Kaminey log

KERALA GOD’S COUNTRY

Day 01: Kochi

Arrive at Kochi Airport /Railways station and proceed to hotel check in Kochi is the gateway to God’s Own Country. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate. It is one of the largest ports of India, a major naval base and one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day city tour visiting the Bolghatty Palace, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Jew Town and the Chinese Fishing Nets. If time permits, you can enjoy a harbour cruise at sundown (on own). Dinner and overnight at hotel.


Day 02: Kochi – Munnar

After breakfast depart for Munnar, a hill resort ideal for a relaxing holiday. The tea gardens and cardamom plantations give Munnar a beautiful look. It is one of the major centers of tea trade in Kerala. It has the highest peak, Ana Mudi, in South India and is home to animals like elephants and the rare Nilgiri Tahrs. Among the exotic flora, there is the Neelakurinji, which blooms every 12 years. On arrival, check-in the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Kochi-Munnar: 140 kms /04 hrs)


Day 03: Munnar

After breakfast, depart on a local tour of Munnar visiting Top Station (41 kms / 01 ½ hrs) for fantastic high mountain vistas. You can see the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu from here. Onto Mattuputty Dam, the Indo-Swiss Project where rare hybrids, especially the Indo-Swiss hybrid cattle are bred and the Tata Tea factory and Estate (subject to prior permission). Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Munnar)


Day 04: Munnar – Thekkady

>p>After breakfast depart for Thekkady. Arrive and check-in at hotel. One of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the country, it is truly a dream destination. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Later visit the Spice Gardens at Vandanmedu where you can walk through the sprawling cardamom plantations, which is a pleasant experience. Other than Cardamom plantations, one can see coffee, pepper and rubber plantations. Evening enjoy an optional boat ride on Lake Periyar. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Munnar-Thekkady: 100 kms / 4 ½ hrs)


Day 05: Thekkady - Alleppey

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Afternoon transfer to the jetty to embark on a leisurely exploration of the Kerala backwaters. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful backwaters in a Kettuvallum (houseboat) as you float through the placid waters passing palm-fringed canals, lakes and villages. Overnight on Houseboat Alleppy.


Day 06: Alleppy – Kovalam

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services check inn at hotel dinner and overnight stay at hotel.


Day 07: Kovalam – Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari its at the southernmost tip of India; gifted by nature with only the most exotic sights, Kanyakumari is a marvel during the full moon. On such a night one can see a starry skied phenomenon where both the sun and the moon are lined exactly adjacent to each other. Even on a normal day Kanyakumari has the most exquisite dusks where the sun and moon rise and set in a matter of seconds, throwing a bright hue in the sky, colouring it with only the most godly colours. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.


Day 08: Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari temples or else activity on your own. Dinner an overnight stay at hotel.


Day 09: Depart

After breakfast depart as per your schedule………


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