Day 1: Arrival in Kochi

  • Arrive in Kochi, also known as Cochin, one of Kerala’s major cities.
  • Check into your hotel and relax for a while.
  • In the evening, head to Fort Kochi to explore the historic Fort Kochi area, known for its colonial architecture, Chinese fishing nets, and narrow streets lined with art galleries and cafes.
  • Visit the iconic St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India.
  • Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance in the evening.

Day 2: Kochi Sightseeing

  • After breakfast, visit the Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, famous for its stunning murals depicting Hindu mythology.
  • Explore the Jewish Synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Take a stroll through Jew Town, known for its antique shops and spice markets.
  • Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the serene backwaters of Kochi.

Day 3: Munnar

  • Leave early for Munnar, a hill station renowned for its lush tea estates and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Visit the Tea Museum to learn about the history and production of tea in Munnar.
  • Explore the beautiful Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake, offering scenic views of the surrounding hills.
  • Visit the Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, and enjoy a trek through the park’s picturesque trails.

Day 4: Thekkady

  • Depart for Thekkady, home to the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Take a boat ride on Periyar Lake, where you can spot a variety of wildlife, including elephants, deer, and birds.
  • Visit a spice plantation and learn about the cultivation of spices like cardamom, pepper, and cinnamon.
  • In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kalaripayattu martial arts performance.

Day 5: Alleppey (Alappuzha)

  • Drive to Alleppey, known as the Venice of the East, famous for its intricate network of backwaters, canals, and houseboats.
  • Check into a houseboat and embark on a leisurely cruise through the scenic backwaters, passing by villages, paddy fields, and coconut groves.
  • Enjoy traditional Kerala cuisine prepared by the onboard chef.
  • Spend the night on the houseboat, lulled to sleep by the gentle sway of the water.

Day 6: Alleppey to Kovalam

  • After breakfast on the houseboat, disembark and drive to Kovalam, a popular beach destination known for its pristine beaches and Ayurvedic treatments.
  • Check into your beach resort and relax by the sea.
  • Visit the iconic Lighthouse Beach and enjoy water sports like surfing and parasailing.
  • In the evening, indulge in an Ayurvedic massage or yoga session to rejuvenate your body and mind.

Day 7: Departure from Thiruvananthapuram

  • Explore the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala.
  • Visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and known for its architectural grandeur.
  • Explore the Napier Museum and the nearby Zoological Park.
  • Depending on your departure time, you can squeeze in some last-minute shopping for souvenirs like spices, handloom textiles, and traditional Kerala handicrafts.
  • Depart from Thiruvananthapuram with beautiful memories of your Kerala adventure.