Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife, National parks.
|Location||A state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India . It is bordered by Arabian Sea on the west, Karnataka on the north and northeast and Tamilnadu on the east.|
|Total Area||Approx 38, 863 square kilometers|
|Capital||Thiruvananthapuram; Old name: Trivandrum|
|Religion||Hinduism, Christianity and Islam|
|Local Time||GMT + 5.5 hrs|
|Monsoon||June – September|
|State Animal||Indian Elephant|
|State Bird||The Great Hornbill|
|State Flower||Golden shower tree|
|Major Airport||Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode and Kannur|
|No. of districts||14 [Northern: Kasargode, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram; Central: Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki; Southern: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam]|
On arrival at Cochin airport transfer to the Hotel. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Fort Cochi. Walk & see the suspended Chinese fishing nets, which were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Continue your stroll down to St Francis Church, the oldest European church in Palace. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Paradesi (also called Pardesi) Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India. Overnight in Cochin.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar (140 km – 04 hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight in Munnar.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes Photo point, Mattupetty Dam ( Optional Boat ride) ,Echo point (The natural Echo phenomenon is always happening here), Shooting point , Kundale Lake. On second half visit Visiting Tea Museum ( Monday Closed ),Blossom park Overnight stay in Munnar.
After breakfast transfer to Thekkady, On arrival check into the hotel, Rest of the day free for own activities , O/n stay at hotel.
Morning Transfer to House Boat Point Check in at houseboat. Houseboat cruise is the best way to explore the beauty of backwaters , seen in breathing green, the village slumbers by the Vembanadu Lake , Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner & Overnight stay in the House Boat.
Aleppy to Cochin Airport Drop.