Beaches & Backwaters
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
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Beaches & Backwaters - Itinerary
Day 1: Cochin - Munnar
On arrival at Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station, transfer to Munnar (140 kms/4 hrs). En route enjoy beautiful streams, small waterfalls, rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival at Munnar, check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Munnar
In the morning, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Munnar covering Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai and Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary famous for the Nilgiri Tahr and tea gardens. Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Munnar - Kumarakom
In the morning, check out of the hotel and depart for Kumarakom (Approx: 200 kms / 5 hrs). En route visit the rubber and tea plantations. Arrive at Kumarakom and visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (famous for migratory and local birds). Later, check into hotel. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise (optional) or relax near the Venbanad Lake. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.
Day 4: Kumarakom - Alleppey - Houseboat
After breakfast, depart for Kumarakom by road. On arrival, check into houseboat and spend the day at leisure. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy lunch, evening tea/coffee with snacks and dinner on it. Stay overnight in houseboat.
Day 5: Houseboat - Alleppey - Kovalam
Spend the morning at leisure on the houseboat. Later, disembark houseboat at Alleppey and transfer to Kovalam (190 kms/4.5 hrs). En route visit the coastal areas with the coconut trees and a view of lagoons and palm-fringed Arabian Sea. On arrival at Kovalam, check into hotel. Spend the rest of the day at lesiure. Stay overnight in Kovalam.
Day 6: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing trip of Trivandrum (Approx: 15 kms / 30 mins one way). Visit places of interest including Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. In the afternoon, relax on the beach. Stay overnight in Kovalam.
Day 7: Departure
Spend the morning at leisure. Later check out fro the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum airport/railway station for onward travel.