Best of Kerala Tour RM1

10 Days From £0 (630 USD)

Join us on this ten day tour which includes; a visit to the Spice Plantation at Thekkady (Periyar), an Elephant ride on the periphery of the jungle at Thekkaday and a Houseboat trip at Backwaters...

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Cochin, India
End Location: Trivandrum International Airport, India
Accommodation: Hotels and Houseboat
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) no.14355305 and TAAI (Travel Agents Associa
Years In Business: 20

Tour Highlights

Kathakali Dance show, Cochin).
Spice Plantation at Thekkady (Periyar).
Boat ride on the lake, Thekkady (Periyar).
Visit to Tea Estates in Munnar.
Elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle at Thekkaday (Periyar).
Houseboat trip at Backwaters
Opportunity to avail the Ayurvedic massages
Sandy beaches of Kovalam

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
Accommodation on twin sharing basis in 4*/Heritage Hotels.
Breakfast at all the proposed places except Houseboat tour.
All meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay at Houseboat.
Expert English speaking guide during the sightseeing tours.
Elephant ride in Thekkady.
Jungle safari at Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Kathakali dance performance.
All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an air-conditioned Sedan car.
Airport pickup and transfers.
State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
All applicable taxes.

Excludes
Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
It also does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
Entrances to the monuments.
International airfares.

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive Cochin: Our representative will receive you at the Cochin International Airport and will escort you to the hotel. Remaining time is at leisure. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 02. Cochin – Kodanadu – Munnar: Morning drive to Munnar, en-route visiting Kodanadu elephant training Camp. Later proceed further and on arrival at Munnar, check in at the hotel. Remaining time is at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03. Munnar: After breakfast enjoy the local sightseeing of Munnar. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundale, Munnar is 1600 Meter above sea level. This majestic hill station was once the summer resort of the British government in South India. Visit to Mattupetty Dam, Kundale Lake and Echo point. Afternoon proceed to Rajamalai were the rarest species of mountain goat, Nilgiri Thars , can be spotted. Overnight stay is arranged at Munnar.
Day 04. Munnar – Periyar Tiger Reserve: After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Thekkady (04 Hrs); on arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed for an afternoon boat ride over Lake Periyar. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. You may enjoy the optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride during the day at an extra cost. Stay overnight in Thekkady.
Day 05. Periyar Tiger Reserve: Morning enjoy an elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle. Later enjoy a guided plantation tour during the day. Stay overnight at Periyar.
Day 06. Periyar – Alleppey: Morning after breakfast you will be transferred straightway to Alleppey. [Alleppey is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the Kuttanad region and renowned for its natural beauty. It is an ideal base to experience the typical Kerala lifestyle.] On arrival at Alleppey, check in at your backwaters resort situated in the heart of emerald backwaters. Remaining day is at your own discretion to enjoy different water sports (Optional) and Ayurvedic massages (Optional) at your resort.
Day 07. Alleppey (Houseboat trip): After a refreshing breakfast, set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. While cruising in these floating luxury-villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. Overnight stay in the houseboat
Day 08. Alleppey – Kovalam: Morning after breakfast, disembark from the houseboat and drive to Kovalam. On arrival, check in at your beach resort. This beach town ranked high among international tourists is an ideal destination to feel the tropical sun and to feel contented about the golden suntan. Water enthusiasts have a lot of beach activities to indulge in like - kayaking, swimming, surfing and skiing. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 09. Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam: After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Trivandrum- an ancient city, dating back to 1000 BC. This capital city of Kerala is a beautiful seaside metropolis built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India spreading over a total of 2,192 sq. km. Visit Padmanabhaswami Temple, Srichitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum and Zoo. Stay overnight at your beach resort.
Day 10. Kovalam – Trivandrum Transfer: Morning get dropped at Trivandrum International airport for your flight back home, feeling contented about a wonderful holiday you spent in the God’s Own Country .