Must See Places of Kerala & Tamilnadu with Kovalam Beach
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting landscapes of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Discover the must-see places, from the historic city of Cochin to the serene backwaters of Alleppey. Explore the wildlife sanctuary of Thekkady and the scenic hill station of Munnar. Visit the cultural hub of Madurai and the ancient temples of Thanjavur. Immerse yourself in spirituality at Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari, and unwind at the pristine beaches of Kovalam. Experience the rich heritage, natural beauty, and warm hospitality of South India on this unforgettable private tour.
Day 1: Arrive Cochin
Upon your arrival at Cochin airport, our representative will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, spend the evening enjoying a captivating Kathakali show, a traditional dance performance.
Day 2: Cochin - Alleppey (60kms)
Start your day with a city tour of Cochin. Visit the historical attractions of Fort Cochin, including St. Francis Church and the iconic Chinese fishing nets. Explore the Jewish Synagogue and the exquisite Dutch Palace in Mattancherry. Later, transfer to Alleppey and board a houseboat to cruise through the enchanting backwaters, surrounded by tropical countryside.
Day 3: Alleppey - Thekkady (160kms)
Disembark from the houseboat and proceed to Thekkady. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and in the evening, witness a thrilling Martial Arts and Kathakali Dance show.
Day 4: Thekkady
Embark on a boat ride through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for various wildlife species such as tigers, elephants, lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards, and Indian bison. Later, enjoy a spice plantation tour to see the cultivation of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and coffee.
Day 5: Thekkady - Munnar (100kms)
Depart for Munnar, a scenic hill station nestled in the Western Ghats. Enroute, visit Ramakkalmedu and continue your drive to Munnar. Check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Munnar
Explore the natural beauty of Munnar as you visit Pothamedu, offering panoramic views of the tea and coffee plantations. Proceed to Mattupetty dam and enjoy a boat ride. Visit Rajamala hill, famous for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, and Eravikulam National Park, home to various flora and fauna. Stop by the Mattupedi Dairy Farm, Echo Point, and the Tea Museum to learn about the tea-making process.
Day 7: Munnar - Madurai (160kms)
Leave Munnar behind and drive to Madurai. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and then visit the renowned Meenakshi Temple, a significant pilgrimage site. Explore the Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, known for its architectural splendor, and visit the sacred Alagar Koil and Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple. Also, make a visit to Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple.
Day 8: Madurai - Trichy - Thanjavur (190kms)
Today, embark on a journey to Thanjavur. Enroute, visit the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Trichy, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Explore the Rock Fort Temple, offering panoramic views of the city, and the ancient Jambukeshwara Temple. Continue to Thanjavur and visit the Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Thanjavur Palace and Museum.
Day 9: Visit Great Living Chola Temples in Thanjavur, Darasuram & Gangaikondacholapuram (150kms round)
Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the Great Living Chola Temples. Explore the architectural marvels of Thanjavur, Darasuram, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Also, visit the Thanjavur Palace and Museum, showcasing the region's rich cultural heritage.
Day 10: Thanjavur - Rameshwaram (250kms)
Leave Thanjavur and embark on a scenic drive to Rameshwaram. Check in at your hotel and visit the revered Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Explore the temple's intricate carvings and the world's longest corridor. Also, visit Adams Bridge, a chain of reefs, sandbanks, and islets that almost connects India and Sri Lanka.
Day 11: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (310kms)
Proceed to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. Check in at your hotel and visit the iconic Kanyakumari Temple, dedicated to the goddess Devi Kanya Kumari. Explore the historic Padmanabhapuram Palace, known for its exquisite architecture. Pay a visit to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, situated on a rocky island, and the Vattakottai Fort, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.
Day 12: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (80kms)
Drive to Kovalam, a serene beach destination. Check in at your hotel and later visit the renowned Padmanabhaswamy Temple, known for its intricate Dravidian architecture. Explore the sacred Attukal Temple and indulge in the artistic treasures at the Napier Museum and Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Enjoy a drive along the popular beaches of Kovalam.
Day 13: Kovalam
Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the pristine beaches of Kovalam. Relax under the sun, take a refreshing swim, or indulge in water sports. Alternatively, you can explore the local markets and savor the delicious seafood.
Day 14: Kovalam
Continue to unwind and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Kovalam. Take leisurely walks along the shoreline, rejuvenate with Ayurvedic treatments.
Day 15: Kovalam - Trivandrum Airport (20kms) or Cochin Airport (250kms)
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Trivandrum Airport or Cochin Airport for your onward journey. Depart with beautiful memories of your Kerala and Tamil Nadu exploration.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 13 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 14 nights accommodation
Cochin x 1 night
3* - The Dune Hotel/ Abad Plaza
4* - Casino Hotel/ The Avenue Regent
5* - Xandari Harbour/ Le Meridien
Alleppey x 1 night
3* - Deluxe Houseboat (ATDC Houseboat/ Dream Boats)
4* - Premium Houseboat (Abad Premium Houseboats/ Rainbow Premium Houseboats)
5* - Luxury Houseboat (Xandari Riverscapes/ Lakes & Lagoons)
Pariyar (Thekkady) x 2 night
3* - Abad Green Forest/ Hotel Treetop
4* - The Elephant Court/ Cardamom County
5* - Spice village/ Cardamom County
Munnar x 2 nights
3* - Fort Munnar/ Abad Copper Castle
4* - Nature Zone Jungle Resort/ Fragrant Nature Munnar
5* - Chandys Windy Woods/ Tea County
Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Thanjavur x 2 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Svatma
Rameshwaram x 1 night
3* & 4*- Daiwik Hotel
5* - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Kanyakumari x 1 night
3* - Sea Shore/ Hotel Seaface
4* & 5* - Anantya Resorts/ Annai Resorts and Spa
Kovalam x 3 nights
3* - Harmonia Beach Resort/ Sagara Beach Resort
4* - Estuary Island Resort/ Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel
5* - Vivanta by Taj - Green Cove/ The Leela Kovalam Beach
- Any flight ticket
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.