KERALA – GLIMPSES
GLIMPSES OF KERALA 07 NIGHTS 08 DAYS
A slender coastal strip shaped by its layered landscape, almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches, a languid network of glistening backwaters and the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of elsewhere.
Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, ayurvedic treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud- tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. It’s hard to deny Kerala’s liberal use of the slogan
‘God’s Own Country’.
Day 1 KOCHI (Cochin)
Kochi has been drawing traders, explorers and travelers to its shores for over 600 years. On your arrival at Cochin International airport our executive will receive you. We will take you for a small tour of the old city, Fort Cochin visiting the main attractions like Dutch Palace Museum, Jewish Street, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Net. In the evening get treated to a traditional Kathakali show and dinner
Overnight in Kochi.
Day 2 KOCHI to MUNNAR (135kms / 04:00hrs drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, Drive towards Munnar the green paradise of Kerala, on the way enjoy the scenic beauty of kerala, marvelous waterfalls and high mountains which have low flying clouds passing by. Arrive at Munnar and check in at hotel.
Munnar is located 1,600 metres above the sea level, this hill station is a slice of India’s historic past: this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in south India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-perfect towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular holiday destination.
Day 3 MUNNAR
After Breakfast explore the tea gardens spread out like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometers. Munnar, with its lush green hills, is a destination so difficult to resist. It has a very small population and is too far from pollution, with most of the area covered by tea estates,visit the main attractions of Munnar which includes Eravikulam national park, the natural habitat of the local ibex, the NilgiriTahr. Once you’ve had your fill, it’s on to the Mattupetty dam, Echo Point and the rest of the town. Then head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4 MUNNAR | THEKKADY (95kms/04.00hrs drive)
After an early breakfast check out and drive towards Thekkady, the venue of the famous Periyar (Thekkady) Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the most well-maintained wildlife sanctuaries of south India. Spread out over an area of 777 sq km, the sanctuary boasts of a splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar river, which adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters as you cruise along the lake in the confines of a boat. Once you reach, check in at hotel for the night, you have the afternoon enjoy that boat ride on Periyar lake. Later visit a locally owned spice plantation to walk through the different varieties of Kerala Spices.
Overnight in Thekkady.
Day 5 THEKKADY | ALAPPUZHA (140kms/05:00hrs)
After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and transfer to Alleppey. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is known as ‘the Venice of the East’. Offering the best tourist places, this charming place is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters and is home to a huge network of backwaters and more than thousand houseboats.Check in to the hotel. After Lunch visit the beach and the neighborhood villages of Alappuzha
Overnight in Alappuzha
Day 6 ALAPPUZHA | KOVALAM (165km/04:30hrs)
After Breakfast enjoy a half day House boat cruise with lunch through the legendary backwaters of Kerala. One abounds in beauty and a veritable treasure trove of activities. If you are of an adventurous bent, then you can partake of some snorkeling or cycling. Overnight stay at Kovalam
On arrival check in to your hotel and overnight in Kovalam
Day 7 KOVALAM
After breakfast go on a half day city tour of the iconic spots of old Travancore Kingdom’s capital Trivandrum, includes Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Padmanabha Swami Temple and adjacent Palace etc. After noon enjoy the famous beach and the sunset in the Arabian sea.
Overnight in Kovalam
Day 8 DEPARTURE
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum Airport for your onward flight
Package cost on per person basis
No of pax
Using 4* dlx
Using 5* dlx
|The Fog Munnar
|Green woods resort
|Muthoot Cardamom County
|Sagara beach resort
|Turtle on beach
- 1 Nights in accommodation in Cochin
- 2 Nights in accommodation in Munnar
- 1 Nights in accommodation in Thekkady
- 1 Nights in Alleppey House boat
- 2 Nights in accommodation in Kovalam
- Full board meals in Houseboat
- All tour and transfer using standard car (4* dlx,5* & 5* Dlx option using Innova)
- Toll parking fee, Permit & Drivers bata
- All taxes
THE ABOVE PACKAGES DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Any Flight/train ticket
- Any service of vehicle not mentioned
- Any Lunch/Dinner not mentioned
- Any entry charges to monuments, park etc.
- Guide chares, Tips
- Any personal expense