The Great Golden Triangle

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Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kovalam and Kanyakumari - 8 nights & 9 days

Starting Point: Kochi
Ending Point:Trivandrum

Day 01: Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival in Cochin Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel, overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Cochin - Munnar

Post breakfast drive to Munnar. Munnar is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. The word "Munnar" means three rivers. 3 mountain streams (Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala) are joining together here. During the British rule in India, Munnar was the summer resort of the Government officials. The natural beauty, calmness and mild cold climate throughout the year make it a favorite tourist destination. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. The tea estates, hills, lakes and forests inside Munnar range encompass its beauty. The Munnar hills are covered by tea plants, which give a feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Later visit the Rajmalai Wild Life sanctuary - this is the only sanctuary in India where Indian Ibex's are found, followed by a visit to Kannan Devan Hills. From here you can have a panoramic view of Munnar Tea Estates & the Lake of Munnar.

Day 03: Munnar

After breakfast you can opt to visit Mattupetty famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm, followed by a visit to Pothamedu which offers an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Later visit Devikulam (7 km from Munnar). This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral water and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Munnar.

Day 04: Munnar Thekkady

After an early breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to the wildlife sanctuary at Periyar/Thekkady and check in at the Hotel/Resort. Go on an evening game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which include elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar etc, and quite a lot of unique birds can also be spotted. Later, come back to the hotel; relax & enjoy your stay overnight.

Day 05: Thekkday Alleppey

After breakfast, proceed to Alleppey. Check in at the houseboat. Enjoy the magic of backwaters by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 22 hours in your floating villa, getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters; a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sunset & stay overnight on the houseboat.

Day 06: Alleppey Kovalam

After breakfast check out at 10 00 clock and proceed to Kovalam. Check in at the resort, rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort in Kovalam.

Day 07: Kovalam

After a leisurely breakfast proceed for a half day sightseeing of Trivandrum. Evening is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.

Day 08: Kovalam Kanyakumari

In the morning proceed for a tour of Kanyakumari, (90 kms / 1 hrs). On the way you can visit the Padmanabhapuram Palace & Suchindram Temple. Arrive in Kanyakumari in the afternoon. Visit Vivekanada Rock, Gandhi Memorial etc. Evening - watch the sunset at the beach. Later drive back to Kovalam. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 09: Kanyakumari Trivandrum

After breakfast, check out and proceed to Trivandrum. Depart as per schedule from Trivandrum by train/flight back home. Tour Ends.



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