India Trip Planners offer a budget tour of the South which will be highlighting all the tourist destinations along the way from the beaches to the shores. The Taste of Kerala package is so planned that the tourist gets the complete feel of South in just 8 nights and 9 days tour plan. The tour becomes more exciting as it gives you a chance to stay in the houseboat for overnight at Alleppey. This is going to be a marvelous experience and a wonderful memory for you. Let’s read the further details of this remarkable tour plan.
DAY 1 ARRIVE COCHIN
DAY 2 COCHIN
DAY 3 COCHIN – PERIYAR
DAY 4 PERIYAR
DAY 5 PERIYAR – ALLEPPEY
DAY 6 ALLEPPEY – KUMARAKOM
DAY 7 KUMARAKOM – MARARIKULAM
DAY 8 MARARIKULAM
DAY 9 MARARIKULAM – COCHIN DEPARTURE
The ultimate tour begins with India Trip Planners team members who will be overwhelmed in receiving you at Cochin airport and you will be transferred to hotel for your check in. Relax for a while as and when you reach to your hotel. Cochin sightseeing will enrich you with the remarkable history; fascinate you with its amendable culture. So, quickly take a sunset cruise ride along the backwaters of Cochin for experiencing the illuminated views of the Marine Drive and its sides. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, you will visit the main tourist attractions of Cochin such as Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Puthuvype Beach. To spend some romantic time with your partner you can go to Fort Kochi Beach. Later on, watch an amazing Kathakali performance which in known to be famous from its ancient times in Kerala. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
After your delightful breakfast, drive to Periyar which is also called as Thekkady on the 3rd day of your trip. It is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in South India. Periyar is an area of serene lakes, dense woods, craggy hills and spice gardens. Check into the hotel as per your arrival. Relax for some time and then in the afternoon, go for sightseeing of this magical place of South India. Later, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
The day is dedicated for Periyar; so after breakfast start your sightseeing with Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here to get a view of large variety of wildlife species like Wild Elephants, Sambar Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Wild Bison, Wild Boar and also some unique birds; then take a Wildlife cruise. After finishing up with the wildlife sanctuary, explore the Hill Station and Spice Plantation where you can do certain activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant ride. Later, get back to the hotel for a comfortable night stay.
This is going to be the ultimate day when you will leave for Alleppey to board onto the Houseboat. Earlier, Houseboats were known as Kettuvallams or Rice Boats which were used as ferries to carry rice, now it has come out in the modern form. You will take your lunch on the houseboat and after that, you will be taken on a cruise through the narrow canals of the Vembanad Lake. The floating markets in canoes and exotic landscapes of rolling paddy fields around all add an ethnic touch to the cruise. The stay is on houseboat itself. So, enjoy the sunset and later do peacefully the gazing of stars which can be rarely done when in crowded cities. Also, enjoy your dinner with the sounds of water gushing through and fro over the moors.
Move to the next destination after breakfast that is Kumarakom. As per your arrival, you will check into the hotel which is already reserved for you. Get the fantastic Ayurvedic treatments of massage and spa which is being offered by the resorts and get relaxed right in the lap of nature. Enjoy the views of greenery and the fascinating beauty of the place in the evening. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Check out from Kumarakom and then drive to Mararikulam which is a quaint little fishing village and is also known for its ayurvedic therapies. Check into the resort as per your arrival. Later, do the sightseeing of the place and get involved with the locals of Mararikulam. Visit Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple in the evening and then return to the resort for a peaceful night stay.
The full day is going to be at this amazing place where you will relax at the beaches and do fun-filled activities too. So after your breakfast, you will explore Mararikulam Shiva Temple which has idols of Lord Shiva and Parvati Goddess. Next, you will go to The St. Andrews Church which is also known as the St. Sebastian's Church in Cherthala which is few km away from Mararikulam. Return and relax at the famous Alappuzha Beach. Overnight stay is at the resort.
It is the goodbye moment from this tour. India Trip Planners representative will guide you to the Cochin airport to catch the return flight for your onward destination. We serve the best and maintain our values with the best in all amenities. Thank you for giving us a chance to serve you.