Around Kerala in 08 Days




OVERVIEW:
Enjoy 7 Nights & 8 Days in Kerala aptly called “God’s own country”. This eclectic tour lets you explore, enjoy and experience exclusive delights of Kerala. Explore ancient European and Jewish history and architecture in Cochin’s church and synagogue, encounter exotic wildlife and nature at Periyar National Park, and take a romantic cruise on a houseboat over the shimmering backwaters of Alleppey. Experience 5000 years old Ayurveda Magic in a spice/herb garden, witness miles and miles of never ending manicured tea-plantation. Spend time leisurely at Kovalam beach, one of the most popular beaches of Kerala, laid out in the calm environs of nature, and famous for its red-white striped tall lighthouses, rocky promontory, pristine beaches, and a vibrant hippie era past. The tour ends at Kanyakumari, India’s southernmost tip dotted with ancient temples, spiritual sites and scenic beaches.


Pick Up: 09:00 AM
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days


TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrival at Cochin + Sightseeing
Our representative will greet you on your arrival and assist you in transfer to Cochin hotel. Later, proceed for Cochin sightseeing tour. You’ll first visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, Next, proceed to the Jewish Synagogue, India’s oldest active synagogue, built in 1568. Next visit the Chinese fishing nets and find out how these huge nets are operated by the fishermen. Later, visit the historic town of Fort Kochi. Located adjacently is Mattancherry, a once bustling spice trade center. Overnight stay at a hotel in Cochin.

Day 02: Cochin-Munnar (140 Km / 04 Hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed on a beautiful drive to Munnar. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, watch the millennial old iconic classical dance drama of Kerala, Kathakali. Overnight stay at a hotel in Munnar.

Day 03: Munnar
After breakfast, proceed to explore Munnar. Munnar is a sight to behold with exquisite natural beauty.Visit the lush and vast tea gardens, exotic spice/herb plantation, the Tea Factory, a local chocolate factory, Mattupetty Lake and Dam, and Echo Point. Also visit Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered mountain goat - Nilgiri Tahr. Overnight stay at a hotel in Munnar.

Day 04: Munnar-Thekkady (110 Km / 3 and ½ Hrs.)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for Thekkady, a place blessed with elephants, unending chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. On arrival, check in to the Hotel. Later visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected reserve for the elephants and the tigers. It is one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India, spanning an area of 935 sq. km and replete with scenic beauty and rich biodiversity, set high at the Western Ghat Mountain ranges.
Return to the hotel. Indulge in a relaxing Kerala Ayurveda spa (Optional).
Overnight stay at a hotel in Thekkady.

Day 05: Thekkady-Alleppey (Houseboat)
After breakfast drive to Alleppey, often called Venice of the East,owing to its picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches & lagoons. On arrival, you will board the Houseboat that will take you on a cruise around the stunning backwaters, where you can sight the local life and business. Enjoy dinner on-board.
Overnight stay in a houseboat at Alleppey.

Day 06: Alleppey - Kovalam (160 Kms / 05 Hrs)
Enjoy breakfast and leisure time on houseboat. Later at 0900 Hrs. boat arrives at Alleppey finishing point jetty. Check out from houseboat and drive to Kovalam. Upon arrival, spend rest of the day at leisure at the serene Kovalam beach. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kovalam.

Day 07: Kovalam-Kanyakumari (80 Km / 2 Hrs.)s)
Enjoy breakfast then check out from the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari. En route, visit Padmanbhapuram Palace – abode of the Rajas of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore.Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – the southernmost tip of India. Visit the 3000 year old Devi Kanyakumari Temple. Later, proceed to the famous Vivekananda Memorial which marks the popular site where spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda had meditated on a rock off the coast. In the evening return to the hotel.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kanyakumari.

Day 08: Kanyakumari - Trivandrum (101 Kms / 03 Hrs) -Departure
After breakfast, departure transfer to Trivandrum Airport as per your flight schedule.


Tour Price (per person)
USD 1103/- Rs.71,695/-

Inclusions:

  • Hotel Pick up & drop off (Selected hotels only).
  • 7 nights accommodation using 3 star hotels on Single/ Twin/ Triple sharing basis.
  • Room with Breakfast in all hotels/ houseboat
  • Room with all meals during stay in Deluxe Houseboat at Alleppey ( the air-conditioner will work only from 08:00 PM to Next day morning 05:00 AM)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Airport transfers along with assistance at Cochin and Trivandrum.
  • Professional English-Speaking local guide during sightseeing.
  • Entry fees for Kathakali dance show
  • Entry fees for Tea plantation and Spice plantation.
  • 1 Mineral Water Bottles per person per day in the car.
  • All expenses related to the Vehicle i. e. Toll taxes, car Parking, Fuel charges etc.
  • All Applicable Local & Govt taxes.

Exclusions:

  • Domestic / International Airfare.
  • Any monument fees. Entry fees to the Periyar National Park, Thekkady
  • Any personal expenses, tips to Guide & Driver.
  • Supplement cost for Ayurveda Spa is USD 60/- per person
  • Alcoholic drinks. Any meals other than mentioned above. Any other services which are not mentioned above.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health and roadblocks and / or any factors beyond control.

Additional Information:-

  • The tour price given above is per person. If yours is a group of 05 or more, it will get discounted. Reach us to know the discounted offer.
  • All the overnight tours need to be confirmed a week before the tour commencement date , as it involves hotel and flight reservations.
  • You may get the internal flight tickets booked on your own. However, we can always assist you provided that we receive the airfare payment in advance. Any increase in fare at the time of actual reservation will be charged extra on actual. Flight tickets booking closer to the travel dates usually result in higher airfares.


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