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South India Short Stay
7 days / 6 night(s) from $900 per person twin share
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE KOCHI
Make your own way to your Kochi hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAYS 2-3: KOCHI TO THEKKADYEnjoy a tour of Kochi, including a visit to St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica, the unique cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and the Jewish Synagogue. This evening watch a Kathakali dance performance. (B,L,D)Tomorrow, drive to Thekkady where Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is located. This afternoon take a walk through the wildlife sanctuary. (B,L)
DAY 4: THEKKADY TO ALLEPPEY
Visit a local spice village and market before driving to Alleppey to board your overnight houseboat. Known as ‘kettuvallams’, the houseboats are converted from traditional rice barges. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: NEDUMUDY TO KOVALAMDisembark your houseboat this morning and transfer to Kovalam. The remainder of the afternoon is free at your leisure. (B)
DAY 6: KOVALAM - TRIVANDRUM
Enjoy a tour around Trivandrum visiting the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Sree Chitra Art Gallery and Napier Museum. This afternoon walk through a local fruit and vegetable market before returning to Kovalam. (B,L)
DAY 7: DEPART KOVALAM
After check-out this morning your arrangements end. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.
Note: Jewish synagogue (Kochi) closed Fridays and Saturdays year round, Trivandrum sites closed Mondays and Wednesdays year round.