Duration13 Nights / 14 Days
DestinationsTrivandrum - Kovalam - Alleppey - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
Day 1: Arrive Trivandrum – Kovalam
Welcome to India, You will be received by Premium India Tour representative at international and drive to Kovalam 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, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Kovalam
Breakfast at Hotel, whole day is free to enjoy as per your own activities along side the stunning beach side of kerala. 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 seabreeze gently plays with the waves. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Kovalam - Alleppey (160 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
In the morning drive to the Alleppey to board a "Kettuvallam", the traditional Kerala House Boat. Embark on a cruise on the scenic backwaters towards Alleppey. The still lagoon will welcome you with palm trees lining on the shore. Watching the daily activity of the villagers will enrich your curiosity. The Chinese Fishing Nets set in the shore, and fishermen gliding slowly on the water, bunch of ducks swimming nearby the bank, birds chirping in the sky - all together presents a very pleasant picturesque worth to mesmerize you. Cruising through the backwater will unfold a very panoramic view of the backwater full of peace and tranquility. In the evening, you will visit the paddy fields. It will give you better insight of the village life of Kerala as you will have opportunity to interact with the local villagers and will know well their daily activities. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 4: Alleppey - Thekkady ( 110 Kms / 2-3 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Thekkady. On arrival checkin at hotel. Afternoon visit to Periyar wildlife, 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.
Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar ( 160 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Drive to Munnar. Munnar is a small town surrounded by the Annamalai Hills (or elephant mountains) and tea estates. It stands at the confluence of three rivers - the Muthirappuzh, Nallathanni and Kundala. Moonu in Tamil means 'three', and aar 'river'. It is surrounded by about 30 tea estates, amongst the highest in the world and a forest that is still rich in wildlife. The luxuriant forest is hung with pepper vines. And cardamom plants carpet the damp forest floor. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Munnar
Morning breakfast at hotel. Plan you own day, see the scenic beauty of Munnar. Overnight stay at hotel. .
Day 7: Munnar - Cochin ( 153 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Cochin- City was originally settled by the Portuguese and boasts a natural harbor with lagoons, canals, and fishing hamlets. One of the three biggest ports on India’s west coast, it is also an industrially developed area, with the coir industry of special importance (coir is a coarse fiber made from the husk of coconuts). Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Cochin
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy sightseeing tour including visit at Cochin Harbor Terminus; the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry, originally built by the Portuguese; Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town (the synagogue houses scrolls of the Old Testament); Fort Cochin area; St. Francis Church, the oldest European-built church in India (and where the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was first interred); and see a stretch of the coastline dotted with massive Chinese fishing nets (cheenavala), believed to have been introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan (this is the only place they are found outside of China). In the evening you’ll attend a performance of the Kathakali, an elaborate Indian dance-drama. Overnight at hotel
Days 09: Cochin - Ooty (280 Kms / 7-8 Hrs
Breakfast at hotel followed by drive to Ooty. Also called the Queen of Hill Stations picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known, as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats ranges meet. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its encirons. This lovely hill station, is a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. On arrival at Ooty, check into Hotel. Rest of the day is free, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Ooty
Breakfast at hotel. Day free to explore Ooty on your own. Visit the Tea plantations and cherish the scenic beauty of Ooty "The Queen of southern hill resorts". Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11 : Ooty - Mysore ( 159 Kms / 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. On arrival check in your hotel later enjoy city sightseeing tour including visit at Mysore Palace, The Jagmohan Palace, Chamundi Hill, St. Philomena’s Chruch, The Mysore Zoo, Brindavanas Garden, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Srirangapatna, Nanjangud, Mysore is also famous for its silks, brocades and sandalwood, apart from handloom textiles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 : Mysore - Bangalore ( 140 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bangalore. It is called the Garden City for its delicate blossoms and greenery that impart a unique beauty to this lovely city. The weather is the city's best feature, with pleasant summers and bearable winters. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city, where different cultures and customs exist. Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537 - today it is a bustling and diverse city, with ancient arts that flourish alongside the Silicon Plateau of India! Once in Bangalore, you will proceed to check into a hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Bangalore
Breakfast at hotel, later in the day enjoy city sightseeing tour including visit at Lal Bagh Garden, Tipu Summer, Palace Vidhan Soudha, Nandi, Chamundi Hill, Janapada Arts Museum, Rest of the time is free to enjoy as per your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Depart Bangalore
Breakfast at hotel, in time transfer to airport for your flight back to home.