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Tropical Beach and Backwater Tour India
Duration:          7 Nights / 8 Days
Places Covered: Cochin – Kochi-Munnar-Periyar - Kumarakom /Alleppey - Kovalam-Trivandrum-Kanyakumari

We here at TravelQShop welcome you to the exotic land of Kerala- rightly called as“Gods Own Country’, which is often heralded as heaven on earth due to its picturesque landscapes and alluring environ. Serene Golden Beaches, its enduring backwaters, palm trees, unending mountain range, heavenly hill stations etc provides a blissful leisure time and a cherishing memory to everyone who visits Kerala. This unique tour program is sure to give the best of Kerala like Evergreen Hill station, Exiting Wildlife, Pulse setting Backwater, The Golden Serene beaches and the journey to the end part.

Day 01: Kochi
Upon arrival at Kochi International Airport our representative will meet and greet you at followed by transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later if time permits proceed for a half day city sightseeing tour of Kochi. Kochi which is having the best preserved history of colonial times and the ideal way to bring it alive is to take a walk down memory lane. The major tourist attractions are Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (158 kms. – 04 hrs.)
After leisure breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to Munnar, the place where the unfolded green carpet is waiting for you. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful, a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar is the gateway of Hills in South India. On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colourful flowers in Blossom Garden. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Explore rest of the day along with the nature.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 03: Munnar – Kumarakom (200 kms. – 05 hrs.)
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to Kumarakom. Arrive at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Kumarakom is one of the few places in the world where the means for transportation is through boats. Kumarakom is blessed with the Vembanad Lake which has its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the Bird Sanctuary which lies at the edge of the grounds of an old estate where a profusion of all kinds of birds can be observed. Domestic birds such as cuckoo, wild duck, egrets, darters, herons, teal, and water fowl can be seen in abundance here, as much as can the Siberian storks which migrate to this area each year.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 04: Houseboat
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out and proceed to the boat Jetty to board the beautifully decorated houseboats and begin the enchanting backwater cruising. The backwaters of Kerala are a unique product of Kerala and are found nowhere else in the world. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters is sure to rob your heart. You’re in a watery universe, so quiet, even you can hear your own blood pumping around your head. Sparkling greens, emerald backwaters, coir-laden houseboats and magical beauty heals your mind and body as you travel to surreal Kerala. Overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Day 05: Houseboat – Kovalam (176 kms. – 05 hrs.)
Breakfast at the Houseboat. Check out and proceed to Kovalam beach. The place is the dreamland with evergreen, serene, pleasant climatic and enticing beach destination. Check in to beach resort and after some relaxing at the amidst of the comforts of your room. Spend the rest of the day at leisure watching how the everlasting sea touches the everlasting sky. Kovalam is the place where one can see the golden sand at the day time & silver sand in the night. With high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlight nights. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 06: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum City or Thiruvananthapuram literally means Ananthapuri, "the city of Ananthan", the Thiru (Great/Lord) Ananthan's Puram (City). Ananthan is the serpent Sesha on whom Padmanabhan or Vishnu reclines. The temple of Anantha, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most religious icon of the city. Other sightseeing places are Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, the name Kuthiramalika means 'palace of horses' derived from the frieze of 122 wooden horses on the exterior walls. Veli Tourist Village, which has an excellent waterfront park with a wide range of aqua entertainment facilities like fishponds, wading pools and landscaped garden. Shangumugham Beach where one can watch the amazing sunset. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 07: Kovalam - Kanyakumari (84 kms. - 02 hrs.)
Breakfast at the hotel check out and precede to Kanyakumari the land of virgin goddess. Kanyakumari an important pilgrim centre of India, it is famous for the Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanyakumari. To its South – East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all architectural styles of India. Overnight stay at hotel in Kanyakumari. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was so designed that on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (2nd October), the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where the ashes of the father of the nation were kept., Thiruvalluvar Statue, the memorial statue of Thiruvalluvar is in Kanyakumari.Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.

Day 08: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (95 kms. – 02½ hrs.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pack your baggage check out and drive back to Trivendrum airport for onward journey.