10 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai – Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) – Kovalam - Alleppey (Alappuzha) – Periyar (Thekkady) - Kumarakom- Cochin (Kochi)
Mumbai and Kerala offers some breathtaking sites to relax and unwind. From European colonial heritage to pristine beaches and palm-fringed backwaters to churches and cathedrals, these two destinations fulfill all the prerequisites of an exciting vacation in India.
Upon arrival in Mumbai, IHPL Representative will greet you and assist you to check in at Hotel. Mumbai is the entertainment capital and India's financial powerhouse. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous in the world. Mumbai is more affectionately known as the city of dreams. The city is a collection of 7 islands and was named after the goddess Mumbadevi. The history of this metropolis is said to date back to the Stone Age.
Evening free for your leisure and overnight Stay.
Post Breakfast you will proceed to explore the city.
Drive past to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India.
Elephanta cave is located in Gharapuri (The City of Caves), approximately 10 kilometres away from Mumbai Harbor. The caves consists mainly of two groups- Hindu Caves (consisting if five caves) and Buddhist Caves (consisting of two caves).
Sri Siddhivinayak Temple is a famous Hindu Temple located at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai and also one of the popular Mumbai places to visit.
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable bridge linking Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. This is one of the famous picnic spots in Mumbai.
Evening spent at Juhu Beach, the popular beach of Mumbai is thronged with visitors. Some of Mumbai’s best street food and restaurants are located here.
Come back to Hotel for an overnight Stay.
Today, drive to the Mumbai airport to board flight for Trivandrum. Upon arrival in Trivandrum, drive towards Kovalam where you will check in at the Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort. Complete the check-in.
Overnight in Somatheeram
Today, relax and enjoy the facilities offered in the Somatheeram Ayurvedic Resort. The facilities include yoga, private beach, Ayurvedic massage and nature walk etc. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kovalam.
Today, check out from the resort and drive towards Alleppey. At Alleppey, cruise through the narrow canals and palm-fringed backwaters and marvel at the scenic beauty. All the meals are provided on board the houseboat.
Stay overnight on- board the houseboat.
On day 7 of the tour, you leave by road for Thekkady, housing the very popular Periyar National Park. On the way, admire the scenic views of the mist-clad hills. On arrival in Periyar, check into the hotel. The day is booked to simply relax, marvel the lush views and exploring the nearby area on your own.
Overnight stay in resort/jungle lodge.
Today in the morning of the 8th day, get ready for exciting wildlife safari inside Periyar Tiger Reserve to spot the ferocious big cats. Thereafter, enjoy a boat safari ride on the placid waters of the famous Periyar Lake. Enjoy bird watching and spot herds of animals on the banks of the Lake.
On day 9 of your tour, begin your road journey towards Kumarakom. The road journey between Periyar and Kumarakom is of around 4 hours. This journey is going to be a scenic one. The next destination placed on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom offers lovely views of the spectacular backwaters, well -equipped houseboats (kettuvallam) and the very-popular Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The restful location, palm-fringed placid backwaters, healthy climate and the lush ambience, make your vacation a memorable one.
On arrival, check-in at backwater Resort for an overnight Stay.
In the morning, hit the road to Cochin, and as you reach, continue to the hotel. After you complete the check-in, move out for tour of Cochin. The popular attractions of Cochin that you visit today include the St. Francis Church, Dutch Palace and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening, attend a Kathakali dance performance.
Stay overnight in Cochin.
Today, you get an assisted transfer to the railway station/airport to board a train/flight for your onward destination.