04 : MUNNAR
Morning, transfer to Periyar. Periyar has one
of the world's most fascinating Natural wildlife
reserves noted for its geography, diverse wildlife
and scenic beauty. 1300 hrs - Arrive at Periyar
and check in at hotel. Evening : 1530 hrs -
Boat ride on the Lake Periyar where one can
have a unique experience of viewing wildlife
at close quarters from the safety of a boat
on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar,
however are the herds of wild elephants that
come down to play in the lake. 1800 hrs - Back
at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 :
PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM
After breakfast, proceed for a spice plantation
visit where one can see the cultivation of a
whole range of spices like pepper, cardamom,
cloves, turmeric, vanilla, all spice cinnamon
etc. This is followed by a visit to spice shops
which are found in the small town of Kumily
just 01 km from the hotels. Drive to Kumarakom.
Checkin at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : KUMARAKOM
Morning, at leisure. After lunch, checkout
of the hotel and take a motor boat cruise to
Allepey through the narrow canals seeing the
village life along the backwaters. 1530 hrs
- Arrive at Allepey and drive to Kovalam. Arrive
Kovalam and checkin at prebooked hotel. Overnight
at the hotel.
07 : KOVALAM
Day at leisure on the beach.
08 : KOVALAM
City tour of Trivandraum &
excursion to Kanyakumari. 0800 hrs - Proceed
to Trivandrum for city tour of Trivandraum.
Visit the famous Padmanabha Swami Temple, the
museum and art gallery. Proceed to Padmanabhapuram
Palace - 50 kms from Trivandrum city, this palace
was the seat of erstwhile rulers of Travancore.
It is a wooden palace bearing a glorious testimony
to the traditional Kerala architecture. Later,
drive to Kanyakumari - "Lands End"
and famous of the "Sangamam" - Confluence
of three seas. At Kanyakumari visit the Vivekananda
Rock Memorial - the holy place where Swami Vivekananda
meditated. It is unique blend of all the architectural
styles of India. Finally see the florious sunset
at Kanyakumari beach and then proceed to Kovalam.
Overnight at the hotel.
09 : KOVALAM
Transfer to Trivandrum airport
to board onward/return flight.