Kerala - of Ayurveda, Backwaters and Wildlife

Duration : 09 Nights/10 Days
Destination : Cochin - Munnar - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum


Day 1: Arrival in Cochin
Upon your arrival in Cochin airport, our tour representative will meet you and assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Cochin which includes visit to Dutch Palace Museum also called as Mattancherry Palace, a traditional Kerala-styled edifice which was gifted to the King of Cochin by the Portuguese in 1555. Next to St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European church built in 1503 by the Portuguese; it draws large number of tourists and once marked the burial site of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (the first European to reach India), before being moved to Lisbon. Now arrive at the Hill Palace Museum, Kerala’s first ever heritage museum exhibiting oil-paintings, murals, sculptures, manuscripts and belongings of the Kochi royal family. Your next trip is to the Jewish Synagogue, India’s oldest active synagogue built in 1568, with antiques adorning its interiors. Lastly, proceed to be at Cochin’s landmark - the giant Chinese Fishing Nets. Overnight stay at hotel in Cochin.

Day 2: Cochin-Munnar [140 Km/approx. 04 hrs drive]
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and take a scenic drive to the enchanting Munnar (approx. 1530 ft above sea level). Enroute to Munnar, treat your eyes to the panoramic views of the Cardamom Hills and vast green carpets of tea plantation. Upon arrival in Munnar, check into the hotel/resort. You may choose to relax in your room awhile and then start trekking around the estate. Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Munnar.

Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing
Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a sightseeing tour of Munnar which includes visit to Kundala Lake (approx. 1700 m above sea level) - located amid absolutely picturesque surrounding of green valleys and majestic landscapes, Shooting Point - one of the most photogenic place near Munnar, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam - beautifully reflecting the nearby tea gardens ,and Eravikulam National Park (spread over 97 sq. km) - home to the rare and endangered goat species, Nilgiri Tahr; the park is also famous for the unique and rare blue Neela Kurinji Flowers which blossoms only once in 12 years. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady [110 km/approx. 03 hrs drive]
After breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and drive to Thekkady (Periyar), a place blessed with elephants and other exotic wildlife, unending chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel to freshen up. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Thekkady (approx. 1330 m above sea level) such as Murikkady - a paradise of world’s finest spice plantations; mainly coffee, cardamom and pepper, Chellar Kovil - a sleepy little village dotted with mesmerizing cascading waterfalls, Mangala Devi Temple (approx. 1335 m above sea level) - from where you will be getting spectacular views of the Eastern Ghat Mountain Ranges and some villages from the adjacent state of Tamil Nadu, lastly, to the Periyar National Park - one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India, spanning an area of 935 sq km and replete with scenic beauty and rich biodiversity, set high at the Western Ghat Mountain ranges. Return to the hotel/resort in Thekkady for stay overnight.

Day 5: Thekkady-Alleppey [156 km/approx. 4 hrs drive]
Post breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Alleppey and arrive by the afternoon. Alleppey is the land of stunning backwaters and backbone of Kerala’s tourism. Check into the houseboat and enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you cruise on a traditional Kerala-styled houseboat meandering through the network of lakes, lagoons and canals. In the evening, enjoy sunset cruise. Dinner and overnight stay on-board at the houseboat in Alleppey.

Day 6: Alleppey-Kovalam [180 Km/Approx. 04 hrs drive]
After breakfast in the morning, check out of the houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival in Kovalam, check in at the hotel. In the evening, proceed to enjoy some relaxing time on the sands of Kovalam Beach. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7 to Day 9: Kovalam [3 nights at Ayurveda Resorts]
From day 7 to Day 9, you spend time in harmony, relaxation and rejuvenating with nature at Kovalam beach town. Located close to Arabian Sea, Kovalam Beach is one of the most favorite tourist beaches in Kerala with three popular adjacent beaches namely Lighthouse, Samudra and Hawah. Enjoy your free time indulging in activities of your choice and interest. Enjoy the verdant surroundings, sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at Ayurveda resorts.

Day 10: Trivandrum [Departure]
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and get transferred to the airport in Trivandrum to board a flight to your onward journey/destination.

Accommodation Chart:

Nights

City

Hotel Names

1 Nights

Cochin

Time Square

2 Nights

Munnar

Misty Mountain

1 Nights

Thekkady

Jungle Park Resort

1 Night

Alleppey

Deluxe Houseboat

4 Nights

Kovalam

Uday Samudra Ayurveda & Yoga Beach Resort -4*

Similar/Suggestive Hotels will be provided in case of unavailability.


Cost of the Tour

USD 816 PER PERSON on TWIN SHARING BASIS Valid from 1st April, 2018 to 30th Sept, 2018
USD 1098 PER PERSON on TWIN SHARING BASIS Valid from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March, 2019
*Not Applicable from 15th December, 2018 to 15th January, 2019


Inclusions for 6 Nights Tour:

  1. 06 Nights’ accommodation at above Hotels.
  2. Arrival Assistance by GeTS Holidays Representative.
  3. Buffet Breakfast at the Hotels/Resort.
  4. Kathakali Dance Show in Cochin.
  5. 1 Liter bottle of Mineral Water per person per day.
  6. Transportation using A/c Sedan Vehicle throughout the journey
  7. All Applicable Hotel and other taxes

Inclusions for 3 Nights Ayurveda Tour (Body & Mind Relaxation Program):

  1. 03 nights Ayurveda Package at Uday Samudra.
  2. Accommodation in well-appointed A/c Rooms as Per the Room Category,
  3. All Meals (Veg Diet), Basic Medicines, Daily One Hour Yoga Lessons
  4. Free Consultation by the Doctor before all Treatments
  5. Per Day Two Treatments Included.
  6. Free Herbal water in Room
  7. Inclusive of all applicable Taxes

Exclusions: -

  1. Any Airfare or Train
  2. Guide
  3. India Visa
  4. Entrance Fees to monuments/sightseeing places
  5. Any Personal Expenses
  6. Tips to Guide & Drivers
  7. Any other services which are not mentioned above

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