Today morning leave for boat cruise to view the jungle activities where you can spot elephants, wild boar, sambar, and deer coming on the shore of the Periyar Lake. If you are lucky enough then you can also spot tigers coming to quench his thirst. Periyar Lake is the life line for all the faunas dwelling in the park. The vegetation is mainly of the moist deciduous type which mainly composes of marshy grasslands. The main fun is to watch the herds of elephant bathing in the Periyar Lake. Full day free to take the jungle activities. Overnight at resort in Thekkady.

Day 7 : Thekkady - Kumarakom (130 Km)

Morning head to Kumarakom, paradise for the backwater resorts. It is situated on the Vembanad Lake engulfed with mangrove forests and nestling in the coconut groves. One can have an exhilarating experience by taking boating and fishing activities.Kumarakom is also considered to be the ornithologist's paradise due to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. On arrival check in one of the beautiful resort. Rest of the day free to enjoy the facilities of the resort. Overnight at resort in Kumarakom.

Day 8 : Kumarakom – Alleppey (Houseboat - Backwater Cruise)

Morning after breakfast embark the Deluxe Air-conditioned Houseboat which sails on the backwaters, taking you to some of the typical Kerala village where you can have the first hand experience of Kairali culture. See how toddy is tapped from the coconut tree, and how ropes are made of coir. The house boat has all the modern facilities with well fitted wash room and cozy bed room. Overnight stay at Houseboat. [Kumarakom – Alleppey]

Note- It's optional to pick the overnight cruise or the day cruise / if the guest prefers the day cruise the accommodation will be arranged in a resort either in Alleppey or Kumarakom.

Day 9 : Alleppey-Kovolam(160 Kms)

After Breakfast checkout from the hotel and transfer to Kovalam.On Arrival Check in the hotel you are transfer to the famous Kovalam Beach and you can relax your mind and body there. Overnight stay will provided at Hotel in Kovalam.

Day 10 : Kovolam- Kanyakumari (70 Kms)

After the breakfast, proceed to Kanyakumari. Enroute you can visit Padmanabhapuram palace and Sucheendram temple. After the lunch visit, Vivekanada rock memorial, Statue of Thiruvalloor. Enjoy Sunset from the tip of India. Overnight stay at kovalam.

Day 11 : Kovolamto Poovar (16kms)

Today morning after breakfast you can go for the sightseeing of Trivandrum [The Capital of Kerala]. Here you can see the 260 year old Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple, covers an area of 2400 sq km, PuthanMaliga Palace Museum [200 year old Palace of the Travancore Maharaja's], Napier Museum [Which has an electric display of bronzes, temple carts, Ivory carvings etc.,], Sri Chitra Art Gallery and the famous Kovalam Beach. Evening relax at Poovar beach.Overnight at the Island Resort, Poovar.

Day 12 : Poovar to Varkala (69Kms)

Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.After the sightseeing cheak in to the beautiful beach resort and overnight stay in Varkala.

Day 13 : Varkala to Maraikulam(120Kms)

Today after the breakfast proceed to Mararikulam.It is a beach village in the district of Alappuzha. Mararikulam is the fertile land of communism and it has a very beautiful beach which is known by the name Marari Beach or Mararikulambeach.Enjoy the beach side activities and check in to the resort .Overnight stay at Maraikulam.

Day 14: Maraikulam to Cochin (163 Kms)

Today morning after breakfast you can go for the sightseeing of Cochin. Kochi is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry palace/Dutch Palace.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort in Cochin.

Day 15 : Cochin (Departure)

Today morning after the breakfast you can proceed for the sightseeing in Cochin, shopping etc. The sightseeing will be provided as per the departure timings.

Package Includes

  Accommodation for 14 nights 15 days on twin sharing basis.
  Complimentary breakfast.
  All Meals at Houseboat (If it is a day night cruise lunch and evening snacks will be provided on the board).
 Usage of all resorts facilities.
 Transportation by A/c cab for entire tour.
 Pickup and Drop at Cochin Airport / Railway Station.
 All sightseeing, land transfer & inter hotel transfers.
  Multilingual driver with professional sightseeing assistance.
 All must seeing spots in all destinations will be covered.
 Driver bata/toll/parking/road taxes.
 All currently applicable Taxes