Kerala with Madurai, Rameshwaram & Kanyakumari
Places covered: Cochin – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Munnar – Thekkady – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum
Duration: 9 Nights – 10 Days
On arrival at the Cochin airport /railway station, our company representative will meet and greet you and accompany to the hotel. After a quick check in, our representative will hand over an exclusive welcome kit, explain the itinerary and comfort you for the trip ahead. In the afternoon, you will proceed for a local tour of Cochin. Cochin is known as “Queen of Arabian Sea” and also the commercial capital and most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Cochin has one of the finest natural harbors in the world and is among the oldest ports. For the day, you will visit Chinese fishing nets, Vasco da gama square, Fort Kochi beach, Santa cruz Basilica Church, The Bishop’s House, Willingdon Island, Jewish Synagogue and Jew town Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, and Bolghatty Island. In the evening, you will proceed for a sunset cruise. Overnight stay at Hotel!
Morning after breakfast at resort, you will drive to Kumarakom. Known for being among the best backwater resorts in Kerala, this place is a stunner for all honeymooners. On arrival, check-in at resort, and in the afternoon, you will visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Visitors can engage in backwater photography, watch sunset from the resort. Night stay at the resort!
In the morning, you will take a drive to Alleppey, which is also called as Alappuzha .The city occupies a narrow strip of land between the lake and the ocean. Alleppey is famous for building houseboat, which is called as Kettuvallam. By noon, check-in at houseboat for 22 hours backwater cruise. All meals will be provided in the houseboat, with overnight stay at houseboat.
In the morning after breakfast at Hotel, proceed for Munnar. Munnar is a gorgeous hill station of Kerala and was the summer resort of British government in South India, still retaining an aura of old world elegance. Munnar, which also means the “three rivers”, nestles amidst Western Ghats at the confluence of three mountain streams. On arrival in Munnar, you will check-in at the resort and the rest of the day is free to relax. In the evening, you can visit Munnar town for shopping. Overnight, stay at the resort.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and proceed for a local tour of Munnar. After a visit to the Tea museum and plantations nearby, you will proceed to Top station and enjoy the view point that gives a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu on a clear day along with ruins of the ropeway station. In the afternoon, a visit to Niligiri thar at Eravikulam National Park is followed by Devikulam hill station surrounded by verdant hills. Spend the day in the hill resort. Overnight stay at the resort!
Early morning, you will have a buffet breakfast at hotel and proceed to Thekkady, which is known for the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary. A complete destination for nature and wildlife adventurers and trekkers, here you can watch another world of nature. On arrival, check-in at your resort, and in the afternoon, you will proceed for a game, followed by a viewing cruise on Periyar Lake. Enjoy the evening with a choice of rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage. Overnight, stay at Thekkady resort.
Morning after breakfast, you will drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Madurai, which is usually called “Nanmadakkoodal” in Tamil literature, is a ancient city with age of 4000 years. In the afternoon, you will proceed for a local tour of Madurai and visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Temple Museum, Oonjal Mandapam, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Gandhi Museum. Overnight, stay at hotel.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and drive to Rameshwaram. After check-in at the hotel, you will take an afternoon tour of the city. Rameshwaram the holy place is in the district of Ramanathapuram, which is the land of Sethupathi, who sent swami Vivekananda to the parliament of Religions held at Chicago. In the day tour, you will see Ramanathaswamy temple, Kothandaramaswamy temple, Gandhamathana parvatham , and Coral reefs, and Adam’s Bridge. Overnight, stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast at resort, you will proceed for a excursion to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the land end at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean & Arabian sea. On full moon day, one can see the moonrise and Sunset at the same hour. On arrival here, you will visit Kanyakumari Amman temple and the Vivekananda memoria, which is built on the Vivekananda Rock. Swamy Vivekananda used to swim to the rock and meditate there for hours together during his sojourn at Kanyakumari. Later, you will visit the local sights like the government museum. In the evening, you will see the sunset and stay the night at hotel.
Early Morning, you can go and see the sun rise. It is the one of the few spots in the world, where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same area. After breakfast at hotel, you will check out and transfer to Trivandrum airport or Kanyakumari railway station to return back home.