Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations: Goa – Mumbai – Cochin – Munnar – Periyar – Kottayam – Alleppey – Kovalam – Trivandrum – Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Goa
Transfer to the airport to connect flight to Goa. Upon arrival, the guests will be met & transferred to the hotel.
GOA – It’s 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Goa
Fullday sightseeing our Goa – Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches – namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine’s Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach – This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same place. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Goa
Full day at leisure for own activities and to enjoy the facilities of the resort. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Goa – Cochin
Transfer to the airport for flight to Cochin via Mumbai. On arrival check in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening attend the Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Cochin
Morning Guided city tour.Afternoon free. Cochin – the palmgreen commercial town of Kerala has one of the finest natural harbours in the world.
The Chinese fishing nets can be seen at the entrance of the harbour. The Chinese through trade contact taught this technique of catching fish. Overnight at hote in Cochin.
Day 06: Cochin – Munnar
Morning: Drive to Munnar (135 kms/04½ hrs) enroute visit tea plantations. On arrival in Munnar, check in at hotel. Afternoon: Boat ride in the lake. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 07: Munnar
Full day free to visit the bazaars, plantations etc. Overnight in Munnar.
Day 08: Munnar – Periyar
Early Morning: Drive to Periyar (100 kms/03 hrs) and on arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon: Boat ride in Lake Periyar to watch wildlife. Later visit Kumily spice market to see and buy spices. Overnight in Periyar.
Day 09: Periyar – Kottayam
Early Morning: Drive to Kottayam (120 kms/03 hrs) and on arrival, switch over to the House Boat and cruise along the backwaters, passing through paddy fields, villages, market etc.
The cruise is through `Kuttanad’ literally meaning the land which is lower than the sea level but is kept intact by its bunds and dikes. It is the `rice bowl’ of Kerala. The rice fields are very beautiful and this lush land and surrounds governs the placid way of life of the people who live on the backwaters. Overnight on board HOUSE BOAT.
Day 10: Alleppey – Kovalam
Morning drive to Kovalam and on arrival in Kovalam, check in at a beach resort. Rest of the day to relax at the beach or indulge in Ayurvedic massages. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 11: Kovalam
Full day free on the beach. Overnight in Kovalam.
Day 12 & 13: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Mumbai – Depart
Morning: Assistance and transfer to Trivandrum airport (25 kms) in time to connect flight 9W 335 at 1335 hrs to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai at 1535 hrs, assistance at airport and transfer to city hotel for wash and change. Rest of the day free for last minute shopping/packing. Evening: After farewell dinner, assistance and transfer to International airport in time to connect your onward flight home.