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TOUR 02 - 08 NIGHTS & 09 DAYS
Trivandrum / Kanyakumari / Alleppey / Kumarakom
/ Periyar / Munnar / Cochin


Day : 01 ARRIVAL TRIVANDRUM

Meeting & assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel .
Afternoon visit the famous Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Rebuilt in 1733, it ia an excellent example of South Indian architecture. Visit the Zoological Park (except Mondays), Napier Museum with its bronze collection,Sri Chitra Art Gallery with paintings from various schools; from countries like China, Japan, Java and Bali. (Both closed on Mon/Wed mornings.).

Day : 02 TRIVANDRUM - CAPE COMORIN (KANYA KUMARI)

Full day excursion to Kanyakumari. Kanya Kumari is the land's end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India,it is famous for the Amman Temple-a symbol of unity and sanctity-dedicated
to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. To its South-East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Overnight at Trivandrum.
Day : 03 TRIVANDRUM/ALLEPPEY/KUMARAKOM

Morning drive to Alleppey to board house boat to Kumarakom.It is an incredibly different experience to cruise in the back waters in house boats absorbing the beauty of Kerala villages. The scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of breath-taking greens & deep blues. A journey through the curving and winding backwaters of Kerala is an experience of returing to nature.

Overnight at house boat.

Day : 04 ARRIVE KUMARAKOM

Arrive Kumarakom & transfer to hotel. Kumarakom (Kottayam) is the loveliest Village in Kerala, blessed with nature's rare gifts is on the Eastern side of the vast Vembanad Lake. The lake provides facilities for boating, yachting, fishing, surf riding & swimming. Ideal picnic spot accessible by boat from here is
Pathiramanal (Midnight Sands) a lonely island in the lake. Cruise along the back-waters enjoying the bracing climate & green magic of nature.

Day : 05 KUMARAKOM/PERIYAR
Drive to Periyar & check-in at hotel. Periyar is the earliest sanctuary.
Set up in 1934, it extends to 777 square kms & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wild life can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc.
Day : 06 PERIYAR/MUNNAR
Drive to Munnar & check-in at hotel.
Munnar is situated at the confluenceof three mountains stream- Madrapizha, Nallathani & kundala. 1600 m. above sea level, the hioll station was once the summer resort of erstwhile British Govet in Douth India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes & holidays facilities make the popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forest & grassland here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi.
Day : 07 MUNNAR
Morning visits.
Overnight at hotel.
Day : 08 MUNNAR/COCHIN
Drive to Cochin & check-in at hotel.
Cochin is the natural harbour created by the famed underwater Malabar mud-banks whose quality ensures that the rougher the seas are outside the calmer the waters are within the Harbour. Vasco-de-Gama placed it on the world map. It has a Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, mosques & Hindu temples. Watch the Chinese Fishing Nets.
Day : 08 COCHIN/DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport to board flight for onward journey.
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