Vivid Splendors of Gods Own Country – Kerala

Cochin - Munnar - Thekkedy - Alleppey - Kovalam.

  • alleppey houseboat

  • munnar tea field

  • preriyar elephant

Summary of Vivid Splendors of Gods Own Country – Kerala

  • Duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days
    • Major Attractions: Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets in Cochin, Tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, Alleppey backwaters, Beach in Kovalam .
    • Destination Covered: Cochin, Munnar, Thekkedy, Alleppey and Kovalam

    Overview of Vivid Splendors of Gods Own Country – Kerala

    Kerala undoubtedly remains the most beautiful Indian state which has been selfishly blessed by Mother Nature with all her hues. It is rightly called Gods Own Country as it has been specially crafted with all the hues of nature. We offer you this ‘Vivid Splendors of Gods Own Country’ tour which treats you with the most superb charms of Kerala which make you wide eyed with pleasure. You enjoy its pristine beaches, explore its historical monuments, have a whale of a time at its emerald backwaters and cherish the endless work of architecture at its ancient temples. The tour is definitely for nature lovers seeking an escape for the world of concrete.

    Vivid Splendors of Gods Own Country – Kerala Itinerary

    1. Day 1: Welcome to Cochin

      As you arrive at the Cochin airport in Cochin, our representative will greet you in a traditional way with a garland showcasing the warmth of true Indian hospitality. You will be then transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
    2. Day 2: Cochin – Munnar

      Enjoy a traditional breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a memorable sightseeing tour of Cochin. Start by visiting the famous Dutch Palace also known as the Mattancherry Palace. The palace was built by the Portuguese and charms visitors with its splendid looking murals describing Hindu temple art. It also houses a portrait gallery taking you back into the history. Cochin is all about enjoying the vistas of Chinese fishing nets at the entrance of Kochi Harbor. This is a beautiful experience which bestows ample of solace.

      In the afternoon, take a drive to Munnar. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.

    3. Day 3: Munnar –Sprawling Tea Landscapes

      Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to explore the unmatched beauty of Munnar. The Elephant Lake is a blessing for nature lovers where numerous elephants flock at gratify their thirst. Mattupetty is another popular place where over 100 varieties of cattle dwell. The farm lets you feed and see cattle closely. You will also visit the Mattupetty Lake to enjoy beautiful surroundings of nature. This remains a popular hub among family vacationers for a day picnic.

      Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Special Activity: Excursion to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate by Jeep

    4. Day 4: Thekkady (Periyar)- Wilderness Undefined

      After a breakfast amidst the calm ambience of your hotel, take a drive to Thekkady. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and rest for a while.
      Thereafter, get ready for a visit to the very popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary edging the banks of River Periyar. This is a lavish retreat for the devotees of flora and fauna which is known as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. Here you can spot Bengal tigers apart from Indian elephant, white tiger, gaur, sambar, wild pig, Indian giant squirrel, Travancore flying squirrel, etc.

      Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Special Activity: Boat ride at Periyar Lake and Bamboo Rafting / Elephant program

    5. Day 5: Alleppey – Beautiful Backwaters

      After your breakfast, leave for Alleppey to board your houseboat. This remains the most beautiful part of this entire tour. You will cruise over the pristine Vembanad Lake towards Kovalam to catch views of some unseen hues of Mother Nature. This ride will instantly make you fall in love with nature around and will let you rejuvenate to the core. You will enjoy an overnight stay in this traditional houseboat only which has all modern day amenities.
    6. Day 6: Kovalam – Exploring the Historical Roots

      After breakfast in a traditional way in the houseboat, you will leave for Kovalam (Trivandrum). Upon arrival, check into the hotel for two nights stay.
      Thereafter, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour in Trivandrum. First you will visit the very popular Padmanabhaswamy temple, the rarest example of workmanship. The temple features complex wood carvings and distinctive patterns showcasing the typical Travancore-style architecture. Visitors can explore beautiful Belgian mirrors, fine paintings, colorful Kathakali mannequins and exquisite traditional furniture displayed here. Next you will explore the Napier museum established in 1855. The museum has a gothic architecture-style portrays the rich and magnificent culture and history of Kerala through its exceptional displays. You will also explore the ancient Sri Chitra Art Gallery showcasing works representing the Mughal, Rajput, Bengal, Rajastani, and Tanjore schools of art.

      Spend the evening hours relaxing at the pristine beaches of Trivandrum.

      Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    7. Day 7: Kovalam – Soaking up amidst Sun, Sand & Sea

      After breakfast, get ready to soak yourself in the sun at the beautiful beaches of Kovalam. Kovalam houses some of the most magical beaches like Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach which bestow you a perfect location to unwind.

      Overnight stay at your pre-booked hotel.

    8. Day 8: Kovalam to Trivandrum

      After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport to catch a flight to your onward destination.

    Special Activities

    • Excursion to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate by Jeep in Munnar.
    • Boat ride at Periyar Lake in Thekkady.
    • Bamboo Rafting / Elephant program in Thekkady.
    • Overnight House Boat stay in Alleppey.

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