Places to Visit : Kovalam - Madurai - Thekkady (Periyar) - munnar - Kottayam - Kochi

Duration : 12 Days/11 Nights

Day 1: Kovalam - Arrive in Trivandrum, transfer to nearby Kovalam, the finest beach in South India.

Days 2-3: Kovalam - Two days at leisure to laze in the sun, enjoy the sea or try an Ayurvedic massage. The bare rocks and the sandy beaches of Kerala create some stunning settings at sunrise and sunsets and it is still possible to watch the fishermen bringing in the night's catch if you get down to the beach in the early morning.

Day 4: Madurai - Drive to Madurai, one of the most lively and exotic temple cities in the south.

Day 5: Madurai - The famous temple dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi has 33 million sculptures to arrest your attention. The life of the temple is absolutely absorbing and many visitors find themselves drawn back at several different times of the day.

Day 6: Thekkady (Periyar) - The Periyar Wildlife Reserve, centred on a vast lake, is home to elephants, sambar, wild pig, flying squirrel and over 260 species of birdlife. There is an option to take a boat ride on this lake to observe the rich wildlife.

Day 7: Munnar - Set in dramatic mountain scenery, Munnar has some of the world's highest tea growing estates and forest that is still rich in wildlife

Day 8: Munnar - Superb hike through the Rajamalai National Park with the tallest peak of South India, the Annaimudi (2,695m) in the background.

Day 9: Kottayam - The road to Kottayam passes through tea and rubber plantations. Cardamom is grown in lightly shaded areas as is ginger, coffee and pepper.

Day 10: Kerala Backwaters - A boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala. This journey affords a glimpse of a people whose life centres on the water as we cross shallow lakes and pass settlements along our route. Enjoy Kerala backwater travel, our day ends in Kochi.

Day 11: Kochi (Cochin) - Time to explore Fort Cochin, the harbour and islands with so many reminders of the city's colonial past.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport to connect your flight for next destination.


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