1 / Arrival Cochin
Arrive Cochin, meet assist at the airport &
proceed to Olavipe Home Stay (60 km), an island situated on the banks of Vebanand
lake. Olavipe means "gift weaves" in the local language. Night stay
2 / Sightseeing in Olavipe
Morning after breakfast proceed to the
' Venice of the East' - Alleppy (39 kms.) for houseboat cruise. A glide in a "
Kettuvallam (houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey is sure
to rob one's heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the paddy fields
and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are panoramic
sights one can never forget. Night stay in houseboat.
3 / Kuttikanam
Mornung transfer from the houseboat. Proceed to
Kuttikanam (130 km) (a hill station close to Thekkady). Wide vistas of tea, caradamom,
rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks,
meadows and mist- cloaked Kuttikanam hilltops make kuttikanam an unforgettable
experience. Night stay in Misty Mountain.
4 / Thekkady
Early morning proceed to Thekkady. A boat ride in
the lake surrounding the sanctuary gives one an opputunity to see the animals.
This lake is unique in the sense it is manmade and one can see partially submerged
tree- trunks in the lake. After boat cruise in periyar lake proceed to Norg Giri
(100 km) (close to Munnar). Night stay in Norgiri.
5 / Munnar
Morning proceed for sight seeing in Munnar. , Munnar,
the Kashmir of South India is one of the most popular hill stations in India.
Situated in the confluence of three mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and
Kundala, sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, meandering lanes and holiday
facilities make this wonderful hill station. Afternoon visit some of the beautiful
sights here - the lakes, forests and wildlife sanctuaries. Night stay in Norgiri.
6 / Cherai
Early morning proceed to Cherai (160 km). This beautiful
beach is studded with seashells of various hues and shapes.
The nearby village gives one glimpses of rural Kerala
and Cherai's main industry - prawn farming. Evening free
for leisure. Night stay in Cherai Beach resort.
7 / Sightseeing in Munnar
Early morning leave for Cochin (35 km).
sightseeing in fort Cochin and Mattancherry which includes famous Jewish Synagogue
(Build in 1568 AD)The synagogue was magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and
Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. The
Dutch Palace (Build by Protuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja) The place
has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics
Mahabharatha and Ramayana., St. Francis church (The protestant Church was built
originally by the Protuguese in 1503 AD) & Chinese fishing net. The chinese
fishing nets found here are the only ones of its kind in India. Night stay in
8 / Cochin departure
Transfer in time to the Cochin airport to board the onward