Lush green landscapes, serene environment, and cool weather — this is what you could think of South India to be. South India is an amazing part of India that will leave you spellbound with its amazing beauty and landscapes. That’s not all. The region is also known for its rich culture and heritage attractions. Minutely carved temples, magnificent monuments, and historical cities—all together will turn your South India tour into an amazing experience. With this South India Cultural Tour, you will have a wonderful opportunity to explore the cultural aspects of region along with its beautiful landscapes.
Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Cochin – Wayanad – Guruvayoor – Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Varkala – Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum
Kerala is one of the smallest states in the Indian union.It has an area of 38.855 squre kilometers is just 1.3 percent of the total area of India. The land of India comprises the narrow coastal strip bounded by the western Ghats and the east and the Arabian on the west.Kerala plays a vital role in the commercial and cultural history of India and known for its rich culture.Kerala with its evergreen mountains,dense forests stately palms, swift flowing rivers, extensive backwaters and blue laggons,it looks like a fairyland.
Day 01: Arrive Cochin
Upon Arrival at Cochin ( Kochi ) met and transfer to your Prebooked Hotel.Afternoon Half DAY City tour of Cochin . Visiting Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow , Jewish synagogue etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Cochin – Wayanad
Wayanad is a hill resort of Kerala that offers nature at its best. There are the mist – clad mountains, spice plantations and the stretches of greens as far as the sight goes. The majestic mountains of the Western Ghats add to the charm of Wayanad. Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Overnight at Hotel .
Day 03: Wayanad
Full DAY sightseeing tour of Wayanad . Overnight Hotel .
Day 04: Wayanad – Guruvayoor
In the morning, drive to Guruvayoor. Check in at hotel there. Visit famous Elephant camp in the afternoon. In the evening, visit the famous Guruvayoor temple, where only hindus are allowed inside. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 05: Guruvayoor – Munnar
After Breakfast Drive to Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. In the evening you can go for sight seeing of Munnar which includes the Raja Malai – a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats).Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Munnar – Anamudi – Munnar
Morning, after breakfast, visiting tea plantations, Anamudi, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Pothamedu, Attukal etc. Rest of the DAY at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07:Munnar – Periyar
After Breakfast Drive to Periyar on the way visiting Idukki dam. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is home to nomadic tribes of wild elephant, boar, deer, the great Indian tiger and more. Evening go for boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 08:Periyar – Kumarakom
This morning after breakfast visit Spice Plantation and local marktes etc. Later get ready for your drive to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. A picturesque, clean village, Kumarakom is a tiny hamlet on the banks of a lagoon formed by the Vembanad lake. Check in to your resort where calm, emerald backwaters reflect hundreds of thousands of gently swaying palms where the primary attraction however, is its lazy ambience. Afternoon visit the villages, the Bird Sanctuary, the Country Boat Cruise etc. Overnight at Resort .
Day 09:Kumarakom – House Boat
After breakfast, transfer to the Houseboat Embarkation point. The Kerala houseboats used to form an inseparable ingredient of the way of life in Kerala, this traditional boat is locally called as Kettuvallom. Check – in to the exclusive houseboat. Your private boat will be facilitated with bed rooms, bath rooms, living area, sun deck, dining and beautiful corridor. This full DAY cruise will include all your meals and an overnight stay on board. A Journey through the curving and winding Kerala backwaters in houseboats of Kerala is an experience of returning to nature. Full DAY cruise and over night stay onboard. The boat will be anchored in the lake for overnight stay.
Day 10:House Boat – Varkala
Morning Disembark House boat at Alleppey and Drive to Varkala . Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varkala . Overnight at Hotel .
Day 11: Varkala – Kovalam
Morning Drive to Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerala , with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. Overnight at Hotel .
Day 12: Kovalam – Kanyakumari
Morning Excursion to Kanyakumari to see the sunset. Evening back to Kovalam . Overnight at Hotel .
Day 13: Kovalam
DAY at Leisure . Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Kovalam – Trivandrum
ToDAY Transfer to Airport to board flight back Home with sweet memories…