Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered :Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Mararikulam - Cochin
The tour enables you to explore some of the illustrious attractions of Kerala like Cochin, Munnar and Mararikulam as well the Periyar and witness the rich wildlife here
Day 01 : Arrival Cochin
Arrival at the airport. Received by our tour representatives and transfer to the hotel transfer. Popularly known as the spice coast of India, Cochin offers some provoking snips of history and culture. Relax at the hotel and later in the evening a sunset cruise. Nightlong stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Cochin
Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cochin and visit some of its famous attractions like the Jewish Synagogue also known as the Jew Town, the Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church( the oldest European Church in India), Spice market, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing nets believed to be brought by the Chinese traders in the 15th century. Enjoy your evening with some amazing Kathakali performances, a dance form of Kerala that comprises great story telling, colorful make-up and amazing costumes. All night long stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Cochin - Munnar
Drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar, nestled at an elevation of 1600 meters. Explore the erstwhile British administration in the southern part of India that embraces a colonial charm and is highly known for its tea plantations. It is also famous for its rolling hills, gushing waterfalls, far-flung estates, crossroads and lush green valleys. Check-in at hotel and relax. Enjoy the rest of the day at Munnar and explore its natural beauty and unrivalled serenity. Get back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 : Munnar
Visit the tea museum and Eravikulam National Park (famous for housing the Nilgiri Thar mountain goat and other species) or walk to the far-flung tea estates and enjoy its ultimate tranquility. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Munnar - Periyar
Head on to Periyar, one of the famous and oldest tiger reserves famous for its spice plantations, cockling hills, elephant sightings. You can spend the entire at leisure or can visit the spice plantations where you can explore the enticing aura filled with fragrances of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, pepper etc., and can know some facts about their growth, harvest and processing. Enjoy a boat ride in the evening and enjoy sight of elephants and other animals. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Periyar
Enjoy your day with a three hour escorted jungle trek or indulge in a trail comprising treks and bamboo rafting. Also enjoy a body regenerating massage. Get back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07 : Periyar - Houseboat
Reach Kumarakom and board a private houseboat popularly known as 'Kettuvalloms' that will take you across the mesmerizing Backwaters comprising coves, canals and lakes. Enjoy the most comfy stay at the luxurious boats that comprises well appointed bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Here you can bask some really nice experience, whether it’s sunbathe on the deck or the scenic views of the surroundings. You can also find some locals with their canoes selling vegetable, household goods as well as some. You can also make a stop at the paddy fields, villages and other places on the way. Get back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08 : Houseboat - Mararikulam
Debark in the morning and visit Mararikulam-the fishermen village. Check in at the resort. Nestled along some of the most serene beaches, the resorts offer astoundingly beautiful aura and environs that you will surely fall in love with. The region of Marari houses awe-inspiring surroundings have been preserved by its native fishermen very carefully. Enjoy some leisure time at the beach resort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Mararikuklam
Enjoy the day with some leisure time on the beach. Bike along the beauteous coastal roads of Marari and enjoy some enchanting views from the fishermen's villages till the Arthumkal Church. You can also pay a call to the town of Alleppey and explore its markets, historical buildings etc., moreover, you can also visit the coir factories around the village. Nightlong stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Mararikulam - Cochin - Departure
Transfer to Cochin airport followed by a departure that brings an end to this journey.
- Accommodation on double/twin room basis.
- Daily breakfast in the hotels.
- If houseboat is included in package, all meals will be provided in houseboat.
- Boat ride in Periyar Lake.
- Kathakali Dance show in Kochi.
- Kalaripayattu Show in Periyar.
- Assistance on arrival in Kochi.
- All present applicable taxes.
- Any monument entry fees / camera fees.
- Any meal, which is not mentioned above.
- Any guide charges.
- Any air / train fare.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks, laundry, any meal.