Day 1 - Kochi
You arrive at Cochin International Airport/Railway station and are driven to your hotel where you check in. In the afternoon sightseeing to Fort Kochi .There is the St Francis Church, the oldest Church in India ,500 year old Portuguese Houses, Chinese fishing nets, 16th century Synagogue, Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese. This Palace contains some of Indias most beautiful murals. Evening you can go for shopping . Overnight stay at Brunton Boatyard- standard double room or similar accommodation.
Day 2 - Munnar
After breakfast drive to Munnar (130 kms/4 hr drive) . Enjoy the scenic beauty. You pass the Cheeyappara waterfalls. On the way you can see tea gardens and lush green hills. You check into Winderemere Estate. Sightseeing to the Mattupetty Dam or go boating at the Kundala Lake.(suggesstion: There are various sightseeing places around Munnar which can be arranged) -Cottage or similar accommodation.
Day 3 - Munnar
Have breakfast at the hotel and stroll through the plantations of tea,coffee,pepper. Visit to Eravikulam National park to see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Evening visit to Munnar town.(Sugesstion: you could check with hotel for other activities like cycling, trekking etc) .Overnight at the Windermere Estate - Cottage or similar accommodation.
Day 4 - Thekkady
After breakfast drive to Thekkady which is around 110 kms / 3.5 hrs through cardamom hills. You check into the Resort. After lunch visit spice plantations like cardamom, Pepper, Coffee, and tea estates. On the way back to hotel you could stop at the local market and pick up some fragrant spices. Maybe an elephant ride too. Overnight stay at Spice Village Resort-Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 5 - Thekkady
Early morning boat trip on the Periyar river which flows through the Periyar tiger reserve. You can see wild animals like elephant, Bison, Sambar, Deer etc. Rest of the day to relax the hotel. Check with hotel for activities. Overnight stay at Spice Village Resort -Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 6 - Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast you are driven to Kumarakom where you check into Coconut Lagoon resort. Relax at resort. It is a perfect leisure destination on the banks of Vembanad lake to enjoy the serenity and greenery of the backwaters. (suggestion-Laze by the pool or go for a walk or get an ayurvedic massage.Check with resort for activities)-Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 7 - Kumarakom
Early morning trek to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This will take 2 to 3 hrs. Rest of the day for leisure. Enjoy the resort facilities like billiards table tennis ,gym etc (suggestion-Bird lovers can take a boat trip to the nearby KaipuzhaMuttu, Pathiramanal, Narakathara, Thollayiram Kayal and Poothapandi Kayal to watch local bird life and migrants which could easily be more than a hundred species). Stay at Coconut Lagoon Resort-Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 8 - Alleppey
Next morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey also known as Venice of the East as the place is famous for its vast back water stretches and paddy fields. Check into Lake Palace Resort . Spend the day relaxing.(Suggestions:get an ayurvedic massage or enjoy activities arranged by hotel)-Lake View Premium Room or similar accommodation.
Day9 - Alleppey
Morning after breakfast you can board your house boat to explore the back waters beauty. Enjoy the ride,delicious cuisines and an overnight stay on board . (Deluxe A/C Houseboat).
Day 10 - Kochi
Departure to Kochi Airport / Railway Station