- Sightseeing in historic Fort Cochin (Day 1)
- Shopping in Fort Cochin (Day 2)
- Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala (Day 3)
- Enjoy Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Day 4)
- View of the Cardamom hills (Day 5)
- View built-up beaches at Kovalam (Day 6)
- Trip to Kanyakumari (Day 7)
- At leisure on the beach. (Day 8)
- Visit Varkala, the temple town. (Day 9)
- At leisure on the beach. (Day 10)
- Enjoy at Alleppey (Day 11)
- Enjoy Yoga, Astrology, Meditation, Ayurveda (Day 12)
- At leisure at Alleppey. (Day 13)
- Transfer to Cochin Airport for departure. (Day 14)
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Day 01: Cochin
Pick up by private non A/C taxi at Cochin airport. Transfer to a heritage
hotel. Sightseeing in historic Fort Cochin, probably the best preserved
history of colonial times eg British bungalows, Jewish synagogue, Portuguese
churches. Watch the Chinese fishing nets on the beach landing their catch.
Day 02: Cochin
Sightseeing and shopping in Fort Cochin. Real Kerala antiques which can be
shipped, smaller items from all over India. Wander along Spice Street, full
of cardamom and pepper warehouses. Optional extra; ferry ride to an island
for lunch at an old Dutch palace, now a hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Alleppey
Transfer to Alleppey to board a traditional houseboat. A 22 hour private
cruise along Kerala's famous backwaters. Watch village life on the river
banks eg ladies washing their clothes, men punting by in traditional boats.
Very romantic and peaceful. Your own staff of 3 to look after you.
Day 04: Thekkady
Taxi to Thekkady, one of India's best known wild life centres, Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary, 777 sq km of jungle. Watch out for bison, barking deer,
elephants washing on the waterside at dusk. Overnight at a plantation hotel.
Day 05: Thekkady
At leisure at Thekkady. Visit the Cardamom Hills & Plantations.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Kovalam
Taxi to Kovalam. This is a more built-up beach. Watch the fishermen land
their catch while they chant their work songs. Overnight at a Kovalam hotel.
Day 07: Kovalam/ Kanyakumari/ Kovalam
Morning at leisure. Optional evening trip to Kanyakumari, The Land's End of
India where the three great oceans meet. Gandhi Memorial, island temple,
great sunsets. Return to Kovalam hotel.
Day 08: Kovalam
At leisure on the beach.
Day 09: Varkala
Taxi to Varkala, the temple town. Visit the 2000 year old ancient
Janardhanaswamy temple, cliffed beaches, naturecare centre, the Papanasam
beach. Overnight stay at a hotel in Varkala.
Day 10: Varkala
Day 11: Alleppey
Taxi to Alleppey. Experience a mid-sized Indian town. Lots of hustle and
bustle while shopping for silk and gold. Stroll along the beach with the
local community in the evening. Not many tourists here. Stay in a luxury
heritage Home at the beach.
Day 12: Alleppey
At leisure. Optional extras: Yoga, Astrology, Meditation, Ayurveda.
Day 13: Alleppey
At leisure at Alleppey.
Day 14: Cochin
Transfer to Cochin Airport for departure.