Capture the magic of Tranquil Kerala with our Southern travels plan. Visit the 5 sensational cities in the south of India to experience what the ancient and modern blend of India is like. The South India Tours by Taj Tour include the cities – Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, and Kovalam. Take a complete tour of each city and witness their richness and new developments. The journey is well planned with complete itinerary and comfortable travelling options.
Arrive Cochin. Met by our representative at the 'Meet & Greet' lounge who will transfer you to your Hotel and check in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Kochi with an English speaking guide will include visits to: The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. Here you find numerous spice traders and many curio shops The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica, originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
Afternoon you will be driven to Munnar. On arrival, check in to your hotel.Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town found in the Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m.
Proceed to see the Nilgiri Tahr Goat which is now endangered species and thus protected.
Breakfast at the hotel.Drive to Periyar.
Periyar is South India's most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 sq. km. Set on the attractive man-made Periyar Lake, it attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. Though the sanctuary was made a part of Project Tiger in 1973, it is better known for its elephants.
Early morning take a boat ride on Lake Periyar, and see the wildlife around the lake as you cruise along its banks. Apart from elephants, bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, otter and flying squirrel are common. There are also 246 species of birds and 112 species of butterfly. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, you will be driven to Kumarakom. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Afternoon, visit the bird sanctuary.
Breakfast at the hotel.Embark on the houseboat for day cruise.. Houseboats are also known as the "Kettuvallam" or the Rice Boat. Kettuvallam ride can be the most romantic ride you can ever have with a night halt in the middle of the lake. Vembanad Lake/canal. A backwater comprises of a unique web of rivers, lakes, bays, lagoons and canals extending into the villages and town of the city. Backwaters are a central part of Kerala's Tourism Lunch will be served onboard.Disembark houseboat and drive to Kovalam .Overnight on the houseboat.
Breakfast at the hotel.Rest of the day is free to relax by the beach. Overnight at the Hotel
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum Airport. Our representative will meet you and assist you to check in for your flight for onward destination.