Kerala heritage, Kochi (Cochin)
Experience the beaches, backwaters, green hills, tea plantations, the cuisine & more of Kerala on this 9 day tour. Includes stay, sightseeing & meals.
Destinations, Hotels included in this package
- Accommodation for total 08 nights inclusive of buffet breakfast
- All meals included in 01 night stay at House Boat.
- Breakfast and Dinner inclusive for 2 nights in Munnar.
- All Tours by A/C indica as mentioned in the itinerary with an English speaking driver.
- 24 hr point of contact during your stay .
- Drivers night halt charges
- Toll & Parking charges
- Fuel Charges
- All presently applicable taxes
- Any services other than the ones mentioned above.
- Air Tickets/train ticket
- Any extras like table drinks, telephone calls, any tips, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
- Still camera or video camera fees
- Tips at Restaurant \\ Hotels during meal. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any tips to drive \\ guide \\ escort\\entry fees to monuments,palaces and Sancturies and National Parks \\ boating charges
Day 01 Cochin
Upon arrival, direct transfer to the hotel, later proceed for sightseeing in & around Cochin which includes,the Dutch Palace – The place has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting the scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata & Ramayana, Jewish Synagogue – the oldest synagogue in the world is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers, was built in 1568. St. Francis Church: is the oldest church built by Europeans in India, where thePortugese traveller Vasco da gama was buried at first, later his remains were transferred to Portugal. & Huge, elegantChinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Cochin.
Day 02 Cochin -Munnar (140km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Munnar Enroute visitValara & Cheeyappara Water falls. Munnar a famous hill station in Kerala known for its tea estates. On arrival check into your hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Munnar.
Munnar is Kerala’s premium hill station. A hill station transcending excellence – Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makes it perfect tourist destination in south India. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, its bracing climate with the laidback atmosphere and its delightfully refreshing colonial air makes it the most sought-after destinations
Day 03 Munnar
HIGHLIGHT of Munnar tour: Spectacular beauty of the hill station and visit to the Tea factory, Eco Point,Mattupetty Dam & Lake.
After breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing which includes :-Eravikulam National Park: A National Park accommodating half of the world population of a rare species of mountain goat- Nilgiri Tahr Tata Tea Museum –at Nallathanni Estate, Matt petty Dam:-The beautiful hill station of Matt petty is the seat of the highly specialized Indo-Swiss Diary project. The lake & dam here offer boating facilitiesEcho point:-A scenic place with an exciting natural echo phenomenon. 15 kms from Munnar Kundala Lake: -Enjoy boating in Kundala Lake with Shikara Boats ( optional).Overnight stay
Day 4 Munnar - Thekkady
After Breakfast Check out from the Hotel and drive to Thekkady by road, Arrival and check into the hotel. The day at Leisure .Over night stay at Thekkady
Thekkady, is one of India's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where you can watch wildlife at close range. The vegetation, the flora and fauna and the birds of Thekkady are uniquely rich, vast and varied that it does not bear semblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Even a casual visitor to this place will not fail to observe the special ecological pattern of Thekkady.
Day5-Thekkady – Kumarakom
In the morning, after breakfast drive to Kumarakom (130kms/4hrs). Kumarakom is Kerala’s heartland of lagoons; palm fringed lakes, and paddy fields, inter-linked with hundreds of winding canals. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Evening visit the Birds Sanctuary. Overnight, stay in Kumarakom.
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, a state in India. Geographically, it is located at 9.35 North and 76.26 East. Kumarakom's soil is extremely fertile due to the proximity of the water source, this has resulted in the growth of a wide variety of flora in Kumarakom, especially the mangrove and coconut trees. Vembanad Lake is home to several types of marine life exclusively the 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spotted Fish), the 'Chemeen' (Prawns) and the 'Konju' (Tiger Prawns).
Day 6–Kumarakom- Alleppey ( Houseboat) ( by road 35km / 1hrs)
HIGHLIGHT of the Day: A unique experience of backwater in Kerala where you will witness the scenic beauty of backwaters along with a chance to peep into the rural life especially the Fisher folks.
Today by noon you will embark into an exclusive deluxe houseboat. Cruise down centuries old backwaters flanked by picture book towns and ancient trading ports on our houseboats-‘Kettuvallams’. See the sunset on the scenic backwaters of the Vembanadlake and the green rice fields of Kuttanad. Relish exotic traditional cuisines (e.g Kootu a vegetable dish with grated coconut) prepared by our expert chefs. Gently drift off to sleep as the cool breeze of the backwaters soothe you.Overnight in houseboat.
Referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ by travelers from across the world, Alappuzha a district of immense natural beauty. Caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west & a vast network of lakes, Lagoons and fresh water rivers criss crossing it, this backwater country shelters some unique animal and bird life.
Day 7–Alleppey ( Houseboat) – Kovalam
Day free to relax at the beach resort. You would have the option to use Spa(Optional). Overnight stay at Kovalam .
Day 8– Kovalam
Enjoy the whole day at Kovalam Beach.
Day 9– Kovalam – Trivandrum
After breakfast, check out from the hotel, transfer to railway Station or Airport to onward destination.