Glorious Kerala - Premium

Glorious Kerala - Premium

Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Munnar, Thekkady(Periyar), Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kumarakom

  • 6 Nights, 7 Days
  • |
  • Package Cost: ₹ 40,949 onwards

Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Its many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife

Hotels included in this package

Destination:Kochi (Cochin)
Hotels:Crowne Plaza Maradu, Le Meridien Cochin Resort & Convention Centre
Destination:Munnar
Hotels:Mountain Club Resort, Chandys Windy Woods
Destination:Thekkady(Periyar)
Hotels:Green Woods
Destination:Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Hotels:Ramada by Wyndham Alleppey

Detailed Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels
  • Transportation - Entire round trip Ex- Kochi by an air-conditioned Indigo (02 - 03 adults) or air-conditioned Innova (04 - 06 adults) or similar for all categories. as per the itinerary
  • Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not on disposal basis
  • Meals - Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax
     

Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Kochi . Your tour price starts Ex Kochi
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours andexcursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance
  • Entrance fees and guide charges wherever applicable
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the ?Tour Price Includes' column
  • Supplement charges applicable for Long weekends and festivals
  • 3.50 % Govt. Service Tax.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Kochi

  • Welcome to Kochi, the most charming city of Kerala. On arrival at airport in Kochi or railway station in Ernakulam, begin your 'Glorious Kerala' tour. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
  • Later, visit the St. Francis Church, the Mattencherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue and view the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi area.
  • St.Francis Church is said to be India's oldest European built church, built by Portuguese Franciscan friars. The original wooden structure was rebuilt in stone around the mid-16th century.After the occupation of Kochi by the British in 1795,it became an Anglican church and is presently being used by the Church of South India.
  • Having passed away in Kochi in 1524, Vasco da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. His tombstone can be seen in the church. Mattenchary Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the raja of Kochi as a goodwill gesture.
  • The side galleries have amazing murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranic legends. The synagogue was built in 1568 and destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662 and rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took Kochi.
  • It features hand painted willow patterned floor tiles brought from China. Inside the sanctuary is an ornate gold pulpit and an upstairs balcony for women who worship separately according to the community's Orthodox rites.
  • Overnight in Kochi - None (Meals on your own)

Day 2 : On to Munnar (130 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

  • This morning, drive through the picturesque countryside to Munnar. On arrival, check into your hotel. Set in the mountain scenery, once known as the High Range of Travancore, the hill station of Munnar is the commercial Centre of some of the world's highest tea - growing estates. With its craggy peaks, manicures tea estates and crisp mountain air, Munnar is an ideal retreat.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this quaint hill station.
  • Overnight in Munnar. 

Day 3 : Munnar

  • Today, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Munnar where you will enjoy visiting sections of old Munnar, which includes the charming old Christ Church with its original fourteen rows of wooden pews and the Tata Tea Museum.
  • Later, you will also visit Mattupetty Lake which is flanked by steep hills and woods and has been created by the small hydro-electricity dam there.Enjoy a panoramic view of the dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations.
  • The evening is at leisure. You can spend time within the hotel and simply enjoying a delicious dinner and maybe in the evening going out for a stroll to the local market.Overnight in Munnar 

Day 4 : On to Thekkady (105 kms / approx. 3 and half hour drive)

  • Today, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) the land of spice plantations. On arrival, check- into your hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the spice market in the Kumily Village on your own.Overnight in Thekkady 

Day 5 : On to Alleppey (110 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

  • The morning is at leisure. You can enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Periyar (boats can be hired directly), to observe wildlife in the Periyar Sanctuary.
  • Later, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Alleppey and check- into your resort or hotel.Overnight in Alleppey.

Day 6 : On to Kumarakom (51 kms / approx. 1 and half hour drive)

  • Today, after breakfast, drive to the idyllic backwaters of Kumarakom, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala.
  • A huddle of tiny islets on the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a pictorial, unsoiled village. Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, famous for its backwater tourism.
  • It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala.On arrival, check- into your hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore local markets for various spices such as cardamom, pepper, kokam, nut meg, clove, cinnamon, coffee, cassia, tamarind and so on.
  • Shop for Handicrafts made of natural fibre, metal and woodcraft products such as wall mirrors with antique finish, multi-colored screw pine boxes, baskets, bags in various sizes, whitewood icons and artifacts are other favourite items found in Kerala.
  • Overnight in Kumarakom 

Day 7 : Depart Kumarakom Onto Kochi (60 kms / approx. 2 hour drive)

  • Today, bid farewell to your 'Glorious Kerala' tour as you get transferred to airport in Kochi / railway station in Ernakulam for your onward journey.
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 Package Cost

Rs. 40949/- Per Person

Hotel Details 

Kochi
1)Crowne Plaza Kochi Or Similar
2)Le Meridien Or Similar
Munnar
1)Mountain Club Munnar Resort Or Similar
2)Chandys Windy Woods Or Similar
Thekkady
1)Hotel Greenwoods Or Similar
2)Cardamom County Or Similar
Alleppey
1)Ramada (Premium Room) Or Similar
2)Lake Palace Or Similar
Kumarakom
1)The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort And Spa Or Similar

 Note

Validity of the package (From date – To date) 06th November 2015 to 25th November 2015 (44299/- Per Person)
 

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Hotels

DestinationBudget TypeHotel
Alappuzha (Alleppey)BudgetMahnami Heritage Hotel, Aagaman Inn
Alappuzha (Alleppey)DeluxeMappilassery Mansion, Bella Homestay
Alappuzha (Alleppey)PremiumThe World Backwaters A Lake Resort, Ramada by Wyndham Alleppey
Alappuzha (Alleppey)LuxuryLemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort, The Dream Boats
Kochi (Cochin)BudgetSwapna Koodaram, Hotel Edelweiss Inn
Kochi (Cochin)DeluxeRoyal Village, Emerald Hotel
Kochi (Cochin)PremiumNo.18 A Fort Kochi Hotel, The Avenue Regent
Kochi (Cochin)LuxuryCrowne Plaza Maradu, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa
KumarakomBudgetIllikkalam Lakeside Cottage's, Sparkling Shore Homestay
KumarakomDeluxeGreen Fields Kumarakom, Illikkalam Lake Resort
KumarakomPremiumKalathil Lake Resort, Backwater Ripples
KumarakomLuxuryThe Zuri Resort & Spa, Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa
MunnarBudgetKulangara Cottage, Meghdoot - The Cloud Inn
MunnarDeluxeChandana Royal Resorts, Greens Stay Inn
MunnarPremiumAnaerangal Camp, Tea County Hill Station Resort
MunnarLuxuryClub Mahindra Munnar, The Talayar Valley Bungalow
Thekkady(Periyar)BudgetPeriyar Seven Hills Homestay, Green Villa Homestay
Thekkady(Periyar)DeluxeVista Rooms at Lake Road, Koshys Homestay
Thekkady(Periyar)PremiumIndhrivanam Homestay, Holiday Vista
Thekkady(Periyar)LuxuryParadisa Plantation Retreat, The Elephant Court

Inclusions

  • 6 night stay (on twin sharing basis)
  • Breakfast (Kindly check timings & venue from the hotel)
  • Return Airport transfers by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Sightseeing by Non AC vehicle on seat sharing basis
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
  • Parking and Toll taxes
  • All presently applicable hotel and airline taxes
  • Should there be any further levy of Govt. / statutory taxes or charges, the same shall be chargeable extra as and when applicable.
  • Note: These are representative inclusions. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, room service charges, soft drinks and hard drink charges, etc
  • The payments for additional services taken at the hotel are to be settled directly at the hotel
  • Any service not mentioned in inclusions

Cancellation Policy

  • 15 days or more before date of departure: 20% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
  • Note: This is representative policy. Please check with travel agent for exact details during booking.

Payment Policy

  • 30 days or more before date of departure: 10% of total cost
  • 30 - 15 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
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