Cochin - Vaikom - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Thekkady - Athirapilly - Cherai - Cochin
Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Vaikom / North Kumarakom (02 Hrs drive). Afternoon proceeds for local sightseeing in and around Vaikom (Kumarakom) - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. Overnight stay is arranged in Vaikom.
After a refreshing breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey. Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check in time is 01:00 PM and cruise starts with lunch. 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. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
After Breakfast check out from the house boat and drive to Thekkady. On arrival check in to your hotel. Relax rest of the day. Overnight stay is at Thekkady.
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, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.
After breakfast check out from the resort and drive to Athirampilly. Athirampilly Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot where water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi River. Check in to the hotel on arrival and spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirampilly.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cherai
Day is for relax and leisure. Overnight stay is at Cherai.
Morning, after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Cochin airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the “God’s Own Country”.