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The Marvel Called Kerala..- destination of a lifetime. The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches , the majesty of the undulating hills, the serenity of the pristine backwaters and the enchanting woods and forests will have you enchanted.
Detailed Itinerary

On arrival in Kochi airport. Meet our representative & transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Kochi.

After breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Kochi visiting the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue - (which remains closed on Fridays) St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Basilica. While driving along the coastline, at the Harbour's mouth, one can also view the unique and still-in-use "Chinese Fishing Nets" which were introduced by the Chinese traders in the 14th Century. The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved.

Evening: Witness India's most spectacular Kathakali Dance show drama based on stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. The dancers are elaborately made up with paint and masks, accompanied with drummers and musicians.

Overnight at the hotel in Kochi

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & travel by road to the hill station of Munnar this afternoon, an idyllic haven of crisp mountain air, and tea. Upon arrival check-in at Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Munnar

After breakfast excursion to Eravikulam National Park is 15 Kms from Munnar and has an area of 97 km². The park is located along the Western Ghats and has the largest viable population of the Nilgiri Tahr. The park also has other animals such as Nilgiri marten, ruddy mongoose, small clawed otter, dusky striped squirrel, Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Wild Dog, Indian Porcupine, and Funambulus etc. There are many species of birds too such as Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied Short-wing, and Black-and-orange Flycatcher etc.

Overnight at the hotel in Munnar

After breakfast drive to Thekkady. The drive Munnar to Periyar will be an unforgettable experience through the cardamom hills and by the valleys and hills. This will be one of the best drive you have during this tour. The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. On arrival check in at Hotel

Free to explore

Overnight at the hotel in Periyar

After breakfast proceed with boat ride at Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary. Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq.km. Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. Proceed with boat ride at Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

In the evening, enjoy Kalaripayattu performance. It’s a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. Kalaripayattu originated in ancient South India. Kalaripayattu is a Dravidian martial art from the Indian state of Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is practiced in Kerala and by the Nadars, Ezhavas as well as Mappilas and Syrian Malabar Nasranis. Kalarippayttu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods.

Overnight at the hotel in Periyar

Drive to Alleppey & check-in to Houseboat, Your house boat carries you slowly down palm-hung waterways, past backwater settlements of thatched and tiled cottages, bright with cartons and hibiscus. You set your own pace: stopping where you like, resting when you like, and indulging yourself with the freshest of foods bought from the farmers and fishermen on the banks of the backwaters. You are always within the reach of other people & yet no one can intrude into your lives if you don’t want them to.

Overnight at the hotel in Alleppey Houseboat

Early in the morning you can have the panoramic view of sunrise from your houseboat. After breakfast dis-embark your houseboat and drive to Kovalam

Free at leisure to explore
Overnight at the hotel in Kovalam

After breakfast visit Kovalam city sightseeing as per below details.

• Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple: This 260-year old temple has a Gopuram that rises 30 meters in the sky and intricately carved pillars which are beautiful. (Non Hindus are not allowed inside of temple)

• Napier Museum: This is an art and natural history museum which houses a collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. (Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays & Govt. Holidays)

• Chitralayam Art Gallery: See works by renowned painters Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art.

If time permits then also see Zoological Gardens.

Overnight at the hotel in Kovalam.

Day at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Kovalam

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination. Farewell Kerala

Inclusions

10 Night’s accommodation on Twin/Double occupancy on Bed & Breakfast Basis except Houseboat where plan will be on full board basis ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours to be by air-conditioned Toyota Innova
Monument entrance fees as per itinerary (1 visit per monument)
Service of Local English Speaking Guide as per program.
Assistance at airports by our representatives
Kathakali Dance in Kochi
Spice Plantation Tour in Thekkady
Kalaripayattu show in Thekkady
Boat ride at Thekkady
All presently applicable Governments taxes

With Best compliments
Two bottles of mineral water daily in the vehicle
Traditional Indian welcome by flower garlands on arrival

Exclusions

The Cost does not include:
Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls.
Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments
Any tipping, gratuities or porterage anywhere
Lunches, Dinner unless specified
Any International airfare/Visa Fees
Any Domestic air fare

Notes

Rates Not valid for period 20 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020

HOTELS

Days City Hotels (3*) Nights
01/03 Cochin Abad Atrium 02 N
03/05 Munnar Abad Copper Castle 02 N
05/07 Periyar Abad Green Forest Resort 02 N
07/08 Alleppey AC Houseboat 01 N
08/11 Kovalam Abad Harmonia Beach Resort Uday 03 N

IMPORTANT:
1. Standard check in and check out time at hotels is 1400 hrs.

2. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

3. Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.

Trip Highlights

Kochi - Munnar - Periyar - Alleyppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Departure Period

01 Oct, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,717 P P twin share
AUD 2,556 P P single

01 Jul, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 1,498 P P twin share
AUD 2,123 P P single

01 Oct, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2022
AUD 1,717 P P twin share
AUD 2,556 P P single

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