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Overview
Kerala which is also known as 'Gods Own Country' is in the southern most part of India. Its famous for is ts Back waters ,Spice Gradens Tea and Coffee plantations as well as Wildlife.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Multi seater AC van

Detailed Itinerary

On arrival in Kochi & transfer to Hotel.Overnight stay 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 stay 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 stay 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 stay 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 stay 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 stay 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 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 stay at the hotel in Alleppey Houseboat.

After breakfast 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 stay at the hotel in Kovalam.

After breakfast you day is at at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kovalam

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

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

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
Lunch, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
Personal expenses
Certain meals not included please refer to Inclusions and notes

Notes

 City

Hotels (3*)

Hotels (4*)

 Cochin

Abad Atrium

Radisson Blu Kochi

 Munnar

Abad Copper Castle

Devonshire Greens Leisure

 Periyar

Abad Green Forest Resort

The Elephant Court

 Alleppey

AC Houseboat

AC Houseboat

 Kovalam

Abad Harmonia Beach Resort

Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel

Trip Highlights

Kochi- Munar-Periyar- Alleppey- Kovalam-Thiruvananthapuram

Departure Period

15 Apr, 2022 to 30 Sep, 2022
AUD 1,437 P P twin share
AUD 2,053 P P single

01 Oct, 2022 to 31 Mar, 2023
AUD 1,661 P P twin share
AUD 2,498 P P single

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