Day 1 - Kochi
You arrive at Cochin International Airport / Railway station and are driven to Brunton Boatyard Hotel. In the afternoon go sightseeing at Fort Kochi. Visit to 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 kathakali performance at the Kerala Kathakali Center 5pm to 7pm. Standard Double Room or similar accommodation.
Day 2 - Alleppey Houseboat
In the morning after breakfast you wil be driven to Alleppey which is a 1 hour drive where u board a Premium/Luxury Houseboat . Rest of the day is spent cruising through the backwaters of Alleppey. This will be a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.Stay overnight in the houseboat. (Premium Deluxe a.c.).
Day 3 - Kumarakom
After breakfast you will be dropped off at Aveda Resorts/Coconut Lagoon Resort in kumarakom.You can spend the day relaxing .(Suggestion- take a ride through the canals in a traditional fishing boat or cool off in the pool. You can also go for a therapeutic ayurvedic massage at the spa). Check with the resort for other activities- Luxury Villa with plunge pool/Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 4 - Kumarakom
Morning enjoy the resort.(suggestion- you could take quiet ride through the canals on a fisher mans boat. Bird lovers can also 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. ). Enjoy the resort facilities -Luxury Villa with plunge pool/Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 5 - Thekkady
After breakfast drive to Thekkady the famous wild life sanctuary of South India. On arrival check in at Spice Village Resort. After noon Visit spice plantations like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea estates etc . Maybe an elephant ride too-Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 6 - 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. This will take about 2 to 3 hrs. Rest of the for relaxation. Overnight stay at Spice Village Resort -Villa or similar accommodation.
Day 7 - Kochi
Morning after breakfast depart to Kochi,4 hr drive. Check into your hotel. Rest of the day for shopping.(Suggestion -We can help you with places for your shopping ,check out lulu mall ). Crowne Plaza -King Executive Club Room or similar accommodation.
Day 8 - Kochi
Departure to Kochi Airport / Railway Station.