ENCHANTING KERALA- GODS OWN COUNTRY
- Itinerary Detail
- TOUR HIGHLIGHT
- HOTELS ENVISAGED
|1||Arrive Cochin||Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.|
|2||In Cochin||DUTCH PALACE , FORT KOCHI , Kathakali dance show in Cochin. Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.|
|3||Cochin-Munnar||Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala,Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.|
|4||Munnar||Later visit the world famous Tea factory & museum of Munnar. Also visit the Tea Plantation on way to the factory and see how tea is been cultivated here in Munnar.|
|5||Munnar - Thekkady||Thekkady ,Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.|
|6||Tekkady||Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the boat ride at the Periyar lake and see the Elephants and the other wild animals get around the lake, while you are there at the boat.|
|7||Thekkady - Kumarakom||Overnight stay at hotel in Kumarakom.|
|8||Kumarakom||visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Overnight stay at hotel in Kumarakom.|
|9||Kumarakom - Alleppey||Lunch, evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and overnight stay will be on the houseboat.|
|10||Depart Alleppey - Cochin||check out from the houseboat and transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.|
Duration : 11 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : COCHIN - MUNNAR - THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY - COCHIN
Nature has endowed Kerala with unmatched beauty which grips visitors at first sight. Portuguese and Dutch settlements in port town Kochi reveals the history of ancient foreign inhabitants. Alleppey’s tranquil backwaters are ideal to explore live ashore, away from noise and stress. Ayurveda and spa therapies can be arranged abord houseboats. Munnar’s green hub is population-pollution free, an idyllic hill retreat. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary’s fauna explored on jeep safaris or kayak cruise on lake Periyar is thrilling.
Day 01 - Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin Airport you will be welcomed by our representative. Our representative will take care of the luggage and guide you to the vehicle and will transfer you to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and relax yourself. Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.
Day 02 - In Cochin
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour of Cochin
The Dutch palace at Mattancherry was actually built by the Portuguese and presented to the Cochin Raja in AD 1555. The palace acquired its present name in 1663 when the Dutch carried out some extensions and repairs in it. The main attractions of the palace lie in its wall murals that depict the scenes from the Ramayana.FORT KOCHI
Founded in 1503, this Portuguese fort is now in ruins. With its European heritage, its air of genteel decay, and stubborn self-absorption, it is a place where history, like a friendly phantom, still stalks the lonely streets. One can see many remains of Indo-European architecture that still exist here. One of the fascinating sights on the Kochi shoreline is the huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets which were brought here by traders from the court of Kublai Khan.
Later while shopping you can also learn Saree wearing skill that how the Indian women could do it very easily.
Later in the evening, witness the Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.
Day 03 : - Cochin-Munnar by surface (180 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar which the most famous Hill stations in India. On the way visit some of the tourist spots like valara falls ,view points etc . Reach Munnar in the evening and check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Set in the lap of God’s own country, Munnar remains till-date one of the least spoil destinations of the world. Sanctuaries, reservoirs and more than 12,000 hectares of tea fields have helped retain After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar which the most famous Hill stations in India. On the way visit some of the tourist spots like valara falls ,view points etc . Reach Munnar in the evening and check in at hotel.Munnar:-
Set in the lap of God’s own country, Munnar remains till-date one of the least spoil destinations of the world. Sanctuaries, reservoirs and more than 12,000 hectares of tea fields have helped retain Munnar as a hill resort. The hill station is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala and derives its name from the confluence of three mountain rivers- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. It was in the late 1800s that the first tea plantations were set up in Munnar, a hitherto untouched mountain land. Low-riding clouds, cascading waterfalls, unending expanse of green and a pleasant respite from southern India’s humidity create a picturesque surrounding. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
Day 04 : - Munnar
After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Munnar visiting Mattuppetty dam, Echo Point, Gundala Lake, Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park – famous for Nilgiri Tahr (Wild goat) etc. Later visit the world famous Tea factory & museum of Munnar. Also visit the Tea Plantation on way to the factory and see how tea is been cultivated here in Munnar. The thousands of tourists who visit Munnar for sight seeing can carry home impressions of the distant past of this tea planting district in Idukki’s high ranges. The aim of the tea museum, is to depict the growth of this more-than-a-century-old tea plantations, from the rudimentary tea roller to the present fully automated tea factory of Madupatty. It also gives first hand knowledge to tourists about tea processing and the operations that go into the making of black tea. Overnight stay at hotel in Munnar.
Day 05: Munnar - Thekkady by surface (110 / 3 Hrs)
After breakfast you are at leisure for your individual activities (no vehicle).
Morning breakfast at hotel. Afternoon check out and drive to Periyar, from Munnar. Upon arrival in Periyar, check-in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.
Thekkady in Idukki District of Kerala is a lovely wildlife destination. It is green everywhere and very quiet and serene. One can get the exotic smell of various spices where ever one goes.
Day 06: Tekkady
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later visit the Spice Planation and experience how different spices are cultivated here. Also get a chance to by these spices from the local shops in the village
Later afternoon visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the boat ride at the Periyar lake and see the Elephants and the other wild animals get around the lake, while you are there at the boat.
The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendor and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and Savannah grasslands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangaladevi temple - a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest; this sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants at close quarters. Evening you can walk through the Spice Market and feel the aroma of all kind of spices mesmerize you. Also see the very famous martial art form "Kaliyarupattu". Overnight stay at hotel in Periyar.
Day 07: - Thekkady - Kumarakom (114 Kms - 4 Hrs )
Morning breakfast at hotel. Afternoon check out and drive to Kumarakom, from Thekkaddy. Upon arrival in Kumarakom, check-in at the Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Kumarakom.
Kumarakom offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors.
Day 08: - Kumarakom
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Where the main attraction are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes. Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons. Evening at leisure at hotel.
Also enjoy 01 Hrs Rejuvenation Therapy/Body massage at hotel in Kumarakom Overnight stay at hotel in Kumarakom.
Day 09: - Kumarakom - Alleppey (33 Ksm - 1 Hrs )
Lunch, evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and overnight stay will be on the houseboat.
Day 10: - Depart Alleppey - Cochin (45 Kms - 1 Hr)
After breakfast in the morning, check out from the houseboat and transfer to Cochin Airport for your onward journey.
- 09 Nights accommodation in the above said hotel or similar.
- Meal Plan - Breakfast at the hotels, except for houseboat where all meal will be provided
- All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by AC Transportation
- Services of English speaking guide
- Assistance of our airport representative
- Cooking lesson with Lunch in Cochin
- Saree Tying (learn how to wear Saree) in Cochin
- Kathakali dance show in Cochin
- Boat Ride in Lake Periyar
- Kaliyarupattu martial art show in Periyar
- Spice Market walk in Periyar
- Spice Plantation tour in Periyar
- Tea Plantation program in Munnar
- Bird Sanctuary visit in Kumarakom
- 01 Hrs Rejuvenation Therapy/Body massage in Kumarakom
- All Applicable taxes
|CITY||BUDGET HOTELS||ROOM CATEGORY||FOUR STAR HOTELS||ROOM CATEGORY||NUMBER OF NIGHTS|
|Cochin||Millenium Continental||Standard||Dreams||Deluxe||02 Nights|
|Munnar||Bellmount Resort||Deluxe||Silver Tips||Executive Room||02 Nights|
|Thekkady||Periyar Meadows||Deluxe Non-AC||Cardmom County||Cottage||02 Nights|
|Kumarakom||Cocobay Resort||Suite Room||Eastend Lakesong||Punnamada||02 Nights|
|Alleppey||ATDC Houseboat||Standard||Rainbow Houseboat||Deluxe||01 Nights|
|TRAVELLING PAX DETAILS||PER PERSON RATES (Budget Hotels)||PER PERSON RATES (Four Star Hotels)|
|02 paying pax on twin sharing basis||GBP 1019 per person||GBP 1251 per person|
|Single Room Supplement||GBP 432||GBP 695|
|Entrance Supplement||GBP 25|