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Best of Kerala

Tour Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Gods own country charms every individual in a very unique manner. Depicting Indian mythology through Kathakali performance is one way how we unravel the ethnicity of Kerala. Not to be missed is the Harbor Cruise in the capital city of Kerala- Kochi, for a gala evening onboard. Feel the exhilarant air in the thick forest of Periyar making for a thrilling jungle walk. Also witness the rich estates of spices planted all across the region. The aroma of spices fills up your lung which is best tackled by a serene boat ride over the blue waters here in Periyar. Lastly loosening up to the tranquility of backwaters through a houseboat sail is a must do in this state. Wrap up this city with a pampering Ayurvedic massage therapy.

Tour Highlights

India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent. The South of India is a whole different world than the north. This tour starts in Kochi, continues to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Backwaters in Alleppey and ends on the beautiful beaches of Kovalam.

Join with us to de-stress with the serenity the awesome landscape, tranquil backwaters, lush green surroundings, the beautiful tea estates and spice plantations Kerala offers.

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Tour Itinerary at Glance

Day 1: Arrive Kochi: By Flight
Day 2: Cochin
Day 3: Cochi / Munnar: (Drive: 150 Km/ 4 Hours)
Day 4: Munnar
Day 5: Munnar / Periyar (Thekkady) (Drive: 120 Km/ 4 Hours)
Day 6: Periyar (Thekkady)
Day 7: Periyar / Kumarakom (Drive: 150 Km/ 4 Hours)
Day 8: Kumarakom – Alleppey (Drive: 40 kms /2 hrs)
Day 9: Alleppey – Kovalam (Drive: 175 Km/ 5 Hours)
Day 10: Kovalam
Day 11: Kovalam/Trivandrum/Departure
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

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  1. Day 1 Arrive Kochi: By Flight
    Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together at the airport and transferred to our hotel. Rest of the day is free for personal activities.
  2. Day 2 Cochin
    santa-cruz-cathedral-basilica-cochin In the morning we explore Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, Kerala’s commercial capital with one of the finest natural harbours in the world. We visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India. Vasco De Gama was buried here before his remains were taken back to Portugal. Next we visit the Roman Catholic Santa Cruz Cathedral built by the Portuguese in the 16th century; which is famous for beautiful paintings on its ceiling. We continue to the Jewish Quarter with its Old Synagogue and the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese. Later we take a boat cruise to visit Bolghatty Palace and observe the fascinating Chinese fishing nets in action. In the evening we enjoy Kathakali Dance Performance. This dramatized presentation of a play usually based on the Hindu epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas, is a unique combination of literature, music, painting, acting and dance. Please note: Jewish Synagogue & Mattancherry Palace remains closed on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
     
    Meals Included
  3. Day 3 Cochi / Munnar: (Drive: 150 Km/ 4 Hours)
    In the morning after breakfast we drive to Munnar. On arrival we check in our hotel. Munnar, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Madrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600m above sea level, this hill station was once the summers resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
    Meals Included
  4. Day 4 Munnar
    tea-garden-munnar In the morning after breakfast we take tour of Munnar. Munnar tour includes the stone Christ Church (1910), now administered by the Church of South India, and has fine stained glass. Inside, brass plaques honour the memory of the planters. From many places in Munnar you will see Anamudi (2695), South India's highest peak. Classified as a core forest area, it may be climbed except for study purposes. Later we visit Mattupetty, Echo Point, Kundala, Top Station. 
    Meals Included
  5. Day 5 Munnar / Periyar (Thekkady) (Drive: 120 Km/ 4 Hours)
    periyar-lake-thekkady In the morning after breakfast we drive to Periyar to check in our hotel. The area is famous for its spice plantations. In the afternoon we will visit a spice plantation, where cardamom, pepper, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, and tea are grown. In the evening we return to our hotel.
    Meals Included
  6. Day 6 Periyar (Thekkady)
    periyar-national-park-thekkady Our day starts with a jungle walk at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the early morning, after which we return to our hotel for breakfast. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves. Spread across 777 square kilometres it was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. In the afternoon we enjoy a boat ride on Lake Periyar to watch animals in their natural habitat by the water's edge. We are likely to see animals like boars, Sambars, wild dogs, Langur monkeys and wild elephants. The sanctuary is also a haven for water birds and we can see plenty of darters, grey herons, egrets and kingfishers. The evening is free to explore the local bazaar in Thekkady and purchase some of the famous spices grown in the area
    Meals Included
  7. Day 7 Periyar / Kumarakom (Drive: 150 Km/ 4 Hours)
    backwater-kumarakom Today we drive to Kumarakom, a beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddies and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies situated by Vembanad Lake. On arrival in Kumarakom we check in our hotel.
    Meals Included
  8. Day 8 Kumarakom – Alleppey (Drive: 40 kms /2 hrs)
    houseboat-alleppey Today we board the traditional rice boats - "Ketuvallam" and begin our journey through the picturesque backwaters and small lakes relaxing in the tranquility of Kerala's beautiful scenery. Experience the way of life and activity of the local people,
    Meals Included
  9. Day 9 Alleppey – Kovalam (Drive: 175 Km/ 5 Hours)
    kovalam-beach We enjoy breakfast on board, sail to Alleppey and disembark at the Puthenagady Jetty. A comfortable drive gets us to beautiful Kovalam Beach on the Malabar Coast near Trivandrum. We then get to relax by the beach with endless white sands by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in secluded a coconut groves. 
    Meals Included
  10. Day 10 Kovalam
    kovalam-beach Day free for Personal activities.  Indulge in various activities payable directly such as Ayurvedic Treatments and Massage therapies.
    Meals Included
  11. Day 11 Kovalam/Trivandrum/Departure
    After a memorable journey through incredible India, we are transferred to the airport in Trivandrum for our departure home or to our next exciting destination. 
    Meals Included
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

* DENOTES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES INCLUDED

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Overall Rating 5/5
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Reviewed by on Apr, 2018
5/5
We had a wonderful trip around Kerala
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