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BOUTIQUE HOMESTAYS IN KERALA

DURATION:11 NIGHTS/ 12 DAYS DESTINATIONS:COCHIN-MUNNAR-PERIYAR-HOUSEBOAT-ALLEPPEY-MARAI

Introduction

Pure bliss is the word as while exploring the beauty of the spice garden of India (Kerala), you get a home-like experience during your 12 days holiday. Traditionally cooked food and welcoming hosts in a ‘home away from home’ is what is called the Keralite hospitality! Eden Gardens in Cochin, Rose Garden Homestay at Munnar, Pepper County at Periyar and Nelpura Heritage Homestay at Alleppey are a testimony to what has been stated above. That’s the essence of this tour ‘BOUTIQUE HOMESTAYS IN KERALA’. You also discover the calm countryside of coastal India during this tour as never before! And last but not the least, the Marari Beach and overnight cruise in Alleppey will surely leave you short of words to describe the awesomeness of your stay here.

Day 1- Arrive Cochin

On your arrival at Cochin, the commercial capital of Kerala and your first destination during ‘BOUTIQUE HOMESTAYS IN KERALA’, you will be received by our representatives who will take you to the Eden Gardens. Built almost 250 years ago in the fort Cochin acreage, Eden Gardens is the home of hospitable hosts Judith and Mel Cyprian offering a quiet and blissful stay to the visitors which is the reason why people express their enthusiastic intent to visit here again. Visitors also relish the delicious home-cooked food served here with love and care. The Homestay is maintained with cleanliness and has good air conditioned rooms.
Overnight Stay in Cochin.

Day 2- In Cochin

Start your morning with a yummy meal at the homestay after which you will be taken for a sightseeing tour. 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.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 3- Cochin-Munnar

Head start your journey for Munnar from Cochin (150 kms. in 41/2 hours). Famous for 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. On reaching Munnar, check into the Rose Garden Homestay which is built on a large acreage dedicated to growing cardamom, rubber and tea crops. Boasting of quiet and relaxing rooms and traditional porticos to have a look at the eye soothing plantation gardens, the Homestay qualifies to be an ecologically friendly accommodation. It is managed by the Tomy family (a local farming family) and is only a few kilometres away from Munnar.
Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 4- In Munnar

Wake up to having a finger-licking breakfast at the homestay and spend the day indulging in leisure. A feast to the eyes, visit to the expansive plantation gardens and (probable) visit to the Tea Museum will be a perfect recreational source for you. Enjoy your pleasurable overnight stay in Munnar.
Overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 5- Kumarakom-Periyar

On surya udaya, you will be served with a fulfilling morning meal after which you will be transferred to Periyar (your next destination) through road (110 kms. in 4 hours). Being one of the most *Same as the best of kerala tour for periyar wildlife sanctuary, day-5*up till dwelling here. Check in at the Pepper County here (a traditional Homestay close to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary) which is located on a field synonymous to its name as it supports the growth of spice gardens and has fruit trees also. In the evening, walk through the jungle with a wildlife expert while looking at a wide variety of flora and fauna present here.
Overnight stay in Periyar.

Day 6- Periyar-Houseboat

Have a scrumptious breakfast as the sunrise marks the beginning of another ecstatic day. Reach Alleppey from Periyar by road (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.
Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 7- Houseboat-Alleppey

Welcome the beautiful morning with breakfast and go ashore to Alleppey which is referred to as the ‘Venice of East’; credit goes to the plenty no. of waterways! This ‘net of veins’ (veins ~ waterways) comprising lagoons, canals and lakes, serves as the lifeline of Alleppey. Stay in the Nelpura Heritage Homestay here set alongshore, standing aside the ancestral residence of the Chacko family built 150 years ago and spend your night relaxing in here.
Overnight stay in Alleppey.

Day 8- In Alleppey

Have a hearty breakfast and get ready to soak yourself in rejuvenation throughout the whole day. Enjoy living in the Nelpura Heritage Homestay with clean, well maintained air conditioned rooms and stupendous Keralite architectural finesse and wood carvings art in here. Canoeing, walks through the rustic spaces and cooking classes will be the perfect recreation activities for you during your stay. Experience the joy of overnight stay in the peaceful surroundings of Nelpura Heritage Homestay.
Overnight stay in Alleppey.

Day 9- Alleppey-Marai

After relishing your breakfast, start for Marari by road (50 kms. in one hour) and check in to Marari Villas located on the seaside as you reach your destination. The Marari Villas were built by Rupert, a Britisher and Olga, his Russian spouse having two cottages and a three bedroom villa with small kitchens which are fully furnished with the equipments and supplies required. Spend whole night in Marari with the coastal aura all around!
Overnight stay in Marai.

Day 10- In Marari

Endure the exotic experience of spending the whole day in the ‘Marvellous Marari’ and behold the beauty of Southern India in your eyes at Marari Beach (Central Kerala’s best known beach) where the beautiful sea waves gently wash away the shore. Also known for the customary fishing villages and the typical country environment, explore Marari at its best for a fulfilling holiday tour. Shop in the nearby market places and enjoy your
Overnight stay in Marari.

Day 11- In Marari

Spend another tranquil day in Marari discovering the beauty of Coastal India!
Overnight stay in Marari.

Day 12- Departure

Have your morning meal and arrive at Cochin International Airport (by road covering a distance of 60 kms in one hour) to fly back home.

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STANDARD HOTELS (3*& GUEST HOUSES) SEALORD HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN LAS PALMAS HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT CITRUS RETREATS OR SIMILAR, ALLEPEY A BEACH SYMPHONY OR SIMILAR, MARARI TOUR COST USD 1550 PER PER’S
DELUXE HOTELS (4*&HERITAGE) THE RENAI COCHIN OR SIMILAR, COCHIN LAS PALMAS HOTEL OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT LEMON TREE VEMBANAD LAKE RESORT OR SIMILAR, ALLEPEY A BEACH SYMPHONY OR SIMILAR, MARARI TOUR COST USD 1799 PER PER’S
LUXURY HOTELS (5*&HERITAGE) THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL OR SIMILAR, COCHIN THE FOG RESORT & SPA OR SIMILAR, MUNNAR SPICE GROVE OR SIMILAR, PERIYAR HOUSEBOAT OR SIMILAR, HOUSEBOAT PUNNAMADA RESORT OR SIMILAR, ALLEPEY A BEACH SYMPHONY OR SIMILAR, MARARI TOUR COST USD 1999 PER PER’S
Included Meals
Bfast
Lunch
Dinner
12
2
2
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’