Cochin - Athirapilly - Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Athirampilly - about 63 km. On arrival check into Hotel. Athirampilly is a scenic picnic spot where the water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi River. This picturesque picnic spot is adjacent to the dense green forest, and is a part of Chalakudi River. Overnight stay in Athirampilly.
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Cochin, on arrival check into Hotel. Spend the afternoon with local sightseeing in and around Cochin - the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, this is one of the finest natural harbors in the World and was one of the major centers for commerce and trade with British, Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, etc. Sightseeing attractions in Cochin include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay is arranged in Cochin.
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Alleppey (70 km – 2 Hours drive). This is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat.
After breakfast check out from Houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9.30 AM) and drive to Kumarakom (45 KMS – 01 Hour drive) on arrival check into Hotel. Spend the afternoon with the sightseeing of Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.
Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Kovalam (180 KM – 4 Hours drive), on arrival check into Hotel. Evening enjoy at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.
Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast - an ancient city with a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total area of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Overnight stay is arranged in Kovalam.
After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 KM) for onward journey.