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Kerala Overview Tours ( 6 Nights, 7 Days )
Day 01 Trivandrum and Kovalam
Arrive at Trivandrum .You will be received at the airport/station and taken to Kovalam, the beach resort of South India enriched with the greenery of coconut palms and laced with golden sands. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day you are free to relax or enjoy your day at the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Trivandrum and Kumarakom
After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing at Trivandrum. This tour will take you to Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Horse Palace, the magnificent wooden palace constructed by the Travancore Maharajas now converted into a museum, Zoo, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier museum. After lunch, proceed to Kumarakom which has a panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands and extensive rubber plantations. On arrival check into backwater resort built in traditional Kerala style. In the evening you can opt for a Country Canoe ride through the narrow canals and cruise through the backwaters. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 03 Thekkady
After breakfast, drive to Periyar (Thekkady). A scenic journey through the past mist capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands lined with spectacular waterfalls and delightful trekking trails. Check into the hotel. In the evening you can go for a boat cruise in the lake to watch wild animals. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 04 Thekkady
After breakfast, you can set out for a walk through the plantations filled with the heady fragrance of fresh spice. A boat safari on the Periyar lake extends a life time's chance to spot exotic wildlife in it's natural habitat. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 05 Cochin
In the morning drive to Cochin. On arrival at the "Queen of The Arabian Sea", check into the hotel. After lunch proceed for city tour covering Jewish Synagogue-Built in 1568 the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth stands, adorned by hundreds of exquisite hand-painted Chinese tiles in blue and white. St Francis Church, originally built out of wood in 1503 and thus earning fame as the oldest European Church in India (Vasco de Gama was buried here). Dutch Palace-As you climb it's stone steps, you enter a different world of Palanquins and heraldry, jewels and rich murals. Walk around the cobbled streets. In the evening you are free for shopping. Late evening enjoy a Kathakali dance show or sunset tour. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 Marari
Leave for Marari, a beautiful location for exploring the marvellous backwaters where the tranquility and the stunning scenery gives the feeling of being transported back in time and leaves one with a superbly relaxing and inspiring experience. Activities here include cycling, beach activities, visit to a fishing village and coir factory. This place also offers a chance to practice yoga, country canoe rides etc. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 07 Departure
Transfer to Cochin Railway Station/Airport to connect Train/Flight for your return journey.