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Kerala - God's Own Country - 10 Days

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Kerala - God's Own Country - 10 Days

Kerala is famous for its serene beaches, picturesque backwaters interconnected with lakes and rivers, ancient monuments, its diverse culture and many colorful festivals. The tour begins from the cultural hub of Cochin, moving to picturesque hills of Munnar to the tropical evergreen and deciduous forest of Periyar / Thekkady. Later enter into a peaceful slumber of the houseboat cruise on the backwaters and later relax at Marari Beach.

DAY 1

Arrive Cochin

You will receive you on arrival at Cochin airport and transfer you to the hotel. Cochin is a diverse and colorful port/city, spreading over 4-5 islands and peninsulas. The main town of Ernakulam is on the mainland. All the islands are connected by a ferryboat network and therein lay the charm of an exploratory two days here. Around the headland of Fort Cochin, a phalanx of cantilevered Chinese fishing boats dips into the sea at high tide. In its back streets, there is an aroma of ginger, cardamom and other spices, piled high in every nook and cranny. Read more

Overnight will be at Cochin
DAY 2

In Cochin

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing and visit the following places. Chinese fishing nets: The Chinese fishing nets erected on teak wood and bamboo poles work on the principle of balance. Records say they were first set up here between AD 1350 and 1450. Vasco Da Gama Square, the narrow promenade that parallels the beach, is the best place to watch the nets being lowered and pulled out of the sea. JEWISH SYNAGOGUE: The Jewish community traces its history to nearly 2000 years ago. In 1948 the community numbered 2500 and today there are fewer than 30 people. The community is still centered around JEWTOWN where you will visit its crown Jewel, the Paradesi Synagogue. Built in 1568 and reconstructed after a Portuguese bombardment in 1662, the synagogue is distinguished by its tile roof and bell tower. The small synagogue is also known for its hand-painted, willow-patterned, blue and white Chinese floor tiles, and the many brass and crystal lamps that hang from the ceiling. Later visit the interesting International Pepper Exchange, also located in Jew town. In the evening enjoy the story telling art of Kathakali. Read more

Overnight will be at Cochin
DAY 3

Cochin to Munnar

After breakfast, proceed for Munnar. Reach Munnar and check in at the hotel. Throughout the journey enjoy beautiful streams small water falls, Rubber, Pepper cardamom and Tea plantations and thick forests; God has blessed his own country with incomparable beauty. Rest of the day is at leisure!

Overnight will be at Munnar
DAY 4

In Munnar

After breakfast, the day is to visit all sightseeing places in Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park 15 km from Munnar, known for Nilgiri tahr, an endangered species. Once the summer resort of the British, Munnar is most famous for its tea and nearly 55,000 acres of land are covered with tea plantations.The Tea Museum at Munnar is fascinating. Visit Mattupetty Dam, the scattered villages, Eco-Point, Kundala Dam, Top Station, Nyayamkad & Attukal Waterfalls and later, the Tea factory. A visit to old Munnar and the local market will be interesting.e visit. Read more

Overnight will be at Munnar
DAY 5

Munnar to Periyar

Morning enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive towards Periyar. Reach Periyar and later in the afternoon experience boat ride in Lake Periyar.

Overnight will be at Periyar
DAY 6

In Periyar

Early morning boat cruise on Periyar Lake. Periyar is one of the largest wildlife reserves in India. A boat ride on the splendid Periyar lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. The earliest sanctuary to be set up in 1934, it extends to 777 square km & forms part of the high mountain ranges, the Western Ghats. Wildlife can be seen while cruising on Periyar Lake in a motor boat. Amongst the animals which can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambar, tiger, leopard, wild dog, langur monkeys, etc. After breakfast visit to a spice plantation. Over twelve varieties of spices are cultivated in and around Kumily. The spice plantation tour covers spice plantations such as cardamom, pepper, vanilla, clove, nutmeg etc. and also some ayurvedic plants and herbs. The duration of the trip is normally one to two hours (optional extra). The service of an experienced guide will give a full and detailed explanation of the plants and its uses. In the evening you will be taken to see the unique martial arts of Kerala – Kalaripayattu. Read more

Overnight will be at Periyar
DAY 7

Periyar to Kumarakom

Morning enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive towards Kumarakom. Reach Kumarakom and transferred to your Backwater cruise. Morning board your private Houseboat This Houseboat will cruise along the backwaters or Alleppey. The traditional houseboat of Kerala is one of the most enduring images of the backwaters. These houseboats are converted version of the “Kuttanadan Kettuvallams”, or the traditional style of boats. Your meals will be cooked and served on board. The coastal town of Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a small town crisscrossed with a grid of canals. With its verdant greenery, paddy fields, and punted canoes floating on a boat and enjoy the mesmerizing scenery. One day will be spent visiting the Vembanad Lake where your houseboat will be anchored. The lake is known for its spectacular sunsets. Canoeing, cooking lessons, cultural programs, visits to a nearby bird sanctuary are also available and can be arranged upon request. Read more

Overnight in Houseboat
DAY 8

Alleppey to Marari

Morning your houseboat cruise will disembark in Alleppey and later proceed for a drive to Marari. Located a short distance from Alleppey, this sleepy little village, also called Mararikulam, is an idyllic location for a vacation. Arrive and check-in to an independent villa at the Marari Beach. Marari Beach is a perfect place for those seeking to loosen the stress of the city life and experience a completely new place. After lunch in the restaurant, it’s time to relax. Read more

Overnight will be at Marari
DAY 9

In Marari

Morning enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. The day is at leisure to enjoy and relax near the beach.

Overnight will be at Marari
DAY 10

Marari to Cochin

Morning enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Cochin and as per your flight timings; you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight back home with sweet memories of the tour.

TOUR ENDS!!!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cochin
Hotel Spice Fort
Day 3
Location Munnar
Hotel Olive Brook
Day 5
Location Thekkady
Hotel Tree Top
Day 7
Location Kumarakom
Hotel Houseboat
Day 8
Location Marari
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cochin
Day 3
Location Munnar
Day 5
Location Periyar
Day 7
Location Alleppey
Hotel Houseboat
Day 8
Location Marari
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location COCHIN
Day 3
Location Munnar
Day 5
Location Thekkady
Day 7
Location Alleppey
Hotel Houseboat
Day 8
Location Marari

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking driver)
  • Flights and/or trains as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation: twin/double room in standard hotels
  • Breakfast

Package excludes

  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Lunches and Dinner are not included unless mentioned
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the program
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Visa charges are not the part of the tour package
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Optional activities
  • Any others expenses

More information

  • These rates are valid for travel till September'2017

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