Day 1: Arrival in Coachin
Today you arrive Coachin airport, a representative Transferred to the hotel. You will check-in to the hotel. The rest of your free time can be dedicated for personl activities. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Coachin to Calicut (190 km)
After Breakfast, we leave to Calicut from Coachin. The city of Calicut (Kozhikode) is a haven for foodies. Whether it’s beef fry, Malabari biryani, or platefuls of steaming appams and stew, Calicut’s eateries provide all the sustenance you need. Most of them have a no-frills approach, but that’s only because the food is the star. Calicut was once a thriving trading post for spices, but today it is just as much a pit stop for travellers heading on to Wayanad. Between meals, people-watch on walks around the city, or take a long stroll on the beach.
Day 3: Calicut to Vythiri (110 KM)
On the 3rd day, after breakfast, get ready for a city tour of Vythiri. You visit the placid Lake Pookot- a freshwater lake where the visitors can enjoy boat riding, amid fresh air and green ambiance. Next, you visit the three-tiered Sojipara waterfalls that is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. Thereafter, you next visit is to the largest dam of India, Bansura Sagar dam, which is also the second largest earth dam in Asia. The surroundings of the dam is tranquil and breathtaking. Continuing the city tour, visit the very popular Edakkala Caves- these are 2 natural caves known to be 7000 years old. It is believed that these caves are one of the earliest centers of human habitation. Continue your sightseeing with a visit to the Edakkal Caves- two natural caves that are probably 7000 years old. These caves are known to be one of the earliest centers of human habitation. Later on, you visit Pakshithalam- a place that is popular amid ornithologists, adventure tourists, and nature-lovers. The last visit of the day is to the three-tiered Meenmutty waterfalls gushing down from a height of 300 m. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Vythiri to Ooty (135 KM)
After Breakfast at Hotel, we move to Ooty. Ooty is the Queen of Hill stations, welcome you with mesmerising meadows, soothing environment, cool weather and a wide array of sightseeing places to visit and admire. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and lively experience that will leave you in awe for many days to come. However, if you are wondering what to do in Ooty and what to see in Ooty then have a look at the various sightseeing places. With these interesting places to see, you can be sure of having a memorable Ooty tour.
Day 5: Ooty Free Day
This is the free day of this tour. take your breakfast and visit the ooty. Nestled beautifully in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty short for Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam is located in Tamil Nadu at a height of 2240 m above sea level. It is one of South India's most popular hill stations and is also known as the "Queen of Hill Stations". Mother Nature has bestowed Ooty with lush green forests, scenic landscape, pristine lakes and beautiful tourist attractions. Conifers, pine and eucalyptus trees grow abundantly in this region and make the environment fresh, clean and pleasant. Ooty is a destination that can be visited throughout the year. Summers are quite pleasant, winters are cool, and monsoons are beautiful. Ooty was an untouched area inhabited by Todas, an aborginal tribe who inhabited the place since ancient times. It was discovered by the British in the early 1800s, who made it the summer capital of the Chennai Presidency. Various popular tourist spots in Ooty are the Rose Garden, Botanical Garden which has some rich flora of the region, Ooty lake, tea garden and coffee plantations, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pykara fall, mini garden etc. However, in order to truly experience the beauty of this place, you can take the little Blue Mountain train to Ooty from Mettupalayam. There, you can indulge in a routine of picnics, pony rides and fishing. You can even pay visit to the lively Botanical Gardens, Ooty Club with its British Raj-era ambience, Elk Hill, Club Hill etc. In order to witness the rolling grasslands and the unique conical huts of the Toda tribe, a visit to Pykara is a must. Ooty also has the Nilgiri's oldest Church, the St. Stephen's church which reflects the city's long association with the British. You can also explore Government Museum to witness tribal artifacts of the region and other historical relics. Globetrotters from all around the world throng Ooty to be a part of it's festivities. Festivals are a very ingrained part of the lifestyle of Ooty. The Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival which is held in the month of April every year is an example of a specific Ooty festival. Similarly, Bokkapuram annual festival held in February, Coonoor Mariamman Temple Car Festival held between April & May are festivals that represents the cultural richness of the region. Food-lovers will love the delicacies that Ooty offers such as South Indian delicacies, Chinese cuisines, Chettinad chicken pepper local preparation, crunchy nuts, fruit chocolates etc. Shopping in Ooty can be done in Charring cross which is located in the middle of the Ooty town. Here, you can find a lot of super markets and shops for purchasing home made chocolates and nilgiri tea. Most of the places in Ooty are within 1 km from this place, like botanical garden, rose garden, St Stephens church and taxis are easily available. A visit to these places will guarantee wholesome contentment & will get you exposed to widespread tea gardens, coffee plantations, forests and mountains that characterize Ooty. This eco-friendly land with lush greenery, radiant flowers, deep forest, lakes and waterfalls offer a fantastic sight and make your stay laudable.
Day 6: Ooty to Munnar
After breakfast, We takes you to a land of tranquillity, Munnar. As you approach Munnar, the green carpet of tea gardens and the pleasant atmosphere rejuvenates your mind and soul. On the way you can get down to enjoy the joyous mood of nature at Cheeyappara waterfalls and bright flowers of Blossom Garden. After checking in the hotel, you can rest and relax at the laps of nature. There is an overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 7: Munnar to Thekkady
Morning after breakfast , continue your journey to Thekkady reaching there in few hours. Check into the resort and relax. Later on proceed for a spice plantation tour. Explore wide variety of spices in kerala. You may also shop few varieties. Travel by boat on the Periyar Lake to spot the elephants and avifauna for which this reserve is well known. Boat cruises and sunrise and sunset are particularly recommended. Back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Thekkady to Kumarakom
After Breakfast enjoy the boat ride in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary to view the wildlife. The boat ride in the lake is delightful way of spotting Elephant and Avifauna, for which the park is well known. Afternoon drive to Kumarakom. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Kumarakom to Kovalam
After breakfast check out from Kumarakom hotel and drive to Kovalam. Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclaves in India, a well known part of the tourist circuit since the 1930s. Kovalam shot into the limelight in the early 1970s with the arrival of masses of hippies. That started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India - the Kovalam beach. Kovalam was brought to the public eye by Her Highness The Queen of Travancore Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bai decided to build a palace for herself at a rock top near the beach, as her private residence better known as Haylcon Castle. Kovalam has 3 major beaches in its 17 km coastline. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most popular of the three. Another Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach.
Day 10: Kovalam to Alleppey
Enjoy the magic of backwater by going on a Houseboat (Kettuvallam) cruise across the backwaters. Spend the next 22 hours in your floating villa. Enjoy the backwaters of Kerala by getting a glimpse of the village life at close quarters; a unique and unforgettable experience. Enjoy the sunset & stay overnight on the houseboat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Alleppey to Coachin
After breakfast drive to Cochin. On arrival at Cochin proceed for city tour of Cochin visit to Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace (Closed on Friday and Sunday, opening time 9:30 am to 4:00 pm) at Mattancherry, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Later drop you at airport to connect flight for Coachin. Upon arrival at Coachin meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Coachin Airport Drop
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination. End of the Tour.