Classic Kerala-07 Nights/08Days

Package overview Description

Experience all the scenic attractions of Kerala  on this tour, starting in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin. Experience the very best attractions on this tour taking you to the beautiful city of Cochin, Evergreen Hill station of Munnar, grand spectacular Thekkady and ending with a night in the Backwaters of Kumarakom or Alleppey; Additionally take time exploring the city of Cochin- the oldest city in South India  boasting as having the oldest Synogogue of the country’s most exquisite attractions, which can be viewed all year round. Discover the entertainments in Munnar which is internationally renowned as  India’s premier holiday resort offering a multitude of attractions and activities. – strolling the spice markets, spice plantations to inhale the aroma of plants, trek inside the nearby Sanctuaries  – With its combination of numerous activities, as well as world class hotels it is an interesting inclusion for your visit. For a shorter variation or to customize your tour, please contact us!

Itinerary;

Day01;Arrival Cochin –Cochin Sight Seeing

Day02; Driving to Munnar

Day03; Munnar sightseeing

Day04:Driving to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Day05; Transfer to Alleppey Resort/Kumarakom-Houseboat cruise

Day06; Transfer to Kovalam

Day07; sightseeing of Kovalam

Day08; Sunrise view and transfer to Departure airport

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 08Days/07Nights

  • Destinations covered: Cochin, Munnar,Thekkady,Kumarakom/Alleppey, Kovalam,

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Inclusions

  • Accomadation On Twin Sharing Basis

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Houseboat

  • 24Hr Contact with consultant handling the file

  • All Airport Transfers and tours provided in luxury air conditioned vehicles with English speaking Chauffeur

  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes

  • GST 3.09%.

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal expenditure like soft drinks, mineral water, phone calls, tips etc.

  • Lunches & Dinners until and unless mentioned

  • Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable

  • Any item not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Guide Services

  • Entry charges to sites

Detailed Itinerary;

KERALA – 08DAYS/07NIGHTS  ITINERARY

DAY01: ARRIVAL COCHIN-SIGHTSEEING

Arrival at Cochin by Air, Bus or Rail and our representative will meet and assist you to transfer to the hotel in Cochin and brief you the tour. Check in at the Hotel . Then proceed for an included sightseeing tour with a local guide who points out the city highlights-Mattancherry and Fort Cochin, the places where you can see the trails of Colonial influences preserved as fresh as new. First visit the Mattancherry Palace, popularly known as DUTCH PALACE which houses a museum to provide you the history of Kerala Kings through the years. Then marvel at the grandeur of adjacent Jewish Synagogue, the only living Synagogue in the Common Wealth Countries and then walk through the Jew Street where you can see ample of antiquities. Then proceed to Fort Cochin to watch the fishing by the Grand Chinese Fishing Nets, 4000 years old technology still used in the backwaters of Kerala. Have a look at St.Francis Church which has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the Sub continent Evening free for you to relax in the hotel or select any one of the optional activities like Sunset Cruise at Vembanad Lake or watching the bewildering Kerala Art forms Kathakali

Overnight at Cochin

DAY02:  COCHIN –MUNNAR

Today after breakfast, check out the Hotel and proceed to Munnar passing the Kerala villages, lush green hills through plantations. Pause at Cheeyapara Waterfalls to refresh yourself by crystal waters of the falls and reach Munnar for checking at the hotel.

Evening at free to relax at the hotel enjoying the soothing climate of Munnar or stroll through the town of Munnar

Overnight at Munnar

DAY03: MUNNAR SIGHTSEEING:

Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing of Munnar. First visit the abode of Nilgiri Thar, a rare species-Eravikulam National Park lies at the crest of the Anamalai ranges near Munnar spreading over 97 Sq. Km of ever green tropical forest. Then proceed to Mattupetty Dam, Echo pint and Kundala Lake. If you are at Munnar during the blossoming season of Neela Kurinji, a rare flower which blossom once in every twelve years, you will be excited to have a look at the flower.Return to hotel by evening. Camp fire can be arranged on your request as optional service Overnight at Munnar

DAY04: : MUNNAR -THEKKADY

After breakfast, check out and proceed your journey through the tea Gardens and spice plantations to Periyar, known as Thekkady which is familiar for the PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE. There are resorts inside the forest. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations .It is one of the finest wildlife reserve in India, and spread across the entire district as picturesque plantation.  On reaching Thekkady, check in at the hotel. Later you can enjoy the boat ride to the Wild life Sanctuary Overnight at Periyar

DAY05: THEKKADY- ALLEPPEY/KUMARAKOM  HOUSEBOAT

Enjoy the breakfast at hotel and check out from the hotel to drive to much awaited Backwater village, Kumarakom a tourist village with a vast network of rivers and canals which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. On arriving Kumarakom, embark into the house boat, Traditional Kettuvallam, for a cruise along the palm-fringed waterways. Traditional Keralite lunch and dinner in the houseboat Overnight stay at the Houseboat.

DAY06 : ALLEPPEY/ KUMARAKOM  HOUSEBOAT- KOVALAM

Morning enjoy your breakfast in the Houseboat and disembark from it Then drive to Kovalam, the internationally renowned beach destination. Check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day in the sandy beaches of Kovalam flanked by coconut groves on one side and Arabian Sea on the other. Overnight at Kovalam

DAY07: KOVALAM:- TRIVANDRUM

After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum, Capital City of God’s Own Country. Your visit includes Napier Museum, Kuthirmalika Palace and Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Zoo. Return to hotel by evening. There are other options of sightseeing also with Veli tourist village and day tour to Neyyar Dam and Thenmala Overnight at Kovalam

DAY08: KOVALAM- TRIVANDRUM DEPARTURE

Enjoy the breakfast at hotel after witnessing the Sunrise at the juncture of three magnificent waters –Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. You will be transferred on time to Trivandrum airport/Cochin Airport with ever lasting memories of a holiday.