Best of Kerala Tour covers some of the highlighted cities like Cochin considered to be the “Gateway to Kerala”, Munnar a breathtaking landscape with Tea and spice plantation.Periyar abode for the wildlife lovers and of course Kumarakom for the backwaters cruise which is the centre of attraction for whosoever visiting this part of the country. An at last end your tour with beach destination Mararikulam.
09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered :
Cochin - Munnar – Periyar- Kumarakom- Alleppey – Kumarakom- Mararikulam
Day 1 : Arrive Cochin
Day 2 : Cochin Sightseeing – Munnar
At Cochin Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day free for relaxation. Evening go for traditional Kathakali dance show. Overnight at hotel.
Morning go for half day guided city tour of Cochin. Cochin is referred as the Gateway to God’s own country, Kerala.Cochin is a colonial name, and original name is Kochi. The interesting places to be visited are Chinese Fishing Net, Jewish Synagogue and Dutch Palace. These Chinese Fishing nets were brought by the traders from the Chinese ruler Kublai’s Khan Court. Jewish Synagogue was constructed in the year 1568 AD and is well ornamented by the Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Dutch Palace was the creation of the Portuguese but later in the 17th century it was presented to the King of Kochi. After sightseeing is over drive to Munnar a beautiful hill station filled with tea and spice plantation, was once the summer retreat of the Britishers. On arrival check in one of the hill resort.
Day 3 : Munnar
Today full day explore Munnar , pay visit to Kundale Tea Plantation, Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary,Rajmalai Park and High Range Club. Night stay at your resort.
Day 4 : Munnar – Periyar 110 Km / 03 Hrs
Leaving behind Munnar head to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by the high mountains of the Western Ghats. This Sanctuary is famous for the Tigers but apart from Tigers you can also see herd of elephants. On arrival check in jungle resort. Rest of the day free for own activities.
Day 5 : Periyar
Today morning leave for boat cruise to view the jungle activities where you can spot elephants, wild boar, sambar, and deer coming on the shore of the Periyar Lake. If you are lucky enough then you can also spot tigers coming to quench his thirst. Periyar Lake is the life line for all the faunas dwelling in the park. The vegetation is mainly of the moist deciduous type which mainly composes of marshy grasslands. The main fun is to watch the herds of elephant bathing in the Periyar Lake. Full day free to take the jungle activities. Night stay at resort.
Day 6 : Periyar - Kumarakom 130 Km / 03 Hrs
Morning head to Kumarakom, paradise for the backwater resorts. It is situated on the Vembanad Lake engulfed with mangrove forests and nestling in the coconut groves. One can have an exhilarating experience by taking boating and fishing activities.Kumarakom is also considered to be the ornithologist’s paradise due to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. On arrival check in one of the beautiful resort. Rest of the day free to enjoy the facilities of the resort.
Day 7 : Kumarakom – Alleppey (Backwater Cruise)-Mararikulam
Day 8 : Alleppey – Mararikulam 20 KM / 30 Minutes
Morning after breakfast embark the Deluxe Air-conditioned Houseboat which sails on the backwaters , taking you to some of the typical Kerala village where you can have the first hand experience of Kairali culture. See how toddy is tapped from the coconut tree, and how ropes are made of coir. The house boat has all the modern facilities with well fitted wash room and cozy bed room. Overnight stay at Houseboat..
Sail slowly to Alleppey then by road to Cochin (approx. 57 miles). Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 : Mararikulam
Day free to relax on the beach..
Day 10 : Mararikulam – Cochin 55 Km / 01 Hr
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Today in the meantime you will be transferred to the Cochin Airport to board your flight back to home or onward journey..
Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.