Hi Indian Delight,
Here is rough itinerary for you.
24 Dec: Arrive at Trivandrum airport. Transfer (30 minuites) to Kovalam Beach.
recommend Superior Charm – Sea View, Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam Beach
25 Dec: 09.00: Half day visit to Trivandrum (Kuthiramalika Palace, Padmanabhaswami temple, Napier Museum, Art Gallery and market) with guide. 14.00: Proceed (1 hour) to Padmanabhapuram Palace (The largest wooden Palace in India, 400 years old and belongs to Travancore Maharajas) with out guide.
Superior Charm – Sea View, Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam Beach
26 Dec: Transfer (2 hours) to Kollam. 12.00: Check in A/c Deluxe premium houseboat (one bed room + one living room) in the route Kollam - Alleppey. Cruise through narrow canals, lakes and lagoons visiting Paddy fields, markets, villages etc.
27 Dec: 09.00: Check out at Alleppey and proceed to Periyar.15.00: Visit to Spice Plantations with local farmer and shopping for spices.
recommend Standard Villa, Spice Village, Periyar
28 Dec: 09.00: Boating in Periyar Lake by shared boat to see wildlife and proceed (4 hours) to Munnar.
recommend Cottage, Windermere Estate, Munnar
29 Dec: 10.00: Drive (1 hour) to Rajamala to see Nilgiri Thar (Hemitragas hylocres) - an endangered species of mountain goats in Eravikulam national park. Walk in the hills, Visit Tea factory, view points etc.
Cottage, Windermere Estate, Munnar
30 Dec: 09.00: Transfer (5 hours) Fort Cochin. 14.00: Visit St. Francis Church, Chinese fishing nets, Jew Street, Synagogue (built in 1668), Dutch palace (Built by Portuguese in 1557, renovated by Dutch in 1663, famous for 200 years old mural paintings), Spice market and shopping.
Recommend Garden View, Old Light House Bristow Bungalow, Fort Cochin
31 Dec: Transfer (1 & half hours) to Cochin airport.
This may cost you roughly GBP 1100 / person including your own car and driver for the complete trip.
There would be supplimnetary charges at Taj Kovalam for Dinner on 24th Dec.
Suresh P R, Palmland Tours, Kerala.