Duration: 14 Days
Destination Covered: Trivandrum - Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari) - Kovalam - Alleppey - Kumarakom (Kottayam) - Periyar - Munnar - Kochi
The South India tours and travel package from Trivandrum covers the important touristic places of Kerala. The backwaters tour package of South India is quite popular as this part of the country is quite well known for ayurveda treatments. This is one of the best South India tour for a family as it gives you a combination of visits plus relaxation. The 14 days South India tour itinerary is brought to you by the South Indian tour operator - Services International Lufthansa City Center.
Day 01 :- Arrive Trivandrum.
Arrive Trivandrum. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 02 :- Trivandrum
Morning tour of Trivandrum. Visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Rebuilt in 1733, it ia an excellent example of South Indian architecture. Visit the Zoological Park (closed on MonDays), Napier Museum with its bronze collection, Sri Chitra Art Gallery with paintings from various schools; from countries like China, Japan, Java and Bali. (Closed on Mon/Wed mornings.) Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 03 :- Trivandrum
Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari)
Full Day excursion to Cape Comorin. Also called Kanya Kumari is the land's end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temple-a symbol of unity and sanctity-dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South-East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Overnight Trivandrum.
Day 04 :- Trivandrum
Morning drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. The surf here is ideal for surf-riding and the water invites the visitor to ride the -Catamaran- or log, with the fisherman, or to take a cool swim. Nearby is the Beach Centre of aquatic sports. At the Yoga and Health Centre, Yoga classes and transcendental meditation are held. Ayurvedic oil massages and oil bath are given by experts. Overnight Kovalam.
Day 05 :- Kovalam
Drive free in Kovalam. .
Day 06 :- Kovalam
Drive to Alleppey. Board an houseboat (rice boat). Overnight on board. The coastal town of Alleppey on the Arabian Sea is the Venice of the East, for the numerous canals that meander through the town. Bathing in the backwaters on the Vemband Lake is refreshing. This town holds a thrilling event of snake-boat race every year in August. It is also known for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper crops & coconuts .
Day 07 :- Alleppey
Arrive Kumarakom by boat. Check-in to a hotel. Kumarakom is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature's rare gifts is on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. You could Cruise along the back-waters enjoying the bracing climate & green magic of nature. Overnight Kumarakom.
Day 08 :- Kumarakom
Drive to Periyar National Park. Free time in for game viewing. Set up in 1934,it extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. Evening free for game drive. Overnight Periyar.
Day 09 :- Periyar
Drive to Munnar. Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial Days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. Overnight Munnar.
Day 10 :- Munnar
Day free in Munnar.
Day 11 :- Munnar
Drive to Cochin and transfer to hotel. Overnight Cochin.
Day 12 :- Cochin
Morning tour of Cochin. Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets. Afternoon free. Overnight Cochin.
Day 13 :- Cochin
Day free in Cochin. Later transfer to airport.
Day 14 :- Departure
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