Essence of Kerala

09 Nights / 10 Days

Cochin

Munnar Tea Hills

Periyar

House Boat

Kumarakom

Kovalam

Day 01 - Cochin

Welcomed by Travel Planners representative at Cochin and transfer to hotel. Cochin, a port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. In the evening you could go for a relaxing sunset cruise(Optional). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Cochin

jewish-synagogue-kochin After breakfast, you can we visit Cochin city. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. The Chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. Visit Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace etc. Overnight at hotel. NB – Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace etc are closed on all Fridays & Saturdays

Day 03 - Munnar
munnar2_s Today morning after breakfast depart for Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. Arrive Munnar and check in at hotel. In the evening you can go for sightseeing of Munnar and witness tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of the covered by Tata tea. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Munnar Tea Hills
munnar1_s Today you can go for sightseeing Munnar which includes the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam; you can also enjoy boating in the Lake (optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 – Thekkady (Periyar)
day 7 Today morning drive to Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel. You could go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. It is also possible to go for an Elephant ride today. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Thekkady (Periyar)
periyar_s Today you could go for an escorted jungle trek is an option those who like trekking. In the evening you could also go for a boat ride where you will get the opportunity to sight elephants and other animals along the bank. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Kumarakom
kumarakom_s Morning after breakfast, proceed to Kumarakam, where you can see panoramic backwater stretches, lush paddy fields, highlands and extensive rubber plantations. Visit local village to explore the people’s daily routines and the paddy fields. At noon check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 - House Boat
houseboat_s Morning after breakfast, embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or ‘Kettuvalloms’ are luxurious boats with well-appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it’s the life along the coast that adds a touch of exotica to this experience. The locals’ travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight on board. (Full Board)
Day 09 - Marari
Marari Beach Today morning after breakfast, Proceed to Marari. Full day at leisure to relax at the beach resort.
Day 10 - Departure
Departure transfer to Cochin international airport for onward flight.

Cochin

Cochin

Munnar

Munnar

Periyar

Periyar

Kumarakom

Kumarakom

House Boat

House Boat, Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Marari

Marari

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Tour Cost

1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

INR1,26,000/2 persons
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard | Munnar – Spice Tree Resort | Thekkady – Spice Village | Kumarakom – Zuri Resort | Houseboat – Houseboat | Marari – Marari Beach Resort

1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 & 15 Jan - 31 Jan 2018

INR1,97,000/2 persons
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard | Munnar – Spice Tree Resort | Thekkady – Spice Village | Kumarakom – Zuri Resort | Houseboat – Houseboat | Marari – Marari Beach Resort

1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

INR2,09,700/2 persons
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard | Munnar – Spice Tree Resort | Thekkady – Spice Village | Kumarakom – Zuri Resort | Houseboat – Houseboat | Marari – Marari Beach Resort

1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018

INR1,92,500/2 persons
  • Cochin – Brunton Boatyard | Munnar – Spice Tree Resort | Thekkady – Spice Village | Kumarakom – Zuri Resort | Houseboat – Houseboat | Marari – Marari Beach Resort

 

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels in a double bed room
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • All meals at House Boat (1 Bed room House Boat)
  • Transportation using A/C Innova car
  • Elephant Ride at Periyar
  • Boating at Periyar
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Parking, toll
  • All Taxes
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