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Kerala is one of the most colorful, vibrant, must see destinations. Exotic
Kerala tour combines the quintessential beauty of Cochin churches &
palaces, the rich legacy of Munnar tea estates, national park of Periyar and
the tranquil harmony of Kovalam in Kerala.
Day - 1 - Arrive Cochin
You arrive in Cochin by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat'
(Welcome) our representative would meet & assist you at the airport and
to our hotel for check-in. Afternoon we leave for a boat cruise on sunset
and in the evening we see Kerala's most popular classical dance, Kathakali.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 2 - Cochin - Munnar (150 km/ 4 hrs)
Cochin always had a very popular and historical sea trade connection with
Middle East, Mediterranean Europe, Dutch and British. It has one of the
finest natural harbours on the Arabian coastline. Its cosmopolitan character
is reflected in the buildings and structures representing different regions
of the world. It is one of the few places in the world where one can see a
Jewish synagogue, Portuguese churches, architecture, mosques, temples and
Chinese fishing nets, all in one city. A city of peninsulas and islands,
today it is Kerala's commercial hub.
In the morning at 0900 hrs we leave for a half day city tour of Cochin,
with visits to St. Francis' Church, Dutch Palace (Built by the Portuguese),
Jew Town, the Jewish Synagogue built in the year 1568, spice market, where
the air is filled with the pungent smell of spices, and Chinese fishing
Later in the afternoon we drive to Munnar. The distance of approximately
150 km is covered in around 4 hours while enjoying the scenic beauty with
marvelous waterfalls, high mountains and low flying clouds passing through.
Upon arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day - 3 - Munnar
Munnar Hills Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in India,
Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha,
Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 1600 Mts. above sea level, this was once
the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.
Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and
holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience. Munnar is essentially a
Morning post breakfast we head for a half-day tour of Munnar, visiting the
world's highest tea estates spread like a green carpet over hundreds of
kilometres, Lush green hills all around - a place to be seen to be believed,
and Eravikulam National Park (Park is closed in the month of January and
February), the best place to see the Nilgiri Tahr (mountain goat). Rest of
the day at leisure to explore the destination on your own. Overnight stay at
Day - 4 - Munnar - Periyar (160 km/ 4 hrs)
Today we head for one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in India, the
Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Upon arrival at Periyar, we assist you to check in
at our hotel. Set on an attractive lakeside, it is South India's most
popular Wildlife Sanctuary. Late afternoon at 1500 hrs we shall take you to
a guided Spice and plantation tour in one of the Spice Gardens / Plantations
for which this region is famous. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)
Day - 5 - Periyar - Kumarakom (135 km/ 4 hrs)
Boat Ride at Periyar Lake Periyar is a place to cruise on the lake and
gives an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers, leopards,
elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc, and a
wide variety of birds.
Early morning before breakfast at 0630 hrs we go for a wildlife viewing to
the sanctuary on lake Periyar by boat cruise. After two hours of wildlife
viewing we get back to the hotel for breakfast. Later we leave for Kumarakom
known for its backwaters, huge Vembanad Lake and the famous Kumarakom Bird
Sanctuary. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent
activities. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 6 - Kumarakom - Thothapalli (Overnight Houseboat)
After breakfast a visit to Bird Sanctuary. There are two seasons for birds:
between October and February there are cormorants, teals, and other ducks
and from February to July there are darters (snake birds), night herons,
egrets, and Siberian storks. It also has golden backed woodpecker, crow
pheasant, white-breasted water hen, tree pie etc.
This region is famous for its beautiful backwaters and village life
revolving around the banks of these backwaters. On arrival board the
houseboat, locally called Kettuvallam, and cruise around backwaters of
Kumarakom to Thothapalli to observe and experience the daily life of the
villagers along the backwaters. Overnight stay in the houseboat. (B, L, D)
Day - 7 - Thothapalli - Kovalam (90 km/ 2 hrs)
Disembark the houseboat and next we head for Kovalam, South of Trivandrum,
one of India's best beaches and famous for water sports in Southern India.
The day's invested in exploring the unbounded beauty of this place.
Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 8 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 9 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 10 - Kovalam - Trivandrum (Depart)
Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual
transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.
Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
|Based on minimum 02 pax
||US$ 550 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 04 pax
||US$ 475 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 08 pax
||US$ 470 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 12 pax
||US$ 460 per person on twin sharing basis
|Single room supplement
Above Cost Includes :
- Rates are not valid from 20 December to 10 January
- Supplement cost of Local speaking escort : US$ 325
Cost Does Not Include :
- 09 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- All meals in Houseboat.
- A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure
- Local English speaking guide in Cochin & Munnar
- Boat cruise in Cochin.
- Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
- Boat safari in Periyar
- Spice and plantation tour in Periyar.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Monument charges.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.