Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship.
Arrive Cochin. Meeting & greeting upon arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Visit the historic city of Fort Cochin (Ancient capital of the Dutch, Portuguese and finally the British). Also visit, The Chinese fishing Net Later visit Paradesi Synagogue (Synagogues are consecrated spaces used for the purpose of prayer; this synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.) and, the Church of St. Francis (It is a place where the mortal remains of Vasco Da Gama was buried before it was shifted to Portugal. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a scrummy breakfast transfer to Periyar (Also known as Thekkady, it is placed at an altitude of 700m above the sea level. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, it is a perfect retreat & pleasant heaven on earth for anyone who loves adventure, fun, wildlife and nature in its wild manifestations.) Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, it occupies 777 Sq. kms of the Western Ghats. It is also home to tigers and a significant elephant population, as well as rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards and Indian bison.) Overnight stay at the hotel
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom.Upon arrival check in to hotel. Later proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After Breakfast visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (It is spread across 14 acres, The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal). A visit to the bird sanctuary, set within the lush acres of wooded land nearby, acquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia. Later visit to the marvelous Mangrove forests, Coconut canopies and Pulsating paddy fields sprinkled with enchanting waterways and canals decked with white lilies. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Mararikulam. Upon arrival check in and free for leisure activities. Enjoy the evening watching a spectacular sunset or swimming at the picturesque Marari Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After Breakfast Drive to Cochin and transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.