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Romantic Kerala tour package that encompass the best of what this magical
destination has to offer. It covers houseboat experience in Alleppey,
sightseeing of most prominent Kovalam beaches and backwater adventure in
Kumarakom for unforgettable honeymoon holidays in India.
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 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 - Alleppey (70 km / 1.5 hrs) (Overnight Houseboat)
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 0800 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
nets. Later drive to Alleppey, Known as 'Venice of the East', 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 Alleppey to Kumarakom to
observe and experience the daily life of the villagers along the backwaters.
Overnight stay in the houseboat. (B, L, D)
Day - 3 - Alleppey - Kumarakaum (25 km/ overnight houseboat)
Today we have our breakfast around 0900 hrs in the houseboat while
cruising, 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 at hotel in
Day - 4 - Kumarakom - Periyar (135 km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast 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.
After breakfast, we drive at 0900 hrs to Periyar. 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 and is a nice place to cruise
on the lake and have an opportunity to see wildlife. It is home to tigers,
leopards, elephants, bison (gaur), antelopes, sambhar, wild boar, money etc,
and a wide of variety of birds. 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. (B)
Day - 5 - Periyar
Early morning before breakfast at 0630 hrs we go for 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. Rest of the day is at
leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B)
Day - 6 - Periyar - Kovalam ( 250 Km / 06hr)
After breakfast we head for Kovalam, south of Trivandrum and one of India's
best beaches. The day is invested in exploring the unbounded beauty of this
place. Kovalam offers among the best ayurvedic massage and treatment in the
world. Overnight stay.(B)
Day - 7 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.(B)
Day - 8 - Kovalam - Excursion to Trivandrum (16 Km / 30 mins. / one way)
Today we leave for an excursion to Trivandrum, located on the South-western
tip of India. Famous for its long shorelines with glorious beaches, historic
monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage, Trivandrum
undoubtedly makes an ever-popular destination. We spend half a day here
covering Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery and the Museum.
Later we drive back to Kovalam. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 9 - Kovalam - Kanykumari - Kovalam (100 km / 3 hrs)
Today morning post breakfast we leave for a full day excursion to
Kanyakumari, the Southern most point of Indian mainland territory, at the
confluence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. After
check-in at the hotel we visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Temple of
Virgin Goddesses. The full moon evenings offer one of the best sunsets and
moon rise simultaneously. Evening at leisure and stay overnight at hotel.
Day - 10 - Kovalam
Day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 11 - Kovalam - Trivandrum (Depart) (16 Km / 30 mins.)
Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual
transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel. (B)
Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
|Based on minimum 02 pax
||US$ 685 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 04 pax
||US$ 590 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 08 pax
||US$ 575 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 12 pax
||US$ 565 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$ 475
Cost Does Not Include :
- 10 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with early check in
- Breakfast as per the itinerary
- All meals in Houseboat.
- A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure
- English speaking guide in Cochin, Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.
- Boat cruise in Cochin.
- Kathakali dance show in Cochin.
- Boat safari in Periyar.
- Spice and plantation tour in Periyar.
- Monument charges.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Monument charges.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.