10 Days South India Splendors Tour

kapaleeswarar temple chennai

Tour Overview

Explore the vibrant tapestry of South India on this captivating 10-day journey. Embark from Chennai, a city steeped in history, and embark on a full-day exploration, delving into the city’s treasures like the Museum and Art Gallery, the impressive Fort St. George, and the resplendent Marina Beach. Venture forth to Madurai, a city of devotion and architectural splendor, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring Meenakshi Temple and partake in an enchanting aarti ceremony.

Traverse to Periyar, where the lush landscapes house thrilling encounters with elephants and the wilderness during a boat ride. Engage in a jeep safari through the charming hills, immersed in the aroma of spices, and connect with local tribes. Continue your journey to the serene backwaters of Kumarakom, where you’ll embark on a rejuvenating houseboat voyage.

Wind through Alleppey to the captivating Cochin, where the echoes of colonial history blend seamlessly with traditional Indian culture. Marvel at Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, and the iconic Chinese fishing nets. Immerse yourself in the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu, and savor the rich legacy of Kerala before departing from Cochin.

Duration:  10 Days / 9 Night

Places:  Chennai > Madurai > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

10 Days South India Splendors Tour from Chennai

Destinations Covered

Chennai: Begin your journey in the bustling metropolis of Chennai, a city that seamlessly blends its rich history with modernity. Explore its colonial past through the monumental Fort St. George and the ancient St. Mary’s Church within the fort complex. Stroll along the Marina Beach, one of the world’s longest urban beaches, and witness the grandeur of Kapaleeswarar Temple and San Thome Cathedral. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture at the Flower & Fruit Market and the bustling streets.

Madurai: Step into the heart of Tamil culture in Madurai, a city famous for its majestic Meenakshi Temple, a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture adorned with intricate carvings. Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a testimony to regal splendor, and experience the spirituality of the city through the divine rituals at Meenakshi Temple.

Periyar: Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Periyar National Park, where the serene Periyar Lake offers the opportunity to spot wildlife during a tranquil boat ride. Engage with elephants at an Elephant Camp, and venture on a jeep safari through spice plantations, cascading hills, and tribal villages. Feel the harmony of nature as you explore this lush paradise.

Kumarakom: Journey to the enchanting backwaters of Kumarakom, a serene paradise renowned for its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. Let the soothing backwaters, swaying palms, and picturesque landscapes wash away your worries. This is your time to relax, rejuvenate, and savor the serene ambiance.

Alleppey: Embark on a unique experience as you cruise the mesmerizing backwaters of Alleppey on a traditional houseboat. Drift through the narrow canals, catch glimpses of local life, and savor delicious cuisine onboard. Witness the magical allure of Kerala’s backwaters as you spend a day immersed in its beauty.

Cochin: Immerse yourself in Cochin’s rich heritage, where colonial influences meet local traditions. Wander through the atmospheric lanes, admire the intricate architecture of the Dutch Palace, and explore the vibrant Jewish Synagogue. Gaze upon the iconic Chinese fishing nets, take in the rhythms of Kathakali dance, and witness the ancient martial art form of Kalaripayattu.

This captivating journey through South India takes you on a diverse exploration of culture, history, spirituality, and natural beauty, offering a rich tapestry of experiences that will stay with you long after the tour concludes.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Chennai 

Chennai International Airport

You will arrive at Chennai Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal after which you would be transferred to your hotel. Check in to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai

Full day sightseeing tour of Chennai. Founded in 1639, Chennai was the site of the first settlement of the East India Company. Sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Museum and Art Gallery ( closed on Friday).

Flower & Fruit Market Chennai

Drive through the Flower & Fruit Market; visit the Fort St. George (closed on Friday), which once served as the very first bastion of the East India Company. Within the Fort complex, is also the oldest Anglican Church in India, St Mary’s Church, built in 1678-1680.

fort st. george chennai

Drive along the Marina Beach, one of the longest beaches in the world.

kapaleeswarar temple chennaiAlso visit Kapaleeswarar Temple   (temple remain closed from 1230 -1600 hours) & San Thome Cathedral, which is said to contain the remains of St. Thomas the Apostle (Doubting Thomas) and drive past the Marina Beach.

marina beach chennai

Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Chennai – Madurai (Flight) 

Breakfast at hotel. In -time transfer to airport to connect  flight to Madurai.

Arrive Madurai – Meeting and assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.

Thirumalai-Nayaka-PalaceAfternoon city tour visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and magnificent Shree Meenakshi temple – an excellent example of Dravidian architecture.

meenakshi temple madurai

Evening witness aarti ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Madurai – Periyar (Surface Drive) 

Drive to Thekkady. Arrive Periyar and check-in at hotel.

Elephant Camp periyar

Afternoon proceed for Elephant Camp – Elephant ride, bathing, washing, feeding, commanding and timber dragging.

Day 05: Periyar 

Early morning proceed for the boat ride in the Park for wildlife viewing.


Return for the breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon enjoy jeep safari to Ottakathalemedu Cross hills (approx 1500 meters above sea level).

Spice Plantation PeriyarDrive through cardamom coffee, pepper plantation to chellarcovil mettu  (1200 meters high from sea level). A small walk though the area (Black Tea/ cardamom tea & local snack served on the hill). En-route visiting the spice plantations cardamom, pepper, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla  and different spices.

tribal village periyarVisit Tribal village during the Jeep Safari.  Stay overnight at hotel/ resort.

Day 06: Periyar – Kumarakom (Surface Drive)

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom – the spectacular and inviting backwater destination. Arrive at Kumarakom by noon. Check-in to your hotel.

KumarakomThe rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beauty of the natural surrounding and serenity of the beaches. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Kumarakom – Alleppey (HouseBoat)

Breakfast at Hotel. By noon board Houseboat from resort jetty.


Lunch on board, cruise through the canals, witness the  serenity of the surroundings and the local lifestyle. Dinner on board.

Day 08: Alleppey – Cochin (Surface Drive) 

Awake early to experience a magical backwater morning. Breakfast on board Houseboat.

Disembark Houseboat (around 0930 hours) at Alleppey, where you will be met and transferred to Cochin, a short drive away. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon is free for individual activities.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Cochin is a fascinating blend of medieval Portugal, Holland, an English country village and the local tropical Malabar culture. Here you see the India’s oldest church, old fashioned Chinese fishing nets, a classical Indian dance performance and five hundred year old Portuguese houses as you tour Cochin, a quiet seaside city in Kerala found here. Kathakali-dance

Evening witness Kathakali Dance performance in regular theater. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Cochin 

Mattancherry Dutch PalacePost breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin visiting the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays).


Also visit the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Santa Cruz Church with its pastel colored interior and carved wooden panels.

St. Francis Church

Also witness the traditional martial of South India – Kalaripayattu.  Kalaripayattu is the oldest martial art form of Kerala in South India, is formed by the combination of two words Kalari means school, gymnasium and Payattu means to fight or exercise. This unique martial art form is said to be more than 2000 years old.

kalaripayattu danceStay overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Cochin 

In-time transfer from hotel to airport to board onward flight.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q1: What are the main destinations covered in this tour?
A1: This tour covers Chennai, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Cochin in South India.

Q2: What attractions can I expect to see in Chennai?
A2: In Chennai, you can explore attractions like the Fort St. George, St. Mary’s Church, Marina Beach, Kapaleeswarar Temple, and San Thome Cathedral.

Q3: What is the highlight of Madurai?
A3: The highlight of Madurai is the magnificent Meenakshi Temple, an excellent example of Dravidian architecture, and the Thirumalai Nayak Palace.

Q4: What experiences can I enjoy in Periyar?
A4: In Periyar, you can engage with elephants at an Elephant Camp, go on a boat ride on Periyar Lake for wildlife viewing, and take a jeep safari through spice plantations and tribal villages.

Q5: What is special about Kumarakom?
A5: Kumarakom is known for its enchanting backwaters, serene surroundings, and picturesque landscapes, providing a perfect setting for relaxation.

Q6: How can I experience the backwaters of Alleppey?
A6: You can experience the backwaters of Alleppey by boarding a traditional houseboat, where you’ll cruise through narrow canals, witness local life, and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

Q7: What attractions await in Cochin?
A7: Cochin offers attractions like the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and the chance to witness Kathakali dance and Kalaripayattu martial art.

Q8: How do I explore these destinations?
A8: You’ll explore these destinations through guided tours, sightseeing, boat rides, safaris, and immersive cultural experiences.

Q9: What are the key activities in this tour?
A9: Key activities include visiting temples, experiencing backwaters on a houseboat, wildlife viewing, exploring historic sites, and witnessing traditional performances.

Q10: How does the tour end?
A10: The tour concludes in Cochin, where you can enjoy a final sightseeing tour before departing for your onward journey.

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9 Days Scenic Kerala Tour

Elephant Camp periyar

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes of Kerala with this meticulously crafted tour. Beginning in the vibrant city of Cochin, often referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea,” you’ll experience the blend of history and culture that defines this coastal gem. Delve into the city’s rich heritage with visits to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and witness the mesmerizing Kathakali dance performance.

From Cochin, your voyage continues to the picturesque haven of Munnar, nestled amidst lush tea plantations and serene valleys. The idyllic charm of Munnar paints an exquisite backdrop for relaxation and exploration, with possible visits to the Tea Museum and Eravikulam National Park. Journeying to Periyar, you’ll be immersed in the wild allure of the Periyar National Park, home to diverse wildlife and a breathtaking artificial lake.

An evening boat ride on Lake Periyar offers an intimate glimpse into this natural paradise. Your adventure then takes you to the tranquil village of Kumarakom, set on the stunning Vembanad Lake, where vibrant flora, fauna, and a laid-back lifestyle create a serene atmosphere. A scenic drive to Alleppey introduces you to the iconic Kettuvallams, traditional houseboats that navigate the enchanting backwaters of Kerala, offering an immersive experience.

The journey concludes in the coastal haven of Kovalam, known for its pristine beaches and stunning landscapes. Here, you can unwind by the shore or choose to explore nearby attractions like Kanyakumari. This Kerala odyssey culminates in Trivandrum, leaving you with cherished memories of a journey that seamlessly blends cultural exploration and serene relaxation.

Duration:  9 Days / 8 Nights

Places:  Cochin > Munnar > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Kovalam > Trivandrum

9 Days Scenic Kerala Tour from Cochin

Destinations Covered

Cochin: Cochin, also known as Kochi, welcomes you with its rich history and vibrant culture. This coastal city in Kerala has been a melting pot of various cultures and influences over the centuries. Explore the Dutch Palace, an architectural marvel showcasing Kerala’s traditional craftsmanship, and witness the Jewish Synagogue’s intricate designs. St. Francis Church, one of India’s oldest European churches, narrates tales of the Portuguese colonial era. Don’t miss the captivating Kathakali dance performance, a traditional art form that combines storytelling with vivid facial expressions and elaborate costumes.

Munnar: Munnar, a picturesque hill station, welcomes you with its emerald tea plantations, misty mountains, and serene landscapes. Located at an altitude of 6000 feet, Munnar’s breathtaking beauty earned it the moniker “God’s Own Country.” The Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, offers a glimpse into the region’s diverse wildlife. The Tea Museum showcases the history of tea cultivation in the region, where the aroma of spice-scented air enhances the tranquil atmosphere.

Periyar: Periyar, also known as Thekkady, boasts the lush Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, where a pristine artificial lake adds to the natural charm. The park’s dense forests and diverse flora and fauna, including the iconic wild elephants, offer a unique wilderness experience. A serene boat ride on Lake Periyar allows you to observe animals as they come to the water’s edge. The region’s spice plantations add an aromatic dimension to your journey.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom’s charm lies in its serene village atmosphere and the vast expanse of Vembanad Lake. This cluster of islands is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, as migratory species flock to its bird sanctuary. The tranquil backwaters and lush surroundings provide a peaceful retreat. The lifestyle of the locals, their traditional dress, and their simple yet wholesome cuisine offer a glimpse into Kerala’s cultural fabric.

Alleppey: Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, unveils the iconic Kettuvallams or traditional houseboats that glide along its intricate network of backwaters. These houseboats, crafted without the use of nails, offer a unique way to explore the tranquil waterways surrounded by lush landscapes. As you drift through the coconut palm-fringed canals, you’ll experience the essence of Kerala’s serene countryside.

Kovalam: Kovalam, a coastal haven, welcomes you with its golden beaches and tranquil surroundings. The three crescent-shaped beaches, each separated by rocky formations, create a breathtaking coastline. Kovalam’s lively yet laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal destination for relaxation. The famous Lighthouse Beach offers stunning views and vibrant beachside activities, providing the perfect blend of leisure and exploration.

Trivandrum: Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, marks the culmination of your journey. The capital city of Kerala offers a mix of modernity and tradition. Explore its historic sites like Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a revered Hindu shrine, and the majestic Napier Museum that houses a remarkable collection of art and artifacts. Trivandrum’s vibrant culture, bustling markets, and impressive architecture leave a lasting impression as you bid farewell to this enriching Kerala experience.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1- Cochin 

You will arrive at Cochin International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the Arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.


Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Kochi chinese fishnets

Later sightseeing tour of Cochin. Sightseeing includes the visit of Cochin: Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Friday), St Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets Evening Kathakali dance performance.


Mattancherry Dutch Palace


Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin

Day 2 – In Cochin – Munnar (140 kms/4 Hours) 

Drive from Cochin-Munnar.

tea gardens munnar

Munnar – is breathtakingly beautiful – a haven of peace and tranquility – the idyllic tourist destination in God’s own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations – pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests – aroma of spice scented cool air – yes! Munnar has all these and more. It’s the place you would love to visit.

Upon arrival in Munnar check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own

Overnight stay in Munnar

Day 3 – In Munnar 

The day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Optional possible visit’s: Tea Museum, Eravilkulum National Park

eravikulam national park munnar
eravikulam national park munnar
echo point munnar
echo point munnar

Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar

Day 4 – Munnar – Periyar (50 kms/Approx. 1 Hours 20 mins) 

Drive from Munnar to Periyar.


The drive to Periyar is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 km² (300 sq. miles), of which 360 km (139 sq. miles) is thick evergreen forest. This Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park.

PeriyarThe greatest attraction of Periyar is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Thekkady is also considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.Upon arrival in Periyar check-in at hotel.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Evening boat ride at Lake Periyar for Game Viewing.


Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.

Day 5 – Periyar – Kumarakom (117 kms/2 Hours 30 mins) 

Drive from Periyar to Kumarakom.

Upon arrival in Kumarakom check-in at hotel.

The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanadu Lake in Kerala. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is noted for its bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit.


The Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater in Kerala, is also habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with Karimeen, Shrimp and Prawns. It is a major tourist attraction.The gorgeous green of the fringed palms ripple in the blue waters and blend into wavelets. The people on the banks of Vembanadu Lake are generally peace-loving and follow a neat and healthy lifestyle. Their dressing is immaculate, usually spotless whites. The food mainly consists of rice and fish. Fish is a very important item in their menu for lunch and dinner.


Day 6 – Kumarakom – Alleppey (33 kms/Approx 40 mins) 

Drive from Kumarakom to Alleppey.


Kettuvallams, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colorful backwaters of Kerala. The wood commonly used to make Kettuvallams is ‘Anhili’, which is found in abundance in central Travancore area. Large planks are tied together using hand made coir ropes and beaten coconut fibers. kettuvallamThis gives the Kettuvallams enough strength to withstand heavy waves in the sea. Kettuvallams are built entirely without the use of nails. It requires great skill and adroitness to construct these giant boats by tying huge planks of jack wood together. The boats are applied with fish oil and cashew nut oil and left to cure for days. With careful maintenance, they last for generations.

Upon arrival embark the Houseboat.

Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 7 – Alleppey – Kovalam (175 kms/Approx. 4 Hours) 

Drive from Alleppey to Kovalam

kovalam keralaKovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort. Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southernmost part of lighthouse beach.

Upon arrival in Kovalam check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach on your own.

Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 8 – In Kovalam 

Day free to relax by the beach.. else you have option of full day excursion to Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari kerala

Overnight stay at hotel in Kovalam.

Day 9 – Kovalam – Trivandrum (17 kms/Approx 20 mins)/Onward 

Today on time drive to Trivandrum airport to connect the flight for Onward journey

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

q: What is the starting point of the tour?
a: The tour starts in Cochin, also known as Kochi, a vibrant city in the state of Kerala.

q: What are the key attractions in Cochin?
a: Cochin offers a variety of attractions, including the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the captivating Kathakali dance performance.

q: What is the highlight of Munnar?
a: Munnar’s breathtaking beauty, with its tea plantations, misty mountains, and serene landscapes, is the highlight of the visit.

q: What can I experience in Periyar?
a: In Periyar, you can explore the Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, take a boat ride on Lake Periyar, and enjoy the region’s spice plantations.

q: What is unique about Kumarakom?
a: Kumarakom’s uniqueness lies in its cluster of islands, Vembanad Lake, and bird sanctuary, offering a tranquil escape into Kerala’s natural beauty.

q: What are Kettuvallams?
a: Kettuvallams are traditional houseboats in Alleppey that allow you to explore the region’s backwaters in a unique and serene manner.

q: What is the main attraction of Kovalam?
a: Kovalam’s main attraction is its stunning coastline, featuring three crescent-shaped beaches and a mix of leisure and vibrant beachside activities.

q: What can I explore in Trivandrum?
a: In Trivandrum, you can visit historic sites like Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Napier Museum, experiencing a blend of modernity and tradition.

q: What is the best time to visit Kerala?
a: The best time to visit Kerala is during the winter months, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor activities.

q: What kind of transportation is used during the tour?
a: The tour includes surface drives between destinations and the option to fly between cities for longer distances, ensuring comfortable and efficient travel throughout the itinerary.

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7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour


Tour Overview

Explore the wonders of South India in this comprehensive tour that takes you on a captivating journey through the cultural and natural gems of the region. Beginning in the vibrant city of Cochin, now known as Kochi, immerse yourself in the blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy. Witness the legacy of various influences as you visit the Jewish Synagogue, the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, the intricate Mattanchery Dutch Palace, and the revered St. Francis Church.

Embark on a scenic drive to the serene Periyar, where the lush Western Ghats house a rich array of rare animals, birds, and plants. Relax in the tranquil ambiance of Periyar and set sail on a mesmerizing boat ride along the picturesque Periyar Lake, providing glimpses of wildlife against the backdrop of natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the fragrant world of spices as you explore a spice plantation, gaining insight into Kerala’s aromatic treasures.

Next, journey to the enchanting realm of Kumarakom, a cluster of serene islands on the Vembanad Lake. Indulge in the tranquility and breathtaking views as you unwind in this idyllic setting. A short drive away, you’ll be captivated by the allure of Alleppey, where you’ll embark on a unique houseboat adventure along meandering canals and backwaters. Traverse through paddy fields, witness coconut palm groves, and experience the captivating simplicity of village life.

Your unforgettable journey concludes as you return to Cochin, where you’ll bid adieu to the mesmerizing landscapes and cultural treasures of South India. This tour promises a seamless blend of relaxation, exploration, and discovery, leaving you with cherished memories of this captivating region.

Duration:  7 Days / 6 Nights

Places:  Cochin > Periyar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

7 Days Cochin Periyar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Destinations Covered

Cochin (Kochi): A fascinating blend of history, culture, and modernity, Cochin welcomes you with open arms. Explore the Jewish Synagogue with its intricate design, the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets that adorn the shoreline, and the historically significant Mattanchery Dutch Palace, offering a glimpse into the region’s colonial past. St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, adds a touch of spirituality to your visit.

Periyar: Nestled in the Western Ghats, Periyar is a nature lover’s paradise. The serene Periyar Lake offers a unique boat ride experience where you might spot a variety of wildlife along its shores. Discover the secrets of spice plantations during your visit and immerse yourself in the vibrant green landscapes that make this region so enchanting.

Kumarakom: This tranquil cluster of islands set against the backdrop of Vembanad Lake provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Kumarakom offers a serene setting to unwind and rejuvenate, surrounded by the beauty of Kerala’s backwaters and lush greenery.

Alleppey (Alappuzha): Known as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey is famous for its picturesque backwaters. Embarking on a houseboat cruise here is a unique experience, allowing you to float through serene canals, past paddy fields, and beneath swaying coconut palms. Immerse yourself in the simplicity of village life and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the waterways.

Houseboat Experience: Cruising on a traditional Kettuvallam houseboat is the highlight of this tour. As you glide through Alleppey’s intricate network of canals, you’ll witness the harmonious coexistence of nature and human life. The houseboat provides a comfortable and unique way to explore Kerala’s backwaters, offering glimpses of local culture and captivating landscapes.

Cultural and Religious Heritage: This tour brings you closer to South India’s rich cultural and religious heritage. From the historic St. Francis Church to the elegant Jewish Synagogue and the splendid Dutch Palace, you’ll experience the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the region over centuries.

Spice Plantation: Discover the aromatic world of spices during your visit to a spice plantation in Periyar. Gain insight into the cultivation and processing of a variety of spices, which have been an integral part of Kerala’s history and cuisine.

Overall, this tour takes you on a journey through South India’s enchanting landscapes, cultural treasures, and natural wonders, providing a well-rounded experience that balances relaxation, exploration, and immersion in the region’s unique charm.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01 – Arrive Cochin

Upon arrival in Cochin new name Kochi you will be met and transferred to hotel.


Afternoon free to relax or to do your own activities

Overnight:  hotel in Cochin

Day 02 – Cochin

At 0900 hrs you will be taken for morning city tour of Cochin visiting Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Net & Mattanchery Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church.

Kochi chinese fishnets


Mattancherry Dutch Palace

Afternoon free to relax

Overnight :  Hotel in Cochin

Day 03 – Cochin / Periyar (195 kms, 5 hours drive)

At 0845 hrs you will be driven from Cochin to Periyar (a few miles away from civilization, there is a place, the abode of many rare animals, birds and plants in the western ghats in Kerala, the land of green magic) and checkin at hotel.


Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  hotel in Periyar

Day 04  – Periyar 

At 0630 hrs, you will be taken for a Boatride (public boat sharing with other passengers) to view wildlife on the bank of Periyar Lake.

Boat Ride in Lake Periyar

At 1130 hrs you will taken for spice plantation tour.

Spice Plantation Periyar

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight :  Hotel in Periyar

Day 05 – Periyar / Kumarakom (135 kms, 3 hours drive)

At 0945 hrs you will be driven from Periyar to Kumarakom – a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and checkin at hotel.


Rest of the day free to relax.

Overnight :  Hotel in Kumarakom

Day 06 – Kumarakom / Alleppey (20 kms, 30 minutes drive)

 At 1130 hrs you will be driven from Kumarakom to Alleppey Jetty Point (when someone steps aboard a Kettuvallam, they step back into history, for these “moving masterpiece” have been plying the inland waterways of southwest India for untold centuries) and checkin at house boat.


Your houseboat will move slowly thru’ narrow canals & backwater where you will see paddy fields, temples, churches, coconut palm trees, island etc.


Overnight :  Houseboat in Alleppey

Day 07 – Alleppey/ Cochin (90 kms, 2 hrs drive)

At 1000 hrs your houseboat will reach Jetty point and then driven from Alleppey to Cochin Airport.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q1: What is the duration of this tour?
A1: The tour spans over a duration of 7 days, allowing you to explore the captivating destinations of Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Trichy, and Madurai.

Q2: What attractions can I expect to see in Cochin?
A2: Cochin offers a rich blend of attractions, including the Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattanchery Dutch Palace, and the historic St. Francis Church.

Q3: What unique experience does the houseboat cruise in Alleppey offer?
A3: The houseboat cruise in Alleppey provides a chance to float through Kerala’s tranquil backwaters, passing by paddy fields, coconut palms, and village life, offering a serene and immersive experience.

Q4: What is the significance of Periyar?
A4: Periyar, nestled in the Western Ghats, is known for its lush landscapes and Periyar Lake. It offers wildlife viewing opportunities and insight into spice plantations.

Q5: What cultural gems are explored during this tour?
A5: You’ll explore cultural treasures like the St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, and Dutch Palace, offering a glimpse into the historical and religious fabric of the region.

Q6: What can I expect in Trichy and Madurai?
A6: In Trichy, visit the impressive Rock Fort Temple and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. In Madurai, the Meenakshi Temple showcases intricate carvings and vibrant ceremonies.

Q7: How do I get a taste of local life?
A7: The houseboat cruise and visits to spice plantations provide opportunities to interact with local communities and gain insights into their way of life.

Q8: What’s the best way to explore Kumarakom?
A8: Kumarakom, a cluster of islands, offers a tranquil escape by the Vembanad Lake, perfect for relaxation amidst lush greenery.

Q9: Can you elaborate on the boatride on Periyar Lake?
A9: The boatride allows you to view wildlife along the shores of Periyar Lake, providing a chance to spot various animals and birds amidst the scenic Western Ghats.

Q10: How can I explore the backwaters of Kerala?
A10: The houseboat experience in Alleppey offers a unique way to explore Kerala’s intricate network of canals, providing a serene journey through the heart of the backwaters.

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6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

tea gardens munnar

Tour Overview

Embark on a serene journey through South India’s enchanting landscapes with this tour. Begin your adventure in Cochin, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural tapestry during an afternoon city tour. A tranquil evening boat ride by Sagar Rani allows you to absorb Cochin’s unique charm.

Proceed to Munnar, a picturesque hill station adorned with sprawling tea gardens, where you’ll enjoy the beauty of its landscapes. Explore Munnar’s tea estates, visit Mettupatty Dam for a boat ride, and relish the beauty of Echo Point and Kundala Lake. The journey continues to Kumarakom, where you’ll indulge in a relaxing waterside cruise at a delightful resort on the scenic Vembanad Lake. A shift to Alleppey takes you to a tranquil retreat on a houseboat, offering an afternoon cruise through backwater canals and coir villages.

Conclude your tour by disembarking at the Alleppey Boat Jetty and being transferred to Cochin airport for your departure to your onward destination, leaving you with cherished memories of your South Indian sojourn.

Duration:  6 days / 5 nights

Places:  Cochin > Munnar > Kumarakom > Alleppey > Cochin

6 Days Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Alleppey Tour

Destinations Covered

Cochin: Cochin, also known as Kochi, serves as the gateway to your South Indian journey. This historic port city boasts a rich cultural tapestry that reflects its diverse influences over the centuries. With a captivating blend of modernity and tradition, Cochin’s city tour takes you through its bustling streets, showcasing its colonial-era architecture, vibrant markets, and iconic landmarks like the Fort Kochi area, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and the enchanting Chinese Fishing Nets. An evening boat ride on the serene waters of Sagar Rani offers a glimpse of Cochin’s tranquil beauty, setting the stage for the adventures to come.

Munnar: Nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant landscapes, Munnar presents a picture-perfect hill station retreat. Renowned for its sprawling tea gardens that carpet the undulating terrain, Munnar’s charm lies in its pristine beauty and rejuvenating ambiance. Exploring the tea estates provides an insight into the tea-making process while offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. The visit to Mettupatty Dam for a boat ride, the echo-inducing Echo Point, and the tranquil Kundala Lake showcases Munnar’s natural beauty and serenity.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom, situated on the banks of the serene Vembanad Lake, beckons with its lush backwaters and captivating landscapes. The waters cruise at an exotic resort offers a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. Embrace the tranquility as you glide through the backwaters, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature. Kumarakom’s charm lies in its ability to provide a serene escape from the bustling world, allowing you to unwind and recharge.

Alleppey: Known as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey is synonymous with the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. Here, you’ll embark on a unique experience by checking into a traditional houseboat, where you’ll spend the night floating on the calm waters. The backwaters cruise takes you through a labyrinth of canals, passing by picturesque coir villages and providing an intimate glimpse into the everyday life of the region’s inhabitants. The experience offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and relaxation.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 01:  Cochin

Arrive Cochin. Airport / Railway Station, transfer to hotel.


Afternoon city tour of Cochin.

Jewish-Synagogue-Cochin Spice market Cochin Kochi chinese fishnets in twilight Kochi, Kerala. Fort Kochin, K

Evening boat ride by Sagar Rani.

sagar rani boat ride cochin

Overnight Stay at the hotel

Day 02: Cochin –Munnar (130 kms. /4 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Munnar, popular hill stations in Southern India known for its sprawling tea gardens.

tea gardens munnar

Evening at leisure. Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Munnar 

After breakfast, drive through the tea estates and visit Mettupatty Dam to enjoy a boat ride, Echo point, Kundala Lake.

echo point munnar

kundala lake munnar

Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Munnar – Kumarakom (141 kms. /3.5 hrs.)

After breakfast, proceed to Kumarakom. Afternoon waters cruise at the exotic resort situated on the picturesque Vembanad Lake.


Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Kumarakom – Alleppey (36 kms.)

Post breakfast, drive to Alleppey Check into House Boat. Afternoon Back waters Cruise through the canals & coir villages.


Overnight Stay at House Boat.

Day 06: Alleppey – Cochin 

Morning disembark at the Alleppey Boat Jetty.

Alleppey Boat Jetty

Transfer to Cochin airport for departure to onward destination.

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

q: What is the starting point of the tour?
a: The tour begins in Cochin, also known as Kochi, which serves as the gateway to your South Indian journey.

q: What is the highlight of the Cochin city tour?
a: The Cochin city tour includes exploring historic landmarks such as Fort Kochi, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and experiencing the unique sight of Chinese Fishing Nets.

q: What is the main attraction of Munnar?
a: Munnar is renowned for its sprawling tea gardens, offering panoramic views and a chance to learn about the tea-making process. The Mettupatty Dam, Echo Point, and Kundala Lake also showcase its natural beauty.

q: What is the significance of Kumarakom?
a: Kumarakom is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake and is known for its lush backwaters. It offers a serene waters cruise at an exotic resort, allowing travelers to unwind amidst natural beauty.

q: What is unique about Alleppey?
a: Alleppey, often called the “Venice of the East,” offers a distinct experience of staying in a traditional houseboat. The backwaters cruise takes you through canals and coir villages, offering a blend of nature and culture.

q: What does the backwaters cruise in Alleppey offer?
a: The backwaters cruise in Alleppey provides an intimate glimpse into the daily life of the region’s inhabitants as you glide through the calm waters, surrounded by lush greenery.

q: How does the tour end?
a: The tour concludes in Cochin, where you’ll disembark from the houseboat at the Alleppey Boat Jetty. You’ll then be transferred to the Cochin airport for your departure to your onward destination.

q: What is the main theme of this tour?
a: The tour’s main theme is to explore the serene beauty of South India, including historic sites, hill stations, tea gardens, and tranquil backwaters.

q: How long is the duration of the tour?
a: The tour is designed to be a 6-day journey, offering a well-rounded experience of Cochin, Munnar, Kumarakom, and Alleppey.

q: What kind of experience can travelers expect from this tour?
a: Travelers can expect a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation as they immerse themselves in the historic sites, tea estates, and backwaters of South India.

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