On arrival at the Cochin airport or railway station, meet a Yatra representative who will assist you. Drive to the hotel from the airport or railway station.
Cochin is a vibrant coastal city, flanked by the huge Arabian Sea on one side and the dense Western Ghats on the other. This geographical position has earned it the sobriquet 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'. Cochin is the ideal starting point for exploring the diverse and serene beauty of the state. Its quaint charm is quite visible in its several colonial edifices, like St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. In addition to the above, a number of pristine beaches, placid backwaters, rich sanctuaries and moderate climate make this city a frequented tourist destination in the country.
Upon arrival at the hotel, check-in and stay overnight.
Day 2 - Drive from Cochin to Munnar (135 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast the following morning, proceed towards Munnar, which is located at an elevation of 1600 m above sea level and at the confluence of three mountain streams – Kundala, Nallathanni and Muthirapuzha. Popular for its breathtaking natural beauty and age-old structures, Munnar is one of the most-visited hill stations in Kerala. This summer resort is dotted with undulating hills, vast expanses of tea plantations, pristine rivulets and enchanting waterfalls. In addition to its natural marvels, this hill station offers diverse adventure activities like trekking and mountain biking.
Once you reach Munnar, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 - Sightseeing in Munnar
After relishing your breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Munnar. The hill station is renowned for the Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Peak. You may undertake an excursion to this park, sprawling over 97 sq km and abode to various rare animals, like the endangered Nilgiri tahr and many colourful butterflies. If you are lucky, you may see Neelakurinji plant, which blooms once in 12 years, thus, transforming the whole hill slope into blue colour. Located inside this park is the Anamudi Peak, the highest in South India. You may take a trek to the peak for adventure.
You may indulge in angling at the Gravel Banks, a popular trout-fishing site of this region.
After this interesting jaunt, return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 4 - Drive from Munnar to Kumarakom (170 km/approx. 6 hours)
Following a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a road journey to Kumarakom.
Kumarakom is a captivating backwater destination that offers tourists with ample leisure options like boating and fishing. It is also popular as a haunt of various migratory birds, including the lovely Siberian stork.
Once you reach, check-in at the hotel in Kumarakom. In the evening, enjoy a two-hour motorboat cruise on the placid Lake Vembanad (Charges applicable).
Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the hotel.
Day 5 - Drive from Kumarakom to Kovalam (160 km/approx. 6 hours)
After having breakfast, drive from Kumarakom to Kovalam, a popular beach destination.
This beach town is marked by palm-fringed beaches, ayurvedic resorts, exquisite churches and an array of eateries. Owing to these many tourist attractions, domestic and international leisure travellers flock this place.
On arrival at Kovalam, check-in at the hotel and enjoy the remaining day on the beach. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 6 - Day at Leisure in Kovalam
After your breakfast, spend the day at leisure by indulging in sport activities, such as swimming, water diving and parasailing. After trying these water sports, you may delve into a rejuvenating body massage at the ayurvedic centres or simply relax at the beaches of Kovalam. Do not forget to taste the different lip-smacking native and exotic cuisines available at the eateries of the region.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Depart from Thiruvananthapuram
Soon after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Thiruvananthapuram. From here, proceed for your onward journey.