SERENE KERALA

From SGD $ 708

1N Cochin- 2N Munnar – 1N Thekkady – 1N Alleppey House Both – 2N Kovalam ( Kanyakumari Excursion)

 

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 01 Arrival in Cochin

Meet our representative upon arrival in Cochin and drive towards hotel to check-in. Enjoy city tour covering Mattanchery Palace- gifted to the king of Cochin, by Portuguese in 1555, about 500 year old Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, local spices market followed by colorful performing art – Kathakali Dance. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 02       Drive from Cochin to Munnar (120 km/approx. 4.5 hours) 

After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 03 Sightseeing in Munnar

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 04 Munnar – Thekkady (127 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Thekkady (Periyar) and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Thekkady is synonymous to uninterrupted hills, rich biodiversity and spice plantations. The place is best known for the Periyar National Park. In the afternoon, proceed for boat-ride at Periyar Lake, (At additional Cost) and in evening watch traditional Kalari show. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 05 Thekkady – Alleppey (130 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Alleppey and board your houseboat on arrival. Alleppey, "Venice of the East" has a large network of backwater canals that meander through the town, surrounding villages and Vembanad Lake. Cruise through the beautiful and scenic backwaters of Kerela, while you stay in houseboat. Overnight stay on houseboat.

 

Day 06 Drive from Alleppey – Kovalam (170 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards south of Kerala, Kovalam- located close to the state capital Trivandrum, it is internationally famed for its palm-fringed beaches and rejuvenating centers. This coastal town initially came to notice with the construction of Halcyon Castle by the last Maharani of Travancore - Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. With the arrival of hippies in 1970s, the place gained recognition as a tourist destination and is today renowned for its 17 km-long coastline, which is formed by three beautiful beaches - Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Kovalam.

 

Day 07 Excursion to Kanyakumari, with Trivandrum sightseeing

After breakfast, take excursion trip to Kanyakumari – visit the Vivekananda Memorial, Gandhi Museum and southernmost point. While returning, also cover Napier Museum, Art Gallery and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Return to Kovalam. Overnight stay in Kovalam.

 

Day 08       Departure from Trivandrum

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for return flight back home.

 

Tour Concludes

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

 

  • 7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms.
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

 

 

NOTE:

Monument Closed On

Cochin - Jewish Synagogue will be closed on Friday/Saturday/Jewish Holidays

Cochin - Mattanchery Palace will be closed on Friday

Munnar - Eravikulam National Park will be closed in the month of February & March

Munnar - Tata Tea Museum will be closed on Monday

Houseboat Check in time will be 1200 hrs and Check out time will be 0900 hrs.

The houseboat would be anchored from 1700 hrs till the next morning.

Air conditioner on the houseboat will remain “ON” from 2100 hrs to 0700 hrs.

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