5 Nights / 6 Days
An exotic strip to the west of South India, Kerala, makes India all the more Incredible and Irresistible. One of “...
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An exotic strip to the west of South India, Kerala, makes India all the more Incredible and Irresistible. One of “The Ten Paradises of the World” and “50 places of a lifetime” it lies on the Malabar Coast; between the hilly Western Ghats on the east, which is lush and manicured with tea, coffee and spices plantation and Arabian Sea on the West, which washes its 550 km beautiful shoreline. In between, it is criss-crossed by over 40 rivers, tributaries, backwaters, lagoons and many little islands.
Cochin - Hotel Abad Atrium
Munnar - Hotel Sterling Terrance Green
Kumarakom - Hotel Whispering Palms
Kumarakom - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Arrive Cochin Airport and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast enjoy City tour of Cochin - Visit the Mattancherry Dutch Palace - (closed on Fridays and public holidays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Visit a Jewish Synagogue-(closed on all Saturdays and Jewish holidays) in Jew Town and Fort Cochin Area. There are a couple of streets of picture-postcard houses out of another age. Visit St. Francis Church - (closed for visitors on Sundays from 08.00 to 11.00 hrs) the oldest European Church in India. It has several antiquities including a wealth of records. See the Chinese Fishing Nets, along the tip of Fort Cochin unique to this part of Kerala and living symbols of a centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast. Later depart to Munnar by road. Arrive Munnar and transfer to hotel. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour of Munnar. Enjoy the serene views which Munnar offers owing to its famous tea plantations, and visit Eravikulam National Park to watch the rich flora and fauna of the region. (Eravikulam National Park is shut from 15 Jan to 15 Mar; during these dates Park visits cannot be done but all other sightseeing tours shall be provided as per the itinerary). In the afternoon, visit Mattupetty Lake and Dam and Echo Point, famous for its echo phenomenon. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast depart for Thekkady by road. Arrive Thekkady and transfer to hotel. The town also houses one of world’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries. Lying at an altitude of 700-1900m above sea level, Periyar has a cool and comfortable climate. In the afternoon, proceed for the nearby activity camp. Enjoy an Elephant ride through a small spice plantation and witness Kalaripayattu – an ancient South Indian martial art and one of the oldest fighting systems in existence today. Later visit the spice market at Kumily where you can buy fresh spices. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning enjoy boat ride on Lake Periyar. The Park encompasses 26 sq. km. of artificial lake take a boat ride on the lake to view wild life and water birds. Herds of elephants and bison come to the lake to drink water. Return to hotel, checkout and depart for Kumarakom by road. Evening Sunset Cruise on backwaters. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast depart for Cochin by road for onwards journey. Transfer to airport in time to board your flight.