Kerala: Gods Own Country

Kerala: Gods Own Country5

Description

  • Destination : Cochin-Munnar-Periyar-Kumarakom-Alleppey
  • Duration : 8 Days & 7 Nights

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Arrive Cochin

    AYou will arrive at Kochi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you Exit the Arrival Terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.

    Arrival at hotel, check in.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day : 2 In Cochin

    Morning breakfast at the hotel proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin. Visit the oldest Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Fridays Saturdays & All the Jewish holidays) in India, built in 1568 also visit The Dutch Palace (Closed on Fridays) - which was built in 1555 and its coronation hall and murals at Ramayana are noteworthy features.

    Continue your drive to Chinese fishing nets. The cantilevered fishing nets line the entrance to the harbor.

    Your next stop will be St. Francis Church, originally named after Santo Antonio and dedicated to him as the Patron Saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first church to have been in the new European influenced tradition.

    In the evening you will be taken to a Kathakali Dance Show at a local theater.At the Kathakali dance center you will witness the most elaborate of the dance forms in southern India. Here you will witness the artists readying themselves up with the make up for the final performance.

    Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day : 3 Cochin – Munnar

    Today morning after breakfast drive down to Munnar (about 126 Kms / approx.4 Hrs drive).

    Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. proceed for a Hiking Tour and visit Tea Plantation as well as Tea Museum. Return to hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day : 4 Munnar – Thekkady (Periyar)

    After breakfast, proceed for Thekkadey (about 110 Kms/approx 3 Hrs drive),the town boarding the Periyar National Park is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is also famous for its spice and tea plantations.

    Upon arrival, proceed to check in at your hotel

    In the afternoon proceed to Periyar National Park to view the wildlife by boat.

    Return to hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day : 5 Thekkady (Periyar) – Kumarakom

    After buffet breakfast in the hotel, drive to Kumarakom (about 130 Kms / approx.4 Hrs).

    Upon arrival check in at your hotel.

    Remaining day is free for relaxation.

    Overnight at Hotel

  • Day : 6 Kumarakom – Alleppey

    Buffet breakfast is at the hotel and rest of the morning is at leisure.

    Later today embark your houseboat from Kumarakom boat jetty which will sail down gently on the backwaters of Kerala.

  • Day : 7 Alleppey – Cochin

    After breakfast onboard disembark from the houseboat at the Alleppey Jetty & drive to Cochin (65 Kms / 1.5 Hrs approximately).

    Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel

    Overnight stay at Cochin.

  • Day : 8 Departure Cochin

    Today in time our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and transferred you to International airport to board your flight.

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Our Tour cost Includes

  • Accommodation for 7 nights on Single occupancy / twin sharing basis.
  • Stay at all hotels on bed and breakfast basis except Houseboat which is on full board basis.
  • All transport services by AC Toyota Innova for 01 - 03 paying pax and by an AC tempo Traveller for 04 paying pax.
  • English speaking local guides for sightseeing as per the program.
  • Entrance fee to monuments as per the program (single entry only).
  • Common Boat Ride at Periyar.
  • Tea plantation tour in Munnar.
  • Kathaikali dance performance at Cochin.
  • Present Government Service Tax.

The Above tour cost Does Not Include

  • Any airfare, airport tax
  • Any visa fee
  • Any items of personal nature like tips to porters at hotels, laundry, telephone / fax calls, wifi usage, alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages, Camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses etc.
  • Any insurance
  • Any other services not mentioned in the “cost includes” section.

Remarks

  • Normal rates are not valid during peak season.
  • AC in houseboat will be operational from 2100 hrs till 0600 hrs.
  • Jewish Synagogue (Cochin) is closed on Fridays & Saturdays. Dutch Palace (Cochin) is closed on Fridays.
  • Tea Museum (Munnar) is closed on Monday.