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Explore the lush green Kerala, one of the world's greatest travel destinations. Cruise through the palm-fringed backwaters, and visit islands, spice gardens, cathedrals, and more.
Spend twelve days discovering Kerala, located in South India, on a guided tour led by a professional
Fly into Kochi where you’ll be escorted to your hotel, while enjoying this ancient coastal city with beautiful beaches, lighthouses, museums, cathedrals and pulsating fish bazaars
Explore these sights on your two-night stay in Kochi then leave for Munnar, a place often voted as the world’s finest for its waterfalls, rivulets, spice and coffee plantations
Get a chance to see elephants and Tahir, the mountain goat, during a tour of the National Park
Stay in a luxury boat and cruise through the scenic backwaters of Kerala, stopping now and then to visit the islands.
Day 1 : Arrive Cochin
On arrival at Cochin airport our representative will meet you and will transfer you to the hotel. Cochin – “Queen of the Arabian Sea” has one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The ancient churches, palaces and synagogues in this city are famous. Afternoon – proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Cochin. Depart to Jew Street which is famous for the Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town. Visit St.Francis Church, first European church built in India in the early 16 th century and the famed Vasco Da Gama was buried in this courtyard. Thereafter visit the Dutch Palace in Mattanchery. (Jewish Synagogue - Free time in the Jew Street. It is fascinating & vibrant Narrow Street with many shops selling handicrafts, souvenirs, Antiques & Ethnic Garments. Later proceed to Fort Kochi and visit Famous Chinese fishing nets. Evening drive to a cultural centre to see a dance performance. Overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 2 COCHIN – MUNNARCheckout from the hotel after breakfast and proceed for a scenic drive to Munnar. Enroute visit the beautiful Cheeyapara & Valara waterfalls. Enjoy the breathtaking and glorious waterfall cascade down the seven steps. Arrive at Munnar and check in to the resort. Munnar - Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is situated 1600 Meter above sea level. Once the summer resort of erstwhile British Government in South India and the best hill station with sprawling tea plantations in the state. Blessed with a rich variety of flora and fauna with the most well known Neelakurinji (botanical name: Strobilanthus) flowering once in 12 years. Balance of the day you are at leisure to enjoy on your own. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 3 : Munnar
After breakfast proceed to Rajamala. Visit the Eravikulam National Park, the 97 sq km park with its irresistible grace and beauty is home to the endangered Mountain goats. Enjoy a guided short trek in the beautiful hill station. Afternoon - Visit the Mattupetty Dam built in the mountains. Later visit Echo point, a very popular place for the natural phenomenon. The echo that reverberates after hitting the distant hills is fascinating. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 4 MUNNAR –THEKKADY
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady. Situated within the confines of the Western Ghats , Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. Within it has a picturesque lake. Arrive at Thekkady and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 5 THEKKADY boating on periyar lake, spice plantation visit, Elephant safari, agricultural farm tour & sightseeing, nature walk, adventure trekking & camping, border hiking, bamboo rafting, jungle jeep safari, Kalaripayattu – the traditional martial art performance & Tribal art performance. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 6 THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM
Checkout from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Kumarakom. Kumarakom is a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. Balance of the day you are at leisure. Overnight stay at Kumarako
Day 7 KUMARAKOM
You are at leisure on this day to enjoy the backwater paradise at its best. Enjoy a visit to the nearby bird sanctuary; an ornithologist's paradise is a favorite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.
Day 8 KUMARAKOM – BACKWATERS CRUISE
Check out from the resort and drive to Alleppey. Arrive to Alleppey and board the houseboat at noon for a backwater cruise and for an overnight stay. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Overnight stay in houseboat.
Day 9 ALLEPPEY – KOVALAM
Disembark from the houseboat after a refreshing breakfast on board and drive to Kovalam. Enroute visit Thiruvananthapuram literally means 'the abode of Anantha', the snake God. The main attraction of the city is the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Vishnu (also known as Padmanabha) reclining on the snake Anantha. The imposing gopuram (gateway tower) and intricate sculptures of the temple make it a very popular tourist attraction. Later visit Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum which houses a collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Sri Chitra Art Gallery displays original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma which houses a collection of paintings from the Rajput, Mughal and Thanjore schools. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th century. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 10 KANYAKUMARI EXCURSION
Morning proceed for an excursion to Kanyakumari ( earlier known as Cape Comorin ).Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace.ess Parvati, the Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing the Mahatma's ashes are kept, the Vivekananda Memorial - built in memory of Swami Vivekananda exuding a calm and peace rarely found elsewhere and the Church of our Lady Ransom starkly etched against the beautiful shoreline. Drive back to Kovalam after the tour. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 11 KOVALAM- TRIVANDRUM –DEPART.
Check out from the resort and drive to Trivandrum airport. Board the flight back home.
Guided 12-day tour
Buffet breakfasts and dinners
All entrance and activities fees, parking fees, driver’s overnight fees, and photography charges
The cost does not include lunches, insurance of any kind and international flights.
We recommend you bring soft shoes for walking.
We serve vegan food also. If you are allergic to any food please let us know.