Exotic Beach Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Cochin - Periyar - Munnar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Trivandrum
The exotic beach tour, as the name suggests takes you into a world so fantastic, where nature overpowers all your negativity and will fill you with enthusiasm, where you will discover the core of life by indulging yourself into the harmony of popular south Indian cities!
On your arrival in Cochin, ELand Holidays representatives will assist you to your pre booked hotel where you will check in and get freshen up.
Previously known as Kochi, the city of many parts Cochin is located on the south-west coast of the Indian Mainland. Its outstanding harbor and excellent bay was quite famous among the sailors and the traders who made recurrent halts to hoard up on spices, coffee and wood, while travelling to the rich marketplaces of West Asia and Europe. Architecture is a blend of the Portuguese, Dutch and British style of designing buildings. In the afternoon, we will take you for the sightseeing tour to the Dutch palace, its interiors are decorated with wall paintings from the Ramayana and there are some lively exhibition of royal attires and palanquins. We will visit to Jewish Synagogue, locally known as The Jew Town is situated at the heart of the city. Later we will visit ST. Francis Church – the oldest European church in India, Chinese Fishing net & Museum of Kerala History.
After breakfast, we will drive to the Periyar wildlife reserve through the pleasing route sprinkled with vegetations of rubber, cocoa, cardamom, areca nut and green pepper. There we will check in to the hotel and you can explore the surroundings, go out on a peaceful walk in the town renowned for coffee and spice vegetation.
The famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary is located on the Western Ghats range of Kerala. Exotic Periyar Lake bathes the forest at its heart. People come from all over to watch Indian elephants performing playfulness in the Lake. Other wild life attractions include Gaur, Barking Deer, Sambar, Mouse Deer, Wild Pigs, Indian Wild Dog and once in a blue moon, a Tiger.
Day 3: From Periyar to Munnar
Early in the morning we will take you on a joyful boat ride on the serene waters of the Periyar Lake. Later in the afternoon, we will head towards the famous hill station of Kerala Munnar. On arrival, w will check-in at pre- booked hotel.
Munnar is quite popular as a hill resort town among tourist. Its proximity to the highest peak in the Western Ghats - Anaimudi Peak makes it a spice in the dish. The fourth day will be full of free time as you can walk on the streets complimented by the green tea plantations. About 15 km from Munnar, you will reach Eravikulam National Park that houses the Nilgiri Tahr – an endangered species. The most special moment is when the flowers of Neelakurinji cover the hill slopes with a blue carpet.
Day5 : From Munnar to Kumarakom
After breakfast, the we will proceed towards Kumarakom situated near Kottayam. On arrival we will check in at the backwater resorts. Set in the milieu of the largest freshwater lake of Kerala state (The Vembanad Lake), this place attracts tourists towards its Backwaters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a famous natural habitat that welcomes several migratory birds every year.
This place has been regarded as a special tourism zone by Kerala State Government. The beauty of this place will definitely take over your heart and mind.
Sixth day morning, we will travel to utopian world of Alleppey after passing through many canals and waterways on a boat ride. The best way to explore the exquisite villages and the rustic life of the region is a backwater cruise on a country boat. Described as ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is a mosaic of scenic canals, beaches, backwaters and lagoons.
Later we will board at Kerala houseboat, where we will spend rest of the day. Choose to surf on the calm backwaters or just relax sipping fresh coconut water. Listen to chirping of the birds wandering in the surrounding flora. Nowhere else in the world you will find such harmonious place! We will spend our overnight in the houseboat.
In the morning, after breakfast we will head for an exciting drive to Thiruvananthapuram, officially known as Trivandrum. Located on the south west coast of Indian Mainland, city is distinguished by its rolling topography of low coastal hills and active commercial alleys. The beaches of Trivandrum are the highlight of the city. Long coastal lines with fresh breeze of air dotted by palm trees give you a rejuvenating experience. Sightseeing tour includes, visit to Napier Museum. It was built in the year 1880 and is portrays an architecture which is the result of the amalgamation of Mughal, Chinese, Italian and Kerala school of designing
On the eighth day, we will visit the southernmost part of the Indian Mainland known as Cape Camorin or Kanyakumari. It features as a unique destination where sunrise and sunset are the most romantic moments of the day. The fact that makes it so special is that it occurs at the point where three ocean bodies - the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea converges. Sightseeing includes, visit to the Vivekananda Memorial that is located 400 meters off the shore.
The exotic beach tour will come to an end on the ninth day when we will bid farewell to Trivandrum. After breakfast, you will leave for airport to catch your onward flight.