Places Covered: Cochin – Athirampilly Waterfalls – Kumarakom – Alleppey Houseboat – Kovalam – Trivandrum
Day 1 :Arrival at Cochin
Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance arranged on arrival) and drive to Athirampilly – about 63 km. Athirappilly Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot where water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi River. Check in to the hotel on arrival and spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirappilly.
Day 2 :At Cochin , On to Kumarakom
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. Check in to the hotel on arrival. Proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom – a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Day 3 :At Kumarakom , On to Alleppey
Bird sanctuary visit at 6.00 AM in the morning. After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km – 1 hour drive). This is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat
Day 4 :At Alleppey On to Kovalam
After breakfast check out from the houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Kovalam (180 KM – 04 Hours drive), on arrival check into Hotel. Evening enjoy at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Day 5 :At Kovalam – Trivandrum City Tour
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing in and around Trivandrum – an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Overnight stay is arranged in Kovalam.
Day 6 : Departure
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 KM) for onward journey.
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