Day 1 ARRIVE COCHIN
On arrival at Cochin airport after you have cleared your immigration and customs formalities,
our representative will meet you and will transfer you to the hotel.
Cochin – “Queen of the Arabian Sea” has one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The
ancient churches, palaces and synagogues in this city are famous.
Afternoon – proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Depart to Jew Street which is
famous for the Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town. Visit St.Francis Church, first European
church built in India in the early 16 th century and the famed Vasco Da Gama was buried in this
courtyard. Thereafter visit the Dutch Palace in Mattanchery.
(Jewish Synagogue - Open: 10.00 am –12.00pm, 3.00pm –5.00pm. Closed on Friday /Saturday
& Jewish holidays) (Dutch Palace - Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm. Closed on Fridays)
Free time in the Jew Street. It is fascinating & vibrant Narrow Street with many shops selling
handicrafts, souvenirs, Antiques & Ethnic Garments. Later proceed to Fort Kochi and visit
Famous Chinese fishing nets.
Evening drive to a cultural centre to witness Cultural Kaleidoscope (fusion of south Indian
Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 2 COCHIN – MUNNAR
Checkout from the hotel after breakfast and proceed for a scenic drive to Munnar. Enroute visit
the beautiful Cheeyapara & Valara waterfalls. Enjoy the breathtaking and glorious waterfall
cascade down the seven steps.
Arrive at Munnar and check in to the resort.
Munnar - Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and
Kundale, Munnar is situated 1600 Meter above sea level. Once the summer resort of erstwhile
British Government in South India and the best hill station with sprawling tea plantations in the
state. Blessed with a rich variety of flora and fauna with the most well known Neelakurinji
(botanical name: Strobilanthus) flowering once in 12 years.
Balance of the day you are at leisure to enjoy on your own.
Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 3 MUNNAR
After breakfast proceed to Rajamala. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, the 97 sq km park with
its irresistible grace and beauty is home to the endangered Mountain goats. Enjoy a guided
short trek in the beautiful hill station.
Afternoon - Visit the Mattupetty Dam built in the mountains. Later visit Echo point, a very
popular place for the natural phenomenon. The echo that reverberates after hitting the distant
hills is fascinating.
Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 4 MUNNAR – MADURAI
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Madurai.
Arrive at Madurai and check in to the hotel.
Afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of Madurai. Highly significant with its cultural and
historical background, the city has tourist attractions in plenty, the most prominent among them
being The Meenakshi Temple with its towering gopurams and rare sculptures. Other important
attractions include Thirumalai Naicker Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple and the Gandhi
Late evening witness the vibrant and colorful Pooja ceremony at Meenakshi Temple.
Overnight stay at Madurai.
Day 5 MADURAI - RAMESWARAM
checkout from the hotel and proceed on the drive to Rameswaram - the most sacred temple town in
India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana.
Arrive at Rameswaram and check in to the hotel.
Afternoon go for a sightseeing tour of Rameswaram. The holy island is considered as one of
the four most sacred Hindu pilgrim centers have the most visited Shiva shrines, dedicated to Sri
Ramanathaswamy. Associated with the life of Sri Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, that
both Saivites and Vaishnavites visit Rameswaram with devotion. The Ramanathaswamy temple
here has the world’s longest corridor. The sea is just 100metres away from the entrance of the
temple is very calm and the water is considered scared and pilgrims aspire for a holy dip in the
sea. Traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a
visit to Rameswararm, also hailed as “Benaras of the South”.
Overnight stay at Rameswaram.
Day 6 RAMESWARAM – KANYAKUMARI
Check out from the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari, literally means the virgin, the cape owes its Indian name to Hindu mythology.
Arrive at Kanyakumari and check in to the hotel.
At the Cape Comorin - the southernmost tip in the sub-continent, the three mighty oceans viz.
the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea meet. Significant landmarks include
the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, the Gandhi Memorial where an
urn containing the Mahatma's ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial - built in memory of
Swami Vivekananda exuding a calm and peace rarely found elsewhere and the Church of our
Lady Ransom starkly etched against the beautiful shoreline.
Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 7 KANYAKUMARI – TRIVANDRUM
Check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum. Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace,
once the capital of Thiruvananthapuram during 1600 to 1790. Constructed with wood and stone
in Kerala’s indigenous style of architecture this palace is surrounded by 4km stone fort.
Contained within the complex is a collection of 14 palaces and 127 beautiful royal rooms, many
of which feature ornate wood carvings. The carved ceilings of the palace depict 90 varieties of
flowers. Paintings, hundreds of years old and stone statues, some over 1000 years old, are on
display on the palace grounds.
Arrive at Trivandrum and check in to the hotel.
Afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of Thiruvananthapuram literally means 'the abode of
Anantha', the snake God. The main attraction of the city is the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
dedicated to Vishnu (also known as Padmanabha) reclining on the snake Anantha. The
imposing gopuram (gateway tower) and intricate sculptures of the temple make it a very popular
tourist attraction. Later visit Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum which houses a
collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple
chariot and ivory carvings. Sri Chitra Art Gallery (Closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons)
displays the original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma which houses a collection of paintings from
the Rajput, Mughal and Thanjore schools. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian
mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th century.
Overnight stay at Trivandrum.
Day 8 TRIVANDRUM - ALLEPPEY
Check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey. Arrive at Alleppey and board the houseboat at
noon for a backwater cruise and for an overnight stay. While cruising in these floating luxury-
villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-
down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and
ancient temples and swaying coconut groves.
Overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 9 ALLEPPEY – COCHIN – DEPART
Disembark from the houseboat after a refreshing breakfast on board drive to Cochin airport. Board the flight to your onward destination feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent with us. Our services end after dropping you at Cochin airport.