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Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.

An equable climate, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land.  A unique advantage of Kerala is that most of the destinations here are only a two – four hour drive from the other.

Classical art forms, colourful festivals, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await travellers. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a worth-visit destination.

Season never ends in Kerala, thanks to the year-long moderate climate and numerous festivals and events.

DAY 1: Arrival COCHIN

Morning arrival at Cochin International Airport. You will be met by our representative who will introduce our chauffer to you and proceed to hotel. Check in and relax at the hotel.

Afternoon proceed for a guided heritage walking tour of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. You will visit St. Francis Church, walk along the heritage zone to beach, visit Chinese fishing nets, see the fish stalls etc.

Optional: Evening enjoy a Cultural show at Greenix Theatre showcasing the traditional art forms of Kerala like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Kalarippayattu.

Evening back to hotel and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at hotel

Meals: none


DAY 2: COCHIN – MUNNAR

Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Munnar. (around 4 hours drive)

Munnar is arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, and it is a hill station - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquillity - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft. in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.

En- route you will stop at Cheeyappara Waterfalls for a break.

On arrival at Munnar you will check in to the hotel and rest of the day is free for a nature walk inside/outside the resort.

Overnight stay at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 3: MUNNAR SIGHTSEEING

Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit Tea factory Museum, Mattupetty Dam and Eravikulam National Park.

Eravikulam National Park: A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr. The Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills. Anamudi, the highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is a unique inhabitant of the park. Other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, etc.

Afternoon free for independent activities/shopping. Transfer back to hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and dinner


DAY 4: MUNNAR – THEKKEDY

Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Thekkady (around 3 hrs. drive).

Thekkedy, one of India's major wildlife sanctuaries, sprawled over an area of 777sq.kms is rich in varied flora and fauna. It is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations of tea, cardamom, pepper, cloves and cinnamon in the High Ranges and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy a boating through Periyar lake to see the wildlife in close range.  Elephants, wild boar, bison are the main attraction here.

Optional sightseeing – Plantation tour, Elephant ride etc.

Overnight stay at hotel

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 5: THEKKEDY – KOVALAM

Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Kovalam (around 7 hours’ drive).

Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.

The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them.

On arrival check in to hill and sea view resort, is adjacent to the southern end of Kovalam Beach. It overlooks and shares the Light House beach, the southernmost and most popular part of the crescent-shaped Kovalam Beach.

Rest of the day is free for leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel

Meal: Breakfast


DAY 6: KOVALAM

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore at beach and overnight stay at hotel.

Optional Tour: Trivandrum city tour (Napier Museum, Sri Chithra art gallery, Zoo, Padmanabhan swami temple etc..)

Overnight stay at hotel

Meal: Breakfast


DAY 7: KOVALAM – ALEPPEY

Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Alleppey (houseboat) (around 4 ½  hours’ drive).

On arrival you will be transferred to a private Jetty in Kumarakom to board a traditional Kerala Houseboat and cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom.

During the cruise, the countryside offers a close look into an engaging rustic life. You can see skilled fishermen launching their cock-shell boats, large flotillas of ducks waddling down to the water from thatched houses on the banks, women neck-deep in water, with their waist-length hair heaped in a crown, searching for fish with their feet and aimless cattle grazing in lush pastureland, where white lotuses lie here and there in small, low-lying pools.

The personal chef on the houseboat will prepare delicious Kerala style cuisine for you on board. Evening, after tea and snack you will disembark the boat in Alleppey and will be transferred to your resort in Kumarakom.

Overnight stay at hotel

Meals: Breakfast and lunch (lunch at house boat)


DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to Cochin International Airport to take your flight to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast only

 

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights Accommodation in the above hotels/similar as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel as per the Itinerary
  • 1 lunch at houseboat on Day 7.
  • One AC Sedan for transfers and sightseeing.
  • All applicable taxes and handling charges
  • Government Service tax calculated at present 5%.
  • Toll, Parking and driver Bata.

Hotels used:

Cochin: Hotel NO 18 / similar

Munnar: Tea valley

Thekkady: Green forest

Kovalom: Hill and sea view resort

Kumarakom: Whispering Palms

Exclusions:

  • Flight / train tickets
  • Cost for optional sightseeing.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips, Liquor etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like. Landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the client directly)
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Any other costs not mentioned under “includes” header
  • Guide charges and entrance fees

Note:

Standard check in time at hotel is 14:00 hrs and check out is 12:00 hrs.

Rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The rate is based on 2 pax traveling together, any increase or decrease in no of pax is subject to revision.

 

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