Kerala , regionally referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 as per the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.Malayalam is the most widely spoken and official language of the state.
Kerala is the state with the lowest positive population growth rate in India (3.44%) and has a density of 860 people per km2. The state has the highest Human Development Index (HDI) (0.790) in the country according to the Human Development Report 2011. It also has the highest literacy rate 93.19%, the highest life expectancy (Almost 77 years) and the highest sex ratio (as defined by number of women per 1000 men: 1,084 women per 1000 men) among all Indian states.
Arrive at Cochin Airport or Ernakulam Railway Station and receive assistance to be transferred to the hotel. Later in the day, enjoy a half-day city tour of Cochin visiting the St. Francis Church, Mattencherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets.
Cochin-Munnar (130 km /approx. 4 hour drive): After enjoying breakfast, go on a drive through the picturesque countryside of Munnar. On arrival in Munnar, check into the hotel.
Munnar After a hearty breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Munnar, visiting the Christ Church, Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure relaxing in the hotel.
Munnar-Thekkady (105 km / approx. 3 hour drive :After a delicious breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) from the land of tea plantations to the land of the spice plantations. On arrival, check into the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or walk through the bustling spice market in the Kumily village or visit spice plantations
Thekaddy-Alleppey-Houseboat (110 km / approx. 4 hour drive):After a delectable breakfast, embark on a joyous boat cruise on Lake Periyar (boats can be hired directly), and observe wildlife in the Periyar sanctuary. Later in the day, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey and board your houseboat
Allepey/Kumarakom : After an appetizing breakfast, the houseboat will transfer you to the resort in Allepey/kumarakom. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Relax in the serenity of the beautiful resort.
Allepey-Kovalam (190 km / approx. 5 hour drive) Drive to Kovalam : on arrival, check into the hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure.
Trivandrum (16 km / approx. 45 minutes drive) After a delectable breakfast, take a transfer to the airport or railway station in Trivandrum to board train/flight for onward journey.
|Day||Location||Things of interest|
|Day 1||Cochin||City Tour :St Francis Church,Mattencherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets.|
|Day 2||Munnar||Country Side|
|Day 3||Munnar||Christ Church, Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake|
|Day 4||Thekkady||Tea Plantations,Spice Market or Spice Plantations|
|Day 5||Alleppey||House Boats|
|Day 6||Kumarakom||Resort Stay|
|Day 7||Kovalam||Resort Stay|
|Day 8||Trivandrum||Journey back|