Kerala Gateways Tour


10 Nights 11 Days


Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Kanyakumari - Kovalam

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Day 1: Arrive Cochin

Welcome to India, You will be received by Premium India Tours representative at airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Cochin – Munnar

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive down to Munnar - a quaint hill station nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations that exudes a rare old world charm.. At a height of 1525 metres, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. On arrival at Munnar, get checked in at the hotel. Later in the day enjoy roaming through the beautiful Tea Gardens and National Park of Munnar. This panoramic hill resort will invite you to fall in love with its beauty. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: In Munnar

Morning sight seeing in Munnar visiting Pothamedu, Devikulam, Pullivasal, Attukad, Mattupetty, Echo-Point etc. Over night stay at Munnar.

Day 4: Munnar – Thekkady

Morning drive to Thekkady Serene Countryside, rich plantations and dense forests, Thekkady’s beauty is veritably enchanting. The cool scented air of the western ghats divulges the unexplored beauty of the place. Thekkady has distinctive flora and fauna especially the birds that differentiate it from other sanctuaries across India. The smell of the spice-scented plantation envelops the city. On arrival check-into the Hotel. Rest of the day is free to enjoy by your own. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Thekkady

Morning sight seeing in Thekkady visiting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Murikady, Pandikkuzhi etc. Periyar South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary and home to bison, antelopes, sambar, wild boar, birds and even the odd tiger! Kumli, close to the sanctuary and where you’ll stay, is a pretty little town dotted with small spice and handicraft shops. There is plenty to do in and around Periyar, so we leave the choice to you. Enjoy an included boat ride on Lake Periyar to spot herds of wild elephants or visit the lush nearby tea estates. Overnight at Hotel.

Days 6 : Thekkady – Kumarakom

Morning drive to Kumarakom covering a distance of 125 Kms/ 04 Hrs. On arrival check-into the wildlife resort. Afternoon with Indian Horizons orthinologist visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. You can spot King fisher, Wood peeker, Drongo, Egrets, Bee-caters etc. Overnight at Kumarakom.

Day 8: Madurai - Periyar

Morning drive to Periyar, south India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. Spread over an area of 777 sq km, this sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. However, sighting a tiger in Periyar is a fortune for one out of thousand. The park encompasses a 26 sq km artificial lake and is the home of sambars, wild boars, elephants and antelopes which can be occasionally seen on the banks of the river during a boat cruise. Periyar, otherwise, blessed by Nature has enormous tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations and is lush green. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Periyar to view wildlife. Overnight at hotel.

Days 07: Kumarakom – Alleppey

After breakfast, board in Houseboat, simply furnished private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Alleppey. Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages. As for dining, the on-board cook will prepare meals using fresh local produce. Lunch, dinner and overnight - Rice boat

Day 08: Alleppey – Kovalam

Morning on arrival to Alleppey drive to Kovalam covering a distance of 175 Kms /04 Hrs. On arrival check-into the beach resort. Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum, Kerala's capital city. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort.. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by the Maharaja of Travancore. Over the past three decades, the place has been well developed, and now figures prominently on the world tourism map. The warm and clean atmosphere by the coconut trees and the white sandbed are perfect for relaxing holidays, as the sea breeze gently plays with the waves. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 : Alleppey - Kochi

Day free to relax at the beach resort. You would have the option to enjoy Ayurvedic Message. Overnight at Kovalam

Day 10 : In Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam

After breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kanyakumari for excursion tour. It is 86km from Trivandram. The land of ‘Sangam’ (convergence) of the three oceans - Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, Kanyakumari, is the southernmost point of peninsular India and has been enticing tourists due to its geographical positioning. A picturesque sight of sunrise and sunset, long stretches of sand of many hues accentuate the city’s serene and astonishing natural environment. Kanyakumari is also a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus. Enjoy sightseeing tour by visiting Kumariamman Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial, Guganathaswamy Temple, Udyagiri Fort, Nagaraja Temple, Padmanabha puram Palace. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Kovalam - Flight Back Home

After breakfast at hotel, in time you will be transfer to Trivandram Airport for your flight back to home.