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Essence of Kerala and South Indian beach (10 nights/ 11 days)

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Essence of Kerala and South Indian beach (10 nights/ 11 days)

Kerala is a South Indian state on the Malabar Coast. It is located between the Arabian Sea in the west and towering Western Ghats in the east. The geography of place combined with its equable temperature has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Kerala is famous for its serene beaches, picturesque backwaters interconnected with lakes and rivers, ancient monuments, its diverse culture and many colorful festivals. This trip will cover some of its most famous and diverse towns and cities. 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. Last but never the least enjoy the calm Marari beach that lies on relatively undiscovered shore between the renowned backwaters of Alleppey and Cochin..

DAY 1

Arrive to Cochin

Arrive to Cochin, a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala. It is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala.

Cochin - 2 nights
DAY 2

Sightseeing in Cochin

Enjoy a morning half day sightseeing tour of Cochin, exploring the charming Fort Cochin, visit Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Jew Town, and St Francis church. Fort Kochi is a small village where there are many famous Chinese fishing nets as well as many sailing ships throughout their beaches. This is the only location in the entire world outside of China where such fishing nets can be seen in use. The Dutch Palace is a beautiful palace with impressive furnishing where the main attractions here are the outstanding collection of mural paintings found inside. The St. Francis Church is the oldest church in India to have been built by the Europeans and is famous for being the initial burial place for Vasco Da Gama. Later enjoy Kathakali Dance Performance – the traditional drama dance of Kerala, one of the most complicated, highly stylized Indian art form. Stay overnight at hotel. Read more

Cochin- 2 nights
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DAY 3

Drive to Munnar

After Breakfast drive to Munnar - the gateway of hills in South India. At arrival visit the The Tea Factory and Museum, where photographs, machinery and memoirs that have contributed in the growth of tea plantations in Kerala are exhibited. After you will see the tea processing unit where you can see various stages of tea processing, and learn a thing or two about the production of black tea. You can enjoy tea tasting session where one can savour a variety of flavours. Overnight in Munnar Read more

Munnar, tea factory - 2 nigh
DAY 4

Sightseeing in Munnar

After breakfast enjoy a half day Trek to Letchmi Hills. Start with a 30 to 40 minutes trek through the tea plantations, where at the top on a clear day, you can enjoy the view of the Anaimudi (highest mountain peak in South India) and a water reservoir of Idukki Dam (highest arch dam in Asia). Later visit to Eravikulam National Park, a 97 sq. km reserve for the endangered mountain goat of South India called Nilgiri Tahr and a number of other protected species of flora and fauna. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar. Read more

Munnar - 2 nigh
DAY 5

Spice Plantations in Peryiar

After breakfast drive to Periyar, a nature lovers’ delight with its unspoilt tropical forests and incredible wildlife. It is a quaint little hill town surrounded by the spice plantations like cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, tea and coffee plantations. After arrival visit the Spice Plantation, where you will enjoy a walk through the spice plantation along with the information on various spices and their medicinal value. The major attraction is the shrub-like cardamom that contributes about 70 percent of the national production of cardamom. Evening is for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Read more

Periyar - 2 night
DAY 6

Nature in Periyar

In the morning enjoy a boat safari in the Periyar National Park. The Periyar National Park is fully covered with dense forests and green grass lands making it an ideal place for wildlife. On a boat safari you can commonly see a family of elephants, Wild Boar and Sambar Deer by the water's edge. This park has been declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1982. Afternoon enjoy a short Nature Walk. This 3 hour walking tour gives a real feel of nature with chirping of birds and fresh fragrance of flowers. Walking through the natural surroundings gives an excelling opportunity to pass through the evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands and watching birds, butterflies and wildlife as we move further. Evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Read more

Periyar - 2 Nights
DAY 7

Backwaters of Alleyppey

After breakfast drive to Alleyppey. Alleppey is one of the most important tourist centers in the state, with a large network of inland canals earning the sobriquet of "Venice of the east". The boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey give one first hand experience of the life style; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc., which remains more or less unchanged over the years. Overnight stop at hotel. Read more

Alleppey - 1 night
DAY 8

Relax in Marari Beach

In the morning continue your journey by road to Mararikulam, known by the beauty of its beach Marari, with endless miles of sand beaches and swaying palms all you need to do here is relax. Stay overnight at hotel.

Mararikulam - 3 Nights
DAY 9

Relax in Marari Beach

Enjoy and relax in the beach and in the facilities of your resort.

Mararikulam - 3 Nights
DAY 10

Relax in Marari Beach

Enjoy and relax in the beach and in the facilities of your resort.

Mararikulam - 3 Nights
DAY 11

Flying Home

On your final day, you'll have free time before your transfer to Cochin Airport, just in time for your flight home after an unforgettable vacation.

Cochin Airport

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cochin
Day 3
Location Munnar
Hotel Shamrock
Day 5
Location Periyar
Day 7
Location Backwaters
Day 8
Location Marari
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cochin
Day 3
Location Munnar
Day 5
Location Periyar
Day 7
Location Backwaters
Day 8
Location Marari
Hotel Ei Oceano
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cochin
Hotel Trident
Day 3
Location Munnar
Day 5
Location Periyar
Day 7
Location Backwaters
Day 8
Location Marari
Hotel Marari Beach Resort

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Information services
  • Taxes

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

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Jill Jordan, United States

Dear Nilesh. I have just returned from the Colouricious Kashmir holiday. Could I thank you and your staff, not only for a wonderful holiday, but for all the rearrangements you made when we could not go to Srinagar. This must have involved a great deal of hard work and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated this. You were not obliged to do this and we were very grateful. ​ We had a wonderful time in Jaipur and, as always with your company, everything was so well organised. ​ ​ Could I also take this opportunity to thank Amrik. He was amazing. His skill, his patience and professionalism, his concern for all of us and his calm demeanour meant that we all had the utmost confidence in him. This made the holiday a great pleasure for all of us, despite the change of plans. He maintained his good humour at all times and provided a wealth of information whenever we needed it. Thank you again to you and to all your staff. Please give my best wishes to Isha and I hope she is well. Above all my thanks and best wishes to Amrik. Your sincerely ​ Jill Jordan (Margaret Jordan) Read more

Matthieu et Mouneen, France

M BEAU J'ai découvert Tanirikka par hasard sur le web. Bien m'en a pris. Organisation impeccable, excellent choix des hotels et du circuit. Notre formule: deux personnes, une voiture et un chauffeur. Hyper pratique pour sortir des sentiers battus.​ ​ Merci Tanirikka, Matthieu et Mouneen.

Patty Harrison, United Kingdom

Hello! ​ ​ After a few days of rest from the wonderful Gujarat trip Colouricious offered, I would like to take a moment of giving some feedback. ​ ​ Gautam was an excellent host/coordinator and expert on our trip. He has a unique ability to communicate with anybody, the Rabari nomads on the road, the British ladies, a small country Muslim community and more. He has built up many excellent relationships with so many people and it makes the trip more interesting. His pace of instruction and points of interest were spot on. ​ ​ There are so many memories, thankfully caught by camera to remind me of this trip. ​ ​ Here are but a few:​ ​ . seeing the nomads on the road, with their children and tables on their camels . going to a small encampment of travellers where children were making beaded bracelets (great skills actually) . Seeing a cotton factory and talking to the owner!​ ​ . Seeing a tribal dance at the Rann Riders and looking at the women's dress and jewellery . Seeing bells made and seeing a small community, I was particularly impressed with the community and how they interacted with a member of their community with autism.​ ​ . Seeing a variety of weaving, one that included knots in the weavings.​ ​ . Going to a embroiderers small house, where her daughter brought a jug of water on her head to the house. This woman was a character and her house was a warm inviting setting. ​ ​ These are but a few of my memories but just want to say you have a good leader in Gautam and he is an asset to your organisation.​ ​ I'm looking forward to the February trip and want to thank all of you for all your hard work in organising memorable trips! ​ Read more

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