Serene South

Serene South

14 Days

Trivandrum – Kovalam – Kumarakom – Thekkady – Munnar -Cochin – Calicut – Guruvayoor – Thalasserry – Kannur – Wayanad


Day 1 – Trivandrum

On arrival at the Trivandrum Airport or Railway station, our representative will escort you to the hotel. After a traditional Indian welcome at the reception, check in the hotel room. Later in the afternoon proceed for a Half a day city tour of Trivandrum. The word Thiruvananthapuram means place of sacred serpent & literally known as the holy city of Anantha. Trivandrum is a sea side city, which is built on seven hills. Thiruvananthapuram is one of the beautiful cities of Kerala & also decidedly one of the cleaner & well planned cities of the country. It is a city of magnificent buildings of ancient & modern architecture. This seaside city is noted for its internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches & a rich cultural heritage, lush greenery etc. Visit some sight seeing places like Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, Napier Museum, Sri Chitralaya Art Gallery, National History Museum, Kanakakunnu Palace, Kuthiramallika Palace, Veli Lake, Zoological Garden, CVN Kalari Sangham (Martial Arts), Mahathma Gandhi road. Enjoy a delicious dinner & over night relax at the hotel. Get ready to move your next stunning destination Kovalam, early next morning.


Day 2 – Kovalam

After breakfast checkout the hotel and proceed towards Kovalam. Kovalam is an evergreen & pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a fabulous stretch of beach of kerala. It is one of the famous Indian beaches all over the world. Kovalam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially the foreigners. It consists of a number of small palm fringed bays separated by rocks. Kovalam presents a spectacular scenic beauty. It is a sheltered natural bay with shark free waters, fringed with coconut grooves & miles of fine sands. The scenery around is enchanting & the drive to the beach through the palm grooves is refreshing. This renowned beach is favorite haunt of tourist round the year. On arrival Kovalam we will assist you for checking into the beach resort. Later in the evening enjoy a spectacular view of sunset on the beach. Have a tasteful dinner in the hotel & overnight relax at beach resort. Get ready to proceed for your next destination Kumarakom, early next morning


Day 3 – Kumarakom

After breakfast checkout from the resort you will be driven for Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a beautiful & a pleasant village on the Vembanad Lake. This small backwater world is an enchanting backwater destination. It has unimaginable beautiful mangrove forests, coconut grooves, & lush green paddy fields which are covered with shimmering watery ways & canals. It is a diamond in India’s ecological crown, despite being one of the smallest parks in the country. Kumarakom is a small world of backwater, thatched houseboats, cormorants, Chinese fishing nets & swaying palms. It is noted for its Bird sanctuary, which is a favorite of migratory birds. On arrival Kumarakom we will assist you in transferring on the backwater resort. Enjoy the comfort of the backwater resort & a tasteful dinner. Over night relax at the resort & get ready to explore this backwater destination, early next morning.


Day 4 – Kumarakom

After breakfast today you will be proceed for a city tour, so just chilled up and get ready for visit the sight seeing places of Kumarakom such as Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Watery Fields & back water (the jewels of kerala). Enjoy a delicious dinner & over night relax at the resort & get ready to move your memorable destination – Thekkady, early next morning.


Day 5 – Thekkady

Checkout from the resort, you will be driven towards Periyar. Periyar is an area which introduces the spirit & beauty of nature. The area is also popularly called as Thekkady, which is settled in the high ranges of Western Ghats in kerala. This beautiful place is clothed by dense forests, evergreen surroundings. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is one of the most fascinating wildlife sanctuaries in the world, famous for its wildlife & scenic beauty. It is natural habitat of elephant, bison, spotted dear, sambar, bear & variety of birds etc. It was declared a tiger reserve in 1978, the sanctuary is a rare example of human interference having enhanced rather than damaged ecosystem. This beautiful wildlife sanctuary attracts many visitors all over the world. On arrival periyar our representative will assist you for checking into the hotel and later in the afternoon proceed for boating in Periyar Lake and wildlife sanctuary visit and return back to the hotel. Have a tasteful dinner & over night relax at the hotel get ready to move your next beautiful destination – Munnar, early next morning.


Day 6 – Munnar

Checkout from the hotel, today you will be moving towards Munnar. Munnar, the nature paradise lies in between nature green & kannan devan hills. Munnar is a pleasant & a breathtaking hill station of South India. It is also a centre of kerala premier tea growing. It offers a stunning view of verdant surroundings, forested hills flying clouds, mist filled valleys etc. The word munnar (which means three river) is derived from its location at the confluence of three mountain streams namely kundala, mudrapuzha & nalla thanni. Munnar remains a popular destination through out the country because of its natural scenic beauty & green environment. On arrival munnar we will assist you for checking in to the hotel, rest of the day enjoy with the comforts of the resort facilities and treat you’re evening along with an authentic Indian Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel and get ready to explore this amazing destination, early next morning.


Day 7 – Munnar

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of munnar visit Anaimudi, Christ church, Mattupetty lake, Fort munnar, Rajmalai(a beautiful hill station), Devikulam, Marayoor, Kundalay Dam, Attukad water falls, Blossom park, Photo point, Echo point, Shooting point, Elephant arrival spot, Pothamedu view point etc. Have a delicious dinner, over night relax at the hotel and get ready to proceed your next stunning destination – Cochin, early next morning.


Day 8 – Cochin

After breakfast checkout the hotel & proceed towards Cochin. Cochin is Kerala’s most cosmopolitan city which is located on the west coast of India. The scenic location of Cochin has a natural harbor with lagoons, canals & fishing hamlets surrounded by palm groves, green fields, inland lakes, & backwaters etc. On arrival Cochin we will assist you for checking into the hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for a half day city tour. Visit some of the sight seeing places like Fort Kochi, Kerala History Museum, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Bolghatty Palace, St Francis Church, Willington Island, Chottanikara Temple, Koder House, Hill Palace Museum, Parishanth Taamburan Museum, Santa Cruz Cathedral, Chinese Fishing Nets etc, later in the evening proceed for a Kath kali show, a classical dance of kerala. Have a delicious dinner & overnight relax at the hotel. Get ready to proceed for your next fantastic destination Calicut, early next morning.


Day 9 – Guruvayoor- Calicut

After breakfast checkout the hotel. Today you will be driven towards Calicut. On the way visit Sri Guruvayoor temple (The temple dedicated to lord Krishna) which is the most sacred and famous pilgrimage center of Kerala. Calicut also known as Kozhikode is a busy commercial town. It was once the capital of the kingdom of powerful zamorins. It shot in to the history as vasco-da-gama’sfirst port of call in India. Tipu sultan has also captured this place. Finally it went into the hands of British in 1792 AD. It offers a panoramic view of natural surroundings & gorgeous scenic beauty. The town has a museum which exhibits wood & metal structures, models of temple & megalithic monuments. Calicut is one of the beautiful cities of kerala which has mist clad evergreen surroundings, shimmering blue waters, unforgettable scenic location, enormous wealth of nature & its clean environment. On arrival Calicut we will assist you for checking into the hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for a city tour of Calicut. Visit some beautiful spots like Mamanchira tank, Town hall, Public library, Pazhassirajah museum, Sweet meat market, Kappad, Beypore etc. Enjoy a delicious dinner & overnight relax at the hotel. Get ready to move for your next destination – Thalaserry, early next morning.


Day 10 – Thallasery

After breakfast checkout the hotel & proceed towards Thalaserry. Thalaserry was once known as Tellicherry. Fishing is the major occupation in Thalaserry. It has a long stretch of enchanting greenery. The tall exotic coconut palm dominates the landscape. This coastal area is surrounded by natural beauty, exotic beaches & many more. This region is one of the main centers of kalaripayattu (kerala’s martial arts). It is a common sight to see young men in the kalari (gymnasium), exercising to tone their muscles & practicing with wooden weapons. Many images of deities adorn the kalari, giving it a sacred character. This city is also has a fort, which is an evidence of its glorious past. On arrival Thalaserry we will assist you for checking into the hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for a sight seeing tour. Visit Thalaserry fort, Kalaripayattu (martial arts), enjoy the evening in the beach under the blue shining skies. Have a tasteful dinner & over night relax at the hotel. Get ready yourself to move for your next amazing destination Kannur, early next morning.


Day 11 – Kannur

After breakfast check out the hotel. Today you will be driven towards Kannur. Kannur is a beautiful scenic seaside resort. It is also called as cannanore. Kannur is a serene spot with long sandy beaches. It is a charming & beautiful city popularly known as the city of looms & lores. It has a splendor of cultural, religious, political heritage of the state. It has been gifted with marvelous historical places & also with the natural beauty. This beach city can be described as pride of kerala. It has some tremendous monuments which were built by the Portuguese in the ancient days. Kannur has stunning historical, cultural & tourist destination in & around the city. Kannur is also a coastal area with some of the most gorgeous beaches of kerala. On arrival Kannur we will assist you for transferring into the hotel. After refresh up proceed for a sight seeing tour of Kannur. Visit some beautiful places like St. Angelo fort, Dharmadam Island, Snake Park, Madavji Kavo temple, Payyambalam beach, Ezhimala beach etc. Late in the evening drive back to the hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner & over night relax at the hotel. Get ready to proceed for your next wonderful destination Wyanad, early next morning.


Day 12 – Wayanad

Checkout the hotel & proceed towards Wayanad. The name “Wayanad” is derived from “Vayal nadu” Which means the city of paddy fields. It is one of the beautiful hill stations of kerala. Wayanad is noted for its pleasant hill station, high mountains, grounding spice plantations, wonderful rainforests and vast cultural traditions. It provides the ideal climatic conditions for kerala’s extensive plantations. it is also a favoured habitat of animals such as the nilgiri langur, wild elephants, & the giant malabar squirrel etc. Wayanad has a gorgeous scenic beauty, green surroundings, thick forests & unlimited natural resources. On arrival wayanad check in the hotel. This day is leisure for relaxation or shopping activities. Enjoy a delicious dinner & over night relax at the hotel. Get ready yourself to explore this stunning destination, early next morning.


Day 13 – Wayanad

Today you will be taken for a city tour of wayanad. Visit Lakkidi, Kalpetta, Eddakkal caves, The Wayanad (muthunga) Wild life sanctuary, Mananthavady, Tippu sultan’s fort Etc. Late in the evening return back to the hotel. Enjoy a tasteful dinner & overnight relax at the hotel. Get ready to drive back to your origin destination Calicut, early next morning.


Day 14 – Calicut

After breakfast checkout the hotel & return back to Calicut. On arrival Calicut drop at Airport/ Railway station to board your onwards Flight or Train. With happy memories.


Tour Package Cost:

Price Per Person 2 paying Pax (Indica / Indigo): Rs.35400
Price Per Person 4 paying Pax (Tavera): Rs.29500/
Price Per Person 6 paying Pax (Tavera): Rs.27200Package Cost valid from : 1-Oct-2014 to 31-Mar-2015

Hotels Used:
Trivandrum : Mascot Hotel / Similar
Kovalam : Sagara Beach Resort/ Similar
Kumarakom : Green Field / Similar
Thekkady : The Tree Top/ Similar
Munnar : Archana Residency/ Similar
Cochin : Fort Queen/ Similar
Calicut : Kappad Beach Resort / Similar
Wayanad : Green Gates / Similar


Note:
. The above mentioned rate is not applicable from 15th December to 15th January.
. The above (if) mentioned hotels are subject to availability.