8. From Cochin: 8 Days Kerala Tour Package with Houseboat Stay
Day 1: Arrival Cochin Once you reach the Cochin airport or the railway station. Move to your hotel. After getting freshened up, have your lunch and leave for sightseeing. Go across the Cochin Harbor, where you will visit attractions like Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace, and India's oldest European Church, St. Francis Church. After enjoying the sightseeing, you will return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 2: Cochin - Munnar Once you have finished your breakfast, leave by road for Munnar. En route, you will enjoy the fantastic view of the lush tea plantations and Cardamom Hills. Finally, reach Munnar and check in at the resort. After lunch, move out of your room to trek around the tea estates. You will come to your hotel and enjoy a tasty dinner as the sun gets down.Overnight in Munnar. Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing Tour The next morning set out early morning to visit the Eravikulam National Park. During your wildlife safari and other animal species, you will spot a rare mountain goat locally called the Nilgiri Tahr. Next in line is visiting the Mattupetty Dam and the Dairy Farm. After lunch, you will also explore Old Munnar Town and the market. Finally, have an overnight stay at the hotel. Day 4: Munnar - Thekkady The 4th day of this Kerala tour simultaneously gives you a dose of thrill and fun. After breakfast, hit the road to reach Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Once you arrive there, check into a jungle lodge or resort. Enjoy the surrounding lush nature for a while. After lunch, embark on a boat safari on the Periyar Lake in the park. While boat riding, you will spot several wildlife species such as deer, elephants, monkeys, wild boar, and various avifauna species. Back to the lodge/resort for an overnight stay. Day 5: Thekkady - Kumarakom Post breakfast on the 5th day; begin your road journey for Kumarakom. On the way, you are going to enjoy the picturesque locations. On arrival, check into a hotel alongside Vembanad Lake. Enjoy the natural beauty around. In the evening, venture out of your room and stroll around the lake or the nearby locations. If you want, you can also indulge in boat riding. After enjoying the day, you will return to your hotel to stay overnight. Day 6: Kumarakom to Alleppey Today after breakfast, you will be transported by road to Alleppey. Once you reach Alleppey, go on board a houseboat. Treat your eyes to the blissful nature around. During your journey on this luxury cruise, you will cruise along the calm nearby villages, paddy fields, etc. Observe the mesmerizing sunset too. Overnight stay on the houseboat. Day 7: Alleppey - Cochin In the morning, after having your breakfast, de-board the houseboat and hit the road to reach Cochin. Complete the check-in formalities once you arrive. In the first phase, you explored the monumental attractions of the city; the second phase is fixed for exploring the famous markets of Cochin (Kochi). After that, you can shop for some unique handicrafts and silk clothes. Finally, spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay. Day 8: Departure Today is the last day you will get an on-time transfer to the Cochin Airport or the Railway station for the journey to your onward destination. So take back some beautiful memories and leave behind your grievances to make a new beginning.