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BEST OF KERALA TOUR

DURATION:10 NIGHTS/ 11 DAYS DESTINATIONS:KOVALAM-HOUSEBOAT-KUMARAKOM-PERIYAR-MUNNAR-COCHIN

Introduction

Discover the best of Kerala by enjoying the idyllic pleasure of beautiful sights here. Starting from the lovely beaches in Trivandrum, the always going to be remembered overnight cruise in Kovalam to the exploration of wildlife in Periyar and the eye soothing greenery in Munnar; Kerala has the nature’s most beautiful bounty to offer on this tour. Along with this, the awe-inspiring sights of structures like the St. Francis Church in Cochin, Sri PadmanabhaSwamy temple etc. will leave you wondering about the marvellous architectural finesse of southern India…

Day 1- Arrive Trivandrum (Kovalam)

On your arrival at the Trivandrum International Airport, you will be welcomed by our officials who will move you to a hotel in Kovalam (15 kms. away from Trivandrum) where beaches bathed in the warm sun will be a treat for your eyes. Unfolding of ‘THE BEST OF KERALA TOUR’ starts from here which will open the doors of a whole new magical South India for you.
Overnight stay in Kovalam.

Day 2- In Kovalam

Kick start your day with a ‘taste buds-enticing’ breakfast at Kovalam and then feel the ultimate visual bliss as you move on to discover one of the prettiest sights of Trivandrum in Sri PadmanabhaSwamy temple, the Napier Museum and Shree Chitra Gallery.
Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 3- Kovalam-Houseboat

After having your morning meal, move to Alleppey (The Venice of East) steering through the road covering 170 kms. in 4 hours. Check in to the houseboat for an overnight cruise which will leave you overwhelmed and will give you lots of golden moments to cherish as you dine in the candle light while floating on the calm backwaters of Kerala through palm lined canal under the star studded sky. Spend the night on board the houseboat.

Day 4- Houseboat-Kumarakom

Morning after breakfast, go off-board the houseboat to Kumarakom and shift to a resort nearby the shore for another ecstatic experience in a row. Kumarakom is a village situated on the shore of Vembanad Lake and truly amazing beauty is the word as we explore this place in the tall mangrove forests, fresh rice fields, giant coconut trees and water bodies ornamented with pretty white lilies.
Spend your night comfortably in the resort.

Day 5- Kumarakom-Periyar

A lip-smacking breakfast will be followed by a departure to Periyar by road covering a distance of 140 kms. in 4 hours. Being one of the most well preserved wildlife parks in southern India, exploring the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Entry 0600 hours to 1800 hours) will be give you an adrenaline rush as you’ll get to see the eclectic biodiversity here by venturing into the lap of nature by spotting various animal species like elephants, leopards, tigers , bisonsetc dwelling here. As you reach Periyar, you will be shifted to a resort where you enjoy your overnight stay.
Spend your night comfortably in the resort.

Day 6- In Periyar

Wake up in the dawn for a boat ride in the picture perfect Periyar Lake to catch the scenes of wild live! Chances to spot animals like Wild boars, elephants, sambars, grey herons etc. In the afternoon, after breakfast at hotel, walk through the jungle with a wildlife expert while looking at a wide variety of flora and fauna present here.
Relaxing overnight stay in the resort at the end of the day.

Day 7- Periyar-Munnar

Relish your morning meal after which you will be taken to Munnar by road (distance of 110 kms. covered in 4 hours) where on your arrival you will be moved to a hotel for a pleasurable overnight stay here. Famous for its lush green carpeted tea plantations, Munnar is a hill station of Kerala which is truly a visual treat for the tourists offering a rapturous kind of an atmosphere to them.

Day 8- In Munnar

Mouth-watering breakfast is served to you here at the hotel where you spend a leisurely day filled with relaxation and recreation. Have sweet dreams during the overnight stay here.
Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 9- Munnar-Cochin

Make a journey to Cochin by road after having your breakfast covering 150 kms. in 41/2 hours. Renamed as Kochi, Cochin (the commercial capital of Kerala) gives you a perfect view of coastal India with its palm covered lands. Check in to a hotel on your arrival here and watch the artists speak with their eyes while performing Kathakali, one of the most colourful and prodigal folk dance forms of India.
Overnight stay in Cochin

Day 10- In Cochin

The city tour of Cochin offers you an experience that will remain deeply embedded into a corner of your heart as you are taken to visit the oldest European Church in India: the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace built by the Portuguese, the Jewish Synagogue and the Chinese fishing nets.
Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 11- Departure

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel in Cochin and spend the day easing out in leisure until you depart for the Cochin International Airport so as to fly back home.

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STANDARD HOTELS (3*& GUEST HOUSES) PARK INTERNATIONAL KOVALAM OR SIMILAR, COVALAM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT BACKWATER RETREAT OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR LAS PALMAS HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR SEALORD HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN TOUR COST USD 1399 PER PER’S
DELUXE HOTELS (4*&HERITAGE) ISOLA DI COCCO OR SIMILAR, COVALAM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT EDASSERY KAYAL RESORT OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR LAS PALMAS HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR THE RENAI COCHIN OR SIMILAR, COCHIN TOUR COST USD 1499 PER PER’S
LUXURY HOTELS (5*&HERITAGE) VIVANTA BY TAJ – GREEN COVE OR SIMILAR, COVALAM HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT VIVANTA BY TAJ OR SIMILAR, KUMARAKOM SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR THE FOG RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN TOUR COST USD 1799 PER PER’S
Included Meals
Bfast
Lunch
Dinner
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3
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TRANSPORT TOYOTA ETIOS/TOYOTA INNOVA/ LUXURY BUS TOUR STAFF DRIVER(S), EXPLORE TOUR LEADER OR GUIDE GROUP SIZE GENERALLY 02 PAX TO 22 PAX Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Meals plan will be on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • English speaking guide/escort
  • All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature like mineral water, beverages, alcoholicdrinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc; Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’