TASTE OF KERALA

8d

COCHIN ~ MUNNAR ~ PERIYAR ~ KUMARAKOM ~ ALLEPPEY

TASTE OF KERALA
Places

COCHIN ~ MUNNAR ~ PERIYAR ~ KUMARAKOM ~ ALLEPPEY

Duration
8d
Region
South India
Experience
Beach, Adventure

Tour Itinerary

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DAY 01
ARRIVE COCHIN
DAY 02
COCHIN
DAY 03
COCHIN – MUNNAR (140 KMS/ 4 HRS)
DAY 04
MUNNAR
DAY 05
MUNNAR – PERIYAR (120 KMS/ 5 HRS)
DAY 06
PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM (150 KMS/ 4 HRS)
DAY 07
KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (40KMS / 1HR)
DAY 08
ALLEPPEY – COCHIN AIRPORT

DAY 01

ARRIVE COCHIN

Upon arrival in Cochin, you will be met and assisted by Splendour Holidays representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Cochin (Kochi) is spread across islands and promontories in a stunning location between the Arabian Sea and the Backwaters. The city was founded in 1341 AD, when a flood created a natural safe port, which became the principal harbour for Malabar Coast’s spice trade. Cochin was on the main trade route between Europe and China. The rulers invited people of various religions to settle here, attracting the Jews and the Christians who built places of worship and their own communities

Rest of the day to explore the place on your own

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 02

COCHIN

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later take a short tour of Cochin.

Cochin City Tour includes St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European church on Indian soil. After that, visit The Jewish Synagogue, which dates back to the 17th century and has pretty patterned floor tiles that were brought in from China. The Synagogue and Jewish Town in Mattancherry is home to the 20 odd Jews who still live in India, mostly old timers, they chose to stay on even after the creation of Israel. Lastly, visit the Chinese fishing nets resting on their cantilevered stands along the waters. The technique came from Kubla Khan’s court and till date serves the purpose for catching fresh water fish in large quantities.

Later in the evening, visit a Kathakali dance show.

Kathakali is a highly stylized classical Indian dance drama noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 03

COCHIN – MUNNAR (140 KMS/ 4 HRS)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Munnar

You will drive up the hills of Rubber & Pineapple plantations to get to Munnar. Your hotel will be at an altitude of about 5,500 feet above sea level. It is advisable to carry some light woollens for the evenings.

Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala and in Southern India. It was originally a comfort station among the hills built by the British planters. Get exposed to the best of Munnar – natural greenery, beautiful mountains and good climate.

On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 04

MUNNAR

After breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing tour of the high ranges.

Later, visit the Tea museum to see the processing of tea along with the history of tea in the region. There are other view points like Eravikulam National Park famous for Nilgiri Thar, Mattupetty Dam and scenic place and these tend to be very popular with tourists.

Afternoon, at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.


DAY 05

MUNNAR – PERIYAR (120 KMS/ 5 HRS)

After breakfast, drive through the plantations of tea and cardamom to reach Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 square kilometres, of which 360 square kilometres is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaiperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attraction of Periyar is the herds of wild elephants that frequently come down to play in the lake. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and nilgiri langurs.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Boat jetty for your boat cruise. Board a boat for a cruise on the lake to spot herds of wild elephants, wild gaur, otters, and wild boar (seat on boat basis). There have been changes in the forest regulations and the availability and timing of the boats will be subject to the ground conditions. Our local representative will brief you if there are any changes. The boat will cruise for 1 hr.

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 06

PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM (150 KMS/ 4 HRS)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kumarakom. On arrival, check in at the hotel

Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves, interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals, adorned with white lilies. Situated on the Vembanad Lake, this small water world offers plenty of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes that will take you into the heart of the scenic lake.

Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 07

KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (40KMS / 1HR)

After leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to a Houseboat in Alleppey for your backwater cruise. Sail along the tranquil backwaters and enjoy the village scenes along the canals. All meals will be served on the houseboat.

Overnight stay on a deluxe Houseboat (air conditioned).

Houseboats are popularly known as ‘Kettuvalloms’. Kettuvallom literally means 'stitched boat'. They are 70 foot long with a 30 tonnes capacity and are made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted with cashew nut oil. These Kettuvalloms were converted into houseboats and designed for comfortable cruise and overnight stay. The boat has two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials are used in the construction of the boat. A cook and a two-member crew would be there to attend you. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake


DAY 08

ALLEPPEY – COCHIN AIRPORT

After a refreshing breakfast, disembark from the houseboat. You will be transferred to the Cochin airport for your flight back home.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 7 nights on Single/Twin/Triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing & intercity transfers.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • All meals at the houseboat
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any early check in at hotels other than specified
  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any meals other than specified
  • Any international/domestic airfare other than specified.
  • Camera/Video Camera charges at monuments
  • Personal and health insurance coverage
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tip to driver, guides, hotel staff, telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.
  • Any beverages during the meals. The same will be as per actual consumption, locally payable.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in the published tariff

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