13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Trivandrum - Kovalam - CapeCamorin - Varkala - Kumarakom - Thekkady - Munnar - Cochin - Mumbai
The undulating Western Ghat mountains extend itself from the Deccan region to the extreme south of India. The ‘Coast to Backwaters and Mountain’ is a two week long journey, beginning from Mumbai, covering Trivandrum, Kovalam, Cape Comorin, Varkala, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Munnar and Cochin. The journey will bring you face to face with European colonial relics, scenic backwaters, aromatic spice & tea plantations, wildlife and bird sanctuaries.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Arrival in Mumbai followed by meeting with our tour representative who'll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel, where your accommodation is already booked. Following a traditional welcome, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India- built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary, and Elephant Caves- the 7th century rock-cut caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, in the morning, drive to the airport to board the flight to Trivandrum. On reaching Trivandrum, drive to Kovalam Beach and check into the hotel. Later, venture out of your hotel and relax on the sandy beaches. There is also a choice to indulge in an herbal Ayurvedic massage. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, in the morning, embark on a full day excursion trip to Cape Camorin. There you will visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum. Later, return back to Kovalam for overnight stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Varkala. Here you have an option to go for an Ayurvedic massage therapy. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, in the morning, board the luxury cruiser and ride into Kumarakom. Overnight on board the houseboat.
Today, while riding a boat into the backwaters of Kumarakom, visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. If you wish, you can indulge in adventure water sports such as water skiing and wind sailing. Stay overnight in the hotel.
The day is booked with a trip to Periyar. It is a picturesque journey through snow capped mountains, spice plantations and open grasslands endowed with spell casting aroma. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
The day 9 is booked with an excursion to the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. A boat safari on the Periyar Lake, accompanying a naturalist, will give you a wonderful opportunity to spot the exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Stay overnight in the hotel.
In the morning, leave by road for Munnar, famous for its sprawling tea gardens. As you drive through the picturesque hills, enchanting fragrance of fresh tea. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Today is your day of sightseeing in Munnar covering Anamudi Peak, Devikulam Lake and Eravikulam National Park- home to the famous Nilgiri Tahr. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Today, in the morning, leave by road for Cochin. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax. In the evening, enjoy a Kathakali dance performance at an exclusive venue. Stay overnight in the hotel.
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St. Francis Church. Stay overnight in the hotel.
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, get transferred to the hotel where your rooms are already prepared. After a few hours of relaxation and dinner, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.