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Day 01 Arrival in Cochin

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Sightseeing in Munnar

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04 Munnar – Thekkady (90 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, proceed for boat-ride at Periyar Lake, and in evening watch traditional Kalari show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05 Thekkady – Kumarakom (130 kms / approx 4 hours)

After breakfast, check-out from the houseboat and proceed to Kumarakom - a charming emerald peninsula jutting into the picturesque Vembanad Lake dotted with innumerable traditional country rafts, boats and canoes. The fresh water of the lake flows into the mainland, making a labyrinth of lagoons, canals and waterways. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful resort of Kumarakom. Overnight at the backwater resort.

Day 06 Kumarakom

Today, enjoy your visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary- An ornithologist's paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. Also, you may want to indulge yourself with some Ayurveda treatments in your hotel (On direct-payment basis). Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India and has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The various treatments are individually prescribed and involve the use of medicated herbal oils, herbs, powders and poultices & natural ingredients. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 07: Drive from Kumarakom – Alleppey (30 kms / approx 1 hour)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerela, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay on houseboat.

Day 08 Drive from Alleppey – Kovalam (170 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore - Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches - Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

Day 09 Sightseeing in Kovalam

After breakfast, explore highlights of Kovalam- covering lighthouse, Vellayani Lake and Valiyathura Pier. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 10 Excursion to Kanyakumari, with Trivandrum sightseeing

After breakfast, take excursion trip to Kanyakumari – visit the Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Museum and southernmost point. While returning, also cover Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Return to Kovalam for overnight stay.

Day 11 Departure from Trivandrum

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home. End of Services.

10 Nights / 11 Days

1N Cochin– 2N Munnar– 1N Thekkady– 2N Kumarakom-1N Alleppey HB -3N Kovalam(Kanyakumari Excursion)

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

In Cochin, Kathakali Dance, Mattancherry palace & Jewish Synagogue
Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
In Thekkady, boating on Periyar Lake and Kalari Show
Cruise through beautiful Kerela backwaters and stay on Houseboat, Alleppey
Boat cruise at Kumarakom
Kovalam beaches, Napier Museum, Art Gallery & Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum Excursion to Kanyakumari
Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
Start in Cochin and end in Trivandrum

HOTELS OFFERED:

City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Cochin 1 Radisson Blu Olive Downtown Cochin Palace Breakfast
Munnar 2 Mountain Club Tea County KTDC Grand Plaza Breakfast
Thekkady 1 The Elephant Court Citrus Wild Corrdior Peppervine Breakfast
Kumarakom 2 Zuri Eastend Lake Song Manor Backwater Resort Breakfast
Alleppey 1 Tamarind Houseboat - Premium Tamarind Houseboat - Delux Tamarind Houseboat - Standard All Meals
Kovalam 3 Turtle on the Beach Travancore Heritage Abad Harmonia Reso Breakfast


PACKAGE COST Category A Category B Category C
Cost for Single Pax Travelling 104650 78445 67345
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling 53210 40115 34565
Cost Per Person when 3 Pax Travelling 44305 33272 27793
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling 44787 31743 26049

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 10 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Kathakali Show in Cochin
• Kalari Show in Thekkady
• Boat-ride in Periyar Lake
• Kumarakom boat cruise
• Assistance at the airport
• Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
• Entry Fee at the Monuments / Parks / Museum
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

Monument Closed on
Kochi - Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Friday/Saturday/Jewish Holidays
Kochi - Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday
Munnar - Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March
Munnar - Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday
Trivandrum - Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Non-Indians are not allowed. Dress code to enter at the temple is Dhoti for Men & Saree for Women.
Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs