"Kerala God's Own Country"


Kerala - This exquisite land is located to the south west of India. The Almighty integratedall expressions of nature into this beautiful land. Kerala tour packages start here: Serenebeaches , Hill stations , Wild life sanctuaries , lulling backwaters. Kerala Honeymoontour begins here Houseboat travel in Kumarakom and Alleppey backwaters, natural healthtreatment "Ayurveda" , altogether makes Kerala a "Gods Own Country". Holidays in Keralahas a green and enchanting experience.



Cochin – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Houseboat – Kovalam – Trivandrum

Itinerary

Day 01: Cochin -Munnar

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Arrival at Cochin Airport (assistance on arrival) and drive to Munnar (140 km – 4 Hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 02: Munnar

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Spend the day with local sightseeing. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. Munnar was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Local sightseeing of Munnar includes visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, "Nilgiri Thars", can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.

Day 03: Thekkady

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After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (110 km, 3 Hours drive), on arrival check into the hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Thekkady - one of the world's most fascinating wild life reserves. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit, Bamboo Rafting, Trekking and Elephant Ride can be done at an extra cost. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady.

Day 04: Kumarakom

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After early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom (170 km – 05 Hours drive) on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon proceed for local sightseeing in and around Kumarakom - a tiny backwater hamlet perched on the western banks of the Vembanadu Lake. The stretch of backwater is spread over 900 sq. km. The hamlet clings to tradition and the local population prefers to live adhering to their old ways. Choose a canoe, motor boat or a houseboat and devour the beauty of this backwater paradise at its best. Overnight stay is arranged in Kumarakom.

Day 05 :Alleppey

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Early morning around 6.00 AM proceed for bird sanctuary visit. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Alleppey (40 km – 1 Hour drive) - this is a quaint town flanked by the Arabian Sea in the west and has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. Alleppey is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year and is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Check into the houseboat on arrival (check in time 1.00 pm). Enjoy the day with a backwater cruise on the Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay is on the houseboat.

Day 06 : Kovalam

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After breakfast check out from the houseboat at Alleppey (check out time 9.30 am) and drive to Kovalam (180 km – 4 Hours drive) on arrival check into the hotel. Evening enjoy at Kovalam Beach. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 07 : Kovalam

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Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum after breakfast - an ancient city with a tradition dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total area of 2,192 sq.km. Sightseeing tour is comprehensive with the visits to Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Overnight stay is arranged in Kovalam.

Day 08:

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After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum Airport (15 KM) for onward journey.



Inclusions


  • Our Personal Care & Attention
  • Hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • Daily breakfast inclusive of hotel taxes
  • All Transfers & sightseeing by A/c Vehicle
  • Toll tax, parking charges & driver allowance as per the tour itinerary
  • All applicable taxes.

Exclusions


  • Air fare, Rail fare, Insurance Premiums, etc.
  • Guide charges
  • Any meals where not specified
  • Any monument/museum entrance fees
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks & telegrams etc.
  • Any increase in transport fare and Hotel fare prior to departure
  • Anything not given in "Cost Includes" head.


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