Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Marari
You will be picking from Cochin Airport / Ernakulam railway station and drive to Thekkady (05 Hrs drive). On arrival at Thekkady check into Hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel will be arranged.
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (05 Hrs Drive). Check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around 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.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Mararikulam (45 min Drive). Check in to the hotel and relax rest of the day. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Marari Beach. Overnight stay at Resort.
After breakfast go for bicycle ride/walk around local villages for local lifestyle experience (Complimentary). Take a canoe ride in the canals of Alleppey (Approximate cost Rs. 1000/hour). One can opt for a day cruise on a houseboat in Alleppey. Visit St. Andrews Basilica is 3kms from Marari which originally built by the Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Marari Beach. Overnight stay at Resort.
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and drive to Cochin Airport / railway station (depend on your departure place) for your flight / train back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God's Own Country.