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KERALA

KERALA
Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime.
The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over.

ITINERARY 6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS
Day 01 : Arrive at Cochin Transfer to Munnar
Our representative will receive you on arrival at Cochin Airport/ Railway station and transfer to the Resort in Munnar (153 Kms 5 Hrs drives). Check into hotel Day free & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Munnar
After breakfast we take you for a full day sightseeing trip of Munnar covering some of the major sightseeing - Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary home of Nilgiry Thar (very rare mountain goat), considering the ecological faunal, floral, geo- morphological and zoological significant & Tea Plantation & Tea Plantation. Overnight stay in Hotel, Munnar.
Day 03 : Munnar to Thekkady
After breakfast and move to Thekkady (120 Kms / 4 Hrs). Check into Hotel at Thekkady. After refreshing go for a spice plantation Tour to see crops of cardamom cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estate (Optional) & later for boating in the Periyar lake- its center piece of Periyar Wildlife sanctuary also Periyar Tiger reserve, man made lake of the height of 2000 ft, enjoying view the wildlife at the Periyar tiger reserve (Optional). Later return to hotel for overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04 : Thekkady to Alleppey Houseboat
After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey by Houseboat to check in to houseboat (30 Kms) and overnight at houseboat. (Houseboat will move form 1200 Hrs Noon to 1800 Hrs Evening and Morning 0600 Hrs to1000 Hrs)
Day 05 : Alleppey to Kovalam
Check out time form Houseboat is 10:00 A.M. After check out drives to Kovalam (170 Kms and 5 Hrs drives). On arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon is at leisure and Evening free for personal activity. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06 : Kovalam
After breakfast, transfer to Kovalam sightseeing of Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery. Kovalam considered as the Paradise of the South. It consists of three adjacent crescent beaches and also picture perfect tropical beaches. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Transfer to Cochin Airport dropping
After breakfast transfer from Kovalam to the Cochin airport/railway station for onward travel.
Dear customer this trip can be customized according to your requirements.

Places To See
1. Kovalam Beach
An erstwhile fishing village known for its fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut beer), Kovalam in Kerala is often referred to as the ‘Paradise of the South’. Idyllic and flamboyant, the crescent-shaped beaches of Kovalam have a character of their own.

2. Beema Palli
Some 5 kilometers (3.12 miles) south of Trivandrum city, on the coast is this holy site ‘Beema Palli’ famous for its mosque by the same name. This Muslim pilgrimage site is dedicated to Beema Beevi, a pious Muslim lady believed to have possessed divine powers.

3. Kaudiar Palace
A majestic white Kerala-style structure sprawled out over lush lawns, Kaudiar Palace has caught the imagination of visitors to Kovalam. This grand old white-washed building with gabled brick roofs is the home of late Maharaja of Travancore Sree Chithra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family.

4.Shri Dharmasastha Temple
The Dharmasastha Temple close to the Kovalam Beach is a popular pilgrimage centre in Kerala. Devotees throng the temple during the annual festival celebrated with great ceremony in January. The shrine is however open on Fridays and on the Aayilyam days of Malayalam calendar.

5 .Vizhinjam Village
Just 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) south of touristy Kovalam is a lesser-known fishing harbor, Vizhinjam. Vizhinjam is a natural port busy with fishing boats and fishermen jostling for space to venture into the sea.

6 .Gramam: The Kerala Village Fair
Find out everything you wanted to know about Kerala’s rich culture and heritage at Gramam – the great Kerala village fair. This 10-day-long fair is celebrated from 14 to 23rd January every year on Kovalam Beach and the Marine Drive in Ernakulam

7 Vellayani Lake
This 750-hectare freshwater lake is one of the two in Kerala, and about 7 kilometers (4.37 miles) from Kovalam via Poonkulam junction. The other being Sasthamkotta lake in Kollam district. Vellayani is a picturesque village on the outskirts of Trivandrum city.

8 .Anchuthengu Fort
About 36 kilometers (22.5 miles) from Trivandrum city and 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Varkala, Anchuthengu is a place of historical relevance amid gorgeous coastal scenery. Crowning the bluff is the 17th century Anchuthengu Fort standing testimony to the architectural elegance of the British.

9 .Pozhikkara Beach
A world away from the high profile holiday culture of Kovalam are the white sands of Pozhikkara tucked away in a little fishing hamlet, Pachalloor, about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Samudra beach.

10 .Chowara
Another fishing village, Chowara is a long stretch of virgin sand, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of the main Kovalam beach and Vizhinjam. It is a secluded stretch ideal for long walks and soaking up the local sights and sounds.

11 .Valliathura Pier
Something very like the famed cliff divers of Acapulco in Mexico, the local fishermen of Kovalam plunge into a swollen sea during monsoon to swim and latch on to their unmanned catamarans drifting on the sea. Queer as it sounds, at Valliathura pier, about 10 kilometers (6.25 miles)

12 .Ayyanappilla Asan
Close to the Lighthouse beach is a memorial dedicated to the two ancient Kovalam poets Ayyanappilla Asan and Ayyippilla Asan.

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