Southern India Tour w/ Beaches & Houseboat Experience
Experience Incredible journey to India!!
Visit India and follow the famous Southern India Tour. Experience beaches & houseboat stay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
Starting from GBP £649 pp
Detailed Tour Plan
Day-01 Cochin Arrival
On arrival at the airport following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit and transfer you to the hotel. On arrival check in to your hotel for a 01 nights stay. Later proceed for sightseeing of Cochin covering the most enhancing places. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day-02 Cochin - Munnar (150 K/m 3 & ½ Hrs)
Post breakfast, proceed from Cochin to Munnar. As the journey progress through the steep roads, you can have occasional halts to enjoy some splendid waterfalls on the way side… first, ‘Cheeyappara waterfall’ and then, the ‘Valara waterfall’. Continue your thrilling high range ride with such eye-feasts… On reaching Munnar, check in to your Hotel / Resort and get tuned to the new chilling atmosphere. Later on, subject to time & availability, you can pay a visit to the famous ‘Tea Museum’ in Munnar Town - the only Museum of its kind; which illustrates the timeworn method of Tea production! Then opt for a little shopping at own convenience. Finally get back to your lodgings for overnight stay.
This day is devoted to sightseeing in & around the mesmeric Munnar. Start with a visit to the Eravikulam national park (Rajamala National Park), which is located about 15 km away from Munnar. This park is home to ‘Nilgiri Tahr’. Go trekking inside the park and rekindle your adventurous self. After charging up the self, visit the pleasant Dam Reservoir area at Mattupetty. Here you may avail boating facilities too. Later, visit ‘Eco Point’ - a spot where, as its name implies, you can hear multiple echoes of your won sound. This is also an ideal location for nature walks. After enjoying Echo Point, go to ‘Kundala’ - the location of an artificial dam & catchment area; set in a fantasy filmy style. As night falls, return to your lodgings at Munnar and stay overnight..
Day-04 Munnar - Thekkady (110 K/m – 3 & ½ Hrs)
This morning, depart from Munnar to another natural beauty spot, Thekkady - abode of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a major wildlife reserve in the country. After arriving at the destina- tion, soon set out to visit that wild hub. Enriched with variety flora & fauna, Periyar Sanctuary attracts a large number of nature lovers every year as it is ideal for watching animals in their natural habitat. Here you can either opt for a boating in the beautiful lake, or engage in other exciting activities like soft trekking, spice plantation visit, shopping spice items ... Overnight stay at the hotel in Thekkady.
Day-05 Thekkady - Alleppey Houseboat
Now it’s time to experience a typical Kerala specialty - the backwater cruise. Check out from Thekkady resort and proceed to Alleppey, with plenty of waterways, canals & backwater lagoons, Alleppey is the hub of Kerala’s backwater tourism. Board the houseboat from your resort . Settle down in this floating luxury and get immersed in the gentle rhymes of backwaters. Watch the green paddies dotted with coconut trees, groups of ducks enjoying the waters, village folks engaged in their age-old routines… grasp the spirit of rural Kerala that still thrives unaltered in these regions. Spice up your cruise with delicious Kerala cuisines along the way. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day-06 Alleppey - Kovalam
After the backwater glories, now it’s the turn of Kerala’s splendid seashores. Today proceed to one of the finest beach havens in the world - Kovalam. Check in to your hotel / resort at Kovalam on arrival and get ready for a beach day. Kovalam is blessed with three lovely crescent-shaped seashores, namely ‘Samudra Beach’ (which is the main beach), ‘Howah Beach’ and ‘Lighthouse Beach’. Spent the entire day engaged in various beach activities - sunbathing, swimming, enjoying the big splashes in the rejuvenating sea breeze… After a satisfying beach stint, return to your hotel stay.
After a sumptuous breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing and overnight stay at hotel
Day-08 Kovalam - Trivandrum Departure
The final day of your leisure tour… Say good bye to Kovalam beach and drive to the nearby Trivandrum city, where your departure is arranged.
Package Cost Includes
Meeting and assistance on arrival by our representative.
Accommodation on all hotels for a total of 07 nights.
Cultural show in AC Theater at Cochin
Rajamalai national park and Tea Museum visit at Munnar.
All meals at houseboat.
Boating at Periyar Lake.
Spice garden visit at Thekkady
Packaged drinking water throughout the tour
All Entrance fees to the monuments and parks in Kerala
Transportation Throughout the tour ---- Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing/excursions & surface travel as per programme using A/C Indigo Car with English speaking driver inclusive of fuel charges, parking, taxes, drivers allowance etc.
Government Service Tax – 3.5 %
Package cost Does Not Includes
Telephone calls, Laundry, Portage. Tips, all items of personal nature.
International and domestic airfare.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Any other services which is not mentioned in the inclusions.
Use of vehicle beyond the given route, drives after 06.00 PM., use of driver/guide beyond the mentioned timings or anything beyond the itinerary.
Early check-in & Late check-out